Every student deserves individual attention to address the unique needs their own body and personal drive. Progress is measured by their individual improvement – not by comparison to the rest of the class.
While talent is not teachable, it is also not limited to those with ideal “ballet” bodies. Through exercises based in kinesiology, every aspiring dancer can learn to dance as elegantly as a principal dancer. Through mentoring, RPM teachers help their students learn (or recapture) the joy of dance.
Teachers can employ this fresh, bold approach to dancing right away, and their students will learn not only better technique, but also gain the self-confidence and the physical strength that it takes to be a lifelong dancer.
We focus on ballet training because we believe that ballet is the best foundation for all forms of dance. Competence in ballet makes better dancers in general.
Our teachers know that skills are developed incrementally.
Trying to describe RPM in only physical terms does not express enough! Trying to relegate RPM to merely a way to expand upon and enrich the stale antiquated forms of dance instruction, is a disservice to the freedom that RPM gives. Yes, the lessons of RPM are applicable to all schools of dance, but the RPM member brings much more than style to the studio.
RPM’s philosophy is not limited to teaching movement
We help students develop mental toughness as they develop their skills. RPM’s philosophy focuses on instilling students with a confident self-awareness important to safeguarding their well-being in all circumstances.
Educating the public (including parents) about how a child’s body develops is key to implementing the RPM philosophy. The catastrophic consequence of pushing muscles and bones beyond their limits led to the creation of our age-appropriate instruction.
Our genesis was research that discovered a discrepancy between the way a variation was taught in the studio and the way it was actually danced in performance. With careful study, patterns of movement were identified. These energy patterns help a dancer create fluid motion. Additional study based in kinesiology, enables an RPM student to develop postural and muscular techniques that create beautiful artistic movement with correct effort. RPM gives the gift of free, joyous and injury-free dance for everyone who wants to study ballet.