2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Presented To – Chita Rivera


The Industry Dance Awards is honored to present the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award to the beautiful and extraordinarily accomplished, Chita Rivera. This incomparable award-winning actress has inspired the dance community all over the world with her iconic roles and legendary, ground-breaking career. We are honored to celebrate Ms. Rivera at the Industry Dance Awards.

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2016 Breakthrough Performer Presented To – MADDIE ZIEGLER


There’s a reason why this talented young lady was always on the top of the ALDC pyramid! Maddie has proved her passion for dance and has come a long way since her days in the studio in Pennsylvania. Now, she has broken through reality television into a pop culture figure creating a name for herself in the dance and music industry. She has recently starred in Sia’s music videos helping to bring new appreciation to modern dance in today’s youth. Maddie is currently on the judging panel of So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation where she is inspiring a whole new generation to follow in her footsteps.

Congrats Maddie! We cannot wait to see you accept your well-deserved honor at this year’s award show!

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Introducing our newest sponsor – Groove


We are delighted to introduce “Groove Dance Competition” as our newest sponsor for the 2016 Industry Dance Awards and Cancer Benefit Show. The strength of our dance community is built upon the graciousness and support given by the numerous competitions, conventions, and studios that make up our dance family. Groove” will be joining the following sponsors to raise awareness and celebrate art at the 2016 Industry Dance Awards.

The 2015 Industry Dance Awards showcased breathtaking performances and courageous stories that exemplified the generosity and passion of the dance industry. We look forward to another incredible night at our 2016 event, which will take place at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood, CA on Wednesday, August 17th.

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Dance Informa – Industry Dance Awards: Glamour Gives Back

Dance Informa

Dance can inspire. Dance can heal. Dance can change lives. That is why the Industry Dance Awards were created, and that is…continue reading at Dance Informa

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2015 IDA – The Winners Are…


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Watch the 2015 Industry Dance Awards


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VOTE NOW – Dancers Choice Awards 2015


Voting ends August 7th @ noon pst.

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2015 Dance Icon Award – Vincent Paterson


2015 Dance Icon Award goes to… Vincent Paterson

It is actually very difficult to come up with the words to describe the level of exultance to present the most prestigious award, Dance Icon Award, to Mr. Vincent Paterson. If you have ever experienced any style of entertainment – from film to music videos to Broadway to concert tours, this man has dabbed his brilliance in all of the above. And we’re talking ICONIC work including Michael Jackson’s BAD Tour and Madonna’s Blonde Ambition tour.

Industry Dance Awards is absolutely honored to have Mr. Vincent Paterson accept the Dance Icon Award at this year’s award show on Aug. 19th!

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