IDO Australia – Official Webpage

Please click here to download the IDO 2020 Membership Form.

This page is for us to share IDO Australia-related news for our Australian dancers. Should you wish to visit the official International Dance Organization page, please click here.

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IDO World Tap Dance Championships 2018

A big congratulations to Lexie Grace Egan and Kai Taylor,  two wonderful Australian competitors who went all the way to Reisa, Germany to represent our country and take part in the Official World Tap Dancing Championship. We're so proud of you. Well done!

Please click here to access the results >

Date: 27 November to 01 December 2018
Sachsen Arena, Riesa, Germany

Click here for more information >

IDO Dance Masters 2018 – Vol 3

Date: 10 - 11 November 2018
Sports Center "Jane Sandanski, Skopje, Macedonia

The competition is held according the IDO rules and regulations. There will be 15 international and national IDO Judges with 5 VIP Judges.

More than 2500 competitors & officials from: Denmark, Germany, Macedonia, Estonia, Czech Republic, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia, Slovak Republic, Poland, Italy, Sweden, Montenegro, Serbia, Bulgaria, Albania, Romania, Hungary, Croatia and many more.

Tentative plan: 
Day 1 - 10 November - Street Dances, Couple Dances
Day 2 - 11 November - Performing Arts, B-League, other categories and Gala Night

Gala Night - Grand Prix will feature a  €5000 prize pool for the best of the best:

  • 1st Place - 3000 €
  • 2nd Place - 1000 €
  • 3rd Place - 500 €
  • 5 x 100 € Organizers Choice

Invitation - Dance Masters 2018
Dance Masters Skopje

Australia Team at the IDO World Cup in Korea

IDO Korea is hosting an IDO World Cup and we have a small Australian small team going. Check out the photos of the team from Sydney. Laura Anderson is their teacher and team leader.

Celebrate IDO’s Birthday – 18 Sep 2018!

To celebrate IDO's birthday on 18 September 2018, the IDO Public Relations Department is requesting all its members to do a short clip recording saying ‘I LOVE IDO’ in their own languages. Recordings in mp4 format, must be sent to the IDO PR department via email by no later than Friday 3rd August 2018.

Click here for more details on how to be a part of this!

Meetup with IDO President

Don McRobert and Donna Bradley of CIDA had a meeting with Michael Wendt, president of IDO and his wife Christa earlier this year. The meeting was to discuss how to support each other and how to enable dancers from Australia to compete at the most prestigious IDO Championships and events. We look forward to working more closely with IDO!

From left to right: Don McRobert, Christa Wendt, Donna Bradley and Michael Wendt

Invitation for the IDO AGM/ADMs 2018 in Chuncheon City, South Korea

Please find the first invitation for the IDO-AGM / ADMs in Chuncheon City – South Korea in August 2018. It's happening on 19 and 20 August 2018.

  1. Please read it carefully. The invitation also gives you some dates and deadlines for IDO nominations and proposals.
  2. Please find the Booking form for the free accommodation IDO-Korea provides for all delegates (2 per country)
  3. There is also a List of Countries for VISA-Exemptions to prepare your travel to Korea without visa-stress. Here is listed which countries do not need visa to enter South Korea. There are different categories due to length of stays. But even if you are with us for the IDO-AGM and the World Cups, you will stay shorter than listed in the document. Please check yourself and make sure you have a valid passport which does not expire too early.

Please click on the links below to access the documents:

IDO AGM Invitation

IDO AGM Booking Form

South Korea - List of Visa-Exempted Countries

IDO Rules Book – January 2018

Traditionally IDO publishes the up-to-date IDO-Rulesbook at the beginning of each year. The IDO Vice president, Hana Svehlova is responsible to keep the IDO rules Book up to date. She always adds an internal explanation what has been changed so you need not search through all the pages. Thank you Hana!

All new rules have been decided by the Annual Dance Department Meeting in Athens in Summer 2017 or by the Presidium following the proposals from the Dance Committee meetings.

Please click on the links below to access the documents:

IDO Rulesbook January 2018

January 2018 - List of Rules changes

Congratulations to all who competed in the IDO World Tap Dancing championship in Germany. You did Australia and us at CIDA very proud!

Please click on the links below to access the results:

IDO Marks

IDO Crosses

IDO Results


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.

Additional information for the seminars:
IDO Adjudicators' Examination - Copenhagen
IDO Adjudicators' Examination - Riesa

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

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.

Schedule for IDO European Ballet, Modern and Jazz Championship

Schedule for IDO European Tap Championships

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 as from May 2017.

Please click here to download more information about break dance at the YOG.

Congratulations Lara!

Lara Green recently won the IDO World Tap Championship Childrens Solo and obtained a gold for Australia. We're so proud of her!