Rhythms Academy of Dance

Tioga County's Premier Dance and Voice Studio.  The Place for Professional Dance and Voice Instruction.

REGISTRATION DATES FOR OUR 2018-2019 SEASON:  Tuesday, August 14th and 28th from 6-8 PM at our location in Mansfield, PA - 38 N Main St.

FMI:  Contact RAOD by email:  dancingtap2002@yahoo.com or by phone 607-772-1974

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*Pretap, Tap, preballet, Ballet, Jazz, Musical theatre, Modern and African Dance Classes

*Voice Lessons

*FOOTWORK and Jr. FOOTWORK Competitive Tap Teams   

Welcome to Rhythms Academy of Dance 

Tap Classes

Tap Dance is an American art form where dancers wear metal taps on their shoes creating rhythmic, percussive sounds. It's a highly energized style of dance that is excellent exercise as well as develops in the dancer a strong sense of rhythm and musicality. Tap classes are offered for all levels, ages 5 and above (and Pretap for ages 4 - 6)

FOOTWORK and Jr. FOOTWORK Competitive Tap Teams

The studio's two competitive tap teams were established in 2011 with FOOTWORK and 2012 with Jr. FOOTWORK, to offer the area's most serious tappers the chance to perform at various community events and competitions throughout the NY and PA areas. Tap Dancers are selected for the teams by an audition process in September. Team dancers perform in multiple regional competitions, and have attended and competed at nationals and worlds with both teams bringing home numerous first place trophies and top high score awards!  

Voice Lessons

Voice Lessons are held on Thursday evenings at the studio. Voice students participate in the spring recital presenting either a solo, duet and/or a group voice performance. The voice lessons are a ½ hour individual weekly voice lesson with Jason Auman, tenor. 
Ages - The voice lessons are for singers ages 8 years and above.

preballet classes

PreBallet Classes give an introduction to ballet concepts and techniques.
Ages - PreBallet is for dancers ages 4-6.

Modern classes

Modern Dance classes are founded in traditional modern dance techniques, including those of Doris Humphrey, Martha Graham, Isadora Duncan, and Ruth St. Denis.  Modern dance is done barefoot, and focuses on visceral interpretations of music and sensation.  Modern classes are offered for all levels, ages 7 and above.

African workshops

African Dance comes from the traditional ritual dances of West Africa and the “Africanist Aesthetics” of exuberant performance, homage to mother earth, polyrhythm, and personal embellishment.  Students will study the traditional dances and incorporate more modern forms for a wide and well-rounded view of African dance’s scope and utility.  African workshops will be held throughout the season.

Ballet, Pointe and Jazz intensives

Miss Theresa Byers from Baltimore, MD instructs the ballet, pointe and jazz intensives. Theresa is currently teaching and a company member at the Jean Kettell Studio of Dance in Baltimore, MD. Intensives are on Sundays, once a month from September to May. Ballet, pointe and jazz performance pieces are a part of the spring recital. The intensives are run as continuous classes.   The jazz intensives will incorporate both classical and street jazz styles.
Ages:   Ballet intensives are offered for all levels, ages 6 and above and jazz intensives for all levels, ages 7 and above.  Pointe is by invitation only.

musical theatre immersion workshops

Musical Theatre immersion workshops will cover all aspects of musical theatre from singing, dancing, costuming and prop use to staging a musical theatre piece for the spring recital.  Musical Theatre workshops are for all ages and all levels.