Who We Are
Regional Dance America is a 501 (c)3 non-profit national association of dance companies. Together, we are elevating the future of dance in America - giving dancers experience and directors perspective. RDA inspires a growing community of excellence in dance education, choreography, and performance. We envision a future with increasing opportunities, exposure, and connection for pre-professional dance companies around the United States.
RDA annual festivals inspire artistic and personal growth, creativity, and excellence! Member companies gather in their regions for three-day-long festivals, each hosted by a member company or jointly hosted by the region. Over 1500 dancers from 60 regional companies, 300 parents, 100 artistic directors and staff members, and nearly 100 faculty members and musicians attend the annual festivals. Participants attend master classes, seminars, and college roundtables during the day, as well as perform each evening. Dancers from member companies are seen by college and professional training program recruiters and have the opportunity to audition for awards and scholarships. Member company directors network with well-known dance educators and choreographers.
Regional Dance America/Southwest
Adjudicator: Rosine Bena
Regional Dance America/Southeast
Adjudicator: Thom Clower
Regional Dance America/MidStates
Adjudicator: Jeffrey Gribler
Regional Dance America/Northeast
Adjudicator: Mads Eriksen
RDA National Choreography Intensive
Each summer, RDA’s National Choreography Intensive provides a vital training ground and working environment for choreographers and a one-of-a-kind experience for dancers to work within a variety of styles and train with some of the best teachers in the world. Tracing its roots back to 1961, it has been guided by luminaries from the professional dance world.
To learn more about Regional Dance America, please visit our website: www.regionaldanceamerica.org
Email: [email protected]