History

The Abby Lee Dance Company is an audition only program, celebrating 27 years of victorious success this season. The ALDC is by audition only. It is a not-for-profit organization, formed 27 years ago to afford promising and dedicated young dancers the opportunity to study with the dance community’s most distinguished dance educators and to compete against other talented young people across the country!

We host open auditions near the end of our season before the annual dance concert and again, during August. All dancers must be enrolled in the complete program for their age/ability level to be eligible for the dance company. Usually competition and special choreography takes place on the weekends. Only Graduating Seniors with 5 years seniority may retain their ALDC status and lessen their class load. Some advanced students may take Company Level classes with teacher approval. Solo, Duet and Trio choreography is available for interested, as well as committed students. Dancers must study (enrolled, attending and paid in full) four days per week to be considered for a Specialty Routine. There are many additional requirements; a list is available upon request.

In the past years, the company has traveled throughout Pennsylvania
and to Ohio, North Carolina, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, Michigan, Louisiana, Virginia, Seattle, Portland, DC, Tennessee, California, Canada the Bahamas, and monthly to New York City!

The students have studied with great master teachers and won countless Over-All High Score trophies and cash awards for performance, choreography and class work – winning over $10,000 this summer alone!

Many students have been recognized with full tuition scholarships to prestigious
national dance conventions and intensive seminars.

Alumni are currently working in Korea, Alaska, Europe, Canada, Disney World, Tokyo, Disneyland in Japan, and Disneyland in California and of course on Broadway!

These dedicated, talented young people are outstanding representatives of our community and today’s youth!