Welcome to the TYSOD | RDT Online Studio!

This page is your resource for online classes taught by your favorite TYSOD | RDT teachers.

Every week members of the TYSOD faculty will be teaching some classes LIVE through Zoom – links to classes in the grid on this page. Faculty are also recording instructional videos on everything from warm-ups to technique tweaks to some relaxing stretches. Please check this page often, as the content will be growing and changing every day!

Online dance classes are a new challenge for many of our teachers, so please be super patient with them! We know that taking a class online is new for you, too, so here are some tips that will help you have a better experience:

  • Start ahead of time and set up your dance space. Your garage/basement/bedroom is not a dance studio, but you can still get in a good workout if you find a spot in your house where there is space to move around.
  • Use a chair/kitchen counter/mantle/back of the sofa for your ballet barre. Make sure whatever you choose is a comfortable height and stable.
  • Dress how you feel most comfortable – you can put on a leotard and tights, or just wear casual exercise gear.
  • MOST IMPORTANT: have a positive attitude and get ready to dance!

PLEASE REMEMBER: Our faculty has been working to prepare as much online material for you as possible to keep you in top dancing shape while the studio is closed – this material IS PRIVATE. These video links on this page are for use by registered TYSOD/RDT dancers only. Please do not post or share with others.

Thank you for your support of the TYSOD | RDT Online Studio. We are so excited to dance with you!

Week of May 18: Live Classes via Zoom Video Online

TIPS FOR SUCCESS WITH ONLINE CLASSES:  
IMPORTANT: Please login to your class 10 minutes early. (If you join a class right as it is starting/after it has already started, the teacher may not be able to let you in.)
Dancers: Take appropriate age/level classes and use your full name in Zoom.      Parents: Let dancers enjoy class by themselves (once video is set up).

Check out our HOW TO ZOOM quick guide for a few more tips on making your live classes super smooth.

MONDAY

10-11:30   CY|RG|HYK|TB
Adult/RDT Lev.1+ BALLET

3:00-4:00    Ms. Kyme
Beg & Int TAP
(ages 6+)

3:00-4:00    Mr. Daet
7th Yr – Pre-Co BALLET
(ages 8+)

3:00-4:15    Ms. Tracey
PDP BALLET

4:15-5:15    Ms. Pumkin
4th Yr+ JAZZ
(ages 8+)

4:30-5:45   CY|RG|HYK|TB
PrePro Diamonds

5:30-6:30    Ms. Claire
4th-6th Yr. BALLET
(ages 6+)

5:30-6:30    Ms. Jo
Beg. ACRO
(ages 5+)

7:30-8:30    Mr. Daet
RDT PDP, Lev. 1-4 BALLET

7:30-8:30   Ms. Lindsay
RDT Lev. 7+ JAZZ

TUESDAY

3:00-4:00   Ms. Jena
4th-6th Yr BALLET
(ages 6+)

3:00-4:00   Mr. Robbie
7th Yr.-Pre Co. BALLET
(ages 8+)

3:00-4:15   CY|RG|HYK|TB
PrePro Emeralds & Rubies

4:15-5:15   Ms. Pumkin
Beg.-3rd Yr. JAZZ
(ages 6+)

4:15-5:15   Ms. Tracy
RDT Lev. 7+ MODERN

5:30-6:30   Ms. Michele
CONTEMP MODERN I-III
(ages 7+)

5:30-6:30   Ms. Lindsay
RDT PDP, Lev. 1-6 CONTEMP
(RDT only)

7:30-8:30   Ms. Claire
RDT Lev. 10-14 BALLET

7:30-8:30   Mr. Peter
Teen JAZZ/MODERN

WEDNESDAY

10-11:30   CY|RG|HYK|TB
Adult/RDT Lev.1+ BALLET

3:00-4:00   Ms. Jena
7th Yr-Pre Co. BALLET
(ages 8+)

3:00-4:00   Mr. Daet
RDT Lev. 10-14 BALLET

3:00-4:00   Ms. Pumkin
Beg. HIP HOP
(ages 6+)

3:00-4:15  CY|RG|HYK|TB
PrePro Topaz, Opal,
Apprentice

4:15-5:15   Ms. Claire
RDT Lev. 5-8 BALLET

4:15-5:15   Ms. Nancy
RDT PDP, Lev. 1-4 BALLET
(RDT only)

5:30-6:30   Ms. Lindsay
B’way JAZZ
(ages 6+)

7:45-8:45   Mr. Lance
RDT HIP HOP
(RDT only)

THURSDAY

*Special Time*
3:30-4:00   Ms. Pam
Toddlerdance &
Kinderdance
(ages 2-4)

3:00-4:00    Ms. Mary
4th-6th Yr. BALLET
(ages 6+)

3:00-4:00 Ms. Jo
Int ACRO
(ages 8+)

3:00-4:15   Ms. Tracey
PrePro Trainees

4:15-5:15    Ms. Mary
7th Yr – Pre-Co BALLET
(ages 8+)

4:15-5:15   Ms. Gabby
RDT Lev. 7-14 CONTEMP

4:15-5:15   Ms. Pumkin
Int.-Teen HIP HOP
(ages 8+)

5:30-6:30   Ms. Tracy
RDT PDP, Lev. 1-6 MODERN

7:30-8:30   Ms. Mary
RDT Open Co. BALLET
(RDT all levels)

FRIDAY

10-11:30   CY|RG|HYK|TB
Adult/RDT Lev.1+ BALLET

3:00-4:00   Ms. Claire
7th Yr-Pre Co. BALLET
(ages 8+)

3:00-4:15   Ms. Tracey
PDP POINTE

4:15-5:15   Ms. Pumkin
RDT PDP, Lev. 1-6 JAZZ
(RDT Only)

4:15-5:15   Mr. Peter
Advanced Tap
(ages 10+)

5:30-6:30   Mr. Mark
Pre-Teen, Teen BALLET
(ages 10+)

SATURDAY

9:00-10:00   Ms. Pat
4th Year BALLET
(ages 6-8)

10:00-11:00   Ms. Pat
5th Yr BALLET
(ages 7-9)

10-11:30 CY|RG|HYK|TB
PrePro ALL LEVELS

SUNDAY

*No CLASSES*

CHECK IT OUT:
NYCB Digital Spring Season
(new releases Tuesdays and Fridays at 8pm)
Something FUN to watch this week (from Deborah Vogel)

Recorded Video Instruction

Ballet Basics

Ballet Class | Ms. Nancy
Beginner – Intermediate
Plies
Tendus
Dégagés (with music)
Rond de jambs
Petit allegro (with music)


Ballet Class | Ms. Jena
Beginner – Intermediate
Plies
Tendus
Rond de jambs
Pirouette
Core


Floor Barre-Retire/Pirouette Exercise | Ms. Jena
Ballet ages 10+, RDT all levels


Cecchetti Body Positions | Ms. Jena
5th Yr Ballet
a la Quatrieme Devant, a la Seconde & a la Quatrieme Derriere
Croise Devant & Croise Derrière
Efface Devant & Efface Derriere


Ballet Barre | Ms. Leah
4th-6th Yr Ballet


Practice: Emboite | Ms. Jena
4th Yr Ballet


Charleston | Ms. Jena
3rd Yr Ballet


Boogie Woogie | Ms. Jena
2nd & 3rd Yr Ballet


Toddlerdance | Ms. Jena
2-yr-olds
Bear Cub Crawls
Butterfly and O & X
Cat Back Stretches
Mr. Inchworm


Hip & Flip Conditioning | Ms. Samantha
Beg.-Int. Hip-Hop

RDT Ballet Technique

Therapeutic Barre | Ms. Tracey
RDT Ballet, PrePro Companies [8 min.]


Ballet Barre | Ms. Claire
Int-Adv Ballet, RDT Companies [42 min.]


Ballet Company Class | Mrs. Mary
RDT Companies [60 min.]
Warm-up, Plies, Tendu
Degages, Rond de Jambes
Frapes, Heel stretch, Grande Battements
Center Combinations


Ballet Company Class | Mrs. Mary
RDT Companies  [40 min.]


Int. Contemporary Ballet 1 | Lara Davis [27 min.]
Int. Contemporary Ballet 2 | Lara Davis [29 min.]
Int-Adv Ballet, RDT Companies


Ballet Ball-Part 1 | Ms. Tracey [15 min.]
Ballet Ball-Part 2 | Ms. Tracey [38 min.]
Int-Adv Ballet, RDT Companies


Progressive Ballet Technique-Ballet Ball Basics | Ms. Claire
Int-Adv Ballet, RDT Companies [38 min.]


Pointe Exercises | Ms. Claire
Int-Adv Ballet, RDT Companies [13 min.]

Contemporary | Jazz | Modern

Contemporary Combo RDT-4 | Ms. Kassandra
RDT Companies [10 min.]


Contemporary Combo RDT-3 | Ms. Kassandra
RDT Companies [9 min.]


Contemporary Combo RDT-2 | Ms. Kassandra
RDT Companies [9 min.]


Contemporary Combo RDT-1 | Ms. Kassandra
RDT Companies [11 min.]


Contemporary Combo OPEN-1 | Ms. Kassandra
Contemporary Classes (all levels) [5 min.]


Contemporary Combo | Ms. Michele
RDT Companies [6 min.]


Contemporary Warm Up (2018-19) | Ms. Kassandra
RDT Companies [14 min.]


Jazz Warm Up | Ms. Pumkin
All levels (including Hip-Hop) [11 min.]


Jazz – Across the Floor | Ms. Pumkin
All levels  [7 min.]


Hip-Hop Power Moves | Ms. Pumkin
All levels (including Combo classes, Hip & Flip)  [4 min.]


Warm Up, Stretch, Condition | Ms. Michele
All levels  [9 min.]


Modern Contemporary 1 – Floor Work | Ms. Jena
Beginner – Intermediate  [4 min.]

Dance Ed | Dance Info

Functional Anatomy for Dancers
Level 1: Meet Your Body
by Deborah Vogel & Anneliese Burns Wilson

Functional Anatomy Lessons

Lesson 1 – The Feet
Student activity sheet

Lesson 2 – Point-Flex
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Lesson 3 – Pronation Supination
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Lesson 4 – Ankle Circles
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Lesson 5 – The Knee
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Lesson 6 – Knee Positions
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Lesson 7 – Hip Joint
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Lesson 8 – Turn Out and In
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Lesson 9 – Flexion Extension Hip Joint
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Lesson 10 – Abduction and Adduction
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Lesson 11 – Anatomy of the Pelvis
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Lesson 12 – Positions of the Pelvis
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Lesson 13 – The Square Pelvis
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Lesson 14 – The Pelvis in Arabesque
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Lesson 15 – Spinal Flexion
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Lesson 16 – Thoracic Extension
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Lesson 17 – Full Spinal Extension
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Lesson 18 – Lateral Flexion
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Lesson 19 – Spinal Rotation
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Lesson 20 – The Shoulder Girdle
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Lesson 21 – Scapula
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Lesson 22 – Protraction Retraction
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Lesson 23 – Upward Downward Rotation
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Lesson 24 – Rotation of the Arm
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Lesson 25 – Flexion/Extension Shoulder
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Lesson 26 – Horizontal Arm Movements
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Lesson 27 – Head & Neck
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Lesson 28 – Head Positions
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Lesson 29 – Tilting
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Lesson 30 – The Body
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