• 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.

“Having studied with many great teachers in the world, i thought I knew everything about dance until I met Ruth C. Petrinovic. Her outstanding process of training versatile dancers prepared them to be successful in the challenging world of performing.”

June Taylor
Choreographer of The June Taylor Dancers on the Jackie Gleason Show

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This! In 1958, my late husband, the dancer, director, choreographer Gene Kelly, decided to take on the stigma facing male dancers in an Omnibus..

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None of us are perfect. In dance it’s more important to learn “how” to move….. intelligently, effectively, efficiently, and from the heart.

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Laura expresses the process of the RPM course so well in the post below. What we’re trying to get the students to understand is to work from..

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Photos from RPM: Revolutionary Principles of Movement's post

*** ATTENTION – This Just in ! ………. FEBRUARY 18-21 2020 RPM TEACHERS CERTIFICATION PROGRAM hosted by RPM founder Cheryl Ale and RPM Master..

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RPM CERTIFIED MASTER TEACHER SPOTLIGHT….. Read what WES CHAPMAN has to say about RPM training and the results it produces in his students!..

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Ballet is for everybody! Very good alignment on that last student lol.

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