International Dance Day

International Dance Day, observed annually on April 29th, is a day dedicated to celebrating dance all over the world. One of the goals of International Dance Day is to bring people from all over the world together through the common language of dance. Dance on over to the Lititz Public Library and check out these dance resources and more!

NutcrackerThe Nutcracker / an American Ballet Theatre and Mikhail Baryshnikov production ; produced by Yanna Kroyt Brandt ; directed Tony Charmoli – join Clara as she ventures with the Nutcracker through the land of the sweets, performed by one of the best ballet companies in the world.

Riverdance, live from New York City / Tyrone Productions ; Radio Telefis Eirann ; produced by Moya Doherty ; directed by John McColgan – enjoy this performance showcasing traditional Irish dance along with flamenco dancing and traditional Russian folk dancing.

Dancers of the WorldDancers of the world : a journey around the world with beautiful dancers… / by Aurélia Hardy ; illustrated by Sybile – take a journey around the world with 15 young dancers who show how they express themselves through movement and music.

Tap-dance fever / by Pat Brisson ; illustrated by Nancy Cote – Annabelle Applegate will not stop tap-dancing no matter what the frustrated citizens of Fiddlers Creek do to make her quit

Classical Ballet TechniqueClassical ballet technique / Gretchen Ward Warren ; photographs by Susan Cook ; foreword by Robert Joffrey – begin or perfect your ballet technique with this book containing over 2,600 photographs demonstrating ballet movements.

Bunheads / Misty Copeland ; illustrated by Setor Fiadzigbey – discover a love of ballet alongside a young dancer as she steps into her first ballet class.

Feel the beat : dance poems that zing from salsa to swing / Marilyn Singer ; illustrated by Kristi Valiant – explore various forms of dance, and how they exist in many cultures, with this collection of poems whose rhythms mimic the beat of dance steps.

Drumbeat in Our FeetDrumbeat in our feet / by Patricia A. Keeler and Jâulio T. Leitäao ; illustrated by Patricia A. Keeler – discover traditional African dance as performed long ago and today.