Season 14 Auditions July 29 -30, 2023
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 competition program. In 2022 we expanded again and launched the Rock City All-Star program, under the direction of Sydney Smith. Through the years, RCDC Company dancers have had the opportunity to compete and perform with Team USA in Italy, Poland and France and also in Disney World. The RCDC elite 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 18. 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 24 - July 25: 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 currently under the direction of Sydney Smith and 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 29 - July 30: ages 4+
NEW this year we have 2 levels of our elite training programs. The RCDC All Star program is designed for competition dancers who desire additional training and performance opportunities.
The *NEW* RCDC JR & SR All Star teams are highly competitive teams 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 JR & SR programs. All auditions must be submitted by July 30th. Email email@example.com for details.
Skill Level: Elite
Commitment Level: Elite
**Video auditions due July 30th
Teams Announced By August 15th
2023/2024 - SEASON 14
Suggested Summer Training:
Summer Fundamentals - June 2023
Apprentice Auditions (ages 3+): July 24 - 25
Summer Intensive & Competitive Auditions (ages 3+): July 29 - 30
*Boys can audition at Apprentice Auditions and/or Summer Intensive