The NDCA NATIONAL DANCE COACHES Conference is a jam-packed experience that features educational breakouts, thought provoking roundtable discussions, motivating keynotes and opportunities for dance coaches, advocates, vendors and industry professionals to network and connect.

Registration Includes:

  • Over 20 hours of quality education through breakout sessions, round table discussions, and keynote speakers
  • NDCA Judges Credentialing for Judge NDCA members
  • Coaches Credentialing for Gold and Silver NDCA members
  • Dance Safety Credentialing for Gold NDCA members
  • Access to the Vendor Expo where you will gain exposure to new team technology tools, costuming vendors, music producers, etc.
  • One ticket to the Awards Gala (guest tickets available for purchase)
  • The best networking of the year with over 200 dance team professionals from across the nation

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Join us May 14-16, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee for our 3rd Annual NDCA Coaches Conference

Join us May 14-16, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee for our 3rd Annual NDCA National Dance Coaches Conference

Hear from some of our past Conference attendees on why you should attend the 2020 Conference

Olivia Graziano
Head Coach / SELU

I will attend this conference every year

“This conference went extremely well! I will attend this conference every year that is feasible until I stop coaching...I LOVED it!!!!!”

Hollee Romero
Head Coach / Murrieta Valley HS, California

Networking with other coaches

“I found the NDCA conference useful is so many aspects >>> material covered; networking with other coaches; training certifications; nice variety of vendors”

Tara Foglia
Head Coach / Smithtown HS West Varsity Whisperettes

I can't wait for next year

“I’m so glad I attended the NDCA conference this year. It was an amazing way to meet coaches and share experiences only coaches would understand. I was also able to gather new teaching techniques and motivational activities to bring home to my team. I can’t wait for next year!”

Teena Preuss
Owner/Director / Express All Stars, Grand Junction, Colorado

Second to none

I have been in this industry for over 35 years, the quality and knowledge of the presenters at this conference were second to none. I learned so much and as a veteran director/coach that in itself was so refreshing.

Jan Phaigh-McCreary
Head Coach / Thurston Cabaret, Thurston, Oregon, DDCA Board of Directors

Most up to date

"The NDCA conference was one of the best I've ever been to, classes and speakers were amazing. We learned the most up to date and innovated techniques that Dance has to offer. NDCA is the organization of the future and the place to find everything from what you need to people to learn from. You definitely don't want to miss it in 2019"" See you there..."

Missy Hornberger
Head Coach / East Lake High School Bellevue, Wa

Incredible experience

The 2018 NDCA conference was an incredible experience for me last year. As someone who is still fairly new to coaching, and going into a year of being the only head coach for the first time, it was so nice to have the chance to be around some big names in the dance team community and other experts that had so much knowledge to share. Not only do you get to hear some of the things that others do to be successful, but also that they have some of the same challenges that we deal with at almost all other levels. The NDCA conference allowed me an opportunity to meet coaches from other states and levels, but it was also a great opportunity to connect with coaches from my own state that I hadn't had the chance to connect with before.

Steve Chapla
Head Coach / Xavier University

Conference great experience

The 2018 NDCA conference was a great experience! The speakers and courses offered were very helpful and informative. This is exactly what the dance community needed! It was also a great networking opportunity and in a beautiful/fun location! Looking forward to the next one in 2019

Sarah Flisowski
Head Coach Blinn College / Schulenburg, TX

Conference was amazing

Conference was amazing.  Seeing so many new faces from the year before shows that we are growing as an organization.  The speakers were amazing and I felt gave really good information to help with the up coming year.  I left feeling motivated with many new ideas.

Michelle Deets
Head Coach, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville / Edwardsville, Il

By far the best conference

I have attended several conferences in my role as a college coach, and this was by far the best conference I have ever attended!  In addition to the valuable information I received from the presenters, I also was able to network with coaches from around the country.  I would recommend this conference to all high school and college dance coaches!

Trish Ryan
Choreographer, Former Head Spirit Coordinator Midland University / New York

Extremely organized

The National Dance Team Coaches Conference was extremely organized, boasted incredible speakers, and connected me to so many others who are as dance team obsessed as I am! Too often, it's easy to feel alone in this passion because the primary interaction we have with other as dance coaches are at competitive events or games. It creates a non-biased, safe space to connect with our peers and I was humbled by the amount of talent that was in attendance. I left this conference feeling motivated, inspired, and with an entire notebook of ideas to apply in the future. The hotel and surrounding area were absolutely beautiful, and was the perfect place to relax. I cannot wait for next year!

Melissa McGhee
Head Dance Coach, Ohio State University / Columbus, OH

Fantastic Celebration

The NDCA was a fantastic celebration of the hard work, dedication and energy of some of the best dance professionals from across the country! I enjoyed getting to learn from the speakers as well as other attendees. I am looking forward to 2019

Toya Ambrose
Owner, TRA Choreography / Former Coach


The NDCA is exactly what our industry needs. I’ve been a part of the dance team industry on all levels (first a dancer, then a coach, now a choreographer). I love that the NDCA has the ability to unite us all, despite various levels of experience - it will give us a powerful voice. I’m looking forward to the NDCA Conference and being able to develop a fellowship with others who share my passion for all things dance team. If you’re thinking about joining- stop thinking and DO IT!


Early Bird Rates*
Register by 1/31/20
Standard Rates*
After 1/31/20
Gold / Judge Member $300 $325
Silver Member $335 $360
Bronze Member $370 $395

*Rates do not include Eventbrite processing fees.

Online payments are subject to a processing fee of approx. 6% of the registration amount.

Offline payments including checks, invoices and purchase orders are subject to a processing fee of 2.65%+$1.59 of the registration amount.

I am a vendor/business, how can I get involved?

A vendor can attend the conference by joining the NDCA as an individual and registering as a conference attendee or by becoming a NDCA partner or vendor. The NDCA has a wide variety of partnership and vendor packages, as well as a la carte items to choose from. Visit our Partnership/Vendor page to learn more.