Academy Brochure

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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 30th year of exceptional dance education programming: the 5th year at our state-of-the-art dance facility in Gaithersburg, and 1st year in our new location in Clarksburg!

Click here for MBT’s 2018-2019 Registration Form

2018-2019 registration is open now to current MBT families.

Online registration and registration to new MBT families opens: July 2nd.

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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.

(G) or (C): denotes if an activity will be held at only one of MBT’s  locations, but could include students from both locations. G=Gaithersburg; C=Clarksburg



May/June: Evaluations and tentative placements for Creative Movement, Early Ballet, Youth Ballet, Jazz, Modern, and Hip Hop will be issued via email to parents

June 12: Last Day of MBT Academic Year classes

June 18: MBT Summer Session 2018 begins (New MBT students enrolled in 2018 summer classes/camps may begin registering for Fall classes)

July 2: 2018-2019 Registration opens to new families

Aug 19: Priority placement class for Levels 5-9+ (G)

Aug 25: Open House

Aug 27: Second placement class for Levels 5-9+ (G)

Aug 27-30: sample classes (C)

Sept 4: 2018-2019 MBT classes begin

Sept: 8: Nutcracker Auditions (G)

Sept 9: Open House (C)

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

Oct 31: Priority registration ends for current Semester students

November: Friends & Family Month

Nov 1: Semester 2 registration opens to new students

Nov 21-25: Thanksgiving Break, no classes

Dec 1-2, 8-10: (tent) The Nutcracker & Nutcracker Suite productions

Dec 15: Spring Ballet auditions (G)

Dec 16: Sugar Plum Tea Parties/mini-performance (G)

Dec 22-Jan 1: Winter Break, no classes


Jan 20: Semester Showcase for Creative Mov’t/Early Ballet (G)

Jan 28: Semester 1 ends

Jan 29: Semester 2 begins

Feb 7: Dance Your Heart Out performances (G)

March 3: Tea Parties or Mini-Spring Ballet production (G)

March 16-17: (tent) Spring Ballet Production

Apr 4: Adjudication for Annual Choreography Competition

April 16-21: Spring Break, no classes

May 27: Memorial Day, no classes

June 2: (tent) Gala

June 9: Semester Showcase for Creative Mov’t/Early Ballet (G)

June 12: Last Day of MBT classes