Iowa State University invites faculty and students to participate in the American College Dance Association's North-Central Conference, March 14-17, 2020 in Ames, Iowa.  Our conference will be an exciting celebration of dance in higher education. The conference schedule will include a wide variety of master classes, scholarly research presentations, opportunities for student and faculty exchanges in and out of the studio, adjudication and informal concerts, feedback sessions and a Gala Concert, and international guest teachers. We are also planning for special faculty seminars and workshops and other opportunities for faculty development.

The 2020 ACDA North-Central Conference will be guided by the theme: Come Together.  Join us and enjoy the world of dance, and dance in the world.  Technique, vocabulary, camaraderie, and sharing all come together through 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.

Conference attendance is open to ACDA members and non-members, although only members may register during the member priority period and only institutional members may present work in adjudication concerts. Additionally, members pay a discounted registration fee. If you or your institution has not yet joined ACDA as an Individual or Institutional Member, we urge you to do so to receive the benefits of membership and to help further the important work we do for college and university dance programs. Visit ACDA's membership page for more information.

While we would like to accommodate all who wish to attend our conference, space is limited and registration fills quickly. Please note details about limits and timetables in the REGISTRATION pages on this website. You can track available spaces at the bottom of this page.

All of us at Iowa State University look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Valerie Williams, Janice Baker, Cynthia Adams
ACDA North-Central Conference Coordinator



  • When

  • Saturday, March 14, 2020 - Tuesday, March 17, 2020

  • Where

  • Iowa State University
    0237 Forker Building
    534 Wallace Road
    Ames, Iowa 50011-4008
    Department of Kinesiology

  • Capacity

  • 600 (279 remaining)

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