What day is National Dance Day celebrated? Last Sat in July, i.e. July 28, 2018, July 27, 2019, July 25, 2020, July 31, 2021, July 30, 2022

What is National Dance Day? National Dance Day was created to promote dancing as a form of entertainment and physical fitness. Dance is a fun way to maintain good health and lose weight.

Who created this day? National Dance Day was created in 2010 by “So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation co-president Nigel Lythgoe. In addition, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced a National Dance Day resolution as a means of promoting dance education and physical fitness.

How to celebrate: Turn on the music and dance. Take a dancing lesson or hold a dance party at your house.

What is the hashtag? Use #NationalDanceDay when posting your dancing pictures and memories on social media.

What other national days are there for dancing? Several other national days have sprung up to celebrate dancing, including:

  • International Dance Day April 29
  • National Tap Dance Day May 25

There are many other national days relating to dancing. In fact, National Day Archives has a separate category just for dancing. Browse for Dance under the Activities category button on the top left of the webpage under Activities.