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By registering at Merrick Dance Centre, you understand that our program runs from September through early June.

Absences/Make-up Policy

Absences will not be deducted from tuition or costume balances. You are welcome to take a make-up class in a class of the same level or similar style. Any make-up classes must be taken by April 1st and can not be carried over. 

Holidays/Snow Days/Studio Closures

We generally follow the Merrick Public Schools closings and calendar. When in doubt, check our outgoing message, Facebook, Instagram and website an hour before class to stay updated about closings. There are no refunds or credits for absences, weather-related cancellations or the necessity to move to online classes.


Our annual recital is usually held in early June. Dress rehearsals are held in the studio 1 to 2 weeks prior to the recital, followed by a stage rehearsal. Dates for rehearsals and the show will be posted on the website as well as in the studio. Children are required to attend dress rehearsal and stage rehearsal to perform in the recital


A costume deposit will be due by December 1st. Costumes can not be cancelled and therefore are not refundable. Costume balance will be due by April 1st. Costumes will not be released if there is an outstanding balance

Dress Code

Appropriate attire and shoes are required for all classes. Hair must be pulled back.

Combo Ballet/Tap - Pink ballet slippers, black tap shoes, any color leotard/tights
Combo Tap/Jazz - Black tap shoes, tan jazz shoes, dance pants, leotard and/or t-shirt
Combo Tap/Hip Hop- Black sneakers, black tap shoes, loose fitting clothes
Jazz - Tan split-sole jazz shoes, dance pants or shorts, leotard or fitted t-shirt
Ballet - Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, hair in a bun
Tap- Black split-sole tap shoes, dance pants, fitted t-shirt
Lyrical - Nude foot undies, leotard, footless tights, dance shorts or pants
Hip Hop - Loose fitting clothes, sneakers (black sneakers for recital)