2018 ACDA EAST-CENTRAL Conference

Athens, Ohio
Saturday, March 10, 2018

NOTE:  If registering prior to November 1, 2017, registration is a TWO-STEP PROCESS.  
Please read Registration Instructions before registration opens.

Questions about ACDA Regional Conferences?  Download Conference Policies for Participants
Looking for more information about the American College Dance Association?  Visit our website:  www.acda.dance

Based on current registration numbers, 
we have altered our registration and adjudication limits.    


Once we are full, we will start a waitlist
based on emailed requests.

2018 ACDA EAST-CENTRAL Conference
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - Monday, March 12, 2018

Ohio University
School of Dance, Film &Theatre
137 Putnam Hall
96 E. Union St.
Athens, Ohio 45701
United States

Map and Directions

Click on the links below to navigate through this page:    
Welcome/Conference Overview      
Adjudication at the Conference     
Conference Adjudicators, Guest Artists and Special Events     
Travel and Lodging     
Food Options    


Here are the National Selections for the Kennedy Center 2018 ...

Congratulations to ALL!


Open this document for Monday tech info which includes when to collect your props, gels and CD's
as well as the detailed tech schedule for East-Central GALA 2018


The GALA concert ( 9 pieces)
In program Order:

1) Aftermath                         check-in 10:30am       tech 11-11:20

2) ...wut...                             check-in 10:50am       tech 11:20-11:40

3) Haunt                               check-in 11:10am             tech 11:40-noon

4) The Worst of the Best of Us             check-in 11:30am          tech noon-12:20pm

5) Clogging Suite                 check-in   11:50am          tech 12:20-12:40


6) a million filaments            check-in 12:10pm          tech 12:40-1:00

7) Interlude 1:9                     check-in 12:30 pm           tech 1:00-1:20

8) Nneka                                check-in 12:50pm            tech 1:20-1:40

9) Le Sommeil                       check-in 1:10pm             tech 1:40-2:00

Congratulations to All!

Hello All,

Ohio University Division of Dance
invites faculty and students to participate in the American College Dance Association's East Central Region Conference, March 10-12, 2018, in Athens, OH.  Our conference will be an exciting celebration of dance in higher education with a wide variety of master classes, scholarly research presentations, opportunities for student and faculty exchanges in and out of the studio, adjudication and informal concerts, feedback sessions and a Gala Concert.  Additionally, special faculty seminars and workshops are in the works.

ACDA values diversity and maintains a commitment to the development of conferences that reflect and give value to the various forms, styles, cultural traditions and aesthetic dimensions of dance in performance. We encourage attention to diversity within informal and adjudication concerts, master classes and panel discussions and/or lectures. All institutions and individual are invited to attend and participate in the full array of scheduled events, whether or not you are planning to present choreography for adjudication. The experience of taking master classes, attending research presentations, viewing concerts, and listening to adjudicators' comments, as well as the energy exchange among dancers and faculty from other schools, has proven invaluable for our students, regardless of their levels of dance experience. Faculty also benefit from these experiences as well as the opportunity to present research and for peer response, among other professional development opportunities.
Conference attendance is open to ACDA members and non-members, although only members may register during the member priority period and only institutional members may present work in adjudication concerts. Additionally, members pay a discounted registration fee. If you have not yet joined ACDA, we urge you to do so to help further the important work we do for college and university dance programs and to receive the benefits of membership.

ACDA regional conferences provide the opportunity for students and faculty to have their dance works adjudicated by a panel of nationally recognized dance professionals in an open and constructive forum. We have arranged to have three dynamic and highly respected adjudicators.   More information about adjudication, adjudicators and guest artists can be found on the CONCERTS + page.

While we would like to accommodate all who wish to attend our conference, space is limited and registration fills quickly. Please note registration opening dates in DEADLINES/FORMS. Our maximum capacity is 350 registrants and 33 adjudicated dances. In order to accommodate as many schools as possible, a registration cap of 20 students per school is in effect until Wednesday, October 25th.

Registration fees, information and instructions are available on the REGISTRATION page. It is highly recommended that you read Registration Instructions carefully before starting to register your group. 

Conferences often fill before the closing deadline and when we reach maximum capacity, we will be unable to accept additional participants. If you are closed out of the conference, adjudication or the informal concert, email the Conference Coordinator immediately to be put on the waitlist; be specific in your request. Your place on the wait-list is determined by the date and time of your email request.

Due to the rising costs of processing cancellations, as well as the negative impact on other ACDA members of holding then releasing registrations, a $25.00 cancellation fee will be assessed on each individual registrant cancelled prior to full payment. There are no refunds on paid registrations. Register only the number of participants that you are committed to bringing. 

All of us at Ohio University Division of Dance look forward to seeing you at the conference. For those of you who will be first-time visitors to our are, Ohio University is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Southeast Ohio. Located along the Hocking River and surrounded by lush forests and scenic hiking trails it is a great place to get back to nature and find inspiration for creative work.  We look forward to your arrival and have a great conference planned.

Teresa Holland and John Bohuslawsky
ACDA East Central Conference Coordinators

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If you are interested in the adjudication process, please refer to ADJUDICATION on the ACDA website. Time and space will limit the number of dances we can adjudicate to no more than 33 adjudication slots.  Dances will be accepted for adjudication, like registration, on a first registered-first accepted basis with payment (or proof of intention to pay) received within two weeks of registration. If payment is not received within that time frame, slots may be lost. If you choose to have two pieces adjudicated, at least one piece must be choreographed by a student. Please remember that you must be an ACDA institutional member in good standing to qualify for adjudication.


George de la Peña
Tiffany Mills
Helanius J. Wilkins

Mitchell Rose
Jesse Keller 
East Central Regional Conference
Site-Specific Work

Detailed information available on CONCERTS + 


Getting to Athens  can be found at 


$8 per vehicle - parking pass will be available for purchase as part of registration and is valid for the entire conference
ACDA has secured block booking at four hotels. When making your reservation, indicate that you are with ACDA to get the reduced rates quoted below.
Detailed hotel information follows...

Holiday Inn Express
Distance from conference:  1.5 miles.  (30 minute walk via Athens bike path)
740-592-3000 - call in your reservation for ACDA block rate
East State Street
Athens, OH
$99.00 / room (max 4 people/room)
ask for "ACDA rooms"

Baymont Inn
Distance from conference:  1.25 miles (25 minute walk via bike path)
Home Rd
Athens, OH
$99.00 / room (max 4 people/ room)
ask for "ACDA rooms"

Ohio University Inn and Conference Center
Distance from Conference 1.25 miles (25 minute walk through campus)
331 Richland Ave.
Athens, OH
Contact Betsy Baringer 740-589-3704 or 866-593-6661for ACDA block rate
$99/room (max 4 per room) reserve by Feb 16th for this ACDA block rate
complimentary breakfast buffet for ACDA participants staying at OU Inn

Hampton Inn
Distance from Conference 2.5 miles
East State St.
Athens, OH
$104 / room ( max 4 people/room)
ask for "ACDA rooms"

Fairfield Inn and Suites
924 E. State St.
Athens, OH
ACDA rate $104.00/room

We will have a variety of food carts in the Putnam Hall Parking Area for a quick bite around class times.

Also, a 6 minute walk up Jeff Hill gets you to Court Street, the Athens area main drag. Court Street features a variety of restaurants including bagels/sandwich shops, coffee shops, international options, pizza, and fast food.

There are also plenty of the standard food options on East State near the hotels.
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Contact Information

Payment Instructions

ACDA gratefully acknowledges support from our Lifetime Members:
Elizabeth Lowe Ahearn, Judy Allen, Tiffanee Arnold, Ruth Barnes, Jean Baxter, Lorelei E. Bayne, Jeanne Beaman, Paul Besaw, B.J. Bray, Lori Bryhni, Mary Cochran, Keith Skip Costa, Mary-Jean Cowell, Karen Dearborn, Susan Douglas Roberts, Abby Fiat, Barry Fischer, Lynda Fitzgerald, Lisa A. Fusillo, Amy Ginsburg, Lonny Joseph Gordon, Erica Helm, Gerri P. Houlihan, Luke Kahlich, Annie Kloppenberg, Joanne Lawrence, Paula Levine, Li Chiao-Ping, Luis Martinez, Rhythm McCarthy, Suzanne Ostersmith, Damon Rago, Ann Sanders, Russell Sandifer, Mark Santillano, Brent Schneider, William Seigh, Andrew Vaca, Holly Williams, Alcine Wiltz, Candace Winters-March, Darci Brown Wutz, Marcy Jo Yonkey-Clayton