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Meet the Owner

Experience Joy

Kristen Sadler Pittman is an Arkansas native who has traveled the world, sharing her dance knowledge at competitions, festivals and performing alongside some of the greats in the dance industry. Kristen is an international judge for Starpower Talent, an award winning and sought after choreographer and a world-wide master class instructor. Her students were recently highlighted at the International Dance Organization World Gala in Genoa, Italy. Kristen’s choreography was featured at The Australian Dance Festival in 2018 and celebrated at the Hollywood Avalon Theater at the 2017 Industry Dance Awards. Kristen is proud to serve as the Central United States Director of The American Dance Company, "Team USA". Kristen’s choreography for Team USA was featured in performances at the 2017, 2018 and 2019 International Dance Organization World Championships in Poland, bringing home over 20 medals and distinctions. Her most rewarding professional roles, however, are being a dance instructor, a choreographer, a mentor and Director at Rock City Dance Center.

 

"Growing up in Central Arkansas in a family of educators and musicians, the arts were a huge part of my life. I always dreamed of creating a space that not only provided world class technical dance training, but was also a safe space for dancers and teachers to call home; a positive space where both students and teachers feel supported and encouraged to explore their craft and be the best they can be. In 2010 that dream became a reality when I opened Rock City Dance Center.  It is the greatest honor to be able to share my love for the art of dance with the next generation and create jobs within the industry, right here at home in Arkansas.  

I invite you to learn more about Rock City Dance Center and experience the JOY of dance with us!”

Kristen Sadler Pittman

Owner/Artistic Director

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Kristin O'Hara
Studio Director, Little Rock

Sydney Smith
Competitive Director, Little Rock

Melissa Mark
Recreational Director, Little Rock

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Julie Rhodes
Account Manager

Kiley Lefler
Artistic Director/Company Director, Conway

Hannah Hagerman
Apprentice Coordinator, Little Rock

OUR INSTRUCTORS

Rock City Dance Center is home to the largest team of professional dance instructors in the state of Arkansas.  Our instructors are both trained and accomplished. They hold various degrees in dance and education and have experience performing professionally.

 

What makes our team special is much more than their impressive resumes. Each RCDC teacher understands and believes that proper technique is the backbone of quality dance education. Each instructor knows that dance is communication, dance is art, dance is self-expression. Our trained instructors value a safe, positive learning environment and create an atmosphere of love and accountability. At RCDC our team of professional instructors work collaboratively together for the benefit of each student. We put the needs of our students first and work together to train, motivate, and encourage each dancer to be their best on and off the stage. 

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Melissa Mark

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Hannah Hagerman

Kiley Lefler

Keely Stephens

Lindsey Summers

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Kristin O'Hara

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Hunter Spence

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Sydney Smith

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Lauren Wood

Hannah Spence

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Brielle Richards

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Deborah Moore

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Lorri Yung

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Megan Bettis

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Julie Rhodes

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Hannah Bradshaw

Brooklyn Huskey

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Jordan Roehrenbeck

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Dorcas Baumbardner

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Christa Williams

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LaDarius Doaks

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Joseph Few

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Keri Fishburn

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Susan Staggs

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Ally Hopper

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Layla Terrell

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Dorcas Baumgardner

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Rebecca McAfee

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Laura Slosson

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Shelby Hogue

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Lauren Etters

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Madi Corey

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Hillary McKnight

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Dagny Chastain

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Abbie Sachar

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Michelle Ward

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Sarah Grace Adams

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Tori Kiser

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Keri Fishburn

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Susan Staggs

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Susan Staggs

LITTLE ROCK

New Temporary Location - Opening Summer 2023

Pleasant Ridge Town Center

11525 Cantrell Rd, Suite 105

Little Rock, AR 72212

INFO@RCDANCECENTER.COM

 TEL.501.225.6833

CONWAY

1058 FRONT ST, SUITE 102

CONWAY, AR 72032

INFO@RCDANCECENTER.COM

 TEL.501.358.6114

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