2019 ACDA SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE

Kennesaw, Georgia
Thursday, March 28, 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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2019 ACDA SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - Sunday, March 31, 2019

Kennesaw State University
Department of Dance
1200 Chastain Rd.
Bldg. 300, Suite 306
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
United States

Map and Directions

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Welcome/Conference Overview
Adjudication at the Conference
Conference Adjudicators, Guest Artists and Special Events
Travel and Lodging
Food Options

   
 WELCOME

Kennesaw State University invites faculty and students to participate in the American College Dance Association's Southeast Conference, (March 28-31, 2019) in Kennesaw, Georgia. 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, a Gala Concert and a performance by BODYTRAFFIC from Los Angeles. Additionally, every school will have the opportunity to submit one dance on film and two research abstracts for adjudication. A selected dance on film and research presentation will be showcased as part of the Gala Concert. Faculty are encouraged to submit proposals to teach master classes for students as well as faculty-specific sessions. 


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 they 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 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 so that you may receive the benefits of membership.

The theme for the conference at Kennesaw State University will be PHYSICALITY OF CHANGE, celebrating the shifting landscape of dance in our contemporary world. Institutions are invited to submit up to two student research paper abstracts (Deadline: Feb 1, 2019) and two student dance on film (Deadline: Feb 1, 2019) with themes that broadly intersect the Physicality of Change in dance.

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 guest artists. 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 400 registrants and 40 adjudicated dances. In order to accommodate as many schools as possible, a registration cap of 18 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 all 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 Kennesaw State University look forward to seeing you at the conference. Kennesaw State University is located 20 miles north of Atlanta and is home to over 35,000 students. The Department of Dance has instructional studios on the Kennesaw Campus and its state-of-the-art Dance Theater on the Marietta Campus. Attendees will need to travel to the Marietta Campus (10 miles away) to attend the adjudication, gala and guest artist concert. The faculty and staff of the Department of Dance at Kennesaw State University look forward to hosting you March 28-31, 2019 for American College Dance Association's Southeast Conference.

Mr. David Tatu
ACDA Southeast Conference Coordinator
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 ADJUDICATION AT THE CONFERENCE

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 40. 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.

 CONFERENCE ADJUDICATORS, GUEST ARTISTS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

ADJUDICATORS
    • Ori Flomin
    • Christina Johnson 
    • Dr. Debra Knapp 

GUEST ARTISTS
    • BODYTRAFFIC (An evening of Israeli Choreographers)  

SPECIAL EVENTS
    • Dance for Film Adjudication
    • Dance Research Adjudication

Detailed information available on Concerts +
 TRAVEL AND LODGING INFORMATION

BY AIR

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
The airport is located approximately 40 minutes by car from the main campus and Chastain Pointe at Kennesaw State University and approximately 30 minutes from the Marietta Campus at Kennesaw State University.

Please visit www.atl.com for ground transportation options from the airport.



BY CAR

Please visit the following link for driving directions to the KSU Department of Dance at Chastain Pointe
or the Dance Theater on the KSU Marietta Campus: Click Here
Please visit the following link for driving directions to the KSU main campus: Click Here



CAMPUS MAPS

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

The conference festivities are focused in three central locations: the main KSU campus, the KSU Dance Department at Chastain Pointe (located slightly off the main campus) and the Dance Theater on the Marietta Campus, where all adjudicated concerts will be held. Registration will be held at the KSU Dance Department at Chastain Pointe. All hotels are in easy driving distance of the main KSU Campus and Chastain Pointe. Restaurants are in easy driving distance to all three locations.


PARKING

More information to come.
We have secured block booking at three hotels. When making your reservation, please ensure you indicate that you are with American College Dance Association to get the reduced rates quoted below.

Detailed hotel information follows:

Spring Hill Suites Atlanta Kennesaw

Distance from conference:  0.6 miles. | 10-13 min. walk. | 4-5 min. drive.
Phone: 770-218-5550 or 1-800-228-9290

Address: 3399 Town Pointe Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30144
URL: Click Here
ACDA Rate: $149/night

Reservation link:
Click Here

  • 2 Double beds with pullout sofa: (Maximum Occupancy: 5 guests/room) 

  • Includes small refrigerator, microwave, and coffee-maker.

  • Includes complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary parking.

  • Individuals must identify themselves as being with the group, American College Dance Association, at the time the reservation is made in order to receive the special group rate.

The above rates are subject to the appropriate GA taxes.

RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY FEBRUARY 27, 2019.



Fairfield Inn & Suites Atlanta Kennesaw
Distance from conference:  0.6 miles | 17-22 min. walk | 4-5 min. drive

Phone: 770-427-9700 or 1-800-228-9290

Address: 3425 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30144

URL: Click Here
ACDA Rate: $132/night

Reservation Link: Click Here


  • 2 Double beds (Maximum Occupancy: 4 guests/room)
  • 
Includes small refrigerator and coffee maker.

  • Includes complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary parking.
  • 
Individuals must identify themselves as being with the group, American College Dance Association 2, at the time the reservation is made in order to receive the special group rate.
The above rates are subject to the appropriate GA taxes.

RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY FEBRUARY 27, 2019.



Hampton Inn Atlanta Kennesaw

Distance from conference:  0.6 miles | 17-20 min. walk | 4-6 min. drive

Phone: 770-427-2002
Address: 3405 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30144

URL: Click Here
ACDA Rate: $124/night

Reservation Link: Click Here


  • 2 Double beds (Maximum Occupancy: 4 guests/room)

  • Includes small refrigerator and coffee maker.

  • Includes complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary parking.

  • Individuals must identify themselves as being with the group, American College Dance Association, at the time the reservation is made in order to receive the special group rate.


The above rates are subject to the appropriate GA taxes.

RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY FEBRUARY 27, 2019.
 FOOD OPTIONS

The link below gives food options on the KSU main campus and KSU Marietta campus:
Dining at Kennesaw State University

The link below gives food options nearby the main KSU campus:
Restaurants near Kennesaw State University

 

Contact Information


  • ACCESS TO REGISTRATION
    IS CLOSED
    AS OF FEB. 4, 2019

    Contact the conference with questions

    Conference Coordinator: David Tatu
    Email: KSUDance@kennesaw.edu
    Phone: (470) 578-2378


Payment Instructions

  • Payment Methods:
    Checks only
    Purchase Orders accepted as 
    proof of intention to pay


    All checks should be payable to:
    Kennesaw State University

    Send payment to:
    David Tatu, Dept. of Dance
    1200 Chastain Rd. MD#0036
    Bldg. 300, Suite 306
    Kennesaw, GA 30144


    Kennesaw State University Federal ID #58-0965786



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