RMSA School Year Dance Classes

2022-2023 REGISTRATION OPEN

RMSA DANCE Ballet

Our dance classes are grouped into 6 different categories:

    • Early Childhood
    • Youth Academies
    • Intermediate Academies
    • Pre-Advance Academies
    • Advance Academy
    • Adult Classes

Disciplines include:

    • ballet/pointe
    • tap
    • jazz
    • hip hop
    • contemporary

Rocky Mountain School of the Arts DANCE offers a variety of dance classes for all ages and experience levels. We are a state-of-the-art facility in Cody, Wyoming where dancers can grow to achieve the highest levels of training, experience, and recognition in the surrounding area. Since 2018, we are proud to offer a Lettering Program for our Cody High School Students. Our Executive Director and Ballet Instructor is proudly certified through the world renowned Bolshoi Ballet Academy Teacher Certification Program. To see credentials of our teachers click here.

Our school year program runs from September through May with a Fall Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break. Our school year ends with a culmination of 3 different Spring Performances in May. Performance involvement depends on enrollment of classes.

Each class has a set syllabus especially designed by the executive director for each level of dance. Every Spring, families will receive letters from the executive director informing them what level dancers will be enrolled in the next fall year.

*All Classes start week of September 12, 2022.

ONLINE registration for Academy levels close October 1; for enrollment options after October 1, 2022 please call 307-527-9973.

Preschool, Kindergarten & Adult Class ONLINE registrations will remain open till each session begins. If class is full, add students to the waitlist and if spots open, you will be notified in order of waitlisted.   

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Preschool | 35 minutes per week
Wednesdays 3:45-4:20

RMSA’s Preschool Dance class is a fun, all-around introduction to dance for 3-4 year olds. Children in this class develop loco-motor skills, learn rhythm, and how to behave in the structured environment of dance classes.

  • 10 minutes for tap/rhythm
  • 25 minutes for ballet/creative movement

Session 1: October 5 - November 16 (no performance). Tuition: $70 paid in full for Fall Session

Session 2: February 8 - May 14.  The Preschool Dance class performs a ballet dance in one show of RMSA’s annual Spring Production (purchase of costume required, approximately $65). Tuition: choice of paying $40 per month or $160 full session upfront. 

Kindergarten | 40 minutes per week
Wednesdays 4:20-5:00

RMSA's Kindergarten Dance class is a fun, engaging class where children ages 5-6 are introduced to patterns in dance and music, simple ballet sequences, and dance vocabulary.

  • 25 minutes for ballet/creative movement
  • 15 minutes for tap/rhythm

Session 1: October 5 - November 16 (no performance) Tuition: $70 paid in full for Fall Session

Session 2: February 8 - May 13.  The Kindergarten Dance class performs a ballet dance in one show of RMSA’s annual Spring Production (purchase of costume required, approximately $65). Tuition: choice of paying $40 per month or $160 full session upfront. 

YOUTH ACADEMIES DANCE

Academy 1 | 1 h 45 min per week

  • Tuesday's 
    • 4:00-4:30 Ballet
    • 4:30-5:00 Tap
  • Wednesday's
    • 4:15-5:00 Jazz & Hip Hop (dual discipline class)

Academy 1 is designed for beginning dancers, generally 1st grade.

The Academy program offers students four different dance disciplines: ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop. Jazz & Hip Hop are combined into the same class for Ac 1. It is recommended that students do participate in all four as the training is well-rounded and provides the student with the opportunity to see which styles suite their abilities, but it is not mandatory to participate in all styles. Ballet training is highly recommended to help build a dance foundation. All four disciplines are offered at a discounted rate.

  • Performances:
      • In May; Ballet class will perform in RMSA's Annual Masterpieces of Ballet and Jazz, Hip Hop, & Tap classes perform in RMSA’s annual Spring Production. (Purchase costumes required. 1 for ballet; 1 for hip hop, and 1 for jazz/tap -jazz & tap share a costume; approximately $65 per costume and dancers get to keep costumes after performances).
      • Academy Jazz students have 3 performances during the holiday season (costumes provided).

 Academy 1B | 1 h 45 min per week

  • Tuesday's
    • 4:00-4:30 Ballet
    • 4:30-5:00 Tap
  • Wednesday's
    • 4:15-5:00 Jazz & Hip Hop (dual discipline class)

Academy 1B is designed for 1st or 2nd grade beginner dancers.

The Academy program offers students four different dance disciplines: ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop. Jazz & Hip Hop are combined into the same class for Ac 1B.  It is recommended that students do participate in all four as the training is well-rounded and provides the student with the opportunity to see which styles suite their abilities, but it is not mandatory to participate in all styles. Ballet training is highly recommended to help build a dance foundation. All four disciplines are offered at a discounted rate.

  • Performances:
      • In May; Ballet class will perform in RMSA's Annual Masterpieces of Ballet and Jazz, Hip Hop, & Tap classes perform in RMSA’s annual Spring Production. (Purchase costumes required. 1 for ballet; 1 for hip hop, and 1 for jazz/tap -jazz & tap share a costume; approximately $65 per costume and dancers get to keep costumes after performances).
      • Academy Jazz students have 3 performances during the holiday season (costumes provided).

Academy 2 | 2 h

  • Tuesday's 
    • 4:00-4:30 Tap
    • 4:30-5:15 Ballet
  • Thursday's
    • 4:00-4:45 Jazz & Hip Hop (dual discipline class)

Academy 2 is designed for 2nd or 3rd grade intermediate dancers, with 3 years of dance training recommended (differs for each student).

The Academy program offers students four different dance disciplines: ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop. Jazz & Hip Hop are combined into the same class for Ac 2. It is recommended that students do participate in all four as the training is well-rounded and provides the student with the opportunity to see which styles suite their abilities, but it is not mandatory to participate in all styles. Ballet training is highly recommended to help build a dance foundation. All four disciplines are offered at a discounted rate.

  • Performances:
      • In May; Ballet class will perform in RMSA's Annual Masterpieces of Ballet and Jazz, Hip Hop, & Tap classes perform in RMSA’s annual Spring Production. (Purchase costumes required. 1 for ballet; 1 for hip hop, and 1 for jazz/tap -jazz & tap share a costume; approximately $65 per costume and dancers get to keep costumes after performances).
      • Academy Jazz students have 3 performances during the holiday season (costumes provided).

Academy 2B | 2 h

  • Tuesday's
    • 4:00-4:30 Tap
    • 4:30-5:15 Ballet
  • Thursday's
    • 4:00-4:45 Jazz & Hip Hop (dual discipline class)

Academy 2B is designed for 2nd -4th grade intermediate dancers, with 3-4 years of dance training recommended (differs for each student). Students spend approximately two -three years in Academy 2B.

The Academy program offers students four different dance disciplines: ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop. Jazz & Hip Hop are combined into the same class for Ac 2B. It is recommended that students do participate in all four as the training is well-rounded and provides the student with the opportunity to see which styles suite their abilities, but it is not mandatory to participate in all styles. Ballet training is highly recommended to help build a dance foundation. All four disciplines are offered at a discounted rate.

    • Performances:
        • In May; Ballet class will perform in RMSA's Annual Masterpieces of Ballet and Jazz, Hip Hop, & Tap classes perform in RMSA’s annual Spring Production. (Purchase costumes required. 1 for ballet; 1 for hip hop, and 1 for jazz/tap -jazz & tap share a costume; approximately $65 per costume and dancers get to keep costumes after performances).
        • Academy Jazz students have 3 performances during the holiday season (costumes provided).

RMSA Dance

INTERMEDIATE ACADEMIES DANCE

Intermediate dance levels differ from youth levels as the goal is to increase vocabulary and knowledge beyond foundational years.  This is accomplished with longer class times, the addition of contemporary training, and two ballet classes per week.

Academy 3 | NO Ac 3 2022-2023

Academy 3B | 3 h 15 min per week

  • Tuesday's
    • 5:30-6:15 Jazz & Hip Hop (dual discipline class)
    • 6:15-7:00 Ballet
  • Thursday's
    • 4:00-4:45 Ballet (may only participate if registered for Tuesday ballet class)
    • 5:00-5:30 Tap
    • 5:30-6:00 Contemporary

This Academy is designed for 3rd to 5th grade intermediate dancers, with 4-6 years of dance training recommended (differs for each student). Students spend approximately two years in Academy 3B.

The Academy program offers students five different dance disciplines: ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary. Jazz & Hip Hop are combined into the same class for Ac 3B. It is recommended but not mandatory that students do participate in all five as the training is well-rounded and provides the student with the foundation needed to move into the advanced placement classes. Ballet training is highly recommended to help build a dance foundation. All five disciplines are offered at a discounted rate.

  • Performances:
      • In May; Ballet class will perform in RMSA's Annual Masterpieces of Ballet and Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary & Tap classes perform in RMSA’s annual Spring Production. (Purchase costumes required. 1 for ballet; 1 for hip hop, 1 contemporary, and 1 for jazz/tap -jazz & tap share a costume; approximately $65 per costume and dancers get to keep costumes after performances).
      • Academy Jazz students have 3 performances during the holiday season (costumes provided).

Academy 4 | 3 h 45 min per week

  • Tuesday's
    • 5:00-5:30 Tap
    • 5:30-6:30 Ballet
    • 6:30-7:00 Contemporary
  • Thursday's
    • 4:45-5:45 Ballet/Pointe (may only participate if registered for Tuesday ballet class)
    • 6:00-6:45 Jazz & Hip Hop (dual discipline class)

Academy 4 is designed for students 11 years and older with 5-7 years of dance experience. Each dancer is evaluated individually for Academy 4, as these guidelines differ for each student.  Students spend approximately two - three years in Academy 4. This Academy is for the more serious dancer and is the final level offered to dancers before they move into advanced placement.  Dancers who do not wish or are unable to move into advanced placement classes can move into our recreational dance classes as an alternative.

This Academy program offers students five dance disciplines: Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Tap. It is recommended but not mandatory that students do participate in all five classes as the training is well-rounded and provides the student with the foundation needed to move into the advanced placement classes. Although student’s class choices can be customized, it is required that students participate in the majority of classes offered. Unlimited Class Package is available. 

  • Performances:
    • Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Tap classes perform in RMSA’s annual Masterpieces of Ballet AND Spring Production. (purchase of 4 costumes required for ballet, hip hop, contemporary, and jazz/tap-share a costume, approximately $65-$75 per costume).
    • Academy Jazz students have 3 performances during the holiday season (costumes provided).

Dancers in their 2nd year of Academy 4 are eligible to audition for RMDT’s Spring Company.

PRE-ADVANCED ACADEMIES DANCE

Academy 5 | NO 2022-2023

Academy 5B| 5+ hours per week

  • Monday
    • 6:15-7:30 Ballet/pointe
  • Wednesday
    • 5:00-5:30 Tap
    • 5:30-6:15 Jazz
    • 6:15-7:00 Hip Hop
  • Thursday's 
    • 4:45-5:30 Contemporary
    • 5:45-7:00 Ballet/pointe
  • Friday's
    • 2:00-3:15 Ballet

Academy 5B is for the serious dancer only and acceptance is based on a student’s knowledge both physically and mentally, along with technical foundation. Students must be at least 12 years or older with four years of ballet training and four years of jazz or hip hop, and two years contemporary experience.  A trial class is required before registration is accepted. Although student’s class choices can be customized, it is required that students participate in the majority of classes offered. Unlimited Class Package is available. 

  • RMSA in cooperation with Cody High School Activities Department, has developed an Independent Provider Extra Curricular Lettering Program for dance which is an option for RMSA's Cody High School dancers. 
  • Pre-Advance dance classes no longer perform in our Masterpieces of Ballet or Spring Production at this level. Dancers MUST audition for RMDT Spring Company in order to perform.
  • Dancers in Academy 5B are required to audition for Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre’s Spring Company and Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre’s annual Nutcracker Production.
  • Dancers 14 years old + have the option to attend RMDT’s New York Dance Experience every other year. 

ADVANCED ACADEMY DANCE

Advance Academy | 6+ hours per week

  • Monday
    • 6:15-7:30 Ballet/pointe
  • Wednesday
    • 5:00-6:15 Contemporary
    • 6:15-7:00 Hip Hop
    • 7:00-7:45 Jumps & Turns (1x monthly)
  • Thursday's
    • 5:45-7:00 Ballet/Pointe
    • 7:30-8:15 Tap
  • Friday's
    • 2:00-3:15 Ballet/Pointe (most weeks, see calendars)

Christmas Dance Rehearsal (first semester; must be enrolled in ballet and one other class) Time Varies see calendars

Advance Academy is offered by audition only. Please contact the studio to set up a meeting time if you are interested in registering for classes of this level. Unlimited Class Package is available. 

  • RMSA in cooperation with Cody High School Activities Department, has developed an Independent Provider Extra Curricular Lettering Program for dance which is an option for RMSA's Cody High School dancers. 
  • Advance dance classes no longer perform in our Masterpieces of Ballet or Spring Production at this level. Dancers MUST audition for RMDT Spring Company in order to perform.
  • Dancers in Advance Academy are required to audition for Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre’s Spring Company, Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre’s annual Nutcracker Production, and Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre’s Wild West Show.
  • Dancers have the option to attend RMDT’s New York Dance Experience every other year. 

ADULT / RECREATIONAL DANCE

At RMSA, we believe you’re never too old to discover the joy of dance. RMSA’s Adult dance classes offer quality training in dance styles for anyone 16 years old and older. No previous dance experience required and there will be no performances. Adult classes are offered in sessions throughout the year.

  • Adult Ballet- Tuesday's (notice times)
    • Session 1 October 4- Nov 15; 5:30-6:30(7 weeks; $70)
    • Session 2 January 10 - February 7; 7:00-8:00 (5 weeks; $50)
    • Session 3 March 28- April 25; 7:00-8:00 (5 weeks; $50)
  • Adult Tap- Wednesday's 6:15-7:00
    • Session 1 October 5- Nov 9 (6 weeks; $60)
    • Session 2 January 11 - March 1 (8 weeks; $80)

RMSA has offered many styles in the past, if we receive enough interest, dance classes may be offered. Please contact 307-527-9973. MINIMUM NUMBER IS REQUIRED FOR CLASS TO BE OFFERED. PLEASE CALL 307-527-9973 to register.