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Riverside Dance Academy  📍Location: Riverside, CA | Phone: (951) 941-0732 | Why walk through life...when you can dance 💜!!! #rdasup


Tomorrow is the big day!! Are you in?

Miss Charity is one of Riverside Dance Academy's hip hop instructors and loves sharing her passion for dance with her students. She has a natural ability for dance and has trained and choreographed with various teachers and artists including her high school dance team for four years. Performing is a passion of Charity's and she has many years of experience in front of an audience. Charity has trained as a teacher directly under Quincy and Rachel Jacinto. She is very excited to continue teaching dance at RDA another year!

Miss Jacqueline began building her dance foundation at the age of three and was dancing 15+ hours per week by age eight. She competed in numerous regional competitions year-round as well as Riverside's Got Talent in 2014 in which she placed second. She won the title "Dancer of the Year" at Riverside Dance Sensations in 2011 and "Contemporary Dancer of the Year" at The Dance Company in 2014. After graduating high school with a 4.3 GPA in 2016, she attended Azusa Pacific University where she performed on an elite dance team of ten girls. She was also selected to choreograph a piece for the team's end of the year showcase. She is now continuing her education at Western Governor's University in hopes of earning an elementary school teaching degree. Jacqueline is excited to get the opportunity to share her dance knowledge and experience with all the wonderful dancers of RDA!

Miss Vida studied dance as a teen and, in more recent years, has been studying directly under Riverside Dance Academy's Owners and Artistic Directors Rachel and Quincy Jacinto. She has advanced rapidly in the genre of ballet and moved up to ballet pointe 1 year ago. Vida has performed in several ballet productions with RDA and has held the roles of The Evil Stepmother in Cinderella and Flower Soloist in Alice Through the Looking Glass. Vida has two young daughters, Alana and Kaila, who also study dance at Riverside Dance Academy & Performing Arts. She is extremely excited to be teaching Ballet and enjoys watching the academy's dancers advance each year!

Miss Patience Studied Ballet and Tap under the loving tutelage of Dorothy Matsie Wade in North Hollywood, CA from the age of 4 until she was 19. During that time she attended a Performing Arts School for 3 years, and studied Jazz and Modern Dance under the fabulous Mrs. Baker. And finally took Ballet at Los Angeles Community College for 1 year. She stopped dancing due to a foot injury while at her retail job. Now in her 40's, she ironically, decided it was time to get back to her basics, and started taking ballet & jazz classes with RDA in March 2016, because of another foot injury (plantar fasciitis). And she started teaching ballet later that same year. She is the mother to 2 children, one of our students, Emma Armienta, who is thriving in her 4th year her at RDA, and a son, Wyatt, who loves to ride his dirt bike out in Barstow with his dad. Patience is looking forward to helping RDA's little dancers discover the beauty and love for dance and believes it is going to be a terrific dance year!

Miss Emily has been training with Riverside Dance Academy & Performing Arts for four years in a variety of dance genres such as ballet, jazz, contemporary, tumbling, and more. Each year she participates in the Nutcracker and Summer Ballet, as well as competition teams, trios, duets and solos. At competitions, Emily has won a multitude of awards such as Outstanding Technical skill, 1st in Category, 1st Overall and many more. Emily has traveled with RDA to dance events at all sort of different venues. She is currently training at RDA under the directors and RDA's staff and dances as a CODA dancer with RDA's professional company. Emily has been subbing and assistant teaching at RDA for two years in classes and during production rehearsals and is excited to be teaching this coming year!

Miss Megan started her training at Riverside Dance Academy & Performing Arts under the direction of Rachel and Quincy Jacinto and Evette Swinson and has excelled extremely quickly to a very high level in classical ballet, pointe, contemporary, jazz and tumbling. Megan has also trained with Roberto Almaguer, Giselle DeMarco, Avianna Sanchez, Gina Cerato and many more professional teachers. She has been competing for many years and has won multiple 1st place overall, 1st place in category and platinum awards at various competitions. Megan competes consistently at the Youth American Grand Prix and placed 12th out of hundreds of dancers for her variation of Kitri from Don Quixote. Megan has performed for many years including soloist roles, such as snow soloist and waltz soloist, Arabian, Spanish and has performed as Clara in various productions of RDA's Nutcracker. She has also performed as the Harvest Fairy in RDA's Cinderella and the Mad Hatter in RDA's Through the Looking Glass, just to name a few. Miss Megan has been teaching at RDA for 3 years and choreographed several performance pieces for the studio's annual shows. She is currently training at RDA under the directors and RDA's staff and dances as a CODA dancer with RDA's professional company. Megan is very happy to pass on what she has learned to the many students of RDA as she continues to grow as a dancer!

Miss London has been dancing since she was three and has been teaching dance for three years. She has been participating in dance competition circuits for six years. She trains in all areas of dance but her specialties are in Jazz and Contemporary. In 2015 London was placed 1st overall at Star Systems Nationals and has six 1st place regional titles. London is currently training at RDA under the directors and RDA's staff and dances as a CODA dancer with RDA's professional company. She loves teaching because she enjoys passing down what she has learned from previous teachers and her experiences to others so they can grow into wonderful dancers!

DANCERS‼️‼️ Saturday September 9th we are having Nutcracker Auditions!
Pre-Ballet(ages 3-5) 2pm- 2:30 pm
Beginning Ballet(ages 5-7) 2:30pm- 3pm
Level 2A/2B(ages 7+) 3pm-4pm
Level 3/4/5(ages 12+) 4pm-5pm
Everyone is welcome be sure to come try out!!

iss Bailee began dance at the age of 3 and began competing at age 11. She danced with Michaela's Dance Magic and Arizona Dance and Co. in Glendale, AZ where she won many high gold and platinum awards at "Celebrity", "Rainbow", "Revolution", etc. She performed at many different events such as a KIA car commercial and Disney's Talent Parade. She moved to California her junior year of high school where she started taking class at Temecula Valley Cathy's Dance and training under Rachel and Quincy Jacinto. Bailee continued to compete at competitions such as "Revolution", "Count Down", and "KAR"; as well as Nationals in Vegas. Bailee was also a member of her HS Varsity Dance team. Bailee attended Biola University where she lead their dance club on campus for two years and was a member of their dance team for two years. Biola Dance Crew performed at pep-rallies and games as well as competed in the Urban Street Jam Competition. While at Biola, she taught at Corrie's Performing Arts Center in Whittier, CA. Bailee has now graduated from Biola and currently works at a group home for teen girls and their babies in Fullerton, CA. Although she loves her job at Crittenton Family Services, her passion for dance will never go away. She believes as dancers we never stop learning and growing and continues to take class at Millennium, SnowGlobe Perspective, Debbie Reynolds, and Broadway Bodies in NYC. She is so thankful for the privilege and incredible opportunity to continue to feed and share her passion for dance by teaching at RDA!

Miss Hayley has been studying dance for 10 years in all genres of dance including ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, lyrical, modern and tap. She has been studying at Riverside Dance Academy for 4 years as well as teaching for 2 years directly under Rachel Swinson- Jacinto, former Principal dancer of Inland Dance Theater and Quincy Jacinto, former Principal dancer of Ballet Pacifica and Philippine Ballet Theater. She has been dancing in ballet productions with Riverside Dance Academy since December of 2014 including Nutcracker as a Waltz of the Flowers Soloist, Snow Soloist and Marzipan soloist; Coppelia as the Harlequin Doll and Mazurka Core, Cinderella as the Summer Fairy and Princess Soloist and lastly Through the Looking Glass as the White Queen. She was awarded her pointe shoes January of 2015 and has been training long hours most days of the week since then. Hayley has been competing at national competitions for 5 years and has placed in the top 10 overall at most competitions. She is currently dances as a CODA dancer with RDA's professional company. She began choreographing pieces for competition in 2016 which include Cinderella's Mice, Movin' which placed 2nd overall at Act 1 Competition, I See the Light which placed 4th overall at Move National Competition as well as winning a Choreography award at Act 1 Competition and Uptown Girls which competed in the competitive level at Move National Competition and won 3rd overall in the Dance Off. Hayley loves working with kids who love to dance; she sees their potential and pushes her students to be the best they can be. She is very patient with the kids and works her best to be sure that everyone is enjoying her classes. She is a full time student at Riverside Poly High School; she gets good grades and is involved in many activities on campus as well as the 22 hours she spends at the studio weekly. Hayley truly loves all her students and cannot wait to teach their young minds this year!

Welcome Mr. Andy to RDAs staff! Mr. Andy started dancing at the age of 13. He trained in the disciplines of jazz, Classical Ballet, modern, Hip Hop, Bachata, contemporary and tap. He competed in dance for 4 years and hasbeen teaching for 8. He has won numerous awards and high over-all scores at a variety of competition circuits. After Andy finished High school he went on to dance at Inland Pacific and Riverside Ballet on a scholarship. During that time he also worked in Los Angeles and Hollywood as a Hip Hop performer for House of Blues and Rage night club in the Hip Hop Crews: Serious Effect, 2fierce and Mixed Prophecy. He later went on to choreograph as a guest artist for Chaffey college's dance department. Andy has trained under: Michele Jenkins, Maura Townsend, Glenda Carhart, John Pennington, Diane Bonds, Ron Brown, Brendan Brazier, Edana Garett, Jose Pilar Gonzales, Randall Graham, Alexandre Espana, Kalvin Latimer, Wynesha Gardner, Sofia Carreras,Terri Best, Damien Diaz, Havoc, Tovaris Wilson, Marissa Osato and Sonya Tayeh. His choreography credits include: Upland High school, Arroyo Valley High school, Chaffey College, Elevate Dance and Fitness, The Dance Shop, School of Art's and Enterprise, Rap artist Kennedy Vie, Downtown House of Blues, Boardener's in Hollywood and Downtown Disney Make a wish Foundation 2009 gala. Andy is currently teaching dance throughout the Inland Empire and is going back to school to pursue a career in Sports Medicine. He is very excited and enthusiastic about teaching young minds and sharing all his knowledge of dance with his students.

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