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EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS FOR ADE ATTENDEES TO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS IN ORLANDO!
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Your Nationals Grand Finale Includes:
Over 40 hours of exciting and challenging dance classes and workshops! ALL STYLES: From Ballet, Contemporary, Fusion styles to Jazz, Hip-Hop, Street, Musical Theater and Tap
Technique & Conditioning Classes, Teacher Seminars & More!
Minis, Junior and Teen/Senior level convention classes with our elite and guest faculty
Performance opportunities for individuals and groups in our competition & Showdown Gala
The Norwalk Conservatory of the Arts will be offering over $20,000 in scholarships!
Stage Workshop Intensive - 2 levels
NEW: ADE's Performance Company: DREAMERS
The chance to win convention scholarships
NEW: Studio of the Year Award: CASH AWARD!
Noble Prodigy All-Star Workshop & Auditions
Emerging Choreographer Award
Talent Agency Audition
Your weekend tuition includes all classes, Movie & Pizza Night, and scholarship opportunities!
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We love parents at ADE and are happy to offer
the opportunity for you to observe our classes!
Observer bands can be purchased for the full event. We do not offer single day options at this time. Though we would love to allow everyone in class, we must take into account the dancers' safety by allotting them proper space in the classroom. For this reason, we must limit the number of observer bands sold.
Observer Wristband Policy:
Pre-registration is strongly suggested as observer bands may sell out. If still available, they will be sold at the door starting on at early check-in. All observer bands are non-refundable and may not be transferred. ADE is not responsible for lost or stolen bands. You must be accompanying a dancer to observe (children five and under may observe free of charge). Noise level and activity should be kept to a minimum out of consideration for the faculty and dancers. No cell phones, talking, videotaping or note-taking permitted. ADE reserves the right to remove anyone who is disrupting the workshop or not following security directions. Please note: You do not need an observer band to enter ADE Competition, ADE Showcase or The Scholarship Ceremony. This band allows entrance into all ADE level classes.
Stage Workshop/Opening Number Showdown Gala
We invite all registered dancers to work with one of our ADE choreographers to learn a routine that will be the performed in the Showdown Gala Grand Finale! This opportunity is available for those who are registered for the full event, and is an upgrade to their tuition. This is a great opportunity for dancers to perform on the ADE stage, and work with one of our faculty members in a more intensive and intimate setting.
All ages and levels are invited to participate
ADE Showdown Gala Grand Finale
Rate: $50 per dancer
Rehearsal will take place before and after classes with a minimum of 5 hours rehearsal and tech time.
*Workshop rehearsals will be incorporated into the class event schedule that will be updated here soon. Subject to change.
Requirements will be updated here soon.
Stage Workshop & Master Classes Prices
National Competition Rates
Competition Information, Rates and Rules & Regulations…
ADE Competition the ONLY Dance Competition that provides International Exchange Scholarships for the highest scoring eligible routines at Nationals. 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 written critiques.
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.
*NEW THIS SEASON* Any studio bringing 20 or more full paying group routines or more will receive ONE free group competition entry equal or lesser value to your smallest group routine.
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.
THE IMPROV COMPETITION
Four age categories – Minis, Junior, Teen, Senior
Dancers will get to choose their dance style, the music is randomly chosen for each dancer.
Time Limit: 50 seconds
Winner in each age category
Winners receive a $50.00 credit for ADE conventions
Minis (5-8 years old)
Juniors (9-11 years old)
Teen (12-15 years old)
Seniors (16-18 years old)
Adult (19 years old and up)
Rules & Regulations
JUDGING FOR COMPETITION
A highly qualified panel of judges will judge each entry.
All judges’ decisions will be final. Contacting or speaking to judges is strictly prohibited at all times in order to give a fair chance to all participants. Each routine will receive an Audio/Visual critique as well as written score sheets from each judge.
Dance performances will be judged on the following criteria: