Change is good – change is exciting – change is change. For years National Dance Week has been celebrated at the end of April thru the beginning of May in honor of Jean-George Noverre who was known as “The Shakespeare of the Ballet. This has been an honor but we have heard from so many in the dance community that this is an extremely busy time of year.
The new date will be February 24 – March 5 2017. (it will always start the last Friday of February)
Also the other change is to Celebrate Dance All Year Long – with our new Calendar of Dance
NDW is now an award ceremony of all the wonderful dance events that have taken place during the year. Different awards and honors will be given each day – they will correspond with the Calendar of Dance.
The Calendar of Dance is a way to incorporate a new dance activity each month. Join in and get involved with our initiatives – A Chance to Dance and Kick for Kindness – have fun with the Dance Mob – have your students express themselves with NDWF’s Essay and Poster Contest.
Plus in January our New Beginnings will get your pre-schoolers dancing with Princess Plie and friends or December with our Silver Slippers – active seniors and dance.
Take the lead in your community and become an Ambassador. Join this encouraging and inspiring group who are making a difference in their communities. Their activities have help to set their studio or organization apart from the crowd – teaching their participants how dance can also be a force for positive change.
NDWF is excited about all the changes but we need you to help make it happen. Get involved – make a difference – share your experiences. If we all work together thru dance we can make a difference.
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