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house Bill H. Res. 304

Does The U.S. Need A National Dance Day?

Argument in favor

Who doesn't love to dance? A national dance day will help promote the fun and health benefits of dance.

Argument opposed

Congress shouldn't be spending time designating a national day for dance — isn't there enough dance in the world already?

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      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
    IntroducedJuly 17th, 2013

What is House Bill H. Res. 304?

This resolution would express the sense of Congress that July 27th should be designated as National Dance Day.

Individual states and localities can have their own celebrations that showcase diverse artistic, regional, and ethnic forms of dance. Sponsoring Rep. Eleanor Norton (D-DC) and other supporters of this resolution hope that the "national commitment to dance" honored in this day will promote better health practices

H.Res. 304 assumes that dance improves heart health, burns calories, and strengthens muscles.


People who love to dance, people who hate dancing, and dance communities across the U.S.

Cost of House Bill H. Res. 304

A CBO cost estimate is unavailable.

Official Title

Expressing support for dancing as a form of valuable exercise and artistic expression, and for the designation of July 27, 2013, as National Dance Day.