2018 ACDA SOUTH Conference

Natchitoches, Louisiana
Wednesday, April 04, 2018

NOTE:  If registering prior to November 1, 2017, registration is a TWO-STEP PROCESS.  
Please read Registration Instructions before registration opens.

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


Registration opening times indicated below are in the time zones of the conference.
To register, memberships must be in good standing.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017  
Baja/West only In-Region Member Registration Opens

Wednesday, October 11, 2017:        

 Registration opens at 9:00AM for in-region ACDA members.

  Use regional conference invitation code 

  Baja/West only--Reciprocal Registration Opens

Wednesday, October 18, 2017:

  Registration opens for all ACDA members at 11:00AM Central Time

  Use national member invitation code  

Wednesday, October 25, 2017:

  Registration caps per school, if any, are lifted at 9:00AM

Wednesday, November 1, 2017:         

  Open Registration begins at 9:00AM.  Includes ACDA members, Non-        
  Members, and any schools attending a second conference.

  No invitation code required 


 Monday, October 4, 2017  
Baja/West members should receive an email with an invitation code for their regional conference

 Monday, October 9, 2017
Current members should receive an email with an invitation code for their regional conference 
 Baja/West members should received an email an an invitation code for reciprocal registration

 Monday, October, 16, 2017  
Current members should receive an email with an invitation code for all conferences

Contact the ACDA national office if you are a current ACDA member and do not receive an email with the appropriate invitation code by the stated dates or if you are in the process of becoming a member.

no later than 2 weeks
after registering 
 Payment or Proof of Intention to Pay to hold registration spots
 December 15, 2017
 Payment in full to hold registration spots
 December 15, 2017  Early Registration ends / Late Registration Fees


 January 10, 2018
Teacher/Research/Presentation Proposals (online) 
 January 10, 2018
 Musician Information (online)
 January 10, 2018
 Adjudication Program Information (online)
 January 10, 2018
 Informal Concert Program Information (online)
 January 24, 2018
 Technical Information and Forms
 January 24, 2018
 Arrival Information
 January 24, 2018
 Updated Participant Names and Info

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See TECH INFO tab for full production information.


Diagrams and Paperwork:
ACDA South Dance Floor Plan
ACDA South Lighting Magic Sheet
ACDA South Light Plot with Channel Numbers
ACDA South Stage Lighting Areas

Forms to fill out and return to acdasouthtd@nsula.edu by January 24th 2018 for Adjudicated Pieces:
Technical Details Sheet ACDA South 2018
Lighting Cues Sheet ACDA South 2018


FORM FOR DOWNLOAD:  Terms of Agreement and Liability Release  Waiver Liability Form

Each conference participant is required to sign the Liability Release/Terms of Agreement.  In order to save paper, we are asking all registrants in a group to sign one waiver. 

It is important that each registrant understands the terms of the waiver and terms of agreement.  New this year is the inclusion of a Statement of Empowerment.  Faculty are strongly encouraged to review the document with all participants.

Return the signed Liability Release/Terms of Agreement via FAX, postal service or scanned PDF email attachment.

FORM FOR DOWNLOAD:  Video Waiver for Adjudicated Dances  Waiver Video Form

Each choreographer or representative of a choreographer (for a guest choreographer) of a dance to be performed in adjudication concerts must complete and return a signed Video Waiver during the conference.  Please note that videos are for archival purposed and copies will not be available. Return the signed Video Waiver via FAX, postal service or scanned PDF email attachment. 

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Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • We will be accepting checks as payment for conference fees.

    All checks should be payable to:
    NSU Theatre & Dance

    Send payment to:
    NSU Theatre & Dance
    c/o Brett Garfinkel, ACDA
    150 Central Ave
    Natchitoches, LA 71497

    Federal Tax ID #  72 - 6021495

    W9 Form

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