Ace Ensemble

The Ensemble Program is designed to give students additional performance opportunities throughout the year. We are a loving and supportive community of dancers, parents, and faculty. Dancers cast into the Ensemble are required to take multiple classes during the week and attend weekly rehearsal to bring their dance training to the next level. Ensemble performers also represent Ace Dance Academy as positive role models throughout the community. Placement and casting into the Ensemble is by audition only and at the discretion of the directors. The Ace Ensemble includes our thriving Solo/Duo/Trio Program as well as the Pre-Professional Program for dancers who wish to focus on a specific goal of professional dance training. Auditions take place each year in the spring. Our greater dance community is striving to provide many types of opportunities at this time, including in-person, virtual live stream, and video submissions. We are thrilled to continue with a fun-filled Ensemble Program in our ever-changing world!


2021-2022 Audition Information

Ace Ensemble 2021-2022 Info - PDF

21-22 Dance Captain Application & Info - PDF

21-21 SDT Application & Info - PDF

21-22 Self-Choreographed SDT Application & Info - PDF

Aisha Horley Ensemble Grant - PDF


Friday, May 21st at Ace

    4:00-5:20p   Ensemble Audition: Levels White, Red, Yellow, Teal
    5:30-7:00p   Ensemble Audition: Levels Navy, Magenta, Burgundy
    7:15-7:45p   Pre-Professional Audition
    7:55-8:10p   Self-Choreographed Solo, Duo, or Trio Audition

Audition based on your highest level of ballet, contemporary, or jazz class during the 20-21 school year. Login to your customer portal to sign up today!

Please note times listed above are subject to change based on the number of dancers who sign up to audition. Deadline to sign up for auditions is Thursday, May 13th.

Requirements to Audition for Ensemble:

   • 7 years old by September 1, 2021
   • At least 1 year of dance training

Requirements to Audition for the Pre-Professional Program:

    • 10 years old by September 1, 2021
    • At least 1 year on Ensemble
    • Attendance at all mandatory performances in previous year

Requirements to Audition for a Self-Choreographed Solo, Duo, Trio:

    • 13 years old by September 1, 2021
    • At least 1 year in Solo, Duo, Trio Program
    • Enrollment in Technique & Choreography Intensive Summer 2021

To Audition:

    • Wear a leotard and tights or close fitting dance top and pants, bring all dance shoes
    • Wear hair secured back neatly, have a professional appearance
    • Select dancers in the 4:00p Audition may be asked to stay for the 5:30p Audition
    • Dancers who wish to attend the Pre-Professional or Self-Choreographed Solo, Duo, Trio Auditions must attend either the 4:00p or 5:30p Audition

To Register for the Audition:

Login to your customer portal and enroll in the appropriate audition(s) by Thursday, May 13th:
    1. 21-22 Ensemble Audition A (Levels White, Red, Yellow, Teal)
    2. 21-22 Ensemble Audition B (Levels Navy, Magenta, Burgundy)
    3. 21-22 Pre-Professional Program Audition
    4. 21-22 Self-Choreographed Solo, Duo, Trio Audition


20-21 Performances & Events


Sept 19       Ensemble Parade & Party

Nov 11        Dupree Solo/Duo/Trio Audition (video submission or in person)     

Dec 11        SDT, Pre-Professional, & Ensemble Virtual Holiday Performance



Jan 23          Filming for Outreach Video

Jan 24          Adjudication Day

Mar 12-14     Spotlight Dance Competition - Crowne Plaza, Concord/Walnut Creek

Apr 17          Ensemble Convention Experience (2:00-5:00p) - at Ace

Apr 18         Audition Workshop - Pre-Professional ONLY (2:00-4:00p) - at Ace

Apr 23         2021-2022 Ensemble Informational Meeting (7:00-8:00p) - via Zoom

May 7-9        Dupree Dance Convention/Competition - Hyatt Regency SF Airport, Burlingame

May 20         KAR Dance Competition - San Ramon Marriott

May 21         2021-2022 Ace Ensemble Auditions

June 23-27   Ace End of the Year Production at Bruns Amphitheater (Cal Shakes) in Orinda 



To dance is to be out of yourself.
Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.

~Agnes De Mille