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International Dance Day

I am not sure what happens on this day, but let’s all think about dance together. We think about it all the time anyway. Every year on this day, a different well-known dance artist writes a message to…everyone. Today’s International Dance Day Message is by
Julio Bocca: “Dance is discipline, work, teaching, communication. With it we […]

5 Ways To Celebrate International Dance Day

Happy International Dance Day! That’s right—it’s the day that every UN member state (so official!) celebrates our favorite art form. Sure, we celebrate dance every day. But there are still ways we can join in the festivities: International Dance Day is also the final day of the Youth American Grand Prix competition. Here, a competitor at […]

It's International Dance Day

Did you know that April 29th is International Dance Day? Founded in 1982 by UNESCO’s International Theatre Institute, the date honors the birthday of 18th century ballet pioneer Jean-Georges Noverre.   Each year the ITI commissions an artist to create an International Dance Day message for worldwide circulation. This year’s message is from French choreographer […]

The Most Influential People in Dance Today: International Association for Dance Medicine & Science

The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science offers cutting-edge research, education and training to enhance dancers’ health on a global stage. An annual conference by medical and dance professionals from 35 countries covers the latest advances in this specialty. Attendance is diverse, as more dancers enter the field. Anyone can download resource papers on […]

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3 Lasting Pro Dancer Friendships That Were Forged on the Convention Floor

For many dancers, being part of a competitive team is just a short chapter in a long dance journey. But the personal bonds built at competitions and conventions can last a lifetime. These three pairs of dancers who forged their friendships on the comp circuit show that having a tried-and-true teammate in your corner can make a big difference in the professional dance world, too.

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The 2023 International Association for Dance Medicine & Science Conference Explored Dancers’ Physical and Mental Health

More than 500 dance medicine and education professionals gather each year, both in person and virtually, to share and learn how to better achieve health for dancers, and health for our communities through dance. The most recent conference, held in Columbus, Ohio, in October 2023, hosted 121 presentations and movement/interactive sessions and 22 poster presentations by practitioners from all over the world. Here is a small sampling of the remarkable breadth of work presented and topics discussed.

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