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International Dance Council - CID

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The International Dance Council CID-UNESCO CID is the official umbrella organization for all forms of dance in all countries of the world.

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Main characteristics CID is an umbrella organization, in the sense that it evolves on a different level from its members. It is not connected to any particular dance school, company, federation or other institution. It does not organize festivals, workshops or competitions. Being strictly non-commercial, it sells no products or services. It is independent of any government, political ideology or economic interest. CID treats all forms of dance on an equal basis. It does not promote a particular view of dance, recognizing its universal character as an art form, as a means of education and as a research subject. It is non-discriminatory. Reflecting the principles of the United Nations and UNESCO, it is open to all approaches to dance, without prejudice for race, gender, religion, political affiliation or social status. CID is governed democratically - its leadership is elected every four years. Elected officers receive no emolument. Membership is increasing constantly; in 2009 it included more than 600 institutional members (federations, schools, companies, competitions, festivals etc.) and over 4,000 individual members (choreographers, educators, dance historians, administrators, critics and others) in 155 countries. It is open to membership, accepting organizations, institutions or persons with sufficient credentials.

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What being a CID Member means Above all, it is a gesture towards the global family of dancers - you declare that you feel part of it. It is also a statement on the unity of dance forms - dance takes countless shapes but the art of dance is one. Among other advantages, Members of the CID-UNESCO are entitled to: 1. Receive certificates and parchments signed by the president, CID badges, stickers, posters, books, DVDs and other material, always free of charge. 2. Take part in international festivals, congresses, workshops, competitions and other events organized by Members of the CID. 3. Be informed about opportunities such as scholarships, invitations to perform, to teach or to lecture, new publications etc. The CID Circular is mailed to over 100,000 dance professionals in 200 countries. 4. Be listed with your full profile in the Who's Who in Dance Global Directory (over 150,000 addresses, by far the largest in the arts) 5. Address inquiries to the CID Secretariat, which is staffed by several full-time experienced members and has a huge archive of resources. 6. Meet other members and be part of a network including thousands of specialists in more than 150 countries, who are eager to cooperate with other CID members. 7. Have a discount on services (workshops, competitions, festivals etc.) or publications (magazines, books, CDs, video, DVDs, albums etc.) by member organizations. 8. Support applications to the UNESCO National Committee of their country or various sponsors to fund their travel abroad in order to represent their country. 9. Support applications for a visa to attend congresses and other events held under the auspices of CID. 10. Share the prestige of "the United Nations of Dance", as CID is usually called. 11. Certify their students world-wide under the Certification of Instruction Program. 12. Nominate colleagues for CID membership. 13. Found a Section of CID in their city, thus representing it officially.


The International Dance Council - Conseil International de la Danse CID is the official umbrella organization for all forms of dance in all countries of the world. CID is recognized by UNESCO, national and local governments, international organizations and institutions. It brings together the most important international, national and local organizations, as well as select individuals active in dance. It is a non-governmental organization founded in 1973 within the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, where it is based. Its members are the most prominent federations, associations, schools, companies and individuals in 155 countries. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Membership application 1. You send your professional profile (resume, curriculum vitae, bio) describing your activities in dance. If you have been nominated by a Member of the CID you do not need to send your profile. 2. Once your profile is approved, you send membership fee. 3. You receive a certificate signed by the President stating that you are a Member of the CID. You will also receive CID badges, presents and a variety of printed matter. 4. We send a monthly Circular announcing scholarships, grants, invitations to perform, conferences, publications, festivals and other events of international scope initiated by CID members around the world. You mention your CID registration number when applying to the above events. 5. You will find further information on CID at: Send your profile by email to or by letter to: International Dance Council CID UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis, FR-75732 Paris 15, France Contents of package sent upon receipt of membership fee: - Formal letter confirming annual membership, signed by the CID President - Parchment for framing on the wall - Receipt of payment - Member's badge, to wear at all times. - Stickers, for school entrance and for car windshield - Posters of CID congresses, for wall decoration - Various presents, usually a book, a DVD, printed matter etc.