Recreation Dance Program
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 run in the 12 Week-Fall, 12 Week-Winter, 6 Week-Spring, and Two 5 Week-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 Petite Performance Team
The Petite Performance Team is a new program designed to give students ages 6-7 a chance to perform two pieces in the recitals. These students will start to develop technique in acro, tap, ballet, and jazz. This program will give students more oppurtunities to perform in a non-competitive environment.
RARA Performance Team
RARA Performance Team is for dancers who want to share their love of dance with others in the community. Students will develop their technique in a variety of styles including ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, and modern. The Performance Team will be showcased in multiple community performances throughout the year as well as perform in all recitals.
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. The Competition Team will compete in three competitions and attend 1-2 conventions. They will as well perform in several community events.
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, 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 made 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.
RARA Dance Schedule 2022 - 2023
Fall Recital Classes will start Thursday September 15th.
Fall Term 12 week classes will start Monday September 19th.
Deadline for recital class registration is Friday, October 14th.
Last day for all classes is Saturday December 17th.
No classes Oct 31, Nov 22-27, Dec 19-Jan 4.
Winter classes for Term 12 week will start Thursday January 5th. No Recital classes this day.
Winter Recital classes will start Friday Jan. 6th. All classes running.
No classes Feb 20-23.
Only Term 12 week classes running on Feb 24 and Feb 25. No recital classes running.
No classes March 27-April 1 and April 7-9.
Last days of winter Term 12 week classes are March 24, 25, April 6,10,11, 12.
Spring Term 6 week classes start April 13, 14, 15, 17,18, 19.
Spring Term 6 week classes end May 19, 20, 22, 23, 24.
Last day of all classes is May 24.
No classes May 25-June 3.
Dress Rehearsals 2023- May 31 and June 1.
Recitals 2023- June 2 and June 3.
Recital Dance Class Information:
Registration deadline for recital classes is Thursday, October 20th.
Students are measured in the fall and costumes are ordered in October.
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.
Please note if you sign up for a recital class this class goes from September - June. Their are 2 payments due. 1st Payment due at registration. 2nd Payment due January 1st.
Recital tickets go on sale in the spring. Anyone attending the performance needs to have a ticket.
2022-23 Semester Payments (Recital Classes)
EXPLANATION: The total cost for the recital term class includes the costume. 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 in a pony, braid, or a bun 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 18-36 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: Bare feet or Lyrical shoe or turner (specified by instructor)
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 black athletic shoes with laces.
BOYS: Black shoes for all classes