Today being Throw Back Thursday it is a time of reflection. National Dance Week first started in 1981 and became a non-profit foundation in 2011. Many of the dancers, dance styles and even dancewear have changed our love of dance hasn’t. Dance is still a part of many lives benefiting us not only physically but mentally and emotionally. Let’s keep talking about and supporting the non profit organizations that promote the celebration of dance. The more we work together the more dance will be available to everyone.
It is very exciting to see all the participants of National Dance Week’s dance mob. We are trying to reach out and constantly get as many involve. Now that June is here it is time to reflect and see all the dancing fun that was had. I can’t wait to see who wins in our 5 catagories……1. Most Votes(only 2 votes per video will count)2. Most Unique Location 3.Most Creative 4. Most Participants 5.Best Spirit. So don’t forget to vote.
Mikhail Baryshnikov will receive the Hubbard Street Chicago 2014 Spotlight Award on May 19. It is an award well deserved for all of your accomplishments. on a personal note one of my favorite movies to this day is White Nights….it gave the non ballet world a chance to see how fabulous as a dancer and actor you were. It was an outstanding pairing of you and Gregory Hines. Thank you for the memories.
It is the day after NDW and I would like to thank everyone who participated. Congratulations to our Essay/Poster winners and it was so fun to see all our dance mob videos – and they keep coming in. Also a big shout out to the Belmar Dance Mob in NJ which was a fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy – we are going to make it an annual event. Also congratulations on another great NDW in St. Louis, Washington State and PA who all held large events.