The Prodigy Program is an opportunity for selected dancers to train with our elite faculty for an entire year for FREE! Events include but are not limited to Workshops, Conventions, and In-Studio Events.
Artistic Dance Exchange is excited to provide the opportunity to teach these scholarship recipients the professionalism and discipline required to become proficient in the business and art of dance while keeping a fun and exciting atmosphere.
ADE will be auditioning for this program in every city. Dancers must be registered for the convention classes in order to be eligible for Prodigy All-Star.
Prodigy All-Stars selected at ADE regional events will receive FREE convention classes and 50% stage workshop fees. This coming season, Prodigy All-Stars will be eligible to receive scholarships toward tuition for summer nationals!
9-12 years old
Teen & Seniors Advanced
13-19 years old
The Prodigy All-Stars will be able to audition during our NATIONALS for a higher scholarship: NOBLE PRODIGY
NOBLE PRODIGY GENERAL INFORMATION:
ADE will provide you with FREE Registration, FREE masterclasses, and rehearsals for as long as you are part of the Program.
Noble Dancers will get to assist our faculty on stage during all convention classes. They will also get to perform a different piece each weekend directed by Prodigy Director Kevin Frey and choreographed by the faculty.
Noble Prodigies will be given FREE observer passes for parents or guardians. Maximum of 2 per dancer for each regional event.
Nobles will be eligible for exclusive scholarships at regionals for Nationals & The DanceFest
Noble Prodigies cannot compete with a SOLO or DUET at a regional competition
They MAY still compete with their studio in all other categories (trios, groups, lines, production, etc.). You will still be to compete for your solo at Nationals and re-audition for Noble again if the age limit permits.
If a junior noble is between 12 - 13 years old, they will be available to re-audition for Noble again. The faculty will determine the age placement if they remain a Junior Noble or qualify as a Teen Noble or Teen Prodigy all-star.
DANCER OF THE YEAR
All new and current Prodigy All-Stars registered for NATIONALS, and auditioning for Noble Prodigy will have the opportunity to compete against one another for ADE DANCER OF THE YEAR.
The winner of ADE Dancer of the Year will automatically become a Noble Prodigy for the upcoming season, assist the ADE Faculty on stage, and receive 2-night hotel stays in each tour city for the entire 2024-2025 regional season!
Award value of over $10,000 per winner in education and hotel stay.
MEMBERSHIP & NATIONAL TUITION
The Prodigy All-Stars awarded at regionals will need to activate their scholarship by paying the annual membership fee of $150 if they sign up on-site or $165 if they sign up later on.
They will receive their Prodigy T-Shirt if they register on-site or at their first city attending as a Prodigy All-Star.
All Prodigies (All-Stars, Nobles, and DOTY), will need to pay for their annual membership to activate their scholarship, and also at the end of each season if they are continuing in the program.
-PRODIGY ALL-STARS. NATIONALS RATE: $420
-Early Rate Ends May 15th, 2024-
-NOBLE PRODIGIES RE-AUDITION.
NATIONALS RATE: $210 (50% Off)
-Only If Registered by March 15th, 2024-
-CURRENT DOTY WINNERS & SENIOR NOBLES GRADUATING.
NATIONALS RATE: FREE
-Only If Registered by March 15th, 2024-
Nationals Tuition Includes:
-ALL Classes + Master Classes
-Noble Prodigy Audition
-Dancer of the Year Solo Competition
(includes 1 Solo Entry, the additional solo fee will be $170)
-A Full-Length Performance Piece for the Gala with different choreographers.
-Mentorship Program Sessions
-The Industry Panel.
Professional Advice and auditions for Higher Education Programs, Agent Representation, College Scholarships & Casting Jobs
AUDITION PROCESS & RULES
1.-Register for Nationals and pay your tuition.
2. Completed Prodigy Questionnaire & Upload a High-Resolution Headshot.
Please make sure we can see your face clearly!
3. High-resolution full-body shot of you in a Prodigy shirt
We just want a clear picture of you smiling naturally in your ADE t-shirt; one that will be easily recognizable to our staff and faculty! This photo does not need to be professionally taken. Simple is best!
Once Registration Opens, Please Click on the link below to do so:
PLEASE NOTE: Late submissions will not be accepted. Deadline May 20th, 2024
Below is a more detailed breakdown of the selection process on site.
Please read through carefully so you know what to expect!
PART 2: July 6th Orientation Meeting
Parents are encouraged to attend orientation and are welcome to stay after their very own parent orientation.
PART 3: How will Noble Prodigies be selected?
1.- Performance in classes during the week. 15 %
It is incredibly important for the faculty to see how quickly you are able to pick up the material and translate it properly.
2.- Noble Prodigy Showcase Piece. 15 %
Rehearsals may be monitored randomly by staff and faculty.
3.- DOTY Solo Competition. 25 %
4.- Audition Process. 25 %
-Ballet Technique Exercise
-Commercial dance combination (Jazz/Funk or Hip-Hop)
They may also request that you improv a bit before or after your section.
You do not need to prepare anything otherwise.
5.-Prodigy Questionnaire, Prodigy Etiquette. 20%
Quality & Timeliness of your Prodigy All-Star Packet submission.
Overall ability to represent ADE faculty and staff with integrity.
A Prodigy All-Star will always be an example to fellow dancers with an exuberant positive attitude in and out of class.
A Prodigy All-Star will always be humble & respectful to the faculty, staff & other dancers.
A Prodigy All-Star will perform 100% in every class, full of energy and passion!
A Prodigy All-Star is a role model for others; always striving to improve and working hard to keep the Prodigy Program values elevated.
A Prodigy All-Star will ALWAYS show up on time, ready to dance & inspire!
PART 4: July 12th Gala Awards Ceremony & Announcements
PRODIGY ALL-STARS AUDITION PLACEMENT AT NATIONALS
All Prodigy All-Stars with expiring scholarships after Nationals could re-audition to extend their scholarship for another year if they don't become a Noble Prodigy.
NOBLE PRODIGY RE-AUDITION PROCESS
Age does not matter when auditioning to be a Noble. All auditionees go into the same audition pool. From there, the faculty decides if and where they should be placed.
If a junior noble is between 12 - 13 years old, they will be available to re-audition for Noble again. The faculty will determine the age placement if they remain a junior noble or qualify as a teen noble or teen prodigy all-star.
If you are not selected as a noble again, you will automatically be a Prodigy All-Star for another year.
NOBLE GRADUATION, PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM & EMERGING NEW ARTIST PROGRAM
Noble Prodigies who were awarded Noble status as a Senior of age at 18 will graduate to Noble Alumni at the conclusion of that year’s ADE National.
Any ADE Alumni will receive Free Lifetime Classes with ADE, and they could apply for THE EMERGING NEW ARTIST PROGRAM to continue further education with ADE.
What do I do now? What happens after I graduate from High School and my local dance studio as a young adult and want to pursue a career in dance? What are my options with my dance experience?
We all know how exciting and life-changing it gets at the time you finish High School and transition into your young adult life and perhaps college. There are lots of different feelings and emotions and your life seems to change so quickly!
ADE is looking to help bridge that gap and give an opportunity for young professionals to gather the necessary skills and guidance to continue their dance careers.
ADE sees that for many young artists, it is not always easy to get opportunities to find artistic growth during their young adult or college years, and sometimes they feel disconnected from the dance community they were in 24/7 when they were younger. This lack of opportunity makes it difficult for young dance professionals to find a place in the industry. It is our hope to provide that structure and mentorship so young dancers can find their niche in the industry.
ALL THIS IS ABOUT TO CHANGE!
OUR Dreamers will get to transition into young adult life and college but still be able to keep engaging and learning from our faculty and guest choreographers in multiple ways.
To learn more, and find out about all the opportunities, please click on the link below:
*IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware that the scholarship is ONLY valid for conventions & workshops, with no competition entries.
ADE will not tolerate inappropriate behavior. Be aware of the status and know that all eyes are on prodigies as brand ambassadors.
If found acting in an unacceptable manner by disrespecting ARTISTIC DANCE EXCHANGE or any of its customers, faculty, or staff at any time, you will be removed from the program.
Senior & Noble (16 and up) will be expected to work during the competition.
You may be asked to assist in some of the following areas:
-Working Backstage and Holding Room during our Performances.
For all shifts, please arrive on time and dressed in black pants (no dance clothing) and black shoes. You will be required to wear your Prodigy shirt, please wear it for your working shift in each city. Your apparel should be dressy-casual to present yourself in a professional manner. Crew schedule to be emailed to you prior to the workshop.
ADE DREAMERS PERFORMANCE COMPANY
PRODIGIES & NOBLES PERFORMANCE COMPANY INFO
Starting this season all current and new Prodigy & Noble dancers are invited to take advantage of this exciting new endeavor that ADE will be offering to those who are interested in pursuing a professional career in dance and the performing arts!
With THE DREAMERS PERFORMANCE COMPANY, dancers will be taken to the next level by learning in a semiprofessional setting to help develop their skills and prepare them for what’s to come in the industry.
Dancers will work with each other, learning choreography, and participating in exclusive classes designed only for them. Under the direction of Kevin Frey, each of the weekends will be a different experience designed for the dancers.
Offering a wide range of exposure to industry knowledge that will help carve the way in the dance business or any business.
Teaching the expectations and value of being an assistant and role model.
Creating professional performance opportunities so that students may actively showcase their artistic talents
Establishing effective communication channels and the importance of time management and commitment to your family, your studio, and yourself.
Each Season The Dreamers Performance Company will get to participate in a concept video that will promote the new tour and Nationals.