Our mission is to use dance as a vehicle for human development and connection, including helping people realize their full potential and inner beauty.  We provide information to stimulate dialogues about culture, today’s society and historical Black figures.


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".


PC: Allison Armfield




"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)

PC: in part by Candace Green


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.

RENT Space

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



Call. 212.674.9066

Email. rodrodgers.dance@verizon.net

62 East 4th Street

New York, NY 10003



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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.