2024-25 Information, Pricing & Policies

SM Dance Information:

2024-2025 Important Dates:

  • Session I Begins: Monday, September 9th
  • No Classes on Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Monday, October 14th
  • No Classes on Halloween: Thursday, October 31st
  • Mandatory Costume Sizing: November 1st through November 15th (specific details will be emailed in October)
  • Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, November 27th through Sunday, December 1st
  • Tentative Performance Date: The Dreamer at UBCFA Drama Theater: Saturday, December 7th with the Heather Moore Foundation Gala directly following
  • Last Day of Session I: Saturday, December 21st
  • Winter Break: Monday, December 23rd through Sunday, January 5th
  • Session II Begins: Monday, January 6th
  • February Break: Monday, February 17th through Sunday, February 23rd
  • Spring Break: Monday, April 14th through Sunday, April 20th
  • Recital Information Week: TBA during Session II
  • No Classes on Memorial Day: Monday, May 26th
  • No Classes on Wednesday, June 11th (preparation for UB recitals)
  • Tentative: SM Dance Dress Rehearsals: Thursday, June 12th
  • Tentative: SM Dance Children’s Recital Showcase: Friday, June 13th
  • Tentative: SM Dance Recitals: Friday, June 13th and Saturday, June 14th
  • Last Week of Classes: Monday, June 16th through Saturday, June 21st

2025 Recitals: 

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 your dancer is able to commit. If you have any conflicts with the below dates or times please email the studio directly.

2025 Children's Recital Dress Rehearsal and Showcase:

Participating Classes: All Creative Movement and B/J/T I classes (subject to change)

Where: UB Center for the Arts, Mainstage
Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, June 12th from 3:00-4:00pm
Children's Recital Showcase: Friday, June 13th at 5:00pm

2025 SM Dance Dress Rehearsal and Recitals:

Participating Classes: All BJT II classes and up will perform in two identical shows on Friday and Saturday

Where: UB Center for the Arts, Mainstage
Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, June 12th at 4:00pm
Recitals: Friday, June 13th at 7:00pm and Saturday, June 14th at 1:00pm

SM Dance Pricing:

Costume Fees: For your convenience, costume fees may be paid through your portal at any time during the month of November. Starting on Sunday, December 1st any costume fees that are unpaid will be charged automatically with your December tuition using your credit card on file.

Creative Movement, Ballet/Jazz/Tap, Ballet/Jazz and Boys Hip Hop classes will be charged $75.00 (per costume, plus NYS sales tax)

All other classes will be charged $85.00 (per costume, plus NYS sales tax). There are NO refunds on costume payments.

Recital Fee: This administrative fee is $50.00 per dancer and is put towards the organization, preparation and participation in our June performances. Due by February 15th. If not paid by the 15th, your recital fees will be automatically deducted using your credit card on file. This fee includes the following:

  • Edited recital music that will be available to view or download from our website or parent portal
  • SM Dance recital T-shirt
  • Professionally filmed video link of all recital performances

SM Dance Policies:

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 the administration costs.

Please note - All SM Dance payment transactions need to be paid through your parent portal. Please make sure to have the credit card on file that you would like used for all fees throughout the 2024-25 dance season. If at any time your credit card on file needs to be updated, you may update your card directly through your parent portal. A $3.00 processing fee applies to every transaction.

SM Dance Parent Portal

Monthly Tuition: Will be charged on the 1st of every month September through June. 

If you require a monthly tuition breakdown, please email the studio for further details. If you register after September 1st, 2024 your credit card on file will be charged the next day.

75-minute classes $65.00 per month

60-minute classes $60.00 per month

45-minute classes $55.00 per month

30-minute classes $40.00 per month

Music and Movement $50.00 per session

Creative Movement and 30 Minute Ballet/Jazz/Tap I Classes $50.00 per month

Multiple Class Discounts:
Students who take multiple classes along with company level classes have pricing discounts that allow you to save money when taking 3 or more classes per student.

CLICK HERE for Multiple Class Discounts

Drop Off and Pick Up:

Our Building is open to registered students and staff only. This drop off protocol allows us to run the most efficient and safe program for our students. A staff member will be present if you need any assistance. 

Pre-K through 5th grade students: Parents are asked to walk their child to the exterior door for drop off, as well as greet them at our door for pick up. Children will not be released into our parking lot without the assistance of an adult.

6th grade students and up: Students will be released from class and are allowed to head to their vehicle on their own. If you are late to pick up your child, we do not allow students to wait outside of our building. 


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 the teachers and studio owners. Also, please note that being on time for class is essential for a proper warm-up.

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 email the studio directly with any medical conditions and/or allergies. 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 (this includes any rehearsals/performances outside of SM Dance). Sherry Martin staff are not responsible or qualified to administer medication. Students and parents are personally responsible for themselves at all times.