It is said that Dance is the “Best way to release your emotions” and when this art form is celebrated officially it becomes the extreme source of happiness. International Dance is celebrated every year on 29th April to motivate the people for dance participation and education. Several events are held worldwide to commemorate this day officially. In this corona pandemic let’s encourage people to recover from the negative atmosphere and tensions by dancing on their favourite tunes.
Who started International Dance Day and Why is It Celebrated?
International Dance was initiated by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), the main partner of the performing arts of UNESCO. It was created in 1982 and decided to celebrate 29th April as International Dance Day by dance committee of ITI to mark the birth anniversary of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), who was a creator of modern ballet
According To ITI, this day is observed with the objective 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 – dance, And every year a message from an outstanding choreographer or dancer is circulated throughout the world.” The author of message is selected by International Dance Committee and Executive Council of ITI.
Amazing Benefits of Dancing:
1) Raise Flexibility and Swiftness
Dancing sets all the parts of the body in motions and stretching which leads to increased flexibility and nimbleness. Your body will get free all the stiffness and rigidness and you will feel light. It’s the best form of workout.
2) Enhances Stamina and Overall Health
Dancing is also an exercise so it will help in increasing our overall capacity and make us feel energetic and results in improved health. It helps to increase the strength of bones and muscles. As your body gets engaged in constant physical activity during dancing it will protect from various diseases and get rid of health issues like diabetes, heart disease and blood pressure.
3) Provides perfect toning to body
Many of our physical activities like walking, climbing stairs occur in a linear way but when we dance there are many movements and all the time there is some rotations and turns so it provides great toning to our body and keeps our body in a perfect shape and also reduces the firmness and provides tone and strength to muscles.
4) Promotes Weight Loss
Dance is the best way to control the weight. It burns so many calories, it is found that an average person can burn around 300-800 calories per hour dancing thus resulting in weight loss. Infact it is found that aerobic dancing is more effective than cycling and jogging in maintain the weight.
5) Aids Balancing and Coordination of Body
As dance provides us flexibility, it will automatically improve our balance and coordination. We tend to feel that our body functions in a more smooth way. It will also ameliorate our posture and we will be carry out all the activities with more stability.
6) Uplifts Memory and Brain Power
When we dance the chemicals present in our brain which are responsible for nerve cells are at high levels and as dancing requires us to memorize the steps our brain power is boosted which helps to increase our concentration and memory power, we will able to take decisions easily then. Hence it increases our neural activity and also cognitive power.
7) Decreases stress and anxieties
The chemicals or Endorphins which manages our mood and make us feel better are release in maximum quantities when we dance and hence make us feel happy and reduces our worries and stress. It is a best therapy to come out of depression, sadness and low self-esteem. This is an activity which never seems to be monotonous, in fact much of our creativity is let out and uplift our melancholic mood.
Popular Dance Forms
- Folk Dance
- Hip Hop
- Free Style
Now as we got aware about the Importance and Benefits of Dancing, let’s get united and celebrate the International Dance Day. Let’s greet each other Happy World Dance Day and set ourselves on the favourite tunes and begin dance. Just combat this pandemic in a positive way by letting ourselves to shake with dancing.