Today is International Dance Day. Are you dancing yet?

29 April is the day set aside every year to celebrate the International Dance Day. The International Dance Day was introduced by the International Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), a UNESCO partner in 1982. April 29 is to commemorate the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre, the creator of modern ballet and author of Lettres sur la danse published in 1760. Every year an outstanding choreographer or dancer is invited to deliver a message which is circulated throughout the world.

I celebrated the International Dance Day today with a little dancing with my colleagues as part of our meeting ice breakers J. Dancing is one activity I enjoy doing. I believe it is a very good way to ease off as well as an opportunity to exercise the body. Dance generally unites people and brings about joy and laughter. I have heard people say football is one activity that brings people together or unite people however, earlier today, I had the cause to wonder if dancing has greater ability to unite people than football? Football is an interesting sport and unites people although,
I see some people watch it in apprehension especially when in support of a particular team, while dancing, I believe, is done with a free mind and always excitement.

Well, I am excited that we have an International Dance Day, which means dancing is absolutely recognized globally. I would like to encourage everyone out there to go dancing, dance for positive change, dance to affect lives. OK, what am I talking about? I like to link these things to development J. I am very interested in people using their activities effect positive change, affect lives and support the disadvantaged in our society. So my question to you is, are you dancing yet?

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