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44th World Dance Congress, Athens 2016


Updated information (27/06/2016)


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On the spot registration to attend is possible.

Your presentation


Time is observed strictly - no one gets even one minute more.

Classes: 30 minutes

Lectures and Reports: 20 minutes

Performances: 5 minutes for solos, 10 minutes all others. Give your music for duration check.

You are responsible for your own presentation material; for music bring CD and check it with the sound technician; for lecture check USB key to see if compatible.

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Your tradition

The World Congress is also an opportunity to discover more about cultural diversity. You are invited to wear ethnic or local costume at the opening ceremony (optional)


Local information


Book at a hotel in Plaka or nearby. Most conferees stay from Monday toMonday, having time to visit the city. You will find a list of hotels at the Congress website.


1. Change currency to euros

2. Change your watch or mobile phone to local hour

3. Get a plan of the city from the tourist information office

4. Call your hotel or the Secretariat at +30 210 324 4395 or +30 210 324 6188 or mobile +30 698 815 5389

5. Check in your hotel. Ask them the way to the Congress venues.


WEDNESDAY 29 June 2016

10:00-16:00   Registration Dora Stratou Dance Theatre building, Plaka. Recovery of badge to wear at all times.                          

20:00            Opening at Dora Stratou Theatre, Philopappou Hill

21:30            Performance of the Dora Stratou Company


THURSDAY 30 June 2016

09:30-16:00   Lectures at Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel


FRIDAY 1 July 2016

09:30-16:00   Classes at Dora Stratou Theatre, Philopappou Hill

20:30-23:00   Performances at Dora Stratou Theatre, Philopappou Hill


SATURDAY 2 July 2016

10:00-14:00   Classes at Dora Stratou Theatre, Philopappou Hill

20:00-22:00   Performances at Veakion Theatre, Piraeus


SUNDAY 3 July 2016

09:30   Closing session at Dora Stratou office building, Plaka


               Congress venues

Dora Stratou Dance Theatre building, Plaka

House of the Dance, Scholiou 8 (off 122 Adrianou Street), Plaka, 10558 Athens. Tel. +30 210 324 4395, 210 921 4650, fax +30 210 324 6921, mobile +30 698 815 5389. Metro stations: Acropolis, Monastiraki, Syntagma

Dora Stratou Dance Theatre, Philopappou Hill

Opposite the Acropolis. Tel. 210 921 4650

Metro stations: Acropolis, Petralona, Thissio

Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel

19-25 Parthenonos street, 11742 Athens (behind the Acropolis Museum)

Tel. + 30 210 9280100, fax +30 210 9214993       Metro station: Acropolis

Veakion Open Air Theatre

Profitis Ilias Hill, Castella, Piraeus  tel. +30 210 419 4520

Metro stations: Piraeus or Neo Faliro, then take a taxi


1. Taxi fare is about 4 euros within the city center.

2. Nearest metro station is Acropolis. Also convenient are Syntagma or Monastiraki stations.


CID membership fee is 55 euros, Congress registration is 65 euros, not refundable. No extra charges. Conferees have free access to all events, only if wearing their badge.


Bring light dresses, sunglasses, hat. Drink much water. Expected temperature is above 30 degrees centigrade.


It is important that as many CID members as possible make your acquaintance. Bring many brochures and visiting cards to give away. Display articles, publications, distribute photocopies of your lecture.

Contact the embassy of your country if necessary.


Make sure your insurance covers you for the trip. Call your embassy if in need.


Dial 00 for overseas calls, then the country number. Keep phone number and address of your hotel with you. From abroad, dial +30 for Greece. For emergencies call us at +30 698 815 5389.


Do not miss the family photo under the parachute with all 200 conferees from 47 countries (another world record of ours). That is why Athens Congress participants are jokingly called “the parachutists”. It is real military parachute hanging over the yard of our office building.


Over 25 million visitors will come to Greece this year; everything is provided for their needs. English is spoken everywhere, other languages too. The nearest beach is 15 minutes away, taxi fare about 6 euros.


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