Season 13 Auditions July 30 -31, 2022
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.
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 2011, RCDC expanded it’s course offerings to include an apprentice introduction competition program and in 2012 RCDC expanded once again with the pre-professional collective training program. 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.
COME JOIN US, AND EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF DANCE!
The RCDC Apprentice Company is a competition group for boys and girls ages 3 to 14 under the direction of Sydney Smith. 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
July 25 - July 27: ages 3+
The RCDC Company is a competition group for girls and boys ages 3 to 19 founded by nationally recognized instructor and choreographer Kristen Sadler Pittman. 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 required at Summer Intensive
July 30 - July 31: ages 3+
NEW this year we have 2 distinct elite training programs. These programs are designed for competition dancers who desire additional training and performance opportunities. The RCDC Collective Crew is a cooperative unit assembled to train and perform representing RCDC across the country at dance conventions. The *NEW* RCDC All Star team is a highly competitive varsity team assembled to train dancers for college dance teams and professional careers. They will represent the state of AR at the NDTC in Orlando, Florida. Auditions are required for both programs. All auditions must be submitted by July 30th. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
RCDC ALL STARS: 8-12th grades
**Video auditions due July 30th
RCDC Collective Crew: Ages 8-14
**Audition at Summer Intensive
Auditions are required by July 30.
2022/2023 - SEASON 13
Suggested Summer Training:
Summer Fundamentals - June 2022
Apprentice Auditions (ages 3+): July 25 - 27
Summer Intensive & Competitive Auditions (ages 3+): July 30 - 31
*Boys can audition at Apprentice Auditions or Summer Intensive