World Dance Day celebration was initiated by Santosh Nair in 2011 as an association with IHC & Sadhya. 65 artistes from ten different dance companies took to the stage & celebrated what they love most…Dance.


Sadhya was able to get the support of National School of Drama & The Indian Council of Cultural Relations and the occasion got celebrated at Abhimanch, NSD with around eighty artistes.


2013 saw a very interesting venue-the Plaza Steps at the India Habitat Centre where 100 artistes from different genres of dance performed creating a much appreciated spectacle for the audience.


In 2014 it went a step further…. the occasion got celebrated at two different venues….on two different dates…At Meghdoot Theatre 3, Sangeet Natak Akademi on the 27 th April’2014 & at Plaza Steps, India Habitat Centre on 29 th April’2014…….WITH 120 artistes.


2015 saw 130 artistes presenting an eclectic mix of traditional, classical & contemporary dance styles, where the experimental piece strung together simultaneous performances by ten different dance companies. A full house ticketed show at Kamani Auditorium, with a few hundred still waiting outside reflected both the popularity and the excellence of the showcase.


2016 was a change of city, World Dance Day was presented in NCPA, Mumbai with the best of the companies in Contemporary, Classical & popular Dance Styles. The show was a runaway success with eight dance companies & eighty artistes.


2017 promised yet again the fervour of this beautiful journey that gocreated with the performances of different dance companies presenting a bouquet of the distinct genres. This was presented by NCPA, MUMBAI in association with Sadhya, Santosh Nair.


2018 was another feather in the cap, The World dance Day got celebrated in two cities, Mumbai at Tata Theatre, NCPA & Siri Fort Auditorium, Delhi. Nearly 250 artistes were a part of this grand event.


In 2019 the celebrations were held at Sangeet Shyamala and at Meghdoot Theatre, Sangeet Natak Akademi, Delhi, with more than 150 artistes.