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28th Annual International Conference and Festival

Black Dance Rising

In marking 25 years of serving the Black Dance field, the International Association of Blacks in Dance will host its 28th Annual Conference and Festival in Denver, CO from January 20 – 24, 2016. Join Dance professionals for this exciting event who represent the broadest gathering of Black Dance professionals in the US and Internationally, including agents, artists, artistic directors, choreographers, company managers, educators, executive directors, historians, presenters, scholars, supporters of dance, and so many others.

The Ultimate Dance Experience

Over four days, participants will engage in invaluable professional and networking opportunities. Workshop and Panel Sessions will provide experiential hands-on learning paired with examples of successful new models that reflect the field’s entrepreneurial spirit and will inspire new thinking of a vibrant future for dance. Performances will also include Dance organizations from around the country and abroad.

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IABD has been the national service organization for Black Dance Professionals for over 25 years. When you join IABD, you become part of an active and supportive network of nearly 100 members including colleges, dance companies and schools, educational institutions, individuals, presenters, and universities, all dedicated to strengthening the Dance field. You also gain access to our many member benefits including subscriptions to our e-newsletter, discounts on conference registrations, and much more.

Membership funds the majority of our organization’s efforts and provides many benefits to our members throughout the United States and Internationally. One of the greatest benefits of membership in IABD is simply being an active participant in and supporter of this dynamic and effective leader, promoter and supporter of Black Dance. Many members say that attending IABD events and association with the friends they make at those events quickly becomes a significant and very pleasurable part of their life.

Who should join IABD?

  • Agents

  • Artists/Choreographers

  • Dance/Archivists, Arts Administrators, Historians, Researchers, Scholars

  • Dance Educators in K-12, colleges and universities

  • Dance Institutions and Companies

  • Dance Instructors

  • Dance Students

  • Dance Studio Owners

  • And YOU!

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