NOW REGISTERING FOR FALL 2018-2019 & SUMMER 2018!
Rockford School of Dance will hold auditions on May 22nd and 23rd for dancers interested in taking their talents to the next level and opening the door to a new avenue of dance!
Primary/Junior Level May 22, 2018 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Intermediate/Advanced Level May 23, 2018 6:00 – 8:00 PM
The Competition Program at Rockford School of Dance is to provide an enrichment program for those selected students who have demonstrated a sincere desire to commit ... Being on the Competition Team will require a commitment to attend all required classes, workshops, competitions, conventions, and performances per the team requirements.
* Regional Dance Competition/Intensive February 2019
* Regional Dance Competition March 2019
* Regional Dance Competition March 2019
* RSOD Summer Workshop July 16-19, 2018
RSOD WILL BE CLOSED FOR:
*Halloween (Wednesday - Oct. 31, 2018)
*Thanksgiving (Nov. 21-25, 2018)
*Christmas (Dec. 24, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019)
*Mid-Winter Break (Feb. 18, 2019)
*Spring Break (March 28 - April 7, 2019)
On observation days we invite our dance families to attend and observe their dancer's classes.
Observation Days will be offered on the first class of the month of December and February.
This year’s performances will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Northview High School Performing Arts Center in Northeast Grand Rapids @ 12pm and 4pm.
June 8-10, 2018 Performance Date and Time TBA
Rockford School of Dance provides a safe and comfortable environment for students to do what they love... Dance! At RSOD students are pushed to reach their potential, and learn valuable lessons that help within and outside of the studio, while also creating positive relationships with faculty and students that will last a life time. Rockford School of Dance has many opportunities to dance: from competition team, to workshops with guest teachers, to classes for all ages from 2 to adult. RSOD wants to provide opportunities for people to dance.
KickStart classes introduce the principles, technique, and terminology of dance in a nurturing and encouraging environment. In addition to learning physical coordination and new dance skills, students will participate in games and activities that focus on balance, stretching, rhythm and counting. Kickstart shares the knowledge and basic kinetics to develop and support all future physical activities.
SideKicks classes introduce the principles, technique, and terminology of dance in a nurturing and encouraging environment. In addition to learning physical coordination and new dance skills, students will participate in games and activities that focus on balance, stretching, rhythm and counting. Kickstart shares the knowledge and basic kinetics to develop and support all future physical activities.
RockStars classes are for dancers ages 5-7 and focus on general dance technique with a focused fun twist within a combination class. RockStars classes are offered in Ballet, Tap and an introduction to Jazz.
Tap is one of the most rhythmic of all dance styles. Students will be introduced to numerous steps and progressions that will better concentrate their coordination, musicality, foot articulation, weight transference, and agility. Class consists of center work, progressions across the floor, and combinations.
Ballet is the foundation from which all dance comes from. Ballet comes highly recommended as it promotes correct body placement, strength and coordination. Each class will consist of barre work, center, petite and grand allegro work. The class will focus on posture, balance, self-discipline, grace, self-confidence, fitness, and individual expression.Once a student has mastered proper technique, a student may be able to advance to Pointe; which is at the discretion of the teacher.
Jazz dance is an exploration of style and presentation. Jazz class consists of a warm up featuring stretch and strengthening, across the floor progressions, and center combinations. Students will be versed in understanding musicality, rhythm, style and technique.
Lyrical is a more expressive form of dance fusing together aspects of jazz and ballet. It focuses on one's emotions. It will help to strengthen grace and control. Lyrical promotes self-expression. Dancers learn various kicks, leaps and turns as well as center floor combinations set to expressive and lyrical music. Although it is not required, it is beneficial to take ballet and jazz in conjunction with Lyrical class.
Hip Hop offers students a more relaxed environment to learn combinations and dance moves. Hip Hop introduces students to the latest dance moves as seen on TV, music videos and in the movies! Hip-Hop fuses jazz and street dance forms. Students learn isolations, dynamics and movement unique to Hip Hop culture. Teachers will use upbeat, age appropriate pop and hip hop music. Although it is not required, it is beneficial to study jazz in conjunction with hip-hop.
Contemporary dance is a deconstruction of ballet and modern even though it draws from the methods of both. The students will be encouraged to push new boundaries, discover versatility, and minimize tension in the search for clarity and fluidity through their dancing.Contemporary incorporates a variety of techniques that focus on weight transference, fall and recovery, movement on and off center, and slow and fast movement creating dynamics. Students will explore abstraction and pedestrian movements to help develop their performances.
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100 Courtland St, Rockford, Michigan 49341, United States
Monday - Tuesday 4pm-8:30pm
Friday - Saturday: By appointment