Rhythms Academy of Dance


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


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

*Voice Lessons

*FOOTWORK and Jr. FOOTWORK Competitive Tap Teams

The studio is located inside the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 2nd floor, Room 218

104 Main St., Wellsboro, PA     Contact:  dancingtap2002@yahoo.com or 607-772-1974

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 and 5)

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 both teams have brought 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 Classes

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 classes are offered for all levels, ages 10 and above.

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. 
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 intensives

Musical Theatre Intensives 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 intensives are for all ages and all levels.