International Dance Day is celebrated globally on April 29. The day was created by the performing arts partner of UNESCO – the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute.
29 April marks the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre. Noverre was the creator of modern ballet. World Dance Day aims to spread the message about the benefits of dancing and bring people together as a community.
Every year, International Dance Committee and the International Theatre Institute ITI select an outstanding dance personality to write a message for International Dance Day.
Here is a list of 7 outstanding Guinness World Records in dance:
Bandana Nepal, Longest Dancing Marathon by an individual
Bandana broke the world record in 2018 when she danced for 126 hours (over 5 days). The then 18 year old danced exclusively to Nepalese music and took small breaks to feed herself.
MTV O Music Awards, Longest dance marathon by a team
The team that achieved this feath included Jo Lee, Adrienna Malena, Amber Baker, Kenya Clay, Danielle Rrago, Courteney Winter, Christina Sigler, Marissa Bearer, Amy Morgan, Nichlos Gioioga, Carlee Hoshowski, Melanie Ullman, and Will Thomas. They danced at the second MTV O Music Awards at The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, California, USA, on 30-31 October 2011.
Largest Ramayana Dance
The largest Ramayana dance record was achieved by 230 dancers from the Sendratari Ramayana Prambanan troupe (Indonesia) at the Open Theater Ramayana Prambanan, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on October 15, 2012.
Anthony Morigerato, most taps in one minute
Anthony broke the world record with 1163 taps in a minute in June 2011. He performed with 293 reverse paddles within the time period.
On April 11, 2016 the largest Karma Naach dance record was created by 3,049 participants in a traditional attire. It was achieved by District Administration Mandla (India), in Madhya Pradesh, India.
Largest Bollywood dance
This record was broken by 9129 particpants by the Maratha Mandal Group of Institutions on February 5, 2017.
Largest Kaikottikali dance
The largest Kaikottikali dance has 6,582 participants, achieved by Twenty20 Kizahakkambalam Association, Kitex, Parvanendu School of Thiruvathira and Chavara Cultural Centre. The event took place at Kitex, Kizahakkambalam, Kerala, on May 1, 2017.