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Moving Together: ACDA Pre-Conference Workshop

Moving Together: American College Dance Association Pre-Conference Workshop

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Florence J. Gillmor Hall

About the Moving Together Conference

As a precursor to the 2024 Northwest Region American College Dance Association Conference, hosted by Weber State University, Westminster University is offering a limited-space independent half-day workshop that invites participants to arrive early and experience an intimate, inclusive experience in Salt Lake City, before heading north to Ogden for the larger ACDA conference. This is the first time an ACDA Conference host has partnered with an independent activity, creating an exciting model where institutions work together to cultivate a connected arts community. The workshop is open for registration to all community members, although ACDA Conference registrants will receive a discount code for the pre-conference event. 

The Wednesday morning pre-conference features an interdisciplinary dance workshop with NYC-based dancer Jesse Zaritt and local composer Michael Wall, who are longtime collaborators, along with a screening of the film, “Moving Together” by Austin-based filmmaker Maggie Bailey. The film, which premiered at Lincoln Center in January 2023, celebrates the collaboration between dancers and musicians, moving seamlessly between Flamenco, Modern, and New Orleans Second Line dance forms, thereby emphasizing the powerful threads of connection among dance styles, dance artists, and music. Through Maggie Bailey's direction and editing, artists Michelle N. Gibson (New Orleans Second Line dancer/choreographer), Thaddeus Ford (Jazz musician), Isaí Chacón (Flamenco musician/singer), Olivia Chacón (Flamenco dancer), Michael Wall (composer), and Jesse Zaritt (contemporary dance artist), reveal the timely metaphors of embodied connection, community-building, and compassion that emerge as humans move together. 

Workshop Schedule 

8:30–9:00 a.m. Registration 
9:00–10:30 a.m. Collaborative dance class with live music taught by Jesse Zaritt and Michael Wall 
10:30–11:00 a.m.  Workshop participants connect over provided snacks/break 
11:00 a.m.–1:15 p.m. “Moving Together” Screening and artist panel/q&a with Maggie Bailey, Michael Wall, Jesse Zaritt 
1:30 p.m.  Workshop ends/Coordinated transportation to Ogden for ACDA Conference participants 

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Registration deadlines are aligned with the ACDA Conference deadlines.  

Registrant Type Deadline Fee
Early registration – Northwest Region ACDA Participant  December 15, 2023 $25*
Early Registration – Community Member  December 15, 2023 $40
Regular registration – Northwest Region ACDA Participant  March 1, 2024 $35*
Regular Registration – Community Member  March 1,2024 $50

*discount code will be mailed after registering for ACDA. You can register for the 2024 Northwest Region ACDA Conference. 

Please register online in advance. Online registration accepts credit card payment and there are no registration refunds. If the registration fee is a barrier to your participation in the pre-conference workshop, please email Meghan Wall at for information about scholarship registration.  


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We're happy to accommodate any special needs you may have in order to participate in this event. Reasonable prior notice is required to arrange accommodations for people with disabilities.