About

Dallas Black Dance Theatre is the city’s oldest continuously operating dance company.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre is the city’s oldest continuously operating dance company. Founded in 1976 by Ms. Ann Williams, she remains the only artistic director the company has ever had. The contemporary modern dance company is comprised of 12 professional dancers who perform a mixed repertory of modern, jazz, ethnic and spiritual works by nationally and internationally known choreographers. In 2008, Dallas Black Dance Theatre completed the renovation of the historic Moorland YMCA building, built in 1930, which now serves as the permanent center for rehearsals, training, and dance education programs for the Dallas Black Dance Theatre.

2016-2017 | 40th Season in the Dallas Arts District

DanceAfrica October 7-8, 2016 – Dallas City Performance Hall

DanceAfrica Festival October 8, 2016 – Strauss Square

Director’s Choice November 4-6, 2016 – Wyly Theatre

Black on Black December 9-10, 2016 – DBDT Studios

Cultural Awareness February 17-19, 2017 – Wyly Theatre

DBDT: Encore! – Rising Excellence April 7-8, 2017 – Dallas City Performance Hall

Spring Celebration May 19-21, 2017 – Wyly Theatre

Visit www.dbdt.com for the complete season.

Images by: The Dallas Dance Project, Sharen Bradford – The Dancing Image, Richard W. Rodriguez, Brian Guilliaux