Raleigh, North Carolina
Saturday, March 09, 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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Saturday, March 09, 2019 - Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Meredith College
Dance & Theatre
3800 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
United States

Map and Directions


Meta – East Carolina University

Prow – University of North Carolina-Charlotte

Nodus Tollens - George Mason Univ  

Outsider (everywhere) – Virginia Commonwealth Univ.

I Survived Myself - Shenandoah Univ.

-- Intermission -


Folding/Unfolding – North Carolina State Univ

In the Resound - Univ. of  South Florida

Fiscal Relations – James Madison University

Orbit - Virginia Commonwealth Univ  

Fakatsa – George Mason Univ.

First tech check in 1:00 for 1:30 tech. Full schedule at link below:


Meredith College invites faculty and students to participate in the American College Dance Association's Mid-Atlantic South Conference, March 9-12, 2019 in Raleigh, NC. 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, the Carolina Ballet's tribute to Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein, feedback sessions, and a Gala Concert featuring a screen dance created during the festival that highlights festival participants. Additionally, special faculty seminars and workshops have been planned. As you think about class offerings, please consider contributing a class or workshop experience just for faculty.

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.

WE DANCE (to express, to love, to build, to live, for art...) HERE
Why do we dance? Why do YOU dance? Take the time at this conference to explore those answers here, together: through classes, a screen dance piece made just for us by local screen dance artist Autumn Belk, taking in the work built over two lifetimes, and connections made with old friends and new. 

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 (we are working on securing our third adjudicator and will post updated information as soon as possible) 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 325 registrants and 36 adjudicated dances. In order to accommodate as many schools as possible, a registration cap of 15 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 wait list; 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 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.

For those of you who will be first-time visitors to our area, Raleigh is a vibrant capital city with a thriving food and nightlife scene. Meredith is located near the NC Museum of Art; the award-winning NCSU Arboretum, and within a few miles of downtown shops and restaurants. Hotels are a short drive away, but once on campus participants can walk everywhere, including good lunch/coffee spots. We've chosen a group of hotels at various price points near a large shopping mall with many food options. Parking on campus is free, plentiful, and van-friendly. The opening reception, student dinner, and a few other conference activities will be in a large renovated bakery across the street from our campus. The students and faculty at Meredith are truly excited to be hosting for the first time and can't wait to welcome you to our campus in March!

Carol Finley
Your ACDA Mid-Atlantic South 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 40 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.


The Carolina Ballet's

Detailed information available on CONCERTS + 

RDU airport and the Amtrak Raleigh, Amtrak Cary and Greyhound Raleigh bus stations are each approximately 20-25 minutes from campus by car. Amtrak Raleigh and RDU both have nearby car rental facilities. Raleigh has abundant ground transportation searchable by internet including traditional taxis, Uber, and Lyft. Taxis are available at the airport. There is bus transportation from the hotel area to campus, but It is recommended that you have your own ground transport as the buses are not frequent or quick.* 

By Car
The searchable address for campus is 3800 Hillsborough St. Raleigh, NC 27607. You will first come to Jones Auditorium, here is a link to driving directions and campus map. *

There is no fee for parking on campus, all lots and street parking are uncovered. There may be a fee for parking downtown for the Saturday evening performance. There is some free street parking and then several paid options ranging from $5-10.*

*Once on campus, all events and food options are walkable except for the Saturday evening performance which is downtown.

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We are working with the following hotels to secure preferred rates for conference participants. When making your reservation, indicate that you are with ACDA to get the reduced rates quoted. The hotels are all in the same Crabtree Valley Mall area, about a 10 minute drive to campus. They all include breakfast. Crabtree Valley Mall has an extensive food court and a number of restaurants. 

Fairfield Inn   Address:  2201 Summit Park Lane, Raleigh, North Carolina 27612
Phone: 919-881-9800
Breakfast, free parking, and wifi included
Special reservation website for ACDA-MAS

Hampton Inn
Address: 3920 Arrow Dr, Raleigh, NC 27612
$114 + 13.25% guest tax
Breakfast, free parking, and wifi included
Special reservation website for ACDA-MAS19

Hilton Garden Inn
Address: 3912 Arrow Dr, Raleigh, NC 27612
$124 + 13.25% guest tax
Breakfast, free parking, and wifi included
Special reservation website for ACDA-MAS19

Courtyard by Marriot

Address: 3908 Summit Park Lane, Raleigh, North Carolina 27612
$120 + 13.25% guest tax
Breakfast, free parking, and wifi included
Special reservation website for ACDA-MAS

Residence Inn Raleigh Midtown  1000 Navaho Drive Raleigh, NC 27609
$110 + 13.25% guest tax
Breakfast, free parking, and wifi included

Special reservation website for ACDA-MAS


Campus dining will open our convenience food/coffee shop, the Beehive, from breakfast-mid afternoon during the conference. The Beehive is conveniently located in the same building as feedback sessions and our student movie lounge. There are also a number of walkable food and coffee options from campus including Wholefoods, Bruegger's Bagels, Jasmine, Lucky Tree Coffee shop, and Brickhouse sports tavern all less than 1/2 mile walk. Arby's, Burger King, Beansprout Chinese, Waffle House, and Neomonde mediterranean are within a one mile walk. 

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Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • All checks should be payable to
    Meredith College
    Fed Id # 56-0530242

    Send payment to:
    Carol Finley
    Meredith College Dance
    3800 Hillsborough St.
    Raleigh, NC 27607

    Purchase orders accepted as proof of intention to pay and can be mailed or emailed.

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