2021-22 Information, Policies and Pricing

Important Dates for the 2021-22 Dance Season:

Due to the uncertainty of regulations and restrictions from COVID-19 the studio calendar is only providing the schedule up until Session II of January 2022

  • First day of classes: Monday, September 13th
  • Monthly Tuition: Automatic payments must be set up prior to Thursday, September 30th. You will receive an email with your 2021-22 monthly tuition prior to the end of September. While you are setting up recurring payments, September tuition must be paid at that time.
  • October through May Tuition: Will be charged automatically through our recurring payment system. June’s tuition payment is half of your monthly amount and will be automatically deducted on June 1st.
  • Mandatory Costume Sizing Week: Monday, November 1st - Saturday, November 6th
  • Costume Fees: Due November 15th payable on our website (see more information below)
  • Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, November 24th - Sunday, November 28th
  • Parent Observation for Session I: To be determined
  • Holiday Break: Wednesday, December 22nd through Sunday, January 2nd
  • Session II Begins: Monday, January 3rd

2021-22 Recital:

The University of Buffalo is not yet booking events for the Spring of 2022. We will be making a decision after January 2022 on the recital location and dates. 

Closing Information for Weather:

To subscribe to our reminders, please utilize our Remind app

1.Text the number 81010
2. With the message @smddance

We do not coordinate our closings due to weather with any particular school district. Please reference the Remind app, Facebook and our website homepage for closing information.

Attendance:

To ensure student progression throughout the year it is imperative that class absences are limited to 3 or less classes per session, per class. Students who exceed the number of absences could jeopardize their involvement in the recital, competition or any other performances. Their participation will be up to the discretion of Kelly and Yvonne. Also, please note that being on time for class is essential for a proper warm-up.

Recital:

Dance is a team activity in which everyone's involvement is necessary. Please note that dress rehearsal and performances are mandatory and it is imperative that you are available to commit. Students that are unable to do so must inform Kelly and Yvonne when the show dates are announced during Session II. Failure to do so may jeopardize involvement in the June recital.

Medical Conditions:

The safety and well-being of our staff and students is extremely important to us. All parents/guardians are responsible for informing teachers and assistants (in addition to Kelly and Yvonne) about all medical conditions/allergies associated with each student. Please utilize the medical conditions and allergies line on our registration form. We do not monitor the food and drinks that come in and out of our studio, therefore the studio is not an allergy free space. Sherry Martin staff are not responsible or qualified to administer medication. Students and parents are personally responsible for themselves at all times.

Registration Fee:

$50.00 (per family) nonrefundable, due at the time of online registration.
This fee reserves your child's spot in their desired classes along with administration costs.

Tuition Pricing:

October through May tuition will be collected through our recurring payment system. Automatic payments must be set up prior to Thursday, September 30th. You will receive an email with your 2021-22 monthly tuition prior to the end of September. While you are setting up recurring payments, September tuition must be paid at that time. June's tuition payment (in the amount of exactly half of your normal monthly tuition) will be automatically deducted on June 1st.

Music & Movement - $40.00 per session (no registration fee required)

Creative Movement I & II, Ballet/Jazz/Tap I & II - $50.00 per month     

Ballet/Jazz/Tap III Classes (45 minutes) - $50.00 per month         

Ballet/Jazz/Tap III Classes (60 minutes) - $55.00 per month             

30 minute Tap and Hip-Hop classes - $30.00 per month (no discounts applied)

45 minute classes - $50.00 per month

60 minute classes - $55.00 per month

75 minute classes - $60.00 per month 

Multiple Class Discount (per dancer)
$55.00 - for 1 class per month
$50.00 - for 2nd class per month ($105.00 per month)
$45.00 - for 3rd class per month ($150.00 per month)
$25.00 - for 4th class per month ($175.00 per month)
$15.00 - for 5th class per month ($190.00 per month)
$10.00 - for 6th class per month ($200.00 per month)
The cost schedule is based on 1 hour classes 

Competition classes and fees are priced separately

Late Fees:

Regarding late tuition payments, costume payments, and recital fees, every week a payment is past due a $5.00 late fee will apply

Costume Fee:

Please note: NYS sales tax is not included. All costume fees must be paid through our website. 
Beginner/Intermediate: $75.00 (per costume, plus tax)
Intermediate/Advanced: $85.00 (per costume, plus tax)
All costume fees are due by November 15th, 2021
Costumes will not be ordered unless payment has been received in full (late charges will apply)
There are NO refunds on costume payments

Recital Fee:

$30.00 per student
This administrative fee is put towards the organization, preparation and participation of our 2021-22 Recital. Recital fees are due by February 15th, 2022 made payable on our website