RDC Performance Groups
The Dance Ambassadors is a community performance group. Dancers in this group are RDC students age 7 to teen who go through an interview process and 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 also help RDC give back to the community by suggesting service projects and help in their execution throughout the year. These amazing young people are truly role models for other dancers..
This invitation-only two-hour class is more advanced hip hop class taught by Mr. Jason. This class is 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. This class is 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.
JKDC 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. JKDC 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 Pre-Professional 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. JKDC members compete and attend conventions around Southern California and Nevada. JKDC are not “one-trick” ponies, they are known as well-trained, versatile dancers who compete in a variety of styles. Service to community is also a key component to JKDC as we strive for them to be well rounded dancers and caring individuals. JKDC stands for kindness, passion, drive and determination through inspiration, encouragement and opportunity. Many of JKDC’s alumni continue to dance after graduating high school in either college or conservatories and some have chosen dance as a career. We believe TEAM WORK makes the DREAM WORK.