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!

Cathy Davalos

Saint Mary's College
Faculty, Mem.
CatherineMarie Davalos makes dances questioning heteronormativity using a feminist, Latina, and Chicana perspective. The Davalos Dance Company performs regularly in the Bay Area and also in Italy; their latest work, Radical Acts of Love has been well-received by both local and international audiences. Davalos is the Director of Dance at Saint Mary’s College. She holds an MFA in Dance from CSU Long Beach and is certified in the Bill Evans pedagogy method. Davalos teaches a modern dance class based on those somatic principles and her Humphrey-Limón training while synthesizing it with her own contemporary movement invention.