Reif Dance Company
The Reif Dance Company (RDC) was established in 1994 and is made up of our most dedicated dancers who audition to be a part of the Company each fall. Company class and rehearsals are on Saturdays. Original work is created on the Company members throughout the year. Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and repertoire from both RDC and James Sewell Ballet make this a unique learning experience.
As part of our relationship with James Sewell Ballet (JSB), RDC members travel to Minneapolis several times a year to attend Master Classes, see performances, and in some instances perform with the JSB. These trips provide another opportunity for our students to broaden their perspective as young artists, and as individuals. Members of the RDC serve as representatives of Reif Dance program, providing motivation and incentive for all developing young artists.
The RDC has their own performances each year which includes The Company Show, The Nutcracker, collaborative events with the JSB, Spring Show, and occasionally regional touring performances for special events.
The Reif Dance Jr. Company (RDJC) creates a performing opportunity for our younger students. Auditions for the Reif Dance Junior Company are held in the Fall. Dancers selected will attend Company classes on Saturdays beginning in January and perform original choreography created for them in the Company Show. Taking class and performing with the RDC offers the RDJC dancers the opportunity of experiencing the challenges of company class, while building relationships with the older, more experienced dancers.