Annual Conference

2020 Virtual Conference

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Virtual Conference.

The 2020 Annual Conference was shifted to a virtual convening format held on June 17-19, 2020. This year's Virtual Conference was open to all as we assembled in the sprit of solidarity to face this time of unprecedented challenges. Council and Affinity Group meetings will be held virtually throughout the month of June.

As with our prior Annual Conferences, this reconceptualized virtual model allows attendees to invest in themselves, their organization, and the future of dance. Together, attendees of the Dance/USA Virtual Conference will uncover innovative approaches to mutual questions, share and access new resources and strengthen relationships among fellow dance professionals in order to create a more unified and sustainable field for the dancers of tomorrow.

For questions, please contact us at annualconference@danceusa.org

More information about Conference Sessions and Speakers

Dance/USA Annual Conference

The Annual Conference typically travels to a different city each year, highlighting the unique vibrancy of dance communities around the nation. These varied locales offer new inspiration and showcase the host city’s arts and dance ecosystem. Join Dance/USA at this year’s Annual Conference and invest in yourself, your organization, and the future of dance. Leave ready to impact the dance world with new ideas, fresh ways of thinking, and with more confidence in your work.

Discover Sponsorship Opportunities

Gain unparalleled access and exposure to nearly 500 of the professional dance field’s managers, artists, representatives, and service providers by sponsoring the Dance/USA today. For more information please contact April Gruber.


Who attends the Dance/USA Annual Conference?

Each year over 500 individuals associated with the professional dance field join Dance/USA for the Annual Conference. Attendees include independent artists, dance presenters, agents and artist representatives, education and service providers, executive directors, artistic directors, company managers, fundraisers, presenters, development and marketing staff, and more from across the country and around the world.


Do I have to be a Dance/USA member to attend the Conference?

No; anyone can attend the Conference! Dance/USA members receive discounted registration fees. Not a Dance/USA member, but interested in becoming one? Contact Dance/USA's Membership Department, or visit the Dance/USA Membership Page.


Still not sure what the Conference is all about? Here’s what others say about it:

 “I was blown away by the depth of the conversations.”

“It’s like a summer intensive for your job!

“It galvanizes the dance community.”

 “Meet with people who do what you do!”

“I look forward to this big dance family reunion.”

Want to know more about the Dance/USA Annual Conference? Watch videos, browse photos,and more from the 2019 Annual Conference hereIf you have any questions, please contact us at annualconference@danceusa.org.