International Dance Day 2021: Date, History, Theme, Significance, Facts & Quotes


International Dance Day 2021 – Thursday, April 29! Dancing is the most liberating feeling in the world. It is the activity that helps to distress, lose inertia, meet amazing people who are into the same thing, ultimately it helps to express what one might be feeling or going through at the moment. Hardly anything in the world matches the feeling of getting up on your feet and shaking those legs of your to some music you can’t help but groove!

So, dancers around the world love International Dance Day 2021. Whether one might be into ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, robotic, rumba, street dance, or any local traditional dance, it is the perfect day for showcasing those moves you have got in your sleeves.

When is International Dance Day 2021?

International Dance Day 2021
International Dance Day 2021

International Dance Day 2021 always falls on Thursday, 29th April. Why you might be curious, bear with us and you will find out.

Significance and History of International Dance Day:

While Dance as art or medium of expression has been around the block for thousands of years, International Dance Day is a recent phenomenon in comparison. The International Dance Committee collaborated with UNESCO and established the International Dance Day. It was the year 1982 when it happened and the 29th of April was the chosen day for celebration. The birthday of the famous dance Jean-Georges Noverre who created the modern ballet dance form falls on the same day and thus this date was chosen. The flash dance made its presence a year after the establishment of the day.

The main intention of International Dance Day is for celebrating dance, make people revel in the universality of the art form, cross all sorts of barriers, and bring people together through the common language of dance. Each year an amazing dancer or choreographer from any part of the world is selected by the International Dance Committee of ITI to write a message for the celebratory day which is then translated and transmitted around the world for dancers and dance lovers.

How to Celebrate International Dance Day 2021?

If you are wondering how to celebrate the day, you have come to the right place. Check out the below-mentioned activities you can participate in for the celebration of the day.

Dance like Nobody’s Watching

Most of us shy away from dancing thinking that we might embarrass ourselves. So, on this day just let go of that crippling inertia and lose yourselves to that amazing music you can’t help grooving.

Dance like Everybody’s Watching

Paradoxically speaking dance like everybody’s watching without caring a and lose yourself to the dance. If you love appreciation that performs your dance in a place where people can see you.

Take a Dance Class

If you love to dance but don’t know how to do it, then participate in a dance a class. This day is the perfect excuse for you to enroll yourself in a dance class. Better yet be a self-learner and practice home if that makes you comfortable.

Participate in a local dance event

You can also choose to participate in a dance event within your neighborhood and flash those amazing moves of yours for others to enjoy.

Watch a dance show

You can simply watch a dance show for participating in the celebration of the day. There is no rule book for celebrating such days you know!

Why do We love to Celebrate Happy International Dance Day?

This is a special day for dancers around the world as it allows us to align ourselves to our goals. The dream has always been simple- bring the world closer through the bonding of dance whatever form it might be and create a world of friendship, love, peace, joy, and harmony. Dancing transcends all barriers that make us feel alone and creates a world of belonging. So, we love to celebrate the day which makes us feel at home through its expression.


So, let’s just dance and wash off ourselves through the amazing form of art on this year’s International Dance Day.


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