:: 28th International Black Dance Conference & Festival ::
January 20 – 24, 2016 |  Denver, CO
Hosted by Cleo Parker Robinson Dance


About The Conference

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 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 executive directors, artistic directors, company managers, choreographers, artists, presenters, teachers, historians, scholars, agents, 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 for a vibrant future for dance. Performance showcases will also include Dance organizations from around the country and abroad.

Dance for Youth

Teachers, Instructors, Studio Owners – we’ve planned some great activities for you and your students! Dance classes are available for your students and teachers at the Conference and Festival! You will receive instruction from the leading Master Teachers in all genre’s of dance!

For Professionals and Pre-Professionals

Professional/college and pre-professional dancers can register for the conference and festival package that includes master classes and tickets for the performance showcases. The Conference and Festival also offers scholarship auditions for summer programs and college/university dance programs. Registration is available now!

Our Sponsors

The International Association of Blacks in Dance, Inc. and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance gratefully acknowledges and thanks the Sponsors, Community Partners, and Contributors for their generous support of the 28th Annual Black Dance Conference and Festival.

Registration Information Available Soon!

As an essential part of its commitment to dance, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance will bring the International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) Conference and Festival to Denver, Colorado in 2016. This marks the 28th anniversary of the IABD Conference and Festival which has become a mecca for many in the field of dance and those interested in the rich history and contributions of black dance performance and artistry. Registration Information Coming Soon!