RPA Shine Your Way

Dance, Music, and Tumbling Classes for Age 2-8

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!

CLASSES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 4TH!

RPA Shine Your Way Classes

Rockets - Ages 3 and 4

Rockets Tap and Ballet

 

Tuesdays 4:00-4:55

 

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 11:15-11:55am

 

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.


Dazzlers - Ages 5-7

Dazzlers Tap and Ballet

Saturdays 10:15-11:10am

 

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

Saturdays 9:30-10:10am

 

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 - Ages 6-8 (1 year experience recommended)

Sparklers Tap and Ballet

Thursdays 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

Thursdays 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!


Multi-Level Classes - Ages 4-8

Shine Your Way Broadway 

Wednesdays 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!

Shine Your Way Acro

 

Wednesdays 2:30-3:10

 

Kids will gain flexibility, coordination, balance, and strength all while listening to fun, kid-friendly music. We will learn stretching, basic tumbling skills as we work on skills including  forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, bridges, backbends, and the basics of handstands.  We have a great time tumbling around the room!


All the Important Info for Fall Session:

 

 

 

Regular Classes for Fall Session:

September 4 - December 14

No classes on October 31, November 19-25

 

 

Special Events (Optional)

Rise and Shine Saturdays: Once or twice each session we try to host fun, free parties for our Shine Your Way students.  They will have a cute theme and the kids love to dress up!  We will let you know about these as they near.  The parties are optional, but we encourage all the students to come!

 

 

Shine Your Way Recital 

For all Shine Your Way classes 12/15

               

 

Semester Tuition for Fall Session (September-December)

Class fees are broken into 4 installments, due on September 4, October 1, November 1, and December 1.  Check or cash - mail or bring to studio; credit card (preferred) - online at time of registration.  You can also pay for the whole session up front, for a discount of 10% off the total.   All fees are non-refundable.

 

 

All Shine Your Way Classes:  (includes recital costume, certificate, production fee)

 

4 INSTALLMENTS PAYMENT PLAN

1 weekly class = $82/installment

2 weekly classes = $138/installment

3 weekly classes = $178/installment

4 weekly classes = $202/installment

This does not include the one time payment for SYW uniform shirt for $20.  Returning students can wear their shirt from last year if it still fits.

 

PAY UP FRONT PAYMENT PLAN (10% discount)

1 weekly class = $295.20

2 weekly classes = $496.80

3 weekly classes = $640.80

4 weekly classes = $727.20

This does not include the one time payment for SYW uniform shirt for $20.  Returning students can wear their shirt from last semester.

 

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.

 

Rockets, Dazzlers, and Sparklers Uniform: 

Shine Your Way shirt ($20 - see below)

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

Acro: Barefoot, no feet on tights if your child wears tights

Tuition does not cover the uniform shirt required in every class.  The shirt costs $20.  You can pay for your shirt at your first class with cash, check, or credit card (we can charge to your card on file).  If your child already has a shirt, they do not need to purchase another. 

 

 

Enrollment Minimum

We require at least 5 students enrolled in a class for us to offer the class.  If the minimum is not met, we reserve the right to cancel the class.  We will try to help these students find another class that will be right for them.

 

 

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.  

 

Parking Lot Procedures

Our parking lot is a busy place. At times we have 100 different students coming and going at the same time.  Here are a couple of suggestions and requests to keep our parking lot safe:  

Consider picking up your child 5-10 minutes late if you're not rushing somewhere else.  They can wait in the "Safe Zone" and it will be a bit less crowded. For our younger students, we prefer if they wait for parents upstairs.

When picking up your child, please pull into an actual parking spot instead of stopping in the middle of the lot or trying to pull over on the street

Please DO NOT double park for any reason.  We have gotten complaints from our neighbors and we would like to keep the peace with the whole neighborhood.

Our teachers are very understanding about kids arriving a few minutes late.  Please don't stress or drive unsafely just to get your child to class on time.  We'd rather you be safe and happy.

Your child's safety is our first priority.  Thank you for understanding and helping to keeps our Rhythms students safe!!

 

Shine Your Way Winter Recital

All classes will teach toward our Shine Your Way Recital on Saturday, December 15th.  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 Mary Silveira Elementary School in Marinwood (San Rafael) at 375 Blackstone Dr.  Show time TBD.

 

On the recital day, students will arrive to the theater early.  Doors will open for parents at 15 minutes prior to showtime.  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online (starting about 1 week before the show) 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 the week before the show.  Students will get to keep their costume as a memento of their big recital - perfect dress up and future halloween item!