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iibada Dance Company


Igniting Creativity and Opportunity Through The Art Of Dance

About iibada Dance Company

Services Offered

After-school programs




During-school programs

Evening programs


Free Activities available

Payment Plans available

Scholarships available

Summer programs

Virtual Learning

Weekend programs


Youth Employment

Skills & Teaching Methods

Arts Education



Dance Techniques



Performance Techniques

Studio Instruction



Virtual Instruction

World Dance Education

Special Needs Offerings

Multiple Disabilities


About Us

Iibada Dance Company is a Children's African and Modern Dance performance company. Founded in 1989, Iibada focuses on provided access to dance education to all youth throughout Indianapolis and surrounding areas. We are a predominantly African American organization; where our focus is to provide quality arts programming to low-income families who currently reside in underserved communities. Although this is our aim, we welcome all aspiring dancers regardless of background, ability, religion, gender, orientation, or race. Iibada Dance Company has served 3 generations of students who have now grown into both thriving young performers and professionals throughout the nation. Our students have danced for company greats such as Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Philadanco, Dayton Contemporary Dance Theatre, and many more. Our dancers have also been fortunate to be cast in great productions such as The Lion King, The Color Purple, Dream Girls, and Chicago just to name a few. For 34 years, Iibada has served and produced great artists within our communities and we are just getting started.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide cultural enrichment, discipline, arts education, and opportunities to build and empower youth, young adults, and communities through the art of dance.

Our vision is to ignite the Indy performing arts industry by investing in our young performers of the future, cultivating a culture of support, and providing opportunities that foster sustainable careers in the arts within Indianapolis and beyond.

What is Dare to Dance?

Dare to Dance is a community-based program that provides equitable access to arts education and opportunities to underserved low-income families through the arts of dance. Dare to Dance (D2D) was birthed in the fall of 2018 out of a need in communities of color and low-income families seeking quality arts programming for their youth.


iibada Dance Company 609 E 29th St Indianapolis, Indiana 46205 US