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Connect to our nationwide dance network

Regional Dance America, RDA, is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization of pre-professional dance companies. We provide performance and educational opportunities for pre-professional dancers and audiences throughout all American communities, rural and urban, small town and suburb. We bring together our Member Companies in diverse geographic regions for on-site and virtual events, master classes, workshops, and high-caliber performances. We provide access to diverse dance forms and performance and scholarship opportunities for thousands of dancers annually.

Highlights of the 2024 season for RDA Member Companies include:

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1500 Dancers, 300 Parents,
200 Directors & Faculty


$10.5 Million+ in Program Scholarships & Recruitment Offers


Valuable Feedback on Teaching and Choreography 


Elevate your Entire Company


Master Classes with Renowned Faculty


High-Caliber Performances


Nationwide Connections, Mentorship & Support


Annual On-site & Virtual Opportunities

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Our Membership Structure

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.

Dispersed between years of Region Festivals, RDA National Festivals traverse the country to fulfill dancers’ passion and audiences’ appreciation for the art of dance throughout the United States.
April 24 – 27, 2024
At the Ocean Center, Peabody Auditorium & Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort

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Receive regional and national exposure, credibility & support!


Participate in high-caliber master classes in a wide variety of dance techniques taught by the country’s leading professionals.


Perform in concert works and RDA’s intimate solo venue, the Outstanding Soloist Program, for new communities and audiences around the country.


Choreography exposure by emerging artists, award-winning choreographers, and esteemed professional dance educators & automatic acceptance to the RDA National Choreography Intensive.


Scholarships awarded annually totaling $10.5 Million+ in summer/winter intensive program scholarships & year-round offers.


Meet & Network with other dancers from around the country who share the same passion and dedication to the art of dance.


Jump-start careers and accelerate training with access to exclusive auditions for top summer/winter intensives & connect to year-round programs, including college and university programs.


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, and funding advice.


Work with professionals in dance education and choreography, sports medicine, and higher education.


Raise awareness of your company in your local community and Region, increase engagement and retention of your dancers.


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.

Learn more from our RDA Membership Brochure.

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