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!

Yuki Shiroma

University of Hawaii
Faculty Rep., Member
Yukie Shiroma, faculty at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has been studying modern dance with Betty Jones and Okinawan dance with Cheryl Nakasone for over 35 years. She received her MFA degree in dance from the UHM in 1987 and started the dance program at Mid-Pacific Institute, a performing arts high school, where she served as Dance Director for 20 years.  In 2006 she received an Individual Artist Fellowship Award from the Hawai'i State Foundation on Cultural and the Arts.  She is Artistic Director of  Monkey Waterfall, and currently teaches Okinawan dance in the UHM Department of Theatre and Dance.