RPA Shine Your Way

Dance, Music, and Tumbling Classes for Age 2-7

Our classes are fun, positive, and challenging.  We encourage our students to be imaginative, expressive, motivated, and unique and to shine from within!

 

Four levels for students to move through as they develop as performers.

 

Each session culminates in the RPA Shine Your Way! Recital.  The students will have the chance to sparkle and shine on stage and demonstrate to friends and family all they have learned.

 

We look forward to introducing your child to the magical world of performing arts!   We can’t wait to see them Shine Your Way!

 

Ready to Register?  

Please read the Shine Your Way Policies, then Register using our links here!

RPA Shine Your Way Classes

Lightning Bugs - Ages 2 and 3

Mom and Me Toddler

Tap and Ballet Class

 

Two class options:

Thursdays 9:00-9:45am &

Saturdays 9:00-9:45am

 

A fun and engaging creative movement class that includes Mom, Dad or another caregiver with their littlest dancer!  We will explore the sounds of tap and the grace of the ballerina through musical storytelling, movement and creative expression.  The class builds on gross motor skill development and supports the littlest dancers in their first dance class experience!  Tap and Ballet shoes are optional for both parent and child.

 

Mom and Me Toddler 

Music & Movement Class

 

Two class options:

Wednesdays 1:15-1:55pm &

Fridays 8:20-9:00am

 

This class is a great way to explore the world of music with your child!  Kids will discover how to use their voices for singing and their bodies for dancing.  We will sing traditional songs parent’s can sing along to and learn some new ones as well!  We will play with shakers and rhythm sticks to explore rhythm and scarves and bean bags for dancing and creative movement. Activities will help your child work on coordination, balance, flexibility and develop fine and gross motor skills

 


Rockets - Ages 3 and 4

Rockets Tap and Ballet

 

Wednesdays 2:00-2:55pm

 

A 55 minute class that introduces beginning tap and ballet steps through games, musical storytelling and creative movement. The class works on gross motor skills as well as taking turns, listening and following directions. Simple combinations are set to age appropriate music and taught in a fun, exciting environment! 

 

Rockets Jazz, Hip Hop, & Tumble

 

Saturdays 10:00-10:50pm

 

A 55 minute class that encourages children to express themselves through a variety of age appropriate music and movement styles. Dancers will work on beginning jazz and hip-hop steps while they play games, tell stories with their movement, and learn simple combinations set to fun, engaging music.  The class builds on gross motor skill development and facilitates taking turns, listening, and following directions. Some time during each class will also be set aside for simple tumbling exercises.

Rockets Music and Movement

 

Thursdays 3:00-3:40pm

 

This class is for preschoolers who like to groove and sing a long to their favorite songs!  We will play with shakers and rhythm sticks to learn simple patterns and match rhythms, sing songs with numbers, colors, shapes, and letters to learn to match pitch as well as promote cognitive development all while having fun!  We will dance with scarves and learn songs from around the world.  Kids will learn to share, take turns, and play well together! 


Dazzlers - Ages 5 and 6

Dazzlers Tap and Ballet

Wednesdays 4:00-4:55pm

 

This class focuses on the development of motor skills, music appreciation, and basic tap and ballet technique while nurturing creativity and fun! It is an hour filled with chasses, shuffles, plies and stomps! This class also facilitates dance room etiquette, group participation, and individual expression!

 

Dazzlers Jazz and Hip Hop

Wednesdays 5:00-5:40pm

 

This class focuses on the development of motor skills and learning basic jazz and hip-hop choreography, while playing dance games and using imagination! Simple combinations will be taught to age appropriate pop and hip-hop music. This class uses lots of fun props and costumes to help your dancer truly express themselves in a fun and creative environment!

Dazzlers Broadway 

Mondays 3:15-3:55pm

 

This class is for kids who love to ham it up!  We will explore the world of musical theater by singing, dancing, and acting - triple threat!  We will play basic theater games to help kids break out of their shells, and learn to act like different characters.  We will sing and dance (at the same time!) to classic and new broadway and movie tunes and learn the art of performance!

Dazzlers Acro

Thursdays 3:45-4:25pm

 

This class is for the little gymnast in your household!  We will work on flexibility, balance, strength, and coordination while rocking out to kid friendly music.  The class consists of stretching, across the mats with hopping, skipping, and mastering basic tumbling skills like forward rolls and other basic acrobatics like bridges and head stands.


Sparklers - Ages 7 and 8

Sparklers Tap and Ballet

Mondays 4:00-4:55pm

 

This class focuses on the development of motor skills, music appreciation, and basic tap and ballet technique while nurturing creativity and fun! It is an hour filled with chasses, shuffles, plies and stomps! This class also facilitates dance room etiquette, group participation, and individual expression!

 

Sparklers Jazz and Hip Hop

Mondays 5:00-5:40pm

 

This class focuses on the development of motor skills and learning basic jazz and hip-hop choreography, while playing dance games and using imagination! Simple combinations will be taught to age appropriate pop and hip-hop music. This class uses lots of fun props and costumes to help your dancer truly express themselves in a fun and creative environment!

Sparklers Broadway 

Mondays 3:15-3:55pm

 

This class is for kids who love to ham it up!  We will explore the world of musical theater by singing, dancing, and acting - triple threat.  We will play basic theater games to help kids break out of their shells, and learn to act like different characters.  We will sing and dance (at the same time!) to classic and new broadway and movie tunes and learn the art of performance!

Sparklers Acro

Thursdays 3:45-4:25pm

 

This class builds on the skills learned in Dazzlers Acro.  Kids will gain flexibility, coordination, balance, and strength all while listening to fun kid friendly music. Stretching, basic tumbling skills will be expanded on, trying to master backward rolls, cartwheels, bridges, backbends, and the basics of handstands.  We have a great time tumbling around the room!


All the Important Info:

Fall/Winter Session Calendar

 

Regular Classes:

September 5 - December 14

No classes on October 31, November 20-24

 

Special Events (Optional)

Shine Your Way Fun Day: 8/19 from 10:00am - 11:30am Free!

Rise and Shine Saturdays: 10/7, 11/11 - 11:00am - 12:15pm 

Holiday Party: Wednesday, 12/20 - 4-6pm Free!

 

Shine Your Way Recital 

For Rockets, Dazzlers, and Sparklers: 12/16

                 

 

Semester Tuition for Fall/Winter Session (September-December)

 

Class fees are due by your first class and cover your entire fall/winter session.  All fees are non-refundable.  Check or cash - mail or bring to studio; credit card (preferred) - online at time of registration.  Tuition for the whole semester is paid at the beginning of the semester, however, you can inquire about payment plans if you would prefer to pay in installments.

 

Lightning Bugs: 

Ages 2-3, Mom and Me Classes (includes shirt and certificate)

1 weekly class = $260

2 weekly classes =$440

3 weekly classes = $600

 

Rockets: 

Ages 3-4 (includes uniform top, recital costume for each class, certificate, production fee)

1 weekly class = $340

2 weekly classes = $540

3 weekly classes = $680

 

Dazzlers and Sparklers:

Dazzlers Ages 5-6 and Sparklers Age 6-7 (includes uniform top, recital costume, certificate, production fee)

1 weekly class = $340

2 weekly classes = $540

3 weekly classes = $680

4 weekly classes = $820

Bring-A-Friend Discount:  We encourage our Rhythms students to refer their friends to the studio.  If your friend decides to register for classes, you receive $50 credit towards future camps or classes. Please email us to let us know if you have earned the discount.

 

Family Discount: Families who have more than one student enrolled at Rhythms (including adults) will receive 10% off their total tuition.

 

Dress Code and Shoes

Students must be dressed appropriately for all classes.  Hair must be worn away from the face in a ponytail or bun; short hair must be clipped back.  For shoes and tights, we recommend Marin Dancewear in southern Novato.

 

Lightning Bugs Dress Code: a top will be provided, but it is not mandatory to wear it.  Please dress your child in comfy clothing.  Tap and ballet shoes are optional for Tap and Ballet Class.

 

Rockets, Dazzlers, and Sparklers Dress Code: 

Shine Your Way shirt (provided)

Black fitted shorts or leggings or black leotard and tights

Black skirts and tutus are also allowed

Tights (optional) pink, white, black, or tan

 

SHOES:

Ballet: Pink leather ballet slippers

Tap: Black Mary-Jane tap shoes (shiny)

Jazz/Hip Hop: Black jazz shoes

Broadway: Black jazz shoes

Music & Movement: Black jazz shoes

 

Attendance and Make-Up Classes

Regular attendance in class is vital to each student’s progress.  If a student is going to be absent, please call the studio in advance to let us know.  Students who miss class are invited to take a make-up class at or below their class level.  Please speak with Megan in the office to set up make-up classes.  If a student misses or is significantly late to more than 4 classes during a semester, the student may not be able to participate in the recital.

 

Substitutes

In the event that one of our regular instructors is unable to teach, Rhythms Performing Arts reserves the right to provide a qualified substitute to teach the class.  In the event that we cannot find a suitable substitute, a make-up class will be scheduled for the whole class (usually on one of our week long breaks).  If your child cannot attend the make-up class, they may take another class of their choice.  Refunds cannot be offered in these cases but we will try to schedule classes at times that work for the majority of students.

 

Observation Policy

For the first three weeks of classes, parents (no younger siblings) are invited to come inside the studio to observe the classes.  After that, we encourage parents to drop students off and come back for the final 5 minutes so the kids can perform for you.  

 

Shine Your Way Winter Recital

All classes (except Lightning Bugs) will teach toward our Shine Your Way Recital on Saturday, December 16 at 3pm.  Students are not required to participate in the recital however we find that students really love getting their “time to shine” in the show.  Your costume and production fees are included in your session fees.  

 

The show is held at Dixie Elementary School in Marinwood (San Rafael) at 1175 Idylberry Rd.

 

On the recital day, students will arrive to the theater at 1:30pm.  Doors will open for parents at 2:45pm.  Tickets are $7 and can be purchased online (starting December 11) or at the door.

 

A costume will be provided the week before the show in students' classes.  They will take their costume home and arrive in costume to the theater.  Specifics will be given about hair, makeup, and tights during the week before the show (most classes will require tights).  Students will get to keep their costume as a memento of their big recital - perfect dress up and future halloween item!