"Dance images reflect truths about human experience and has the unique ability
to touch people on a primal level of
'feeling identity'".         
  -Rod Rodgers

Photos by Allison Armfield


Rod Rodgers Dance Company came into existence during the 1960's when many artists were called upon to create works that reflected a new and positive community consciousness. Mr. Rodgers' believed that dance images reflected truths about the human experience and have the unique ability to touch people on a primal level of "feeling identity".




"Movement exploration can contribute to positive multi-cultural awareness. Therefore, in these classes, working through basic techniques, choreographed combinations, developed with related vocabulary,

we commit to the use of

creative movement exploration

as a vehicle for human development."

Kim Grier-Martinez,

(Youth Program Founder & Director)

Photos by Candace Green & YP Parents


RRDC Studios offer multidisciplinary classes and workshops including Adult Ballet, Traditional Haitian, Afro Cuban, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as well as Yoga.


Participants of all ages, with or without disabilities are welcomed to take drop-in classes.


We provide studio rentals for classes, workshops and more.


At RRDC we use dance as a vehicle for human development and connection. We guide individuals in realizing their full potential and inner beauty through movement and dance.  We use information from our surroundings in conjunction with history to stimulate dialogue about culture, today’s society and it's relationship to Black figures of yesterday and today.


Encourage a continuous and communal practice of healing through movement to promote social and emotional growth.


Provide a safe and inclusive space for individuals to build, create, and collaborate in an artistic environment.


Empower and invite cultural exchange to raise social awareness through education and celebrating diversity

Photo by Allison Armfield</