Dance Wear Store

 Contact us to make an appointment to purchase Dancewear this Summer 

We carry sizes for children and adults!

Shoes • Leotards • Tights • Coverups • Shorts • T-Shirts
Cheerleading Apparel • Dance Sweaters • Dance Skirts • Dance Bags
and so much more! (All Sizes All Colors)

Dancewear by: Body Wrappers, Eurotard, Bloch, Capezio, Motionwear, So Danca and more!

We carry sizes for children to adults! 

Gift Certificates available • Special Orders • School Group Discounts
Clearance Racks - Children & Adults up to 50% OFF

Store hours may vary please call the studio at 269-963-0669

 

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki6G0J14NlU  have fun - end use pom pons or substitute with ribbon or scarf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoWOPGpWhss  a fun teddy bear picnic dance - have your bear ready
 
Combo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku0nviDFQpc  sit on floor ballet/tap - hold chair for a tap barre [balance] 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8eQNyCUvnQ   follow and enjoy--ballet
 
Tap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKGGSCCeB8E   basic step breakdown
 
 
Int/Adv Ballet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hVroqIBlCo  Ballanchine class
 
Pointe/Ballet 2, 3, 4, 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7clV5WAXzc  foot exercises to improve feet [some exercises will use Thero band/pillow or soft ball]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M294tyQs7x8  strengthen feet  [Thero band] 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ywHxIsEylI  pirouette tips                                                                                                                      
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RdeR8IMIkE  improve leap split                
 
Acro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OY8ijDhsV4  stretching for splits
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku0nviDFQpc   warm up/flexibility/stretching

 

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. 

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.

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.
TOTS: (Ballet, Acro, and Rhythm)
3 to 4 by Sept 1 - 45 min.
Leotard, tights, and pink ballet shoes.
POINTE: 12 yrs. to Adult
Must Audition, completed 3 yrs. Ballet, and currently enrolled in Ballet.
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.
TAP: 7 yrs. to Adult - 1 hour
Leotard, tights, black tap shoes, hair tied back.
SENIOR COMBINATION: (Ballet and Tap)
6 yrs. old - 1 hour.
Leotard, tights, pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes with elastic tap ties.
JAZZ: 7 yrs. to Adult - 1 hour
Leotard, tights, black jazz shoes, hair tied back.
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.
Acrobatics: 7 yrs. to Adult - 1 hour
Leotard, tights, footless or convertible tights, no shoes required, hair tied back.
MALE STUDENTS:
T-shirt, jazz pants, tights, or stretchy bike shorts, and black shoes pertaining to dance subject.
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
 

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