In 1978 the Christian Dance fellowship of Australia (CDFA) was established by Mary Jones, and flourished over the next few years providing support and fellowship to many people- not just within Australia, but also internationally. In 1987, Mary received the vision to work towards an international organisation.
In 1988, at an international conference organised by CDFA, the ICDF Formation Meeting was held with 10 nations represented. Mary Jones was elected as the International Coordinator of the new fellowship whose purpose was to network among its international members and to help establish new Christian Dance Fellowships around the world.
Over the next 25 years the ICDF has grown to have a Christian Dance Fellowship in 14 countries and representatives in 11 countries. There are 14 dedicated Networks and an International Conference is held in a different country every 3 years. Two Joint International Coordinators see to the affairs of the ICDF with the help of a Steering Committee. In 2009 the Foundation Board was established to raise money for specific projects.