Events classification

1. All events

1.1.  Events are festivals, workshops, competitions, performances or other manifestations involving dance, even partially.

1.2.  All announcements are posted at

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


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


2.  Endorsed events

2.1.  CID does not organize events, its members do.

2.2.  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, after approval of the document.

2.3.  Events can be endorsed by CID only if they:

2.3.1.  are organized by CID members

2.3.2.  are attended by CID members

2.3.3.  include an International Certification awarding ceremony

2.4.  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.

2.5.  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.

2.6.  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

2.7.  Events endorsed by the CID should:

2.7.1.  Be attended and organized by CID Members.

2.7.2.  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.

2.7.3.  Be open to all approaches to the specific kind of dance it is focused.

2.7.4.  Give equal time and conditions to all presenters.

2.7.5.  Abstain from value judgements on participants.


3.  International Congresses

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

3.1.  It is not necessarily focused on research or presentation of original works

3.2.  It can be national or regional in focus, though open to all countries

3.3.  It does not necessarily have a Scientific Committee or other committees

3.4.  It can be a tele-conference

3.5.  It can have its own schedule, lasting any number of days

3.6.  It can be focused on a specific form of dance or approach to dance.

3.7.  It does not necessarily have a website where conditions are presented in detail.

3.8.  It does not necessarily have proceedings published in printed form or online

3.9.  It is 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.


4.  World Congresses

4.1.  CID World Congresses have a prescribed schedule and specifications.


4.2.  See specifications and list of CID Congresses at the general Congress website   or the website of a specific CID World Congress, for example:                      


5.  Competitions

  For a competition to be endorsed by CID:

5.1.  Judges (adjudicators, evaluators) should be appointed by an independent body, not by the competition organizer.

5.2.  Competitors should be classified according to International Certification Level (one Level is 150 hours) so that beginners do not compete against advanced dancers.

5.3.  Competitors should not be declared winners unless their category contains at least 10 competitors.

5.4.  Names of organizers, judges and competitors should be posted at the Competition website for at least 3 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.