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14 South Park Street, 2nd Floor
Montclair, NJ 07042
USA

(973) 655-9819

Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts (SMAPA) mission is to provide comprehensive, inclusive developmental training in dance and related theater arts for children, teens and adults.

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Summer Programs

Registration for all Summer Arts Programs begins Feb 1st, 2017!


SUMMER CLASSES 2017 (See Class Schedules Page in May 2017)

Preschool and Junior - June 26 - Aug 5

Prep and Adult - June 26 - Aug 26

SUMMER ARTS PROGRAMS 2017

You may sign up for multiple sessions and early sign-up is highly recommended. Payment Plans available. Call or email for more information.

Preschool Prime Time Summer Arts (ages 3-5) - (1 week sessions)

Session 1: June 26 - June 30, 2017

Session 2: July 3 - July 7, 2017 (closed July 4th)

Session 3: July 10 - July 14, 2017

Session 4: July 17 - July 21, 2017

Session 5: July 24 - July 28, 2017

Session 6: July 31 - August 4, 2017

Session 7: August 7 - August 11, 2017

Session 8: August 14 - August 18, 2017

Session 9: August 21 - August 25, 2017

Prime Time Summer Arts (ages 6-14) - (two 3 week sessions), Fee: $975/session

Session 1: June 26 - July 14, 2017 (closed July 4th)

Session 2: July 17 - August 4, 2017

Multi-Disciplinary Dance Intensive - NEW for 2017, two age groups (ages 8-11) and (ages 12 + up) - one 3 week session, individual weeks optional

Week 1: August 7 - August 11, 2017

Week 2: August 14 - August 18, 2017

Week 3: August 21 - August 25, 2017

Additional Forms for Preschool Prime Time Summer Arts, Prime Time Summer Arts and the Multi-Disciplinary Dance Intensive

 

PRESCHOOL PRIME TIME SUMMER ARTS FAQs
(ages 3-5 / must be potty trained)

• All children must be potty trained – no diapers or pull-ups

• Smocks or an old T-shirt are required for art

• A leotard and bare feet for Creative Movement/Pre Dance

• Leotard and ballet slippers for Pre-Ballet (tights and skirts are optional)

• Imagination is needed for Drama

• The love of singing is needed for Music

• Children receive one snack provided by SMAPA

• Previous dance experience is not necessary

• Students who have not previously attended SMAPA classes are welcome

• Students may take any combination of weekly theme-based sessions

• See registration form for fees

 

PRIME TIME SUMMER ARTS FAQs
(ages 6-14)

AGE REQUIREMENTS: Campers Should Be 6 Years Old At The Start Of Camp Or Entering 1st Grade In September.

Proper Clothing

Comfortable clothing should be worn daily, like shorts over a leotard or shorts and a T-shirt. On Tuesdays and Thursdays when we have swim, it is suggested that students wear their bathing suits under their clothes in the morning and remember to bring underwear for after swim time.

Free Swim

Students have free swim (no lessons) twice weekly (Tuesday & Thursday) at Mountainside Pool.

Necessary Footwear

All students are required to have a soft ballet slipper or jazz shoe for all classes.

Clothing for Final Performance

Generally the students wear black or navy blue bike shorts, regular shorts, skorts or capris with a bright solid color T-shirt (no decorations). Additional “costume” pieces may be needed based on each individual group dance project. A 10% discount is given at our dance store.

No Previous Training Needed

No previous dance or theater experience is necessary in order to participate in the program. All classes are designed to build skills and stimulate creativity while nurturing each individual child’s love of dance and related theater arts.

Lunch

Lunch is not provided, but refrigeration is available for all lunches. It is suggested that lunches be brought in soft cloth or plastic bags with names appearing on the bag. Since space is limited it is also requested that NO lunch boxes be brought.

Snacks

One daily snack is provided. A second snack should be provided from home and packed separately from lunch bags.

Length of Day

The day begins at 9am and concludes at 4pm. Each age group participates in 4 classes per day, 2 before lunch, separated by a snack, and 2 following lunch also separated by a snack.

Before and Aftercare

Before-care is available from 8am to 8:45am for an additional $10 per week. For an additional $75 per week, aftercare is provided until 6pm at SMAPA.

 

MULTI-DISCIPLINARY DANCE INTENSIVE (ages 12 + up) FAQs

  • is designed to give the intermediate to advanced level student exposure to and experience in different dance forms on a weekly basis
  • 3 hour choreography workshops held each Thursday and Friday and led by instructor offer students the opportunity to create movement pieces
  • over the three weeks, this process of creating and collaborating culminates in an informal presentation on Friday, Aug 26th
  • participation in full 3 week program is preferable, but not mandatory
  • only students registered in the final week will participate in the performance
  • each dancer should bring each day: proper dance attire (including knee pads, ballet slippers and jazz sneakers), reusable water bottle AND a passion for dance!
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