The 27th International Black Dance Conference & Festival

Our Executive Artistic Director, David Shimotakahara will be attending the 27th International Black Dance Conference in Cleveland from January 21 – 25, 2015 hosted by Cleveland Dance Movement. David will also be teaching a workshop during the conference and hope you will be able to join us.

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About the Conference

In marking 23 years of serving the Black Dance field, the International Association of Blacks in Dance will host its 27th annual conference and festival in Cleveland, OH from January 21 – 25, 2015. Join Dance professionals for this exciting event who represent the broadest gathering of Black Dance professionals in the US and Internationally, including executive directors, artistic directors, company managers, choreographers, artists, presenters, teachers, historians, scholars, agents, and so many others.

The Ultimate Dance Experience

Over four days, participants will engage in invaluable professional and networking opportunities. Workshop and Panel Sessions will provide experiential hands-on learning paired with examples of successful new models that reflect the field’s entrepreneurial spirit and will inspire new thinking for a vibrant future for dance. Performance showcases will also include Dance organizations from around the country and abroad.

Dance for Youth

Teachers, Instructors, Studio Owners – we’ve planned some great activities for you and your students! Dance classes are available for your students and teachers at the Conference and Festival! You will receive instruction from the leading Master Teachers in all genre’s of dance!

For Professionals and Pre-Professionals

Professional/college and pre-professional dancers can register for the conference and festival package that includes master classes and tickets for the performance showcases. The Conference and Festival also offers scholarship auditions for summer programs and college/university dance programs. Registration is available now!

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