The 6th American Dance Competition
Dancers From Around the Globe Vie to be the Best.
Orlando/Daytona Beach, Fl. -March 4-6, 2011-
American Dance Competition, one of the leading International Ballet Competitions in the World, is back in Orlando/Daytona for its’ 6th Annual Competition.
ADC is a non-profit, Scholarship Competition for the pre-professional student. Dancers no longer need to fly around the country numerous times a year to audition for different companies, exhausting their savings & time. ADC is a one stop event: we’ve created a platform where we bring the esteemed professionals, contracts & scholarships to the dancer. With a depressed economy, jobs are hard enough to come by, let alone in the arts industry, which naturally takes a back seat in the US. We’ve taken it upon ourselves to offer positions to companies such as: Atlanta Ballet, Ajkun Ballet Theatre- NY, Orlando Ballet, Sarasota Ballet, Walnut Hill School for the Arts- MA, Tulsa Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Louisville Ballet, Joffrey Ballet- NYC, and even companies overseas in Italy & China. In addition to Scholarships, Contracts, & Prizes, we also Honor a very special person to the City of Orlando, and to the Dance Community at Large. An honorary award is given in memory of the Great Fernando Bujones – Former Orlando Ballet Artistic Director, American Ballet Theatre Principal Danseur for over 20 yrs.
There are several competitive rounds.
Round II – Saturday, March 5th – Open to Public (Free Admission)
Round II – will be held at the News-Journal Center, 221 N. Beach St. Daytona Beach, Fl. 32114 9:30am- 9:30pm
American Dance Competition is one of the most talked about competitions in the world. Competitors coming from All over USA, Hong Kong, China, Switzerland, Panama, and Singapore. And, ranging from the student looking to get noticed for the first time, to Gold Medal winners from other countries, to the nationally televised competitors like Arcadian Broad – America’s Got Talent, Ellen & Austen Acevedo from Paula Abdul’s New Live to Dance Series.
ADC was founded in 2005, and it’s 1st Annual Competition was in the lovely city of Palm Beach. Since then headquarters have moved to Orlando, Fl. and have remained for the last five years, bringing cultural diversity & inspiration to the city. As ADC continues to grow, its’ creating this buzz worldwide, partly due to our expansion into Europe and the Far East, and partly due to our talented and even nationally televised competitors.
The key elements to our past successes include the caliber, esteem & superstar nature of our Judging Officials and scoring system. One of the most esteemed, Grandfathers of Dance, Ben Stevenson, joined us in 2007 as the Panel Chairman. In subsequent years, we’ve welcomed star studded Principals from American Ballet Theatre, Houston Ballet, Miami City Ballet, to name a few.
We’ve implemented a very unique way of judging, not seen anywhere else in the world. The competition has different rounds, but rounds have always elicited the nature of elimination. We’ve designed a new way, catering to the pre-professional student and their needs to continue their training & education in dance. They are first seen in Round 1, by the judges, in a studio setting, throughout many different classes ranging from: ballet technique, variations en pointe, and contemporary choreography, with the purpose to evaluate all participants on the same playing field. The score earned during this round is carried over and weighs heavily in the latter rounds.
In 2009, ADC entered into a strategic alliance with a Chinese based entertainment conglomerate, to bring the idea of ADC to the Far East and to educate the locals in the American style of competitive dancing. We are launching a sister company, ADC INTERNATIONAL, to be piloted in Shanghai, in the summer of 2011.
Our goal at ADC is to bridge amateur dancers into professional careers. We plan to continue achieving excellence & prestige throughout the International Dance Community. The platform we’ve created brings over 100 competitors from all over the world, ages 7- 21, to compete for prizes, cash, scholarships, contracts, honor, and the recognition of the dance world.