Back in 2010, Nigel Lythgoe, the producer of So You Think You Can Dance, and the Dizzy Feet Foundation established National Dance Day to celebrate all things dance. Since then, every last Saturday in July has been marked with parties, events, and an official National Dance Day routine.
This year, some changes are being made. National Dance Day has been moved to the third Saturday in September.
What caused this change? First, the Dizzy Feet Foundation evolved to focus on the health benefits of dance, renaming themselves American Dance Movement in the process, and wanted to reach more students. Second, the heat in July can be ridiculous, and the original reason for the July date was to coincide with SYTYCD.
How will you be celebrating National Dance Day?