WHY ADE'S COMPETITION?
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(10 or more dancers registered to the convention)
Pre-registration is required by October 1st!
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ADE is proud to provide a supportive and comfortable environment where dancers can showcase their talents, receive constructive critiques from ADE Faculty and Judges, and enhance their skills through the process. Each routine will receive audio and video critiques.
Independents and Groups are welcome!
ADE has one of the most state-of-the art production set-up in the industry.
Complete custom stage decks with marley, tap mics, video wall, NEW theater LED wings, and a customized video and lighting design for each of the competition routines.
ADE stage production will take your routines into the next level!
ADE is the ONLY Dance Competition that provides International Exchange Scholarships for the highest scoring eligible routines at Nationals.
Qualifying dancers during the US National event are given the opportunity to be hosted in another country and perform in accepting country’s national dance festival.
Qualifying dancers during partnered country’s regionals are given the opportunity to be hosted in NYC and perform in ADE’s national event.
ADE offers two different levels for dancers to compete!
Gold Level (Beginner-Intermediate). Recommended for dancers with 0-3 years of dance training.
Platinum Level (Intermediate - Advanced). Recommended for dancers with 3+ years of dance training.
Studio Owners, please contact us to confirm pricing, discounts, and incentives at
*Standard Rate applies 1 month before each event
Four age categories – Minis, Junior, Teen, Senior (depending on enrollment)
Time Limit: 50 seconds
Winner in each age category (depending on enrollment)
Winners receive a $50.00 credit for ADE conventions
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Ballet - technique with classical movement, reflecting a ballet style. Use of pointe shoes is permitted.
Contemporary - routine that draws from modern, lyrical and ballet movements. Maximum of 3 acrobatic skills permitted.
Jazz - technique with up-tempo music. Maximum of 3 acrobatic skills permitted.
Lyrical - style of Jazz & Ballet technique demonstrating clean, classical lines while emphasizing emotional interpretation of the lyrics in the music. Maximum of 3 acrobatic skills permitted.
Musical Theatre - style that interprets a song from a Musical, Movie or Broadway show. Can involve (but not required) the dancer(s) lip-syncing the words to the music.
Acrobatic – style of dance with acrobatics, emphasizing flexibility and aerial tricks.
Hip Hop/Street – style rooted in urban social dancing and often calls for the dancer to freestyle (improvisation) and can include breaking, popping, locking, crumping etc.
Tap - Any recorded tap sounds on the music track will be a deduction of 10 points. (Clogging routines should not be categorized as a tap entry but under “Specialty”)
Open - specific or combination of any style of dance.
Specialty - style of dance with a focus on a special talent: ballroom, ethnic/folk, character, song & dance, etc.