AAB Performance Awards

Momentum Performing Arts is happy to announce that we will once again be inviting our students to participate in the American Academy of Ballet Performance Awards.

When Are the AAB Performance Awards? Saturday January 20th 6:00pm at MPA Niles, 8746 N. Shermer Niles, IL 60714

What Are AAB Performance Awards? The Performance Awards are a series of distinctive choreographic compositions over 12 levels, that your students perform before an audience of parents and friends. A most important aspect of the Performance Awards is that they are NOT competitive - each student receives a medal, and a certificate. A judge from another city will attend the performance, evaluate the dancers and award the medals and certificates to each student. The judges have been specially selected by Mignon Furman, the Director of the American Academy of Ballet, for their experience within the Performance Awards program; their knowledge of ballet; and their ability to relate to both teachers and students. The Performance Awards are a stress-free, enjoyable experience for teachers, dancers, and parents alike. There is no audience ticket charge for AAB, so that family members may all enjoy watching their young dancers perform!   

How Do I Participate? Dancers will be assigned a “Level” upon registration in which they will learn and perform on stage. The levels consist of port de bras, adage, allegro, and solo dances. Dancers will learn the variations in their Ballet technique class. Participation in the awards is optional. 

Participation Fee Participation fees can be found on the AAB Performance Registration form below. This includes cost coverage for judges for performance, certificate and medal. Audience tickets are FREE!  


What Do I Need to Wear? Black leotard. Pink Tights. Pink Ballet Shoes. Hair in a high ballet bun. Make up optional.