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:  have fun - end use pom pons or substitute with ribbon or scarf  a fun teddy bear picnic dance - have your bear ready
Combo:  sit on floor ballet/tap - hold chair for a tap barre [balance]   follow and enjoy--ballet
Tap:   basic step breakdown
Int/Adv Ballet:  Ballanchine class
Pointe/Ballet 2, 3, 4, 5:  foot exercises to improve feet [some exercises will use Thero band/pillow or soft ball]  strengthen feet  [Thero band]  pirouette tips                                                                                                               improve leap split                
Acro:  stretching for splits   warm up/flexibility/stretching



Taught by Master Gold dance instructor Carolyn Wingard.

Ballroom Dance classes are fun and great exercise. All Ballroom dance lessons are developed by Carolyn Wingard, a certified professional gold dance instructor for over 20 years.Contact Carolyn directly for class times and more information at 269-964-0844. Also see Carolyn’s class schedule and bio at:

The types of Ballroom dance lessons offered: 
1) PRIVATE LESSONS which are one hour focus individual attention on your personal needs such as leading & following, in a private setting to makes you feel completely at ease.

2) GROUP CLASSES are also one hour and everyone in the class is working on the same material. There  are three different levels, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

3) PRACTICE DANCE PARTIES are a monthly 2 1/2 hour social dance where you can practice what you have learned in your classes. They are a lot of fun and we help you during the evening to feel comfortable dancing in a social setting.

4) SPECIAL CHOREOGRAPHY for a Wedding Dance or a Special Event is also available.

Dance School Tuition


September through and including June = 10 equal monthly payments

All rehearsals and performances are educational classes.

1st Subject: $50.00 per month
Each additional Subject: $32.00 per month
Pointe Class: $27.00 per month

Fall Dance Class Registration

Tuition is due on the first lesson of every month. The student may bring payment in an envelope with their name on it. A $5.00 LATE FEE will be charged after the 10th of each month.  Fill out the Payment Slip each month and put into the payment box on the desk.  We accept cash, check, Visa, Master Card, debit.  Several months may be paid together.

June tuition payment and attendance are required to participate in the recital.  Classes continue the week after the recital.

Private classes must be paid for in advance of the class. 

*ALL payments may also be put in the mail slot at anytime located tot the right of the front door. 

Costume Deposit(s):
1.  A non-refundable costume deposit of $60.00 for the June Recital is required for each class. This is due by November 15th, 2019

2.  The balance will be due in the Spring.

3.  Christmas show costume will be a separate fee due in December (usually not more than $35).

4.  If you choose, fundraisers will be available for your account. 

Dance Wear 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. 

Schedule a dance wear store appointment

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

Read more: Dance Wear Store

Shari Rarick School of Dance
1400 W Columbia Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49015

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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