The American College Dance Association is comprised of approximately 450 members, including institutional, individual and lifetime members. Membership in ACDA is open to any institution or individual interested in the purposes of the organization.


Click the following link for a list of institutional members in alphabetical order:


Click the following link for a list of institutional members in order by region:



$350.00 postmarked on or before September 15
$375.00 postmarked after September 15
All Institutional Memberships are for two years.

Any dance unit, group, program, or department within an institution of higher education is eligible for membership.  Institutional members must name an individual to act as its authorized voting representative at all General Membership meetings and for Board of Directors elections.

Institutional membership benefits include:

  • reduced member registration rates for students, faculty and staff attending
    under the auspices of the institutional member
  • regional priority registration
  • eligibility to participate in the adjudication process
  • voting privileges

In order to register for a conference or festival with the benefits of Institutional Membership, the participant must be attending under the auspices of the institution holding membership.

For payment with check, download the Institutional Membership Application Form and mail with check to the ACDA National Office.

For payment with credit card, click here for online registration and payment.  NOTE:  There is an additional $25 fee for online processing.  Checks may be sent to the National Office with no additional fee.



($50.00/year) is open to any individual interested in supporting the mission of the organization.

Individual membership benefits include:

  • conference attendance at the reduced member’s registration rate
  • regional priority registration
  • voting privileges

Individual members are not eligible to participate in the adjudication process.

Download the Individual Member Application

LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP is open to any current or former members of the National Board of Directors. Please contact the ACDA national office for more information.

Contact Debra Knapp, ACDA Vice President for Membership, with membership questions and comments.

ACDA Membership Meetings are held at all regional conferences.
A General Membership Meeting is held during the ACDA Board of Directors Meetings each year.

2016 General Membership Meeting Minutes