The best World projects in choreography
REALIZE YOUR POTENTIAL IN DANCE!
Competitions and festivals
  • Ballet Competitions
  • Festivals of national cultures
  • Children's and youth choreographic competitions
Education and Career:
  • Seminars
  • Master classes
  • Business education in choreography
Congresses and Forums:
  • 57th World Dance Research Congress
  • General Assembly of CID UNESCO
Support and partnership
  • Subsidies
  • Scholarships
  • Grants

DREAM OF GREAT AND BUILD YOUR FUTURE!
UNESCO INTERNATIONAL DANCE COUNCIL (CID UNESCO)
It is the only official organization that unites all forms of dance in all countries of the world. CID is a partner of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and culture.

It is a non-governmental organization founded in 1973 at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, where it is based to this day.

Official, recognized by the governments of 155 countries, is the World

Global, not associated with any particular country, independent of any influence or interest

Democratically regulates elected officials, covering absolutely all types of dance

Competent, bringing together highly qualified specialists

CID does not discriminate. Reflecting the principles of the United Nations and UNESCO, it is open to all forms of dance, without prejudice to race, gender, religion, political beliefs or social status.

CID members include the most important international, national and local organizations, well-known federations, associations, schools, companies in more than 170 countries, as well as private elected representatives of the dance culture.

WHAT DOES MEMBERSHIP OF THE UNESCO DANCE COUNCIL GIVE?

In addition to the prestigious title of a member of the UNESCO International Dance Council, the highest body for dance, you are entitled to:

OBTAINING THE TITLE OF A MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL DANCE COUNCIL OF UNESCO
The title of CID UNESCO Member can be obtained in three steps:
  • INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP
  • for amateur and professional choreographic groups, dance theaters, institutions of basic and additional education, public and private, with training programs for the art of choreography
  • INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP
  • for dancers, choreographers and teachers without age restrictions
  • INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION
  • Your pupils and students, an official educational attestation recognized throughout the world
OUR MISSION -

to provide teachers of additional education, choreographers, choreographers, choreographers and dancers with high-quality products for the development of professional activities, the implementation of creative ideas, the successful functioning of their choreographic collective, the popularization of creative activities among national and international media, government institutions.

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PRESIDENT ALKIS RAFTIS
Professor, PhD, Sociologist, Dance Historian

Dr. Alkis Raftis was born in Athens.

 

He has degrees from 4 universities and is fluent in 8 languages. Taught at 4 universities and lectured at 20 other higher education institutions around the world. Author of 22 books on dance, culture and management. He has translated and edited 28 books on choreographic art.

 

Dr. Raftis has held leadership positions in industrial, banking and cultural organizations in Europe. He is the President of the Dora Stratu National Dance Theater in Athens.

 

Visits different countries every month to meet with members of the International Dance Council.

INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY
Established by the International Dance Council CID UNESCO in 1982

On April 29, as every year, Dance Day is celebrated all over the world by millions of dancers.


The date was proposed by the teacher and choreographer Pyotr Gusev in memory of the French choreographer, theorist and reformer of ballet Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), who was born on that day, who went down in history as the “father of modern ballet.”


Visit the official website www.DanceDay.CID-world.org to find:

 

  • Guidelines and Ideas for the Annual Celebration of International Dance Day
  • Official announcement for Dance Day 2020 as well as announcements from previous years
  • Events by country, region and city