International Dance Day: History, Significance


New Delhi: International Dance Day is observed every year on April 29. The day aims to encourage participation and education in dance through events and festivals that are held all over the world. On International Dance Day, it’s time to help each other battle the isolation and loneliness amid the raging coronavirus pandemic. International Dance Day is a great opportunity to spread awareness and help people become more resilient when faced with mental or emotional challenges amid COVID-19 Pandemic.

International Dance Day history

Back in the year 1982, the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) created the International Dance Day. ITI was the main partner for the performing arts of UNESCO. Since its inception, ITI has always got eminent dancers and choreographers to write the message that has to be circulated throughout the world.


The main objective of the day is to celebrate dance and promote all its forms across all political, cultural, and ethnic barriers to bring people together. The International Theatre Institute selects a well-known dance personality each year to help publicise the day.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, outdoor activities are restricted or prohibited. But you can still spread the message of dance from your homes. You can also make short videos of your performance and upload them on social media for your viewers.

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