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NATIONAL DANCE DAY – Third Saturday in September

NATIONAL DANCE DAY – Third Saturday in September

NATIONAL DANCE DAY

Break out into a twirl or two-step on National Dance Day on the third Saturday in September. Created as a day to raise awareness about and to encourage Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and combat obesity.

As a cardiovascular exercise, dancing offers numerous benefits. The activity may be low or high impact. However, either one will increase aerobic fitness. Other benefits of dancing include:

  • improved muscle tone
  • weight management
  • flexibility and strength
  • strong bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis
  • improved balance
  • increased cardiovascular health
  • enhanced opportunity for social interaction
  • helps boost mood

Also, age doesn’t matter. Your dancing partner may be a child or someone 20 years your senior. No matter how skilled you are, there’s always a new step to learn, too.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalDanceDay

Turn on a favorite song and dance. Enroll children in dance classes. While you’re at it, sign yourself and a partner up for them, too. You’ll improve your health and your social life while engaging with someone you care about. Invite friends to join you and learn as a group. What better way to #CelebrateEveryDay than to start out dancing?

Types of Dances to Learn:

  • Ballroom
  • Jazz
  • Tap
  • Ballet
  • Country Western
  • Hip Hop
  • Contemporary
  • Square Dance
  • Line Dance
  • Latin

Post on social media using #NationalDanceDay to encourage others to do so as well.

NATIONAL DANCE DAY HISTORY

National Dance Day was launched in 2010 by  “So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation co-president Nigel Lythgoe. When the observance achieved national recognition when in 2010, a long-time proponent of healthy lifestyles, American Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton stepped up. She introduced a resolution to promote a national day for dance education and physical fitness.

DATES
September 21, 2019
September 19, 2020
September 18, 2021
September 17, 2022
September 16, 2023
September 21, 2024
September 20, 2025
September 19, 2026
September 18, 2027
September 16, 2028
September 15, 2029

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