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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Saturday, March 2 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Dancing Your Story FILLING

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Art can be a lot of things but it's potential for power increases when it tells an honest, vulnerable, passionate story. In this session, Sara will discuss storytelling through movement and give participants some tools to do so. Sara will reference most recent dance projects, BIRTH! and Goddess Rising throughout.


Sara Malan-McDonald

Faculty, Mem., Glendale Community College
Sara Jean Malan-McDonal is a Phoenix, AZ based freelancing academic. She earned her MFA in Dance from Arizona State University and two BFA degrees, in Dance and Art History, at Brigham Young University. She is the mother of four daughters and the managing director of C3 Dance, teaching... Read More →

Saturday March 2, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hal Todd Studio Theatre