The main purpose of the International Dance Organization (IDO) is to provide Continental and World Championship competitions to both amateur and professional dancers, in all forms of dance, not covered by the World Dance & DanceSport Council, the International DanceSport Federation and the World Rock 'n Roll Confederation.
Today, the IDO is deeply involved with many aspects of our dance industry. It is constantly striving to improve the quality of its dancers, through participation, its adjudicators through education, and national member images by being involved with the largest dance organization in the world. The various disciplines, through their committees, are convened on a regular basis to ensure that the IDO rules are always current and up to date with its membership wishes.
CIDA is the governing body of IDO Australia. We conduct appropriate selection events to international and World Championships as needed for IDO and process the registration of Australian competitors to those events.
Address: 1st Floor- 24-26 Kingsway, Glen Waverley 3150, Victoria, Australia
Postal Address: P.O.Box 300, Glen Waverley, Victoria, Australia
Phone: +61 3 9803 3248
Governing Body: "The Crown" International Dance Association Australia
Don Mc Robert/ Lorraine Perkins - Joint Presidents
Donna Bradley - General Secretary/Registrar
Sheree Coulthard - Australian Events Chairperson
Nikki Tan - IT/ Webpage information
Happy 36th Birthday, IDO!
The IDO is celebrating this special day by requesting all its members to do a performance or flashmob with the song 'Better when I am dancing' by Meghan Trainor. All photos and videos will be posted on all our social media sites on Saturday 23rd September. The objective for the IDO’s Public Relations department is for everyone around the world to tune to our channel and media portals and to celebrate #IDOBirthday with our World Organisation.
Please click here to download the full details on how to post photos and videos:
IDO Birthday 2017 - Press Release
IDO Adjudicators' Examinations Seminars
Copenhagen and Riesa are looking forward to hosting the best candidates to become IDO adjudicators! All necessary forms could be downloaded from the IDO website. Please click here to access the forms.
Dance Masters 2017
This is a new IDO Licensed event that will take place in Skopje, Macedonia, from 10th to 12th November 2017. Please click here to find out more.
IDO-EUSA University Championships 2017
This is an invitation to all dancers that are students to take part at the IDO-EUSA UNIVERSITY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 that will be held in conjunctions with the prestigious European and World Championships as follows:
14.6.-18.6.2017 at the IDO European Hip hop Championships in Walbrzych, Poland for ADULT HIP HOP solo female and male.
Deadline: Friday, 09.06.2017
03.12.- 09.12.2017 at the IDO World Ballet, Jazz and Modern Championships in Mikolajki, Poland for ADULT JAZZ and MODERN solo female and male.
Deadline: Monday, 27.11.2017
All enrolments must be done by the national organizations or by the students themselves through a special enrolment system that ison the new IDO SPORT sub-website www.ido-sport.org.
Official schedules for the IDO European Ballet, Modern and Jazz Championships + IDO European Tap Championships
Please click on the links below to download the official schedules for the IDO European Ballet, Modern and Jazz Championships (5th to 8th June 2017) and IDO European Tap Championships (9th to 10th June 2017) that will all take place in beautiful Prague.
Break Dance at Youth Olympic Games 2018
For the first time in 2018, break dance will be part of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) for the first time. Dance being part of any kind of Olympic Games is a very important step for the dance world.
So BBoys/Girls born in 2000-2001-2002, if you are interested in participating in the Qualifying process for the 2018 BA YOG, you are invited to upload your break dance video on www.breakingforgold.com as from May 2017.
Russia Dominates IDO World Show Dance Champions 2016!
The International Dance Organisation is delighted with the outcome of the recent IDO World Show Dance Championships for 2016 that was organised in Riesa, Germany.
Riesa became the centre for show dance with thousands of dancers in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia gracing the international stage. Russia dominated the Championships winning 10 gold medals out of the possible 17. Slovenia won 3 gold medals followed by Norway with 2 gold medals and Italy and Germany winning one gold respectively.
The IDO Championship was filled with energy, enthusiasm, creativity, great choreographies and a very positive ambience. On some occasions, it was electrifying, especially with the Productions that are always one of the highlights at the Olympics of Dance.
The event was organised by FVG Riesa and IDO President Michael Wendt. 3,255 dancers from 27 nations and 5 continents are taking part in the 20 years of IDO in Riesa celebrations.
For the Show Dance picture gallery, please visit our photo album on Facebook.
Lara Green recently won the IDO World Tap Championship Childrens Solo and obtained a gold for Australia. We're so proud of her!
Invitation to the IDO Oriental / Belly Dance Committee Meeting
Click on the links below for the invitation for the Belly Dance-/ Oriental Committee meeting in Moscow, the registration form and one proposal how to structure the Oriental/Belly Dance Committee.
IDO World Adult Oriental Classic Championships 2017 - Special Offer
There is a special offer and special entry conditions for one (1) competitor from each country that will take part at the IDO Oriental Classic Championships in Adult age division. Please download the PDF below for more details.
IDO Award Nominations
IDO is a truly successful World DanceSport Federation in Performing Arts, Street dances and Couple dances, but most importantly are our / your wonderful dancers. They all work very hard indeed to compete on such a level IDO is offering.
Let us say “Thank You!” to the best of the best right now and present the IDO-Awards to honour them and their country and teachers for what they have achieved at several IDO-Championships and Cups.
IDO Vice President Hana Svehlova is head of the IDO Awards Committee. She given some excellent information and a possible nomination chart. The IDO presidium will hold the traditional Spring Meeting end of March in Denmark. Please send your nominations to Hana until March 22, 2017 if you want to propose an ”outstanding” dancer / group etc. from your country.
Please read both attachments thoroughly and be reminded: ”outstanding” means “outstanding”.
Please click on the relevant links below to receive:
- The IDO President’s letter regarding today’s status with the “ArtsGames”
- An informative introduction letter from the elected Chairlady of the “IDO-Ballet Committee”, Mrs. Tina D’Artnall, from South Africa.
IDO-AGM and ADMs 2017 in Athens in Greece
Date: 26 June to 2 July 2017
Venue: Mare Nostrum Hotel Club Thalasso in Vravrona, Greece (very close to Athens)
Important Accommodation Information
Note from Mare Nostrum Hotel Club Thalasso:
Kindly note that the availability of the hotel is very restricted for 30/06 & 01/07/17.
All materialized reservations up today are checked & confirmed. As far as new room requests are concerned, reservations will be confirmed only for rooms on run of the house basis and of course upon availability at the time of the request.
If you have not booked yet but plan to attend the IDO-AGM / ADMs 2017 in Vravrona, (near Athens) in Greece this June/July, please get in contact with the Reservations & FO Manager immediately or plan to stay in a different hotel nearby. There are lots of hotels in Athens or near Vravrona.
Possible change of location for the IDO World Ballet, Jazz and Modern/Contemporary Championships 2017.
The IDO World Ballet, Jazz and Modern/Contemporary Championships 2017 is set to take place in Poland. However, due to contractual reasons, it can happen that the place of competition will change. This is why the place of competition on the IDO event listing says “to be announced” (TBA).
As it is very important to have the time to prepare travel and accommodation, the IDO hopes to be able to forward any information from the Organizer about the location as soon as possible, and no later than February. We at CIDA will let everyone know once IDO will informs us of the venue.
In the meantime, should you have any questions at all, please do contact us.
IDO-Tap dance week in Riesa
From Michael Wendt IDO Ambassador for Asia & Asia-Pacific:
This was the first time we did the IDO-Online System “LINUM” in Riesa. It worked perfectly – many thanks to Mr. “Linum”, Tihomir Doric and our most wonderful scruteneer, Živa Laterner (Slovenia) for doing such a great and well flowing job!
All results are in the IDO-Website under results – Riesa – Tap at the end of each competition day. Thank you also to the Supervisor, Bonnie Dyer (Canada) and the Chairman of Judges, Bill Fowler (USA) – and all judges.
Best regards from Hamburg, Germany.