ABOUT RIVERSIDE DANCE ACADEMY
We introduce a very professional atmosphere and offer a wide variety of styles of dance to all ages, from 2 and 1/2 year old toddlers to professionals desiring one-on-one coaching.
All levels available, from pre-ballet tots to professional ballerinas and danseurs.
We offer training in Classical Ballet, from Baby Ballet to Advanced Open class for professional dancers, and coaching and choreography for competing students. We will also offer chances for our students to perform onstage.
We also offer classes for your future primas, with a selection between Fairy Fun and Princess Ballet, and doting moms can even join in Mommy and Me class.
We also offer more serious ballet proper classes, in graduating levels, as well as pointe development classes and pas de deux.
Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap
Because a dancer must not live on ballet alone.
While we strongly recommend classical ballet, we encourage students to take additional types and styles of dance to broaden each students capabilities and knowledge of dance and the arts.
Musical Theater, Acting, Music
For the well-rounded performing artist.
Join our production of Wizard of Oz in August 2018!
We are holding auditions on 24th of February, 2018. Get your headstart by joining our Musical Theater class every Thursdays from 6:00-6:45 pm.
More information on our auditions can be found here.
Please contact us by phone (951) 941-0732 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our studio for more information. More Performing Arts classes coming soon.
Riverside Dance Academy and Performing Arts is creating a positive atmosphere for Dance and the Arts. Our Academy offers a wide variety of dance and performing arts classes. Our highly trained staff has so much to offer to each and every student. Our quality of instruction has prepared many of our students to be selected for roles in Cirque de Soleil, Disneyland parades and shows, Junior University, Civic Light Opera, Inland Dance Theater, as well as aiding students to acquire dance scholarships in major universities and many professional dance schools and companies in the United States and Canada. Here at RDA, our main focus is classical ballet, which is the foundation of all types of dance. Although we strongly recommend classical ballet we encourage students to take additional classes in different styles of dance to broaden each student’s capabilities and knowledge of both dance and the arts. RDA is a strong dance studio and performing arts choice and will create a positive and uplifting learning experience for all students involved.
WE HAVE MOVED!
1355 E. Alessandro Blvd, Suites #206, 207 and 208 (yes, count 'em, that's three times the size of our original studio!), Riverside, CA 92508
Rachel Swinson-Jacinto is a former principal dancer of Inland Dance Theater, and has performed with American Ballet Theatre. Starting out at Inland Dance Academy, Rachel has trained under Evette DeMarco Swinson, and with David Allen, Michel Gervais, Roberto Almaguer, Charles Maple, John Todd, Tanya Durbin, and Jennifer Blake, in several styles of dance, including classical ballet, contemporary dance, jazz, hip hop and tap. Rachel was accepted to several professional ballet schools, significantly with American Ballet Theatre in New York City and the San Francisco Ballet School, where she trained with Lola DeAvila, Jorge Esquivel, Pascal Leroy, Wendy Van Dyke, John Meehan, Clinton Luckett, Cynthia Harvey, Leslie Browne and Ethan Brown.
Since 2004, Rachel has been appearing in Inland Dance Theatre's annual production of the Nutcracker, as a Soloist and Principal dancer performing roles such as Arabian Coffee, the Dew Drop Fairy, the Snow Queen and the Sugar Plum Fairy. She has also been featured in Inland Dance Academy's productions as a student since 1990 and a soloist/principal since 1998, taking on defining roles in Alice in Wonderland, Paquita, Raymonda, The Sleeping Beauty and many original neoclassical works. Also in Rachel's repertoire are the roles of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Black Swan from Swan Lake, Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, the title role of Cinderella, and the Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland. In Summer 2005, she performed with American Ballet Theatre, and as a soloist in "The Glory of Easter" and "The Glory of Christmas" at the Crystal Cathedral in Orange County from 2005 to 2008. She is also one of ten who were picked from 150 dancers who auditioned for Ballet Pacifica with Ethan Stiefel. Rachel is currently a Principal dancer with CODA- Company of Dance Artists.
With over 15 years experience teaching all levels of classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap and hip hop at several professional dance studios, Rachel was appointed to Ballet Director with Temecula Valley Cathy's Dance in 2007 and later founded Temecula Valley Ballet Academy until summer 2014.
In the summer of 2013, Rachel and Quincy opened Riverside Dance Academy & Performing Arts and currently run the academy as Artistic Directors and proprietors.
In January 2015, the Jacintos started their own professional dance company- CODA- Company of dance Artists and are following their dreams of training dancers for a professional career in dance. As artistic director of RDA & CODA, she and her husband Quincy have produced the full-length Nutcracker, which the school & company will perform annually. Rachel has previously mounted Cinderella, Firebird, Swan Lake, Alice in Wonderland, Coppelia, and the Sleeping Beauty for various schools, and they plan exciting productions for CODA, as well.
Rachel and Quincy have also coached for dance competitions, such as Youth America Grand Prix, Star Systems, Revolution, among many others, and have won top awards for their choreography and training.
Quincy Jacinto is a former principal dancer with Ballet Pacifica and Philippine Ballet Theater. He studied ballet, jazz and contemporary dance under his father, Eli Jacinto, at TEAM Dance Studio in the Philippines. With this solid background won a dance and academic scholarship to Harid Conservatory in Florida, where he trained with Olivier Pardina, Tina Santos-Wahl, Mark Godden, Demetrius Klein and Marjorie Tallchief.
At Philippine Ballet Theatre, Quincy was cast in strong lead roles such as Basil in Don Quixote and Solor in La Bayadere, and has uniquely, separately portrayed the roles of Romeo, Tybalt and Mercutio in Tom Pazik's Romeo and Juliet. He had also made a mark on Philippine audiences in the historical ballet Andres, about the life of revolutionary hero, Andres Bonifacio, first as the opposing General, then in the lead role. On Quincy, the elder Eli Jacinto created roles for him in the solo Puga (Struggle) for TEAM Dance Studio, and the lead fisherman in Magdaragat (Seafarer) for Philippine Ballet Theatre. With Ballet Pacifica, he created roles in Molly Lynch's choreographies, particularly praised for his role of Puck in Lynch's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and danced in works by choreographers Choo San Goh, Robert Sund, Jacques Heim and Susan Hadley. Quincy was a runner-up for the Best Male Dancer Award in 2003.
He has taught classical ballet and contemporary dance for The Ballet Studio Inc., Inland Dance Academy, Temecula Valley Cathy's Dance, Divine Dance Center, Ballet Pacifica Conservatory and Focus Dance Studio. He also served as choreographer for these schools and restager of classical works. He has choreographed and coached several winning hopefuls at dance competitions such as Youth America Grand Prix.
New Schedule of our new dance year, effective 28th of August 2017.
Schedules and teachers are subject to change.
Watch out for auditions this January 20th, 2018!
Join our Swan Lake this summer!
Auditions on January 20, 2018
We're gearing up for the classic fairytale every ballet lover knows by heart. All dancers invited!
2:30-3:00 PM - Pre-ballet (ages 3-5)
3:00-3:30 PM - Beg. Ballet and Ballet 1 (ages 6-8)
3:30-4:00 PM - Ballet 2A ages 8+
4:00-4:30 PM - Ballet 2B/3 (ages 9+)
4:30-5:30 PM - Ballet 4/5 and CODA (ages 11+)
Tentative Dress Rehearsal and Performance dates are August 3-5, 2018.
For more information, please call (951)9410732.
Sing! Act! and Dance! in RDA's first musical, The Wizard of Oz!
Auditions on February 24, 2018
RDA is off to see the wonderful Wizard of Oz and holding open auditions for performances tentatively scheduled for August 3-5, 2018.
2:30-3:00 PM - Pre-levels (ages 3-5)
3:00-3:30 PM - Beg. Levels/Level 1 (ages 6-8)
3:30-4:15 PM - Intermediate /2A /2B /3 - ages 8+
4:15-5:00 PM - Advanced/ levels 4 /5 (ages 11+)
All singers, actors and dancers are invited, no previous experience necessary. Bring your jazz and ballet shoes, and be prepared to sing!
For more information, please call (951)9410732.
Congratulations to our RDA performance / competition dance teams for such a great job, as always!
We are so proud of you all!
#squadgoalsachieved at the 2017 Youth America Grand Prix
Mad props to Megan Giffin, Emily Kelley, London Mitchell and Hayley Hunt
And a special shoutout to our very own Megan Giffin for placing 14 in the Top 20 at the YAGP 2017!
Megan and Emily, all smiles backstage at YAGP 2017
RDA's Ballet Team took 1st place overall at
Thunderstruck February 2016
RDA's Ballet Team took 1st place overall at
MOVE, March 2016
Star Systems Regionals
Rainbow National Dance Competition