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

THE COMPANY

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".

 

Photos by Allison Armfield

 

THE YOUTH

PROGRAM

"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

STUDIOS

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.

OUR MISSION.

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.
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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

RENT Space

Want to book space for an upcoming class, rehearsal, informal performance or communal gathering?

CONTACT

US

Call. 212.674.9066

Email. rodrodgers.dance@verizon.net

62 East 4th Street

New York, NY 10003

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STUDIO

HOURS

Mon - Fri  10am-10pm

Sat  10am -9pm

Sun  11am-6pm

 

Ongoing activities of the company are also made possible by assistance from New York State Council on the Arts, NY City Department of Cultural Affairs, NY City Council member, Rosie Mendez- District 2, NY Foundation For the Arts, NY Community Trust, Fourth Arts Block (FAB), Middle Collegiate Church, Corporation of the Collegiate Church, many friends and patrons.