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!

Karryn Allen

Scottsdale Community College
Faculty, Mem.
Scottsdale, AZ
Karryn Allen has been teaching and choreographing in the Phoenix area for the last seventeen years and is delighted to be teaching at ACDA again. She holds an MFA in Dance from ASU and currently works as Residential faculty at Scottsdale Community College and the Co-director of the Dance Program. As a dancer, Karryn has worked with choreographers and instructors around the country including but not limited to Abby Fiat, Keith Johnson, K.T. Nelson, and William (Bill) Evans. Her current interests include the investigation of effective dance pedagogy from a somatic and mindful approach.

My Teachers Sessions

Wednesday, February 27

8:30am PST

Thursday, February 28

8:30am PST