Every three years, daCi organizes an international conference located somewhere in the world. Dance educators, dance teachers with their children’s groups, young people who love to dance, artists, academics, politicians, and many others who are moved by dance, assemble together to experience dance as creators, performers, researchers, participants and spectators. During this active week, filled with workshops, lectures, performances and meetups, international networks and friendships arise and last a dancing life. 

daCi and WDA announce the 2nd Joint World Dance Congress in Adelaide, Australia to be held from 8–13 July 2018. We will work with local and international communities to examine how dance can help to make our world a better place. For more information and registration, please visit the website.

History of conferences

1978 first conference
July 25 - 27 University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

1982 second conference
Children and Youth Dancing, Stockholm, Sweden

1985 third conference
August 25-30 Auckland, New Zealand
Dance -  The New Zealand Experience

1988 fourth conference
July 19-28 Roehampton Institute, Froebel College, London, U.K.
Young People Dancing: An International Perspective  
Volume I -  DANCE: Education
Volume II - DANCE - Special Education
Volume III - DANCE: Culture Community

1991 fifth conference
July 29 - August 3 University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A
Roots and Wings

1994 sixth conference 
July 12 - 20 Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Kindle the Fire

1997 seventh conference
July 28 - August 3 Kuopio, Finland
The Call of the Forests and Lakes

2000 eightest conference 
July 30 - August 5 University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Extensions and Extremities: Points of Departure

2003 ninth conference
August 3 - 10 Faculdade Social Da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil
Breaking boundaries: dance, bodies and multiculturalism

2006 tenth conference
The Hague, Netherlands
Colouring Senses

2009 eleventh conference
August 2 - 8 Kingston, Jamaica
Cultures Flex: Unearthing Expressions of the Dancing Child

2012 twelfth conference
July 15-20 Taipei, Taiwan 
Dance, Young People and Change

2015 thirteenth conference: 1st Joint World Dance Congress
July 5-10 Kopenhagen, Denmark
Twist and Twin: Dancing Identities
Identity in dance as it is experienced in formal, non-­formal and informal settings of education.

2018 fourteenth conference: 2nd Joint World Dance Congress 
July 8-13 Adelaide, Australia