National Dance Day is a holiday which is celebrated annually on the last Saturday in July. It is a holiday that was created by Nigel Lythgoe – the co-creator and one of the judges on the television program “So You Think You Can Dance” as well as the co-president of the Dizzy Feet Foundation – in 2010. It is a holiday that encourages Americans to embrace dancing as a way to fight obesity and improve their health.
History of National Dance Day
In 2010, co-creator and judge of “So You Think You Can Dance” created National Dance Day to encourage the American public to exercise more and fight obesity. That same year, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced a resolution to Congress that would make National Dance Day an official holiday and as of 2016, has submitted the very same resolution each and every year. Each resolution does the following things: One, it supports the designation of National Dance Day to encourage dance education and dance; Two, says that dance is an important contribution to the encouragement of physical fitness and the reduction of obesity; and Three, commends Nigel Lythgoe for his leadership in promoting this holiday.
National Dance Day Customs & Celebrations
Every year, the Dizzy Feet Foundation takes user-submitted videos of people dancing and posts them to its Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as its website. Also on this day, many dancing events and contests are held all over the country.