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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 2022 season for RDA Member Companies include:

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HIGHLIGHTS OF RDA MEMBERSHIP

1500 Dancers, 300 Parents,
200 Directors & Faculty

 

$5.6 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

Photo credits, L to R: Richard Calmes, Richard Calmes, Krista Valla, Richard Calmes

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.

2022 REGIONAL FESTIVALS

RDA/Southwest
March 10 – 12 in Richardson, TX
At the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel

 

RDA/MidStates
April 28 – 30 in Skokie, IL
At the North Shore DoubleTree and North Shore Center for the Performing Arts

 

RDA/Southeast
May 5 – 7 in Daytona Beach, FL
At the Ocean Center, Peabody Auditorium & Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort 

 

RDA/Northeast
May 12 – 14 in Lancaster, PA
At the Wyndham Lancaster Resort and Convention Center

We look forward to gathering all RDA Regions together for our fifth RDA National Festival in 2024!

 

Save the date!
April 24 – 27, 2024
At the Ocean Center, Peabody Auditorium & Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort

Photo credits, L to R: Matt Silver, Eduardo Patino, Gary Taylor Photography, Richard Calmes

Receive regional and national exposure, credibility & support!

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS FOR DANCERS

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 $5.6 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.

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, 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 the 2021-2022 RDA Membership Brochure.

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