About International Dance Day
In 1982 the Dance Committee of ITI (International Theatre Institute) founded International Dance Day to be celebrated every year on the 29th of April, the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), creator of modern ballet. The intention of the International Dance Day message is to celebrate dance, revel in the universality of this art form, cross all political, cultural and ethnic barriers, and bring people together with a common language – the language of dance.
Every year a message from an outstanding choreographer or dancer is circulated throughout the world. The author of the message is selected by the International Dance Committee of ITI and the Executive Council of ITI. The message is translated into numerous languages and circulated globally.
Download this pedagogical guide to get some engaging activities to work with your students and celebrate this day.
- Language Level: A1
- Aimed at: Teachers or Students (for autonomous study)
- Educational Level: Primary School | Secondary 6th - 7th - 8th grades
- Duration: 50 minutes.
Shall we dance? Let's BGlobal!