The Academy Dance Company at Bapa School
ADC was created in 1987 by the renowned
Ann Avery Burton as an opportunity for the students of the school to
further expand their skills and talents in ballet, above and beyond
their formally scheduled classes. Dancers audition each year for the
Company, and each dancer must exhibit a clear aptitude in ballet and
other dance styles. As member of ADC dancers are given the additional
opportunity of performing in two ballets per year, working with
visiting Professional Master Teachers, Choreographers and Professional
Dancers. This is the perfect forum for committed dancers to develop
and share their passion and dancing talent with their community.
ADC is lead by Marsha Newton the Artistic Director, Bethany Butts as
Ballet Mistress and an Artistic Teaching Team.
ADC Dancers range in age from nine to eighteen
years old; ADC represents a collaboration by the
dancers that crosses all ages in performance. There are four levels within the Company, placement is decided by the Ballet Mistress. Dancers have the opportunity to take the following disciplines:
The focus of ADC is to provide an excellent level of dance training, with a focus on ballet. All dancers get the opportunity to perform regularly throughout the season in each dance discipline they are taking in weekly classes. We aim to give each dancer as much stage performance time as possible.
Entrance to ADC is by ballet audition, please contact
the studio for more information.