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IABD News and Press

IABD press releases and news (pdf format) are listed in most recent order.  For more information, please call (202) 899-3859.






  • 28th Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance "Black Dance Rising" heads to Denver, CO, January 20 - 24, 2016. Click Here for More Information



  • Denise Saunders Thompson, IABD Chairperson/Executive Director elected to Dance/USA Board of Trustees
    Click Here for More Information


  • Watch Joan Myers Brown Accepting the National Medal of the Arts
    Watch PHILADANCO Founder/Executive Artistic Director Joan Myers Brown accepting the National Medal of the Arts — the nation’s highest civic honor for excellence in the arts — at a ceremony that took place July 10, 2013 at The White House. Click here to view the ceremony.

Click here for the National Arts Award Press Release

  • Joan Myers Brown | 2013 Dance/USA Honor HonoreeJoan Myers Brown, Honorary Chairperson of IABD will receive the 2013 Dance/USA Honor Award on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at the Dance/USA 2013 Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA. The Honor goes to an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in the dance field by reason of artistic excellence and/or force of vision. The International Association of Blacks in Dance SALUTES and CONGRATULATES, our Founder, Dr. Joan Myers Brown! Click Here for More Information


  • One Night Only! International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference Announces 25th Silver Anniversary / Celebration Showcase Performance Line-up: January 24 – 27, 2013 in Washington, DCIABD Performance lineup press release
  • Charles Augins, Camille A. Brown, Brenda Dixon-Gottschild, Louis Johnson, Dianne McIntyre, and Renee Robinson to be Honored by International Association of Blacks in Dance: IABD 2013 Honorees press release


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