School Policies


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 $30 per family.  

Three 12-week sessions in the dance year
1 Hour Class – $225 per 12-week session
2 Hour Class – $320 per 12-week session

When you pay for 2 classes the 3rd & 4th class is no additional charge  

If you have one dancer taking 2 classes per week, you will receive a 50% tuition discount for any additional siblings taking classes 

Tuition may be paid by cash, check, credit card, Zelle, or Venmo. 
• 12-month payment plans are available.  Yearly tuition is divided by 12 and charged on the 15th of each month starting Sept 15th 2023 and continuing until August 15th 2024 – 3.5% CC fee
• Venmo payments may be sent to @DeirdreOMara1
• Zelle payments may be sent to (201) 679 1450

1. In order to take privates account MUST be in good standing – No exceptions

2. Workshops and pay as you go classes MUST be paid for on the day, please use the cash envelopes provided and put in payment mailbox. Do NOT leave on desk. If paying by Venmo or zelle please put the date on the payment. 

3. Private lessons are $60 to $100 depending on the teacher and must be booked through Deirdre  to keep the schedule straight.

There are 3 twelve-week sessions in the dance year.  
Session 1 starts on Tuesday September 12, 2023.  
Session 2 starts on Tuesday December 12, 2023.  
Session 3 starts on Tuesday March 19, 2024.  
Each session payment is due on or before the above dates.  
A late fee of $25 will be assessed if payment is not received in 10 days of session start dates.   

School Guidelines

1. Any issues concerning your child can be discussed by studio appointment or by phone. I am available by
phone on Monday-Friday mornings. (201) 679-1450 

Please do not email or text complaints as things can get lost in translation and tone. Talking is always better.
2. Session is to be paid for in full, regardless of attendance. Missed classes may be made up within that session.  
3. Students must wear shorts or fitted leggings. Both are available for purchase at the studio.  
4. Hair must be tied up for all classes.  
5. Students must wear white Irish dance socks. Available at the studio.
6. Irish dance shoes can be purchased at the studio.
7. Only water at the studio as we have a lot of spills 

Dates to Remember (All dates are inclusive)
Tuesday & Thursday September 5 & 7 – Oireachtas team class to pick teams
Tuesday September 12– Start of new dance year
Tuesday Oct 3 – Saturday October 7 – Bring-A-Friend Week!
Thursday  October 5 – Sunday October 8– All Scotland’s – Glasgow
Thursday October 20 – Sunday October 22– Great Britain’s – London  
Tuesday Oct 31st – No class for Halloween
Sunday November 19 – School Feis & Mini Oireachtas – 9am
Wednesday November 22 – Saturday November 25 – No class for Thanksgiving and the Oireachtas
Friday December 22 – Drop & Shop Babysitting Night –5 – 9pm – $25
Saturday  December 24 – Saturday January 1 – No class for Christmas break
Tuesday February 6 – Saturday February 10 – Bring-A-Friend Week!
Tuesday  February 13 – Thursday February 17– No class for President’s Week / Winter Break / All Irelands
All-Ireland’s – Killarney – Sunday Feb 11 – Sun Feb 18
Sunday March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day
Saturday March 23- McLean Ave Parade – School will be marching
Tuesday March 26– Saturday March 30 – No Class – Easter Break & World’s Glasgow – Worlds is March 25 to 31
Saturday June 15 – Last day of regular class
Sunday June 22  Mini Nationals & School Feis
Week of July 4 – National’s – Texas June 30 – July 4
Monday July 8– First day of summer camp – 4 weeks

Celtic Summer Camp 2024

Celtic Summer Camp 2024
$5 per hour for early drop off & after camp.  Early drop-off 8.30am. After camp care until 5pm.

Please pay drop off by the week. It will not be billed.
Week 1: Monday July 8 – Friday July 12
Week 2: Monday July 15 – Friday July 19
Week 3: Monday July 22– Friday July 26
Week 4: Monday July 29 – Friday August 2
$275 per week. $60 per day. Lunch and snacks included. Bring a swimsuit, towel, and water.
If you attend 2 or more weeks of camp, after camp is included at no additional charge.


Summer Class 2024

June 18– August 30
Tuesday & Thursday 5-6pm $20 & 5-7pm $25, pay as you go. 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 that 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, in an atmosphere of growth & inspiration.

Go raibh maith agaibh a chairde
Deirdre O’ Mara TMRF, Founder & director