*Classes are in person.
Recreational Dance Program
Our program offers dance classes for all ages.
We offer adult dance and fitness classes.
We off Dance With Me Class for 15-39 months
Recital Term Classes: September - June
RECITAL TERM classes 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 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. Students enjoy the opportunity to learn many styles of dance. The Performance Team is showcased in multiple performances throughout the year, including a Winter Performance.
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.
RARA Competition TEAM
RARA Competition Team is for dancers who want to compete in a positive competitive environment. They will be showcased in a Winter Performance.
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. 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.
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. Please see the detailed dancewear information below 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 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.
Dancewear and proper footwear is required for all classes. Students may not dance in street clothes.
DANCEWEAR REQUIEMENTS: 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 pant, capri, or dance shorts over the leotard and tights are optional.
ACRO: Leotard or biketard is required. Dance shorts over leotard is optional.
HIP HOP: Exercise pants or shorts and t-shirt.
BOYS: Exercise pants or shorts and t-shirt.
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 house slippers)
Carmel leather tap shoes
Carmel leather jazz shoes
BALLET: Pink canvas or leather split soled shoes
POINTE: Attend first class before purchasing shoes. Instructor approval is needed.
JAZZ: Caramel split-soled jazz slip-ons.
TAP: Caramel leather tap oxfords.
LYRICAL: Attend first class before purchasing shoes.
CONTEMPORARY: No shoes required. Bare feet.
MUSICAL THEATRE: Jazz shoes required. Guys black/Girls tan.
ACRO: No shoes required. Bare feet.
HIP HOP: Sneakers or clean athletic shoes.
BOYS: Black shoes for all classes.