Celebrating World Dance Day

Covid-19 pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. But that hasn’t deterred anyone’s spirit by any means. As we celebrate World Dance Day today, the confluence of sound, rhythm and movement is all set to spread hope amid the crisis.

It is said dance is the hidden language of the soul. So true, isn’t it? Since ancient times dance has been an integral part of our lives and to commemorate this beautiful performing art, International Dance Day or World Dance Day is celebrated on April 29.

Started by The International Dance Committee of the UNESCO International Theatre Institute in 1982, the day is commemorated to increase awareness on the importance of dance and celebrate the rhythm of life. It is the anniversary of the birth of Jean-Georges Noverre, the creator of modern ballet

While every year several dance related activities are held to commemorate the day, this year it’s different … Covid-19 pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. But that hasn’t deterred anyone’s spirit by any means. The confluence of sound, rhythm and movement is all set to spread hope amid the crisis worldwide.

Dance lovers from Muscat too joins in this spirit and adhering to the social distancing norms, the dance schools have started taking online dance sessions and workshops for the students.

“We treat our students as a family and started virtual sessions which can keep them fit, fine and happy by offering free virtual sessions on various dance forms. We encourage everyone to take advantage of these sessions whether they are our students or not,” said Tejas Udani Gupta, director and choreographer of Kings United Dance Academy Muscat.

Seeing the overwhelming response from the people they decided to help people to be active during the lockdown by promoting dance.

“Kings United Dance Academy Muscat is having various activities on its social media pages on World Dance Day with an exciting dance competition open for one and all in the Middle East, she added.