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The International Association of Blacks In Dance in partnership with STEPS on Broadway presents EVOLVE

The International Association of Blacks in Dance in partnership with STEPS on Broadway presents EVOLVE | New York, a three-day regional dance summit open and designed for dance practitioners, students, professionals, studio owners and more, to share their love for dance and expand their technical skills and knowledge of dance. the art form through a weekend of dance classes and a symposium, from Friday November 19 to Sunday November 21, 2021. In-person dance classes cost $ 25, virtual classes cost $ 17 and the symposium is free . For more information and to register, visit

EVOLVE | new york is bringing dancing back to the studio and responding directly to the demand from IABD members for increased regional access to programming. “We are delighted to meet for the first time in person after almost two years after the start of the global pandemic. Guided by our partner organizations and New York City’s COVID-19 protocols, we come together with caution and care. to follow all the rules and regulations because we can’t wait to see you on the dance floor, ”said Denise Saunders Thompson, President and CEO of IABD.

EVOLVE | New York Schedule – All times are posted in EST

Friday, November 19, 2021

6.30 p.m.-8 p.m. – Derick Grant, advanced tap dancing

7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. – Yancy Greene, Open Hip Hop

Saturday 20 November 2021

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – Jamal Gaines, Modern Contemporary Beginner

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – Alicia Lundren and Jacie Scott, Open Precision Dance (Virtual Only)

3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Milton Myers, Intermediate / Modern Advanced / Horton

4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Maleek Washington, Contemporary intermediate / advanced

5.15 p.m.-6.45 p.m. – Caleb Smith, Beginner Hip Hop

6:15 p.m.-7:45 p.m. – Hope Boykin, Modern Intermediate

Sunday 21 November 2021

12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. – Courtney Sauls, Dance Theater Intermediate

12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Lloyd Culbreath, Intro to Fosse Jazz

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Tiffany Rea-Fisher, Intermediate / Advanced Contemporary Modern

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Lead Tubbs, Intermediate Jazz

3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. – Briana Reed, Intermediate Ballet

4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Lloyd Knight, Graham Intermediate

4:45 p.m.-6:15 p.m. – Jah’meek Williams, Intermediate Hip Hop

5:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. – Germaine Goodson, Intermediate Tap

EVOLVE | New York Symposium

Sunday November 21, 2021 at 6 p.m.

Free, in person, streamed live

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* All events are in person and virtual. Schedule subject to change.