School of Dance

The River Region Ballet, Inc. School of Dance provides dance instruction for students ages 2 years through adults. We offer a wide variety of classes to help students explore and discover the joy of dance, with a primary focus on classical ballet and pointe. All classes will be held at our studio, located at 301 Apple Street in Norco, LA. Download the School of Dance 2021-2022 information packet here.

Class Schedule

River Region School of Dance offers classes in classical ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, technique and tumbling. All classes will be held at our studio, located at 301 Apple Street in Norco, LA.

Online Registration: https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/rrballet

Please Note: Class placement is based on age and ability. Classes are open to students from 2 years up to adults. Younger students may enroll upon permission from the Artistic Director. Class placement is based on age and ability. Classes begin on August 9, 2021. Pointe class are by invitation only; contact the Artistic Director if you feel you are ready for pointe.

Class Descriptions

  • Ballet: Ballet develops discipline, technique, strength, and flexibility which are needed for all forms of dance and are beneficial to living in general. Ballet develops muscle strength, memory, and tone which can last a lifetime.

  • Pointe: Pointe technique is the part of classical ballet technique in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet within pointe shoes. These classes are by invitation only; contact the Artistic Director if you feel you are ready for pointe.

  • Contemporary: Contemporary dance uses the skills, technique, and flexibility of ballet to create movement and chorography that deviates and distorts traditional ballet.

  • Hip-Hop: Hip-hop is a form of movement that has evolved when the musical rhythms slowed down and the cruisy head nodding beats of hip-hop developed.

  • Jazz: Jazz dancers will develop technique, flexibility, and strength to showcase dynamic movement, fluidity as well as percussive sharpness with their bodies.

  • Tap: Tap dance is essentially making rhythmical percussion sounds using your feet. Students will learn a broad set of steps and terminology that is fairly universal throughout the world.

  • Technique: The dance movement technique class will focus on the movement of the body in relationship to space and others. It will include elements of performance art, release technique, improvisation, and contact improvisation.

  • Tumbling: Within a tumble class, the focus is generally on the learning of acrobatic skills, strength, and agility. The dance part of the genre is usually gained through the learning of jazz or ballet in separate classes.

Dance Attire

All students are expected to wear the proper dancewear in class along with the appropriate shoes, as outlined below:

DANCEWEAR

  • Tiny Tot - Powder Blue Dress/Leotards

  • Primary - Navy Leotard, Black Skirts

  • Intermediate - Black Cherry Leotard

  • Advanced - Any color/Any Style Ballet Leotard

  • Tumble - Black/Red Unitard

  • Tap / Jazz / Hip-Hop - Tank Top/Crop Top with Capri/Full Length Leggings

  • Male Ballet - White Shirt, Black Shorts/Pants/Tights, Black Ballet Shoes

  • Male Other Styles - White/Black/Red Shirt, Black Shorts/Pants

SHOES

  • Ballet - Full-Sole/Split-Sole Pink Ballet Shoes

  • Pointe - see instructor if need to purchase

  • Tap - Velcro/Mary Jane/Slip-On/Lace up Black Tap Shoes

  • Jazz - Slip-On/Lace up Black Jazz Shoes

  • Hip-Hop - Any style tennis shoe that is only worn in studio

  • Contemporary - Barefoot

Absolutely no street clothes or baggy sweats will be allowed in class. Hair will be in a proper ballet bun for all Ballet and Pointe classes and pulled back off the face for all other classes. If a student is not dressed appropriately for class, they may be asked to sit out that day. Dancewear is available for purchase at the studio. Students will be provided with detailed information regarding dancewear requirements for each class for which they are registered.

View information on dancewear available for purchase at the studio here.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition covers classes, costumes, production fees, and performance tickets; a non-refundable registration fee of $30 per student or $50 per family is assessed upon registering for classes. The tuition rates listed below are per class. You have the option of paying monthly (10 payments) or by semester (2 payments).

Number of Classes: 10 payments/2 payments

1 class: $65/$309

2 classes: $100/$475

3 classes: $130/$618

4 classes: $160/$760

5 classes: $190/$903

6+ classes: $220/$1045

COVID PROCEDURES

We here at River Region Ballet School of Dance are taking the health of our students, staff, and families as our utmost responsibility. As this situation is ongoing, we will continue to adjust our procedures to match what is recommended to us at all levels. In light of the new guidelines issued and Louisiana's troubling COVID-19 trend of increased cases and hospitalizations due to the spread of the Delta variant among both unvaccinated and vaccinated individuals, we will implement the following procedures:

  • Masks will be required for students in our Primary, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. This does include Hip-Hop1 and Hip-Hop 2.

  • Masks will be highly recommended for all of our Tiny Tot students.

  • Masks will be required at all times for instructors, staff, parents, visitors, and guests, whether vaccinated or not.

  • Lobby Area will open at the time with all dancers, parents, visitors, guests, instructors, and staff remaining masked if 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained between individuals, whether vaccinated or not.

  • Hand Sanitizer will be available at many points of the studio.

As a reminder, if you have any symptoms related to COVID-19, including respiratory symptoms, you are required to remain home and contact the Artistic Director. If you become a close contact to anyone with COVID-19 please contact the Artistic Director.