Kent, Ohio
Saturday, March 25, 2017
  • Gala Concert Selections and Tech Info are Now Posted (With Updates)

WHOVA Conference APP:
There is a free, official app you can download now. Everyone can have an individual account linked to their own email or social media account
  • View the event agenda and plan your schedule.
  • Plan ahead whom to meet at the event by browsing attendee profiles in advance.
  • Send in-app messages and exchange contact info.
  • Find attendees with common affiliations, education, shared networks and social profiles.
  • Receive update notifications from organizers.
  • Access agenda, maps, and more.
After downloading, sign up on Whova with your individual email address. If you are asked to enter an invitation code to join the event, please use the following invitation code: acda17ec

ADF Scholarship Audition:
Sunday March 26th, 2:45-4:45 PM
Studio D123 in the Center for Performing Arts
$40 Audition Fee, Paid Online
Dancers: Reserve Your Spot Here

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     By Air

Kent State University is ideally situated in Northeast Ohio. Located just six miles off I-76, our campus is easy to find and accessible from neighboring Akron/Canton and Cleveland airports. The campus is around 55 minutes from Cleveland/Hopkins International Airport by car or 35 minutes by car from Akron/Canton Airport. Kent State University's Visitor Page lists some options for shuttle or cab service from local airports.

    By Car 

Kent State University is located just six miles of I-76 and the 824 acre campus fills the city of Kent, OH. If registration is your first step, follow the maps provided to the front lobby of the Center for Performing Arts. If staying at Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center, we recommend that you check into your hotel first as it is walking distance from the conference registration.

   Local Transportation:

We strongly recommend that all attendees consider staying at the Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center. It is walking distance from all conference activities. It is also the site for the Gala Faculty & Guest Reception.


Parking on Kent State Campus:
Parking on campus is $6.00 per car for the entire conference.  Institution representatives are encouraged to order what they need in advance.  Should one require an addition permit, we will have additional passes available at check in. Please bring a check made out to KSU School of Theatre and Dance if needing to pick up a pass at check in.

We have secured block booking at two hotels. Details for each are listed below.

Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center
215 S. Depeyster Street
Kent, OH 44240

Ph: 330-346-0100

Teresa Kirkland

  • Call in reservations using the code: ACRDC
  • Deluxe Guest Room: $119.00 (2-4 people/room)
  • The above rates are subject to local taxes, fees and assessments, which are currently 13%.
  • Includes Continental Breakfast
  • Walking distance from all conference activities (1 mile away)
  • Host site for the Faculty & Guest Gala Reception

Hampton Inn Kent
4406 OH-43
Kent, OH 44240

Ph: 330-673-8555


Tracey Eckel

  • Call in reservations using the code: American College Dance Association
  • Double Bed Room: $99.00 (2-4 people/room)
  • King Bed Room: $94.00 (1-2 people/room)
  • The above rates are subject to local taxes, fees and assessments, which are currently 13.25%.
  • Breakfast Included
  • Not walking distance from conference activities (3.8 miles)


Food and Shirts Courtesy of Kent State University's Student Dance Education Organization:
Our Student Chapter of SDEO will be fundraising for Kent's Dance Ensemble's trip to Italy this Summer!  Please buy a t-shirt and plan to take advantage of our refreshment stand!

Food in the Performing Arts Building - Where you will be all day:
KSU-SDEO will be offering healthy and delicious food options for dancers on the move!  Picking up healthy snack items while running from class to rehearsal to class... will be easy during conference. More information to come.  Cash and CC will be accepted.

Off campus food options close by:
Within walking distance from campus are several eating options including: Arby's, Chipotle,  Duncan Donuts, Five Guys, Starbucks, Subway, Taco Bell, 2 Chinese Restaurants, a Thai Restaurant and other local favorites such as Rockne's (Large Variety) and Continental Grill (Mediterranean).

Health Resources at Kent
The following resources are available for general health or mental health services while visiting Kent State University for the conference. Please note for personal reference.

Medical Services
Mental Health Services

Mobile APP
Kent State has elected to use the new Mobile App Whova for our conference! 
Information will be emailed to conference Faculty Representatives so that they can share this with all participants from your school.  We will also post more information on line in the near future.

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Contact Information

  • Conference Coordinator:

    Jeffrey Marc Rockland

    Email: jrocklan@kent.edu

    Phone: 330-672-0124

    Fax:  330-672-2889

Payment Instructions

  • All checks should be payable to

    "KSU School of Theatre and Dance"

    Send payment to:

    Jeffrey Marc Rockland

    Kent State School of Theatre & Dance

    D101 Center for the Performing Arts

    Kent, Ohio 44242

    Minimum requirement is proof of payment within two weeks of registration. (Purchase Order completed with official signatures). 
    Checks preferred.

    For Universities requiring Kent State’s Federal Tax ID:

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          gratefully acknowledges the support of the following sponsors:                        

ACDA Lifetime Members: Elizabeth Lowe Ahearn, Judy Allen, Ruth Barnes, Jean Baxter, Jeanne Beaman, Paul Besaw, B.J. Bray, Lori Bryhni, Mary Cochran, Mary-Jean Cowell, Karen Dearborn, Susan Douglas Roberts, Abby Fiat, Barry Fischer, Lynda Fitzgerald, Lisa A. Fusillo, Amy Ginsburg, Lonny Joseph Gordon, Erica Helm, 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 Wutz, and Marcy Jo Yonkey-Clayton