Below is the recommended class attire. Please speak with Sherri Mazza regarding the class attire for Performing Team and Competition Team.

For girls under the age of 5:
– Pink leotard
– Pink CONVERTIBLE tights required for class
– Optional: Short, sheer pull-on ballet skirt
– Skirts that tie may not be worn to class at this age
– Pink, split sole ballet shoes for girls
– Tan buckle-style tap shoes
– Hair should be secured in a low ponytail for tumbling
– Hair should be secured in a bun or ponytail for all other classes

For girls ages 5 and up:
– Solid pink or black leotard
– Pink CONVERTIBLE tights required for ballet
– Pink, tan or black CONVERTIBLE tights must be worn for all other classes
– Optional: Short, sheer traditional skirt for ballet
– Optional: Black leggings for jazz, hip hop and tumble
– Pink, split sole ballet shoes for girls
– Tan buckle-style tap shoes
– Recommended: Acrobatic shoes for tumbling
– Lyrical classes traditionally dance barefoot but ballet shoes or lyrical shoes may be worn
– Tan, split sole jazz shoes for jazz, hip hop and any other class not already specified above
– Hair should be secured in a low ponytail for tumbling
– Hair should be secured in a bun or ponytail for all other classes

For boys of all ages:
– Solid t-shirt tucked in
– Solid shorts or sweatpants
– Black, split sole ballet shoes
– Optional but recommended: Acrobatic shoes for tumbling
– Lyrical classes traditionally dance barefoot but ballet shoes or lyrical shoes may be worn
– Black, split sole jazz shoes for jazz, hip hop and any other class not already specified above

Shoe colors are a suggestion based on what will likely be needed for recital. If you already have shoes of another color, there is no need to purchase new shoes.

We are looking forward to our 36th Dance Season!
Mazza-Smith Dance – where it’s so much more than dance.

Classes begin August 10 at our Studio Location and September 7th for our Satellite School Locations.

Please allow 24 hours for your student to be properly registered.

We are unable to guarantee class placement when registration forms are submitted the same day of a scheduled class.

You will receive confirmation once your child is added to the class roster and entered into the system by the Director.

Thank you for registering early!

We offer satellite dance classes throughout the North Florida area. Classes are held at private schools, country clubs and churches.

Earn free tuition by referring Mazza-Smith Dance to any satellite location where we do not or have not had a contract.

  1. Speak with the principal, director or general manager of the satellite location.
  2. Email him or her and copy Sherri Mazza of your desire for satellite dance classes to be held at their location.
  3. Once class(es) at the new location have started and have maintained a minimum enrollment of eight paying students for 30 days, you are entitled to free tuition for the season.

Free tuition is offered through account credits. Credits may not be transferred to other families. There is no cash value if not used.

A WORD ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S SECURITY- The privilege to instruct children is taken very seriously.
Before any member of the staff is allowed to instruct, they are required to be fingerprinted by local, FDLE and FBI to assure your child’s safety in addition to taking extra classes needed to work within churches. 

FACEBOOK-We will not “tag” or post your child’s name on  Facebook. Parents or family members of their child are welcome to do so although we discourage our parents from doing this.

1. What am I getting for my Tuition? Not only does Mazza-Smith pick up the children for class, we assist with getting the children ready for class (pm only) and deliver them to extended day after class (if your school provides and you are using the service) or you just come later to pick your child up from a regular school day. We begin most classes right after the bell rings for school dismissal. Our parents are not spending valuable time taking off work to get to class, waiting during class, or spending GAS to drive to class.

2. Is tuition paid monthly or yearly With most studios it’s monthly. Mazza-Smith lets you choose. Pay in full or divide into easy monthly payments.  Our fees are ALL INCLUSIVE. Those that pay in full receive 3% off.

3. Do you charge a registration fee and why? Mazza-Smith charges an administrative fee. This is to reserve your child’s placement in class and for administrative costs to keep your account active. We charge a reasonable $80 per student when registering for classes. Sibling discounts are offered.

4. Are there any other fees? Costumes are $80 per class. 50% is billed in September, and the remaining 50% is billed in November.  The recital fee is $160 per family and covers the rental of the Times-Union Center and (6) recital tickets per family.

5. How many months does your program run? Mazza-Smith Dance begins classes at the main studio in Neptune Beach in August. Satellite school dance classes begin in September to allow students (and parents) time to adjust to the new school season. Mazza-Smith Dance typically hosts the recital in May.

6. Is there a discount for Siblings? Yes, classes for siblings are at a reduced rate of $20.00 less.

7. Do I have to sign a contract? No. If you pay in full for the season and have to cancel later, we refund you 100% tuition for the portion of the season that has not been used.

How We Share Dance With Your Child

At Mazza-Smith Dance, we believe that dance education is a creative adventure in self-expression. Our classes are structured to help your child do the following:

  • Build self-esteem and confidence.
  • Stimulate creativity and self-expression.
  • Develop coordination, grace, flexibility and strength.
  • Create a lifelong appreciation for music, dance and the arts.
  • Stay active and have fun!

Our classes are designed to make dance a very special experience. Care is given to every detail, from the manner we address your children to the creativity of our program. Be assured that your child will receive a solid dance education and learn to love dance!

Mazza-Smith Dance students quickly learn that “It’s so much more than dance!”

Sherri Mazza
Director and Founder