FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 27, 2017
Contact: Johanna Tschebull
Saturday, July 29 is National Dance Day, an annual celebration dedicated to dance that encourages everyone to incorporate dance into their lives. Established in 2010 by Dizzy Feet Foundation’s co-founder Nigel Lythgoe, the organization aims to educate the public about dance and its many benefits, and make dance accessible and inclusive to everyone.
In addition to dancing, this is an ideal time to advocate for dance. August finds many lawmakers leaving Washington, D.C. and spending time in their home states and districts. The August recess is a great time to meet with your congressional representatives and share with them the role of dance in your life and community.
Though some members of the Senate may extend their stays in D.C., you can reach out to lawmakers from both the Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives during the recess to share stories about dance’s public value and civic impact, as well as advocate for the field.
10 Days in August
Let’s make August 21 to 30 a time when dance groups and dance advocates across the U.S. are reaching out to legislators. What can you do?
Dance/USA offers a variety of advocacy resources:
Dance/USA continues to advocate for the field, meeting with Congressional offices and working with national arts organization partners. Find additional talking points about the value of the NEA, and other key legislative issues, by visiting Dance/USA's advocacy page.
Thank you for your ongoing advocacy!