Protocols 2020 - 2021

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have new procedures for this year. Take a moment to download your instructions for registering, and all the forms that need to be completed PRIOR to your arrival of the first day of classes.

Student Information Sheet

Download the student information sheet to ensure all student information and contact details are current.

Covid Waiver 2020

Shari Rarick School Of Dance Covid Waiver 2020. Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19 


Shop in the Dancewear Store

Due to Covid-19, the Shari Rarick Dancewear Store will be available by appointment only. We have set up appointments on SignUp Genius for your convenience. Click the button below and just choose the appointment time that works best for you. 

Fall Classes begin Tues. September 8th, 2020

No registration fees and professional stage floors at Shari Rarick School of Dance. Educating the students of West Michigan for over 50 years. 

Special Videos & Activities to Keep You Moving!

We're posting videos and activities to keep you moving at home. We have had classes with many of these instructors at dance conventions. 

For All Dancers there is a "DANCERS FEET" link for technique.

Ballet

Barre for 7 and up dancers =  Remember for barre to use a chair back,   table or Kitchen counter. Barre height should be just below your shoulders with your arms in 2nd.  You may even challenge your self with holding your position and balance by letting go of the barre for as long as you can. Work on your French words.    

Intermediate-advance ballet

there are also some center floor   combinations. Parts may be used in new choreography.

Tap

here is a link for a tap barre to work on technique. Remember which part of the foot makes your tap sounds. Practice your steps for recital... 

Jazz & Hip Hop

warm ups, stretch & conditioning links. Remember your recital dance choreography, watch old movie musicals. Be sure to check age appropriateness. 

Acro

Remember your space/ safety firsts: Warm ups, practice your tricks that you can do alone [that means no spotter to help] stretch, stretch, stretch.   

Stretching Technique Videos

Tots and Combo

many parents have recorded dances during class on Visiting Day. Please practice along with the recording and we encourage you to share them with other dancers in your class. 

Round 2! Special Videos & Activities to Keep You Moving!

Please use these new videos below to keep your skills and flexibility. We are preparing your dances online, until then enjoy these moves.

Tots
Combo
Pointe/Ballet 2, 3, 4, 5
Acro

Dance Class Age Information


Mom & Me: 2-4 1/2 yrs old with adult, 4-5 class sessions throughout the year

Tiny Tots: 3 & 4 yrs olds by Sept. 1

Junior Combo: 5 yrs old by Sept. 1

Senior Combo: 6 yrs old by Sept. 1

Ballet: starting at 7 yrs old

Tap: starting at 7 yrs old

Jazz: starting at 7 yrs old

 

Acrobatics: starting at 7 yrs old

Hip Hop: starting at 7 yrs old

Lyrical: 11 years old (with Ballet & Jazz background, taken along with Ballet & Jazz)

Boys: Guys are welcome in any course.

Adult Tap: No experience required

Adult Ballet: Drop in, no experience required

Dance Class Information

MOM AND ME

2-4 1/2 yrs.
5 classes at 30 min each. Stretch clothes, avoid zippers and buttons, shoes are not necessary, socks are acceptable.

TOTS

(Ballet, Acro, and Rhythm)
3 to 4 by Sept 1 - 45 min.
Leotard, tights, and pink ballet shoes.

JUNIOR COMBINATION

(Ballet, Acro, and Tap)
5 yrs. & 6-year olds by Sept 1 - 1 hour.
Leotard, tights, pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes with elastic tap ties.

SENIOR COMBINATION

(Ballet and Tap)
6 yrs. old - 1 hour.
Leotard, tights, pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes with elastic tap ties.

LYRICAL

11 yrs. to Adult
Must have completed 3 yrs. Ballet and Jazz and currently enrolled in both Ballet and Jazz with approval of instructor.

MALE STUDENTS

T-shirt, jazz pants, tights, or stretchy bike shorts, and black shoes pertaining to dance subject.

BALLET

7 yrs. to Adult - 1 hour
Leotard, tights, pink ballet shoes, 8 1/2 x 11 notebook with a pencil for ballet notes, hair tied back off shoulders.

POINTE

12 yrs. to Adult
Must Audition, completed 3 yrs. Ballet, and currently enrolled in Ballet.

TAP

7 yrs. to Adult - 1 hour
Leotard, tights, black tap shoes, hair tied back.

JAZZ

7 yrs. to Adult - 1 hour
Leotard, tights, black jazz shoes, hair tied back.

Acrobatics

7 yrs. to Adult - 1 hour
Leotard, tights, footless or convertible tights, no shoes required, hair tied back.

HIP HOP

7 yrs. to Adult - 45 min.
Leotard, easy moving pants, and jazz shoes.

ADULT TAP

45 min.
Leggings, t-shirts, & stretchy clothes are acceptable.

ADULT BALLET

60 min. 
Leggings, t-shirts, stretchy clothes & socks are acceptable.

*Sparkle Dance Team

Please see front desk for information. 


What to wear:   We have a dancewear store on site.   All shoes (especially ballet) should be BLOCH, CAPEZIO, OR SO DANCA!  Other ballet shoes' soles may cause difficulty balancing on the proper part of the foot, soreness, and unhappy ballerinas.  All new students may try the class without dancewear and shoes for the first month only. Please wear stretchy clothes (no zippers or buttons) and socks or barefoot.

A leotard must be worn in every class and hair tied back by October 1st!  This is a studio requirement.

Shari Rarick School of Dance
1400 W Columbia Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49015
269-963-0669
 

Dance is an athletic activity and participants do so at his/her own risk. He/she shall assume all risk involved, including but not limited to all loss or stolen property, cost, claim, injury, damage, or liability sustained while participating and hold harmless Shari Rarick School of Dance

 
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