RARA School for the Performing Arts
We welcome you back to Fall dance!
Recreational Dance Program
Our program offers dance classes for all ages in every popular style of dance
plus adult fitness classes!
We offer many dance and dance based fitness classs for adults each week.
No experience is necessary to join.
Children can beginning dancing as early as 18 months old with an adult companion.
Independent dancers can start classes at age 21/2. Beginning level classes are offered for all ages.
Recital Term Classes: September - June
Our two semester RECITAL TERM classes begin in September and end with on-stage recitals in June.
Shorter sessions of NON-RECITAL classes (12weeks) run fall, winter, spring and summer sessions.
Workshops, clinics, camps and special events run throughout the year.
RARA Performance Team
Dancers build confidence & self-esteem working in a team atmosphere.
RARA Performance Team
RARA Performance Team is for dancers who want to share their love of dance with others in the community. They enjoy the opportunity to learn many styles of dance and are showcased in multiple performances throughout the year. NEXT NEW MEMBER AUDITION JUNE OF 2020 Min Age requirement 8 by Jan 1, 2021.
Dance classes are taught at RARA in our studios located at 500 East Second Street, downtown Rochester. The center features four stage-sized dance studios each with a large screen monitor for viewing classes, a large family waiting area, vending machines and lots of parking. An indoor children's playscape is available for an extra fee.
Our dance teachers are trained, experienced, mature, and sensitive to the needs of both children and adults. The teaching develops proper technique, and self confidence, enhancing body image, strength, and agility through dance. Each student's enjoyment of the performing arts is at the center of all we do.
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.
Dress Code Policy:
Dancewear is worn 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 listings. Detailed dancewear information is available on our website or request a handout at the front desk.
Dance Class Information:
Students must be the listed age at time of registration and meet skill requirements where specified. Most classes perform a short routine on the last day of class.
Recital Dance Class Information:
Students age must be the listed age at time of registration and meet skill requirements where specified.
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 are under $10 per seat. Anyone attending the performance needs a ticket. Tickets go on sale in the spring.
2018-2019 Semester Payments (Recital Classes)
EXPLANATION: The total cost for the recital term of a Dance Baby Dance recital class including the recital tights & costume is $366 paid in two payments of $183 each due at the beginning of the Fall and Winter Semesters.Note: Both semester fees are listed with each class description denoted as follows:
EXAMPLE: Dance Baby Dance recital class
Dancewear and proper footwear is required for all classes. Students may not dance in street clothes.
Dance shoes and clothing available through the RARA online shop.
Required Dancewear is available online at http://www.curtaincallforclass.com/my-studio/41130
Leotard, tights, one or two-piece dancewear, jazz pants, capris and jazz shorts. Any color is okay. T-shirts or sweatshirts may be worn during warm-up.
BOYS: Exercise pants or shorts, t-shirt or tank top.
HIP HOP: Dance wear, shorts, tank tops, capri or running pants.
HAIR: off the neck and out of the eyes. Please secure hair before class begins. No excessive jewelry. No loose-fitting clothing (except in Hip Hop or Guys Only Class).
PRESCHOOL & “PRE” Level Classes
Pink leather ballet shoes (no slippers)
Carmel leather tap shoes
Carmel leather jazz shoes
ACRO: No shoes required. Bare feet.
BOYS: Black shoes for all classes.
TAP: Caramel leather tap oxfords.
JAZZ: Caramel split-soled jazz oxford or slip-ons.
BALLET: Pink canvas split soled shoes.
POINTE: Attend first class before purchasing shoes
LYRICAL: Attend first class before purchasing shoes
CONTEMPORARY: No shoes required. Bare feet.
HIP HOP: Wear hip hop sneakers or clean athletic shoes
MUSICAL THEATRE: Jazz shoes required. Guys black/Girls tan