World Dance Alliance

World Dance Alliance serves as a primary voice for dance and dancers, and encourages the exchange of ideas and the awareness of dance in all its forms. It is an independent, non-profit, non-political and non-religious organization that unites dancers and dance practitioners throughout the world.

WDA currently operates through two regional centres: The Americas and Asia–Pacific.

WDA works to:

  • promote the recognition, development and mutual understanding of all forms of dance,
  • facilitate communication and exchange among dance individuals, institutions and organisations interested in dance,
  • provide a forum for discussion of matters relating to dance,
  • encourage and support the research, education, criticism, creation, performance and preservation of dance and
  • liaise, co-ordinate and participate in activities with other dance organisations in the world.

Contact World Dance Alliance

WDA–Americas Jin-Wen Yu, President
WDA–Asia Pacific Yunyu Wang, President

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