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WDA Networks
World Dance Alliance works through five Networks, based on specific areas of interest that embrace the goals of the organisation. Each of the networks has a chairperson and co-chair who initiate, co-ordinate and drive activities to advance the issues raised by these special interest groups. The positions of Network Chairs and co-chairs are appointed with nominations received by each regional President for discussion and negotiation at the Annual General Meeting.

The Creation and Presentation Network
provides opportunities for choreographic development, networking and cultural exchange. It includes choreographers, dancers, designers, composers, filmmakers, collaborators.

The Education and Training Network
provides opportunities for sharing curriculum information and resources and a forum for professional exchange. It covers dance training of professional artists, and dance education and appreciation in schools, studios and communities.

The Research and Documentation Network
identifies, supports and initiates projects that preserve dance’s heritage and initiates and implements publications within and across regions. The R&D Network includes historians, anthropologists, performers, ethnographers, archivists, critics, photographers and filmmakers.

The Support and Development Network
focuses on dance-based activities that support and develop the art form in terms of management, promotion, distribution, advocacy,  policy and funding, through members who practice in these areas. It equally encompasses members who are concerned with the social and physical well being of dance such as health professionals, somatic practitioners, community facilitators and legal advisors. In all these aspects communication networks – professional and social – are an important driver for dance sustainability.

To contact networks please refer the WDA-Americas or WDA-Asia Pacific websites.



President Mary Jane Warner

WDA-Asia Pacific
President Yunyu Wang