Since the end of the seventies, the same group of people have conducted the activities of The” Federal Association of Teachers of Dancing” [Aust.] Ltd [Federal Victoria] and The “Arts Theatre of Dance” Australia Inc. Since the late nineties, after moving our main event to “Crown”, we have used the term “Crown Dance Events” to promote events conducted by us. Of more recent years, we have promoted for D.M.A. “Dance Masters of Australia” - their annual Championship.
It was then decided we needed an “umbrella organization” to cover all these not for profit services, hence the registration of C.I.D.A.: The “Crown International Dance Association” Inc.
CIDA is the governing organisation of IDOA (International Dance Organisation Australia and ATDI (Arts Theatre of Dance International). The organisation affiliates FATD (Federal Association of Teachers of Dancing) for events and examinations in Victoria, SA and overseas.
The CIDA runs 6 events in Melbourne each year, including the magnificent Crown International Dance Festival at the Crown Entertainment Complex, which is the most glamorous dance event in Australia where we bring a number of overseas judges and competitors.
The CIDA also sponsors and supports couples/individuals and adjudicators travelling overseas to train, judge and/or compete in dance, as well as provides assessment programs for amateurs and professionals in Latin, Ballroom and New Vogue (through the FATD) and in theatrical and street styles (through ATD Australia).
Technical Assessments Chairperson, Australia & Asia Pacific Region FATD
President of DanceSport Australia