On International Dance Day, leading UK venues celebrate the club's contribution to dance culture whilst donating a share of their bar profits to War Child UK.
Words by TRTD
29th April is International Dance Day – a date which marks a global celebration of dance, recognised by UNESCO and all UN Member States.
Historically, this day has mostly honoured dance in a theatrical setting, so this year The Right To Dance is launching an initiative called Dance For Good that pays tribute to the club’s contribution to dance culture worldwide.
Fundraising from a night on the dance floor
As a mark of how dance music and the dance floor can be a positive force, we’re collaborating with some of the UK’s leading venues to raise money for War Child UK across the weekend of International Dance Day.
Corsica Studios, The Jazz Cafe, NAM, Patterns, Peckham Audio, Phonox, The Carpet Shop, Joshua Brooks, The Love Inn, TOLA and Village Underground will all be donating a share of their bar profits from a night on the dance floor, so everyone attending those spots on the 29th April is directly contributing to the collective fundraising effort.
Sharing stories and memories from the dance floor
Online, throughout the week leading up to 29th April, we’re working with our partners from across the underground - from participating venues, to promoters, DJs and media - to help position club culture as a key part of International Dance Day celebrations. We’re also encouraging the wider club-going community around the UK to take part, sharing their own special stories and memories from the dance floor by tagging @therighttodance #internationaldanceday #danceforgood.
The right to community, freedom, identity, self-expression
The central premise of TRTD is to celebrate dance music past and present, and how its values of community, identity, freedom and self-expression are shared by War Child through their psychosocial work in creating safe spaces for children in conflict zones. Through Dance For Good, we’re aiming to create an annual initiative for the underground to rally behind these values, celebrating what dancing represents within club culture, while also raising funds for War Child to help support children and their right to community, freedom, identity, self-expression…and right to dance.
Support War Child beyond International Dance Day
The Right To Dance celebrates club culture all year round, not just for International Dance Day, through a monthly membership that offers music, content, events and partner rewards. All profits from The Right To Dance are donated to War Child, which means your monthly membership directly supports children in conflict zones.