World Dance Day or International Dance Day was observed globally on 29 April 2015. It is observed with an aim to attract the attention of the wider public to the art of dance.
As part of celebrations, the President of the CID annually sends the official message for Dance Day which circulates in every country around the world.
International Dance Day was introduced in 1982 by the International Dance Council (CID) at United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris, France. CID is the official organization for all forms of dance in all countries of the world.
Further, the date for observing Dance Day on 29 April is not linked to a particular person or a particular form of dance, although it’s also the day when the French dancer and creator of modern ballet Jean-Georges Noverre was born.