phoenix suns halftime show 2015

Phoenix Mercury Halftime Show

Way to go dancers at the Phoenix Mercury basketball halftime performance!!

Royal Dance Works wins at national dance awards 2015

Royal Dance Works at 2015 Dance Awards

Royal Senior Company was 1st Runner-Up at the prestigious Dance Awards, held in Las Vegas. Jaci Royal’s piece, “Lost It To Trying”, in addition to being honored there, also won … Keep Reading →

2013 Summer Intensives

2013 Summer Intensive – Two Sessions!

Dancers can choose one or both of the Summer Dance Intensives which feature classes in contemporary, improvisation, ballet, jazz, musical theater, and more. Working hard for the four hours daily Monday … Keep Reading →

Performance Auditions 2013

2013-2014 Performance Company Dance Auditions

Auditions for the Performance Company for the 2013-2014 season will be held at the studio in May/June. Results will be finalized at the end of June. Monday, May 13 and Wednesday, … Keep Reading →

Royal Dance Works

Royal Rocks at Jump Dance Convention

Royal Dance Works attended Jump Dance Convention/Competition April 5-7. Classes were energizing and inspiring with teachers such as Mia Michaels, Teddy Forance, Mike Minery, Bobby Newberry, Nick Lazzarini, and Kenny Wormald. In … Keep Reading →

Dance Studio Owner

Carole Royal, Interviewed

Carole Royal, Director of Royal Dance Works, has over 33 years of teaching experience in both the public school systems and private sector. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in … Keep Reading →


Featured RDW Alumni – Bethanie Burke

Bethanie Burke graduated from Thunderbird High School and Royal Dance Works in 2007. That summer the senior performance group competed at the Jump Convention Nationals in New York City and … Keep Reading →

Tara Grahn

Featured RDW Alumni – Tara Grahn (Sobzak)

Tara Grahn (Sobzak) danced at RDW for 17 years. In 2002, she attended Arizona State University on an academic scholarship, majoring in Marketing with a minor in Dance, while teaching … Keep Reading →


Featured RDW Alumni – Shannon Sobzak

Shannon writes, “My career has taken off to amazing heights!  I am now the Corporate Manager of Online and Business Measurement for the largest credit bureau in the world, Experian.  I … Keep Reading →

Rachele Brooke Smith Billboard Ad

Rachele Brooke Smith Billboard Ad

Attention! – Royal Dance Works alumni turned celebrity Rachele Brooke Smith looks amazing on her new billboard ad in Chicago for Vitamin Water. Way to go Rachele, we love you! … Keep Reading →