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North Texas Giving Day

SEPTEMBER 22, 2022

6:00 AM – Midnight

Help us reach our goal of


In art, the color black is the inclusion of all colors. While our artistic programming is from an African American perspective, Dallas Black Dance Theatre is dedicated to bridging all cultures and reaching diverse communities. Our Artistic Director, Melissa M. Young, is a Honduran American interested in presenting choreographic opportunities that reflect America’s rich cultural landscape and untie people from diverse backgrounds. Repertoire includes several works that intersect cultures, including an international collaboration between DBDT dancer and choreographer Claude Alexander III and Macedonian guitarist Toni Kitanovski. The resulting new work The Way of Clave highlighted African American and Romani cultures.

Black is inclusive of ALL colors.

Dance is for everyone and an essential part of the community. Regardless of your race, age, or circumstance, we want you to see YOURSELF at DBDT!

Dallas Black Dance Theatre is a nationally recognized professional dance company that has performed worldwide for 4.5 million arts patrons and 2.7 million students. The company’s key initiatives include stunning professional dance concert performances in person and virtually (including a home season in Dallas), inspiring arts-in-education programs, inclusive community outreach activities, and dance training classes at a nationally competitive standard.

DBDT is the largest and oldest professional dance company in Dallas and the 4th largest Black dance company in the nation. The professional company consists of 14 full-time salaried, multi-ethnic dancers performing a mixed repertory of contemporary, modern, jazz, ballet, ethnic, and spiritual works by local, national, and international choreographers worldwide. Comprised of 10 college-educated artistic interns, DBDT’s professional training company (DBDT: Encore!) was created in 2000 to fulfill the growing demand for performances, touring, and outreach.

Dallas Black Dance Academy offers year-round classes taught by dancers from DBDT’s two professional companies in ballet, tap, modern, jazz, and ethnic dances to more than 550 students weekly. In 2017, DBDT received the Texas Medal of Arts for arts education, the highest honor for an arts organization in the state.

Your donations will go towards captivating professional dance concert performances, inclusive community outreach, arts education activities, and pre-professional dance training classes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is North Texas Giving Day?

North Texas Giving Day is an annual 18-hour online giving event presented by Communities Foundation of Texas. Through one easy-to-use platform, you can support your favorite local nonprofits – like Dallas Black Dance Theatre!

How can I support DBDT?

Starting at 6:00 am CST on Thursday, September 22nd click here to make a donation. Giving closes at midnight.

How can I encourage others to give?

Share our posts with your friends and family. Be sure to include #NTxGivingDay and #WhyIGive.

I’m busy on September 22nd, can I still participate?

YES! Starting September 1st, make your gift early, and share Dallas Black Dance Theatre with your family. Credit cards are processed at the time of your donation, and there is no login required.

Do you work for a matching gift company?

Your donation during NTX Giving Day qualifies for a matching gift.

Still have questions?

We have answers! (214) 871-2376 | development@dbdt.com

2700 Ann Williams Way Dallas, TX, 75201
(214) 871 2376