FAQ & Discussion Board
This is just a short list of the many questions that are asked. Zohar's Discussion Board will be set up on Facebook. If there is a topic that you are particularly interested in, please let us know.
What or Who is Zohar?
There is no person named Zohar. We take our name from "The Zohar" a book on mysticism in the Kabballah. The "who" are Ehud Krauss & Daynee Lai-Krauss, who direct and administer the dance studio and company.
What does Zohar mean?
Like many foreign languages, one word can mean many things. We see Zohar as "Splendor".
Is there a dress code?
Zohar does not have a dress code. But you should dress appropriately for dance class. Here are what students typically wear:
Jazz class - Jazz pants (stretch/yoga pants), t-shirt or leotard, jazz shoes. If you do not have jazz shoes, ballet slippers can work. If you are a beginning student, we suggest socks for the first couple classes to determine what type of footwear you would want to purchase. If you have medium to long hair, we suggest that you wear it back.
Ballet class - Tights, leotard, ballet slippers. Students can wear leggings, t-shirts, sweaters as is needed for warmth and comfort.
Modern class - Similar to jazz class. Dancers usually go bare-foot or wear socks.
What age are the dancers?
All classes are adult classes and can have individuals as young as 12 to over 65 taking the same class! The average age group is 30-45 years old.
How many students are in a class?
This one is more difficult to answer. It can be as few as 8 and as many as 30, depending upon the class, time of year, day, and even the weather!
Are classes group or individual? Do I need a partner?
All classes are open group classes. You do not need a partner, as this is not social dancing. Teachers do give private lessons/coaching. You need to arrange that with the instructor directly and is dependent upon their availability and the availability of the studio space.
Do you have children's classes?
At this time the only children's class that we have are for children with Special Needs. These are taught all site specific classes.
Children and teens do take our regular classes with the instructors permission. As long as the child/teen understands that it is an adult class and behaves appropriately, they are welcome. Children usually take because their parent is in the same class.
Do you have performances?
Presently Zohar has one show a year - the Holiday Showcase. This performance is open to all students to participate in. Typically, choreography is worked on in class, with additional rehearsals for the advanced dancers or special pieces. Zohar usually participates in local performances celebrating National Dance Week in April depending upon student interest and availability. Generally, it is the int/adv jazz classes that do the majority of the performances.
When can I start?
Zohar's classes are ongoing - no starting or ending date. But we do have breaks and there are occassionally classes that are for a specific time period. So there is no real good or bad time to start. You just have to go for it! With the jazz and modern classes, you may be in the middle of a combination, but don't worry, we all have to start somewhere! :)
How do I register? Pay? Are there any other fees?
Zohar accepts cash or checks. There is a registration form to complete that includes a liability waiver (insurance company requires this). And you pay and register when you start class. Plan on coming in 5-10 minutes early to take care of your business end.
Do you have dressing rooms? Showers?
Zohar has a women and men's dressing/changing room. We do not have showers, but we do have a restroom (if you have been to Cubberley, you know that this is a huge plus!). And we have lots of room for you to stretch prior and after class!
Email us if you have any questions that haven't been answered here.