The CID Circular

01.  6th Teleconference in Florida, USA
Dance professionals from all countries are invited to the 6th annual International Teleconference on 11-15 November 2020. Language: English; platform: www.Zoom.us. To register send email with your data.

02.  CID Teleconference Russia
Dance teachers in Russia are invited to take part in the CID Tele-conference on 17 October 2020. Language: Russian; platform: www.Zoom.us. To register send email with your data.

03.  Dance in Japan
Visit the redesigned website “History of dance in Japan” at www.Raftis.org

04.  International Certification of Dance Studies
The official document offered by serious dance schools all over the world. Post pictures of your awarding ceremony at  www.facebook.com/groups/CID.InternationalCertification

05.  CID Tereconference France
The theme is «Dance and nature ». Dance teachers in France are invited to take part in the CID Tele-conference on 23 October 2020. Language: French; platform: www.Zoom.us. To register send email with your data.

 

BRIEFING

Dance schools reopening

 

 

    Schools reopen after taking the necessary measures. The trouble is no one really knows what are the prescribed measures for dance schools, much less for each particular form of dance. We advise:

1Act quickly; if you delay your students (less numerous this year) might go somewhere else.

2.  Apply all general measures for indoor physical activities, plus ideas you will get from others (gyms, massage parlors, sports, music schools, beauty salons etc.) to be on the safe side.

3.  Choose the stricter interpretation of rules and advertise it.

4.  Inform students one by one and assure them that you care for their health and that dancing at your school is absolutely safe.

5.  Adapt the program: no breaks, small classes, individual courses if necessary.

6.  Redesign classes: new content, more relaxed pace, distancing, face protection, no contacting

7.  Spaces: clean classrooms very often; abolish waiting rooms; adapt dressing rooms for zero contacts; apply regulations for bathrooms; increase aeration; turn air conditioning to open-circuit.

8.  Search for funding – measures are costly and sometimes not feasible. See if there are government subsidies for business affected by the pandemic.

9.  Find opportunities for students to meet before or after class to compensate for social warmth lost during classes.

10.  Offer International Certification to attract more students showing that your school takes seriously its educational role.

     Be decisive, you have a need to inspire full confidence. Do not leave the slightest doubt that dance is your life under any circumstances and you will never abandon it. You chose to become a teacher, this is not a job like any other – honor it by acting responsibly at hard times.

    The pandemic will pass but dance will never pass, it has always been there.

 

                                                                                                 Alkis Raftis

 

 

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International Dance Council  –  Conseil International de la Danse

CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France

Tel. +33 1 4568 4953       WhatsApp +33 6 1155 3111   www.CID-world.org

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01.  CID Tele-conference Austria
Dance teachers in Austria are invited to take part in the CID Tele-conference on 02 November 2020. Language: German; platform: www.Zoom.us. To register send email with your data.

02.  CID Tele-conference Russia
Dance teachers in Russia are invited to take part in the CID Tele-conference on 17 October 2020. Language: Russian; platform: www.Zoom.us. To register send email with your data.

03.  CID Tele-conferences
CID plans a series of tele-conferences, one for each country. All dance professionals will be invited, CID Members and non-members, from all forms of dance. Each will briefly present her/himself and an open discussion will follow.

04.  Dance in Algeria
Visit the redesigned website “History of dance in Algeria” at www.Raftis.org

 

 

BRIEFING

Dance returns to nature

 

  We thought the global crisis would last a few months, now it looks like it will last a year or more. After the pandemic subsides, the economy will take long to recover. People might never return to old ways of living.
  Dance has suffered heavy damages, schools emptied or closed. Tango and ballroom dances have been the worst hit. Festivals and competitions practically disappeared. One cannot dance under fear.
  My proposal: Return to proven, time-honored, basic values. One of them is Mother Nature. Get out of the studio – teach in parks, yards, lawns, sports venues, open spaces.
  After all, dance was born under the sky and continued so for centuries. Villagers danced every Sunday afternoon in the village square. Ballet and Indian classical forms evolved from performances by itinerant artists who set up stages in vacant lots.
  It will take some adaptations: providing music, laying a floor, changing clothes – but these are practical details. The main issue is changing the attitude of people – the teacher’s role is to guide them towards a natural activity, free from worries, free from boundaries.
  Dance was not meant to take place within four walls, it gradually turned into classes within four walls and spectacles in closed theaters.
  Try dancing in the sunshine or in the moonlight, breathing fresh air, try dancing in the rain!

 

                                                                                                    Alkis Raftis

 

 

 

Find more events at the CID Panorama, send announcement of your event to be posted at www.Panorama.CID-world.org
The CID Circular is compiled by Alkis Raftis and sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.
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CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France
Tel. +33 1 4568 4953       WhatsApp +33 6 1155 3111   www.CID-world.org
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01.  CID tele-conference Netherlands

School Directors in the Netherlands and others speaking Dutch are invited to a tele-conference to discuss national issues concerning dance schools. To take part write to the CID Secretariat.

02.  The CID Panorama of Events

Find festivals, competitions and other events at http://Panorama.CID-world.org  Travel restrictions will stop sooner or later, be prepared.

BRIEFING

Dance schools reopening

 

  Schools will reopen, expecting much less students. This is a challenge, you want to be among those who will survive. When the pandemic broke out we advised distance classes as a temporary measure. This is what we advise now:

1.  Do not give up. Dance is a vital necessity, it has endured all kinds of calamities since humanity exists, it will flourish again soon. Show that you are confident and dedicated, let others abandon, you are here for the long haul.

2.  Intensify advertising and promotion. Open accounts at all social media, work on them seeking followers actively. Focus on what your school offers better than others.

3.  Mention hygiene practices you take: Washing hands frequently, wearing face masks or transparent shields, keep 2 meter distance between dancers, install open-circuit air-conditioning or strong ventilators, disinfect handles, floors, dressing rooms.

4.  Start small group classes or individual teaching. Listen to the fears of students or their parents, find ways to accommodate them. Better operate below cost now than lose students.

5.  Offer International Certification to show that your classes are serious. All educational institutions offer valid documents, dance schools are no exception.

 

Find more events at the CID Panorama, only endorsed events are announced here.

The CID Circular is compiled by Alkis Raftis and sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.

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International Dance Council  –  Conseil International de la Danse

CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France

Tel. +33 1 4568 4953       WhatsApp +33 6 1155 3111   www.CID-world.org

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01.  CID tele-conferences
CID Sections will hold tele-conferences to discuss local issues. CID Members will receive an invitation to take part in a session at zoom.us

02.  New CID address
The CID Circular is sent to you from our new email address. Please delete our previous address (CID-portal.org) from your address book. Visit www.CID-world.org to explore all the free services available to CID Members.

03.  Social media
Open accounts at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn. Connect with CID there but do not send messages, use email for official correspondence. Call us through WhatsApp.

04.  Proud CID Members
Use your title after your name: Member of the International Dance Council CID (or Member of the CID). Wear the CID lapel pin. Show the CID logo on your:
–  business card (visiting card), see  www.CID-world.org/card/
–  website
–  Facebook page, or page in other social media
–  entrance of premises.


BRIEFING

Meet the current CID President – Alkis Raftis in figures



–  Born in Athens. Since 1862 his great grandfather and grandfather were bakers in Plaka, the old town under the Acropolis.
–  His 2 parents and 2 cousins were prominent members of the Resistance during the Nazi occupation of Greece
–  Speaks 6 languages, plus understanding of Αncient Greek and Latin
–  Served for 2 years in the Greek Army Signal Corps
–  Graduated from 4 top grade universities in Athens and Paris
–  Taught in 4 universities and lectured in over 20 universities in 10 countries
–  Held top posts such as Vice-Governor of the national investment bank of Greece, Chief Engineer of a large industrial plant and Projects Manager at a multinational corporation in Nigeria.
–  Author of 21 books; editor of 28 books, 7 CD-ROMs and DVDs, 6 CDs, 50 websites.
–  Editor of a 32 page color magazine on dance, 114 issues since 1992
–  Organizer of 30 world congresses, hundreds of lectures, workshops, performances, festivals and other events pertaining to dance
–  Elected President of 2 world-renowned organizations: the national Dora Stratou Dance Theatre in Athens, and the International Dance Council CID at UNESCO, Paris.
–  Travels abroad 20 times a year invited to attend dance events, has visited 60 countries

www.Alkis.Raftis.org     www.Raftis.org


Find more events at the CID Panorama, only endorsed events are announced here.
The CID Circular is compiled by Alkis Raftis and sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.
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International Dance Council  –  Conseil International de la Danse
CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France
Tel. +33 1 4568 4953       WhatsApp +33 6 1155 3111   www.CID-world.org
www.facebook.com/international.dance.council.CID

01. World Congress in Athens

Registrations for the 55th World Congress are still open. You can take part as distance conferee and present your work. See Briefing below.

02. World Congress in Moscow

21-25 January 2021 in the Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Russia. Registrations are open www.Congress.CID-world.org https://cid.moscow

03. Dance literacy

Dance feeds the mind as well as the body. CID encourages dance professionals and students to read on dance. Now is the time to read more while schools are closed. Visit www.Writings.Raftis.org for digital books and articles, for assistance in publishing a book, and for titles of books by CID Members. Visit www.Raftis.org for material on the History of Dance.

BRIEFING

CID congresses are pioneers in distance participation, we have used it for many years for CID Members unable to attend physically.
Others have started lately to hold video conferences, but: (a) most are commercial (b) any one can take part (c) they are not combined with physically present conferees. Video conferences online are no substitute to real conferences.
CID congresses continue on the same formula that has proved so successful for more than 30 years – they will simply have more distance conferees than before.
You are welcome to take part as distance conferee.

a) Read details at http://2020CongressAthens.CID-world.org

b) Install https://zoom.us/ and call people to familiarize yourself with it

c) Register for the World Congress in Athens and for other schedules World Congresses.

Find more events at the CID Panorama, only endorsed events are announced here.

The CID Circular is compiled by Alkis Raftis and sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.

To ensure our messages reach you validate your address at the CID Portal.

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International Dance Council – Conseil International de la Danse

CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France

Tel. +33 1 4568 4953 WhatsApp +33 6 1155 3111 www.CID-world.org

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01.  55th World Congress, Athens
1-5 July 2020, all forms of dance, steadily the largest and richest in the world. For professionals only. Registrations are open. It will certainly take place, we have never cancelled an event since the first Congress in 1987. Participation  through video-conferencing is possible.   http://2020CongressAthens.CID-world.org

02.  Online conference
On 5 June 2020, theme: “Memoria Saltationis: The Memory of Dance”.

03.  UNESCO Prizes of USD 50,000 each
for outstanding practices advancing girls’ education. Deadline 26 May 2020.

04.  Distance (online) classes
Many CID Members offer distance classes to keep in touch with students until schools reopen – these classes count for International Certification. Ask the CID for technical assistance. Read our updated briefing at  CID-world.org/distance/

05.  Scanned certificates
The CID Secretariat sends scanned certificates and will be sending originals on parchment paper as soon as postal services resume operation.

 

Find more events at the CID Panorama, only endorsed events are announced here.
The CID Circular is compiled by Alkis Raftis and sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.
To ensure our messages reach you validate your address at the CID Portal.
To stop receiving our messages reply writing UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.

 


International Dance Council  –  Conseil International de la Danse
CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France
Tel. +33 1 4568 4953    WhatsApp +33 6 1155 3111
www.CID-world.org    www.facebook.com/international.dance.council.CID

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01.  Online dance classes
During lockdown distance classes count for International Certification. Motivate your students to continue. Ask for details.

02.  Keep in touch with CID
Lockdown does not affect the CID Secretariat, all our staff will reply to you 24/7/365. Write to us. You have more time now to prepare for the future.

03.  Dance Day 29 April
Send wishes to students and friends, post your contribution at the official website http://DanceDay.CID-world.org  Beware of others not related to dance using Dance Day for obscure purposes.

04.  Social media
Find us at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn. Call us through WhatsApp.

05.  56th World Congress, Athens
1-5 July 2020, all forms of dance, steadily the largest and richest in the world. For professionals only. Registrations are open. http://2020CongressAthens.cid-world.org

06.  55th World Congress, Yerevan, Armenia
Inviting dance professionals from all countries, all forms of dance. New dates: 11-15 July 2020.  http://Yerevan.Section.CID-world.org

07.  New CID address
This CID Circular is sent to you from our new email address. Please delete our previous address from your address book.

08.  Festival in Tokyo, Japan
Inviting participants, 11-12 June 2021, organized by Erika Akoh Global Dance Theater. Venue: GalaxCity Nishiarai Cultural Hall.

09.  Festival in Italy
24-27 September 2020 near Verona, invites participants to compete for the Gran Prix of Folklore.
Find more events at the CID Panorama, only endorsed events are announced here.
The CID Circular is compiled by Alkis Raftis and sent every month to CID Members and 35,000 other dance professionals in 200 countries.
To ensure our messages reach you validate your address at the CID Portal.
To stop receiving our messages reply writing UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.

International Dance Council  –  Conseil International de la Danse
CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis FR-75732 Paris 15, France
Tel. +33 1 4568 4953       WhatsApp +33 6 1155 3111   www.CID-world.org
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01. URGENT guidelines for the coronavirus outbreak
Prepare for the eventuality that your school has to close. Read briefing below.

02. New CID email address
This CID Circular is sent to you from our new email address.
Please replace in your address book our previous address with the new one – do not write to the old address. You do not need to validate your email again.

03. Dance Day preparations
Find the official message, guidelines and ideas at
www.DanceDay.CID-world.org
Translate the official message to your language, send it to be posted there, post it on your website, send it to your contacts.
Announce the celebration you plan for Dance Day, send a poster for the above website.

04. Vienna International Arts Festival, Austria
Inviting participants, 13-19 July 2020 to festival, competition, masterclasses, performance gala (ballet, contemporary, folk dance). Winners will dance with international guest stars.

05. Festival in Tokyo, Japan
Inviting participants, 13-14 June 2020, organized by Erika Akoh Global Dance Theater. Venue: GalaxCity Nishiarai Cultural Hall.

BRIEFING on the coronavirus disease outbreak

Dance schools had to close in some countries, this can happen in your country too. Below are hints on how to prepare.

1. Increase aeration of rooms, move classes outdoors if possible. Advise students to wear masks, wash their hands, not touch others, not touch their face. Read official instructions by the World Health Organization at www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 Ignore unauthorized information by private sources.

2. Open a new section at your school’s website with advice on what to do during school’s closure. Ask students to visit it regularly for updates. Give them a phone number to call for instructions. Assure them that risks for young persons are minimal.

2.1. Include online classes on dance history, anatomy, music, costuming, makeup for dancers and other topics you do not have time to teach usually.
2.2. Post exercises to keep fit and ready to continue when school reopens.
2.3. Give instructions to parents on encourage their children to repeat exercises or routines they have been taught, or improvise.
2.4. Post videos with routines to learn so time at home will not be entirely lost.

3. Keep in touch with your students

3.1. Send emails or text messages regularly, make sure they keep dancing and do not get bored or depressed from having to stay at home.
3.2. Call them or their parents if necessary, tell them what you will do when the schools reopens.
3.3. Use the period of closure to reorganize, to plan for new programs, to promote your school and to attract new students.
3.4. Read the new CID portal, you will find a wealth of ideas for improvement. It contains a vast amount of information you do not have the time to get during your busy daily schedule.

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01. Renewal of CID membership
Find invoice at www.CID-world.org/renew/ Add $10 for handling and postage. www.Paypal.com is strongly recommended. Add $35 when using bank transfer.

02. Categories of CID Members
Normal membership is dual (individual plus institutional, that is you and your school or company) though exceptions are possible. Ask for the poster announcing that your school offers International Certification to its students.

03. 55th World Congress, Yerevan, Armenia, 14-18 April 2020
Inviting dance professionals from all countries, all forms of dance. http://Yerevan.Section.CID-world.org

04. 56th World Congress, Athens, 1-5 July 2020
All forms of dance. Steadily the largest and richest in the world. For professionals only. Registrations are open. http://2020CongressAthens.cid-world.org

05. 13th Dance World Cup Canada
Workshops, tour of Québec City, competition, performances. 28 June – 4 July 2020 at the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu. Program includes International Certification awarding ceremony for your students.
www.fairmont.com/richelieu-charlevoix www.danceworldcup.com

06. Dance Day 29 April 2020
The theme for choreographies this year is Youth Dance Video. Produce a short video inspired by the values of UNESCO. Post your event at the official Dance Day website www.DanceDay.CID-portal.org and Instagram #CIDDanceDay
Ignore other Dance Days promoted by commercial interests – there is only one official Dance Day for all forms of dance.
Dance Day this year is celebrated jointly by two UNESCO organizations: International Council for Film, Television and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT) and CID.
http://www.danceday.cid-portal.org

07. Your listing in the Global Directory
See what the world knows about you, verify your listing at www.CID-portal.org/search
Millions of visitors read it (counter on the home page).

08. Intellectual property for choreographers
The art of dance is officially represented by CID at the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva. Contact us if you wish to establish copyright for a choreographic creation of yours.

09. Meet the staff of CID
16 officers are there to serve you around the clock 7 days a week, see their photos at www.cid-portal.org/structure/officers/

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01. Renewal of CID membership
See details at www.CID-world.org/renew/ Add $10 for handling and postage. www.Paypal.com is strongly recommended. Add $35 when using bank transfer.

02. Events at UNESCO
Dance schools wishing to hand International Certification to their students at a special ceremony within the Palais de l’UNESCO in Paris, please write to the CID Secretariat. www.unesco.org

03. Twitter accounts
Follow the CID President at Twitter @AlkisRaftis

04. CID is never on holidays
CID is the only organization that operates 24/7/365. We are proud to serve the dance community non-stop. Contact us through email, Facebook, Instagram. LinkedIn, WhatsApp, Twitter, Skype etc. All time zones, all religions are equal to us, that is why we do not send Christmas or other season’s wishes.

05. The next General Assembly
will be in 2021, venue to be announced 6 months ahead. The Secretariat will ask for proposals in January 2021.

06. Festival in Argentina
On 7 to 10 May 2020 in Santiago del Estero and Termas de Rio Hondo. Inviting companies, offering accommodation for three nights and half board.

07. Search the Global Dance Directory
To find schools and persons in your neighborhood go to http://www.cid-portal.org/gdd/index.php Type your international postal code. Examples: ES-28004 IN-147001 IT-60131 MX-24080

08. Endorsed festivals
Inviting performers to festivals in Athens endorsed by CID:
Emmeleia 2020 Dance Festival, 14 & 21 September 2020. Anapale 2020 Dance Festival, 8 & 9 June 2020. https://www.grdance.org/en/festivals/