Hamilton National Dance Day

July 2018

Hamilton National Dance Day is a celebration of culture through dance in Central New York. It will consist of a series of workshops and classes, culminating in a variety show where all of the attendees can participate. 
Sponsored by Hamilton National Dance Day Inc. 

Put on your dancing shoes for Hamilton National Dance Day

“Hamilton National Dance Day is a space to learn and to interact with others and to be a part of something that’s a little bit bigger; it’s about connecting with your fellow dancers to learn about dance and culture,” said Adams. “I am excited to see this come to fruition and see members of the community work with Colgate students and dance side-by-side, having that shared experience.”

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Hamilton to Host Summer Dance Event

Culturally, dance bridges gaps between groups and fosters a dialogue of non-verbal communication. As a universal art form, dance has the ability to create openness and a greater sense of community between groups. It is the hope of uniting people of different cultures and life experiences in the Village of Hamilton that Colgate alumna and Executive Director of the project Terica Adams '12 is spearheading Hamilton National Dance Day.

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Press Release: Hamilton National Dance Day Launch on Capitol Hill

Washington D.C. 2/27/2014 - Terica Adams, Executive Director, presided over the evening program. Great emphasis was placed on dance as a method of cultural communication and a bridge to increase understanding, awareness, and genuine connections amongst individuals. Research was presented on dance’s ability to improve employee productivity on behalf of Danielle Iwata, executive leadership member studying overseas in London: “Dance shows great promise in enhancing communication skills through understanding nonverbal cues; bettering problem solving because of amplified creativity; and improving teamwork through enhanced understanding of group affect.”

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Bridging Gaps, Fostering Relationships and Transforming through Dance.

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