Below are some of the training methods you will experience during your time in the academy.
In this training students will learn the technique of the different dances and be given the opportunity to repeat movements to create muscle memory.
In this portion of the training, students will learn all patterns/choreography needed for their current and upcoming level of training.
In this phase, students will be guinea pigs for other students who are currently in their Teacher Training phase. This is a good opportunity to learn choreography that will be used in the future and to work on partnering techniques and concepts.
Group Rounds exist to give trainees a chance to retain previous criteria once moving forward with their training and to allow dancers a chance to partner up and challenge themselves to put their training to use.
Students will be required to study patterns, reading material, and take videos of their training outside of the studio.
Teacher Training (communication & sales, problem solving, mechanical solutions, etc.)
This phase will focus on providing you with the tools and experiences you need to become comfortable teaching dance and sharing the knowledge you have learned as an R&J Trainee. You will experience teaching lessons as an assistant, leading group drills and patterns, teaching new trainees with a monitor, and sales and communication training.
Classroom discussions and demonstrations to learn more on how our bodies can be used efficiently, how to protect and use our bodies properly to avoid injury, what makes ballroom dancing an art/sport, and many more topics.
In this phase you will begin finding a long-term dance partner and begin getting personalized choreography and coaching from the head instructors.
Scholarships are evaluated and awarded quarterly. Currently R&J has four full-ride scholarship opportunities along with 4 partial scholarship opportunities. Each quarter, students are evaluated and given scores that will determine who will receive the scholarships. Here is the criteria in which the students will be graded upon to be awarded scholarships.
Punctuality & Attendance:
Trainees are expected to arrive with plenty of time to prepare and be ready for class when it begins.
Trainees are also expected to attend training each month in one style and level of dance, but all trainees are welcome to attend more classes than what is required, which will be considered when awarding scholarships.
Every trainee is given tasks throughout their training. Trainees will be expected to complete tasks in a correct and speedy manner.
Trainees are given Patterns and Mechanics, which they will be evaluated on monthly.
Student has no fees for the three months within the quarter the scholarship is awarded for.
Student is required to pay for first two months of the quarter, the third month will require no fee.