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About rpm dance
rpm dance, LLC is a performing arts academy located in Northern Suffolk, VA.
At rpm dance, we believe your children are Tomorrow's World Changers. We are committed to providing them with the tools to achieve the highest levels of success. We promote excellence, discipline and integrity in the performing arts, in a fun and family-friendly environment.
Founded in 2005 by former Radio City Rockette and Suffolk native Renée Perry Mitchell, rpm dance offers New York City quality professional training in dance, voice, and acting, at affordable Suffolk prices.
In our family-friendly environment, we seek to nourish the creative potential in each individual. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide personalized and award-winning instruction from beginners to professionals in all forms of dance, including ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop.
Our mission is to redeem our culture for God’s glory through the development of young performing artists - tomorrow's world changers.
We provide instruction in the following disciplines...
- Musical Theatre
- Private Lessons in Dance, Voice and Guitar
Hurry, space is limited!
Click the link above to view a table of our current class listings and enroll online.
You may also call us at 757-483-3300, or stop by the studio at:
3885 Bridge Rd - Suffolk, VA 23435
Online Enrollment for Returning Families
Enrolling in classes using our online registration portal is as easy as 1, 2, 3...
1. Choose your classes by viewing the class listings table (at the link directly above) or the color coded class shedule (directly above that). We have classes in disciplines from Ballet to Hip-Hop.
2. Enroll in classes. You may enroll directly from the class listings table by clicking on the enroll button in the far left column.
3. Initiate the first month's tuition payment through the online customer portal. You may find tuition rates by clicking here.
Don't forget to include the one-time annual registration fee of $25 with your tuition payment.
You will need to first add a payment method under the 'My Account' tab in the rpm dance Online Portal. We accept VISA, Mastercard and Discover and e-checks. Next, you will need to initiate the payment under the 'Fees & Payments' tab by clicking the 'Make a Payment' button and entering the payment amount.
You're done! Easy-peasy.
Of course, if you are more comfortable with snail mail, you can always mail in the downloadable form with your initial payment to:
rpm dance, LLC - 3885 Bridge Rd, Suffolk, VA 23435
Again, don't forget to add $25 per family for the one-time annual registration fee.
Be sure to take a look at our 2015-2016 calendar for all the important highlights thoughout the year!
Our tuition is based on a multiple class discount structure. The more classes you take, the more you save.
See our tuition rates by clicking here.
If you wish to enroll for auto-payments, please notify us in writing or by email and we can set it up for you.
For your security, we will not process payments with cards stored in our system without your expressed written permission.
You may also set up auto-payment yourself by going to the 'My Account' tab in the rpm dance customer portal and changing the "Membership Type:" field from "Manual" to 'Auto-Deduct'.
Be sure to remember to save any changes.
Creating a new rpm dance account
If you are new to rpm dance, you first need to create a new account. Please read the details below and click here when you are ready to begin.
Follow all the onscreen instructions and fill in all the required information. Then click submit.
You have the option to enter a credit card when you register for classes.
NOTE: We will not initiate any payments without your consent.
After creating your account, you may then enroll your student in class(es).
Charges for tuition and registration fee will be posted to your account once your enrollment notification is received and reviewed.
NOTE: You are responsible for initiating the first month's payment plus the $25 registration fee. Likewise, all subsequent payments for tuition must be initiated by you.
This is done by logging in through the customer portal using the id and password you created during setup.
rpm dance Customer Portal
Click here to login to your account and make changes/updates to it such as enrolling in available classes or making payments.
Using Our Online Portal
How to Navigate the rpm dance Customer Portal - Instruction Video
Click here to view a very instructive video demonstrating how to create a new account and/or navigate through it once you've created the account.
- 3885 Bridge Road
Suffolk, VA 23435
Send us a note with any questions or suggestions you may have regarding the studio. We appreciate all input.
RPM Dress Code
Parents: Please help us maintain the dress code. Your cooperation is appreciated. The dress code instills discipline and encourages your children to work toward the next level.
You may download a printable copy of this dress code by clicking here.
Note to current students: Please realize that you are the role models at rpm dance. The younger students are watching you. Let's set a good example for them.
Musical Theatre Students... should wear either a solid color leotard, tank top, or t-shirt with solid color jazz pants or non-baggy sweats. Jazz, Ballet shoes or Dance Sneakers are appropriate for these classes.
For performances, Capezio Slide-In Jazz Bootie in Caramel #CG05 is required.
Creative Movement and Beginning Combo 1:
Ballet – Capezio Technik/ Leather (wider feet may try Leo’s 045 also in leather)
Tap – Capezio Tie “Jr. Tyette” #625
Beginning Combo 2:
Ballet - Capezio Technik/ Leather (wider feet may try Leo’s 045 also in leather)
Tap – Leo 1012 (this is an inexpensive lace-up shoe)
Ballet for all other levels
Tap – Black Leo #4028 in leather (if tap is your thing; for approx. $63.95) or
Capezio Tapster or Leo Jr. Jazz #1012 in Faux Leather as a cheaper option (for approx. $29.95) Either is fine.
Intermediate Tap Only:
Bloch 388 in Black
Advanced & Teen Tap Only:
Bloch 388 in Tan
All Jazz Levels & Musical Theatre Classes:
Capezio Slide-In Jazz Bootie in Caramel #CG05 (Goes down to a child 10)
All Hip-Hop Levels:
Solid Black Dance Sneaker
All Modern/Lyrical/Contemporary Levels:
Barefoot or Dancepaws
Ballet – Black Leather Ballet Shoe
Tap – Black Lace-Up Tap Shoe
Jazz – Tan Slide-In Jazz Shoe (try to match Capezio Caramel color)
Hip-Hop – Solid Black Dance Sneaker
*Note: For all students that have shoes from last year, please switch to the above brands as you grow out of your current shoes. Students should all have the same style/color of shoe for performances.
Hair must be worn away from the face in a classical bun with no bangs for all ballet, jazz, and modern classes. A pony-tail is permissible for Hip-Hop, Tap, and Musical Theatre classes. Solid sweats may be worn over leotards for Hip-Hop classes.
Boys, hair should be neat and out of the eyes.
Ballet Skirts... are permissible for Creative Movement and Beginning Combo classes only.
Creative Movement - Pink Leotard
Beginning Jazz & Beginning Combo - Light Blue Leotard
All Level 1 disciplines - Hunter Green Leotard
All Level 2 disciplines - Navy Blue Leotard
All Level 3 disciplines (see exceptions below) - Royal Blue Leotard
All Level 4 disciplines & Tap 3 - Burgundy Leotard
Teen Level - Lavender Leotard
* Modern & Pointe Classes - wear your Ballet colors
All students should wear Pink Tights by Bloch. Beginning and Combo level classes should wear footed tights. Intermediate levels and above may wear footed tights or Transition/Adaptatoe Bloch Tights, also in Pink.
All Levels: Solid White Tee-Shirt with either Solid Black Sweat Pants or Shorts.
ALL ATTIRE MAY BE OBTAINED AT:
Dance Outfitters in Chesapeake.
1036 Volvo Parkway, Suite 1
Chesapeake, VA 23320-8601
Mention RPM Dance and get 15% OFF your purchase.
Click on the links below to download printable forms.Registration Form