Presenting the Rochettes!
Rochester’s got TALENT! If you’ve not been to a Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus Concert you’ve been missing one of Rochester’s sought-after attractions – a dance troupe known as the “Rochettes”.
The Rochettes have been a part of RGMC’s concerts for over 20 years. These multi-talented, imaginative men not only sing, but also swing and sway, bump and grind, and tap dance into your hearts. Their tightly-choreographed moves are truly show-stopping!
Over the years they have touched on all kinds of dance from Tap, Swing, Jazz, Character, Country, Waltz, Broadway, Disco, Hip Hop, Lip-Sync, and many more. They continue to find ways to entertain and inspire their audience! Come and join them at a future concert, and see why RGMC and the “Rochettes” are all the rave!
Schedule of Dance Rehearsals
Rehearsals take place on Sunday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 PM September thru December, January thru March, and April thru June. Rehearsals are held at the TNT Dance Explosion located at 562 Titus Avenue #4.Please contact the RGMC office if you would like to become a Rochette by calling (585) 423–0650.
Erika Atkinson Instructor/Choreographer
Erika Atkinson has been the choreographer for The Rochettes since 2005. She currently teaches at TNT Dance Explosion directing and choreographing for the Tap Dance Company and The Oasis Tappers, a senior organization dedicated to enriching the lives of the elderly through dance.
She resides on the Board of Directors for Dance Rochester!, a non-profit organization committed to advocating public support and interest in and to encourage the professional development of dancers.
Erika has received many choreography and entertainment awards for her work. "Teaching the Rochettes is the best two hours of my week.”
Photo of The Rochettes © Brian Sprouse