WDA is an independent, non-profit, non-political and non-religious organization.
WDA is to serve as a primary voice for dance and dancers throughout the world, and encourages the exchange of ideas and the awareness of dance in all its forms.
World Dance Alliance operates via its three regional centres with an overarching global executive bringing the three regions together in matters of policy and global projects. The two regional centres:
WDA-Americas & WDA-Asia Pacific
WDA also has partnerships with other international organisations such as WAAE (World Alliance for ArtsEducation), International Dance Committee of International Theater Institute ITI /UNESCO (ITI) UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), and daCi (Dance and the Child International).
To promote the recognition, development and mutual understanding of all forms of dance.
To facilitate communication and exchange among dance individuals, institutions and organisations interested in dance.
To provide a forum for discussion of matters relating to dance.
To encourage and support the research, education, criticism, creation, performance and preservation of dance.
To liaise, co-ordinate and participate in activities with other dance organisations in the world.