School policies

Registration
Both new and returning students must fill out a registration form each year to ensure that all information is up to date. The annual registration fee is $25 per family.

Tuition
Yonkers: 1 Hour Class – $180 per 12 week session
2 Hour Class – $285 per 12 week session
NYC: 1 Hour Class – $260 per 12 week session
2 Hour Class – $360 per 12 week session

Tuition may be paid by cash, check, or credit card. If you wish to pay by credit card please see below for options.
9 and 12 month payment plans are also available. There is no fee for this service. Yearly tuition is divided by 12 or 9 and charged on the 15th of each month starting Sept 15th and continuing until May 15th or August 15th based on the plan you choose. Your CC can also be charged for any other purchases such as socks etc. and a paid receipt will be emailed to you.
When paying for 2 classes per week a 3rd class may be taken for no additional cost. If a student wishes to attend more than 3 classes, an additional fee of $10 per class applies. If you have 2 children registered for class, the third child may attend classes for no additional charge.

There are 3 twelve-week sessions in the dance year.
Session 1 starts on Monday September 12th 2016
Session 2 starts on Monday December 12th 2016
Session 3 starts on Monday March 20th 2016
Each session payment is due on or before the above dates.
A late fee of $25 will be assessed if payment is not received within 10 days of session start dates.

School Guidelines
1. All Irish dance students must wear shorts or fitted leggings. Both are available for purchase at the studio.
2. Hair must be tied up for all classes.
3. Irish dance students must wear white Irish dance socks. (Tie-Dye socks can be worn for workshops, privates, and summer camp only.)
4. Ballet students must wear ballet attire and ballet tights (both available for purchase at the studio).
5. Session is to be paid for in full, regardless of attendance. Missed classes may be made up within that session.

6. In order to take privates, account must be in good standing.

Locations
Yonkers Studio – 265 Central Park Ave. Yonkers, NY 10704
NYC  Studio – 406 E 91 St. New York, NY 10128

Dates to Remember  – All dates are inclusive
September 12th – Start of new dance year

Mon October 31st – no class for Halloween
Saturday November 5th at Rory Dolan’s – 9am
Tuesday November 22nd– Saturday November 26th – No class for Thanksgiving and Oireachtas
Saturday  December 24th – Saturday December 31st– No class for Christmas break
Saturday February 18th –Friday February 24th – No class for President’s Week
Sunday March 26th  5pm Recital at YMA 160 Woodlawn Ave, Yonkers NY
Tuesday April 11th  – Saturday April 15th– No Class – Easter Break & Worlds
Monday May 29th – No class – Memorial Day
Saturday June 17– Last day of reg classes
Friday June 23rd – Annual Sleepover 7pm to 9am

Celtic Summer Camp – $250 per week.

Early drop off: 8:30am – $5 per hour for early drop off & late pick up

After camp care until 6pm
Week 1: Monday July 10th – Friday July 14th
Week 2: Monday July 17th – Friday July 21st
Week 3: Monday July 24th – Friday July 28th
Week 4: Monday July 31st – Friday August 4th
Bonus Day: Monday August 7th

Summer Class 2017 
June 27th – August 31st
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm – 8pm $20 per class, payable by the class. No sign up needed.

The Deirdre O’Mara School of Irish Dance provides a unique experience that combines culture & creativity with fun & hard work. Competition is an option, but it is not a requirement. The only requirements are a love of Irish dance and a willingness to work hard & have fun.

I ask that both you and your child make a commitment to Irish Dance, and that you miss class only when absolutely necessary. This is in the best interest of learning the steps, learning to stick with something, fostering teamwork, and being the best we can be. Consistency is the key to success.

“I feel our school provides the best combination of the traditional & the many changes that have occurred in the world of Irish dance. My wish for our dancers is that they dance with not just their feet, but with their heart. Our school will develop confidence, as we teach in an atmosphere of growth & inspiration.”

Go Raibh Maith Agat a Chairde

Deirdre O’Mara, founder & Director