2018 Regional Festivals!
Regional Dance America/Southwest
March 14-17, 2018
Hosted by Collin County Ballet Theatre
Adjudicator: Paula Weber
Regional Dance America/MidStates
May 24-26, 2018
Hosted by RDA/MidStates
Adjudicator: Kim Sagami
Southeast Regional Ballet Association
May 3-5, 2018
Hosted by Alabama Dance Theatre and Southeast Alabama Dance Company
Adjudicator: Jeffrey Gribler
Regional Dance America/Pacific
April 10-13, 2018
Hosted by RDA/Pacific
Adjudicator: James Sutton
Regional Dance America/Northeast
May 24-26, 2018
Hosted by Southern New Hampshire Youth Ballet
Adjudicator: Lisa Slagle
About the Regional Festivals
Art does not flourish in isolation. It grows in an atmosphere of candor and sharing. By attending festivals RDA member companies gain a wider perspective about their current level and their potential for progress.
The festivals are essentially performing events each hosted by an individual company or region which draws upon the resources of the local community. Each spring the process begins when nationally recognized adjudicators tour the regions to select works by participating companies and arrange festival programs. Each company receives a written report about its own offerings as well as those of the other members. For those in isolated communities where there is no informed dance press, the adjudication reports are especially valuable.
The culmination of the season is the festival where the dancers perform and take classes while the directors and board members share ideas and network. Tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships are awarded at each festival to dancers for study at prestigious summer programs. Additionally, major professional companies, colleges and universities scout for their future talent.
A National Festival is held every four or five years, bringing together all member companies for five days of classes and performances. National Festivals serve to further the national identity of RDA and its member companies. They also help to bring an even greater perspective, inspiring the growth and development of the dancers, choreographers, directors, companies and the national organization as a whole.
Vending & Sponsorship
Regional Dance America will be holding five regional festivals in 2016.
We want you to be a part of them!
Being a part of Regional Dance America’s festivals will give your business:
How You Can Participate
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We look forward to having you be a part of the Regional Dance America Festivals in 2016.