Annual Meeting & Gala

ADCC Programs

ADCC Annual Meeting & Gala

Astor Crowne Plaza, New Orleans
September 25-28, 2018

Dance competition owners and staff members, special guests and leading experts in small business management came together for the fourth ADCC Annual Meeting September 25-28 in New Orleans.

Tuesday, September 25 was an optional pre-conference day for excursions, sightseeing and social time with staff and other ADCC Members.

New members also attended a New Member Orientation on Tuesday, September 25, before the conference began.

This year’s Annual Meeting had two components: Workshops & Professional Development, and the Industry Awards Gala.

Workshop & Professional Development sessions were designed to help competition owners and staff:

  • Keep current on dance competition industry issues
  • Expand their business acumen
  • Network with colleagues
  • Get inspired, get connected and get industry-focused information not found anywhere else!

The Industry Awards Gala are a chance to celebrate the end of each competition season. The Gala featured dinner and top-flight entertainment, and our own Industry Excellence Awards recognizing outstanding accomplishments and service within the dance competition industry. The ADCC also celebrated a notable person from the world of American dance with our Lifetime Achievement Award. This year’s recipient was the late William E. Fowler, Jr., judge, writer, and dance teacher extraordinaire.

Thank You to Our 2018 Annual Meeting Sponsors

Annual Meeting & Industry Awards Gala photos by Kathy Anderson Photography, and Paula Wright and Erin Hart, The ADCC.

Annual Meeting & Industry Awards Gala photos by Thomas Arendt and James Riehle of DRC Video Productions, and Tammy Hauser and Caitlyn Sanderson, The ADCC.