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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

  • Improv Competition

  • 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

Convention Tuition

Independents and Studios are welcome!

Your weekend tuition includes all classes, Dance Down Party,  and scholarship opportunities.

Full Event Convention Rates (4 DAYS)

Teacher Rate

Early Rate Ends June 1st


Teacher At The Door Rate

After June 1st


Early Convention Rate

Early Rate Ends June 1st

$300 per dancer

Standard Convention Rate

After June 1st

$350 per Dancer

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Minis: "The Dance Explorers" (4-8 years old)

Early Rate                     

After June 1st               




In Advance



At The Door





Observer Bands

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.

Pre-registration is recommended!

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.

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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

Additional Master Classes

2 Levels: Juniors and Teens/Seniors

$25 per master class. Only for dancers pre-registered to the full event. $35 AT THE DOOR

Stage Workshop Rate

$50 per dancer

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VIP Studio Rates

At ADE, a VIP Studio consists of 10 or more registered and paid dancers.


Not ready to pay for the full event?

Want to reserve your spot, but not ready to pay for the full event? By beginning the registration process and submitting a deposit, you are letting us know of your group’s interest in attending our event. We will update you with information about the specific city you are interested in attending. Space is limited, so save your spot today!

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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.