About the DDCA Fall Coaches Conference

Each year, the DDCA hosts a Fall Conference for its members. Emphasis is placed on providing informative classes for coaches, as well as, social interaction with other members. The conference is usually a two-day event held in mid-September or early October. DDCA Members, Associate Members, Business Members, and Judges are all invited to attend. The conference location changes periodically as it travels to different areas of the State. In the past, Coaches Conference has traveled to the Oregon Coast, Pendleton, the Portland Metro Area, Salem, Central Oregon, and Eugene.

What is offered at Coaches Conference

Fellow coaches, judges, and local dance experts provide training classes to help boost your success throughout the year. Both movement classes (i.e. jazz, modern, contemporary, hip-hop and more) and educational dance classes (i.e. new coaches training, scoresheet education, music & formation classes, coaching tips) are offered. When attending conference, we encourage coaches to split up their staff and take as many classes as possible. Coaches Conference also provides an excellent opportunity to bond with your coaching staff and network with fellow coaches, judges, Board Members, and vendors.

The DDCA Fall Membership Meeting is held on the last day of Coaches Conference, typically on Sunday morning. All DDCA Members are highly encouraged to attend the meeting, whether or not they are able to participate in Coaches Conference. If your entire staff is unable to attend the meeting, please make sure at least one staff member can be present – the discussions are important, and the membership votes on the election of members to the DDCA Board of Directors, as well as other important membership issues. There is no fee for attending the meeting only.

DDCA Business Members

Business Members are encouraged to attend Coaches Conference by sponsoring a vendor booth. It is a great opportunity to market a business, develop contacts, conduct business, and network with Oregon dance team coaches.

Register to become a DDCA Business Member

Or contact the DDCA Board for more information.

Visit the DDCA Members page for more information about becoming a DDCA Member.

2017 DDCA Coaches Conference

Dates: September 16, 2017
Location: Alumni Center, University of Oregon – Eugene
Conference Registration Fees: $75

Are you interested in teaching a class or do you have helpful suggestions for our event? Please email the DDCA Board.

Our Fall Conference will be held at the Ford Alumni Center in Eugene Oregon. Coaches to Campus- Get your Ducks in a Row! We have some excellent speakers coming to our event, movement classes provided by dancers at the U of O, Drill Down certifications and more! The class schedule and descriptions are included below- know that schedule is subject to change. Any updates or changes will be announced at the conference.
And an added bonus- this year ONE MEMBER of your coaching staff can attend Fall Conference for FREE!!! We hope to see many of you in Eugene learning and growing as coaches and as a membership!