National Dance Day

Dancing is one of the most healthy and exciting practices. We celebrate National Dance Day to recognize this great contribution to our cultures.

When is National Dance Day?

National Dance Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of September every year.

National Dance Day.


I have added the frequently asked questions below to answer any other queries that you might have.

When was dance invented?

Findings suggest that dance originated in around 9000-year-old India. However, records regarding the infusion of dance into modern culture are found in China, India, and Ancient Greece.

How many styles of dance are there?

There are currently 21 different types of dance practiced throughout the world.

What is the most common type of dance?

Contemporary and Hip Hop are the most common types of dance right now.

Who is the most famous dancer in the world?

Soviet-born Russian American dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov is considered to be the most famous dancer.

What is the most challenging type of dance?

Foundation of most forms of dance training, ballet is considered the most challenging genre to master.

What are the most demanding dance moves in the world?

The most difficult dance moves ever are Grand Jete, En points, Pirouettes, Fouette, and Gra Adage.

The Evolution of Dance Video

Fun Facts

The world record for the longest conga dance was set in 1988 in Miami by 119,986 people.

Tupac Shakur, a rapping legend of the late 80s and early 90, used to be a ballet dancer.

The world’s first sustainable dance floor was founded in 2008 at Club Watt in Rotterdam, Sweden. The tiles sat on springs hooked to generators, converting the compressions into energy when people danced.

Breakdancing gained world popularity in the 1990s on the streets of New York.

Tango is the most sensual type of modern dance. It emerged in the 1890s in Argentina and soon spread throughout Europe.

Ancient Egyptians used to use dance for entertainment as well as religion.

Currently, there are over 30 thousand professional dancers employed in over 200 dance companies in the UK.

Dancing is one of the most demanding sports. Over 80% of professional dancers have at least one significant injury during their careers. Additionally, 93% of dance teachers are forced to do so by a career-ending injury.

Lion Dance forms an essential part of religious activities in China, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea. There it is said to bring good fortune and ward off evil.

The Dancing Plague of 1518 lasted for over a month and killed dozens of people in France. These deaths were a result of the exhaustion caused by uncontrollable dance.

Dancing Jokes

How many dance teachers does it take to change a light bulb?
Five!… Six!… Seven!… Eight!

What’s a chip’s favorite dance?
The salsa!

What do you call a dancing sheep?
A baa-llerina.

Did you hear about the chicken ballerina?
To watch her dance was like poultry in motion.

When does a farmer dance?
When he drops the beet.

Why should you never dance with horses?
Because they have two left feet.

What did the male dancer say when his twins were born?
It’s all about balance now that I’m a pas de deux.

Where’s the best place to dance in California?
San Fran’s Disco.

What do ghosts dance to?
Soul music.

What is a dancer’s number one priority?
To always get right to the pointe!

What dance do all astronauts know?
The moonwalk.

Where do spaghetti and sauce go dancing?
The meatball.

Dance Riddles

What’s an owl’s favorite kind of dance?
The hooooooola!

What did the ballet dancer say when she lost her shoe?
Ugh! This is pointeless!

What kind of dance do mothers like best?
The Mom-bo

Why didn’t the skeleton go to the dance?
Because he had nobody to go with

Why did the dancer cross the road?
Because she had to reverse the combination on the other side.

What kind of dancing might you do in a sink?
Tap dancing

What do cars do at the disco?
Brake dance.

Hilarious Dance One-Liners

I’ve been battling how much I like to do the “Hokey Pokey” dance for several years now. It’s been a long and hard challenge, but I’ve turned myself around, and that’s what it’s all about.

I tried tap dancing. But I had to give it up as I kept falling into the sink.

You can even make a cow dance if you play the right moo-sic!

The IT department has a disco every year where they bring all the computers to the dance floor.

Today, I saw a cop dancing while pulling over a U-Haul truck. I think he was trying to bust a move.

If Apple owned a dance stadium, would it be called the MacArena?

I went to watch a tap dance routine last night. To be honest, it ran a bit hot and cold.

Dance to your own rhythm

Quotes About Dancing

Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
Martha Graham

The job of feet is walking, but their hobby is dancing.
Amit Kalantri

Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.
George Bernard Shaw

To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love
Jane Austen

Dance is an art; paint your dream and follow it.
Steven Thompson

Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.
Martha Graham

There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.
Vicki Baum

Dancing is the poetry of the foot.
John Dryden

To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it’s glory on earth, and it’s yours for the taking.
Agnes De Mille

Dance for yourself. If someone understands, good. If not, no matter.
Louis Horst

Dancing Sayings

Those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
Friedrich Nietzsche

When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being you.
Paulo Coelho

The truest expression of a people is in its dance and music. Bodies never lie.
Agnes de Mille

Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Oprah Winfrey

We can’t choose the music that life gives us, but we can choose how to dance to it.

Dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.
Charles Baudelaire

Captions for Instagram

I am on the dance floor!

Dance to your own rhythm!

You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching.

Something that sets you free!

Dance, dance, and dance, otherwise we are lost.

When you feel sad, dance.

She danced all night and all the way home.

Dancers don’t need wings to fly.

Dress classy, dance cheesy!

Thanks to dance, I can speak decent French.

My superpower is dancing in heels.

Why walk when you can dance?

Dance is also a prayer.

Dance is a poem in which every movement is a world.

Live Freely, Dance Merrily!

Never miss a chance to dance!







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