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FAQs | EVOLVE - an IABD dance experience


Q: What is the purpose of EVOLVE?

A: The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) is dedicated to preserving and promoting dance by people of African ancestry or origin, and assists and increases opportunities for artists in networking, funding, performance, education, audience development, philosophical dialogue, touring and advocacy. IABD is a membership based association, that provides a network, formal newsletters, choreographers directory, published papers.The Association also responds to and initiates dialogue around issues that impact the Black Dance Community as well as the community at large.

Q: Do I have to be a member of the IABD in order to attend EVOLVE?

A: No, you don’t however, IABD members do receive a discounted registration rate.

Q: What are the benefits of membership to the IABD?

A: For full details concerning IABD membership, please visit the Membership section of this website.

Q: What can I expect at EVOLVE?

A: Two inspiring days filled with master classes, auditions, symposia, performances from locally based Atlanta companies and being surrounded by your peers and pioneers of the Dance Community.

Q: How can I register for EVOLVE?

A: IABD will be processing all Registrations. Please contact them directly at (301) 755-0831. You can purchase registrations through the website -

Q: Who can attend EVOLVE?

A: Anyone and everyone who is passionate about Dance. The fact that you are on IABD’s website would certainly put you in that category, don’t you think? We also seek volunteers to assist us with the event. If you are interested in volunteering at EVOLVE please complete the volunteer application, contact our offices and/or email us, at and please put volunteer in the title of your message. Thank you kindly!

Q: Can I take pictures and videos while at EVOLVE?

A: Recording by any means (photographing, streaming, audio taping or video taping) of any presentations, classes or sessions at EVOLVE is prohibited, except by an authorized agent for official purposes. Violators risk confiscation of their equipment and/or will be removed from the premises.

By entering the event premises, you consent to interviews, photography, audio recordings, video recordings and their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, Web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, or any other purpose by IABD and its affiliates and representatives. You release IABD, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings.

By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, Web casting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, Web casting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by IABD or the person or entity designated to do so by DCDC and IABD.

Q: Who has access to my personal information?

A: Participant contact information will be part of a database only accessible to The International Association of Blacks in Dance.