Welcome to Mary Lourdes Academy of Dance
2023-2024 Dance Year

Address: One Genesee Street New Hartford, NY 13413

Email: mladance5678@gmail.com

Telephone: 315.797.0609

The faculty and staff of Mary Lourdes Academy of Dance are committed to providing exposure to various branches of the arts as well as promoting personal satisfaction with one’s performance. It is our philosophy that the Art Experience should be a happy one. Each student should vigorously strive to reach his or her ultimate summit of progress, expression and expertise. We sincerely hope that your child will learn not only to dance, but also to love to dance.


Mary Lourdes Kalil, Sheri Molanare, Amanda Thorngren, Samantha Ramos, Rhianna Arcuri, Kacie Crouse, Savanna Rocci, Jenae Campbell, Elizabeth Gualtieri, Cara Molanare and Toni Palmisano
Assistant: Francesca Bonfardeci

Mary Lourdes Kalil: Owner and Artistic Director. Mary Lourdes has operated the Academy for the past 38 years. She has a B.S. in Fine Arts/Elementary Education from Nazareth College in Rochester NY. She has studied dance locally since the age of six. Advanced study was done in New York City, Rochester, and Buffalo. Mary Lourdes has choreographed for national television, national dance championships, and The Miss America Pageant. She is a member of A.S.C.A.P., B.M.I. (professional music societies), and the National Federation of Independent Business.

Fall classes begin the week of September 18, 2023

Studio Policy: Tuition is calculated on a yearly basis and is broken down into 9 monthly payments for your convenience. September Tuition due by September 1 st 2023. October through May will be due the 1st of each month. This is studio policy. We accept cash and checks as forms of payment. An email tuition reminder will be sent out the week prior to the first of each month. It is your responsibility to pay your tuition on the 1st of every month, even if your child is absent that week. A late fee of $10.00 is added to all accounts past the first week of the month. In order to avoid a late fee, you are encouraged to mail or drop off your payment.

Return check fee remains $35.00 per check. This amount will change if bank charges increase.

Costume Fees: due by 6:00 PM on Thursday, November 30, 2023

2024 Revue: May 11, 2024 at Mohawk Valley Community College Schafer Theater

Class placement: It is the responsibility of the teacher to place each student in the classes most suitable for him or her. With careful thought and evaluation each student is placed in the class where they will progress and learn the most.

Attendance: Please be prompt for class and pick up your child immediately after class. Arrive no more than five minutes before class and come in dance attire. In order to take full advantage of instruction offered, regular attendance is necessary. There are no make-up classes for your absences.

Thank you for choosing Mary Lourdes Academy of Dance to study the Art of Dance. I shall do my best to make this a truly great learning experience for you through dance education. You may be assured that although you may not be in the studio every week watching, your child is being instructed in a manner keenly associated with progress and efficient dance training.

We look forward to a year of HAPPY DANCING!