The Ace Ensemble is an interdisciplinary program for dancers, ages 7-18, to bring the joy of dance out into the Bay Area community and beyond. We thrive on crafting artistically driven work that challenges our dancers to become better technicians and emotionally expressive individuals while bringing a smile to the face of our audiences. In addition to competition, we also participate in our local parade, dance at theme parks, and perform for retirement communities. Our aim is to continue to cultivate confidence, integrity, artistry, and community building with our dancers so they grow to be well rounded, compassionate people who continually strive for excellence in all aspects of life.

Performances and Events for 2019-2020

Walnut Festival Twilight Parade

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 6:00p

Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA


Willows Outreach Performance

Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 3:30p

Walnut Creek, CA


 Ace Dance Academy's Holiday Party

Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 3:30p

Vista Grande Elementary School, Danville, CA


Diamond Terrace Outreach Performance

Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 4:00p

Diamond Terrace, Clayton, CA


Adjudication Day

Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 2:00p

Vista Grande Elementary School, Danville, CA


Dupree Dance Expo Convention/Competition

Friday-Sunday, February 14-16, 2020

Hyatt Regency, Burlingame, CA


The Movement Dance Competition

Friday-Sunday, February 28-March 1, 2020

Dublin High School, Dublin, CA


Artists Simply Human (optional performance)

Friday-Sunday, March 20-22, 2020

Santa Clara Marriott, Santa Clara, CA


Spotlight Dance Cup

Friday-Sunday, March 27-29, 2020

Chabot College, Hayward, CA


Ace Dance Academy's End of the Year Production

Dress Rehearsals: June 8-9, 2020

Ace Production Weekend: June 13-14, 2020

Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center, San Ramon, CA



AUDITIONS for the 2020-2021 Ensemble

Date: April 17, 2020

4:00-5:30p | Levels White, Red, Yellow, Teal

5:30-7:00p | Levels Navy, Magenta, Burgundy

7:15-7:45p | Pre-Professional Program

7:45-8:00p | Self-Choreographed Solo, Duo, or Trio Audition

Audition based on your highest level of ballet, jazz, or contemporary during the 19-20 school year session.

*Must be ages 7+ with at least one year of dance training

Ensemble Info Sheet - PDF

Solo, Duo, Trio Info Sheet/Application - TBA

Dance Captain Application - TBA


For more information about our Ensemble Program, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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

~Agnes De Mille