CID program no. 16

International Certification of Dance Studies

     The International Dance Council CID, official partner of UNESCO, validates teaching by offering FREE OF CHARGE the International Certification of Dance Studies.


1. Each Level is at least 150 hours, including classes, rehearsals, performances, lectures.

2. The school, the teacher and the student are Members of CID.

3. The school sends to CID a declaration that the student has completed 150 hours.

4. CID sends formal Certification on parchment paper, valid world-wide. An official hands parchment to the student at a special ceremony.

5. After Level 1 the student can proceed to Level 2 (another 150 hours) then another 150 hours for Level 3, according to the requirements of the school.

6. This applies to all countries, all forms of dance.

7. It is free of charge, like all services provided by CID.

Only CID can offer solid guarantees since it is:
– official, recognized by governments, partner of UNESCO
– world-wide, in more than 170 countries
– independent from any influences or interests
– global, not linked to any particular country
– strictly non-profit, accepting no money other than membership fees
– democratically governed by elected officers receiving no pay
– firmly established, with a long history of 44 years
– competent, bringing together top-level specialists
– encompassing, absolutely all forms of dance.

Characteristics of CID certification
– Uniformity: same for all countries.
– Verification: inquiries on certified students are confirmed by CID.
– Security: certificates are issued centrally, by the CID Secretariat
– Selection: schools, teachers and students are members of the CID
– Equality: all forms of dance, all tendencies
– Stability: will never change
– Flexibility: can be given in addition to other qualifications
– Gratuity: always free of charge

Read details at:

Instagram   #CIDDanceInternationalCertification

 Procedure for
International Certification of Dance Studies

1. The teacher or director of the school is admitted to CID as Member.

2. The school is admitted to CID as Member, nominated by the teacher.

3. The teacher sends a filled a form for each student having completed 150 hours.

4. The students are admitted to CID as Student Members, nominated by the teacher.

5. The Executive Secretariat of CID sends to the school International Certification.

6. The School Director or an important personality of the city hands parchment to the students at a special ceremony.

7. A student can continue for another 150 hours, for example: Ballet Level 5, Tango Level 2, Dance Therapy Level 3.

8. Assuming 38 working weeks in a year:
4 hours a week x 38 weeks = 152 hours, that is a Level in 1 year
2 hours a week x 38 weeks = 76 hours a year, that is a Level in 2 years
1 hour a week x 38 weeks = 38 hours a year, that is a Level in 4 years.

9. Total cost is only membership fees: for teacher + for school + for each student’s membership. Certification is free of charge.

Read details at:

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Student data for Certification

Please send one form for each student/dancer you nominate for the International Certification of Dance Studies.

Full name of student:
Postal address of student:
Email address of student:
Fixed telephone:
Mobile telephone:

Type of dance:
Name of school:
Name of teacher:


– Total cost is only membership fees: for the teacher + for the school + for each student. Certification is free of charge.

– Data in bold characters above will be printed in English on the Certification parchment. Make sure spelling is correct.

– Type of dance must be one only, for example: ballet or tango or ballroom or dance therapy etc., in English.

– Level must be a number, that is 1 or 2 or 3. Each level is 150 hours. No more than one Certification in a year.

– Documents are sent to the school, not to students.

– Ask students to validate their email address at:

– Please make sure the awarding ceremony shows the importance of International Certification. Invite parents, personalities, journalists, officials. Post photos from the ceremony at the Facebook page:https:/ 

Read details at:

Instagram   #CIDDanceInternationalCertification