IDO Promo Video 2016


Dear IDO friends,

I am more that proud to let u know that a record has been set!
Today at the IDO World Hiphop, Electric Boogie and Break dance Championships we had over 82.000 people watching!
Must say that the livestream is of very high quality and what the supporters at home appreciate the most IT IS FREE!

I would like to thank the Organizer, Dr.Klaus Hoellbacher that made this possible.

Best regards from Graz,
Fiona Johnson Kocjancic IDO Sport director



Dear IDO colleagues, dancers, teachers,

The IDO World Hip-hop, Break dance and Electric Boogie Championships, that will be held in Graz, Austria on 19.10.2016-23.10.2016 will also host DANCERS and TEACHERS FORUM. For more info check our FORUM tab :D


IDO presentation at the 1st Tafisa Europe Congress

IDO Vice President & Sport Director, Fiona Johnson Kocjancic has represented IDO at the 1st TAFISA - Europe Conference that was held from 16.9.-18.9.2016 in Ljubljana. Very important topics were discussed such as "Activating open spaces and public spaces as a platform for Sport for all and physical activity; BeActive-The European Week of Sports; Mobilizing European Communities through Open and Public Spaces, etc. and a lot of concrete experience was shared. IDO members could easily be part of Sport and Physical Activity projects on a local and national level.

On Saturday at the official Opening ceremony before the Welcome words from the Minister of Education, Science and Sport, Deputy Mayor of Ljubljana, Chairman if TAFISA-Europe, First Vice President of Olympic Committee of Slovenia and Vice President of Sports Union of Slovenia, IDO Promo video was presented for the first time. It  was accompanied by a live Break dance performance to enhance the complete experience of what a small part of IDO feels' and looks like. In this way the presentation of IDO at an international conference was a great success that did not stayed only at the huge applause after the performance, but was a lively buzz during the days. TAFISA members wanted to know IDO more and wanted to download the IDO promo video.

Proudly making IDO bigger, better and stronger :D

PHOTO: Patrik Perosa - Vice President of Sports Union of Slovenia & EUSA Sport Director, Peter Barendse - Chairman of TAFISA-Europe, Fiona Johnson Kocjancic - IDO Vice President&Sport Director, Wolfgang Baumann - Secretary General, TAFISA



Be part at the second IDO-EUSA UNIVERSITY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 that will be held in conjunctions with our prestigious World Championships as follows:

-          19.-10.-23.10.2016 at the IDO World Hip hop Championships in Graz, Austria for  ADULT HIP HOP solo female and male.

Deadline: 12.10.2016

-          06.12.-10.12.2016 at the IDO European Ballet, Jazz and Modern Championships for ADULT JAZZ and MODERN solo female and male.

Deadline: 28.11.2016

More info...


IDO celebrating 35 years of EXCELENCE !

On the 18th September 1981 saw the birth of the International Dance Organisation. The World Governing body the IDO, was founded by 4 national member organisations from France, Gibraltar, Italy and Switzerland.

Since those early days, the IDO has grown into the leading World Organisation for Dance and Dance Sport, with 94 member nations and contacts, representing over 250,000 dancers. The IDO has offered 35 years of dance excellence and will continue to be deeply involved with the many aspects of the universal dance industry. The IDO will work, for many more years to come, to improve the quality of its dancers through participation at IDO events, to improve the quality of our international adjudicators through education and ensure we maintain and expose our global image and that of our national member organisations.

Happy 35th Birthday to the IDO and for many more years to come!

#IDO #IDODance #IDOWorldDance



The International Art Dance Organisation was part of a very historic press conference on Thursday 11th August 2016, where the first ever Art Games have been launched at the Olympic Games been held in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Read more..


Help the victims of flood in Macedonia

On 6th of August , Skopje , the capital of Macedonia was under extreme weather conditions which resulted with disaster flood of enormous proportions. Read more...

IDO World Cups in Performing Arts, Ballet, Jazz dance, Modern / Contemporary dance, Tap dance, Oriental / Belly dance, Argentine Tango, HipHop and Streetdance Show in the Olympic Hall, Seoul, Korea on July 30 - August 1, 2016

The first IDO Closed and Open IDO-Asia / Asia-Pacific Conferences in the Hotel Olympic Parktel and the 1. IDO Dance World Cups in the Olympic Hall in Seoul, Korea are history now.

Mr. Lee you have been a gracious host, to have invited dancers, supporters, teachers, choreographers, officials to join the first “open” IDO Asia / Asia-Pacific Conference with 16 countries participating: Argentine, Australia, Chinese Taipei, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Korea, Macao SAR, Malaysia, Poland, Russia, Singapore, USA. Read more..


First IDO Asia-Asia-Pacific Conference in the Hotel Olympic-Parktel in Seoul, South Korea

The IDO-President Michael Wendt welcomed the delegates and expressed his biggest personal appreciation about this historic moment in dance. Read more..


Bill Fowler, IDO Lifetime Honorary President was honored with "Mr. Bill Award"

Mister Bill Fowler, IDO Lifetime Honorary president, was honoured at the Dance Educators of America Nationals in West Palm Beach. From this day forward they will be awarding the "Mr Bill Award" to be replacing their special awards at all of their competitions.

Congratulations Bill Fowler, you truly are an amazing person. Your knowledge and experience is a big contribution to not only IDO but also to the great dance world!



IDO AGM and ADM, Gibraltar

From the 26th till the 28th of June, the AGM and AGM is held in beautiful Gibraltar - The Rock !

IDO European Disco Dance and Disco Freestyle Championships

The championship was held in ChomutovCzech Republic with 1.628 dancers from 16 European countries

Thank you Tanecní klub Beethoven D.C., o.s. and Mgr. Eva Vlková. It was amazing. More photos here.


IDO European Tap Championships & IDO World Modern and Jazz Cups "TAP Prague"


From the 10th till the 12th of June, the beautiful city of Prague hosted this amazing event organized by Mila Petrova. This year there were nearly 800 dancers from 9 countries. More photos here :D


IDO DANCE SUMMIT Georgia,Tbilisi -  Meeting day

IDO summit in Tbilisi was hosted by Valentina Kuzmidi and Georgian dance organization together with Ministry of Sport (Head of Sport Policy Mr.Irakli Dolaberidze who was present at the meeting).

The IDO countries represented at the Summit:

  • Armenia - by Artases Mesropyan,
  • Azerbaijan - by Aziz Azizov,
  • Belarus - by Oleg Yazvin,
  • Russia by Andrey Kokoulin,
  • Turkey - by Alper Alakut.
  • The IDO was represented by Hana Svehlova, IDO Vicepresident.

It was a very positive meeting discussing the issues of the neihbouring IDO-countries.

The meeting was followed by Georgian Dance Olympiad (competition in show dance, folk dance, street show, hip hop, break dance, modern and many other dances).



From the 15th till the 16th of April 2016, 7 countries meet for the DANCE SUMMIT in the city of Tbilisi, Georgia. It started with sightseeing of the beautiful  Jvari church (6th century) and  Mtskheta (church from 11th century, Unesco). After that meeting time :)


IDO-European Conference in Bratislava, Slovak Republic

On the 1st of April, 2016 the second IDO MEETING OF SOUTH EAST EUROPEAN COUNTRIES took place in Bratislava, Slovak Republic with Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovak Republic and Slovenia.


IDO - EUSA  European Universities Championships

The EUSA-IDO European Universities Championships were organised in conjunction with the official IDO World Championships and represented a separate competition held only in the adult/solo female, solo male and duo. For more check the image below.



“It is amazing how many great dancers we have in the South Eastern European countries, says IDO Sport Director, Fiona Johnson Kocjančič, “and also how these countries are prepared to support the region and work hand in hand.”

“It has been a great working meeting and all information gathered are of most importance for IDO,” says Dr. Velibor Srdić, President of IDO European Conference.

IDO NMO representatives with Dr.Velibor Srdić, IDO Vice-President and Mrs. Fiona Johnson Kocjančič, IDO Sport Director.






“It has been almost one month and congratulations from dancers, supporters, IDO members and VIP quests for organizing the 1st Gala has not stopped, “says Fiona Johnson Kocjančič, IDO Sport Director:” It shows me that this was the right thing to do and I hope that IDO Presidium will support this in the year 2016. It was an amazing experience to do something extra for the dancers. They really deserve it.”




Dear IDO National Member Organizations,

I would like to invite all dancers that are students to take part at the first IDO-EUSA UNIVERSITY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 that will be held in conjunctions with our prestigious World Championships as follows:

  • 21.-10.-25.10.2015 at the IDO World Hip hop Championships in Rimini, Italy for ADULT HIP HOP solo female, male and duos.
  • 01.12.-05.12.2015 at the IDO World Tap dance Championships in Riesa, Germany for ADULT TAP DANCE solo female, male and duos.
  • 07.12.-12.12.2015 at the IDO World Ballet, Jazz and Modern Championships  in Mikolajki, Poland for ADULT JAZZ and MODERN solo female, male and duos.

All competitions are held in accordance with the IDO Rules and Regulations and are adjudicated by the IDO licensed Adjudicators. 




"This was one of IDO’s most impressing and prestigious championships!" said IDO President and Supervisor, Michael Wendt (Germany) on the big show-stage in Gibraltar after the 4 days of great show dance competitions on highest levels".

"This is why we have given higest marks to nearly all details!" added the Chairperson of Judges, Fiona Johnson-Kocjancic (IDO Vice President and Sport Director from Slovenia). "It was such a great athmospere in Tercentenary Sports Hall on Baystreet - and so well organized - with Gibraltarian charm, preciseness and passion"!

The dancers, the judges, the IDO-officials, everybody was truly happy and will return when the GNDO and GIB will invite for a next IDO event.

"I am personally looking forward to the next IDO AGM / ADMs in Gibraltar now, in June 2016" where we have found a wonderful and truly entertaining venue for the IDO delegates and their accompanies" said Kirsten Dan Jensen, IDO Executive Secretary (Denmark).

"We will keep you posted!"

Thank you the people of Gibraltar, Thank you Hon. Minister Steven Linares! Thank you Seamus Byrne and your stunning and effectively passionate team!

Michael Wendt
IDO - President



There will be Dancers´and Teachers´ forum during IDO World Championships in Bochum, Ostrava, Riesa, Rimini - invitations will be sent soon.

Dancers' and Teachers ´ forums in Bochum - very nice meetings with nice people (from 11 countries and 2 continents) bringing nice and new ideas for IDO!

Save the date! Discuss with our Vice President Dr. Hana Svehlova!