International Dance Day (World Dance Day) has been celebrated on April 29 through promotion by the International Dance Council . The date was suggested by Pyotr Gusev to commemorate the birthday of Jean -Georges Noverre.Among the goals of the Dance Day are to increase the awareness of the importance of dance among the general public, as well as to persuade governments all over the world to provide a proper place for dance in all systems of education.
While dance has been an integral part of human culture through out its history, it is under prioritized by official establishments in the world. The year 2005 focus of the Dance Day was on primary education.India offers a number of classical Indian dance forms, each of which can be traced to different parts of the country.
Three best known Hindu deities, Shiva, Kali and Krishna, are typically represented dancing. Sangeet Natak Akademi currently confers classical status on eight Indian dance styles are:-Bharat Nattyam (Tamil Nadu), Kathak (Uttar Pradesh),Kathakali (Kerala),Kuchipudi (Andhra Pradesh), Manipuri(Manipur),Mohiniyattam (Kerala),Odissi (Orissa) and Sattriya (Assam).Other art dances yet to be conferred as classical dances are:-Gaudiya Nritya – Bengali art dance, Andhra Natyam – Telugu art dance Odra Natya-Oriya art dance, Vilasini Nrityam/Natyam – Telugu art dance andKerala Natanam – Kerala classical dance.