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The Season

2023-2024 Dance Season Guidelines

Dance Sessions

The Dance Season will be broken into three sessions:

  • Session A: September 17 - November 4 (7 weeks)

  • Session B: November 5 - December 22 (7 weeks - No classes the week of Thanksgiving)

  • Session C: January 7 - May 11 (Dance Recital) (17 weeks - No classes the week of Lake Mills Area School District Spring Break)

Payments

Payments for the classes must be made on the first day of the dance session. Session B’s payment includes a $30 down payment for the costume. Session C is much longer than the other sessions, so it will cost more. 

If you need to set up a payment plan, please contact the RLAC office as soon as possible. There will also be an additional payment for costumes (see below).

Once the dance session or the costume payments are made, there will be no refunds.

Dress Code

Dancers can wear leotards or other clothing that allows them to move easily; however, proper dance shoes for the style of dance they are participating in are required for classes (ballet, tap or jazz). This is a safety issue. A student who is not equipped with the correct shoe may be asked to sit out of class for that day or asked to choose from the used shoe rack. We have some used dance shoes available for purchase, or you can trade in your old shoes. Please consider donating your old shoes that are still in good shape to be passed on to other dancers. 

When dancers arrive to class, their hair should be tied back so it is out of their face.

Please do not allow dancers to bring gum, food, or toys/fidgets to class with them. 

Attendance

When a dancer misses multiple classes, it can cause problems for the entire class - the instructor has a hard time preparing classes, must reteach what was taught in previous classes, and other dancers cannot move on to the next lesson while they wait for dancers to catch up. Therefore, if your dancer misses three or more classes, he or she will need to set up a private session with the instructor at an additional cost to the family. If a private session is not completed, the dancer will not be able to participate in the recital. 

Behavior

If a dancer is not paying attention, is causing distractions, or is being unsafe, he/she will have a supervised time out. The dancer will be asked to sit and watch what is going on in the class. If a dancer’s behavior regularly disrupts the class, the instructor will call a meeting with the parent. 

Dance Costumes

We will be ordering costumes for the recital in early December. 

  • We will require a $30 down payment for the costume included in our Session B class payment.

  • Costumes will need to be paid in full by March 8, 2024.

  • Dancers will not receive their costumes until they are paid in full.

Overall, there are three payments for the dance sessions and one payment for the dance costumes for a total of four payments. 

Drop/Add Time

Because we must start preparing routines and ordering costumes, dancers must choose their classes by Session B. Once Session B begins, dancers cannot add other classes, and they will be expected to stay in their classes through Session C. Dancers will not be able to add classes during Session C, as we will have already begun preparations for the recital, including ordering costumes. 

Dress Rehearsal and Recital

The Dress Rehearsal is set to take place on Friday, May 10, with the recital on Saturday, May 11, 2024. 

We will confirm the times of the rehearsal and recital early during Session C. We will also send out details regarding hair and makeup closer to the recital, but please be aware that there are standards for hair and makeup. Without any makeup, the dancers’ faces will look very washed out on stage. 

The following details are subject to change based on how many classes we end up running during the 2023-2024 season:

  • During the rehearsal, we will run through the show two times, but may allow the Pre-Ballet classes to leave after the first run through.

  • Parents will not be allowed backstage during the dress rehearsal or the recital. 

    • We will have volunteers backstage to assist the dancers with costumes, hair and makeup. Please allow the volunteers to learn their roles during the rehearsal so that the recital goes smoothly. 

  • A parent or adult must remain in the audience during the rehearsal.

  • If there are any adaptations or modifications your dancer may require for the recital, please reach out to their instructor. 

It is the mission of the Rock Lake Activity Center to positively affect the health and wellness of the community through quality programming and activities. Through our dance program, we hope to instill a love of dance in each of our students that carries into their adult life. 



Upcoming events

    • 17 Jun 2024
    • 10 Jul 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • 229 Fremont St Lake Mills, WI 53551
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    Summer Pre-Ballet

    3 years - 4K

    Class meets on Monday  and Wednesday mornings. Please pay close attention to dates.

    Parents are asked to wait in a designated area. A parent observation date will be announced at the beginning of the session. 

    • 15 Jul 2024
    • 26 Aug 2024
    • 7 sessions
    • 229 Fremont St Lake Mills, WI 53551
    • 7
    Register

    Summer Pre-Pointe

    Pre-Pointe Description:

    Pre-Pointe is open to all students who are at least 12 years old or older and have been in Ballet III (Advanced Ballet) for at least 2 years. This class will be intensively focused on the technique, strengthening, and body awareness that is needed to go on Pointe. The class will include a mixture of Ballet combinations, strengthening exercises using pilates, therabands, balance balls, and floor work, and technique driven drills aimed at helping students get to where they need to be to go on Pointe. While taking this class does not guarantee that a student will be approved for Pointe, it will get students one step closer to it. The class will function as an assessment of the students' skills and preparation needed for approval. Dancers who are already on Pointe may also take this class for continued strengthening. (Pointe shoes may be worn for part of the class.)

    Class meets on Monday evenings

    Parents are asked to wait in a designated area. A parent observation date will be announced at the beginning of the session. 

Past events

9 Nov 2023 Lyrical - Session B
9 Nov 2023 Ballet II/Lyrical - Session B
9 Nov 2023 Ballet I/Tap I - Session B
8 Nov 2023 Ballet III - Session B
8 Nov 2023 Tap III - Session B
7 Nov 2023 Jazz II - Session B
7 Nov 2023 Tuesday Evening Pre-Ballet - Session B
7 Nov 2023 Acrobatics/Jazz - Session B
6 Nov 2023 Monday Morning Pre-Ballet - Session B
22 Sep 2023 Friday Morning Pre-Ballet - Session A
21 Sep 2023 Lyrical - Session A
21 Sep 2023 Ballet II/Lyrical - Session A
21 Sep 2023 Ballet I/Tap I - Session A
20 Sep 2023 Ballet III - Session A
20 Sep 2023 Wednesday Evening Ballet I - Session A
20 Sep 2023 Wednesday Evening Pre-Ballet - Session A
19 Sep 2023 Tap III - Session A
19 Sep 2023 Jazz II - Session A
19 Sep 2023 Tap II - Session A
19 Sep 2023 Acrobatics/Jazz - Session A
19 Sep 2023 Tuesday Morning Pre-Ballet - Session A
18 Sep 2023 Monday Evening Ballet I - Session A
18 Sep 2023 Monday Evening Pre-Ballet - Session A
18 Sep 2023 Monday Morning Pre-Ballet - Session A
25 Jul 2023 Summer Ballet Camp - evening
13 Jul 2023 Summer Tap
13 Jul 2023 Summer Jazz
11 Jul 2023 Summer Lyrical
11 Jul 2023 Summer Ballet II
29 Jun 2023 Summer Pre-Ballet - Mornings
29 Jun 2023 Summer Ballet I - Mornings
16 Jun 2023 Summer Ballet Camp - morning
12 Jun 2023 Summer Ballet I - Evenings
12 Jun 2023 Summer Pre-Ballet - Evenings
12 Nov 2022 Jazz II - Saturday - Session B 2022-2023 Season
12 Nov 2022 Tap I - Saturday - Session A 2022-2023 Season
12 Nov 2022 Creative Movements - Saturday - Session B 2022-2023 Season
11 Nov 2022 Pre-Ballet - Friday Mornings- Session B 2022-2023 Season
9 Nov 2022 Ballet Lyrical - Wednesday - Session B 2022-2023 Season
9 Nov 2022 Adult Ballet - Wednesday - Session B 2022-2023 Season
9 Nov 2022 Tap II - Wednesday - Session B 2022-2023 Season
8 Nov 2022 Ballet I - Tuesday - Session B 2022-2023 Season
8 Nov 2022 Pre-Ballet - Tuesday evenings - Session B 2022-2023 Season
7 Nov 2022 Ballet III - Mon & Wed - Session B 2022-2023 Season
7 Nov 2022 Lyrical - Monday - Session B 2022-2023 Season
7 Nov 2022 Ballet I - Monday - Session B 2022-2023 Season
7 Nov 2022 Pre-Ballet - Monday Evenings- Session B 2022-2023 Season
7 Nov 2022 Acrobatics/Jazz I - Monday - Session B 2022-2023 Season
7 Nov 2022 Pre-Ballet - Monday Mornings - Session B 2022-2023 Season
24 Sep 2022 Jazz II - Saturday - Session A 2022-2023 Season
24 Sep 2022 Ballet II - Saturday - Session A 2022-2023 Season
24 Sep 2022 Creative Movements - Saturday - Session A 2022-2023 Season
23 Sep 2022 Ballet I - Friday Mornings- Session A 2022-2023 Season
23 Sep 2022 Pre-Ballet - Friday Mornings- Session A 2022-2023 Season
21 Sep 2022 Ballet Lyrical - Wednesday - Session A 2022-2023 Season
21 Sep 2022 Adult Ballet - Wednesday - Session A 2022-2023 Season
21 Sep 2022 Tap I - Wednesday - Session A 2022-2023 Season
20 Sep 2022 Ballet I - Tuesday - Session A 2022-2023 Season
20 Sep 2022 Pre-Ballet - Tuesday evenings - Session A 2022-2023 Season
19 Sep 2022 Ballet III - Mon & Wed - Session A 2022-2023 Season
19 Sep 2022 Lyrical - Monday - Session A 2022-2023 Season
19 Sep 2022 Ballet I - Monday - Session A 2022-2023 Season
19 Sep 2022 Pre-Ballet - Monday Evenings- Session A 2022-2023 Season
19 Sep 2022 Acrobatics/Jazz I - Monday - Session A 2022-2023 Season
19 Sep 2022 Pre-Ballet - Monday Mornings - Session A 2022-2023 Season
29 Aug 2022 Dance Camp - Aug 29
24 Aug 2022 Dance Camp - Aug 24
15 Aug 2022 Dance Camp - Aug 15
22 Jun 2022 Pre-Ballet Morning- Session 4
13 Jun 2022 Pre-Ballet Evening - Session 4
3 Mar 2022 Adult Ballet Session 2
13 Jan 2022 Adult Ballet Session 1
5 Nov 2021 Pre-Ballet - Session 7
4 Nov 2021 Adult Ballet Session 7
4 Nov 2021 Lyrical Ballet - Session 7
4 Nov 2021 Acrobatics/Beginner Jazz - Session 7
2 Nov 2021 Jazz - Session 7
2 Nov 2021 Youth Tap - Session 7
2 Nov 2021 Pre-Tap - Session 7
1 Nov 2021 Classical Ballet A - Session 7
1 Nov 2021 Creative Movements - Session 7
17 Sep 2021 Pre-Ballet - Session 6
16 Sep 2021 Adult Ballet Session 6
16 Sep 2021 Lyrical Ballet - Session 6
16 Sep 2021 Acrobatics/Beginner Jazz - Session 6
14 Sep 2021 Jazz - Session 6
14 Sep 2021 Youth Tap - Session 6
14 Sep 2021 Pre-Tap - Session 6
13 Sep 2021 Classical Ballet B - Session 6
13 Sep 2021 Classical Ballet A - Session 6
13 Sep 2021 Creative Movements - Session 6
29 Jul 2021 Ballet/Lyrical - Session 5
29 Jul 2021 Ballet - Session 5
29 Jul 2021 Creative Movements - Session 5
9 Jun 2021 Pre-Ballet Dance Session 4 2021
21 Apr 2021 Pre-Ballet Dance Session 3 2021
5 Mar 2021 Pre-Ballet Dance Session 2 2021
4 Mar 2021 Advanced Ballet/Lyrical Dance Session 2 2021
4 Mar 2021 Choreography Dance Session 2 2021
4 Mar 2021 Beginner Ballet/Tap Dance Session 2 2021
2 Mar 2021 Beg/Int Ballet/Lyrical Dance Session 2 2021
2 Mar 2021 Acro/Beginner Jazz Dance Session 2 2021
15 Jan 2021 Pre-Ballet Dance Session 1 2021
14 Jan 2021 Advanced Ballet/Lyrical Dance Session 1 2021
14 Jan 2021 Choreography Dance Session 1 2021
14 Jan 2021 Beginner Ballet/Tap Dance Session 1 2021
12 Jan 2021 Beg/Int Ballet/Lyrical Dance Session 1 2021
12 Jan 2021 Acro/Beginner Jazz Dance Session 1 2021
13 Nov 2020 Pre-Ballet Dance Session 7 2020
12 Nov 2020 Advanced Ballet/Lyrical Dance Session 7 2020
12 Nov 2020 Choreography Dance Session 7 2020
12 Nov 2020 Beginner Ballet/Tap Dance Session 7 2020
10 Nov 2020 Beg/Int Ballet/Lyrical Dance Session 7 2020
10 Nov 2020 Beginner Jazz Dance Session 7 2020
10 Nov 2020 Acrobatic Dance Session 7 2020

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