ADC Regional Dance Complex
The American Dance Center was founded in 1971 and continues to set the standards in dance education.
In 1991, the school relocated to Olympia Fields as part of the 20th anniversary celebrations. In 1997, a
two-story, state-of -the- art studio and dance boutique was established in Orland Park. The ADC East
studio and dance boutique, in downtown Homewood, opened in 2001. Now, with two locations, the 6 studio regional complex has become one of Chicago's largest and most comprehensive dance environments. 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 dancer’s stretch areas, seated lobby, executive office, costume storage and children’s 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 the only school chosen to represent the state of Illinois at the International Dance Festival in Los Angeles 1995-2016. The ADC was invited to perform their own show at the '96 World Olympics in Atlanta and performed in the 2012 Orange Bowl Half-Time Show in Miami. ADC dancers have consistently received the over-all, “Best of Show” awards at regional dance competitions.
The American Dance Center celebrates
its 46th year in Chicago Southland
with commitment and continued growth.
We look forward to another exciting year of dance, education and performances!
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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.
*American Dance Center - 10464 W. 163rd Pl. Orland Park, Il - 60467 - 708.349.4964
*American Dance Center - 1933 Ridge Road Homewood, Il - 60430 - 708.747.4969
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