House of Commons
INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY
EDM #2171
Tabled 11 March 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House acknowledges International Dance Day on 29 April 2019, celebrating the UK dance sector, which is vibrant and diverse and a flagship UK industry; notes that as well as being a great UK art form, dance has a unique and important role to play in education, health and well being, community cohesion, social mobility and diversity; further notes that dance is at the heart of our UK creative industries, a sector worth over £100 billion and growing at twice the rate of the economy; welcomes the work of One Dance UK, providing valuable support and one strong national voice for the sector; and congratulates all those working in the UK dance sector, from dance artists and choreographers to educators, students, researchers and some of the world's most renowned companies and theatres.

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