• Cheryl Ale interviewed on Blog Talk Radio’s – Book Journey

    Jenn McRobbie interviews author Cheryl Ale on the writing and publishing of her book, The Spark: The Legacy that Changed the Dance World.

  • The Spark – The Legacy that Changed the Dance World

    You are the legacy, together we are the Spark. We created a body of work together to reignite the passion of teaching classical ballet.

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  • RPM is a systematic teaching philosophy that addresses the whole student, fostering confidence and common sense while training the body to move effortlessly.

    For dance teachers, RPM is a set of tools for you to use to help your students achieve their full potential.

    RPM is also a network of like-minded members who share your values and share experiences and encouragement. RPM master teachers have the experience and expertise to help with virtually all aspects of dance pedagogy. In short, we are a growing family that is changing ballet for the better. As your involvement grows, we welcome you to become the next RPM master teacher. We believe that RPM gives you an edge. The students get better, the teachers impart wisdom of the body and spirit, the studio gains prestige because parents know that their child is treated with love while being challenged to develop their art.

“I’ve been teaching and using RPM for more than 15 years. The principles continue to reinforce to this day how important Ruth Petrinovic’s 50+ years of work on these empowering, principles and the effects they continue to have on the dance world. Mastering these principles has given me great enjoyment in my work as a International Classical Ballet Teacher, Coach & Repetiteur.”

Wes Chapman
International Classical Ballet Teacher, Coach & Répétiteur

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Watch the free video: Improving My Balance

Join Cheryl Ale, a founder of the RPM as she shares her tips on improving balance in ballet in her exclusive video. Watch it here now: http://bit.ly/RPM-balance

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We are so excited! We have a great opportunity coming up this next month for dance teachers looking for a system of teaching that can address..

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Keeping students engaged and excited about dance is always a challenge but in our Essential Principles Master Class you will learn very clear..

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Take a look at students from Ballet Arts Conservatory of Tallahassee under the direction of Amy Lowe, Artistic Director and owner. Here the students..

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https://issuu.com/worldofdancemagazine/docs/janfeb2015web/20 Here’s a great article on the backstory of RPM. It’s origins, philosophy and implementation…

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Utilizing two-way energy and centripetal force for more consistent pirouettes. By applying the RPM principles of movement in your teaching you..

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