International Dance Day Celebrate On July 26
International Dance Day was introduced in 1982 by the International Dance Council CID (Conseil International de la Danse), a UNESCO partner NGO, and is celebrated on April 29 every year. The date is not linked to a particular person or a particular form of dance. The main purpose of Dance Day events is to attract the attention of the wider public to the art of dance. Emphasis should be given to addressing a new public, people who do not follow dance events during the course of the year.
Every year, the president of the CID sends the official message for Dance Day which circulate in every country of the world.
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International Dance Day
International Dance Day 2014 slated for April 29 to increase the awareness of the importance of dance among the public.
The day will also be used to persuade the government to provide a proper place for dance in all systems of education, Mrs Rebecca Adjei Principal Public Relations Manager of the National Theatre, told the GNA in an interview in Accra.
Mrs Adjei said the Day would be marked with the National Dance Ensemble, the resident group of the National Theatre, going on a float though some of the main streets of Accra– from the Tetteh Quarshie interchange through 37th Military Hospital to Tema Station and end at the Ministries.
Dance is both an art form and a method of communication in cultures around the world, and is practised by millions of people. Celebrate this International Dance Day by learning about the history of dance, or perhaps even learning a new dance yourself or with a group of friends! It’s a great excuse to sign up for those dance classes you’ve always fancied.