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A Program for Young Performers Ages 2-8

Hello RPA Shine Your Way students and parents!  We are so glad you are joining our studio family!  

RPA Shine Your Way is program designed specifically for young performers ages 3-8.  We aim to teach our performers to shine from within.  Our classes are fun, positive, and challenging.  We encourage our students to be imaginative, expressive, motivated, unique, and to shine from within!

Students can move through all levels of the program beginning in introductory Rockets classes.  Then gaining independence as in the more challenging Dazzlers and completing the program as Sparklers.  Each level is catered to the age and ability of the students.  By the time they graduate from Sparklers, students will be prepared and excited to move into our older Rhythms classes.


Each session culminates in a special show just for the Shine Your Way students.  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!


The Shine Your Way Faculty


Regular Classes:

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.

Please note, most studios charge separately for recital costumes, recital fees, and registration fees.  We include all these in your monthly tuition so it is simpler for you!

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



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:

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.



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:  

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!