The CID Circular

2021

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  1. The CID General Assembly
    is announced for Monday 13 December 2021 in the main building of UNESCO in Paris, the most prestigious venue of world culture. All CID Members are invited to attend and to vote. Candidates for the post of President can send their proposal. www.unesco.org

  2. International Certification
    In many countries dance classes start again after a long time. As Member of the CID you can offer International Certification to your students. Announce it widely to attract more students to your classes. www.CID-world.org/Certification/

  3. Online seminar in English
    Saturday 02 October 2021 at 14:00 Paris time (in English). Theme: Sacred folk dances around Mysore, India. A part of the program “Dance and spirituality” by the Paris Section CID, Ask for the link to attend.

  4. Online seminar in Russian
    Dances and dance companies of Privolzhya. 15 October 2021. Organized by the Nizhny Novgorod Section CID. Ask for the link to attend.
  5. Online seminar in English
    Theme: “Culture as a global unifier”. 9th of October 2021 at 14:30 (French time) or 18:00 (Indian time). Ask for the link to attend.

  6. Let students find you
    The Global Dance Directory has millions of visitors, make sure they can find you. Check your listing, just type your family name at the Search window  www.CID-world.org/gdd/

 

Find events or send announcement of your event to be posted at the CID Panorama www.Panorama.CID-world.org   the official portal for dance events.

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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  1. World Congress in Athens, Greece

The 58th World Congress of Dance Research will take place in Athens 6-10 July 2022. Several hundred dance professionals are expected, like in previous years. CID Members only.

  1. Meet the dream team

The CID Secretariat has more than a dozen people working daily to serve you. They are CID Members with a long training and experience, speaking several languages each. See them at  http://cid-world.org/officers/

  1. Seminar: Dances and Dance Companies of Privolzhya

15 October 2021. Organized by the Nizhny Novgorod Section, in Russian.

  1. New book by a CID Member

“Layla goes to ballet class” by Anne-Marie Pos-Terlouw, President of the Ridderkerk Section in Holland. A thin picture book for very little children.

  1. Your listing in the Global Dance Directory

You want people to find you, especially prospective students. Usually they type the city and the kind of dance, example: Madrid modern or Quito ballet. Type your family name at   www.CID-world.org/gdd  to find your listing.

  1. Posts on CID at social media

Seeking posters and videos for the CID accounts at Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter. They should be dedicated to CID, presenting one of its programs or aspects. 

  1. Nomination by CID Members

You are encouraged to nominate worthy persons for CID membership. Send their name and email (sending copy to them) ask them to send their profile. This is how CID grows, by nominations from its Members.

 

Find events or send announcement of your event to be posted at the CID Panorama www.Panorama.CID-world.org    the official portal for dance events.

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.  The CID General Assembly

is planned for the end of 2021, venue to be announced in September. The Secretariat asks for proposals by Members who wish to host it in their city.

02.  CID Teleconferences and Seminars

Teleconferences are offered by the CID Secretariat and involve a particular country, while Seminars are offered by CID Sections and have a theme. Send proposal for country and theme.

03.  International Certification

Dance schools have been hit severely by the pandemic. Here is our advice: Offer International Certification and make a wide publicity about it. This will bring many more students to your school, and consequently more funds.

04.  Your listing in the Directory

The Global Dance Directory is the pride of CID, nearly half a million dance professionals and schools are listed. It is the best publicity, people can easily find you, read about you and contact you. Just check if your listing is complete and correct  www.CID-world.org/gdd

05.  Seminar: Dance into divinity

Bharatanatyam inspired by Hinduism, Sufism, Taoism, Christianity and Buddhism. Thursday 22 July 2021 at 16:00 Paris time, in English, by the Paris Section CID

06.  Seminar: Armenian dance, past and present

15 July 2021 at 20:00 Yerevan time. Organized by the Nizhny Novgorod Section, in Armenian & Russian.

 

BRIEFING

Examination Boards

 

    Since there is no legislation on dance, anyone can perform or teach dance in the same way that anyone can perform or teach painting, music, singing, poetry or sculpture. It is a basic principle that everyone must enjoy unhindered access to and practice of the arts. The public is the final arbiter.

    Most dance teachers have experience as professional dancers and/or a long training in teaching dance. Still, students need to know the credentials of teachers and this creates the need for titles. Examination Boards provide examinations and eventually syllabuses leading to a document certifying that the student has passed an examination and has been found capable to teach a particular style of dance.

    The British have been pioneers in this industry for more than a century. In the U.K. you will find many Boards such as RAD, ISTD, IDTA, BBO, NATD, BATD, UKA, ABD etc. Holders of their titles are hundreds of thousands, mostly in the Commonwealth countries. In other countries a title is not necessary, it is enough to be a graduate of a well-known school, especially a government one. Disciplines are mainly ballet and ballroom, but also modern, contemporary, jazz and many others.

    Examination Boards offer an invaluable service to the profession and to the public, but they have weaknesses: (1) Titles have no legal value. (2) Examiners are not more qualified than school directors sending their students to the exams. (3) Credibility is low since all students pass. (4) Examination fees are costly. (5) Students are often tricked by fake organizations with impressive titles which are businesses in disguise, selling titles.

    Dance students, their parents and teachers must be careful in choosing examiners, whether from their own country or from abroad. Titles are necessary, albeit private ones, until governments decide to offer national titles with international recognition.

                                                                          Alkis Raftis

 

 

Find events or send announcement of your event to be posted at the CID Panorama www.Panorama.CID-world.org    the official portal for dance events.

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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  1. CID Teleconferences

The official meeting in each country. Inviting all dance teachers, choreographers and researchers in all forms of dance, professionals only, free of charge. Ask for the link to join if you speak the language.

Cyprus: Tuesday 15 June 2021 at 10:00 Nicosia time (in Greek)

South Africa, Tuesday 6 July 2021 at 10:00 Pretoria time (in English)

Ecuador: Thursday 8 July 2021 at 14:00 Quito time (in Spanish)

Costa Rica: Friday 9 July 2021 at 10:30 San Jose time (in Spanish)

Argentina: Saturday 10 July 2021 at 15:00 Buenos Aires time (in Spanish)
 

  1.           Seminars by CID Sections

Free of charge, dance professionals only. Ask for the link to join. Validate your email address.

Philosophy and dance in the Greek tradition. 26 June 2021 at 20:30 Athens time (Pireaus Section, in English)

Dances and dance companies of Privolzhya, 1 July 2021 at 20:00 Moscow time (Nizhny Novgorod Section, in Russian)

Armenian dance, past and present, 15 July 2021 at 20:00 Erevan time (Nizhny Novgorod Section, in Armenian & Russian)
 

  1. International Certification

Want more students in your classes? Offer the official International Certification of Dance Studies. Free of charge to CID Members. www.CID-world.org/Certification/

 

 

 

 

Find events or send announcement of your event to be posted at the CID Panorama www.Panorama.CID-world.org   the official portal for dance events.

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
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  1. CID Teleconferences
    The official meeting in each country. Dance teachers and choreographers in all forms of dance, professionals only, free of charge. Ask for the link to join if you speak the language.

    Ukraine: Saturday 22 May 2021 at 12:00 Kiev time (in Ukrainian and Russian)
    Mexico: Monday 24 May 2021 at 11:00 Mexico City time (in Spanish)
    Cyprus: Sunday 6 June 2021 at 18:00 Nicosia time (in Greek and English)
  2. Seminars by CID Sections
    Free of charge, dance professionals only. Validate your email address and ask for the link to join.

    Dance and theater arts, Tuesday 25 May 2021 at 10:00 Madrid time (Madrid Section, in Spanish)
    Aromatherapy for dancers, Thursday 27 May 2021 at 18:00 Athens time (Chalandri Section, in English)
    Transmission of ritual gesture, Saturday 29 May 2021 at 15:00 Paris time (Paris Section, in French)
    Dance for pre-school children, Monday 31 May 2021 at 10:30 Lisbon time (Lisbon Section, in Portuguese)
    Shamanism in Mongolian dancing, Saturday 5 June 2021 at 14:00 Paris time (Paris Section, in English)
    Discovery of dancer’s potential with Natya Yoga, Saturday 26 June 2021 at 12:00 Kiev time (Kharkiv Section, in Russian)
  3. CID Congress in Florida
    Organized by the Hallandale Beach Section in Florida, USA, 10-14 November 2021. Performances are welcomed by soloists, duos and dance companies. Presentations are welcomed by lecturers.
    hallandalesectioncid@gmail.com www.cidhallandale.org
  4. 6.5 million dollars for the dance in Canada
    The Canadian Ministry of Culture has allocated 6.5 million dollars for the support of professional dance, especially for the relief of artists obliged to remain inactive during the pandemic.

  5. UNESCO Prize for Teacher Development
    For pedagogical innovations enhancing the performance of teachers for quality education for all. The three laureates will receive US $100,000 each to further develop and disseminate their outstanding practices related to teacher development.

 

BRIEFING
Footballers as dancers
 

Recently the major European football clubs tried unsuccessfully to form a Super League promising to “deliver excitement and drama never before seen in football”. A bank would invest 4 billion dollars, expecting earnings of 5 billion a year from broadcasting rights. Imagine football matches at Netflix, that is why some called it Soccerflix.

Fans watching football are supporters of a team, they want their team to win, they are there to cheer it. Under this project spectators would focus more on the game itself and less on who wins it. They would not really be tied emotionally to a team, but only look for thrills in the show. Players would be regarded even more as superstars performing for the audience.

This brings in mind dance performances, where there are no winners and losers, no goals to score, no adversaries. People watch mainly dancers in the leading roles, their dexterity and grace, their physical and artistic feats, achieved through long practice and talent. They enjoy the story, the music, the creativity of the choreographer. Dancers compete with themselves, not with each other.

If footballers are gradually regarded as dancers, why don’t dancers become like footballers? Why don’t they earn astronomical sums? It is because dance performances do not fill stadiums. A theater has 500 seats, a stadium has 50,000. This means a hundred times more money from tickets, plus much more from sponsors, plus even more from TV rights. A footballer gets paid 1000 times more than a dancer.

Why doesn’t dance fill stadiums? Even now, with meagre financing dance offers much more than football, much more than any sport. Imagine dance financed 1000 times more, it would be glorious! It would transform society altogether. Why doesn’t it?

                                                                                   Alkis Raftis

 

 

Find events or send announcement of your event to be posted at the CID Panorama www.Panorama.CID-world.org   the official portal for dance events.
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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01.  CID Teleconferences
The official meeting in every country. Dance teachers and choreographers in all forms of dance, professionals only, free of charge. Prior registration is necessary, ask for the link to join if you speak the language.
Italy: Saturday 24 April 2021 at 10:00 Rome time (in Italian)
Egypt:  Tuesday 27 April 2021 at 20:00 Cairo time (in English)
Greece: Saturday 8 May 2021 at 20:00 Athens time (in Greek)
Ukraine: Saturday 22 May 2021 at 12:00 Kiev time (in Ukrainian and Russian)

02.  International Certification free of charge
A French lady has offered a donation to CID which will be used to cover membership fee of students certified. The school must be a CID Member that has not offered Certification before. Two students per school can benefit.

03.  Dance Day celebration
29 April is near, prepare your online celebration. This is the best opportunity to promote your work and your school or company. Visit  www.DanceDay.CID-world.org  for ideas. Translate the official message to your language and send for posting.
 
04.  CID Section Seminars
Dance professionals only, free of charge. Prior registration is necessary, ask for the link to join.
Athens Section: The Sousta dance, 21, 22 & 23 April 2021 at 20:00 Athens time (in Greek)
Pireaus Section: Logos & Choros in traditions & world cultures, Saturday 24 April 2021 at 19:00 Athens time (in Greek & English)
Paris Section: Transmission of ritual gesture, Saturday 29 May 2021 at 15:00 Paris time (in French)


BRIEFING
How many dancers are there?


The answer is easy: No one knows! There are no reliable statistics in any country, either because governments are not interested or because there are no clear definitions. We are obliged to approach the subject through rough guessing.

For the purpose of this inquiry we define a professional dancer as someone whose income comes from dance, wholly or partly. Thus we leave out all amateur dancers (persons who simply can dance) that make a great part of the population of any country. This definition includes dance teachers, choreographers and performing dancers. We define as dance school an establishment that charges for dance classes. This leaves out most dance clubs, non-performing companies, folk dance groups (very numerous) and dance classes for children in primary or secondary education.

In CID we use the “thousand-to-one rule”: the average country has 1 professional dancer for every 1000 in population and 1 school for every 10,000. Consequently a country with a population of 10 million should have 10,000 dancers and 1,000 schools. This seems not very far from reality, though countries vary considerably around the average – a rich country with a predominantly Christian population can have double the above figures (5,000/1), while Muslim countries (a quarter of the world’s population) will have less than half.

According to our assumption the United States should have 660,000 dancers and 66,000 schools, while Canada should have 80,000 dancers and 8,000 schools. These round figures seem plausible. In Europe, some countries like the UK, France and Italy are comparable to the USA (5,000/1) while Scandinavia is far below the average. Most countries are in between, Greece for example falls exactly on the average with 1,000 schools and 10,000 dancers for a population of 10 million.

We do not try to estimate the total number of dancers and schools in the world, the reason being that some very populous countries are opaque, starting with China. In Pakistan, Bangladesh and the entire Black Africa the number of schools is negligible, while in Iran dance is severely punished (you risk 100 lashes and jail if caught!). Even in rich countries rural areas have no schools. Let us conclude with deep sadness that more than 80% of the globe’s population has no access to dance classes. Adventurous graduates of dance academies have a job to do.

                                                                           Alkis Raftis






Find events or send announcement of your event to be posted at the CID Panorama www.Panorama.CID-world.org    the official portal for dance events.
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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  1. CID Teleconferences
    The official meeting in every country. Dance teachers and choreographers in all forms of dance, professionals only. Prior registration is necessary, free of charge.

Spain: Monday 15 March 2021 at 10:00 Madrid time
Georgia: Thursday 25 March 2021 at 12:00 Tbilisi time
Brazil: Saturday 27 March at 09:00 Brasilia time
Portugal: Monday 29 March 2021 at 10:00 Lisbon time
Romania: Monday 12 April 2021 at 19:00 Bucharest time

02. The UNESCO Courier
Information at the highest level, the most authoritative publication on culture and education, online and on paper, in your language. Subscribe free of charge at https://en.unesco.org/courier/     courier@unesco.org

03. Webinars by CID Sections
Ancient world and dance
. Ongoing; Pireaus Section CID.
Let’s dance human rights, 27 March 2021, Avignon Section CID
Vôdoun: Dancing the divinities, 10 April 2021, Paris Section CID
To register free of charge find the website of the Section or write to the CID Secretariat.

04. Dutch dance teachers honored by King
The Dutch Dance Teachers Association NVD, Member of the CID, has received Royal status by His Majesty the King Willem-Alexander. Founded in 1920, it is one of the oldest dance organizations in the world. www.nvd.dance

05. UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education
Two annual awards of 50,000 US dollars, open to nominations in English or French. Deadline is 26 May 2021 (midnight, Paris time).

06. Dance Day 29 April
Send wishes to students and friends. Prepare your own celebration, find guidelines and ideas at the official website www.DanceDay.CID-world.org Send us your poster, post it on your social media accounts. Dance Day does not belong to anyone (not even to CID) ignore those claiming to own it!

The official message for
Dance Day
29 April 2021

www.DanceDay.CID-world.org
 

 

80 years ago, Europe around 1941: a great part of Europe is occupied, curfew is imposed, radio is forbidden, sometimes no electricity. Families stay long evening hours at home with nothing to do, under conditions leading to depression and nervous breakdown – they get desperate.

Grandparents come to the rescue – their memories go back to the time when people could produce their own enjoyment, when they did not depend on TV, on dining out, going to the cinema or attending events. They had active, not passive entertainment. Younger ones had lost the ability to take pleasure in relating stories, telling jokes, singing and dancing at home in good company.

The aged people became the soul of the party singing the old songs, dancing the dances and taking the whole family with them, plus the neighbors. This is how the half-forgotten songs and dances jumped one generation and survived, producing after the War a revival of folk dancing.

As dance professionals, think of your role in the present situation of pandemic, lockdown and curfew. People need you now and will need you after this crisis. You produce a vaccine against the virus of the soul: you know how to make people dance. You hear the call, answer it!
 

 

                                                       Alkis Raftis
                                 President of the International Dance Council
                                                   CID, UNESCO, Paris

 

 

 

  1. The official message for Dance Day is sent to dance professionals in 200 countries. Translate the message to your language, post it online, send it to the media. Find guidelines for your own celebration as well as previous DD messages at www.DanceDay.CID-world.org
    2. Dance Day, every year on 29 April, established in 1982 and monitored by CID, aims at attracting attention to the art of dance. It is celebrated by millions of dancers around the globe. On that day dance professionals organize an event addressing an audience different from their usual one.

 

Find events or send announcement of your event to be posted at the CID Panorama www.Panorama.CID-world.org   the official portal for dance events.
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.

 

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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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  1. Former CID Members
    Search your family name in the Global Dance Directory, see if you appear as Former Member. To send renewal visit           www.CID-world.org/renew

02. CID Teleconference China
Dance teachers in China are invited to the CID Teleconference China on Sunday 28 February 2021 15:30 Beijing time. Language: Chinese. To register free of charge send your data and validate your email address.

  1. CID Teleconference India
    Indian dance teachers are invited to the CID Teleconference India on Friday 5 March 2021 18:00 Delhi time. Language: English. To register free of charge send your data and validate your email address.
  2. CID Teleconference Spain
    Dance teachers in Spain are invited to the CID Teleconference Spain on Monday 15 March 2021 10:00 Madrid time. Language: Spanish. To register free of charge send your data and validate your email address.
  3. Website and social media
    Dance schools need to have an appealing website with full information. Make sure it includes: forms of dance taught, timetable, profile of Director and teachers, rules of conduct, statistics, floor plan, photos, contact details. Mention that you offer International Certification and what it means. Create pages at Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, WeChat etc.
  4. Delete former email
    Please erase ExecSec@CID-portal.org from your address book, use only ExecSec@CID-world.org Send email to CID, not social media. Visit the CID portal at www.CID-world.org it contains a wealth of information very useful to you.
  5.           UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education
    Funded by the Government of Japan, the UNESCO-Japan Prize consists of three awards of USD 50,000 for each recipient. Deadline for nominations is 30 April 2021.
  6. CID Teleconference Brazil
    Dance teachers in Brazil are invited to the CID Teleconference Brazil on Saturday 27 March 2021 09:00 Brasilia time. Language: Portuguese. To apply send your data and validate your email address.
  7. CID Teleconference Georgia
    Dance teachers in Georgia are invited to the CID Teleconference Georgia on Thursday 25 March 2021 12:00 Tbilisi time. Language: Georgian. To apply send your data and validate your email address.
  8. Web meeting of Avignon Section CID
    Theme: Let’s dance Human Rights; on Saturday 27 March 2021 at 16:00 Paris time. Languages: French and English. To apply send your data and validate your email.

11. Web meeting of Paris Section CID
Theme: Vôdoun: Dancing the divinities; on Saturday 10 April 2021 at 15:00 Paris time. Languages: French and English. To apply send your data and validate your email. 


BRIEFING

Pandemic update for dance schools

 

            Conditions range from long-term closure to normal operation, but the overall picture is better than what we had feared. World-wide, most dance schools are open (albeit with less students), others continue their classes online. In some countries they receive subsidy to compensate for losses.

   Couple dances (ballroom, tango, salsa, bachata etc.) have suffered the most, so do performances, festivals, competitions. Many regional or national organizations have disappeared.

   For distance teaching read   http://cid-world.org/distance/

   Billions of people have heard of our sister organization for the first time, they learn to trust the World Health Organization more than their own governments. Download “Checklist to support schools re-opening” at  www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240017467

   For preparations read “Dance schools reopening” at http://cid-world.org/circulars/   October 2020.

   In my previous life as an engineer I was in charge of the construction of a pharmaceutical plant for Pfizer (http://alkis.raftis.org/posts-held/) so I am fully aware of the difficulty to produce huge quantities of vaccines at short notice. Even after a large part of the population is vaccinated restrictions will have to continue. At any rate dance schools will reopen in September at the latest.

   Life will return to normal but it will not be the normal we knew, that is why CID launched the watchword “Prepare for the after-pandemic!” to help Dance School Directors realize the importance of adapting to new conditions.

 

                                                                                                    Alkis Raftis

                                                                                                 www.Raftis.org

 

 

 

Find events or send announcement of your event to be posted at the CID Panorama www.Panorama.CID-world.org   the official portal for dance events.
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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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 Renewal of CID membership
CID membership ended in December. Dual membership (teacher + school) is recommended. Send through www.Paypal.com or add $35 when using bank transfer. Find invoice at www.CID-world.org/renew/

02.  CID Teleconference Armenia
Dance teachers and choreographers in Armenia (also the Armenian diaspora) are invited to the CID Teleconference on Friday 5 February 2021 18:00 Yerevan time. Languages: Armenian and English; platform: www.Zoom.us. To register free of charge send email with your data.

03. New CID Section: Venice, Italy
Announcing the founding of the Venice Section CID. President is Mr. Niko Constantino. CID Members from all countries can join the Section, whose focus will be on Dance and Cultural Diplomacy.

04. New CID Section: Chalandri, Greece
Announcing the founding of the Chalandri Section CID. President is Ms. Anastasia Anastasopoulou. CID Members from all countries can contact the Section, whose focus is on publishing books on dance. You can publish your book or order rare books on dance from a large catalogue.

05. Ecstatic Dances in North Africa
Teleconference organized by the Paris Section CID on 23 January 2021 at 18:00 Paris time

06. Opening for University Professor in Canada
Assistant Professor of Contemporary Dance (Afro-Diaspora, Indigenous and Asian contexts) located in Vancouver. Candidates from all countries can apply.

  1. Sunil Kothari dies
    Sunil Kothari was the most prominent Indian dance scholar, author of many books, organizer of events, teacher, critic. We lament the loss of a former member of the CID Executive Committee and friend of the undersigned.

    08. CID World Congress in Moscow
    The 57th World Congress on Dance Research will take place at the Kremlin Palace Theater on 3-7 May 2021, organized by the Moscow Section CID. Members from all countries can take part.

BRIEFING

Ancient Greek Dance

   For those searching the deep meaning of dance. Movements, postures, gestures are simple elements, like words in a language. Sequences of movements make expressions, almost like words make phrases. Many phrases can make a poem or a novel. Speech is a much more elaborate system than human movement. To look into the meaning of dance movements we should look into the term used for that movement. The richer a dance tradition the larger its terminology. By analyzing these terms we understand the deepest meaning of dance in a given society – it is a sort of linguistics of dance.

   A given dance form (ballet, tango, Bharatanatyam etc.) has its characteristic movements, its music and costumes – these are its vocabulary, its grammar and syntax, with which one can produce choreography (dance literature). Describing the meaning of terms related to dance is going beyond what the dancer wants to convey by presenting choreography, it is exploring what the audience is ready to understand in that choreography.

    I have been fascinated by the meanings hidden within dance, since 1980. I started where sciences and arts as we know them started: Ancient Greece, the most classic of classical periods. Working on the subject on and off since, storing references and thoughts until the pandemic provided the push, the time and the isolation: 40 years later the accumulated material took a presentable form.

   After the pandemic I will return to other aspects of dance, in other countries, viewing dance as a global phenomenon (the invaluable satellite view provided by CID). Ancient dance will be a priority no more, only an exquisite luxury from time to time, a noble hobby. At least its Encyclopedia will be available, eternally unfinished, for the curious to know ‘how it all started’, for the hungry for ‘food for thought’, for the amateurs of ‘meaning in movement’.

   Friends and ‘relatives’ are cordially invited to the first version of the Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Dance at www.raftis.org

                                                                                        Alkis Raftis

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2020

  1. Renewal of CID membership

Send fee before 31 December. Dual membership (teacher + school) is recommended. Add $10 for handling and postage. Send through www.Paypal.com or add $35 when using bank transfer. Find invoice at           www.CID-world.org/renew/

  1. Proud CID Members

Use title after your name: Member of the International Dance Council CID. Wear CID insignia. Show the CID logo on your:

– business card, see www.CID-world.org/card/

– website, Facebook or other social media

– entrance of school

– post the Certification sticker at your school

  1. Urgent Certification

Last chance for Dance School Directors to offer in 2020 the International Certification to their students. Make them happy on New Year’s Eve, give the official diploma: http://cid-world.org/Certification/

  1. Dances inscribed in the UNESCO

Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, compiled by Alkis Raftis. www.CID-world.org/Cultural-Heritage/

  1. Website “Religion and Dance”

The choreography of worship. Visit the redesigned website at www.Raftis.org

  1. New CID Section: Vienna, Austria

Announcing the establishment of the Vienna Section CID. President is Ms. Prof. Rose Breuss Bochdansky, Director of the Institute of Dance Arts, Anton Bruckner University.

07. Social media presence

Connect with CID at Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, but use email for official correspondence. Call us through WhatsApp.

08. Teleconferences

Take part in teleconferences offered by CID Sections, offer your own web meeting or webinar. Post announcement at the CID Panorama (millions of visitors): http://cid-world.org/panorama/

 

 

BRIEFING on online meetings

 

During the lockdown dance teachers and schools have shifted to remote work, some very successfully offering Certification for classes online. Here are some hints.

  1. Dance is not made for virtual practice, it is only a temporary measure until people can return to physical proximity. It is absolutely necessary, though – teachers considering the lockdown as some kind of holidays will have unpleasant surprises later. The current CID slogan is: Prepare for the after-pandemic!

2. Be clear about what you offer. There are 3 main types.

– Teleconference: participants have equal time, sometimes with a second round for elaborating

– Webinar: that is web seminar. One or few speakers, others might ask questions

– Web meeting: a simple encounter, no rules

The CID Secretariat offers only teleconferences; CID Sections and CID Members offer webinars or web meetings.

3. Platforms. Use www.Zoom.us or www.Skype.com or another. Do not worry too much about privacy, most platforms are recording you anyway and will sell your data sooner or later. 

  1. Prepare well. Working from home does not mean being casual and carefree.

– Arrange your background (hide the mess in your room), fix your lighting (only from the front), dress, make-up, hairdo.

– Check micro, speakers, camera. Check again later

– Rehearse, prepare notes on the main points (do not read a long text), time your speech, speak clearly.

– Show photos, video or short texts from your screen, not your camera.

5. Adapt to online work, do not act like you did in a classroom or a lecture hall. On screen people can quit at any moment and you find yourself alone at the end of the session.

– Keep interest alive, leave details for later

– Show visual and audio material

– Make it short and useful to others

– Show respect and good manners; there is a thing called online etiquette

– Give full contact details, anonymity is suspicious

– Do not say “I’m not good with technology” to justify lack of preparation.

6. Person-to-person interchange is not replaced by group meetings. Call students and colleagues, you have different things to tell each one; treat them as individuals, not only as email addresses.

  1. Remote work is here to stay. When proximity classes, rehearsals and performances resume, they will be supplemented by online work. Better adapt now than be left behind.

 

Find events or send announcement of your event to be posted at the CID Panorama www.Panorama.CID-world.org   the official portal for dance events.

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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 Teleconference Russia
Dance teachers in Russia are invited to take part in the CID Teleconference on Saturday 21 November 2020 at 10:00 Moscow time. Language: Russian; platform: www.Zoom.us. To register free of charge send email with your data.

02. Hallandale Florida Section CID Teleconference
Dance professionals from all countries are invited to the Teleconference of the Hallandale Florida Section CID on Saturday 21 November 2020 at 14:00 Miami time. Language: English; platform: www.Zoom.us. For free registration send email with your data.

03. Dance and Spirituality
Teleconference of the Paris Section CID on 05 December 2020 at 16:00 Paris time. Theme: Dance and Spirituality (dance as prayer, moving towards God). Languages: English and French; platform: www.Zoom.us. To register free of charge send email with your data.

04. CID Teleconference Germany
Dance teachers in Germany are invited to the CID Tele-conference on 05 December 2020 at 10:00 Berlin time. Language: German; platform: www.Zoom.us. For free registration send email with your data.

05. Website “Religion and Dance”
The choreography of worship. Visit the website at www.Raftis.org

06. 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.

07. What to do during the pandemic
Find ideas at www.CID-world.org Other/Themes/Distance teaching

08. Ancient Greek dance webinars
Offered by the Athens Section CID, directed by Prof. Dr. Anna Lazou of the University of Athens. Lectures by the top specialists on the subject; combining theory and practice. Every Thursday from 26 November to 17 December 2020. To register free of charge send your full data. http://Panorama.CID-world.org/Greece/

 

Find events or send announcement of your event to be posted at the CID Panorama www.Panorama.CID-world.org the official portal for dance events.
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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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

 

 

Find events or send announcement of your event to be posted at the CID Panorama www.Panorama.CID-world.org    the official portal for dance events.

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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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

 

 

 

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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.

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

www.facebook.com/international.dance.council.CID

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.
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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. 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.

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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.  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.
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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

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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.

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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. 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/