To see how RCDC is planning the 2020/2021 competitive season due to COVID-19

please email Kristen Pittman

What makes RCDC Company different?

WE ARE A TEAM. We focus on training dancers not only to be great technicians, but also upstanding young men and women who can work well with others and understand the value of teamwork.  The nationally recognized RCDC Company is founded on the pillars of Respect, Character, Dedication and Creativity.  These values are the core of the RCDC Company.  At Rock City Dance Center, we provide a positive learning experience that is not based solely on winning awards; instead, we promote dancers to use their talents to the best of their abilities. We want every child to be proud of who they are! We serve dancers who love to perform and give them the opportunity to compete and excel on stage alongside their friends and teammates. Company Dancers learn the importance of determination, discipline, and time management; ultimately working hard for what they desire. These skills not only help our students succeed in dance, but also in their future academic, professional, and personal endeavors.  

Company History

Rock City Dance Center opened in May 2010 under the direction of Kristen Sadler Pittman.  When the doors opened there were zero students enrolled.  The RCDC Company was founded that first year and started with 60 inaugural members .  Since year one, the training programs at RCDC have been recognized for their talent and creativity.  That first year, the RCDC Company produced three national champions and received two national choreography awards.  Rock City quickly built a reputation for excellence in the competitive dance world regionally and nationally. RCDC is nationally  known for training strong dancers who are not only quality technicians, but also incredible artists. In 2012, RCDC expanded it’s course offerings to include a pre-professional training program and in 2015 RCDC expanded once again with the Official Ballet School of RCDC.  These two premier training programs partner with the RCDC Company to offer students the vigorous training required to turn their passion for the arts into a profession.  



The RCDC Company is a competition  group for girls and boys ages 5 to 19 led by nationally recognized choreographer and instructor Kristen Sadler Pittman & Sydney Smith. This program is for students that show an exceptional dedication and talent for dance. These dancers are selected through an audition process and extensively train in all areas of dance. Company dancers will grow both technically and stylistically each year with their participation. The RCDC Company performs at various competitions and conventions.  Company members have the opportunity to train with the top educators and dancers in the business. RCDC Company Dancers are required to take an intense curriculum of Fundamental Classes along with RCDC Company rehearsals.  


Auditions are required August 1-2. 


This elite convention dance program is specifically designed for competition dancers who desire additional training and performance opportunities. Progressing from the Pre-Professional Training Program, this group of dancers is a cooperative unit assembled to train and perform representing RCDC across the country. We will have a JR and SR team. The team will attend 2 performances out of state as a team. Attendance will be monitored and dancers will be held accountable for their training regimens. Auditions are required. Dancers who want to be considered for the RCDC Collective must be members of the RCDC team and will be asked to stay after the last audition for additional dancing and interviews.

JR Collective Ages 8-12

SR Collective Ages 13+ 


Auditions are required August 1-2.  


The RCDC Apprentice Company is a competition group for boys and girls ages 3 to 14 under the direction of Sydney Smith & Melissa Mark. The Apprentice Company is specifically designed for dancers who desire an overall stronger commitment to dance outside of a recreational program.  This is a competition team for dancers at the beginning and intermediate level.  The Apprentice Company competes locally two times per season with minimal travel and no national competitions.  Dancers are required to attend classes two days per week. They will have up to two hours of fundamental training classes per week along with weekly group rehearsals.



Auditions are required during Apprentice Camp July 27-29 or Intensive Aug 1-2. 


The RCDC Boys Crew is a competition and performance group for boys only ages 3 to 14. The Boys Crew is specifically designed for guys who desire an overall stronger commitment to dance outside of our Recreational Dance Program. This is a competition team for dancers at the beginning and intermediate level. The Boys Crew will compete locally two times per season with minimal travel and no national competitions. Dancers are required to attend classes 2 days per week. They will have up to two hours of training classes per week along with boys only weekly group rehearsals.

Important Dates

2020/2021 -  SEASON 11

Suggested Summer Training:

Summer Fundamentals -  June & July 2020

Digital Summer Subscription - Zoom Training Classes - June & July 2020

Apprentice & Company Camp - July 27-30, 2020 (includes apprentice auditions)

Boys Crew Camp - July. 27-30, 2020 (includes boys crew auditions)

Required Dates:

Summer Intensive & Company Auditions - August 1-2, 2020

*Boys should audition at Boys Crew Camp July 27-30, 2020

*Apprentice should audition at Apprentice Camp July 27-30, 2020


5 Innwood Circle

Little Rock, AR 72211

Tel: 501-225-6833

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