East-Central National Festival Selections are now posted on the Gala & National Selections Tab. 


We can't wait to welcome you to the American College Dance Association's East-Central Conference, Feb 29 - Mar 3, 2020 at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI 

We're excited to announce that 2020 Regional Conference- East-Central has a free, official app which you can Download and be able to:

  • View the event agenda and plan your schedule. You will be able to register for sessions (classes) beginning Wednesday, February 26th, at 12:00 noon. This will allow time for the majority of attendees to download and navigate through the app before registering for classes. Please only register for one class per time slot!
  • You can view the bio's of the adjudicators on the homepage under Additional Resources as well as tech information, show order, dance for camera submissions, and the voting poll for dance for camera. There is also a widget for "gala info" which will have tech and show order once that information is available. 

After downloading the app, search for the event by typing "2020 Regional Conference-East Central" in the search bar and then use your email address when signing up in the app and choose a strong password, or sign up using a social media account. Once you're signed up, you should be taken directly to your event!  Registered participants can email their faculty representaive or the conference coordinator for the conference invitaiton code if necessary.

The 2020 ACDA East-Central Conference will be guided by the theme:

A Time For Dance. Dance is inherently ephemeral, existing only in the moment of performance, but in that instant is the embodiment of human expression, vulnerability, and purpose.  To dance is to connect, to use the human body as a medium of conversation, dancer-to-dancer and dancer-to-audience. Dance brings people together and we can imagine no greater time to value connection and understanding between people. Now is a time to answer fear with joy, combat anger with purposeful energy, sorrow with beauty, and frustration with works that prompt thought and reflection -- now is a time for dance.  

We encourage you to look through all pages on this website. Details on conference opportunities, including performances, guest artists and more can be found on the pages under CONCERTS+ on this website.  ACDA policy and informational documents, including "ACDA Regional Conference Policies For Participants," can be found on the ACDA website > FOR CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS: Documents & Downloads.

All of us at Western Michigan University look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Megan Slayter, Whitney Moncrief, and Laura Cornish

ACDA East-Central Conference Coordinators




  • When

  • Saturday, February 29, 2020 - Tuesday, March 3, 2020

  • Where

  • Western Michigan University
    1300 Theatre Drive
    Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5417

  • Capacity

  • 425 (-7 remaining)

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