Immerse yourself in 4 days of master classes in modern/contemporary, ballet, capoeira, African forms, improvisation, composition, tap, jazz, partnering, urban dance forms, etc. at the American College Dance Association’s (ACDA) Conference, and watch multiple performances by peers from regional institutions, as well as, professionals.

This year’s regional American College Dance Association’s conference (ACDA) being held at VCU Sunday, March 4th through Wednesday, March 7th. Classes will begin on Sunday afternoon and the conference will end on Wednesday evening. If you are unable to stay for the entire conference, you may still attend for part of the conference!

Thanks to the generous support of the UVA Arts Council, the registration fee ($150) and part of the hotel stay is covered. All you need to bring is money for food, contribute towards parking (we will be carpooling), and cover the remaining part of your hotel fee – $48.16 total for 3 nights at the Graduate in Richmond, which is a 15 minute walk from the conference location.

Highlights of adjudicators, guest artists and special events can be found below. For more information, please go to the event webpage which is updated regularly as the conference approaches. If you are interested in participating, please email

Shani Collins-Achille
Michael Morris
Douglas Nielsen

Helen Simoneau Danse

Presentation of Helen Simoneau Danse’s Land Bridge
Screening & panel discussion of Bronx Gothic