*Classes are in person.
Recreation Dance Program
Registration being Sunday August 1st, 2021.
Classes begin Saturday September 11th, 2021.
Our program offers dance classes for all ages. We as well, offer adult dance and fitness classes.
Recital Term Classes: September - June
RECITAL TERM classes (30 weeks) begin in September and end in June with a recital.
NON-RECITAL classes (12 weeks) run in the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer sessions.
Workshops, clinics, camps, and special events run throughout the year.
Dancers will build confidence and self-esteem while working in a team atmostphere.
RARA Performance Team
RARA Performance Team is for dancers who want to share their love of dance with others in the community. Students enjoy the opportunity to learn many styles of dance. The Performance Team will be showcased in multiple performance opportunities throughout the year, including a Winter Performance.
RARA Competition TeaM
RARA Competition Team is for dancers who want to compete in a positive competitive environment. The Competition Team will be showcased in multiple performance opportunities throughout the year, including a Winter Performance.
Our dance teachers are trained, experienced, mature, and sensitive to the needs of both children and adults. Our teachers will instruct proper technique, self confidence, strength and flexibility, and stage performance.
Consistent attendance is imperative, as absences and tardiness can hold back an entire class. Please make every effort to have students at each class. More than one absence in the last six weeks of the recital term could jeopardize the dancer’s performance opportunity.
There are no make-up or refund opportunities for students who miss class due to illness, travel, family situations, etc. Classes cancelled due to inclement weather conditions cannot be make up or refunded. There will be make-ups scheduled if the class is cancelled when an instructor is unable to conduct class. Make-up lessons may not be the same day or time as originally scheduled. If changes in the schedule are made, students will be notified by email or phone.
Recital Dance Class Information:
Students are measured and costumes are ordered in November.
Costumes are sized according to the manufacturers’ chart. Size charts are available for parents to view if concerned about sizing. There may be a costume return fee of $20 if parent requests an exchange after delivery.
Recital tickets go on sale in the spring. Anyone attending the performance needs to have a ticket.
2021-22 Semester Payments (Recital Classes)
EXPLANATION: The total cost for the recital term class includes the costume and a pair of tights. The total is to be paid in two payments. Each due at the beginning of the Fall and Winter Semesters.
Dress Code Policy:
Dancewear is worn for all classes. Dancewear and proper footwear is required for all classes. Students may not dance in street clothes. No loose fitting clothing or excessive jewelry, please. Hair must be worn off the neck, out of eyes and must be secured before class. See shoe requirements with the class listing. Please see the detailed dancewear information below or request a handout at the front desk.
DANCEWEAR REQUIREMENTS: Ages 15-39 months
Comfortable clothing that the student can dance and move in.
DANCEWEAR REQUIREMENTS: Ages 3 and up
BALLET: Leotard and tights are required, ballet skirt or dance shorts over the leotard and tights are optional.
JAZZ, TAP, LYRICAL, CONTEMPORARY, MUSICAL THEATRE: Leotard and tights are required, jazz pants, capris, or dance shorts over the leotard and tights are optional.
ACRO: Leotard or biketard is required. Dance shorts over leotard are optional.
HIP HOP: Exercise pants or shorts and t-shirt.
BOYS: Exercise pants or shorts and a t-shirt.
PRESCHOOL & PRE LEVEL CLASSES: Pink leather ballet shoes, Tan leather tap shoes, Tan leather jazz shoes
BALLET: Pink canvas or leather ballet shoes
POINTE: Attend the first class before purchasing pointe shoes. Instructor approval is needed.
JAZZ: Tan split-sole jazz slip-ons
TAP: Tan leather tap oxfords
LYRICAL: Tan split-sole jazz slip-ons
CONTEMPORARY: No shoes required. Bare feet.
MUSICAL THEATRE: Jazz shoes required. Tan for girls/ Black for boys
ACRO: No shoes required. Bare Feet.
HIP HOP: Clean athletic shoes
BOYS: Black shoes for all classes