Welcome to ACDA West Conference 2019 The Art of Moving!  Be open to new friends, new ideas, new experiences. Enjoy!

ACDA recognizes that Art can provoke; therefore, during the course of the conference, participants are empowered to remove themselves from conference activities.

To All Conference Participants:
Just a reminder...The adjudication process is structured to ensure that feedback and the selection process is as objective as possible.

Adjudicators do not know the names of schools or choreographers presenting work in the adjudication concerts. In order to keep the integrity of this ACDA policy and process in tact through the adjudicators’ final decision, it is necessary to ask all conference participants to avoid conversation with adjudicators about the adjudicated dances, the adjudication process, or their comments during the feedback sessionIn addition, please do not discuss your school’s programs or your own work with the adjudicators. Your full cooperation is being requested for the enjoyment of all conference participants, including the adjudicators!

Thank you in advance!
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Andy Vaca

California State University, Long Beach
ACDA Board President
Andy Vaca is the President of ACDA and a Professor and former Department Chair of Dance at CSU Long Beach. In addition to dancing for the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Jazzworks-A Dance Company, Keith Johnson/Dancers, and Bodytalk, Andy is well-known as a choreographer for professional dance teams for the NBA and NFL and is on faculty for Pro Action Dance, the leader in pro dance team choreography. Andy has choreographed nationally televised halftime shows for the Detroit Lions and the NFL Pro Bowl, and is a featured teacher for the LA Music Center’s Dance Downtown program.