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Placement


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Placement


Our sole mission is to provide the most effective learning environment for every RAFA student. To achieve this, students are assessed by our faculty and placed in the level(s) which will offer them the greatest benefit. Over the past 4 decades this method has proven, without fail, to be the most efficient route to students reaching their goals.

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CLASSES


CLASSES


STANDARD PROGRAM

Our standard program guides students through a carefully formatted curriculum that spans 8 total levels. As students progress, the variety of techniques and weekly class hours increase proportionate to each level's proficiency, maturity, physical strength and endurance. 


TRAINEE PROGRAM

After completion of Level 5, students may continue in the Standard Program or audition for the chance to join RAFA's Trainee Program. The Trainee Program is designed for dedicated students who aspire toward professional dance careers, acceptance into college dance programs, or both. The demands of this program are far more rigorous in terms of attendance, personal accountability on the part of the student, commitment to their training regimen, and self-discipline both in and out of the classroom. Included in this program are supplemental Seminar and Specialty classes. These range from additional forms of dance to parallel skill-sets that build a more rounded professional, such as dance history, audition prep, nutrition, stage-makeup, choreography, and others. 



 
 

$400 TUITION CAP

Our school caters to committed students with high aspirations. We consider it a rare gift to work with such a concentrated group of driven students with such personal commitment to their dreams. Pursuit of such dreams (especially in the performing arts) demands rigorous constant training along the way, and as students progress the volume of training required for their continued growth compounds rather quickly, and with it the financial toll on their families. 

In light of this and to enable more students to pursue their goals with greater tenacity and success, we have a tuition cap to those seeking full advantage of what our program has to offer.

No student will be charged over $400/mo in tuition at RAFA. Any student who reaches the $400/mo threshold will be allowed to take UNLIMITED classes at their assigned skill level or below. Students taking advantage of this offer will have no limitations on how fully they can invest in their dance training at our school.

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ATTIRE


ATTIRE


In our efforts to create the best possible learning environment, students are required to wear the leotard color which corresponds to their respective placement levels.


LEVEL 1

Female students: Black leotard and Pink tights

Male students: White shirt and Black tights

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LEVEL 2

Female students: Pink leotards and Pink tights

Male students: White shirt and Black tights

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LEVELS 3-5

Female students: Navy leotards and Pink tights

Male students: White shirt and Black tights

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LEVELS 6-8 

Female students: Black leotards and Pink tights

Male students: White shirt and Black tights

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Trainees will receive new leotard color assignments before the start of each season.