National Dance Day
National Dance Day is on July 29th and was created by Nigel Lythgoe, the co-creator of So You Think You Can Dance and co-president of the Dizzy Feet Foundation. It takes place in the United States on the last Saturday
in July. It was founded and officially recognized in 2010 when American congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced a National Dance Day resolution to promote dance education and physical fitness.
As of 2016, the event continues annually and "encourages Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and combat obesity".
- International Dance Day - April 29
- National Dance Week - last week of April
- National Tap Dance Day - May 25
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