FAQ

1. What types of classes and ages do you teach?

Dance, ages 18 month through adult: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe, Ballet/Tap Combo, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Acro-Dance, Youth Dance Company
Music, ages 3 through adult: Acappella Choir, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Voice, Musical Theatre
Acting, ages 5 through adult: Acting and Musical Theatre, Auditions for semi-annual children friendly musicals
Preschool, ages 3-5

2. Do all classes perform in your shows?

All classes and private music students perform several times throughout the year. Until we can showcase our talents live on a stage, we have partnered with Bobby P. Media, to create beautiful virtual performances on-site using our state of the art film and sound stage shown below.rpa-spring-show-day1part2-0191-1

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 charge a production fee?

Yes. Depending on what show your child performs in, the production fee is between $35-$50 per child per production. If you volunteer 4 hours for any production, your production fee is waived. If you volunteer 8+ hours for any production, you’ll receive 2+ free tickets to any production.

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 7 through adult
Guitar – ages 7 through adult
Acting/Musical Theatre – ages 5 through 18
Preschool – ages 3 through 5

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 for ages 10-18 and a pre-pre-professional program; The Little Company for ages 6-8. We also produce two children’s theatre pieces per year for ages 6-18.

9. Do you have an observation area for viewing classes?

We do not have observation areas, but we do have windows in every room. At this time parents, caregivers and family members are not allowed in the building due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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?

Policies can be found HERE.

12. Do you have volunteer opportunities?

Yes. Email annie@riversidepa.com for questions and volunteer sign ups.