A work choreographed and performed by HopeCollege senior Michael Kaffka of Naperville, Ill., was selected to be performed during the Gala Concert of the 2008 East Central Regional Conference of the American College Dance Festival Association on Saturday, March 8.

Kaffka's work, titled "Singin' in the Rain Part II," was one of only 12 chosen to be performed from among 37 other dances representing 24 colleges and universities.

Founded in the early 1970s, the American College Dance Festival Association (ACDFA) exists to support and affirm the role of dance in higher education primarily through the sponsorship of college/university regional conferences and national festivals. More than 300 institutions are members of the association, which is divided into 10 regions. The East Central region includes institutions in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio.

The East Central Regional Conference ran Wednesday-Saturday, March 5-8, and was held at WesternMichiganUniversity in Kalamazoo. The Gala Concert, which was the conference's culmination, was held at the university's Shaw Theatre.