District Dance Arts is a proud member of these professional associations:

International Association of Blacks in Dance

The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) preserves and promotes dance by people of African ancestry or origin, and assists and increases opportunities for artists in advocacy, audience development, education, funding, networking, performance, philosophical dialogue, and touring. IABD also responds to and initiates dialogue around issues that impact the Black Dance Community as well as the Dance community at large.


Dance Masters of America

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Dance Masters of America (DMA) is a professional, certified membership organization of artists and educators committed to the elevation of the art of dance. DMA’s objectives are to advance the art of dance and improve the practices of its teachings and to aid young dancers and dance teachers by awarding educational dance scholarships.


National Dance Education Organization


The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and promotion of high quality education in the art of dance. NDEO provides the dance artist, educator and administrator a network of resources and support, a base for advocacy, and access to programs that focus on the importance of dance in the human experience.


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