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After much thought and consideration, each of the RDA Regions have made the decision to cancel their 2021 Regional Festivals out of concern for participants’ health and safety. Instead, all RDA Regions are joining together in the 2021 Together We Dance Festival – a united virtual effort by the RDA Regions to provide an alternative Festival format for our members. Dancers will participate in the 2021 Together We Dance Festival from the safety of their RDA member company studio locations, taking master classes in-studio with world renowned instructors. We look forward to the networking opportunities this event will provide through streamed classes, performances, and events.

The Making of the 2021 Satellite Festival

The 2021 Together We Dance Festival is a celebration of the RDA Regions’ efforts to continue to provide a cutting edge experience for our members. Although we’ve deviated from our typical Festival structure, this year’s event celebrates all that RDA has to offer while providing safe venues for dance, exploration, and growth. We’ve worked with a wonderful group of RDA Adjudicators who have provided constructive feedback to our Member Companies to elevate their accomplishments and to select and program the works to be shown in the 2021 Festival performances.

Dancers are eager to participate in master classes, workshops, and seminars taught by highly distinguished faculty members during each day of our Festival weekend. Dancers and company directors will be able to network with industry professionals who specialize in dance education and choreography, sports medicine, and more — all from the safety of their Member Company studio locations. We look forward to twelve streamed performances showcasing the works presented by our Member Company dancers and choreographers.

Download the Festival Information Sheet for more info.

National Choreography Intensive

For 60 years, RDA has nurtured and provided opportunities for emerging and seasoned choreographers. RDA highlights budding new talent during Emerging Choreographer Performances, and we award choreographers who present the most outstanding works at the Festivals. Choreographers and dancers alike can receive scholarships to RDA’s annual National Choreography Intensive.

Outstanding Soloists

RDA’s annual Adjudication also includes individual evaluations as part of the RDA Outstanding Soloist Program. In 2021 we continue working to enrich this amazing program that furthers the development and growth of young RDA dancers by creating new discovery opportunities through solo performances.

2021 Together We Dance Festival


April 23 – 25

Carol Anglin
Lori Bodine
Leigh-Ann Cohen-Hafford
Armando Luna

Make a year-round connection to an ESSENTIAL NETWORK of thousands of dancers, parents, artistic directors, executive directors, dance faculty members, choreographers, and musicians from across the US.

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