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Performances | 2019 Annual International Conference and Festival
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Performance Presentations


At the heart of the Conference and Festival, experience the best Black Dance companies performing together on the stages of the Victoria Theatre and the Theatre at the Dayton Convention Center. Celebrating 31 years of this historical, one-of-its-kind event, leading dance companies and artists will take the stages highlighting the diversity in genres and styles of Black dance - you don’t want to miss it!


Youth Members Performance *
Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 2:00 PM
Theatre at the Dayton Convention Center

Chicago High School for the Arts

Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Allegro Performing Ensemble

Dance Institute of Washington

Detroit School of the Arts

Divine Dance Institute

Duke Ellington School of the Arts

Iibada Dance Company

Inspire 2 Move Dance Company

Lewis Cass Technical High School

Stivers High School

Tri-C Creative Arts Dance Academy

Collegiate Members Performance *
Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 7:30 PM
Theatre at the Dayton Convention Center

Alabama State University

Howard University

Miami Dade College

Ohio Black Dance

Ohio State University

Seals Dance Project

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Wayne State University

West Las Vegas Arts Center

Established Members Performance *
Friday, January 25, 2019 | 7:30 PM
Theatre at the Dayton Convention Center

Atlanta Dance Connection

BaKari I. Lindsay

Ballethnic Dance Company

Collage Dance Collective

Cleo II

DBDT: Encore!


Elisa Monte Dance

Eleone Dance Theatre

Joel Hall Dancers

L'Acadco: A United Caribbean Dance Force

Ronnique Murray

Urban Jazz Dance Company

Founders & Invited Guests Performance **
Saturday, January 26, 2019 | 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
The Victoria Theatre

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre

Forces of Nature Dance Theatre

Lula Washington Dance Theatre

Philadanco!, The Philadelphia Dance Company

Robert Moses’ KIN

Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company


* Performances only available to full Conference and Festival registrants (Dayton Convention Center)

** Full Conference and Festival registrants will receive tickets to the 8:00 PM show. (Victoria Theatre)


If you are interested in other opportunities to be involved in the Conference and Festival, click here!