Events briefing


  1. All events

1.1.  Use of the CID logo in connection with events is not allowed.

1.2.  All announcements are posted free of charge at

1.3.  Photos and posters can be posted at Instagram   #CIDDanceEvents


1.4.  An event can be a festival, an international congress, a world congress, a workshop, a competition.

  1. Endorsed events

  CID does not organize events. Its Members organize countless events such as classes, workshops, festivals, competitions, conferences etc.

  Only events endorsed by CID can feature the CID logo. Using the CID logo or CID endorsement without permission is illegal. The CID logo cannot appear on certificates, diplomas, prizes or any other documents not printed by the CID Secretariat and signed by the President or the General Secretary of CID. Exceptionally the CID logo can appear on certificates attesting participation at an event endorsed by CID.

  Events can be endorsed by CID only if they:

–  are organized by CID members

–  are attended by CID members 

–  include an International Certification awarding ceremony

  Endorsement is for one time only, it has to be renewed if the event is repeated. Endorsement is granted to a limited number of events each year, by formal letter only.

Events endorsed by CID:

–  can use the CID logo (separately from other logos) 

–  are announced at the CID Panorama (900,000 visits)

–  are announced in the CID Circular sent to over 30,000 dance professionals in 200 countries.

Other advantages

–  Organizers can apply for support to the City Council, the Ministry of Culture and other public agencies

–  The event, bearing the prestigious endorsement of CID, enjoys appreciation by private sponsors

–  More participants take part in order to obtain International Certification.

–  The CID Secretariat can offer guidance in organizational matters.

–  An official representative of CID can attend


  1. International Congresses

  A CID International Congress follows the pattern of a CID World Congress, with the following differences:

  1. It is not necessarily focused on research or presentation of original works
  2. It can be national or regional in focus, though open to all countries
  3. It does not necessarily have a Scientific Committee or other committees
  4. It can last any number of days
  5. It can have its own schedule
  6. It can be focused on a specific form of dance or approach to dance.
  7. It does not necessarily have a website where conditions are presented in detail.
  8. It does not necessarily have proceedings published in printed form or online
  9. It is not necessarily organized by a Section of the CID.

    Organizers are asked to follow the CID Congress pattern as far as possible, but they can deviate from it if necessary.

    A CID Congress, like any event fully endorsed by the CID, should:

  1. Be attended and organized by CID Members.
  2. Be open to all nationalities, without any discrimination based on religion, gender, race, political or other orientation, according to the principles of UNESCO and the United Nations.
  3. Be open to all approaches to the specific kind of dance it is focused.
  4. Give equal time and conditions to all presenters.
  5. Abstain from value judgements or evaluation of presentations; not give prizes, classifications or distinctions.


  1. World Congresses

    CID World Congresses, on the other hand, have a prescribed schedule and specifications. Visit the general Congress website   or the website of a specific CID World Congress, for example: 

    See specifications and list of CID International Congresses at: 


  1. Competitions

  1. Judges (adjudicators, evaluators) should be appointed by an independent organization, not by the competition organizer.
  1. Competitors should be classified according to International Certification Level (one Level is 150 hours) so that beginners do not compete against advanced dancers.
  1. Competitors should not be declared winners unless their category contains at least 10 competitors.
  1. Names of organizers, judges and competitors should be posted permanently at the Competition website for at least 5 years, as well as ranking of competitors in each category. That website should contain the rules, the body appointing judges, the full list of titles awarded, as well as the ratio between the number of competitors and the number of winners.


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