Bridging the gap between classroom studies and the professional stage, the American Dance Center brings recognition and performing outlets to the suburban area. Emphasizing the joy of movement, the school offers nationally recognized programs for pre- school through professional levels. State certified to teach college level classes, the ADC offers one of the most comprehensive opportunities in the area for young men and women to develop their talents. This progressive system of study provides student showcases, professional performances, scholarship opportunities and career counseling.
As the official school of the American Dance Center Ballet and the areas highly successful dinner/show experience, Holiday Fantasy, students have the opportunity to study and dance with professionals from major dance companies and the entertainment industry. The studio has also worked in association with Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera and Walt Disney Productions.
Regional Dance Complex The American Dance Center was founded in 1971 and continues to set the standards in dance education. The two story facility in Orland Park and spacious, downtown Homewood locations provide a regional approach to dance. Both Centers feature multiple, large, state-of-the art studios with high ceilings, sprung floors, double mounted barres, full-length mirrors, surround-sound, gift and dancewear shop, snack, video and dancers stretch areas, seated lobby, executive office, costume storage and childrens party center. Taking Dance One Step Further Unique in its concept, the ADC has received Congressional Recognition Awards for the Performing Arts and numerous artistic honors from the Illinois Arts Council and Office of the Governor of Illinois. ADC directors, Jack and Kathleen Villari have been recognized as Outstanding Dance Educators of America for their innovative program of studies, world-wide literary works, and original productions featuring international dancers including Bolshoi Ballet soloists.
The ADC was selected outstanding dance school of Illinois by the Young Americans National Invitational and won first place honors at the International Dance Festival in Hollywood, 1995, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009. It was the only Illinois school invited to perform its own show at the 96 World Olympics in Atlanta and has consistently received the overall, Best of Show award at regional dance competitions.
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(708) 349-496410464 W 163rd Pl Orland Park, IL 60467