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International Dance Day 2020

Dance Nova Scotia is very excited again this year, to introduce Nova Scotia's International Dance Day Ambassador and their message to all Nova Scotians.

During this unprecedented time in our history, this message from Sarah Prosper of the First Nations community of Eskasoni on Cape Breton Island, could not be more profound or stirring. 

International Dance Day takes place every year on April 29th, the last day of National Dance Week which takes place every year from April 22nd to 29th. 

Please share Sarah's touching message with all your friends, not just within the dance community. And keep posted to our National Dance Week listings for dance activity taking place during NDW and IDD.

Follow us on Facebook and here on our website for NDW activities that you can participate in. 

 

Canada's National Dance Week, built around UNESCO's International Dance Day, will be taking place this 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. As shown in a recent New England Journal of Medicine study, dance, more than any other physical activity, contributes largely to brain health and function as well as physical wellness. It also provides a host of other benefits to the individual and community such as social cohesion, creative economy and empowerment of youth. Dance week presents the opportunity to celebrate the many ways in which dance contributes to human existence and reminds us of the significant role it plays within our history and culture.