Happy 38th International Dance Day

Today is the International Dance Day Celebration. What is your favorite kind of dance? Do you practice dancing?

As for me, I am fond of soca music. In 2008, I discovered this music when I spent a six-month internship as a journalist in a state-run media company in Trinidad and Tobago.

In 2020, during the lockdown, I started to take the online sokafit lessons from the Master coach Jenny PAULIN. Since I subscribed to her Instagram and Facebook page, I dance twice or three times a week. Next date is Thursday April 30th, 2020.

Sokafit consists of doing fitness on soca music. Soca music was developed in the 1970s in the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago. Soca is a modern form of calypso music with an up-tempo beat. People can dance soca at Carnival and at fetes.

Bunji Garlin from Trinidad and Tobago
Machel Montano from Trinidad and Tobago

The D-day

In 1982, The Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute founded this day which is celebrated every year on the 29th April. Today marks the birthday of Jean-George Noverre (1727-1810), creator of modern ballet.

The International Dance Day aims at highlighting the talent of dancers all over the world, and celebrating every kind of dances. Dance is a sport, an art form, a language that can bring people together.

The event can be celebrated online.

St@y connected!

Salaura DIDON

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