Competitive & Performance Teams

Dance
AMBASSADORS

Director: Terrah Aldi

The Dance Ambassadors is a community performance group. Dancers in this group are RDC students age 7 to teen who have been recommended by the teaching staff because of their love for dance and dedication to their RDC classes. They perform at multiple community events throughout the year, dance in the RDC Holiday Show, help out during RDC’s Parents Week, Open House, Picture Week and backstage at recital. They also dance with the teachers at RDC’s annual recital. Along with their regular classes, the Ambassadors meet weekly not only to learn the routines they perform, but also to work on technique and performance quality. The Ambassadors help RDC give back to the community and become wonderful role models for other studio dancers.

JKrew

Director: Jason Chong

This invitation-only class are more advanced hip hop classes taught by Mr. Jason. These dancers also take an additional class that combines both groups. These classes are taught at a faster pace than intermediate classes, assume knowledge of Mr. Jason’s teaching style and focus also on performance qualities, freestyling and combining hip hop with other dance styles. These classes are offered additional performance opportunities such as large community performances and special appearances at professional venues. In general, these students have had multiple years of hip hop instruction from Mr. Jason.

THE COMPANY

Director: Fred DiazZareh Markarian

The Company is an “audition only” dance competition team that is focused not only on dance technique and performance, but also on creating a supportive and creative environment where dancers can learn responsibility, leadership skills and the importance of community service and teamwork. The Company members are on an accelerated track and are expected to learn many forms of style and technique. Dancers are required to be on RDC’s PreProfessional Track and will take ballet, jazz and turns & leaps as well as rhythm styles of tap and/or hip hop and expressive styles like lyrical/contemporary and musical theater dance. The Company members compete and attend conventions around Southern California and Nevada. The Company are not “one-trick” ponies, they are known as well-trained, versatile dancers who compete in a variety of styles. Service to the community is also a key component to The Company as we strive for them to be well rounded dancers and caring individuals. The Company stands for kindness, passion, drive and determination through inspiration, encouragement and opportunity. Many of The Company’s alumni continue to dance after graduating high school in either college or conservatories and some have chosen dance as a career.