National Dance Day

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Dancers participate in a National Dance Day event at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2018

National Dance Day 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.[1] 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.[2][3]

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".[4]

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  1. ^ "National Dance Day". Archived from the original on October 27, 2015. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  2. ^ "National Dance Day Being Recognized with Official Act of Congress". July 23, 2010. Archived from the original on June 4, 2013.
  3. ^ MacIntyre, April (July 29, 2010). "SYTYCD final four have their say to the fans, the pressure is on". Archived from the original on August 28, 2010. Retrieved August 1, 2010.
  4. ^ "So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation Reveals Eight Finalists",, July 26, 2016

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