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The International Association of Blacks in Dance Announces Teachers for on the 1 | memphis, a dance class series

January 25 @ 1:00 PM - January 27 @ 6:30 PM

$20 – $25

The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) announces the world-renowned dance faculty and celebrated instructors for on the 1 | memphis, a dance class series from January 25-27, 2024 at Collage Dance Collective and Ballet Memphis. Classes are being offered across over a dozen different genres for levels ranging from beginner to advanced. Tuition is $20 per class for IABD members and $25 per class for non-members. For more information and to register, visit https://www.iabdassociation.org/onthe1memphis-about.

This weekend of technical training and innovative methodologies creates an environment of exploration and meaningful intergenerational exchange. And this perfect dance experience continues the IABD tradition of maintaining aesthetic integrity of all forms, genres, methods and styles that have influenced, transformed, and advanced the art of dance and its history. Dedicated to the global dance community, on the 1 is the ultimate destination for dancers around the globe!

The lineup of on the 1 instructors includes:

Thursday, January 25

Cleo Parker Robinson (CleoDance, Intermediate)
Kevin Thomas (Ballet, Advanced)
Justin Bryant (Jazz, Advanced)
Kieron Sargeant (African Caribbean, Open)
Ananya Chattejea & Alessandra Williams (Yorchha, Intermediate)
Jah’Meek Williams (Hip Hop, Intermediate)
Alison Stroming (Pointe, Intermediate)
Karen Prall (Central African, Intermediate)
Tyrell Rolle (Jazz, Intermediate)
Allyne Gartrell (Contemporary, Advanced)
Reegan Haynes (Afro Fusion, Open)
Kristen Stevenson (Ballet, Advanced)
Anthony Burrell (Hip Hop, Advanced)
Radio City Rockettes (Precision, Open)
Iquail Shaheed (Horton, Intermediate)
Marlayna Locklear (Contemporary, Intermediate)
Zach Ingram (Jazz, Advanced)
Don Bellamy (Pointe, Advanced)
Vincent Thomas (Modern, Intermediate)
Dawn Axam & Kikora Franklin (Contemporary, Intermediate)
Jazzlyn Goudy (Midwest Footwork, Open)

Friday, January 26

Janine Beckles (Graham, Intermediate)
Caroline Rocher Barnes (Ballet, Advanced)
Brittany Fleet (Fleet Conditioning, Open)
Thomas Presto (Talawa, Open)
Erin Barnett (Jazz, Advanced)
Lawrence Tawneven Lemon (Liturgical, Open)
DeShona Pepper Roberson (Liturgical, Intermediate)
Jah’Meek Williams (Commercial Hip Hop, Open)
Dawn Axam & Kikora Franklin (Mojah, Intermediate)
Germaul Barnes (Joy, Intermediate)
Shannon Grayson (Contemporary Fusion, Advanced)
Karen Prall (Central African, Intermediate)
Robert Solomon (Improvisation, Intermediate)
Ibrahima Diouf (West African, Advanced)
Christina Johnson (Ballet, Advanced)
Wayne Smith (Improvisation, Open)
Torens Johnson (Horton, Intermediate)
Gary Abbott (Modern, Advanced)

Saturday, January 27

Kevin Tate (Ballet, Intermediate)
Ronnique Antionette (Contemporary, Intermediate)
Penny Godboldo (Dunham, Intermediate)
Tony Deberry (Commercial Jazz, Open)
Hope Boykin (Modern, Open)
Laila Howard (Partnering, Intermediate)
Frankie Lee III (Contemporary, Open)
Iquail Shaheed (Horton, Advanced)
Zahra Badua (Afro Fusion, Open)

Every year, the series kicks off at the Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance before making stops in member cities around the United States and abroad. Now in its 34th year, the 2024 conference will be held from January 25-27, 2024 in Memphis, TN.

About The International Association of Blacks in Dance

For 30 years, The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) has preserved and promoted dance by people of African ancestry or origin and has assisted and increased opportunities for artists in advocacy, audience development, education, funding, networking, performance, philosophical dialogue, and touring. IABD serves a diverse, national and international membership of agents and managers, dance companies and studios, educators and educational institutions, individual artists, researchers, and supporters of the Dance field. iabdassociation.org


January 25 @ 1:00 PM
January 27 @ 6:30 PM
$20 – $25