Hotel and Travel

Sheraton Hotel
Southwest Airline
Dallas Love Field Airport
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Borders and Customs
Entry into the United States
Bringing Children into the United States
Languages Spoken
Money Matters

HOST HOTEL - Sheraton Dallas Hotel


Sheraton Dallas Sheraton Dallas

The SHERATON DALLAS HOTEL is the official IABD Conference Hotel,
located at 400 North Olive Street, Dallas, TX 75201. The special room rates are only available at this hotel:

$139 per room + tax (single, double, triple, quad room + 13% tax)
Sheraton Hotel(click above to book your room)

This contemporary hotel is a 3-minute walk from the Pearl Street/Arts District light rail station and a 7-minute walk from shopping at the landmark Neiman Marcus Building. Modern rooms have 37-inch flat-screen TVs and WiFi (fee), plus work areas with desks and ergonomic chairs. They also have minifridges and coffeemakers. Club rooms provide access to a lounge with complimentary continental breakfast, all-day snacks and evening appetizers. Amenities include an American restaurant and a sports lounge, as well as a fitness center and an outdoor pool. There's also meeting space and a 24/7 business center. Many of the classes, workshops, performances and events will be held within walking distance of this hotel (1-2 blocks).

*For reservations, call (214) 922-8000 or visit online IABD 2017. When calling the hotel reference: Dallas Black Dance Theatre-IABD.

Please indicate that you will be attending the IABD Conference. Special rates are available for single, double, triple or quad reservations. THE HOST HOTEL TYPICALLY SELLS OUT BEFORE THE CONFERENCE, SO BOOK YOUR ROOM EARLY TO GUARANTEE A PLACE!


Southwest Airline

Southwest Airlines®— International Association of Blacks in Dance Airline
Beginning on October 15, 2016, International Association of Blacks in Dance conference and festival attendees will receive a discount and bonus Rapid Reward points from Southwest Airlines through our SWABIZ® account. Southwest Airlines is offering an 8% discount off Anytime & Business Select® fares and a 2% discount off select Wanna Get Away® fares for travel to and from the conference. Book your travel between October 15, 2016 - January 11, 2017 to take advantage of the discounted rates. (Discounts are available for travel January 22, 2017 through February 1, 2017.)
Click here to take advantage of the discounted rates and book now!
By flying Southwest Airlines, as an International Association of Blacks in Dance traveler, you will also receive the following benefits:

  • 50% bonus Rapid Reward points for your travel to & from the convention with Rapid Rewards # added to your reservation.
  • To enroll in the Rapid Rewards program, visit
  • No baggage fees (first two bags)
  • No change or cancellation fees
  • No peak travel or fuel surcharges
  • Consistently ranked the “Best in Customer Service” by DOT

To take advantage of this offer, click on this link:



CLICK HERE to schedule round trip transportation from one of the Dallas Airports to the local hotel - Sheraton Dallas Hotel.

Travel with SuperShuttle at a 10% discounted rate off of the regular fare to and from the airport via the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.

If calling the 800 number (1-800-258-3826) to book your reservations, use the discount code - FPCZR.

Sheraton Dallas SuperShuttle / ExecuCar rates

DFW Airport

Shared Ride                       $ 14.40 per direction  

ExecuCar Sedan (3)          $ 61.20 per direction

ExecuCar SUV (5)             $ 79.20 per direction

Love Field Airport

Shared Ride                      $ 11.00 per direction          

ExecuCar Sedan (3)         $ 54.00 per direction

ExecuCar SUV (5)            $ 72.00 per direction



Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) is 5 miles from the hotel.

AIRLINES: Click Here
Virgin America


SuperShuttle Dallas Love Field: Click Here
800-BLUE-VAN (258-3826)

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is 19 miles from the hotel.

AIRLINES:  Click Here


SuperShuttle Dallas/Fort Worth: Click Here
800-BLUE-VAN (258-3826)



The general consumer sales tax in Dallas is 6.25 - 8.25 percent.

Hotel room tax is 13 percent.

Taxes are subject to change.


The United States has one of the most advanced customs organizations in the world, and our borders and the processes we have in place to manage them are critical to our ability to provide Americans and visitors to America with the security and opportunity they expect. Visitors entering the United States must clear US Customs border security upon entry.


Visitors traveling by air require a valid passport to re-enter the United States.

As of June 1 2009, all individuals are required to hold a valid passport to enter/re-enter the United States.

For more information on travel security and border procedures, visit the U.S. Department of State.

International Visitors: For specific information on travel documents required to visit the United States from countries other than the U.S., please refer to

A foreign national or alien entering the U.S. is generally required to present a passport and valid visa issued by a U.S. Consular Official, unless they are a citizen of a country eligible for the Visa Waiver Program, or are a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. or a citizen of Canada. The Visa Waiver Program allows foreign nationals from certain countries to be admitted to the U.S. under limited conditions and for a limited time without obtaining a visa. The foreign national must arrive on an approved carrier (if coming by air or sea), staying no more than 90 days, for pleasure/medical purposes/business, and be able to prove they are not inadmissible. The foreign national is still required to have a passport. To obtain a list of countries eligible for the Visa Waiver Program, please reference the Department of State Web site.


Flying into the United States: All children and infants will require a passport, with the exception of Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), refugees, and asylees, who will continue to be able to use their Alien Registration Card (Form I-551), issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), or other valid evidence of permanent residence status or refugee or asylee status to apply for entry to the United States.

U.S. and Canadian citizen infants will not require passports for travel by land or sea when the June 1, 2009 rule went into effect requiring all land and sea travelers to have a passport. Children under the age of 15 have a blanket exemption from this requirement – although they are required to present a copy of a birth certificate and, if not traveling with both parents, a consent letter from the other parent(s). Please see Q&A number 268, (key word “Children“) for more information.

Driving into the United States: If you have not yet received a birth certificate for a U.S. or Canadian citizen infant, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will accept either the birth record issued by the hospital, a letter on hospital letterhead or a letter from the doctor who delivered the child providing details of the birth, including the name of the child, time and place of birth, and parents names. Birth certificates should be used for children over 1 year old. Infants and children from countries other than Canada and the U.S. should have a passport.


The official language of the United States is English. In addition, another top language spoken in the United States is Spanish.


  • The United States’ currency is the American dollar.
  • For denominations under one dollar we use coins – quarter ($.25), dime ($.10), nickel ($.05), and penny ($.01).
  • U.S. dollars are accepted everywhere, although you’ll receive change in American funds and exchange rates will differ from merchant to merchant.
  • You’ll find cash machines/ATMs in most banks, hotels and shopping centers.
  • Currency exchange is available at banks throughout the city and at the airport and at the hotel.


  • Dining – If you’re happy with the service you receive, a 15-20% tip on the pre-tax bill is a standard expression of appreciation when dining out in the city. Note that some restaurants automatically add this gratuity when serving large groups, so be sure to check your bill.
  • Other services  Tips are also expected for services such as haircuts, shoe shines and taxi rides. 15-20% is standard in these situations as well.