Tampa, Florida
Wednesday, March 08, 2017


CLASS SCHEDULE- UPDATED 3.8.17 (Room change on Friday and a teacher change on Saturday!)


3825 USF Holly Dr W
Tampa FL 33620

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


By Air:
The following airlines provide direct service to Tampa International Airport: American, AirTran, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Spirit, United and US Airways. The airport is 18 miles from the USF campus.  There are shuttles from the airport via SuperShuttle, as well as taxi service.  All major rental car companies can be found at Tampa International Airport.

By Train:
Amtrak has daily service to Tampa's downtown train station, which is 10 miles from the USF campus.

By Bus:
Greyhound has daily service to Tampa's downtown bus station, which is 10 miles from the USF campus.

By Car:
From the east-
Take I-4 west to exit 9 / I-75 north.        
Travel north on I-75 for 3.8 miles to Exit 265 / Fowler Avenue.
Head west on Fowler Avenue 5 miles to Bruce B. Downs Avenue.
Take a right on Bruce B. Downs and drive for 0.8 miles and take a right on Holly Drive.
Go through two stop lights and the parking lot for the Dance building will be 300 yards on your right.
From the west/Tampa International Airport-
Take I-275 North to Exit 51 -- Fowler Avenue.
Head east on Fowler Avenue 2 miles to to Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Take a left on Bruce B. Downs and drive for 0.8 miles and take a right on Holly Drive.
Go through two stop lights and the parking lot for the Dance building will be 300 yards on your right.
From the north-
Take I-275 South to Exit 52 -- Fletcher Avenue.        
Head east on Fletcher Avenue 2 miles to to Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Take a right on Bruce B. Downs and take the next left (at the first stop light) on Holly Drive.
Go through two stop lights and the parking lot for the Dance building will be 300 yards on your right.

Local Transportation at USF:
Several hotels offer shuttle service to and from the campus. Tampa is not a "walkable" city and the heavily traveled streets surrounding the USF campus can be unfriendly to pedestrians at times.  It is advisable that ACDA participants carpool to the Dance building from their hotels, of which there are many near campus.


Option 1: You may register for a 4-day, reduced price, parking pass for $11.00 (total).
You will have to purchase your passes in advance through RegOnline. Passes will be distributed during registration.

Option 2: If you choose not to pay for a pass in advance, you will be able to purchase daily parking permits for $5.35 per day. The closest lots to the Dance building and Theatres are lot 3B, 3C, 3D or 9A or in the Laurel Drive or Crescent Hill parking garages.

A USF Parking permit will need to be displayed at all times or you will receive a citaion. remember to park only in Daily/Visitor spots. Do not park in reserved or employee spaces or lots.


Though many hotels don’t accommodate large group holds during the Spring Break season, we have done our best to secure sufficient blocks of rooms at the hotels which are closest to the campus.  Tampa is not a pedestrian friendly city, so please consider booking rooms at one of these suggested hotels and plan to drive to campus each day. Some hotels offer shuttle services but these services typically don’t extend into the evening hours. (There is only one hotel on USF’s campus- listed below).

There are a total of 160 rooms reserved with prices ranging from $101 per night to $229 per night. If none of these hotels fit within your university’s budget for travel, there are many other hotels near campus. However, traffic in Tampa is heavy so please consider contacting the alternate hotels (listed below the suggested hotels) which are still close to campus and may offer a discount if you mention you are attending a conference at USF. Most hotels in the area have some type of discount for anyone coming to the area for USF business.

Most importantly- Remember that the conference is during the spring break season and the campus is adjacent to theme parks so be sure to reserve your rooms as early as possible!

Suggested Hotels:

Hilton Garden Inn Tampa North
13305 Tampa Oaks Blvd
Temple Terrace, FL 33637

We are holding 30 rooms- double $129, plus tax. Includes free breakfast.
You must Book by Feb 5, 2017.

Online Booking:  http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/T/TPANHGI-ACDA-20170307/index.jhtml  You may also book by phone. Reference ACDA.

Please note that the rate for reservations outside the group block is $199 per night plus tax.

Hotel contact:
Jamil Cherman


Courtyard Marriott Tampa North
13575 Cypress Glen Lane
Tampa, FL 33637

We are holding 30 rooms reserved at $169 plus tax. Breakfast is not included but there is a Breakfast Bistro with prices ranging from $4-13. You must book by Feb 7, 2017

Online Booking: Book your group rate for American College Dance Association
By phone, reference rate code DANS

Hotel Contact:
General Manager / Sales


Fairfield Inn and Suites Tampa North
12260 Morris Bridge Road
Temple Terrace, FL 33637

We are holding 30 rooms at $139. Breakfast included. You must book by February 7, 2017.

By phone, (813)989-0007. Just as for the ACDA group block to obtain the special rate for your group.
Hotel Contact:
Alan S Baum
Sales Coordinator
Email: Alan.Baum@marriott.com
Phone: (813)989-0007


Embassy Suites
Tampa- USF/Near Busch Gardens
This is the only hotel on USF’s Campus and is a short walk from the Theatre and dance buildings.

We have blocked off 30 Double Bed Suites for $169 per night. Includes Breakfast and evening social. Parking $7 per day. Reservations must be made by  2/5/17.

Rooms may be booked using the following link: http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/T/TPAFRES-ACD-20170307/index.jhtml

Hotel contact:
Megan Walker
Sales Manager
813 903 6602


Extended Stay America – Tampa – North
12242 Morris Bridge Road
Temple Terrace, FL   33637

We are holding 15 doubles at $101.69 per night, plus tax and 5 singles at $110.69 per night,plus tax. No breakfast, but rooms have kitchenettes.

Reservations may be made individually by calling 813.989.2264 and requesting group's special rates, refer to group University of South Florida.  Group rates will be available until 02/21/2017.

Hotel contact:
Jennifer L. Kaczenski
813.758.7915 phone
jkaczenski@extendedstay.com email


Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa North
I 75 & Fletcher Avenue
8210 Hidden River Parkway
Tampa, FL 33637
Phone (813) 903-6000

We have held 4 king rooms at $209 per night, and 16 Queen Rooms at $229 per night. Rooms must be booked by 2/7/17.

Guests may make reservations by calling the hotel at 813-903-6000 or 800-426-7866 and recognizing themselves with the USF Dance & Theater. or they may use the online link .

Please note that is 10 rooms are not booked by deadline, rate will not be given so inquire about how many rooms are remaining in block if you choose this hotel.

Hotel contact:
Towanda Moody
Phone (813) 903-6000


Alternate Hotel Options:

Wingate by Wyndham

LaQuinta USF

Ramada Temple Terrace/Tampa North

Sleep Inn Near Busch Gardens- USF

Clarion Hotel and Conference Center

Hyatt Place Tampa/Busch Gardens

Holiday Inn & Suites Tampa North

Baymont Inn & Suites

160 spaces remaining


Contact Information

  • Conference Coordinator:Andee Scott
    Email: acda@usf.edu
    Phone: 813-974-3867

Payment Instructions

  • Our credit card link is corrected and active. You can make payments here .
    We do prefer that your institution make only one payment for your entire invoice.
    If you need any assistance with making payments, email acda@usf.edu .

    Due to difficult tracking of check payments, we ask that all registrants pay by credit card if possible.  ONLY
    those schools that cannot pay with credit card or e-check should process a PO/check payment. Please email acda@usf.edu for detailed instructions on check payments.

    USF W9 can be downloaded
    here .
    University of South Florida Federal ID# 59-3102112

          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