Our Dancers

 
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WE OFFER A VARIETY OF CLASSES CATERING TO EVERYONE, FROM BEGINNERS TO THE EXPERIENCED IN A FRIENDLY AND PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT. OUR TEACHERS CREATE A FUN AND ENJOYABLE ATMOSPHERE, WHILE MAINTAINING DISCIPLINE AND HIGH STANDARDS. WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON ENSURING THAT ALL DANCERS  ARE CORRECTLY PLACED IN A CLASS WHERE THEY CAN PROGRESS, GROW AND HAVE FUN.

Recreational 

At Roc Dance we offer a versatile recreational program for all dancers wishing to find their feet! 

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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.   

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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.

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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.  


Company 

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.

 

Novice

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.


Intermediate

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

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.

 

Our Classes

    The following dance disciplines are offered to all of our dancers at all levels.

     
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    Ballet

     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.

     

    Jazz

    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!

     
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    Tap

    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.


    We also offer the following classes:

    Pointe

    Musical Theater

    CONTEMPORARY

    Lyrical

    Acro

    Hip-Hop

     

     

    Roc Dance Uniform

    We are excited to launch the introduction of our 2018/2019 uniform. We hope that the addition of a uniform at Roc Dance will unify our dancers and help to create a sense of identity and a sense of belonging both at the studio and to the public. Studio pride is a wonderful way for students to strive to be the best dancer they can be.

     As much as we hope that your dancer has an enjoyable experience at RocDance, discipline is required to ensure everyone in class receives a high standard of teaching. Uniforms are a reminder that there are rules to follow and respect, a tidy dancer translates to a focused dancer!

    For a full list of tights, shoes and leotard by class please click the link below. 

    Roc Dance Competition Company 

    Our Roc Dance Company dancers compete locally in the Rochester & Buffalo area. Our dancers are exposed to guest choreographers, conventions and exciting performance opportunities. As an additional commitment to technique classes, company dancers are chosen based on their technique, ability and dedication to dance! For further information regarding company casting or competition details please contact our office! 

    Registration

     To register your dancer for classes simply click on the link below! There you can register your dancer for all available fall classes, pay your tuition or enroll in monthly auto pay. We know how busy family schedules can be and we want to make it as simple as possible for you and your dancer!

    Enrolling your dancer in classes can be a little daunting. What if they don't like it? What if the class times don't work for you? At Roc Dance we want your dancer to feel like our studio is their second home, that's why we have open enrollment all year long! We would love to meet your dancer, have them try a class and we can meet with you and answer any questions! To set up a time to stop by head to our contact page and leave us a note! We look forward to meeting you!