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

(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 Summer Arts Programs available now!

NEW for 2018: SMAPA's Primetime Summer Arts Program will be THREE 2-Week Sessions

1st Session: 6/25-7/7 (Closed 7/4), Fee: $725

2nd Session: 7/9-7/21, Fee: $800

3rd Session: 7/23-8/3, Fee: $800

Payment Plans Available

SUMMER CLASSES 2018 (See Class Schedules Page in May 2018)

Preschool and Junior - June 25 - Aug 4

Prep and Adult - June 25 - Aug 25


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 25 - June 29, 2018, Fee: $225

Session 2: July 2 - July 6, 2018 (closed July 4th), Fee: $180

Session 3: July 9 - July 13, 2018, Fee: $225

Session 4: July 16 - July 20, 2018, Fee: $225

Session 5: July 23 - July 27, 2018, Fee: $225

Session 6: July 30 - August 3, 2018, Fee: $225

Session 7: August 6 - August 10, 2018, Fee: $225

Session 8: August 13 - August 17, 2018, Fee: $225

Session 9: August 20 - August 24, 2018, Fee: $225

Prime Time Summer Arts (ages 6-14) - (three 2 week sessions), Session 1 Fee: $725, Session 2 & 3 Fee: $800

Session 1: June 25 - July 6, 2018 (closed July 4th)

Session 2: July 9 - July 21, 2018

Session 3: July 23 - August 3, 2018

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

Week 1: August 6 - August 10, 2018

Week 2: August 13 - August 17, 2018

Week 3: August 20 - August 24, 2018

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


(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


(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 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.


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.



  • 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!