Founded in 1974 by professional dance educators Jayne Poor and Chuck Hoenes, Rockford Dance Company was created to provide the community with a school focused on the art of dance through classical ballet training.

Over the past forty years, RDC has evolved to include other genres of dance: modern, hip hop, jazz and tap, as well as courses for the health and fitness enthusiast.

Mission

Rockford Dance Company pursues excellence in the art of dance through performance, education, and outreach.

Goals

  • Support a company of dancers primarily from the Rockford region
  • Challenge the Company dancers with a rigorous training, rehearsal, and performance schedule driven by excellence
  • Provide strong school programming through class offerings for all ages at multiple locations and offer financial assistance for those in need
  • Encourage the impact of dance within our community through a vibrant outreach program
  • Expand audience development and donor support that sustains the ongoing growth of a dance organization committed to its community