Rod Rodgers Dance Company (RRDC) came into existence during the 1960’s when many artists were called upon to create works that reflected newly positive community consciousness. It began with founder R. Rodgers’ belief that dance images reflecting truths about human experience have the unique ability to touch people on a primal level of “feeling identity”. RRDC considers the use of dance as a vehicle for human development, including helping people realize their positive potential and inner beauty, to provide information and stimulate dialogues about our culture, this society and about historic contributions of landmark figures, are considered central to the RRDC mission.
Rod Rodgers Company Studios offers comprehensive training at their renovated studios with classes in a variety of different disciplines, techniques and styles with open dance classes to adults and children. Most classes are $16 for an 1½ hour class. Class Cards can be purchased for most classes at $75 for five classes and ten classes for $140. Class cards are valid three months after purchase.
Access to Space and Resources
Rod Rodgers offers two studio spaces for rental bookings. Located on the first floor and lower level of the building. Both are well lit, have a\c, Studio A on the 1st floor is sprung wood, Studio B downstairs as a marley type floor cover. Portable ballet bars are available for use. Audio player for audio device, cd or cassette available. Dressing rooms provided on the lower level. DVD\ VHS playback is available for an extra fee. Rentals are available Monday- Friday, 10am-10pm, Saturdays, 10am-8pm, and Sundays on request. Rates generally reflect the expectation of demands being made on Studio and Staff by particular group or activity. RRDC partners with DANCE BLOCK a program of FABnyc to offer low-cost rehearsal space to non-commercial choreographers and dance companies for rehearsal only. For more information or bookings, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Special Programs for Youth
Rod Rodgers offers a Youth Dance Program for young people from age four to eighteen years old from the community as well as the five boroughs. Registration is $10 for returning students or $15 for new students. New students are allowed to do a trial of classes for $15 per class. The Youth Program runs for 15 weeks from September – January, January- June on Wednesday after school and all day Saturday. They also offer a Summer Program Intensive that runs for six weeks in July until August. 50% of the tuition is due at the time of registration. Most youth classes are an average of $13. Auditions for Youth Program Scholarships take place each year in the early spring. For more information or enrollment, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call their office at (212)-674-9066