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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Diana Stanton

California Polytechnic State Univ.-San Luis Obispo
Student, Mem.
DIANA STANTON www.dianastanton.com is a Professor of Dance at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA, and she directs the Dance Program within the Theatre and Dance Department. She directed the program’s Orchesis Dance Company from 2009-2014 and has choreographed for Cal Poly Music department’s RSVP Performance and the Cal Poly Symphony. In 2016, her first Dance for the Camera, "State of Grace," was selected for screening at the Front and Main Dance Festival in Temecula CA, Petaluma International Film Festival in CA, Bare Bones International Music and Film Festival in OK, and the Flying Frame Film Festival in Illinois. Diana was also the Co-Founder, Co-Artistic Director, and Administrative Director of Variable Velocity Performance Group in San Luis Obispo, CA where she created original choreography and multi-media projects for more than 12 years. She received an M.F.A. in Dance from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a B.A. in Dance from the University of California, Irvine.