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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Friday, March 1 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
“Where Yo Wurks At?” Chicago Footwork: Master Class FILLING

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Chicago footwork is an urban battle style danced typically at 160bpm. Learn what it means to serve “free smoke” and show people how to “burn em' in the circle.” Thought to be brand new with it’s rise in popularity, it originated from “House Music.” Starting from the warehouses to the house parties, the music has shifted from “ghetto house” to “Juke” to Modern day “battle traxx” that have paved the way to present day footwork music and footwork battle culture. Described as having the mentality of breaking and the intensity of Krump, dancers go extremely hard and even become tactile with each other with their exchanges of movement. Lets dive into a style that has been around 30+ years and is now seeing the light of day in world wide battles, music artist tours/videos, America’s best dance crew, and Industry choreography.


Anthony Kelley

Faculty, Mem., Glendale Community College
Anthony James Kelly aka “AKELLZ” is an urban dance artist from New York, currently based in Phoenix. He is currently faculty at Arizona State University and Glendale Community College. Akellz is one of the founders of "The Sacred G's" which is a touring conscious hip-hop collective... Read More →

Friday March 1, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
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