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International organizations in dance

A partial list compiled by the

International Dance Council CID, UNESCO, Paris

 

 

Arthur Murray Dance Studios                                          www.arthurmurray.com

Asian DanceSport Federation                                                           www.adsf.org

Asian Professional DanceSport Council                                  www.apdc-asia.org

Association of International Dance Teachers                                www.aidt.co.za

Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing               www.comdance.asn.au

Confederacion Interamericana de Danza                                       www.laciad.org

Dance Alliance                                                                   www.dancealliance.org

European Dance Sport Federation                                     http://idsa.com.ua/edsf

Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios                                www.fredastaire.com

Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing                                         www.istd.org

International Association of Blacks in Dance                        www.philadanco.org

International Association for Dance Medicine and Science         www.iadms.org

International Cheer Union                                                    http://cheerunion.org

International Dance Association                                          www.idadance.com

International Dance Federation - South Africa                     www.dancefed.co.za

International Dance Federation                                               www.idfdance.com

International Dance Federation of India                                              www.idfi.cc

International Dance Organization                                          www.ido-online.org

International Dance Sport Association                                      http://idsa.com.ua

International Dance Teachers' Association                                   www.idta.co.uk

International Dance Union                                            www.interdanceunion.org

International DanceSport Federation                                                 www.idsf.net

International Federation of Modern Dance Sports        http://dance.different.hu   

International Hustle Dance Association                                      www.i-h-d-a.com

International Ministers of Dance Alliance                  www.theremnantdance.com

International Professional DanceSport Council                             www.ipdsc.org

International Tap Association                                                   www.tapdance.org

National Dance Education Organization                                         www.ndeo.org

Professional Dancers Federation                                                   http://pdfusa.org

Professional World Council of Dance                www.confederaciondedanza.org

Theatre Dance Council International                                           www.tdci.org.uk

United Kingdom Alliance                                                     www.ukadance.co.uk

United Country Western Dance Council                                      http://ucwdc.org

USA Dance                                                                               http://usadance.org

World Dance Alliance - Americas                                     www.wda-americas.net

World Artistic Dance Federation                                   http://worldartdance.com

World Dance Allicane - Asian Pacific                                        www.wda-ap.org

World Dance Alliance - Europe                                            www.wda-europe.net

World DanceSport Federation                     www.worlddancesportfederation.org

World Country Dance Federation                                           www.worldcdf.com

World Dance Council                                                           www.wdcdance.com

World Dance Movement                                    http://worlddancemovement.com

World Federation of Ballroom Dancers                                 www.bdfonline.info

World Salsa Federation                                       www.worldsalsafederation.com

World Swing Dance Council                                  http://swingdancecouncil.com

 

 

 

 

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A checklist for organizations

 

 

  The International Dance Council CID receives often complaints regarding events proposed by organizations claiming national or international status.

 

  The following checklist has been compiled to help distinguish between real and fictitious non-profit organizations.

 

1.  Does the "organization" have a legal status, offices, salaried staff, a budget, a bank account, a long history?

 

2.  Is it accredited by government agencies or independent authorities?

 

3.  Who are its leaders, do they have sufficient credentials, have they been elected by a General Assembly, how many members voted?

 

4.  Ask for printed material and signed documents to be mailed to you. Do not rely on email messages or websites, especially when they do not feature names, phone numbers and street addresses, not PO boxes.

 

5.  Check their website for a legal office address, names and addresses of elected officers, past activities, list of active members. Check its visits counter.

 

6.  Ask: Are they open to new voting members? What are their resources? How do they cover office expenses?

 

7.  Remember:

-  Anyone can found his own "organization" with an impressive name, a website and ambitious goals - there is no law against it.

-  There are many so-called organizations that are actually a disguised business run by a single person operating from his home.

-  Very few organizations claiming international status have a large number of members, official recognition, democratically elected officers and employees to operate a real secretariat.

-  Many business companies deceive customers by calling them "members"; members vote for their leadership, customers don't.

 

8.  Titles (diplomas, certificates, prizes, degrees, championships etc.) issued by private organizations do not have legal value unless recognized by state agencies.

 

9.  Before registering for an event (festival, workshop, competition etc.) check if it is organized by a competent organization with a legal address. Ask for a receipt of payment.

 

10. Read about fraudulent conference announcements in the website of the Union of International Associations:    www.uia.be/node/46358

 

 

 

  Ask embarrassing questions, real organizations are not afraid of them.