We look forward to celebrating our 10th year of National Dance Day

on Saturday September 21, 2019!

What is National Dance Day?

Established in 2010 by Dizzy Feet co-founder, Nigel Lythgoe, National Dance Day is an annual celebration dedicated to dance, that encourages Americans of all ages to incorporate dance into their lives. By creating a focused day of celebration, Dizzy Feet Foundation aims to educate the public about dance and its many benefits, as well as make dance accessible and inclusive to everyone.

Dizzy Feet Foundation (DFF) believes that participation in dance connects the mind and body, promotes health and wellbeing, connects us with others and enables us to find joy through dance and movement. National Dance Day (NDD) is a day of celebrating dance, in all its forms, and takes place annually on the last Saturday in July.

Accessible to everyone at every ability level, National Dance Day provides:

  • An instructional video, made available online, for people to view, learn and share with others wherever they are
  • Dizzy Feet Co-Hosted events in two key cities, providing free dance classes and performances for all ages and skills levels, with information from a range of community dance organizations
  • Nation-wide Event Registration that encourages and supports individuals & communities, as they celebrate NDD
  • Strong online presence, allowing everyone to participate, no matter where they are across America

The Routine

Each year Dizzy Feet produces and distributes instructional video/s featuring dance routines offering participants, across the United States, a free opportunity to learn an original choreography, uniting dancers and dance enthusiasts everywhere, by performing it wherever they are as part of a national day of dance.  =

Last year’s National Dance Day routine was created by Emmy-Award-winning choreographer Mandy Moore to Kylie Minogue’s song, “Dancing”. The video features Dancing with the Stars troupe members Britt Stewart, Morgan Larson and Hayley Erbert along with Season 13 So You Think You Can Dance winner, Kida Burns and Season 11 contestant Nick Garcia, as well as The Rollettes founder Chelsie Hill. Check it out the video below!

Be sure to check back soon for 2019’s routine!

Please Note: Not all choreography is suitable for everyone. Check with your doctor before beginning any exercise to avoid/reduce the risk of injury. Do not start any dance if your physician or health care provider advises against it. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while dancing you should stop immediately. Perform any routine at your own risk. Dizzy Feet will not be responsible or liable for any injury sustained as a result of your participation in any Dizzy Feet sponsored routines.

The Video Challenge

#DanceMadeMeDoIt

Be sure to check back for this years #DanceMadeMeDoIt Challenge

National Dance Day Events

Central to DFF’s mission, is increasing exposure to dance (in all its forms) and highlighting dance’s many benefits. National Dance Day supports the realization of this mission by encouraging community partners across the United States to become involved and engaged with the day’s celebrations. Through this grassroots campaign, DFF hopes to encourage Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to move the body, maintain good health and bring joy to their life.

With participation growing every year, we’ve seen events registered in 35 states and online participation in the millions, through participants uploading and sharing their National Dance Day videos.

National Dance Day offers free access to dance, supports diversity and inclusion, and encourages participants to celebrate the art of dance through movement.

Sharing Your Support for Dance

Social media is the perfect way to increase engagement and involvement on National Dance Day. Help us to get the nation dancing by using your social media outlets to share pictures, videos and personal reflections about dance, to help create awareness for dance.

#NationalDanceDay2019

#DanceMadeMeDoIt

Dance To Give Back

Dizzy Feet Foundation has a mission to sponsor, fund and/or support dance education programs which expose children in underserved communities with access to the lifelong benefits of dance education through and with local community organizations.

To date, our community grants have:

  • Provided support to 77 dance programs in 32 states
  • With $1.1 million in funding grants
  • Given access to the life-long benefits of dance to 150,000+ children
  • 82% of those served from underserved communities
  • Supporting dance programming in school, through after-school instruction and social service agencies

Did you know that National Dance Day raises money for Dizzy Feet Foundation and you can too?

Funding received through sponsorships and donations on National Dance Day provide the necessary support for our Community Programs.  Dizzy Feet makes grants to community organizations and other tax-exempt entities in the United States, providing dance education programs to children in underserved communities within the US. Through its grant recipients, Dizzy Feet seeks to give children the experience of dance, educate them about the many styles of dance, and to expose them to the lifelong benefits that dance has to offer.

In doing so, Dizzy Feet is able to:

  • Increase access to high-quality dance education across the United States, through the community programs we fund
  • Support dance programs that provide an outlet for creative expression, benefiting children with life skills that go beyond the dance class
  • Increase appreciation for dance, the art of dance, and movement
  • Share the benefits and joy of dance, particularly to those who may not have otherwise had the opportunity to experience it

Not only does National Dance Day provide free access to dance for everyone, it also allows the community to come together and raise money for a great cause.  Your fundraising event can help contribute to our shared vision and mission, and passion for dance.  Dizzy Feet will also formally recognize events who fundraise for the foundation on the National Dance Day page as an official “National Dance Day Supporter”.

Donating is Easy!

  1. Register your event on our National Dance Day Event Directory.
  2. When registering your event on our National Event Directory, let us know if you intend to fundraise at your event in support of Dizzy Feet – whilst not compulsory, we appreciate any support given on our national day of dance. Find creative ways to raise money – the ideas on how to raise money are endless!
  3. Collect the money and count how much you have raised at the end of the event.
  4. Share your success!  Share your fundraising successes on social media and your support for making dance accessible

2018 Partners

The John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

Partnering with The Dizzy Feet Foundation for the fifth year, the Kennedy Center will host this year’s free activities right in the heart of the nation’s capital. The Kennedy Center is America’s living memorial to President Kennedy. Under the guidance of Chairman David M. Rubenstein, and President Deborah F. Rutter, the nine theaters and stages of the nation’s busiest performing arts facility attract more than three million visitors to more than 2,000 performances each year, while center-related touring productions, television, and radio broadcasts reach 40 million more around the world. The Center produces and presents performances of music, dance, comedy, and theater; supports artists in the creation of new work; and serves the nation as a leader in arts education. With its artistic affiliates, the National Symphony Orchestra and Washington National Opera, the Center has produced more than 300 theatrical productions, and dozens of new ballets, operas, and musical works, in addition to hosting numerous international cultural festivals. The Center and its affiliates stage more than 400 free performances by artists from throughout the world each year on the Center’s main stages, and every day of the year at 6 p.m. on its Millennium Stages, which are also streamed live, online. To learn more about the Kennedy Center, please visit www.kennedy-center.org.

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Segerstrom Center for the Arts believes in the power of the arts to transform lives. Sharing experiences and exploring the arts together, we discover and learn to appreciate our similarities, drawing us closer and creating a more culturally connected world. The Center is committed to supporting artistic excellence, offering unsurpassed experiences and engaging with the entire community in fresh, exciting ways through the irresistible attraction to live performance and a diverse array of inspiring arts-based education and community engagement programs.

The Center offers a vast array of live performances in its six venues and year-round free events on its Julianne and George Argyros Plaza for audiences of all ages. Segerstrom Center is also home to the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School and the School of Dance and Music for Children with Disabilities. The Center is a leader among the nation’s performing arts centers for providing education programs designed to inspire young people through the arts. The Center’s programs reach hundreds of thousands of students each year in five Southern California counties. Community engagement programs developed through the Center for Dance and Innovation and Center Without Boundaries also connect the Center more comprehensively with Orange County’s many diverse communities.

For more information, visit SCFTA.org. Follow Segerstrom Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (@SegerstromArts).

Please Note: the Dizzy Feet Foundation and National Dance Day logos are Trademarked logos. Outside of the official poster provided to registered events, these logos cannot be used by anyone outside of official National Dance Day Host Venues and/or Sponsors of Dizzy Feet in any given year.  If you would like a copy of our Official National Dance Day Supporter Poster, please be sure to register your event. Poster graphics & design , whole or part, can also not be replicated or altered.