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on the 1 | Sponsors


With your support, we realize the mission of IABD to preserve and promote dance of African ancestry and origin throughout our community and the world.

IABD's on the 1 | a dance class series, presents world renowned dance faculty and celebrated instructors who work professionally in various aspects of the industry for a weekend of technical training and innovative methodologies. Dancers are able to choose from a variety of genres to aide in their well-rounded approach to artistry. Hundreds of students and professionals  from countries around the world and throughout the United States take classes in IABD's high caliber dance classes. Your contribution could…

  • Provide scholarships to help ensure that a new generation of emerging dancers, choreographers, and educators have the opportunity to immerse themselves in dance classes taught by highly valued and respected dance faculty. 
  • Support this year round program as it tours throughout the United States.
  • Keep dance class prices affordable and help us build audiences.
  • Preserve our dance history and technique training by legacy artists.

For more information contact Omar Ingram, Programs Director at or (301) 755-0831.