FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2020
CONTACT: Johanna Tschebull
Washington, DC – Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance, announced today that registration for the 2020 Annual Conference is open. Dance professionals will gather in Denver, CO June 17-20 for stimulating training, innovative approaches to shared problems, invaluable networking opportunities, performances, movement classes, and the Dance/USA 2020 awards. Conference programming will include breakout sessions and workshops that explore issues of equity, disability, community, social change, dance presenting, archiving and preservation, co-productions, fundraising, wellness, and business sustainability. Advance registration offers the lowest rates of the year, so sign up before March 27. Register here today!
“Denver is an exciting dance community,” said Dance/USA Executive Director Amy Fitterer. “We look forward to connecting with all of our colleagues this June to learn from each other and gain new ideas.”
More than 500 dance professionals – including independent artists, executive directors, artistic directors, company managers, education and service providers, dance presenters, agents and artist representatives, fundraisers, development and marketing staff, and more – will attend the Conference, which will take place campus style, with events occurring around Denver to showcase the host city’s arts and dance ecosystem.
The 2020 Conference Host Committee is co-chaired by DeAndre Carroll, Disciples of Funk Hip Hop Festival; Cleo Parker Robinson, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance; and Adam Sexton, Colorado Ballet. Find the full list of the 2020 Host Committee here.
Dance/USA is grateful to the following: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Boettcher Foundation, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, The Shubert Foundation, and The Wallace Foundation. Additional thanks to the 2020 Annual Conference Sponsors: Arts Insurance Program; Bobo’s Oat Bars; BEND Productions; Capacity Interactive; Colorado Business Committee for the Arts; DeWitt Stern a Risk Strategies Company; Denver Botanic Gardens; Freed of London; Gaynor Minden; The Harkness Center for Dance Injuries; Harlequin Floors; Imagine 2020; International Association for Dance Medicine and Science; Marquee TV; Occasions Catering; Performing Arts Readiness; Polsinelli Law; Stephanie Rance; University of Denver Dance Archives; University of Kentucky; and Visit Denver.
Propelled by our belief that dance can inspire a more just and humane world, Dance/USA will amplify the power of dance to inform and inspire a nation where creativity and the field thrive.
Dance/USA is the national service organization for the professional dance field. Established in 1982, Dance/USA champions an inclusive and equitable dance field by leading, convening, advocating, and supporting individuals and organizations. Dance/USA’s core programs are focused in the areas of engagement, advocacy, research, and preservation. Learn more about Dance/USA at danceusa.org.