About World Congress
The best opportunity to showcase your work to more than 300 dance teachers, choreographers, researchers, journalists, organizers and suppliers from the 5 continents.

The World Congress is a scientific conference, a trade fair and a participatory event, facilitating networking with colleagues and informal discussions. All forms of dance are represented.
The program includes:

  • Research reports
  • Lectures
  • Classes
  • Performances
  • Video projections
  • Exhibitions
  • Press Conference
  • Excursions

Organized by Moscow Section CID UNESCO
Submitting a presentation is optional. Absentee presenters can register also; their presentations will be included in the program and in the proceedings. The proceedings website is visited by tens of thousands of dance professionals all over the world. To apply for a visa and/or to sponsors participants receive an official invitation.

Characteristics of the CID World Congress
  • Number of conferees: from 300 up to 500.
  • Largest number of countries: from 25 up to 50, from all 5 continents.
  • Held for 30 consecutive years, since 1987: 56 Congresses in total.
  • Organized by a CID Section, not a private business.
  • Maximum publicity: announced 1 year earlier, covered by dozens of dance magazines and newsletters, emailed to over 100,000 dance professionals in 200 countries.
  • Not to be confused with festivals, conferences, workshops, symposiums, trade fairs etc., while containing their most important features.
  • Official recognition: endorsed by Ministries and government agencies.
  • Scientific Committee composed of university professors from 7 countries.
  • Full texts submitted for approval – no abstracts.
  • Deadline for proposals is one month before the Congress.
  • No keynote speakers, no invited guests, no visitors: only registered participants, that is select professionals.
  • Time allowed is equal to all conferees.
  • Full proceedings, including all texts, videos, music, pictures etc. posted on the Congress website, viewed by tens of thousands.
  • All forms of dance are represented: ballet, modern, folk, ballroom, contemporary, traditional, classical, tango, Oriental, etc.
  • All approaches: teaching, performing, research, therapy, criticism, recreation, management, journalism etc.
  • Including: performances, classes, research reports, lecture-demonstrations, exhibitions/sales, video projections, visits etc.
  • A dancer’s bag with gifts given to each conferee, including: certificate, parchment for wall framing, program, posters, badges, stickers for school entrance and for car windshield, a book, tourist information, handouts etc.
  • Venue is a prestigious building in the city center.
  • Staffed entirely by volunteers, members of the CID.
  • Publishing full list of conferees, plus final results in figures, plus names of all organizers with their contact details.
No other meeting in the world has more than 3 of the above 20 features. You will be proud to be part of it.