Academy Brochure

Academy Brochure 2017-12-11T20:50:46+00:00

Thinking about a dance class? Please call to schedule a trial class! Call 301-762-1757 for more details!

MBT is very excited to announce its 28th year of exceptional dance education programming , the 4th year at our new state-of-the-art dance facility in Gaithersburg!

Click here for MBT’s 2017-2018 Registration Form

2017-2018 registration is ongoing!

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre 2017-2018 Academy Catalog of Classes



Metropolitan Ballet Theatre:  Calendar at a Glance 

Please make sure you check the MBT facebook page and read our periodic emails to all registered families for new events, schedule changes, and fun activities! The online calendar will be updated with any schedule changes.

 *Please note that MBT does not follow the MCPS Calendar and does not follow MCPS weather-related closures.  Please check MBT’s facebook page/twitter page  for potential closure information during a weather event. On days when MCPS is closed but MBT is open, artistic staff may adjust class schedules. Such adjustments will be communicated by email.



Aug 26:  Optional meeting for parents interested in learning about Nutcracker auditions, 10am

Aug 26: Open House 12-3pm

Aug 27:  Placement classes for 2016/17 Academic Ballet Levels 5-9+, 11:30 – 1pm

Aug 28:  Optional meeting for parents interested in learning about Nutcracker auditions, 7-8pm

Sept 5:  Classes begin for 2017-2018 year

Sept 7: Nutcracker audition registration packets due

Sept 9:  Nutcracker Auditions

Sept 22: Big/Little Registrations Due, age 7+

Oct 15-21: Big/Little Week Class Exchange

Oct 31: Priority registration for Semester 2 ends for current Semester-only students

November: Friends & Family Month

Nov 1: Semester 2 registration opens to new students

Nov 4: Metropolitan Ballet Ensemble at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn

Nov 4: Parent/Alumni/Board Social hosted by Board member Goli Kaviani – Costume theme Party – Parents can win a tuition credit!

Nov 12: Friends & Family Photo Shoot

Nov 21-26: Thanksgiving Break, no classes

Dec 1-3, 8-10: The Nutcracker production

Dec 16-17: The Nutcracker Suite production

Dec 16-17: Spring Ballet auditions

Dec 17-22: Big/Little Week Letter Exchange

Dec 23-Jan 1: Winter Break, no classes


January TBD:  Parent/Student/Teacher Evaluation Meetings for Academic Ballet

Jan 15: MLK Jr. Day of Service, regular class schedule

Jan 21: Metropolitan Ballet Ensemble performance in the MBT Black Box Studio Theater

Jan 21: Semester Showcase for Young Dancers (Creative Movement/Early Ballet)

Jan 22 – Jan 28: Visitors Week

Jan 28: Semester 1 ends

Jan 29: Semester 2 begins

Feb 8: Dance Your Heart Out performances

Feb 19: Presidents Day, regular class schedule

March 11: Mini-Spring Ballet production & Tea Party

March 17-18: (tent) Spring Ballet Production

March 23: Gala registrations due – early deadline

March 25-April 2: Spring Break, no classes

Apr 3: Gala registrations due – final deadline

Apr 5: Adjudication for Annual Choreography Competition

April 29: (tent) Contemporary Showcase performances

May TBD:  Parent/Student/Teacher Evaluation Meetings for Academic Ballet

May 6-12: Big Little Week class exchange

May 28: Memorial Day, no classes

June 2: Gala & Dance Concert

June 3-9: Big Little Week Letter Exchange

June 6-12: Visitors Week

June 10: Semester Showcase for Young Dancers (Creative Movement/Early Ballet)

June 12: Last Day of MBT Academic Year classes

June 13-14 : Tentative snow day makeup classes if needed

June 18: MBT Summer Session 2018 begins