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

STATEMENT OF EMPOWERMENT:
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!
SM

Shauna Meredith

Scottsdale Community College
A native of Phoenix, Arizona, Shauna Meredith is a dance performer, choreographer, and movement educator. She holds degrees in psychology, dance performance, and dance technology, as well as an MS in dance science from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, UK, where she graduated with Distinction. It was this degree that sparked her interest in not only the aspect of injury prevention, but researching the many factors that can help make a dancer a safe and efficient mover, and how to optimize performance. Her technique classes have thus evolved to focus on efficiency and ease of movement, using imagery and breath to aid in achieving a sense of “flow”. She has also begun to incorporate various strength and conditioning exercises into her warm-ups to prepare the body and muscles for class. As a certified personal trainer, Shauna is working with dancers to increase and optimize their supplemental training, aiding in injury prevention and performance enhancement. Shauna currently performs with JordanDanielsDance and Rosenkrans Dans in Phoenix, and is a resident faculty choreographer for Glendale Community College’s Verve Dance Company. Most recently, her choreography was selected to be showcased at Beta Dance Festival, a venue for emerging local dance artists in Phoenix. Shauna currently holds Adjunct Faculty positions at Arizona State University, as well as Glendale and Scottsdale Community Colleges.