National Dance Day has moved from the last Saturday in July to the third Saturday in September each year.

We look forward to celebrating our 10th year of National Dance Day on September 21st, 2019!

What is National Dance Day?

Established in 2010 by American Dance Movement co-founder, Nigel Lythgoe, and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, 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 to show support for dance as a valuable form of exercise and of artistic expression, American Dance Movement aims to educate the public about dance and its many benefits, as well as make dance accessible and inclusive to everyone.

American Dance Movement (ADM) 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 third Saturday in September.

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
  • American Dance Movement 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 NDD Routine

National Dance Day is September 21, 2019! This year’s National Dance Day routine was choreographed by internet sensation Matt Steffanina, the most followed dancer in the world with more than 10 million subscribers on YouTube and over 1.5 billion views, to Dua Lipa’s song, Electricity. The video features dancers Jashaun Gamble, Tatiana McQuay, Matt Steffanina, Criscilla Anderson, Will Simmons and Season 15 So You Think You Can Dance Winner, Hannahlei Cabanilla as well as The Rollettes founder Chelsie Hill.

Official 2019 National Dance Day 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. American Dance Movement will not be responsible or liable for any injury sustained as a result of your participation in any American Dance Movement sponsored routines.

2019 National Registry of Events

National Dance Day Events

31aug10:00 am4:00 pmSBIILIFE Dance Dance Dance National Dance Day Celebration 2019NDD commUNITY Dance Day Celebration 201910:00 am - 4:00 pm Ron Anderson Recreation Center, 3820 Macedonia Road, Powder Springs, GA 30127 Event Organized By: Carlos K aka Papa Phatal Will you be fundraising for Dizzy Feet at your National Dance Day event?: This is a FREE "Give Back To The Community" event

07sep8:30 am10:00 amNational Dance Day Celebration - Green Bay, WI8:30 am - 10:00 am The Premier, 520 North Broadway Green Bay, WI 54303 Event Organized By: Empowerment Dance

07sep2:30 pm4:00 pmBallet Memphis: National Dance DayNational Dance Day at Ballet Memphis2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Ballet Memphis, 2144 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104 Event Organized By: Ballet Memphis Will you be fundraising for Dizzy Feet at your National Dance Day event?: No

08sep1:30 pm3:30 pmSilver Classix Crew - National Dance Day EventDancing for a Purpose, Ages 50 Dance Workshop1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Crunch Fitness Chamblee, 5508 Peachtree Blvd. Chamblee, GA 30341 Event Organized By: Leslie Alison, Silver Classix Crew Will you be fundraising for Dizzy Feet at your National Dance Day event?: Yes

09sep(sep 9)12:00 am21(sep 21)1:00 pmNew Orleans Dance Week National Dance Day Celebration 201912:00 am (9) - 1:00 pm (21) New Orleans Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116 Event Organized By: New Orleans Dance Network

14sep8:30 am10:00 amNational Dance Day Celebration - Green Bay, WI8:30 am - 10:00 am The Premier, 520 North Broadway Green Bay, WI 54303 Event Organized By: Empowerment Dance

16sepAll Day21Free Dance WeekFree Dance Week at Dancing Through Life(All Day) Dancing Through Life, West End Arts Center 132 West End Ave. Long Branch, NJ 07740 (parking lot entrance on Sairs Ave. between Brighton Ave. and West End Ave.) Event Organized By: Dancing Through Life Will you be fundraising for Dizzy Feet at your National Dance Day event?: Yes, we will donate $5.00 for every pair of dance shoes bought during the week.

16sep(sep 16)4:00 pm20(sep 20)8:00 pmStudio 6:14 Celebrates Dance4:00 pm (16) - 8:00 pm (20) Studio 6:14, 1002 w south loop Will you be fundraising for Dizzy Feet at your National Dance Day event?: Yes

17sep(sep 17)4:00 pm21(sep 21)8:00 pmStudio 6:14 Celebrates Dance4:00 pm (17) - 8:00 pm (21) Studio 6:14, 1002 w south loop Will you be fundraising for Dizzy Feet at your National Dance Day event?: Yes

20sep(sep 20)6:00 pm21(sep 21)11:00 amNational Dance Day Events & PerformanceBelly Dancing, Retro Dance Party National Dance Day Practices/Performance6:00 pm (20) - 11:00 am (21) Galter LifeCenter, 5157 N Franciso Ave, Chicago, IL 60625 Event Organized By: Galter LifeCenter

21sep9:00 am10:00 amNational Dance Day Llano TexasLlano Can Dance!9:00 am - 10:00 am Badu Park, 300 Legion Drive Llano, TX 78643 Will you be fundraising for Dizzy Feet at your National Dance Day event?: Yes

21sep9:00 am1:00 pmMarta's Legacy Dance Studio - Free Day of DanceNational Dance Day and Free Master Classes9:00 am - 1:00 pm Marta's Legacy Dance Studio, 262 E Merritt Island Causeway, Suite 7, Merritt Island, Fl, 32952 Event Organized By: Tracy Wines Will you be fundraising for Dizzy Feet at your National Dance Day event?: no

21sep10:00 am12:00 pmCul de Sac Dance Celebration10:00 am - 12:00 pm Playa Vista Will you be fundraising for Dizzy Feet at your National Dance Day event?: No

21sep10:00 am6:00 pmOnStage Dance Comapany's 6th Annual Dance Class Marathon for National Dance Day10:00 am - 6:00 pm OnStage Dance Company, 665 Salem Street, Malden, MA 02148 Event Organized By: OnStage Dance Company Will you be fundraising for Dizzy Feet at your National Dance Day event?: No

21sep10:30 am12:15 pmINLAND NORTHWEST DANCE ASSOCIATION NATIONAL DANCE DAY CELEBRATION 2019NDD Celebration at Valleyfest10:30 am - 12:15 pm Mirabeau Park Meadow Stage, 13500 Mirabeau Pkwy, Spokane Valley, WA 99216 Event Organized By: Inland Northwest Dance Association Will you be fundraising for Dizzy Feet at your National Dance Day event?: This is a FREE

21sep11:00 am2:00 pmLet's Move!Celebrating National Day of Dance11:00 am - 2:00 pm Royal Pointe Dance Academy, 1256 8th st Daytona beach, fl 32117 Event Organized By: Royal Pointe Dance Academy Will you be fundraising for Dizzy Feet at your National Dance Day event?: No.

21sep11:00 am3:00 pmCity of Fairfax National Dance Day11:00 am - 3:00 pm Old Town Square, 10415 North Street Fairfax VA 22030 Event Organized By: City of Fairfax Will you be fundraising for Dizzy Feet at your National Dance Day event?: Maybe

21sep12:00 pm4:00 amDurango Dance FestivalMiriam Morgan12:00 pm - 4:00 am Durango Dance, 340 Jenkins Ranch Road Event Organized By: Durango Dance Will you be fundraising for Dizzy Feet at your National Dance Day event?: no

21sep12:00 pm6:00 pmNational Dance DayNational Dance Day at Segerstrom Center for the Arts12:00 pm - 6:00 pm The Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

21sep1:00 pm3:00 pmFCC National Dance DayFCC National Dance Day choreography1:00 pm - 3:00 pm FCC National Dance Day, 1101 E. University Ave, Fresno CA 93741

21sep2:00 pm5:00 pmPhoenix Rising Latin & Ballroom Open House2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Phoenix Rising Latin & Ballroom, 9501 Colerain Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45251

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Don’t see your event on the list?

Central to ADM’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, ADM 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 NDD 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 create awareness and get the nation dancing by using your social media outlets to share pictures, videos and personal reflections about dance.

#NationalDanceDay

#DanceWithADM

#DanceMadeMeDoIt

Dance To Give Back

American Dance Movement 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 American Dance Movement and you can too?

Funding received through sponsorships and donations on National Dance Day provide the necessary support for our Community Programs.  American Dance Movement 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, American Dance Movement 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, American Dance Movement 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. American Dance Movement 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 American Dance Movement – 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
Click HERE to Donate

2019 Partners and Sponsors

We are so pleased to have American Heart Association as a partner and sponsor, bringing dance to schools across the nation through their Kid’s Heart Challenge!  Want to learn more about how they are bringing dance to schools?

Heart.org/schools

The John F Kennedy Center for the Arts

Partnering with American Dance Movement 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: American Dance Movement 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 American Dance Movement 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.