ADC Company

AVANTI’s Performance Company is a national award-winning collective of young artists, ages 6-18, who show extreme devotion to dance and aspire to take their abilities to the next level. Company members train extensively in classical dance (ballet and pointe) and commercial dance (contemporary, modern, jazz, lyrical, tap and hip-hop).

As a result, ADC Performance company members become extremely versatile, well-rounded dancers and performers. Company members have the opportunity to take a wide variety of technique and style classes throughout the week, including choreography sessions with top guest and faculty choreographers, where the dancers work fervently on pieces which are presented at competitions regionally and nationally, as well as having the opportunity to attend in-house master classes and workshops taught by respected industry professionals throughout the year.

While Performance Company is a competitive dance company, members are also able to contribute through their performances at community charitable events. Company members gain more than just dance training; they are a close-knit family who share a unique bond in their passion for dance. Drawing strength from each other, they gain confidence and an outstanding worth ethic that will continue to be a solid foundation helping them in all aspects of their life.


Performance Company Annual Events

  • 3-4 Regional Competitions
  • 1 National Competition
  • 1-2 Conventions
  • Annual Student Showcase
  • Community/Collaboration Shows
    (may vary from year to year)

Why ADC Company?

What is truly special about our Performance Company is how we develop each dancer to be not only a remarkable, multifaceted performer but also an active member of the dance community. These dancers graduate from our program with a deep understanding of the art form and a network of inspiring artists, like themselves.

What you should know: ADC Performance Company is an audition-based dance program for the dedicated dancer looking to train at a pre-professional level and have multiple performance opportunities annually. Company Members must be able to commit to an expected level of training usually requiring a minimum number of hours per week based on age and company level (see below) as well as participate in the mandatory Summer Dance Intensive. Additional obligations include participating in a short season of dance competitions and performances from April to July.

Petite-Company (Ages 6-8)
Will train 7.00 hours per week including group choreography. Dancers must compete in a minimum of one group dance per season. In addition, dancers are invited to compete a solo, duet or trio.

Junior-Teen-Senior Company (Ages 8-18)
Will train between 10.00-15.00 hours per week depending on the number of group dances the dancer is competing with.  Dancers must compete in a minimum of two groups but may compete in up to six groups dances.  In addition, dancers are invited to compete a solo, duet or trio.

What is Pre-Company?

If you have a dancer who loves to dance and perform, this is a great introductory competitive program created for young beginning to intermediate level dancers who are new to competing.  This program is also great for intermediate level older dancers who require a lessor hourly commitment each week.  While this program is a lighter weekly schedule and competition commitment than Company, it is still structured towards developing a strong technical foundation.  Pre-Company dancers must compete in a minimum of one group but may compete in up to two groups dances. Choreography rehearsals will be in a weekly class setting.  Pre-Company dancers will compete their group dance(s) at a maximum of three local regional dance competitions between March-June.   Pre-Company dancers are also required to participate in our annual Student Showcase and will have other opportunities to perform on stage locally through several community events.

Pre-Company Annual Events

  • 3 Regional Competitions
  • Annual Student Showcase
  • Festival of Children (Optional)
  • OC Fair (Optional)
  • Convention (Optional)

Why ADC Pre-Company?

This program focuses on developing a solid foundation, training will be more serious than at a recreational level however still lighter than at the Company level.  Pre-Company provides multiple performance opportunities, preparing dancers for stage performance and the competitive arena, dancers will gain a better understanding of choreography, form team building skills, create friendships and have fun!

Little Stars (Ages 3-5)
Requires 3.00 hours per week of dance training which includes one (1) group choreography class. Dancers can fulfill their training requirements attending two days per week.

Mini Team (Ages 5-7)
Requires 3.75 hours per week of dance training including one (1) group choreography class.

Academy (Ages 8+)
Requires 4.5 hours per week of dance training including one (1) group choreography class.

Company & Pre-Company Auditions 2019-2020 Season

If your son/daughter loves to perform and is looking to grow as a dancer and become part of a special group of like-minded passionate young people, Avanti may be the right fit for you!  Not sure yet, we encourage you to come to our audition, meet our faculty and learn more about the program.  Dancers will have an opportunity to take class from our in-house award-winning choreographers, meet other dancers and have a great time! You have nothing to lose!

When: June 15, 2019


  • 9:45-11:15 JAZZ & CONTEMP Ages 12+
  • 10:30-11:15 JAZZ & CONTEMP Ages 4-7
  • 11:15-12:30 TAP Ages 8-11
  • 11:15-12:30 HIP HOP Ages 12+
  • 12:30-1:45 HIP HOP Ages 8-11
  • 12:30-1:45 TAP Ages 12+
  • 1:45-3:00 JAZZ & CONTEMP Ages 8-11

Where: Avanti Dance Company

What to Expect Before the Audition:  Dancers should wear form fitting clothing with hair neatly pulled back of their face (in a ponytail or bun for female dancers). Dancers should bring any shoes required for the specific style intended to audition for.  Parents you will be asked to complete an audition application and pay a one-time audition fee of $25.00.  Dancers will have the opportunity to audition for multiple styles of dance and let us know their most desired styles are as well as the number of dances they would like to participate in.  Audition will consist of a warm-up, across the floor, progressions, learning choreography/combo for each style.  Dancers will audition in their age range not their level.  It is anticipated various levels will be in the same audition.  Dancers will be evaluated by our faculty at the end of each class based on level, technique, style, personality and performance quality.

What to Expect Following the Audition: The results of the audition will be sent to parents via email one week following the audition.  Parents of auditioning dancers are required to attend a company information meeting to ensure they understand what to expect in the upcoming season before they commit to Company or Pre-Company.  Parents will be given two weeks to respond to any invitation given to join.  Once all incoming company/pre-company members have been confirmed a detailed email will be sent no later than August 20th which shall contain the groups dancers have been selected for as well as their fall class and rehearsal requirements.  Parents and Dancers will be asked to sign their Company commitment agreement and return to Avanti staff.  The teamwear payment for all new incoming dancers will be due with their contract.

Company/Pre-Company Information Packet: To request an information packet about the 2019-2020 season, please contact Juli via email at

If you are interested in learning more about Avanti Performance Company please call us at 949-375-5579 or if you would like to receive information via email, please contact us at

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