Southwest Organizers Conference—important deadlines!

by Linda Henry, CDSS Outreach Manager, on behalf of the SWROC Steering Committee

Dear Dance Organizers,

copy-ann-large-extendedIn case you haven’t heard the news, CDSS is co-sponsoring the Southwest Regional Organizers Conference (SWROC) that’s coming right up on Sept 19-21, 2014 in Albuquerque, NM. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to gather with dance organizers from across the SW and bring lots of new resources, connections and energy back to your home community!

Here are some IMPORTANT deadlines…

August 5 is the last day to register for the early bird rate. Please visit this link and register soon! After this date, the fee will go up to $100. Scholarships are still available, and here are other ideas to help pay your way.

August 19 is the date the $68 hotel discount rate will increase to market price. Only a limited number of rooms are available for the conference, and hotel rooms are beginning to fill. We have no guarantee of room availability after this date, so please finalize your plans and make a reservation soon! (See Lodging info included in registration info.)

The SWROC Program Committee has lined up a skilled and enthusiastic team of session leaders. They’ll be providing many resources and tools to help strengthen our dance organizations, increase attendance, encourage youth participation and much more. Visit the Program info on the website for a list of session topics and leaders.

This weekend will also offer plenty of chances for talking shop, sharing stories, dancing and having fun with fellow organizers. It’s the first of its kind in the Southwest corner of the U.S and is SURE to impact dance communities throughout the region for years to come!

Got questions? Please contact the SWROC Steering Committee at or call 480-893-3328.

Know any dance organizers in the Southwest? Please refer them to the SWROC website and invite them to come. For glimpses of other conferences co-sponsored by CDSS, visit this link.

We hope to see you in Albuquerque in September!