CID Sections

Procedure for founding a CID Section

  1. You nominate persons for CID membership. Nominees send their professional profile (CV) and membership fee.
  1. A CID Section corresponds to a municipality, that is where there is a mayor. Minimum number of CID members required is 20. Among them are school directors, preferably from various forms of dance to ensure a broad representation.
  1. Once there is a sufficient number of CID Members the Secretariat sends to you an invitation to found the CID Section.
  1. The founding CID Members sign the standard statutes, as well as the act of foundation of the Section. A copy is sent to the CID Secretariat.
  1. The President of CID sends a letter of recognition to the Section and appoints a 5-member Executive Committee composed of persons proposed by you.
  1. The Section begins to function. It increases the number of its members by recommending new ones to the Secretariat, and applies to the authorities for recognition of the Section and for funding.
  1. After four years the President of the Section calls all Section members to a General Assembly where they elect an Executive Committee for the next 4 years.
  1. The CID Section is in full operation. It represents the entire spectrum of dance in the area. It enjoys government support and international recognition. It can apply to sponsors for funding. It has its own activities, within the policy of CID, see Functions of CID Sections.


Functions of CID Sections

1. A CID Section is the official representation of dance to the authorities (municipal, regional, federal).
Being the official summit organization for dance, CID is recognized by governments. In most countries CID Sections receive a permanent subsidy from local authorities. 
Submit proposals to them for the improvement of conditions for dancers; obtain a permanent subsidy to the CID Section and/or office space.
Advise national or local governments, lobby for legislation.

2. Search funding sources, sponsors, scholarships, facilities for Section members.

3. Maintain contacts with journalists and the media. Obtain more coverage for dance, send news, give interviews.

4. Represent the city within CID. Apply CID policy. Maintain contact with CID Sections around the world.

5. Coordinate celebrations for World Dance Day 29 April.

6. Provide information to Members (operate a secretariat, a website, send circulars). Give advice to Members on how to organize better and how to promote themselves efficiently.

7. Provide information on dance to interested parties in the country or abroad. Promote cooperation, travel and exchanges with other countries.

8. Organize events of common interest: exhibitions, lectures, workshops, festivals, exchanges, travels, congresses. Publish brochures, books, DVDs etc. Priority events are Roll Call and Kaleidoscope (see details).

9. Operate a Dance Documentation Center; other CID Sections around the world will send publications.

10. Carry out CID world-wide programs (see list of programs posted on the CID website) or other programs, whether regional, national or local. Coordinate theInternational Certification of Dance Studies program (modules of 150 hours).

11. Obtain facilities for Members, such as:
– Discount at theatres, shops or services
– Special insurance scheme
– Venues for rehearsing, teaching or performing
– Legal advice and advocacy

12. Above all, a CID Section is expected to grow constantly by attracting more new members to CID from its area. The number of members shows the strength of the Section.


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List of CID Sections
in chronological order

1. Athens, Greece

2. Pireaus, Greece

3. Corfu, Greece

4. Finistère, France

5. Istanbul, Turkey

6. Cordoba, Argentina

7. Mexico City, Mexico

8. Malaga, Spain

9. Granada, Spain

10. Madrid, Spain

11. Moscow, Russia

12. Paris, France

13. Didimotiho, Greece

14. Skopje, Northern Macedonia

15. Riga, Latvia

16. Lazio, Italy

17. San Luis, Argentina

18. Naxos, Greece

19. Seoul, South Korea

20. Saint Petersburg, Russia

21. Rostov, Russia

22. Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey

23. Buenos Aires, Argentina

24. Sariyer, Istanbul, Turkey

25. Muenster, Germany

26. Hamburg, Germany

27. Egaleo, Greece

28. Termas, Argentina

29. San Marino, San Marino

30. Prahova, Romania

31. Tbilisi, Georgia

32. Pyongyang, North Korea

33. Cape Coast, Ghana

34. Tokyo, Japan

35. Montreal, Canada

36. Wolfville, Canada

37. Winnipeg, Canada

38. Sao Paulo, Brazil

39. Novosibirsk, Siberia, Russia

40. Kuschevskaya, Russia

41. Kharkov, Ukraine

42. Ashiya, Japan

43. Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

44. Tampico, Mexico

45. Vanadzor, Armenia

46. Hallandale, Miami, Florida, U.S.A

47. Port-au-Prince, Haiti

48. Lviv, Ukraine

49. Lisbon, Portugal

50. Belgrade, Serbia

51. Tunis, Tunisia

52. Ioannina, Greece

53. Basel, Switzerland

54. Nis, Serbia

55. Novi Sad, Serbia

56. Pernik, Bulgaria

57. Bodrum, Turkey

58. Ridderkerk, Netherlands

59. Avignon, France

60. Vancouver, Canada

61. Guayaquil, Ecuador

62. Les Cayes, Haiti

63. Dadar-Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

64. Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil

65. Warsaw, Poland

66. Tinos, Greece

67. Piracicaba, São Paulo State, Brazil

68. Kalamata, Greece

69. Yerevan, Armenia

70. Faliro, Greece

71. Muscat, Oman

72. Pallini, Greece

73. Nassau, Bahamas

74. Lecce, Italy

75. Stavropol, Russia

76. Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

77. Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

78. Genoa, Italy

79. Chandigarh, Punjab, India

80. San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

81. Chalandri, Athens, Greece

82. Vienna, Austria

83. Venice, Italy

84. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

85. Berlin, Germany

86. Carsoli, Abruzzo, Italy

87. Nicosia, Cyprus

88. Rutherford, New Jersey, USA

89. Veigy Section, Haute-Savoie, France

90. Leros Section, Dodecanese Islands, Greece