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History « The Abby Lee Dance Company



The Abby Lee Dance Company was once a not-for-profit organization, formed 35 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! The Abby Lee Dance Company was the resident competition team of The Maryen Lorrain Dance Studio in Pittsburgh, PA for 30 successful years.

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. NEW THIS SEASON: Intermediate Competition Team Routines for Interested Students who aren’t as advanced as the season veterans. Intermediate and 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) two days per week to be considered for a Specialty Routine. There are some additional requirements; please inquire via email.

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 Television Show, Dance Moms is aired in 114 Coutries world wide. More recently our members have had the opportunity to travel abroad to Ireland, France, England, and Mexico.

The students have studied with great master teachers and won countless Accolades, Over-All High Score Trophies and Cash Awards for performing, choreography and class work!

Many students have been recognized with full tuition scholarships to prestigious National Dance Conventions, Summer Ballet Programs, and Intensive Seminars.

Alumni are currently working in Korea, Alaska, Europe, Canada, On Broadway, National Broadway Tours, Recording Artist’s World Tours, as well as Walt 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!

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