The Official Message

The official message for
Dance Day 29 April 2024


    Dance is by its nature a pleasant, creative and beneficial activity – why would some people spoil the fun? Because they want to make money by cheating dancers. I use this opportunity to advise dancers to be vigilant, there is too much fraud in the internet.

– Events that have hidden fees or expenses – but they do not tell you from the beginning

– Schools that do not have the classes they advertise – they will try to organize them after you pay

– Teachers that teach without having been taught – they learn from their mistakes while teaching you

– False titles of studies or positions – a sure bet, who is going to check?

– Organizations with impressive names (national, international, world etc.) that are nothing but private businesses – you do not vote for their leaders

– Competitions where all contestants win a title – everyone a champion!

– Festivals that do not take place – you find out after arriving there


    The above is only misinformation concerning dance, we did not touch the huge subject of general misinformation. You cannot stop fraudsters but you can stop people from becoming their victim. So, stick to what you know well and what you can verify for sure.


                                         Prof. Dr. Alkis Raftis

                President of the International Dance Council                  

                                              CID, UNESCO, Paris



1.  The official message for Dance Day is sent to dance professionals in 200 countries. Translate the message to your language, post it online, send it to the media. Find guidelines for your own celebration as well as previous DD messages at

2.  Dance Day, every year on 29 April, established in 1982 and monitored by CID, aims at attracting attention to the art of dance. It is celebrated by millions of dancers around the globe. On that day dance professionals organize an event addressing an audience different from their usual one.

  The International Dance Council CID is the official global organization for Dance

  Its members are the most prominent federations, schools, companies and individuals in more than 170 countries

  CID was founded in 1973 within the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, where it is based

  CID is official partner of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

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