ADAD - The Association of Dance of the African Diaspora
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ADAD is a national organisation that supports the practice and appreciation of dance of the African Diaspora.

We want dance of the African Diaspora to be visible and valued as part of the British cultural experience.

ADAD has a unique role, working on behalf of talented dance artists who are part of the African Diaspora, to support their
development and raise the profile of their work.


Bloom 2015 Schedule now online!

This summer we're bringing Bloom events to locations all over the country. View the full schedule here.

Thank you to all of you who bid to support our work!

The Sugar Dandies' High Tea was a wonderful celebration.

Thanks to our many generous supporters, we successfully raised funds for ADAD and our partners Dance UK and
Youth Dance England.


Semekor Performing Arts - Copyright:Dave Lewis

ADAD is recruiting

We are currently recruiting for 2 posts for the new consortium which ADAD is a part of:

Marketing Manager (part-time)


ADAD exists to:

  • Enable artists through continuing professional development
  • Develop new pathways to a sustainable future through education and training
  • Build networks through hosting events and sharing information
  • Foster pride in dance of the African Diaspora through celebrating heritage

ADAD associates & partnership

The London Hub
ADAD is a member of The London Hub a group of artists that express the vibrancy of London’s multiple cultures in a variety of spaces and theatres.
ADAD is a supporting partner of the Dance Teachers Accreditation Partnership.

Latest ADAD Podcasts

Tanya Richam-Odoi