Welcome!  We are excited to begin classes Tues Sept 7th.  Our great staff can't wait to see you and get started.  We have a fun year planned with wonderful educational movements and opportunities.  Hope you had a wonderful summer.

 Please be aware and watch for postings of requests for face masks.  Students are always welcome to leave their mask on.  As of right now the status is:  If you are unvaccinated please wear mask in common areas.  Students once in dance rooms may remove them.  We have hooks on the wall for masks.  We are continuing our daily cleaning with 24-48 hr disinfectant products.  

Hope you had a wonderful summer!  Welcome back to dance school.  Happy Dancing,

~ Miss Shari and Staff

Our class schedule is not posted on our website as we would like to be sure to guide our students into the correct level for their age and experience. The instructors will also observe and invite students to try additional levels if needed to complete their schedules. Thank you.

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.