National Dance Day in the USA Date in the current year: July 30, 2016

National Dance Day in the USA National Dance Day in the United States is held on the last Saturday in July. This annual observance was created by Nigel Lythgoe, producer of the television dance competition show So You Think You Can Dance.

National Dance Day is coordinated by Dizzy Feet Foundation (DFF) that focuses on supporting, improving, and increasing access to dance education in the USA. The foundation was founded in 2009 by Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman. A year later, Lythoe created National Dance Day. His initiative was supported by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, a long-time proponent of healthy lifestyles.

National Dance Day aims to promote physical fitness and dance education. On the last Saturday in July, DFF hosts a number of events across the United States in order to raise public awareness of dance as a positive and fun way to fight obesity and maintain good health. These events include (but are not limited to) live performances, flash mobs, dance-a-thons, fundraisers etc.

Besides, every year DFF records instructional videos with dance routines. The routines are created by renowned choreographers and feature So You Think You Can Dance alumni. The videos typically become available on iTunes a month before National Dance Day.

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