The International Dance Council - the United Nations of Dance

CID is recognized by UNESCO, national and local governments, international organizations and institutions

It is a non-governmental organization founded in 1973 within the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, where it is based

Its members are the most prominent federations, associations, schools, companies and individuals in over 170 countries.

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About Bangalore Section

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.

It represents the entire spectrum of dance in the area. It enjoys government support and international recognition

Ms. Sanaz Bakhtiari, Member of International Dance Council CID, is the founder and first President of Bangalore Section CID

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Why Become a CID Member

Above all, it is a gesture towards the global family of dancers – you declare that you are part of it.
It is also a statement on the unity of dance forms – dance takes countless shapes but the art of dance is one.

Among other advantages, Members of the CID are entitled to:

Receive certificates and parchments signed by the president, CID badges, stickers, posters, books, DVDs and other material, always free of charge

Be listed with your full profile in the Who's Who in Dance Global Directory (over 300,000 addresses, by far the largest in the arts)

Have a discount on services (workshops, competitions, festivals etc.) or publications (magazines, books, CDs, video, DVDs, albums etc.) by member organizations

Share the prestige of "the United Nations of Dance", as CID is usually called

Found a Section of CID in your city, thus representing it officially

Take part in international festivals, congresses, workshops, competitions and other events organized by Members of the CID

Address inquiries to the CID Secretariat, which is staffed by several full-time experienced members and has a huge archive of resources

Apply to the UNESCO National Commission, other government agencies or private sponsors to fund your travel abroad in order to represent your country

Offer to your students International Certification

Be informed about opportunities such as scholarships, jobs, invitations to perform, to teach or to lecture, new publications etc. The CID Circular is mailed to over 100,000 dance professionals in 200 countries

Meet other members and be part of a network including thousands of specialists in more than 150 countries, who are eager to cooperate with other CID members

Support applications for a visa to attend congresses and other events held under the auspices of CID

Nominate dance professionals or students of yours for CID membership


President of Bangalore Section, Sanaz Bakhtiari



International Dance Council – Conseil International de la Danse

Address: CID c/o UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis, FR-75732 Paris 15, France

Tel:  +33 1 4568 4953. Mobiles: +33 6 1155 3111  +33 7 5320 7716

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Useful Links

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