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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 Fairy Tales: June 25 - June 29, 2018, Fee: $225

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Session 9 Fairy Tales: 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 20, 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 should bring a healthy snack from home

• 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.

What do students wear?

Comfortable clothing should be worn daily. Shorts and a t-shirt are suggested (no jeans).

What kinds of shoes are needed?

All students are requested, though not required, to have jazz shoes or sneakers for hip hop classes. West African Dance is barefoot.

What clothes are needed for the 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.

Are all camp shows the same?

No, all three shows have different songs, dramatic pieces and group projects. The show will be the final Friday of each session from 2:00pm - 3:30pm.

Do children need previous training in order to participate in the Primetime Arts program?

No, all hip hop and West African classes are basic level. Chorus and drama classes are designed to build skills and stimulate creativity while encouraging and nurturing each child's love of theatre arts.

Are lunches provided?

Lunch is not provided. Students are required to bring their lunch in soft cloth or plastic bags labeled with their name. Refrigeration is available for all lunches. No bulky lunch boxes as space is limited.

Are snacks provided?

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

How long is the program 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.

Are before and aftercare provided?

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's studio at 14 South Park Street, Montclair, NJ.

Who do I call in case of emergency?

Call the SMAPA Studio at 973-655-9819.


  • 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!