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About National Dance Week

Canada's National Dance Week, built around UNESCO's International Dance Day, takes place every year from April 22nd until the 29th.










During this week communities across the country will be participating in an array of dance-related events promoting not only the importance of creative expression but also the strengthening of community bonds.

Here at Dance NS, we want to help you celebrate – and share – the joy of dance.

How to Celebrate National Dance Week

If you are part of a dance company, organization, club, Dance School or you are a dance teacher—Share your passion for dance with the public. Highlight your ongoing dance activities or create a unique event. Promote what you do and create an opportunity for members of your community while you commemorate this special week.

  • Invite the public to watch a class or rehearsal
  • Offer a class for absolute beginners–they might sign up for more!
  • Create an informal studio presentation
  • Plan an outdoor dance activity in a high foot-traffic location

Brand your event or activities by adding the official NDW logo to your promotion. DOWNLOAD THE NDW LOGO HERE. [Aussi disponible en français] … and please let us know what you are planning to do so we can help to promote it!


Tell us why you dance! Or, better still, show us! We’ll share your messages, videos and events on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and in our weekly online e-news. we also submit NDW activity to the Dance Current's NDW listing of naiontal events. We will also be posting videos to our Youtube channel. 

If you are doing social media, help us spread the word by using our #nsdanceday handle in your Facebook posts and Tweets.

Interested in working with local public schools? More than 13,000 students participate in Dance NS’s annual Dare to Dance challenge every year, and we can help connect you with teachers in your area. Dare to Dance is a great way to promote dance (and your studio) in your community.

Dance builds healthy, strong communities, and NDW is a great opportunity to show people that dance matters.

So... what are you doing for National Dance Week? Let us know how Dance NS can help.  Contact Pam Grundy, our National Dance Week/Dare to Dance coordinator at