As co-founders of the Dizzy Feet Foundation, Nigel Lythgoe (So You Think You Can Dance) and Adam Shankman (Hairspray, Step Up) have been encouraging communities to get moving through dance for over 10 years by funding dance education in underserved communities, as well as educating the public on the many benefits of dance, such as improved cardiovascular health, self-confidence, self-expression, social skills, and let’s not forget – FUN!

Dizzy Feet has achieved many milestones over the past 10 years, funding over 1.1 million dollars to 77 community programs, reaching more than 150,000 children in 32 states, and awarding 54 scholarships to deserving dance students.  Established by Dizzy Feet’s co-founder Nigel Lythgoe, National Dance Day has become Dizzy Feet’s highly-anticipated annual celebration dedicated to dance, reaching millions of dance enthusiasts across the U.S.  While Dizzy Feet’s focus has always celebrated the art form of dance, and its many benefits, a new and expanded vision also includes a robust health initiative.  In the spirit of health and dance, the Dizzy Feet Foundation has become American Dance Movement – on a mission to move us all by building healthy communities through dance.


  • We believe dance makes better human beings. Better human beings make better communities.
  • We believe in making movement, expression & dance accessible to all.
  • We believe dance is important for the human body’s mental & physical health.

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There are many ways to support the American Dance Movement. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, we gladly accept tax-deductible contributions from corporations, patrons, supporters, and dance fans. We also host several events throughout the year, to celebrate the art of dance and to raise money for ADM. Please visit our site often for up-to-the-minute information and join the conversation by providing us with your email address below.

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