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NEWS: Happy International Dance Day, 29th April 2017

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Dance is powerful and today is a day to celebrate all that it can do.

International Dance Day was introduced in 1982 by the International Dance Council to encourage people around the world to share in the magic of dance.

As a dance writer, dance teacher, dance student and dance fan, I am thankful every single day for the opportunities that dance has given me to thrive as an individual. Dance can move us, make us think and connect us to others. It can brighten the darkest days and inspire people of all ages to explore their creative and physical potential.

My own participation in dance classes as a toddler was pure serendipity, yet dance is an overwhelmingly important part of my life. For this reason, I believe that everyone ought to have the chance to learn to dance – and to watch and appreciate dance performances. The International Dance Council promotes International Dance Day to urge people who may not normally engage with dance to strive to do so. Dance has always featured in human culture but its significance is now often overlooked as an art form, particularly in education.

We need to remember that dance, in all its forms, matters!

 

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Written by Georgina Butler

April 29, 2017 at 7:00 am

NEWS: Happy International Dance Day, 29th April 2016

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Today ought to be spent mostly dancing as April 29th is International Dance Day!

Every year on this day, dance lovers urge everyone across the globe “to revel in the universality of the art form. We unite in our efforts to surpass all political, cultural and ethnic barriers and bring people together with a common language: dance”.

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Written by Georgina Butler

April 29, 2016 at 10:15 am

NEWS: Happy International Dance Day, 29th April 2015

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I dance. Therefore, I am.

Dancers all over the world are celebrating International Dance Day today.

Dance has always been an essential part of my life and I am a dedicated advocate. Dancing offers so many physical, psychological, emotional and social benefits – everyone should seize the chance to dance!

Dancing promotes a healthy and active lifestyle, helps to build confidence, teaches the value of hard work and perseverance, encourages creativity and expression, relieves stress, brings people together and fosters artistic appreciation. And, above all else, dancing is really good fun!

 

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Written by Georgina Butler

April 29, 2015 at 10:00 am

NEWS: Happy International Dance Day, 29th April 2014

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“Any problem in the world can be solved by dancing” 
(James Brown)
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“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once”
(Friedrich Nietzsche)

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Dance is an overwhelmingly positive force in my life and today the art form will be celebrated all over the world (and shared with anyone and everyone!).

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Written by Georgina Butler

April 29, 2014 at 11:00 am