15 West Montgomery Avenue, Suite 301
Rockville, MD 20850
The American College Dance Association’s primary focus is to support and promote the wealth of talent and creativity that is prominent throughout college and university dance departments. ACDA’s sponsorship of regional conferences and the national dance festival provides the venue for students and faculty to engage in three days of performances, workshops, panels, and master classes taught by instructors from around the region and country. The conferences also provide the unique opportunity for students and faculty to have their dance works adjudicated by a panel of nationally recognized dance professionals in an open and constructive forum. The conferences are the primary means for college and university dance programs to perform outside their own academic setting and to gain exposure to the diversity of college dance throughout the United States. Many conferences culminate with the presentation of pieces selected for their exemplary artistic quality.
ACDA has established 13 regions throughout the country for organizational purposes and maintains a strong regional structure through its regional directors and institutional membership to help facilitate the exchange of information. Colleges and universities may attend any regional conference and may present one or two works for adjudication.
ACDA also sponsors the National College Dance Festival. A biennial event, the National Festival showcases works selected from each regional conference for presentation on three gala concerts. The National Festival is usually presented at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC
American Contemporary Ballet (ACB)
350 S Grand Ave # 2850, Los Angeles, CA 90071
ACB is holding Company & Trainee auditions for their 2023-2024 season. The company performs over 60 shows each 38 week season, spanning a repertory which includes works by George Balanchine, Fred Astaire, Lincoln Jones, and reconstructions of the seminal works of ballet's history.
ACB is the only ballet company in Los Angeles to perform exclusively to live music, played by some of the city’s finest classical musicians. Audiences are seated at stage level, allowing for a rare visceral connection with the beauty and athleticism of ballet. Every performance is followed by a reception with the dancers and musicians, and audiences can engage further with the art form through the company’s Conversations and Dancing School programs.
American Dance Training Camps (ADTC)
1631 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX 78704
ADTC Summer Dance Camps: Explore, Dream, Discover!
We offer overnight/sleepaway dance camps in beautiful locations nationwide. Our dance camps are near renowned destination resorts & famous U.S. cities. At ADTC, you'll have access to all of the activities you’d want to enjoy at camp, as well as all of the amenities you’d expect to find at a resort. And we have just as much fun outside the dance studio as we do in class!
American Midwest Ballet
1001 S Sixth St Council Bluffs, IA 51501
American Midwest Ballet provides cultural enrichment through dance programs of the highest quality: breathtaking performances, engaging education, and uplifting community outreach.
American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA)
211 West 61st Street New York, NY 10023 | 6305 Yucca Street Los Angeles, CA 90028
The American Musical and Dramatic Academy is a private college conservatory for the performing arts located in New York City and Los Angeles, California. The conservatory offers both Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees and two-year certificates in Professional Performance. Programs are offered in Acting, Musical Theatre, Dance, and Performing Arts. It is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.
American Repertory Ballet (ARB)
301 N Harrison St C, Princeton, NJ 08540
Princeton Ballet School is known for nurturing developing dancers in a safe and progressive way. We teach age and developmentally appropriate ballet technique classes from a syllabus that allows younger students more time for movement exploration while providing advanced students with the tools to become professional dancers, if they so choose. As a result, all of our students develop self-esteem, self-discipline, and a strong fitness level that will provide a powerful edge in any future endeavor.
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20016
The Dance Program provides dance opportunities for every American University student. Diverse course offerings allow students to study movement from multiple perspectives: through a wide range of movement forms (Ballet, African, Contemporary, Urban, etc.), creative research, and dance theory.
29 Strong Street Amherst, MA 01002
As clarified in its mission statement, Amherst Ballet is committed to quality dance education and boasts star-studded faculty starting with Artistic Director, Madeleine Bonn, who served as a principal dancer for José Mateo Ballet Theatre for 14 years. Other faculty members include Junichi Fukuda, an internationally renowned dancer and choreographer, Stephanie Shumway, a sought-out dance instructor of Deerfield Academy, Iris Berkman, a seasoned instructor of creative dance, and Karen Michaels, a dancer/masseur who has developed an original introductory Ballet course for adults that is easy to follow and beneficial to the body. These instructors are full of knowledge and beautiful to look at, but more importantly, they are dedicated to nurturing each and every student’s skills and creativity in a safe and positive manner. Moreover, the curriculum has now been expanded to include Modern Dance (Martha Graham), Hip Hop, and Zumba®. Read the faculty bio or class descriptions.
220 South Pleasant Street Amherst, MA 01002
Whether you’re interested in dancing or acting, plays and playwriting, choreography, directing or design, we invite you to learn and create with us.