Gypsy and Company celebrates grand opening

Be prepared and don’t compare. Make use of your talents.

These principles guide Jack and Kathleen Villari, founders and owners of American Dance Center (ADC) which celebrates its 50th year in December. The couple founded the school in 1971 in Kathleen’s family’s bowling alley in Richton Park, and they opened their doors at 1933 Ridge Road in Homewood 20 years ago.

“It was 2001 when we took [the Homewood] place. We were supposed to open on 9/11,” Kathleen said, “and when everything happened, we were like, ‘What are we supposed to do?’ We decided to move . . .

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