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 30 years the ICDF has grown to have a Christian Dance Fellowship presence in over 30 countries. There are 17 dedicated special interest Networks and an International Conference / Gathering is held in a different part of the world every 3 years.
Three 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.