College Station, Texas
Thursday, March 07, 2019

NOTE:  If registering prior to October 31, 2018, registration is a TWO-STEP PROCESS.  
Please read Registration Instructions before registration opens.

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Adjudication and Informal Concerts are full for the South-Central Conference.
Contact the Conference Coordinator to be added to the wait list.


Thursday, March 07, 2019 - Monday, March 11, 2019

Texas A&M University
Health and Kinesiology
Physical Education Activity Program
632 Penberthy Blvd
College Station, Texas 77843
United States

Map and Directions


Texas A&M University invites faculty and students to participate in the American College Dance Association's South-Central Conference, March 7th-11th, in College Station, Texas.  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 have been planned.

Down to a Science! Texas A&M University's Dance Science Program in the Department of Kinesiology invite you to join us this year for all of the same wonderful things you have come to love about ACDA conferences but with a a particular focus on Dance Science and Wellness. We are hosting two Dance Science specific guests and are encouraging faculty and students to submit research presentations in these fields. Our colleagues in the College of Architecture will be offering interactive technology workshops for participants and we will be offering some specialty classes using our Yoga Wall and some Pilates Reformer classes as well. The conference will kick off with a guest performance by Koresh Dance Company and the company members will be teaching classes for the first couple of days of the conference. 

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 individuals 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, as well as a guest artist performance from Koresh to kick off the performance. 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 550 registrants and 48 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 24th.

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 waitlist 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 and adjudication slots, a $25.00 cancellation fee will be assessed on each individual registrant and a $75.00 cancellation fee will be assessed on each adjudication slot cancelled prior to full payment. There are no refunds on paid registrations. Register only the number of participants and reserve only the number of adjudication slots that you are committed to bringing. 

All of us at Texas A&M University look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Carisa Armstrong 
ACDA South-Central Conference Coordinator

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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 48 adjudication pieces 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.

We are pleased that our theater is large enough that we can offer the opportunity
for friends and family to purchase tickets to the adjudication and gala concerts.

Please click here to purchase tickets to the Adjudication Concerts and Gala


Courtney B. Harris
Christopher K. Morgan
Robert Moses
Vanessa Muncrief
Robin Kish
Elizabeth Jones-Boswell
Koresh Dance Company
Pilates Apparatus work for Dancers
Interactive Technology & Dance
Guest Artist Concert 

Detailed information available on CONCERTS + 


By Air

Easterwood Airport

In College Station and 2 miles from the conference, flights are limited
Easterwood Airport Website 

IAH - George Bush Intercontinental Airport

In Houston and 102 miles from the conference
IAH Website

William P. Hobby Airport

In Houston and  110 miles from the conference
Hobby Airport Website

Austin - Bergstrom International Airport

In Austin and 100 miles from the conference 
Austin Airport Website 

Bus service from Houston & Austin Airports to College Station

By Car 


  • From Hwy 6 exit University Drive – go west onto University to Texas Ave. 
  • Take a left onto Texas Ave and travel down about 1 mile until you come to George Bush
  • Take a right onto George Bush Drive.
  • Take a right onto Penberthy Rd (you will cross over the railroad tracks).
  • The PEAP building will be on your left. 


  • From Hwy 21 (going east) take Hwy 47 which turns into Hwy 60/Raymond Stolzer Pkwy
  • Turn right onto Discovery Drive.
  • Take a left onto John Kimbrough Blvd.
  • Take a right onto Penberthy Rd.
  • The PEAP building will be on the right.

Local Transportation in College Station:

Uber and Taxi Services are available in College Station

Link to Purchase Parking Passes

Parking will be in Lot 100 for the whole conference. This is situated opposite the PEAP building.
Parking Map
Each car parking on campus will need a parking pass for every day of the conference at a rate of $5 per day. All Parking Passes must be purchased by February 8, 2019. (If you are arriving on Thursday and staying for the whole conference, the parking pass for one car will cost $25 total.) All participants parking on campus without a parking permit do so at their own risk and may be subject to ticketing or towing.

We also have several parking garages on campus that are a pay by the hour and participants are welcome to use those at their own expense - these will not be covered by the "parking pass" the conference will be selling. 
For more information on the parking garages click HERE. Not all garages are able to handle passenger vans be sure to check height restrictions. 

For any schools bringing busses to campus, please contact Carisa Armstrong (conference coordinator) by February 8, 2019. 
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.

Cut off date for group rate at all hotels:

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Detailed hotel information follows.

Home2 Suites by Hilton

300 Texas Ave., S. | College Station | Texas | 77840

Amenities Include: Breakfast, WIFI

Rate: $104.00 per night

Distance from PEAP:  2.3 miles.

Distance from Rudder Theatre: 1.6 miles.
Reserve a room under the Group Code SCC and give the conference dates.

Booking Online - Click link for direct access to the Group Rate page.

Hampton Inn College Station
320 Texas Ave., S. | College Station | Texas | 77840

Amenities Include: Breakfast, WIFI, Complimentary shuttle service with in a 5-mile radius from 7am until 10pm
Rate: $114.00 per night
Distance from PEAP:  2.3 miles.

Distance from Rudder Theatre: 1.6 miles.

Booking Phone Number: call 979-846-0184 or call 1-800-HAMPTON number.

Reserve a room under the Group Code SCC and give the conference dates. 

Booking online - Click link for direct access to the Group Rate page. 

Calvary Court and The George are new boutique hotels located at Century Square - a mixed use community with food, shopping and movie theatre. 

Calvary Court

200 Century Court | College Station | Texas | 77840 

Amenities Include: Breakfast and WIFI Included

Rate: $139.00 per night

Distance from PEAP:  2 miles.

Distance from Rudder Theatre: 1.3 miles. 

Booking Phone Number: 844.313.7337

(identify as with American College Dance Association to obtain the group rate) 

Online Booking: using code ACDA103

The George

180 Century Court | College Station | Texas | 77840 

Amenities Include: Breakfast and WIFI Included

Rate: $139.00 per night.

Distance from PEAP:  2 miles.

Distance from Rudder Theatre: 1.2 miles. 

Booking Phone Number: 844.599.3871

(identify as with American College Dance Association to obtain the group rate)

Online Booking: using code ACDA652


Off campus food 

On campus food options are available the Memorial Student Center (MSC), located directly across from the Rudder Auditorium. Participants will be able to access the afternoon performance right after lunch.

Lunch options include:
  • Cabo (wraps and bowls)
  • Rev's (burgers and such)
  • Panda Express (American Chinese)
The MSC also has a Starbucks inside the Bookstore and has a small convenience store type of area for chips, drinks and snacks.



Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Payments may be accepted via credit card or online Echeck only. No paper checks will be accepted. 

    CREDIT CARD OR Echeck:
    For a credit card or Echeck payment, please click here after completing registration.
    • Select "Plastic" or "Echeck" as your payment type when finishing your registration.
    • Enter the payment total generated from your registration invoice along with your billing information. For an Echeck you will be prompted to enter an ABA Routing number and account number, followed by billing address. 
    • Please enter the name of your college or university and the name of your Faculty Representative in the appropriate sections.
    School's Federal ID# 74-6000531

ACDA gratefully acknowledges support from our generous 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 (deceased), 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, Lana Kay Rosenberg, Ann Sanders, Russell Sandifer, Mark Santillano, Brent Schneider, William Seigh, Andrew Vaca, Holly Williams, Alcine Wiltz, Candace Winters-March, Darci Brown Wutz, and Marcy Jo Yonkey-Clayton