University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee



The Peck School of the Arts’ Department of Dance cordially invites you and your students to participate in the American College Dance Festival Association's North-Central Regional Conference, March 14-18, 2014, at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. We are planning an exciting celebration of dance in higher education for all participants, including a wide variety of master classes, scholarly research presentations, opportunities for student and faculty exchanges in and out of the studio, an audition opportunity for ADF, adjudication and informal concerts, feedback sessions and a Gala Concert. In additional, special faculty seminars and workshops are being planned, and hope to offer the option of faculty peer evaluation for those of you who will be teaching at the conference.

A great deal of initial planning for the North-Central Regional Conference has already occurred. As an opening event, we are presenting the first of two Informal Concerts on Friday, March 14. We are excited about bringing the whole conference together in the main theater for this performance on the first evening of the conference. We invite all institutions to attend and participate in the full array of scheduled events, whether or not you are planning to present choreography for adjudication. The experience of taking master classes, attending research presentations, viewing concerts and listening to adjudicators' comments, as well as the energy exchange among dancers and faculty from other schools, has proven invaluable for our students, regardless of their levels of dance experience. ACDFA values diversity and maintains a commitment to the development of conferences that reflect and give value to the various forms, styles, cultural traditions and aesthetic dimensions of dance in performance. We encourage attention to diversity within informal and formally adjudicated concerts, master classes and panel discussions and/or lectures.

North-Central Regional Conference Registration begins on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013 for North-Central members only. You will be able to access all forms, updates and important information regarding our conference and its related activities as they become available. Please make a habit of checking the conference website periodically, as information will be added and updated on a regular basis. We welcome interested schools both inside and outside of the North-Central Region beginning October 16th.

Please read through the website for information about adjudication, guest artists, registration and other conference details. For more information about Milwaukee, UW-Milwaukee, and the PSOA Department of Dance, click here.

The UWM Peck School of the Arts’ Department of Dance is very proud to host the ACDFA’s North-Central Regional Conference this year, and we look forward to hearing from you and having you join us!

Simone Ferro, Chair
Darci Brown Wutz , Conference Coordinator