The Rock School mission focuses on excellence in dance training and in nurturing children and young people. At The Rock School they learn patience, persistence, attention to detail, discipline, teamwork and self-motivation. The School is primary, The R Company is secondary.
The Rock School for Dance Education has developed a reputation as one of the nation's top pre-professional training programs. The School's primary goal is to produce classically trained and versatile dancers, which The School has done for nearly 50 years.
The School's exceptional faculty, individual attention, unique in-house academic program, supervised residence program, nurturing environment, personal attention, and the success of its alumni attract dancers from around the globe. Approximately 1,500 dancers audition each year.
ROCK CENTER is the School's main facility, located on the Avenue of the Arts at 1101 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147. Rock Center houses five floors fully equipped with six state of the art sprung-floor studios, in-house costume shop, a delicious & nutritious 2nd floor Café and a Boutique for dancewear and Rock School merchandise. Rock Center also offers Residence for students training far from home as well as an Academics program for grades 7-12.
Rock Center is primarily geared for those seeking training in classical ballet, but Rock Center also offers instruction in Hip Hop/Urban Dance. Students range from as young as three years old all the way up to 20+ years for students training for Company placement. Parking is available on the North West corner of Broad and Washington streets.
ROCK WEST is the School's suburban campus, located in the Goshen Village Shopping Center at 1510 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380. Rock West houses five state of the art sprung-floor studios and offers dancer wear and Rock Merchandise. The Rock School West is a not for profit dance school that offers instruction in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, theatre, and contemporary dance styles for all age groups.
The School trains students from suburban Philadelphia, preparing talented young artists for careers as professional dancers, as well as providing an exceptional experience for those who simply enjoy dance as an activity. The School instills creativity, discipline and confidence and has seen firsthand how the study of dance can inspire productive work habits in students' other activities and careers.