ACDA 2016-Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Maddie McCadden and her cast of Resurgence

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Emily Kline and her cast of 10.02.06

American College Dance Association is attended every year by DeSales students and faculty. This year our students attended the  American College Dance Association conference at Western Michigan University from March 5th through the 8th. The regional conference features performances, workshops, and master classes taught by instructors from around the country. It provides a unique opportunity for our students to present their creative endeavors. As well as have their works adjudicated by a panel of nationally recognized dance professionals in an open and constructive forum.

The two pieces chosen to be adjudicated at the festival this year were: We Seek by faculty member Julia Mayo and junior dance major Maddie McCadden’s 2015 ECC piece titled Resurgence.  Another exciting factor about this year’s trip was that our students also participated in the festival’s informal dance concert.  Emily Kline’s 2015 ECC modern piece, 10.02.06, was chosen to be showcased.


 

ACDA 2015-Milledgeville, Georgia

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American College Dance Association is attended every year by DeSales students and faculty. This year our students attended the  American College Dance Association conference at Georgia College from March 18th through the 21st. The regional conference features performances, workshops, and master classes taught by instructors from around the country. It provides a unique opportunity for our students to present their creative endeavors. As well as have their works adjudicated by a panel of nationally recognized dance professionals in an open and constructive forum.


 

 

ACDA 2014-Athens, Ohio

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American College Dance Association is attended every year by DeSales students and faculty. This year our students attended the  American College Dance Association conference at Ohio University  from March 2nd through the 5th. The regional conference features performances, workshops, and master classes taught by instructors from around the country. It provides a unique opportunity for our students to present their creative endeavors. As well as have their works adjudicated by a panel of nationally recognized dance professionals in an open and constructive forum.

The two pieces chosen to be adjudicated at the festival this year were: Tether by faculty member Angela Sigley and junior dance major Samantha Jone’s 2014 ECC piece titled Frayed.  The adjudicators, Andrea Woods Valdes, Cornelius Carter, and Larry Lavendar gave both of the pieces positive and praise worthy feedback!  Another exciting factor about this year’s trip was that our students also participated in the festival’s informal dance concert.  Cristina Seagull’s 2014 ECC tap piece, A/B Line , was chosen to be showcased.

1920593_10152052158113440_1906284398_n This is a picture of the cast from both Tether and Frayed posing with our awesome faculty members, Angela Sigley and Tara Madsen-Robbins.

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This is a cast picture of A/B Line.

 Alongside watching other Colleges showcase their talent, the students also had the opportunity to watch professional artists dance in the “Palate Cleanser Concert”. The Concert featured exhilarating performances by the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Azaguno dance company as  well as solo works performed by Chengxin Wei, Kristina Isabelle, and Jesse Keller. Below are picture of Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and Azaguno. The Concert was a great new addition to the festival that both inspired our students and got them excited to see what next year’s conferences entails!

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ACDFA 2013- Hempstead, New York

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American College Dance Festival is attended every year by DeSales students and faculty. This year we will be attending the American College Dance Festival at Hofstra University from March 25 to March 28, 2013. The regional conference features performances, workshops, and master classes taught by instructors from around the country. It provides a unique opportunity for our students to present their creative endeavors. As well as have their works adjudicated by a panel of nationally recognized dance professionals in an open and constructive forum.

Two pieces from ECC have been selected to perform at the ACDF adjudication concerts: Kendra Briscos’ piece titled Expugno and Jessica Bartorelli’s piece titled Kaleidoscope. They will be adjudicated by David Dorfman, Sara Hook, and Donna Mejia.

“ACDFA values diversity and maintains a commitment to the development of conferences which reflect and give value to the various forms, styles, cultural traditions and aesthetic dimensions of dance in performance.  We encourage the attention to diversity within informal and formally adjudicated concerts, master classes and panel discussions and/or lectures.  We invite all institutions to attend and participate in the full array of scheduled events, whether or not you are planning to present choreography for adjudication.  The experience of taking master classes, attending research presentations, viewing concerts, and listening to adjudicators’ comments, as well as the energy exchange among dancers and faculty from other schools, has proven invaluable for our students, regardless of their levels of dance experience.”

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ACDFA 2012- Madison, Wisconsin

American College Dance Festival is attended every year by DeSales students and faculty. The regional conference features performances, workshops, and master classes taught by instructors from around the country. It provides a unique opportunity for our students to present their creative endeavors. As well as have their works adjudicated by a panel of nationally recognized dance professionals in an open and constructive forum.

This year we will be attending the American College Dance Festival at University of Wisconsin – Madison from March 28 to April 1.  The University of Wisconsin at Madison is the first college in the United States to establish a Dance Major program.  This year’s conference theme is in sight, in site, in cite:  action is change. From the conference website:  “…the theme emphasizes the vitality and importance of dance as it impacts how we perceive, interpret, negotiate, connect with, and continue to create our world. It befits the educational goals and community-building we all engage with as proponents and practitioners of dance within colleges and universities.”

Two pieces from ECC have been selected to perform at the ACDF adjudication concerts; Tia DiPietro’s “Couture” and Jessica Bartorelli’s “Cataract” will be presented and adjudicated by Elizabeth Gillaspy, Joe Goode, and Makeda Thomas.

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