Daily Archives: April 29, 2012

April 29: International Dance Day

Happy International Dance Day!

This celebration was begun by the International Theatre Institute in 1982. They created it simply to celebrate dance and its ability to bridge cultures, but they chose April 29 because  Jean-Georges Noverre, the father of modern ballet, was born on this day in 1727.

The plan for today is obvious. Turn on some of your favorite music and dance. If you can, learn a dance from a different culture. You won’t regret it.

“Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women followed her, with tambourines and dancing. Miriam sang to them:

‘Sing to the LORD,
for he is highly exalted.
The horse and its rider
he has hurled into the sea.’”

Exodus 15:20-21