At RMSD, the Rockin’ Robins Junior and Senior Competition Teams provide our motivated and talented students with an opportunity to further their dance experience. The students are challenged to improve their dance technique and performance skills while learning to work together as a team. Good sportsmanship is emphasized both inside and outside the classroom. Our teachers strive to create a positive atmosphere, where the dancers work hard to reach their personal best but also have fun! The hard work pays off each spring when the team travels to compete against other dance schools.
Along with competing, we hope to inspire our dancers’ creativity and foster their appreciation of dance in several other ways. The teams participate in dance workshops and conventions in New Jersey and New York City, where master classes are taught by internationally recognized instructors. They attend dance performances and Broadway shows. The team members also perform for community events.
Each year, one of our competition team members is selected to receive the Gisella Award. Gisella Chicaiza was a member of our junior competition team, who sadly left us too soon. In her memory, we select the student who best exemplifies Gisella’s positive attitude, dedication to and love of dance to receive a scholarship to attend the Tremaine Dance Convention.