ACDFAAmerican College Dance Festival Association (Rockville, MD)
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The anonymous, seemingly one-sided process has long been a somewhat controversial feature of ACDFA, and this year at least two regional conferences--Southwest and Central, held at Arizona State University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign respectively--will experiment with alternative modes of feedback.
ACDFA executive director Diane DeFiles says the current system arose from practical and aesthetic concerns.
Although this structure is similar to that of the NCAA, Diane DeFries, executive director of ACDFA, bristles at the comparison.
It's a first for ACDFA, which usually holds its event in Washington, D.
The planning process is made easier by the guidelines and timetables in the ACDFA Conference Handbook.
One of her pieces was selected for adjudication at the 2006 Northwest Regional ACDFA.
He chalks his ACDFA success up to "total beginner's luck.
Evaluation of choreography is at the heart of ACDFA events.
For further information, contact Paul Organisak, ACDFA, 4431 Lehigh Road, #399, College Park, MD 20740-3127; (301) 405-8552; fax (301) 405-8551.
The first ACDFA festival was held January 14-17, at Springfield College, Springfield, MA 01109-3797.
ACDFA is the only national service organization committed solely to supporting and promoting the wealth of talent and creativity that is so prominent throughout the college and university dance community.
will climax with the National ACDFA festival to be held this year at the University of Maryland on May 19, 20, and 21.