photo credit Simon Gentry.
Photo by Simon Gentry. Core Dance, Jekyll Island, GA

2020 National Water Dance


We are Still Dancing! National Water Dance is not cancelled, instead we are adapting to our changing circumstances and the need for everyone to practice social distancing by moving forward with exclusively online performances! Participants will live stream their dance on social media from wherever they are, be it their living room or back yard and we will share all the videos from participants on social media.

Why are we still dancing? Because we believe that our collective energy is just what the world needs in moving forward and past this moment in time. Where are we dancing? In our living rooms or backyards—wherever we are, we will be sharing it online. When are we dancing? On April 18th at 4PM EST.

Check out the map below for where performers will be “dancing for their lives” on April 18th.

On April 18, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. EST we will dance for our lives in a nation-wide simultaneous dance event. National Water Dance is an artist-driven collective of dancers, students, educators and community members who create simultaneous performances across the United States including Puerto Rico. Our focus on this election year is climate change. 2020 is a year to get-out-the vote and to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women that right. We invite you to dance with us—to secure voting rights for everyone, to be accountable for our environment, to vote for action on climate change, and to bring us back into balance with this precious planet that we all call home.

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NWD Projects is committed to providing disability accommodations for all of our events and performances. We believe that the arts are enhanced and enriched when all community members have the ability to participate. Please contact Dale Andree for more information or to request specific accommodations.