I was catching up on my favorite reality show, So You Think You Can Dance, and realized that today is National Dance Day!
National Dance Day was originally launched by Nigel Lythgoe, co-creator of So You Think You Can Dance and co-president of Dizzy Feet Foundation. The mission of Dizzy Feet Foundation is “to improve and increase access to dance education in the United States through grants which support programs serving low-income populations and educational institutions working with talented individuals.” National Dance Day was first introduced in 2010, and has continued each year to promote health, wellness, and fun, through dance.
Every year, Dizzy Feet Foundation creates at least 1 short routine for dancers of all levels to perform. I spent time browsing current and past National Dance Day submissions, and was continuously amazed at the level of talent and enthusiasm demonstrated around the world. Check out some of my favorites, and feel free to start practicing your routine for next year!
National Dance Day 2010 – On Ice
National Dance Day 2013 – Flash Mob
National Dance Day 2016 – with Daddies