RIOULT Dance NY 

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RIOULT Dance Center

34-01 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY 11101  |   Entrance on 34th Avenue  |   (212) 398-5903

ADA Accessible

RIOULT Dance NY supports the creation and performance of the choreographic works of Pascal Rioult, and provides the community with an accessible and affordable center for dance and enrichment through the arts.

 

Accessibility for Dance/NYC 2019 Small-Budget Dance Makers Conference: RIOULT Dance Center is an accessible venue.  An elevator is available upon entrance to the building. All restrooms are gender-inclusive and wheelchair accessible. Studios are lit by fluorescent lights. ASL Interpretation will be provided at this event.

Birthday Parties

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Make your child's next birthday party a dancing one at the RIOULT Dance Center! One of our Birthday Party Specialists will host your child and their friends at the beautiful RIOULT Dance Center. Each party is custom created to fit your child's individual preferences of dancing, activities, games and more!  

 Choose from any classes offered in our popular programs to create a special dance class and party centered around your child. The party includes a 45-50 minute dance lesson followed by a reception. The party entails reserved time for 2 hours. This reserved time includes set up and clean up and a party hosted by RIOULT Dance Center’s dedicated Party Coordinator, faculty and musicians.

Pricing:

  • $550 - up to 14 kids

  • $600 - 15-24 kids (includes additional teaching assistant)

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BIRTHDAY PARTY POLICY AT THE RIOULT DANCE CENTER

ABOUT THE PARTY

Parties require the rental of two separate spaces in the Dance Center. Our flex- lounge space is used for gathering and refreshments and a studio space is used for the dance class.

The Dance Center provides:

  • access to two spaces

  • tables and chairs

  • party assistant

  • dance instructors

  • live musician

  • set up and clean up with garbage removal.

 

The renter is responsible for all décor, refreshments (including cake or cupcakes), paper goods, and favors. All of these items can be set-up in the flex-lounge space and must remain there for the duration of the party. Once the date has been reserved and $100 non-refundable deposit received, you will receive a contract for the event, which outlines all our party policies. The remaining balance for your party fee is due one week prior to the event date.

Children’s parties are a two hours with a following typical timeline:

  • 15 minutes - welcome arrivals in the flex-lounge space

  • 45 - 50 minutes - dance class in the studio

  • 45 minutes - refreshments and celebration in the flex-lounge space

  • 15 minutes clean-up

You may arrive up to but no more than 30 minutes prior to the start of your rental period for set-up, and must exit at the end of the 2 hour rental.

One week prior to your event we will email finalized details including the total number of participants and the name of party host who will be your onsite point of contact for the event. Your party host will assist you with set-up and clean up, answer any questions you may have, keep the pace of the event on track, and monitor your belongings in the flex- lounge space while you are participating in the dance class portion of the party. 

General availability:

Date to be negotiated. You can reserve a date up to 3 months in advance.


PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICIES

  • A $100non-refundable deposit is required to secure the date of the event. The deposit will go towards the total amount due for the event.

  • Final Payment is due one week in advance of the party.

  • A credit card is required to keep on file. Payments can be made in cash, by check (payable to RIOULT) or by credit card. Final payments must be received no later than one week prior to the date of the party. All checks returned unpaid will be subject to anadditional charge of $35.

  • In event of cancellation, Guest must notify at least one week prior to the requested party date to receive a refund of any payments made, less the $100 non-refundable deposit. 

  • The number of participants attending the party determines the rate of the event. The total number of participants must not exceed 24 guests in the class and must be finalized no less than 2 weeks prior to the date of the party.


FOOD AND DÉCOR POLICIES

  • Alcohol

    • You must request permission to serve alcohol no less than 1 week prior to the actual event. Alcohol must not be left unattended at any time. Alcohol may not be sold to anyone or provided to minors under any circumstances.

  • Balloons

    • Balloons must leave with you or be disposed of properly.

  • Leftovers/Garbage

    • All garbage must be bagged at the end of the event. RIOULT Dance Center will provide cans and bags, and the staff to dispose of it. Please plan ahead to take home excessive food or beverage leftovers.

  • Set-Up

    • You may arrive up to 30 minutes in advance of your party to set-up any decorations for the party.

  • Walls

    • No nails or wall puncture of any kind may be installed by Guest. Painter's tape or Post-It sheets may only be used on the walls. PUSH PINS, SCOTCH TAPE AND DUCT TAPE ARE PROHIBITED. Guest agrees that all tape, decor and markings will be removed from the walls and floors upon completion of the rental.

 

SPACE POLICIES

  • Use of Lobby Space

    • The lobby is a public space. We ask that children do not run in the lobby for their safety and the safety of all others in the lobby.

  • Birthday Class

    • Your birthday class must start and end at the specific time stated in your confirmation. If you choose to start the class late, the class must still end at the specified time.

  • Décor

    • No balloons, glitter, confetti or stickers are permitted in the dance studios at any time.

  • Eating/Drinking

    • No food or drinks are allowed in the dance studios except bottled water. Food and drink may be consumed in the dedicated lounge spaces.

  • Heat/cooling

    • If the temperature needs to be adjusted in any of the space(s), please inform the party host and they will have it adjusted. Note that temperature changes can take up to 20 min.

  • Photos

    • The Dance Center is a community center for many families, and we are respectful of their privacy. With this in mind, children, adults, faculty and staff may NOT be filmed or photographed without their consent. This includes incidental background footage. You may film in the approved space or studio ONLY.

  • Shoes

    • Please remove your shoes before entering the studio. No street shoes are allowed in the studios.  This applies to all participants.

  • Smoking

    • The RIOULT Dance Center is a smoke-free building. Smoking is only permitted outside of the building or on the terraces.

  • Strollers

    • Limited stroller parking is available in designated areas in the Dance Center. We encourage all guests to collapse strollers down to their smallest size so that the maximum number of strollers can be accommodated. Strollers may not block paths of egress at any time.