2015 - The birth of the WIDA

World Inclusive Dance Association was established on June 28, 2015 by the decision of the founders of the Association: Leonid Tarasov (Russia), Raymond Bulpitt (Great Britain), Corrie van Hugten (The Netherlands), organizers of well-known international inclusive events.

The aim of the Association is
  • to develop inclusive dance around the world;
  • to organize festivals open to people with different types of disabilities and dancing volunteers;
  • to create friendly communication between people and intercultural exchange between countries.


On June 17-19, the Open Inclusive Dance Festival was held in Vienna and Bratislava together with Vera Reible (Austria), Igor Jaegersky and Stefan Tvorozhek (Slovakia).


New formats of inclusive events were created and implemented. 
New members of the organization were accepted from inclusive groups.
Inclusive dance associations were established in Italy and the Netherlands.


On December 1, a unique international online show, Inclusive Dance World Vision, was held, which brought together 39 dance groups from 29 countries.

In December 2020, representatives of 15 more countries joined the Association.


To be continued...