Statement of Solidarity
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.” This quote from a sermon on courage delivered by Martin Luther King, Jr. 55 years ago, still resonates with urgency today. We at the National Dance Society stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers of color. We understand that dance is a powerful medium through which we can showcase all the human emotions and the toll exacted by injustice, fear, degradation, and disrespect. Our motto of Dance For All is founded in the belief that dance is an inclusive, healthy, lifelong activity, that should be available to everyone. We are committed to giving everyone a voice and encourage creative expression to help bring about the necessary changes that must occur in our society. Our annual conference, entitled Dance in Broad Perspectives is a forum in which to engage in diverse applications within the field of dance. We are committed to continually offering avenues of inclusion in all aspects of our artform. We affirm the value of dance, and the arts as a whole, to the communal enhancement of a cohesive society, and strive to promote unity. We must do this together. Black Lives Matter.