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Affordable Dance Program for Kids Ages 3-5

We have 8 full ride scholarships available for this program! The deadline has been extended and is now on an ongoing basis. First come, first serve! Click the link at the bottom of the page to access the application! 

These classes take kids ages 3-5 through the fundamentals of dance, in an age-appropriate class designed specifically for the young child. This program is being offered in partnership with First Five Yuba County Children and Families Commission. 

Classes are offered at $25 a month, with a $15 additional sibling discount. Classes start the first week of February, and end in June with a final performance for friends and family! We offer two class times per week, so that families can find what works best for their schedule. Tuesdays, from 3:45-4:45pm, or Fridays, from 4:00-5:00pm. All classes are held at the beautiful Marysville Youth and Civic Center, 1830 B Street. Marysville CA. 

To register, call our office at (530) 933-0223, email info@riseupys.org, or click the link below! The first payment is due before classes begin, after that families are billed for the previous month's classes.

We are incredibly excited for the launch of our Rise Up Performing Arts Dance Studio, and hope that you will join us in one of the first, affordable dance studios located in central Yuba County! Scroll to learn more about our fantastic teacher.


Meet Our Dance Teacher!


Kara Roberts

Studio Teacher

Kara Roberts is a student at Yuba College, studying to work in education and childcare. She currently works at Katie Berry Dance as a Studio Instructor, teaching students of various experience levels and age groups. She is the resident dance teacher for Rise Up, and has taught in many of our programs, including: Applause KIDS, Broadway KIDS, Intro to Dance, Summer Intro to Dance, Summer Arts Academy, and Little Mermaid JR. Previously, Kara has worked as both a preschool teaching assistant, as well as a dance teaching assistant at Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts. She has choreographed various musicals, including The Pajama Game and Nice Work If You Can Get It at MCAA. Kara has also worked oversees in Africa, teaching dance to underprivileged children. Kara plans on becoming a teacher, using her art to shape and inspire young minds in the Yuba Sutter community. In her free time, she enjoys reading and writing poetry.