• April 2015
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  • IDO NIGERIA; IDO Street Dance & Salsa Show dance Competition

    The International Dance Organization (IDO) was founded as a non-profit organization on September 18, 1981 by Mr. Moreno Polidori, in Florence, Italy.

    The original founding member nations were Italy, France, Switzerland and Gibraltar.

    Mr. Polidori was appointed General Secretary and drew up the original statutes, by-laws and rules that governed the organization.

    At that time, the main purpose of the organization was to provide Continental and World Championship competitions to both amateur and professional dancers, in all forms of dance, not covered by the World Dance & Dance Sport Council, the International Dance Sport Federation and the World Rock ‘n Roll Confederation, and following an IDO Presidium meeting decision in December 2003, Mr. Carlzon met with the President of the IDSF (INTERNATIONAL DANCE SPORT FEDERATION), Mr. Rudi Bauman, in Bern, Switzerland, in 2004 to finalize the terms of affiliation to the IDSF and sign the contract.

    The Agreement was accepted by the IDO and the IDSF, AGM’s, respectively, later in 2004, and the IDO then became, through its affiliation with the IDSF, a part of the IOC (INTERNATIONAL OLYMPICS COMMITTE) family.


    Since the new presidium took office, the IDO has increased its membership to well over 60 nations and contacts and every indication shows that its future growth is eminent.

The IDO is now not only involved with the granting of Continental and International Competitions and Championships, but is deeply involved with many aspects of our dance industry. It is constantly striving to improve the quality of its dancers, through participation, its adjudicators through education, and national member images by being involved with the largest dance organization in the world. The various disciplines, through their committees, are convened on a regular basis to ensure that the IDO rules are always current and up to date with its membership wishes.




    The Society for the Performing Arts in Nigeria (SPAN) is a non-governmental non-profit organisation that aims to set a world-class standard for performing arts education in Nigeria, offering unprecedented opportunities in dance, music, theatre and visual arts to Nigeria’s art talented citizens, through formal and informal professional classes.

    Through the arts, our legacy depends upon our commitment to creative ingenuity in the performing Arts, to empower us with life-changing messages, to continuously train and educate, to serve with love and dedicate our time to help and perform revolutionary wonders in our nation.



    SPAN desires to establish performing arts centres where the richness, faith and diversity of Nigeria’s culture and tradition can be nurtured, preserved and showcased for all to see and experience. SPAN further aspires to be a hub of creativity where our community not only finds a place to escape, be inspired and educated but also to be engaged in speaking life through the arts. Our hope is to challenge mindsets to be empowered to serve our nation and affect our environment to provide a promising future for the generation to come.

    Mr Ice Nweke a.k.a Ice, the Artistic Director of XTREME has been working with SPAN for the past 10years .

    Ice Nweke

    Recently in January 2010, after various investigations and scrutiny, Nigeria has been selected as one of IDO representing nations and Mr Nnamdi Nweke was made the executive President of IDO Nigeria.



    IDO has recognised the advancements made in Nigeria, towards creating formal dance training and performance in both local and international genres.  IDO is therefore eager to support these efforts and bring them to international standard and to the world stage.

    This support will be given in the following ways and it will be aimed to:

    Creating job opportunities for the youths, via dance classes/performances.

    Provide formal dancing training and education to the youths.

    Certify Nigerian dancers in different dance genres.

    To give the Nigeria and its dancers a world-wide recognition.

    Organise regular national competitions in the various genres of dance.

    After an environmental analysis, statistics show that Nigeria has a total over a 800,000 professional and amateur dancers and a teeming population of teen to twenties’ age citizens, who are keen to build formal dance skills.  This is evident in the number of performers and viewers involved in the various televised dance competitions in Nigeria, such as Celebrity Takes Two, Malta Guinness Street Dance, Maltina Family Dance All, M-Net Let’s Dance etc.


    IDO’s mission is to harness this population size and create a vibrant community of highly skilled performers, whose art can be exploited for the nation and exported to the world through a well-structured medium.

    On the 23rd of April 2015 at the Oceanview Eko Hotel & Suites, IDO STREET DANCE AND SALSA SHOWDANCE CHAMPIONSHIP WILL TAKE THE CITY BY STORM.


    The competition promises to show the best of the best in streetdance and salsa . we are using this avenue to prepare the Nigerian youths for the IDO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2016.