The 2019 NDCA Conference took the content and energy of the 2018 Conference to a new level. Coaches danced, networked, learned from leaders in the industry, and won fabulous prizes. Some sessions were designed to give coaches the necessary tools to navigate the day-to-day workings of dance teams, and some to push us out of the day-to-day and into the “What is possible?” and “Why are we doing this?”
At the Gala, we inducted three dance team leaders into the NDCA Hall of Fame, including Joyce Pennington, Cindy Clough, and Teri Rowe. It was an honor to have all three of them present to accept their award and meet/inspire conference attendees. We also recognized nominees and recipients for Coach of the Year and Associate of the Year, and awarded service pins for coaches reaching milestones of 5, 10, 15, 20, etc. years of coaching. After the Gala, we put on some headphones and danced to the “Silent Disco.” If you missed this, search for a video on YouTube to check it out. It might be an idea to use for your next event.
Thank you to those who shared their expertise, volunteered their time, and attended the conference. Together, we are making our profession stronger and more united.
Mark your calendars to attend the 2020 NDCA Conference in Nashville May 14 – 16. We are sure to have ourselves a heck of a boot-scootin’ good time!
What Coaches Are Saying About Us
Owner/Director Express All Stars, Grand Junction, Colorado
“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.”
Eastlake High School, Bellevue, Washington
“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.”
Xavier University Dance Coach
“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”
Thurston Cabaret Coach in Thurston, Oregon, DDCA Board of Directors
“Both years that I attended the NDCA events, I was the president of our dance coaches’ association. It was so valuable to be able to connect with other state association members to learn what worked for them and how we could network together to be stronger in our home states. I’m happy to have these relationships as our association moves forward into 2018! Thanks, NDCA!”