The Rock School mission focuses on excellence in dance training and in nurturing children and young people. At The Rock School they learn patience, persistence, attention to detail, discipline, teamwork and self-motivation. The Rock School for Dance Education has developed a reputation as one of the nation's top pre-professional training programs. The School's primary goal is to produce classically trained and versatile dancers, which The School has done for over 50 years. The School's exceptional faculty, individual attention, unique in-house academic program, supervised residence program, nurturing environment, personal attention, and the success of its alumni attract dancers from around the globe. Approximately 1,500 dancers audition each year.