The Ardán-Rochez Academy of Irish Dance was established to encourage dancers to develop their skills in dance while growing into confident, disciplined young adults. The Rochez approach features small class sizes, positive encouragement, individual attention, gentle correction and classes structured for different learning levels. Eilis Rochez-McKenna and John Heinzman cultivate the self-esteem of each dancer, along with a healthy competitive spirit.
Solo step dancing classes help dancers develop individual dancing skills. More concentrated conditioning classes are available, as well. Eilis and John promote teamwork through Ardán-Rochez Academy’s innovative classes for figures (group dances), show performance and preparation for regional, national and international competitions.
Rochez dancers not only participate in competitions, they also devote time to community service performing in nursing homes, hospitals, churches, community service organizations and schools. Eilis maintains a family atmosphere in the Academy. Family involvement is highly encouraged, and is integral to furthering the development of both the dancing and the social life of each dancer.
In December 2015, 15 we began our partnership with the Ardán Academy. Read more about them by clicking on this link: Ardán Academy Info
We are excited about this opportunity to learn new steps and take our dancing to the next level!