Our Dance Programs
Embrace Movement. Explore Imagination.
The Dance Department at Rainey is dedicated to nurturing confident, productive, and creative action-takers with the skills to graduate to pre-professional training programs, while creating community value for arts and artists in our greater community. Our mission is to provide low-barrier dance education in a safe community for expression and growth with a holistic approach to learning and development.
Through our partnership with Groundworks Dance Theater, master classes, group classes, workshops, and performances, dancers will be equipped with the necessary skills needed to grow physically, emotionally, and socially. Current program offerings include the following:
After School – Rainey Dance Academy
Grades 3rd – 8th
Dance is more than a hobby. When taken seriously, dance becomes an obtainable option both professionally and educationally. Through Rainey Dance Academy (RDA), dancers will not only increase their technical dance skills; they will increase their awareness of achievable avenues within the professional world of dance. RDA offers:
- Pre-professional development for aspiring dancers
- Mastery-level training in various dance genres
- Educational instruction in Dance History, Composition, & other dance related subjects
- Ample performance & exposure opportunities
- Character development, connecting dance to personal growth & maturity
“Whenever you give a young person, a child the opportunity to be free in a way that they can express themselves, they always do better in other parts of their lives.”
— Mayor Frank Jackson