Ace Ensemble 2020-2021

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!


Audition Requirements

Ensemble: Dancers must be 7 years old and have at least 1 year of dance training

Solo/Duo/Trio Program: Dancers must have at least 1 year in the Ensemble

Pre-Professional Program: Dancers must be 10 years old and have at least 1 year in the Ensemble


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

Spring TBD   Spring Competition

Mar 12-14    Spotlight Dance Competition - Chabot College Performing Arts Center, Hayward

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

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