Regional Dance America, RDA, is a national nonprofit organization of pre-professional dance companies. We bring together our Member Companies in diverse geographic regions for on-site and virtual events, master classes, workshops, and high-caliber performances.
Highlights of the upcoming 2021 season for RDA Member Companies include:
HIGHLIGHTS OF RDA MEMBERSHIP
1500 Dancers, 300 Parents,
200 Directors & Faculty
$300,000+ in Program Scholarships
$2 Million in Year-round Offers
Valuable Feedback on Teaching and Choreography
Master Classes with Renowned Faculty
Annual On-site & Virtual Opportunities
Regional Dance America (RDA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that brings a unifying voice for our regional member companies throughout the United States.
Our memberships are grouped into five Regions – MidStates, Northeast, Pacific, Southeast, and Southwest. To join RDA, individual nonprofit dance companies, ensembles, groups, troupes, or guilds evaluate for membership in the RDA Region that represents their geographic location.
MidStates: Colorado, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Northeast: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, D.C.
Pacific*: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, and Utah.
Southeast: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and the territory of Puerto Rico.
Southwest: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
*Until the Pacific Region holds a Festival, companies from the Pacific Region may participate in Festivals of any other Region.
2021 REGIONAL FESTIVALS
We have many on-site and virtual events coming up in 2021 – let us know what you’re interested in attending!
Regional Dance America/Southeast
April 22 – 24 in Montgomery, AL
Adjudicator: Carol Anglin
Regional Dance America/Southwest
April 22 – 24 in Corpus Christi, TX
Adjudicator: Lori Bodine
Regional Dance America/MidStates
April 29 – May 1 in Skokie (Chicago), IL
Adjudicator: Armando Luna
Regional Dance America/Northeast
May 20 – 22 in Dayton, OH
Adjudicator: Leigh-Ann Cohen-Hafford
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS FOR DANCERS
Perform for new communities and audiences around the country through RDA Regional and National Festivals!
Choreography exposure by emerging artists, award-winning choreographers, and highly esteemed professional dance educators.
Participate in exclusive on-site and virtual master classes in a wide variety of dance techniques taught by the country’s leading professionals.
Meet & Network with other dancers from around the country who share the same passion and dedication to their artform.
Scholarships awarded annually totaling $300,000+ in program scholarships and $2 million+ in year-round offers.
Jump-start careers with auditions for top summer, winter & year-round dance programs, including college and university programs.
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS FOR DIRECTORS
Participate in a private annual Adjudication where your company is seen and given valuable feedback by a professional Adjudicator.
Network with key individuals and peers to share goals and invaluable information on all aspects of directing a company, including internal structuring, best practices & funding advice.
Work with professionals in dance education and choreography, sports medicine, and higher education.
Observe master classes, auditions, and high caliber performances at RDA Festivals where your students are seen by their peers, recruiters, and members of the national dance community.