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                                    AMERICAN DANCE CENTER   
                    49 Years of Dance Education and Entertainment                                        A Tradition of Excellence... A Legacy of Dance

2019 Illinois Delegates - International Dance Excellence Festival, Anaheim, California

2017 Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida  - Dance the World Performers 

2016 Villari Family inducted into the Homewood Hall of Fame

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 -2019

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 Dancers were thrilled to be part of Chicago's Thanksgiving Day Parade for the 5th year in a row!
 ADC Intermediate and Advanced tappers joined the Chicago Human Rhythm Project and continued to spread the joy that dance brings by tappin down State Street! The Parade was broadcast locally and nationally on WGN TV ! Thank you to all who joined us Thanksgiving morning for what has become a memorable ADC tradition! 
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 Invitational with their High School dance teams! 
We'd like to extend a special congratulations to the Carl Sandburg Varsity Eagelettes who placed 1st out of over 30 top dance teams and Junior Varsity placing 3rd! 
It's been a pleasure having both teams every week at ADC for conditioning and technique classes! Keep working hard!
              Introducing our 2019 - 2020
            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. 
                   ADC welcomes in the holidays at the Village of Homewood's Holiday Lights Festival                                                                                  Friday, December 6th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm! 
The popular ADC tradition continues with our Holiday Dancing 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, visits with Santa and more!

"The ADC Homewood was one of the highlights of the evening! We loved the Living Ballerina Dolls in the holiday windows! So beautiful!
- 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
Dancers of RADIANCE and VIBRANCE were featured performers on the WGN Morning News Block Party Live broadcast in Homewood! We were honored to represent the Village of Homewood and will continue to share the Love of Dance with our community! 
Thank you to all who tuned in and came out to support us!
.For the 5th year in a row, dancers from our 
RADIANCE and VIBRANCE Performance Teams
 were invited guests and presented their own 
exhibition performance!  Great job to all! GO ADC! 
RADIANCE dancers kicked off the new year as guest performers at Carl Sandburg HS Girls Varsity Basketball Game! 
Thank you for sharing the love and true team spirit with our VIBRANCE dancers who represented the ADC and the State of Illinois at the Dance Excellence International Dance Festival in LA this Spring!

       ADC Performance Teams showcased new choreography at at the Grand Music Hall Theater for 
Six Flags Great America's Dance Fest! 

Great performance, awesome support and love from all our family and friends and the weather held off allowing us some fun in the sun at the park!

    TO BE ANNOUNCED               JANUARY 2020!


 We are thrilled to have been invited to dance down          Chicago's Michigan Avenue as part of the
            Magnificent Mile Lights Festival                      Saturday, November 23rd, 5:00-7:00 pm!

50 ADC dancers will be part of the exciting dance production and join an incredible procession including a grand tree lighting of one million lights, spectacular floats, helium-filled balloons, marching bands, top musical performers, appearances by Benny the Bull, Hubert the Lion and other well-known Chicago mascots and a grand finale fireworks show over the Chicago River!

Tune in to ABC 7 Chicago for the parade broadcast  Sunday, November 24 at 6:00 pm! It will then be syndicated to the entire nation during the month of December!
For more info on the full weekend event schedule click on the photo to the left to link you to the site!

        RADIANCE Junior Performance Team 
     returned to entertain the crowds with a special       Halloween themed show and added to all of the fun 
   at Orland Square Mall for their annual Boo Bash! 
  Thank you to all who came out and celebrated your                        Fall festivities with us!