Schedule Outline

Conference Event Overview


Programming at the Conference will be a mix of discussion-based sessions and practical breakout sessions. Conference programming is shaped around issues of equity and justice, community and collaboration, audience development, and preservation and legacy.

Dance/USA’s core values of equity, inclusion, and diversity will serve as a lens which the design of all topics and sessions will pass through. This includes, but is not limited to the diversity of voices being presented, addressing the needs of the diverse group of Conference attendees, and program designs that allow for active discussion.

The full agenda for the 2018 Dance/USA Annual Conference is still taking shape. Over the coming months specific breakout sessions, speakers, and other information will be added to the website.

For the Detailed Schedule and specific information, visit the Event Directory.


See below for a broad overview of the Conference schedule.


(subject to change)

Dance/USA's Annual Conference is campus style, so events will move around Los Angeles each day for you to experience the amazing local arts venues of the city!


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6
Multiple Locations: The L.A. Hotel Downtown, The Colburn School, and California Community Foundation
  • 8:30am - 4:00pm: Registration/Check-in
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm: Pre-Conference Events
    9:00am - 4:00pm: The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond Undoing Racism Workshop
    2:00pm - 5:00pm: Harassment in and out of the Studio
    2:00pm - 5:00pm: Physically Integrated/Inclusive Dance Pre-Conference Meeting
  • 9:00am: Engaging Dance Audiences Grantee Meeting
  • 2:00pm: Dance/USA Institute for Leadership Training Seminar
  • 6:00pm - 9:45pm: Opening Night Celebration and Dance/USA Honors Ceremony
THURSDAY, JUNE 7
Location: The Music Center
FRIDAY, JUNE 8
Location: USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
SATURDAY, JUNE 9
Location: The Colburn School



Bellydance Evolution PC: Bruno Ohara
Versa-Style Dancers: Jessi Pontillas & Brianna Grey PC: George Simian
Lula Washington Dance Theatre PC: Richard Termine