The following dance disciplines are offered to all of our dancers at all levels.
Ballet is the core structure of dance, it is the foundation for most other disciplines and we encourage all students to attend weekly Ballet classes.Whether your dancer is 2 years old and learning to walk on her tiptoes for the first time, pretending to be a princess or mastering the technique as a teen, we believe that it teaches hard work, discipline and dedication at any age. Strong ballet technique will transfer into other dance disciplines.
Characterized by technical and strong movements, jazz teaches precision, sharpness and quickness. Originating from ballet and ethnic forms of dance, class typically features currentand classic styles of music and movement.This allows each dancer to interpret and execute steps in their own original style all while exploring the dynamics of body movement. This class focuses on strength, flexibility, leaps and turns. Jazz dance is energetic and fun!
Tap teaches dancers rhythm and timing and overtime can help with ankle mobility and joint strength. We encourage all dancers to attend tap classes to maximize their skill set.
At Roc Dance we offer a versatile recreational program for all dancers wishing to find their feet!
First Steps 1
First Steps 1 is an introduction to movement for our youngest dancers age 2-3. Your tiny dancer will be encouraged to explore movement, rhythm and coordination to all their favorite songs while having fun and using their imagination.
First Steps 2
First Steps 2 is designed for ages 3-4 and is the next stage in developing your tiny dancers skills. Dancers will continue to focus & build on movement, coordination, motor skills & rhythm. Classes are divided into equal components of Ballet, Tap & Jazz to give our young dancers a taste of all styles whilst gradually adding more structure in preparation for recreational level classes.
Recreational level 1&2
Our recreational level classes are a great place to start for the younger dancer age 4+ . Dancers are introduced to ballet basics, tap rhythmic skills and Jazz technique. Classes will focus on fine tuning the younger dancers motor skills and coordination whilst giving them a general taste of the three main disciplines of dance. Recreational 1 is designed for 4-6 year old's new to dance. Recreational 2 is designed for 6-8 year old's with previous dance experience.
OPen Level Acro
This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique. Dancers will work towards increased flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline & concentration. The perfect class for any dancer looking to build and strengthen their skills or to learn something new!
OPen Level Hip Hop
This Hip Hop class is a high energy class that infuses the latest styles of commercial dance. Dancers are encouraged to step outside of their comfort zone bringing their own individual style.
Roc Dance Company Members are dedicated to dance and being a member of our company not only means exciting performance opportunities but it also means a lifetime of memories, friends and what it means to be part of a dance family.
Our Company dancers compete locally in the Rochester & Buffalo area and are exposed to guest choreographers, conventions and additional performance opportunities. As an additional commitment to technique classes, company dancers are chosen based on their technique, ability and dedication! For further information regarding company casting please contact our office!
This level is the first step from recreational to company level and is designed for our students ready to increase their commitment to dance. Dancers will further explore the core subjects of Ballet, Tap and Jazz. While developing their use of rhythm, movement and coordination. We encourage our dancers to have previous dance experience in a recreational multidisciplinary class.
Our Intermediate level is catered to the dancer willing to maintain a certain level of dedication to their technical development and performance skills. Dancers will start to fine tune their technique in all disciplines with the addition of styles such as lyrical, contemporary, pointe and musical theater.
Advanced classes are for our most experienced and dedicated dancer. Classes will enable the students to fine tune their technique in all disciplines with style and confidence. All advanced students will be equipped with the skills to perform, audition and pursue a career in the arts if they choose so.