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Help keep BLACK DANCE alive!


For over 28 years, The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) has served a diverse, national and international membership of agents and managers, dance companies and studios, educators and educational institutions, individual artists, researchers, and supporters of the Dance field.

As the only national Black Dance service organization, IABD provides programs including the Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance, advocacy, communications, and essential research that serve our members’ most pressing needs and address field-wide issues. Find out more about our Donation Funds to support IABD Programming and Sponsored Projects by clicking here.

Conference and Festival   

Annual International Conference and Festival

Don’t miss the opportunity to join with the broadest gathering of Black Dance professionals in the United States and Internationally, including agents, artistic directors, artists, choreographers, company managers, executive directors, historians, presenters, scholars, teachers, and so many others.


IABD Auditions


Auditions (Ballet, Dance Company, Scholarship) and Artist Development

Support Dance Artists with professional development opportunities at leading dance organizations around the world with scholarship and tuition assistance.


Managing Organizational Vitality and Endurance (MOVE)
Comprehensive Organizational Health Initiative (COHI))

The MOVE program, whose primary function is to help tell an organization’s story through its finances, is designed to strengthen the financial and organizational health of small and midsize dance institutions.


IABD Learning Magnet


NextGeneration Leaders of IABD (NextGen) 

NextGen is designed to:

1) identify and cultivate the next generation of Black dance leaders, and

2) support IABD’s desire to create a road map for building and operating a healthier, more sustainable organization.


What do people have to say about the Annual International Conference and Festival?

Video by Adrian Vincent James, Dallas, TX, January 2014 

IABD’s long standing position in the national Dance field is made possible through the generosity of people like you who love Dance. Thank you!

  • The International Association of Blacks in Dance, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, which makes your gift tax-deductible.
  • Donate to IABD’s general operations fund, which supports our programs and services, including the presentation of the Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance, in partnership with one of our member organizations each year as well as our Scholarship and Professional Artist Development Funds.

We truly appreciate you taking the time to consider supporting IABD. For questions or other donation methods, please contact our Development and Fundraising Department at