We are a non-profit organisation promoting Russian Classical Ballet and complimentary Theatre Dance and Drama through affiliated schools, to encourage a wider appreciation of the art. We provide an infrastructure of accredited teachers, examinations and awards, providing seminars, courses and annual performance opportunities for our members.
The BDQT - Board of Dance Qualifications & Training is a Standards Organisation for the accreditation and recognition of teaching and performing qualifications of its member Awarding Organisations and Examination Boards in Dance, Movement and Musical Theatre throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe. The Board operates an independent accreditation system of the highest standards for Awarding Organisations & Examination Boards within the dance and movement industry to demonstrate to the general public and the industry alike their firm commitment to Quality Assurance, Health & Safety and Continued Professional Development (CPD) of teachers and examiners whilst offering a syllabus that contains structured artistic and technical examinations and medal tests that develop in a progressive graded system.
The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science was formed in 1990 by an international group of dance medicine practitioners, dance educators, dance scientists, and dancers. Membership is drawn equally from the medical and dance professions, and has grown from an initial 48 members in 1991 to over 900 members at present world-wide, representing 35 countries. IADMS was formed to foster several related goals in the dance medicine and science field; the purposes and objectives of the organization are summarized in its Mission Statement: IADMS ENHANCES HEALTH, WELL-BEING, TRAINING, AND PERFORMANCE IN DANCE BY CULTIVATING MEDICAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE.
CID is the official umbrella organization for all forms of dance in all countries of the world. It is a non-governmental organization founded in 1973 within the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, where it is based.It brings together the most important international, national and local organizations, as well as select individuals active in dance.CID cooperates with national and local governments, international organizations and institutions. Its members are the most prominent federations, associations, schools, companies and individuals in over 170 countries.CID is official partner of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
The festival's purpose is to bring together outstanding people, whose activities and creativity help popularising Russian culture abroad.