September 5-8, 2019

The Ohio Black Dance Festival takes place annually during the month of  September!

Events and Activities

Experience a youth and community showcase and professional dance performances from Ohio's leading dance companies, Master dance classes and more.


OBDF is an inclusive celebration of culture that is open to all.  Come take a class, see a concert, and share in the Love of Black Dance!

The Ohio Black Dance Festival

The Ohio Black Dance Festival (OBDF) is a state-wide dance education and advocacy festival that promotes the preservation of the black dance tradition and continued cultivation of dance artists of color.  Through presenting this annual festival of African American inspired dance education, OBDF serves to facilitate the mission of the Ohio Black Dance organization of changing the artistic  environment for African American dance artist within the state of Ohio.


OBDF Vision

The vision of the OBDF is to be a premier high quality multicultural dance festival that educates and develops artists and audiences throughout Ohio while providing a platform for dancers of color to be exposed and enriched in their pursuit of excellence in dance.

Next Steps...

This is the first step towards the experience of a lifetime!