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 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.
(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.
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.
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.

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


Dance Teachers

Shari Rarick Gysel

Shari Rarick Gysel began dancing as a very young child and has operated a Dance Studio in Battle Creek, Michigan for over 40 years. She has performed and taught sacred liturgical dance through her dance ministry as a member of the United Methodist Church and the spouse of a United Methodist pastor.

More about Shari.

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

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