AMA Academy of Performing Arts’ performance teams are a great opportunity for those dancers looking to perform more often and really excel in their dance technique and performance quality. Our three teams cover many different skill and experience levels, for ages 5 & up. We perform at many events in community, including at the Des Plaines Public Library and Maine West High School’s West Fest, as well as larger venues, such as Six Flags-Great America and the Allstate Arena!
AMA Mini Force (~ 5 & 6 Years Old)
Our youngest performance team members train in ballet, tap, jazz and tumbling each week! They perform at all community performances and in our annual June recital, and participate in our all-level performance company production number!
AMA Future Force (~ 7 & 8 Years Old)
This mid-level company is a stepping stone up to our senior performance team. They train in ballet, tap, jazz and jazz technique each week. Many members take additional classes, such as tumbling, as well. The Future Force also participates in all community performances and in the June recital. They also participate in, the all-level performance company production number!
AMA Dance Force Performance Company & Competition Team (~ ages 9+)
The AMA Dance Force is our senior performance team. These students attend at least two ballet classes, jazz technique, and several other classes each week with a focus on improving their technique, skill level, and performance quality in all styles of dance. The AMA Dance Force welcomes students of all experience and skill levels who have themotivation to improve and a love of dance. These qualities make the dancer and the team successful!
For those who are interested, we also offer the opportunity to be part of our competition team. In just a few short years, the AMA Dance Force has become an award-winning program, winning several judges’ choice awards, placing in the Top 10 in various competitions and also taking home a few First Place trophies. We pride ourselves on creating and maintaining an atmosphere of encouragement and sportsmanship. Our only real competition is ourselves, constantly striving for our own personal best and to be better than we were the day before.