The Academy Dance Alliance (ADA) is The Academy's National award winning competitive performing dance team under the artistic direction of Sherry Moray and Team Directors led by Ricky Ruiz, Tracy Pearson, Tristan Bruns, Justin Tyda, Martin Bronson, Brian Hare, and Carrie Nicastro, Jami Menke and Susan Skrzymowski.
Pots and Pans - ADA Tap Team Production
Company members are selected by annual auditions or invitation only. Academy Dance Alliance dancers have the opportunity to compete on a regional and national level in Tap, Contemporary Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Ballet, and Hip-Hop in solo, duet/trio, small group, and large group divisions. The company has had tremendous success over the years receiving numerous 1st place overall awards regionally and nationally. Many of the Academy Dance Alliance soloists have won coveted regional and national dance competition scholarships and titles. Listed below are the team levels, average age of each team and approximate amount of training required in order to audition.
|All Team Member Placement is decided by both age and skill level|
Auditions for the Academy Dance Alliance take place annually in the summer and at the beginning of the Academy school year. Please contact the front desk at (630) 495-4940 or check our Events Calendar for more information on the next ADA Auditions. Dancers interested in the "Alliance" for the future can take Company technique classes to help prepare them for joining the Team.
De-Lovely - Clara and Rodrigo Tap Duet
Complete packet of rules and regulations for the Academy Dance Alliance may be picked up at the front desk or will be sent out by request. If you are selected for the Academy Dance Alliance, there will be costs involved for competition fees, costumes, workshop fees, and other related expenses. The complete packet of ADA information gives parents estimated costs. The Academy front desk will be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding our "National Award Winning Alliance" Team.