Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Modern.
Rodney Stanton has been dancing his entire life! He gained his dance education in Los Angeles CA and the Bay Area. He spent his time training with the focus on excelling in multiple dance styles to become a well rounded dancer/performer with no limitations. He danced and competed with LTW Dance under the tutelage of LaTonya Watts and in that time won several regional and national titles. With LaTonya , Rodney trained in Jazz, Street Jazz, Hip-Hop, African, productions and much more. He was also her personal assistant in class and for her competition team. She taught him all the ins and outs of the comp world from choreography, music selection, costume design, make-up and hair. He also trained for several years in the classical style of Ballet with Helga Ishikata and Ricky Navarro at Delta Ballet. He performed with Anandha Ray and Moving Arts Dance were he learned and performed modern and modern ballet. He worked with East County Performaing Arts in Brentwood CA where he taught technique classes, choreographed for their award winning comp team and starred in and choreographed for their production of the Nutcracker. Rodney has also worked for the Royal Caribbean Cruise line and got to travel and perform on the open waters.
He moved to Oregon just five years ago and has already won multiple national titles with his competition team and had an undefeated 2016-2017 season! He has been recognized for his outstanding choreography and has been awarded for his creative perspective and style. His unique teaching methods allow him to form a special bond with his students to fully create a safe and free space for creativity and passion.
"My mission is to build and train amazing dancers, but also humble, strong, driven individuals who will use all the skills given to them to achieve their goals and dreams, dance related or not." Rodney Stanton
Alexis Stanton is a Camas High School Varsity Dance Team alumni, and served as captain leading the team to four years of WIAA State competition. In her four years she collaborated with and was trained by alumni of the Portland Trailblazer's Blazer Dancers, learning the ins and outs of the style. Throughout her time on the team they earned multiple district and state titles, and she individually earned a place on the Thunderbird Dance Camp All Star Team.
She continued her dance training at Groove Nation Dance Academy where she learned the fundamentals and cultures of multiple hip hop styles including popping, locking, waacking, house, industry choreo, and more. As a member of the advanced competitive company, Alexis' teams earned many titles in the Portland competition scene and even traveled to Seattle for the World Of Dance hip hop competition. She now instructs weekly hip hop classes as well as intensives to all ages from 5-18+.
Alexis now continues to train in all styles of dance as she believes there is always room to improve and push to meet one's limitless potential. This drive, hunger, and humble passion is something she strives to instill in her students along with dance skill.
"I want my students to be great people, not just great dancers. Through the discipline and commitment to their craft, they will learn to recognize their own growth, capability, and worth, while always remembering that there is still more to be achieved. Giving students the tools to understand that they can set and accomplish their goals is my mission for them in dance and in life."
- Alexis Stanton