ACDF of 2012

The Connecticut College dance department hosted the American College Dance Festival Association's New England Conference, February 8-11, 2012 in New London, Conn.

Public welcome to Opening Night Concert, Final Gala

All were welcome to attend the opening night performance on Wednesday, February 8, and the Gala performance on Saturday, February 11, at 8 pm.

The event was an exciting celebration of dance in higher education with a wide variety of master classes, opportunities for student and faculty exchanges in and out of the studio, adjudication and informal concerts, feedback sessions and a gala concert.

The opportunity to receive feedback on choreography and performance is integral to every ACDFA conference. There were three dynamic and highly respected adjudicators: Victoria Marks, Keith Hennessy and Darrell Jones. Connecticut College alumnus and guest artist Nicholas Leichter performed in the opening night concert with our adjudicators on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

ACDFA values diversity and maintains a commitment to the development of conferences, which reflect and give value to the various forms, styles, cultural traditions and aesthetic dimensions of dance in performance. We encourage the attention to diversity through both informal and adjudicated concerts, master classes, panel discussions and/or lectures. The experience of taking master classes, 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.

Please see the following website for more details:

Conference Overview (schedule subject to change)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Noon-7:30 pm Registration
* 8:00 pm Opening Night Performance with Adjudicators Keith Hennessy, Darrell Jones, Victoria Marks & Guest Artist Nicholas Leichter *(Event open to the public)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

8:00 am-12:00 pm Concert 1 & Concert 2 Tech
9:00 am-7:30 pm Registration
9:00 am-10:30 am Classes
11:00-12:30 pm Classes
11:45 am-12:45 pm Lunch Talk with Adjudicators
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm Concert 1
4:15-5:45 pm Classes
4:00 pm-6:00 pm Adjudicators' Feedback - Concert 1
4:00 pm-6:00 pm Concert 2 Tech
8:00 pm-11:00 pm Concert 2

Friday, February 10, 2012

8:00am-12:00 pm Concert 3 & Concert 4 Tech
9:00am-7:30 pm Registration
9:00am-10:30 am Classes
11:00-12:30 pm Classes
9:00am-11:00 am Adjudicator's Feedback - Concert 2
1:00pm-4:00 pm Concert 3
4:15-5:45 pm Classes
4:00pm-6:00 pm Adjudicators' Feedback - Concert 3
4:00pm-6:00 pm Concert 4 Tech
Time TBA ADF Audition
8:00pm-11:00 pm Concert 4
11:00 pm Student Event: Deep Aerobics!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

8:00am-9:00 am ACDFA Membership Meeting
9:00am-11:00 am Adjudicator's Feedback - Concert 4
9:00am-10:30 am Classes
11:00-12:30 pm Classes
1:30-3:00 pm Classes
Time TBA Bates Audition/Class
Time TBA Summer Stages at Concord Academy Audition Class
12:00pm-5:00 pm Gala Concert Tech
1:30pm-4:30 pm Informal Concert
6:00pm-7:30 pm Faculty Dinner
*8:00 pm Gala Performance, Farewell Reception to follow (Event open to the public)