New Families

Are you looking for a different dance studio? A dance studio focused on building the whole dancer who possess the confidence, character and life skills that they carry with them in and outside the studio?

Phoenix Rising Dance Studios welcomes you with open arms to our diverse and inclusive community of dancers that celebrate each other and dance each and every day.

This page invites new families to learn more about our studio, our community, and programs. Please view our frequently asked questions below. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us and we can assist you in learning more or registering for classes.

We offer a variety of classes each week to teach our students many forms of dance that will expand their skillset, physical wellbeing, and appreciation for the art form while having fun and socializing with peers. Our recreational classes will give your child a solid foundation of different types of dance and when they are ready to take dance to the next level, our competitive team offers a more focused approach to the technical elements of dance.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Phoenix Rising Dance Studios different?
We are proud to be one of the highest rated dance studio in Indianapolis for several reasons. Parents and dancers alike talk about the amazing diversity of the student body and the staff, the warm feeling that they get when they’re in the studio, and the quality of the instruction that we offer. We welcome and embrace all dancers, from toddler to adult, with no thought to their background, ethnicity, economic status, or any of the things that make us all so unique. We strive to keep tuition low and quality high. Come in and see for yourself why we “rise above the rest”!

My child is new to dance. Which class should they start with?
Creative Movement is an excellent option for the young dancer who has never had a dance class before and wishes to experience what it will like to be a dancer and participate in our end of term recital. This class is creative and nurturing and is structured with a set class routine so that dancers become familiar with not only their teacher and surrounding, but feel accomplished in each and every class!

How does the class schedule work?
Our class schedule is offered in semesters with tuition due on the first of each month. Semesters usually last from September-December, January-May and June-August with recitals in December and May. We accept registrations year round, at any time. If you register in the middle of the month, the first month’s tuition will be prorated appropriately. Please see our class schedules page for our most up-to-date class offerings.

When can my child start classes?
New dancers may start classes at any time. You do not have to wait for the next month or the next session. Monthly tuition will be prorated if the dancer starts after the first of the month.

What type of dance classes do you offer?
We offer a variety of classes to spark the creativity of every dancer. From hip hop and jazz to musical theatre and more, our classes are designed to empower our students. View full descriptions of our classes on our Recreational Classes page.

How do adult dance classes work?
We understand that most adults are too busy to commit to a month-to-month schedule of dance classes. Adults may pay per class, or buy a classCard. This punch card allows them to attend any 12 classes and never expires.

What should the dancers wear to class?
In the interest of keeping it simple, we have a fairly straightforward dress code policy.

For Creative Movement, Tiny Dancers, and all Ballet classes, dancers wear ballet pink leotards, white tights, and ballet pink ballet shoes. Boys will wear white t-shirts or tank tops, black tights or shorts, and black ballet shoes.

For Jazz, Contemporary, Tumbling or Tap classes, students, male and female should wear all black. Sport bras, tights, shorts, tank tops and leotards are all acceptable. Jazz shoes should be black.

Hip-Hop students should wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes or high tops that are only worn for dance class. Adult classes do not have a dress code as long as the instructors can see the lines of the dancers.

Where should I get dance clothes?
There are a number of ways to get suitable dancewear for classes. You can order from Amazon, but there’s no guarantee that the sizing will be correct. You can also order clothing through our vendor by contacting us. We will correctly measure to ensure a good fit. For shoes, we strongly encourage you to get them at Kinney Dancewear. A good fit is extremely important for dance shoes, and the experts at Kinney will fit every pair of shoes personally. They also sell all of the dancewear you need.

What types of payments do you accept?
For all tuition-based classes, we require families to pay through auto-pay using either a credit card or electronic check through your bank account. It makes life easier for everyone. You don’t have to remind yourselves to pay tuition, and we don’t have to send out reminder emails and make phone calls. Tuition is assessed to the account on the 28th of each month, and then charged on the 1st. If the 1st is a Sunday, it will be charged the next day. Adult classes and retail purchases can be made with cash, check, or credit card.