Dance Class

  •  Students should arrive early so that classes may start on time. If a student is more than 15minutes late do not enter the class that is in session without getting permission from the instructor  first. 

  • Students must comply with Rod Rodgers Dance Company Dress Code policy. This includes hair being secured and pulled back away from the face. 

  • The proper shoes must be worn for each class. The student may not be permitted to take class if appropriate shoes and attire are not worn. 

  • Have a notebook and pen always ready as we may ask students to take notes during class.  

  • Please no sugary snacks before class. Try to eat healthy ones. 

  • No gum, food or drinks are allowed in the studios except for designated lunch area. Water is permitted in a secured unbreakable container. 

  • Students must let the instructor know before the class begins if any illness or injury is present. Students are encouraged to stretch before and after classes. Pay attention to injuries and do not dance into pain. 

  • In the event of an accident, the instructor will supervise procedures for students.

 
  • Zoom session Link
    Be sure to check your email as we will be sending the invitation links via email from rrdcnyc@gmail.com weekly.

     (Sharing the Zoom link without permission is prohibited.)​

  • Arrival
    Arrive to class on time. If possible, log on a few minutes early. Technology can be tricky.

  • Dance Attire
    Dressing the part will help us take class seriously. Do wear proper dance attire, hair neat and your water bottle nearby.

  • Charger
    Make sure your device is fully charged and keep a charger on hand just in case your battery runs low.

  • Video
    Do keep your video on. Your instructor will see you dancing and able to give you corrections.

  • Audio
    Muting your audio during class will help to prevent any background noises and minimize distractions in class. If your instructor asks you a question that requires more than a yes or no answer, unmute yourself to respond.

  • Nonverbal Communication
    We are always figuring out the usefulness of communicating via nonverbal cues, using gestures. (So, a Thumbs-up if you understand and your instructor can move on. A Thumbs-down if you want your instructor to go over that again.)

  • Virtual Background
    Avoid the use of virtual backgrounds as it can be distracting, making it difficult for your instructors to properly see and correct you.

  • Feedback
    As we work in this ever-changing landscape, it is helpful for your instructors to know what is and is not working so they can adjust. If you are having difficulties with an element of your Zoom education, i.e., the sound quality is not good, or the instructor keeps moving out of frame while demonstrating, politely communicate your concerns with your instructor.

  • Chat Feature
    Let us keep the Chat feature to communicate directly with your instructor. You will only be given permission to use this feature, if arrival to class is early and your instructors allow the Chat feature to be active prior to class starting.

  • Like Being in The Dance Studio
    What we all put into the experience, is what we will get out of it.  Let’s make it work by staying focused and present in t
    he now.

  • Take Notes
    Along with taking mental notes, it’s also a good idea to write notes.  Always have a notebook and a pencil ready.

  • Community
    Let us enjoy working with our friends through a sense of community and to work with your instructors who will get to know you and your individual needs.

  • Kindness
    As we navigate through this process, know we are all in it together.  Be compassionate, understanding, and patient.

  • HAVE FUN DANCING!

 

 

Zoom Session Etiquette

 

STUDIO AND

LOBBY PROTOCOL

 
  •  Students should arrive early so that classes may start on time. If a student is more than 15 minutes late do not enter the class that is in session without getting permission from the instructor  first. 

  • Students must comply with Rod Rodgers Dance Company Dress Code policy. This includes hair being secured and pulled back away from the face. 

  • The proper shoes must be worn for each class. The student may not be permitted to take class if appropriate shoes and attire are not worn. 

  • Have a notebook and pen always ready as we may ask students to take notes during class.  

  • Please no sugary snacks before class. Try to eat healthy ones. 

  • No gum, food or drinks are allowed in the studios except for designated lunch area. Water is permitted in a secured unbreakable container. 

  • Students must let the instructor know before the class begins if any illness or injury is present. Students are encouraged to stretch before and after classes. Pay attention to injuries and do not dance into pain. 

  • In the event of an accident, the instructor will supervise procedures for students.

 

 

 

CLASS DRESS CODE

BASIC ATTIRE FOR ALL CLASSES

Basic Attire is strongly recommended for all the dancers as it applies to most of classes dress code; otherwise listed.

  • Girls -Black leotard of any kind & Flesh Colored Convertible Tights 

  • Boys- White fitted T-shirt & Black Biking Shorts or Leggings 

 

 

PRE-BALLET

  • Girls- Pink ballet leotard and tights and pink ballet slippers, pink ballet chiffon wrap skirt (optional)

  • Boys- White fitted T-shirt, black leggings and black ballet slippers 

BALLET

  • Girls- Black leotard, tights and Pink ballet slippers or pointe shoes (if required), pink ballet chiffon wrap skirt (optional)

  • Boys- White fitted T-shirt, black leggings and black ballet slippers 

MODERN 

  • Girls- Leotard with tights 

  • Boys- White fitted T-shirt and black leggings 

HIP HOP

  • Girls- Leotard, tights and all black sneakers (with black soles) or black hip hop shoes 

  • Boys- White fitted T-shirt, black leggings and all black sneakers (with black soles) or black hip hop shoes 

TAP 

  • Girls- Leotard with tights and caramel or black tap shoes 

  • Boys- White fitted T-shirt, black leggings black tap shoes 

JAZZ

  • Girls- Leotard with tights and caramel or black jazz shoes 

  • Boys- White fitted T-shirt, black leggings and black jazz shoes 

WEST AFRICAN

  • Girls- Leotard with tights and lappa

  • Boys- White fitted T-shirt and black leggings 

 

 

Recommended Dancewear Retailers:

 

Please present your RRDC student I.D. card at the register to receive discounts. 

Capezio Peridance location 

126 E. 13th Street bet. 3rd & 4th Avenue, Lower Level New York NY 10003 Tel (212)388-0876 

Mon- Fri: 11am- 6:30pm

Sat:12pm-5pm 

Sunday: CLOSED

Visit Website

 

Capezio Flagship Store 

1650 Broadway at 51st Street, 2nd Floor New York NY 10019 Tel (212)245-2130

Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm 

Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Visit Website

 

Sansha 

888 8th Avenue on 53rd Street New York NY 10019 Tel (212)246-6212 

Mon-Fri: 11am-7pm

Sat:11am-5pm 

Sun: CLOSED

Visit Website

https://nydancestore.com

OnStageDancewear Inc. 

197 Madison Avenue between 34th & 35th Street New York NY 10016

Tel (212)725-1174

Mon-Fri:10am-7pm

Sat:11am-6pm 

Sun:CLOSED

Visit Website

Discount Dance Supply 

Enter Teacher Referral Code (TP36376) and you will get discounts during online checkout.

CONTACT

US

Call. 212.674.9066

Email. rodrodgers.dance@verizon.net

62 East 4th Street

New York, NY 10003

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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.