Today's Reason to Celebrate

April 29, 2025 is

International Dance Day

It’s International Dance Day! Today is a celebration of a truly unique art form. Dancing has been a part of human culture since the beginning of our history. Through the ages, people have used dance for artistic expression, celebration, prayer, and entertainment.

An NGO called the International Theatre Institute founded International Dance Day in 1982. Every year on April 29th (the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre, the creator of modern ballet), the organization promotes the importance of dance education. Learn more about this important campaign on the official International Dance Day site.

To celebrate International Dance Day, share your favorite dance video on Facebook and break out your best dance moves!

  • April 29, 2025 is also National Shrimp Scampi Day