Transform the Theatre:

Bringing DBDT to You

For the past 44 years, Dallas Black Dance Theatre has adapted to meet the needs of our community: bringing dance to underserved regions, showcasing new and exciting choreography to local audiences, and sharing a part of Dallas on the national and global stage. As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, DBDT is re-imagining performances to bring dance to our community while keeping you safe.

With your help, we can bring the stage to YOU!

From the beginning of the March shutdown, DBDT transitioned its artistic and academy programming online to keep serving the community. Dancers share new and re-imagined choreography on social media, as well as interviews, workout sessions, and live conversations with our extended family. Academy classes and school outreach continue virtually with tuition discounts to help families struggling financially during the pandemic.   

This summer, Dallas Black Dance Theatre became the first dance company to implement paid virtual performances to help keep our doors open. The shift expands the organization’s reach beyond the theater and allows audiences to watch a performance in areas the company has never traveled to physically. 

Both live and recorded virtual performances will be essential to keeping our dancers and staff working full-time until it is safe for you and your family to return to the theater. However, virtual ticket sales only cover a limited portion of the costs to keep the company running. 

More than ever, YOUR support is crucial to Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s ability to adapt and respond to this new environment.

Will you help DBDT transform the theatre and bring our dancers’ artistry to you?

Dallas Black Dance Theatre has performed worldwide for more than 4 million arts patrons and 2.6 million students. The company’s key initiatives include stunning professional dance concert performances (including a home season in Dallas), inspiring arts-in-education programs, inclusive community outreach activities, and dance training classes at a nationally-competitive standard. 

During the COVID-19 health crisis, Dallas Black Dance Theatre is prioritizing the safety and well-being of its dancers, staff, and extended family of supporters to keep everyone protected. Currently, the organization has not laid off or furloughed any dancers or staff and does not plan to do so. Dancers and staff are working full-time safely from home to produce new and original content. Contributions are needed to support general operating needs for DBDT’s 44th Season, including dancers’ salaries, technology support for virtual performances, low-cost Academy tuition for aspiring dancers, and virtual outreach classes at North Texas Title I schools.

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 6:00am central on Thursday, September 17th 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 17th, 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.

Still have questions?

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