Learn About Membership

Connect to our nationwide dance network

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 2021 season for RDA Member Companies include:

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1500 Dancers, 300 Parents,
200 Directors & Faculty


$2.5 Million+ in Program Scholarships & Recruitment Offers


$2 Million in Year-round Offers


Valuable Feedback on Teaching and Choreography 


Master Classes with Renowned Faculty


High-caliber Performances


Annual On-site & Virtual Opportunities

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.

*Until the Pacific Region holds a Festival, companies from the Pacific Region may participate in Festivals of any other Region. 



April 23 – 25

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

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Receive regional and national exposure, credibility, and prestige!


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.


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.

Learn more from the 2020-2021 RDA Membership Brochure.

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