National Dance Day - September
Sat, Sep 17, 2022

National Dance Day

National Dance Day is an annual dance celebration. Turn on a rhythmic melody and add some movement to your life! Celebrated every third Saturday in September. In 2022, it falls on September 16th.


This holiday was created with the aim of spreading a healthy lifestyle among the American population through dance. A visit to the dance floor allows not only to relieve emotional stress, but also maintains muscle tone, pumps strength and endurance, improves the functioning of the heart and blood vessels, and makes the body flexible. The holiday was established in 2010 by fans of national American dances – the representative of the American dance movement Nigel Lithgow and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes. It was originally celebrated in July. Starting in 2020, National Dance Day is celebrated in September.

Dancing has many positive aspects. It not only improves physical performance, but also effectively fights stress, emotional tension, anxiety, and improves mood. Health is the wealth of every person, and dancing is a great way to support it.

Interesting facts

  • Dances existed in the Ancient World. Many researchers believe that they appeared even before people learned to talk. Then the dances had a more practical focus – conducting rituals, attracting females, and so on.
  • The longest dance belongs to a woman from India, Kalamandalam Hemalente, who performed it for 123 hours and 15 minutes. The record is listed in the Guinness Book.
  • The popularity of some dances comes and goes quickly. For example, tectonics was popular in 2005-2007, but later almost everyone forgot about it.

How to celebrate

Sign up for dance classes that you enjoy. This is a great opportunity to master the skills you’ve always wanted to learn. Gather your friends and attend dance parties to get some rest and relaxation.

Learn online about the history of your favorite dance. You can also provide financial support to dance groups or organizations in your city.

When is National Dance Day celebrated in 2022?

National Dance Day is observed on the third Saturday in September each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday September 17 2022
Saturday September 16 2023
Saturday September 21 2024
Saturday September 20 2025
Saturday September 19 2026