Welcome to Rockford School of Dance

Dance Classes in Rockford MI for ages 2.5-18. Find our Dance Studio in the Heart of Downtown Rockford MI! Join The Fun!

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REGISTRATION FOR 2017-2018!

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2017-2018 SCHEDULE RSOD (pdf)

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Registration

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Pre Registration Card RSOD (pdf)

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RSOD Events

Enrichment Programs

* Regional Dance Competition/Intensive  Chicago (March 16-18, 2018)

* National Dance Competition/Intensive  July 4-9, 2018 (Charleston, SC)

* RSOD Summer Workshop  July 16-19, 2018  

RSOD Holidays

RSOD WILL BE CLOSED FOR:

*Halloween (Tuesday - Oct. 31, 2017)

*Thanksgiving (Nov. 22-24, 2017)

*Christmas (Dec. 25, 2017 - Jan. 5, 2018)

*Mid-Winter Break (Feb. 19, 2018)

*Spring Break (April 2 - April 6, 2018)  

OBSERVATION DAYS

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.

SHOWTIME 2018

This year’s performances will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Northview High School Performing Arts Center in Northeast Grand Rapids.  

Rockford Start of Summer

June 8-10, 2018 Performance Date and Time TBA

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About Us

OUR FACULTY!

Educated and Professional. College Degrees, Dance Certification, professional experience, and more! Our well rounded faculty is here to serve you.

FACILTY

Newly updated and spacious studios with sprung floors, high ceilings and quality stage sound.

PRIME LOCATION

Located in the heart of downtown Rockford close to fantastic shops, restaurants and fun!

FACULTY

LINDSEY SIMMONS

Instructor

GINA MCFADDEN

Instructor

KAYLIN WALTERS

Instructor

LAURIE HOST

Owner-Director

CRISTEN SNYDER

Instructor

ANGELA HAGEN

Instructor

ASHLEY SERBENTA

Instructor

SHANNON KELLEY

Instructor

programs offered

KICKSTART ages 2-3

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 ages 3-5

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 ages 5-7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

tuition and general info

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Rockford School of Dance

100 Courtland St, Rockford, Michigan 49341, United States

(616) 866-4208

Hours

Monday - Tuesday 4pm-8:30pm

Wednesday 3pm-8:30pm

Thursday 4pm-8:30pm

Friday - Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed