The International Dance Committee (CDI, in relation with UNESCO) established the International Dance Day in 1982 and its date of April 29th was chosen to commemorate the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), the creator of modern ballet.
The goals of International Dance Day are to unite the world of dance, to pay tribute to dance, to celebrate its universality, crossing all political, cultural and ethnic barriers, to bring humanity together in friendship and peace around dance, the universal language.
For Dancer's Ways, it is a special day in total alignment with our goals. In fact, our intention is to unite the world of dance, whatever the style, without labels. Our dream is to bring together all of humanity around the values of friendship, love, sharing and authenticity through dance and for dance ... Our teachers wish you a wonderful day of dance!
Each year a world famous dancer writes and international message:
“People reflect each other constantly, but when they dance, perhaps what they reflect most is that moment of honesty.”
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, dancer and choreographer, message author for International Dance Day 2012.
"Dancing on the edge is the only place to be."
Trisha Brown (1936-2017), dancer and choreographer, message author for International Dance Day 2017.
"Dancing is a spiritual exercise in a physical form."
Merce Cunningham (1919-2009), dancer and choreographer, message author for International Dance Day in 1990.
"I think dance celebrates what makes us human."
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, dancer and choreographer, message author for International Dance Day in 2011.
"No one can express your soul better than you. And what is dance, if not uniting your body with your soul? "
"Dance between the space of your thoughts, where your personality, your soul and your pure movement are."