1. What types of classes and ages do you teach?
Dance, ages 18 month through adult: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe, Ballet/Tap Combo, Jazz/Tap Combo
Music, ages 3 through adult: Movers and Shakers, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Voice, Musical Theatre
Acting, ages 3 through adult: Fairytale Theatre, Broadway Bound, Acting, Improvisation, Stage Tech
2. Do all classes perform in your shows?
All classes, with the exception of Tumbling I, Acting III and Impov I, perform in our January and June shows. Focus and Mini classes perform at annual Christmas Party and Children’s Festival performances.
3. Do you sell dance shoes and attire?
We sell some new ballet shoes and leotards for ages 2-6, but we have very limited stock. We also sell used ballet shoes. We recommend going to The Competitive Edge.
4. Why do you charge a registration fee?
70% of the registration fee goes to our scholarship fund for children in homeless shelters, foster care or for those who cannot otherwise afford classes. The remaining amount goes toward paying for administrative expenses.
5. Do you offer a multi-class or sibling discount?
Yes of 10-15% depending on the number of classes being taken per person or family.
6. What ages do you teach?
Dance – ages 18 months through adult
Piano – ages 5 through adult
Voice – ages 8 through adult
Guitar – ages 7 through adult
Acting/Musical Theatre – ages 3 through adult
Preschool – ages 3 through 5
Kindergarten – ages 5 through 6
7. Why do you charge tickets to your January and June shows?
All schools charge to rent their theatres for rehearsals and performances. In addition we must pay for the lighting director, a sound engineer, janitors, set construction crew, staff support and materials. 100% of your ticket purchase goes toward the above.
8. Do you have a pre-professional program?
Yes. We have a pre-professional dance program; Youth Dance Company. We also have a pre-professional acting program; Theatre Troupe. Both are audition only groups and require additional classes and commitments.
9. Do you have an observation area for viewing classes?
We do not have observation areas, but we do have windows in every room.
10. How much are your classes?
They vary depending on length and your payment schedule. Please see our tuition page at https://riversidepa.com/tuition/
11. What are your policies?