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!

Farrah McAdam

Sonoma State University
Faculty, Mem.
Farrah McAdam is a faculty member at Sonoma State University and a performer, choreographer and educator in Northern California. She currently performs with CALI&CO Dance and Jenna Valez and recently premiered her newest work, “code em” (2018), which featured an all POC collaborative cast and examined the systems in which humans both create and move through, and the humanity through joy, loss and all the in-between. Through the ACDA experience, Farrah has been honored to perform at ACDA’s 2016 Nationals at The Kennedy Center, participated in the ADF Summer Festival in 2015, and has since been a guest teacher at Arizona State University, Modesto Community College and Sonoma State University. As an educator, Farrah loves using her experiences and gatherings to provide juicy classes full of passion and learning.  She is committed to holding a safe and rigorous space for dancers to get their DANCE on.