CID Congresses provide an official platform where individuals, groups and organizations with a shared aspiration and commitment to dance come together. Being primarily intended for professionals, the congresses are open for everyone who would like to learn more and to get involved in dance without any discrimination. As the United Nations of Dance, CID has been actively promoting professional development, research and international exchange in dance since 1973, providing official support, peer-to-peer exchange and the upgrading of dance in all
countries through its members and local sections.
CID is the official umbrella organization for all forms of dance in all countries of the world. It is the only international non-profit organization (INGO) representing all forms of dance that is recognized by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization ().
CID Headquarters is in the Palais de L’ in Paris, France, and the current administrative office of President, Dr. Professor Alkis Raftis is in Athens, Greece.