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International Dance Day 2022: Learn About The History & Significance

International Dance Day is a day dedicated to celebrating and educating people about the benefits of dancing.
Published -25 Apr 2022, 14:03 ISTUpdated -29 Apr 2022, 13:03 IST
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  • Published -25 Apr 2022, 14:03 ISTUpdated -29 Apr 2022, 13:03 IST
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The world celebrates International Dance Day every year on 29th April, 2022. The day is celebrated to honour dancing, a form of art that crosses any political, cultural, and ethnic boundaries.

As a passionate dancer, I would describe dancing as a way of moving to another zone, a temporary escape from the stresses of everyday life. When I dance, I forget about all my difficulties and experience an indescribable joy.

The International Dance Day is very close to the heart of every dancer. Read on to know about the history and significance of this day.

History Of International Dance Day

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The Dance Committee of ITI, UNESCO's main partner for the performing arts, first marked International Dance Day in 1982. Every year the International Dance Day is celebrated to mark the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre, the creator of modern ballet.

The day of celebration was started in order to celebrate dance, spread the message of benefits of dance and to bring people together. 

Jean-Georges Noverre was born in 1727. He was a brilliant ballet master and a great reformer of dance. He died in the year 1810.

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Significance Of International Dance Day

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The International Dance Day is observed with the aim of encouraging art and culture, as well as raising public knowledge about the "art of dance." The day is also celebrated to promote the multiple benefits of dancing, to recognize dance as a stress reliever, a way of celebrating happiness and expressing oneself, and as an activity that brings people together.

Through numerous activities and festivals held across the world, the day encourages individuals from all walks of life to participate in dancing. Various events, such as open-door classes, exhibitions, articles, street shows, and special performances, are held all over the world on this day.

Dancing is known to improve mental health, physical health and emotional health. It is also good for increasing self confidence as well as helps in suppressing emotions.

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How Can You Make Dance A Part Of Your Daily Life?

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Even if you are not confident in your dancing abilities and believe you are a lousy dancer, you should still incorporate them into your daily routine for health benefits. And if you think you're a fantastic dancer but are having trouble finding time to practise, you may use these suggestions to help you out.

1. Make A Dance Playlist

Most of us listen to music while doing something, such as cooking, exercising on a treadmill, or completing some household duties. So, when you're making a playlist for these chores, include music that will keep you pumped up. Groove a little while listening to these tracks to get a little comfort of dancing. Make a playlist with one song for each part of your workout, or make a playlist with fresh music to get you going during warm-ups.

2. Go To A Dance Club/ Restaurant

When going out clubbing or eating out, choose a venue with a nice dance floor and DJ. Whenever you get some time, go to the dance floor and show-off your moves. Trust me, even 5-10 minutes of dancing there will leave you satisfied.

3. Make Short Videos Of Your Performance

To keep yourself motivated, make a video of yourself every time you dance, even if it's only for a few minutes. When you have some free time, review your video and try to improve on your mistakes for the next time. You can also share your dance videos on social media sites if you wish.

If you are a dance enthusiast like me, share how you manage time to make dancing a part of your regular lives. Celebrate the occasion of International dance day to the fullest. Connect with us by commenting on our Facebook or Instagram pages. 

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