AMERICAN DANCE CENTER  
                   47 Years of Dance Education and Entertainment                                       A Tradition of Excellence... A Legacy of Dance
    
    2017 Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida  - Dance the World Performers

       2016 Illinois Delgates - International Dance Excellence Festival, Anaheim. California
       
       2013 Harlem Globetrotters Half-Time Show
     
       2012 Orange Bowl Half-Time Dancers  - Miami, Florida

       Voted "Best Dance School in Chicago Southland", SouthtownStar Newspaper 22 years straight

The Villari’s chosen Outstanding Dance Educators of America, Dance Magazine.

Named one of “21 Leaders in the Arts for the 21st Century” The Star Newspapers.

      11th Annual Holiday Fantasy dinner theater production selected “One of the top 10 shows in Chicago.”

Featured performers at the 1996 Summer World Olympics, Atlanta, Georgia.

Selected Illinois delegates - International Dance Festival, L.A. - 1995 -2016

Performances at Disneyland, Great America, Chicago’s Navy Pier, Donald E. Stevens Convention Center,              Drury Lane Theater, Chicago Apparel Center, Park West, Chicago Theater, Hemmen’s Theatre. 

Received Congressional Recognition Awards for the Performing Arts.

Artistic honors from the Illinois Arts Council and Office of the Governor of Illinois.

Olympia Fields Proclamation, celebrating American Dance Center Day, for Silver Anniversary Week.

Established Outreach Park District Dance classes for 15 area communities.

Developed credited dance classes for Prairie State College, Governors State University
       and Chicago  Conservatory College.    
                                   
Seven-time Best of Show winner, National Dance Olympus Competition and Teacher’s Choice Award.

       Coordinated shows with Walt Disney, Warner Bros. and Hanna-Barbera Productions.

Trained regional and state winners for Miss America, Miss Teen and Miss Pre-Teen.

Choreographer and  production dancers for  Mrs. Illinois America Pageant , 2007-2014

Performed at International Association for World Peace, Mayor Daley special event.

Featured performers in the Dance Chicago-invitational series Athenaeum Theater, 10 years. 

Invitational-National Tap Dance Day, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Vittum Theater.

Choreographed ADC dancers for Midwest Beauty Show, John Amico national hair and beauty conventions

Gala performances for Infant Welfare Society and Louis Vitton Chicago State Street.

Performed for the Meeting Professionals- International Award Show, Chicago’s Park West Theater

Danced in Chicago’s State Street Thanksgiving Day Parade

Performed for Homewood New Year’s Eve celebration-4 yrs., Community Arts Festival, 2 yrs.

Choreographer for Chicago Sting-Honey Bees Cheerleaders, Milwaukee Bucks half time show, Harlem                    Globetrotters Pre-game entertainment

Classical ballet soloist for Mayor Daley’s 2007 AIBA World Boxing Championship.

Exclusive dancers for “Weird Al” Yankovic Show, 2007.

Established one of the area’s largest scholarship programs for dance training.

ADC master classes with Joffrey Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Centre de Le Danse, Paris, France.

Official school of the American Dance Center Ballet, area’s first professional level company.

Combined ballet with symphony for the first time in south suburbs ‘73.

Created Hansel and Gretel, Chicago’s longest-running original ballet, 23 years.

Choreographed Russian gold medalists and Bolshoi Ballet soloists in ADC ballet.

Commissioned soloists from American Ballet Theater, Joffrey Ballet, New York City and Zurich Ballet

Subsidized over 68,000 children for ADC school field trip programs.

Featured on CBS-Channel 2-Morning News

Special Dance for Sports classes featured on NBC, Channel 5.

Performed for Serbian Radio’s Anniversary celebration, 3 years.

American Dance Center documentary, Continental Cable.

"Making of a Holiday Tradition" documentary, Jones Cable

Dancers of Tomorrow, documentary, Multimedia, Time Warner and Jones Cable.




ADC Productions and  RADIANCE Dancers
spread their holiday cheer and added to Chicago's        festivities with their Holiday performance
at Navy Pier's 15th Annual Winter Wonderfest!

              
          
ADC Dancers are thrilled to be part of Chicago's Thanksgiving Day Parade for the fourth year in a row! ADC Intermediate and Advanced tappers will join the Chicago Human Rhythm Project and continue to spread the joy that dance brings by tappin down State Street! The Parade will be broadcast locally and nationally on WGN TV ! Join us Thanksgiving morning from 8:00 - 11:00 am for what has become a memorable ADC tradition!

  "ADC in Action"
ADC Productions dancers shared their love of dance with Chicago with a surprise Flash Mob! Thank you to all of the friends and family who came out to support us!
RADIANCE Dancers kicked off the Fall Season with a super fun
           Back to School' Show at Orland Square Mall!
     Congratulations on a great start to the newSeason!
ADC Productions and Radiance Dancers                         were featured performers at
              Mokena's Festa Italiana!             
  ADC Productions and Radiance dancers entertained the crowds at Homewood's Fall Fest!

ADC's thrilling Halloween performances have become a tradition throughout Chicagoland! 
ADC Dancers have been featured performers at Chicago's Navy Pier, Cultural Center,
Daley Plaza, Mokena's Halloween Hallow and this year at Orland Square's Boo Bash!
         The ADC was 'Back in Action' on stage
June 9th at the Marian Catholic High School Theater.

ADC Productions and Radiance dancers performed    pieces from their Disney World stage show and High School Juniors and Seniors  presented  their 'Solo Works". Congratulations to all!
          
ADC Productions and Radiance Dancers traveled to Orlando, Florida to represent the ADC in 'Dance the World' at Walt Disney World! The dancers presented their own show, with original choreography from 6 ADC instructors, at Epcot Center's World Showplace Theater, were featured performers in Disney's Main Street Parade and attended an exciting awards gala dinner and dance party, with a surprise visit from Mickey & his crew!
DANCIN AT DISNEY!
Congratulations to all of the ADC Dancers who competed at the IHSA Dance Invitiational with their High School dance teams and the special finale performance by ADC's 2017-18 PerformanceTeams RADIANCE and VIBRANCE!

This is the 4th year in a row that we have been invited Guest Performers! GO ADC!


           
              

    
     
VIBRANCE and RADIANCE Performance Teams
performed in Chicago's Little Italy for Bacci Fest!  Thank you to all who came out for an afternoon of great food, festivities and entertainment!


VIBRANCE and RADIANCE Performance Team Dancers were featured performers at this year's Boo Bash
at Orland Square!
What a fun afternoon of tricks & treats and Halloween fun sharing with our community and ADC family!

             Introducing our 2017
           ADC VIBRANCE and RADIANCE
             Performance Teams!

        Dedicated American Dance Center dancers who are interested in making a greater commitment to their love of dance are selected through auditions. Our non- competitive Performing Arts teams train in all styles of dance, meet weekly to work on their technique, learn new choreography from ADC's professional choreographers and serve as positive role models to all of our students. These dancers have additional opportunities to perform throughout Chicagoland and nationwide sharing the Joy of Dance. We aim to teach our dancers to respect themselves and others, to continue to strive for excellence and to serve as leaders both in and out of the studio.
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ADC welcomes in the holidays at the Village of Homewood's Holiday Lights Festival again this year! The popular ADC tradition continues, with our Dancing Ballerina Dolls coming to life in our festive windows! Other featured events include an outdoor market place, tree lighting ceremony, live ice carvings, unique dining and shopping opportunities, musical trolly rides,
a real reindeer petting zoo, visits with Santa and more!
Join us Friday, December 1st and celebrate the joy and wonders of Winter with your ADC family!
"The ADC Homewood was one of the highlights of the evening! We loved the Living Ballerina Dolls in the holiday windows and photos with the Sugar Plum Fairy!"- Susan L.
The windows at ADC were AWESOME! Thanks for taking the time to put on such a beautiful and impressive display! It was really a great way to show off what a great place we have here in Homewood for the fine art of dance. Thank you." - Kari H.
DANCE INVITATIONAL