2023-24 Information, Pricing & Policies

SM Dance Information:

2023-2024 Important Dates:

  • Session I Begins: Monday, September 11th
  • No Classes on Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Monday, October 9th
  • Mandatory Costume Sizing Week: Saturday, October 21st through Friday, October 27th
  • No Classes on Halloween: Tuesday, October 31st
  • Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, November 22nd through Sunday, November 26th
  • The Dreamer at UBCFA Drama Theater: Saturday, December 9th with the Heather Moore Foundation Gala directly following
  • Last Day of Session I: Friday, December 22nd
  • Winter Break: Saturday, December 23rd through Friday, January 5th
  • Session II Begins: Saturday, January 6th
  • February Break: Monday, February 19th through Sunday, February 25th
  • Spring Break: Monday, April 1st through Monday, April 8th
  • Recital Information Week: Saturday, May 18th through Friday, May 24th
  • No Classes on Memorial Day: Monday, May 27th
  • No Classes on Wednesday, June 12th in preparation for UB Recitals
  • SM Dance Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, June 13th
  • SM Dance Children’s Recital Showcase: Friday, June 14th
  • SM Dance Recitals: Friday, June 14th and Saturday, June 15th
  • Last Week of Classes: Monday, June 17th through Saturday, June 22nd

2024 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.

2024 Children's Recital Dress Rehearsal and Showcase:

Participating Classes: All Creative Movement and B/J/T I classes ONLY

Where: UB Center for the Arts, Mainstage
Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, June 13th from 3:00-4:00pm
Children's Recital Showcase: Friday, June 14th at 5:00pm

2024 SM Dance Dress Rehearsal and Recitals:

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

Where: UB Center for the Arts, Mainstage
Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, June 13th at 4:00pm
Recitals: Friday, June 14th at 7:00pm and Saturday, June 15th at 1:00pm

SM Dance Pricing:

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 - the credit card used to register for our 2023-24 dance season will be used for all fees throughout the year through our recurring payment system. If at any time your credit card on file needs to be updated, please contact the studio directly. A $3.00 processing fee applies to every charge.

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, 2023 your credit card on file will be charged the next day.

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

Pricing Packages:

Students who take multiple classes as well as company level classes have pricing discounts that allow you to save money when taking 3 classes or more per student. All company classes are color coded on our 2023-24 Class Schedule. 

Costume Fees: For your convenience, costume fees may be paid on our website at any time during the month of November. Starting on Friday, December 1st any costume fees that are unpaid will be charged automatically throughout the month of December 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 will include the following:

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

SM Dance Policies:

Please utilize our SM Dance Google Calendar located on our website. To receive last minute studio updates, including closings and general information, please subscribe to our Remind app. We do not coordinate our closings due to weather with any particular school district.

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

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 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 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 (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.