In case you didn’t know, Saturday, July 29th is the 8th annual National Dance Day. Founded by Nigel Lythgoe (that’s right, the SYTYCD judge), National Dance Day was established to teach people about dance and share it with as many people as possible. It’s going to be a day dedicated to dance and dancers everywhere! Here’s how you can participate:
Learn the Routine
Every year, the Dizzy Feet Foundation puts together a routine for dancers to learn across the country. This year's routine is sponsored by YouTube Red and Step Up: High Water. You get to learn a dance from some of your favorite Step Up dancers, and learn and perform original choreography - with your own added flair!
Share Your Dance
Why learn a routine that no one is going to see? The Dizzy Feet Foundation wants to see you perform their routine! All you have to do is take a video of you performing the dance (two minutes or less) and post it to YouTube with the tags #nationaldanceday2017 and #StepUpdandDance.
Oh, did we mention it's a contest? If you post a video and submit this form, you will be entered to win a spot in a dance class in LA with Step Up dancer and actress Jade Chynoweth!
What are you waiting for? Post your video and get your friends and family to vote for you!
Attend an Event
The Dizzy Feet Foundation hosts National Dance Day events in Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles as well as in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center. Both events will be full of dancing, music, and fun!
There are also events being hosted all across the US! Find an event near you here! OR if you can't attend a Dizzy Feet event or a co-hosted event, host your own! If you do host a National Dance Day Event, register it here, so people can find it and dance with you!
National Dance Day also aims to raise money to bring dance education programs to children in communities that may not be able to offer them otherwise.
Help share dance with the world!
Are you as excited about National Dance Day as we are!?
Learn more about National Dance Day, the Dizzy Feet Foundation, and events here.