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American Dance Alliance

American Dance Alliance was established in 1995 by Susan Gordon, President of Algy Costumes and designs, as an Auxiliary summer camp. She hired 3 directors to head up the 3 divisions; Rosanna Karpiak for dance, Tony Florio for Color Guard, and Mike Dressman for Drum majors and band officers. This was a one stop camp for Band directors to bring their Band and auxiliary groups to learn new choreography and leadership skills.

After 5 successful years of summer camp, some of the directors moved on into other professions so with these changes in the directorship, Susan Gordon sold the company to Rosanna Karpiak who fashioned the camp into a dance and leadership camp and added the dance team competition component.

In 2001 American Dance Alliance, under dance teacher and director Rosanna Karpiak, flourished and became a premier dance authority and presence in Florida. Regional and State dance contest were established in Melbourne and Miami. Dance and Leadership camps were established in Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. The company staff of choreographers and teachers was exceptional. Some of the best professionals in the dance community were part of the American Dance Alliance family. Teachers, Coaches and directors brought their students to camp and contest from all over Florida.

In 2013, Mrs. Rosanna Karpiak turned the company over to her daughter Kelsie Karpiak, American Dance Alliance was now present in social media and growing strong. On July 4th, 2014, a boating accident took the life of the young president of ADA.

In 2015 American Dance Alliance was sold to ADA Family Jimmy Arguello, Natalia Gonzalez & Arianne Diaz, who combined have been with ADA for over 12 years.

Our team of dedicated professionals will inspire your beginner and elite dancers with our undeniable style, marked precision and never ending enthusiasm.

ADA prides itself on individualized attention, safety and most of all, FUN! Your team will perfect technical basics to show off in heart-stopping routines that are sure to stun every audience. Our intense training combined with low stress environment will energize your squad with exactly what they want and need to get their fires burning.

Why Choose ADA?

Challenge your dancers to rise above the rest.

One of the lowest student to instructor ratios.

Camp Dance Performance and team building activities.

Directors Corner and Leadership workshops.

Intense daily technique classes for all levels.

4 levels of jazz, pom, hip-hop, kick, lyrical and modern routines to the hottest sounds.

Guest choreographers

Compete against the best South Florida has to offer

Our Leaders

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Arianne

Arianne began her dancing career at Joe Micheals Dance Studio and later continued at The Dance Space under the direction of Talani Torres. She was a founding member of the Miami Children’s Dance Ensemble in the early 90s and would perform at various events in Miami. She was trained in modern, tap, jazz, and ballet. Arianne was also an Officer in the 1998-99 National Title winning Gablette dance team under Rosanna Karpiak. Upon graduating high school, she became a Miami Heat Dancer for 5 years under Jennifer Bell and Janine Thompson and earned Heat Dancer of the Year during her last year. During this time, Arianne performed in various award shows, such as BET music Awards, and MTV Music Awards and music videos. Arianne not only attended ADA as a camper, in 2003 she became a staff member and judge from 2003-2006. She took a break from dancing to finish her college degree, and graduated Cum Laude from Barry University in 2006 with a Bachelors degree in Accounting. She currently works for one of Miami’s largest corporations as a senior financial analyst. She brings her expertise and passion for dancing to help run ADA.

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Jimmy

Jimmy has been exposed to the beauty of the arts at age 12, where he then began training in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap and Lyrical with Dance Gallery Performing Arts Studio. He merged into the professional field at age 18 and manifested his passion to performed live on stage at the Latin Grammy’s, Latin Billboards, “Dancing with the Stars”, Bravo, and 365 Black Awards with Jordin Sparks, Olga Tanon, David Bisbal, Gloria Trevi, Becky G, Melissa Gorga and many more. Jimmy was filmed as a principal dancer in the Wayan’s Brothers’ movie “Dance Flick”, and was on tour as a Dancer/Dance Captain with the Grammy Composer/Singer A.R Rahman in the Jai Ho World Tour. Jimmy has manifested his creative visions as Assistant Choreographer with Ricky Martin, Lucie Arnaz, The Ringling Brothers: The Greatest Show on Earth, a Jordache commercial with Mia Michaels, starring Heidi Klum, and the movie “Rock of Ages” with Mia Michaels. In addition to his success as a professional Dancer/Choreographer, Jimmy is partnered with one of the most respected talent agency in South Florida, Tae Talent Agency, as an Agent. He is CEO of ArguelloProDance Company and is the President/Creative Director of American Dance Alliance Inc., where he focuses on methods in directing the youth in understanding the proper terminology, movement techniques, history, leadership skills, and above all, the beauty of the Arts.

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Natalia

Natalia has been a member of the ADA staff for the past 11 years. She is trained in ballet, jazz, hip hop, salsa, and modern-contemporary (Graham, Horton, & Limon techniques). She is a graduate of New World School of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance. She graduated from Coral Gables Senior High in 2003 and was a member of the Gablettes Dance Team. Natalia is the Director/Choreographer of the 4-Time most popular dance team in the NBA, The Miami HEAT Dancers. She has been with the HEAT organization for the past 8 years, where she started off as a dancer and slowly climbed up the ranks by becoming Dance Team captain and eventually the Director. She has worked with many music artists including Flo-Rida, Remy Martin, Juelz Santana, Daddy Yankee, Wisin y Yandel, Don Omar, Olga Tanon, Pitbull, Casely and many more. She has also dabbled in acting and has been a featured dancer in several movies, soap operas, and music videos.

In addition to her success as a performer, Natalia is one of the most sought after choreographers for schools in the Miami area, often developing routines for both competitions and showcases.

Ivy

“Miss Ivy” as her students lovingly call her has more than 10 years of experience as a Dancer, and over 8 years as a teacher. Miss Ivy is a Miami native, greatly influenced by the teachings of Danie Beck’s Dance Unlimited where she beautifully developed into a skilled dancer, and was then selected as part of the first elite dancers in the beginnings of the Focal Pointe Dance Company. She was introduced to the various aspects of dance by the teachings of South Miami Middle and New World School of the Arts....

Desiree

From studio to stage, Desiree Salgado has taken the Orlando dance scene by storm. She grew up dancing with Shooting Stars School of Performing Arts were she was trained in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, and hip hop. She has been awarded Choreography Awards at both Starpower, Nexstar and Believe Dance Competitions regional and national dance competitions and has furthered her experience by judging for American Dance Alliance. Salgado continues to grow and move forward every day and motivates her students to not only be amazing artists but...

Carlos

Born in San Juan, PR. Carlos holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Arts. He has trained as a dancer at the University Center for the Performing Arts in contemporary, where he also teaches aerial silks. He has worked as a choreographer for local music artists, performing arts events, schools, competitions and workshops. Trained in modern, jazz, hip­hop, ballet, contemporary and ballroom, Carlos is looking forward to continuing his education in dance, and exploring his career as a pro...

Casey

Casey was born in Miami Florida on February 22, 1993. Throughout most of her life, she taught herself dance based off of what she would see at summer camps and in movies. She began taking formal dance classes at Focal Point Studios, joined the company, and is now a teacher/choreographer for the company. She graduated from the University of Miami during the Spring of 2015 with a degree in Public Relations and minor in Sociology. Casey has performed and choreographed for the Miami Heat Dancers for three...

Greg

Greg Fountain is the founder of Skillful Movementz Dance & Funk Fitness, which launched its first "Inspirations thru Hip­ Hop" Master Class series in 2008. He has made a commitment to make dance a memorable experience for all dancers that cross his path. While living in the hottest dance regions for short periods of time, Greg has had various opportunities to study with many amazing dance choreographers such as; Dave Scott, Chris Grant , Chuck Maldonado and countless...

Nicole

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Nic was always destined to live a fast paced life. She started receiving dance lessons at Peaches School of Dance as a toddler and hasn’t stopped since. By age 10, Nic became the youngest member of the studio’s junior team and from that time on she trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, and acrobatics. As time went on, the dance team dissolved, so Nic took the next step and auditioned for Live in Color, a hip-hop crew she always admired that rehearsed at her studio. Not only did...

Stephanie

A Miami native, Stephanie Mas, began her training in ballet, jazz and modern at Patricia Penenori Dance Center, and continued her training under the direction of Gerri Caruncho at Gulliver Preparatory School, where she accepted the role of dance team captain during her senior year. She graduated Magna Cum Laude, with a BA in Dance from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA, where she concentrated on contemporary jazz dance and photography. She spent her summers training at The Ailey School, as well as at Point Park...

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