About Us

The American College Dance Association (ACDA) supports and celebrates the abundant talent thriving within college and university dance departments nationwide. ACDA's regional conferences and the National College Dance Festival provide invaluable opportunities for students and faculty to engage in performances, workshops, and classes led by instructors from across the country. These events offer a platform for participants to present their dance works for adjudication by dance professionals, fostering growth and recognition.

ACDA's mission is to support dance within higher education. We strive to promote creative potential, honor diverse approaches to research, and amplify the value of diversity in dance.

Guided by our core values of service, education, inclusion, respect, and equity, ACDA empowers the dance community to thrive. Through our commitment to these principles, we continue to elevate dance education and expression, fostering a culture of collaboration, excellence, and inclusivity within higher education and beyond.