Schedule of Classes

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Schedule of Classes Final

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre & Academy is a nonprofit arts education organization located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, offering exceptional dance education.  Classes in Creative Movement, Early Ballet, Classical Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Beginning Tap/Jazz , Hip Hop, Modern and more. Ages 3 through adult, including a track for pre-professional ballet students.

Please call the office at 301-762-1757 to register for any class or to schedule a free trial/placement class. Thank you!

To register – complete the registration form, then mail, email or bring your form to MBT. Your place in class is guaranteed with your registration materials and deposit. You may establish a payment plan at the time of registration.

Click here for MBT’s 2017-2018 Registration Form (PDF)

Click here for MBT’s 2017-2018 Full Schedule (PDF)

Click here for online registration for classes not requiring faculty placement (ONLINE OPENS JULY 1 )

Academic Ballet Levels 1-4

For the serious young dancer, Academic Ballet offers training in ballet technique starting at age 7, and continuing through high school, with a pre-professional dance curriculum for those students who may be interested in pursuing a career in dance. Emphasis is placed on learning classical ballet technique while building strength and flexibility, confidence, musicality, and artistry.

As students progress through the program, more frequent training is required in order to accomplish the curriculum.

Students will focus their training in either the Classical Division or Contemporary Division starting at Academic Ballet Level 5.

All levels of Academic Ballet require faculty placement. New students should call the office to schedule a free placement class.

Classes/ Age Day Time Notes Tuition
Ballet 1

Age 7+

Choose 1

Mon

Tues

Sat

6:45 – 7:45 pm

6:00 – 7:00 pm

9:00 – 10:00 am

  • Tuition includes one required class per week (choose from three options)
  • Academic Ballet 1 students are eligible to perform in The Nutcracker and the Annual Gala.
$925
Ballet 2

Age 8+

Choose 2

Mon

Wed

Sat

5:30 – 6:40 pm

5:00 – 6:10 pm

12:00 -1:10 pm

  • Tuition includes 2 required classes per week (choose from three options)
  • Encouraged to register for full-year jazz and/or modern at discounted $400 rate each
  • Academic Ballet Level 2-4 students are eligible to perform in The Nutcracker, the Spring Ballet, and the Annual Gala.
$1810
Ballet 3

Age 9+

Choose 2

Tues

Thurs

Sat

7:00 – 8:15 pm

4:30 – 5:45 pm

9:00 – 10:15 am

  • Tuition includes 2 required classes per week (choose from three options)
  • Encouraged to register for full-year jazz and/or modern at discounted $400 rate each
  • Academic Ballet Level 2-4 students are eligible to perform in The Nutcracker, the Spring Ballet, and the Annual Gala.
$1830
Ballet 4

Age 10+

Choose 2

Mon

Tues

Thurs

6:45 – 8:15 pm

4:30 – 6:00 pm

5:45 – 7:15 pm

  • Tuition includes 2 required classes per week (choose from three options)
  • Encouraged to register for full-year jazz and/or modern at discounted $400 rate each
  • Academic Ballet Level 2-4 students are eligible to perform in The Nutcracker, the Spring Ballet, and the Annual Gala.
$1910

Class Information:

  • Full year only.
  • See schedule for notes for required classes, included classes, and performance opportunities.

Key:

T=technique

P=pointe

J=jazz

M=modern

C=Contemporary

* = Required class

#  = Age listed for this class level is approximate; please call for placement class.

  • Any Academic Ballet student may add any other full-year discipline for a discounted rate of $400 each.
  • Any Academic Ballet student may add any other ballet technique class (with permission and placement, if needed) at a discounted rate of $500 each.
  • Any Academic Ballet student in Levels 6-9+ may add one extra ballet technique class at a lower level at no additional charge.
  • Must register for add-on classes; no drop-ins.

Academic Ballet – Classical Division

Students will focus their training in either the Classical Division or Contemporary Division starting at Academic Ballet Level 5.

The progression through the Classical Division of the Academic Ballet Program requires a traditional focus on pointe work for women.

All levels of Academic Ballet require faculty placement. New students should call the office to schedule a free placement class.

Academic Ballet Levels 5 through 9+ are eligible to perform in The Nutcracker, the Spring Ballet, and the Annual Gala. As part of their curriculum, these upper-level students must perform in at least one of MBT’s two major ballet productions annually to develop the artistry and confidence required to progress to the next level.  In the instance that you have a known conflict with both ballet productions, please discuss with the artistic staff in advance for options to obtain performance credit.

Classes/ Age Day Time Notes Tuition
Ballet 5

Age 11+

Requires: 3/wk*

Tues*

Wed*

Fri*

7:05 – 8:35 T

7:00 – 8:30 P

6:30 – 8:00 T

  • Tuition includes 3 required classes per week.
  • Encouraged to register for full-year jazz and/or modern at discounted $400 rate each
$2610
Ballet 6

Age 11+

Requires: 4/wk 

(3 T, 1 P)

Mon*

Wed*

Fri*

Sat*

J or M

6:40 – 8:10 T/P

5:30 – 7:00 T

5:35 – 7:05 P

10:30 – 12:00 T

1 opt’l -placement req.

  • Tuition includes 4 required classes per week
  • 1 elective – jazz or modern – is included but optional
  • Encouraged to register for second full-year jazz or modern at discounted $400 rate
$3210
Ballet 7

Age 12+

Requires: 5/wk

(2 T, 2 P, J or M)

Mon*

Tues*

Wed

Fri*

Sat*

J or M*

5:05 – 6:35 T

5:05 – 6:35 P

4:00 – 5:30 T

5:35 – 7:05 P

10:15 – 11:45 T

1 req – Placement req.

  • Tuition includes 5 required classes per week
  • 1 elective – jazz or modern – is required
  • 1 additional technique class – is included but optional
  • Encouraged to register for second full-year jazz or modern at discounted $400 rate
$3520
Ballet 8

Age 13+

Requires: 6/wk

(3 T, 2 P, J or M)

Mon*

Tues*

Wed*

Fri*

Sat*

J or M*

J or M

4:00 – 5:30 T

6:40 – 8:10 P

4:00 – 5:30 T

4:00 – 5:30 P

10:00 -11:45 T

1 req. – placement req.

1 opt’l -placement req.

  • Tuition includes 6 required classes per week
  • 1 elective – jazz or modern – is required
  • 1 elective – jazz or modern – is included but optional
  • Ballet 8 students accepted into the pre-professional program will be invited to join Ballet 9 on Wednesdays
$3860
Ballet 9

Age 14+

Requires: 7/wk

(3 T, 2 P,J,M)

Mon*

Tues*

Wed*

Wed

Thurs*

Fri*

Sat*

Sat*

3:30 – 5:00 T

3:30 – 5:00 P

3:30 – 5:00 T

5:10 – 6:10 Variations

6:05 – 7:35 M

4:00 – 5:30 P

10:00 – 11:45 T

12:00-1:30 J

  • Tuition includes 7 required classes per week
  • 1 elective – variations – is included but optional (must apply and be accepted to pre-prof program)
$4110
Ballet 9+
Age 15+Requires: 8/wk
Mon*

Tues*

Wed*

Wed

Thurs*

Thurs*

Fri*

Sat*

Sat*

3:30 – 5:00 T

3:15 – 5:00 P

3:30 – 5:00 T

5:10-6:10 Variations

3:30-4:30 Turn-Jump

6:05 – 7:35 M

4:00 – 5:30 P

10:00– 11:45 T

12:00-1:30 J

  • Tuition includes 8 required classes per week
  • Includes all Ballet 9 classes plus those noted.
  • Unlimited ballet classes at a lower level are optional at no additional charge.
$4260
Pre-Professional Option

Age 14+

Requires 2/wk* plus regular classes

Wednesday*

Friday*

5:10 – 6:10

Variations/Character

5:30 – 6:30

Turns & Partnering

  • This is an add-on starting at level 8; must also take all required classes; Application required to Artistic Director
  • Pre-professional students enrolled in both pre-pro option classes plus their full Level schedule, may take unlimited classes at MBT, (must register for options, no drop-ins)

Ballet 9/9+ tuition includes option for Variations class (9/9+ PreProf students register for only

$310 per class

(choose 1 or both)

Class Information:

  • Full year only.
  • See schedule for notes for required classes, optional classes, and performance opportunities.

Key:

T=technique

P=pointe

J=jazz

M=modern

C= contemporary

* = Required class

#  = Age listed for this class level is approximate; please call for placement class.

  • Any Academic Ballet student may add any other full-year discipline for a discounted rate of $400 each.
  • Any Academic Ballet student may add any other ballet technique class (with permission and placement, if needed) at a discounted rate of $500 each.
  • Any Academic Ballet student in Levels 6-9+ may add one extra ballet technique class at a lower level at no additional charge.
  • Must register for add-on classes; no drop-ins.

Academic Ballet – Contemporary Division

Students will focus their training in either the Classical Division or Contemporary Division starting at Academic Ballet Level 5.

For ballet students interested in exploring Contemporary dance styles, technique classes in this division are coupled with a progression of classes in modern, jazz, and contemporary. These students will have the opportunity to perform in the new Contemporary Showcase.

Contemporary Division students who are interested in pointe work in addition to their regular required schedule, may consult artistic staff.

All levels of Academic Ballet require faculty placement. New students should call the office to schedule a free placement class.

Academic Ballet Levels 5 through 9+ are eligible to perform in The Nutcracker, the Spring Ballet, and the Annual Gala. As part of their curriculum, these upper-level students must perform in at least one of MBT’s two major ballet productions annually to develop the artistry and confidence required to progress to the next level.  In the instance that you have a known conflict with both ballet productions, please discuss with the artistic staff in advance for options to obtain performance credit.

All Contemporary Division students are also eligible to perform at the Contemporary Showcase at MBT’s Black Box Theater in April 2018. Ballet 9 – Contemporary Division students are required to participate in the showcase.

Classes/ Age Day Time Notes Tuition
Ballet 5

Age 11+

Requires: 3/wk*

Tues*

Fri*

J or M*

7:05 – 8:35 T

6:30 – 8:00 T

1 req – placement req.

  • Tuition includes 3 required classes per week.
  • 1 elective – modern or jazz – is required
  • Encouraged to register for the other full-year jazz or modern at discounted $400 rate
$2610
Ballet 6

Age 11+

Requires: 4/wk 

(3 T, M or J)

Mon*

Wed*

Sat*

J or M*

J or M

6:40 – 8:10 T/P

5:30 – 7:00 T

10:30 – 12:00 T

1 req – placement req.

1 opt’l -placement req.

  • Tuition includes 4 required classes per week
  • 1 elective – modern or Jazz – is required
  • The other elective is included, but optional
  • Must take entirety of Tues class on flat shoes unless enrolled in additional full-year pointe class and approved for Level 6 pointe.
$3210
Ballet 7

Age 12+

Requires: 5/wk

(3 T, C, J or M)

Mon*

Wed

Fri*

Sat*

J or M*

J or M

5:05 – 6:35 T

4:00 – 5:30 T

4:00 – 5:30 C

10:15 – 11:45 T

1 req – Placement req.

1 opt’l-placement req.

  • Tuition includes 5 required classes per week
  • Requires elective contemporary class
  • 1 other elective – modern or Jazz – is required
  • The third elective is included, but optional
$3520
Ballet 8

Age 13+

Requires: 6/wk

(3 T, C, J, M)

Mon*

Wed*

Thurs*

Fri*

Sat*

Sat*

4:00 – 5:30 T

4:00 – 5:30 T

M – placement req.

4:00 – 5:30 C

10:00 -11:45 T

J – placement req.

  • Tuition includes 6 required classes per week
  • 3 electives required – modern, jazz, contemporary
  • Students at Ballet 8 and higher will not have to pay the performance fee for the Contemporary Ballet Showcase – it is optional but included in tuition
$3830
Ballet 9

Age 14+

Requires: 6/wk

(3 T, C, M, J)

Mon*

Wed*

Thurs*

Fri*

Sat*

Sat*

3:30 – 5:00 T

3:30 – 5:00 T

6:05 – 7:35 M

4:00 – 5:30 C

10:00 – 11:45 T

12:00-1:30 J

  • Tuition includes 6 required classes per week
  • 3 electives required – modern, jazz, contemporary
  • Students at Ballet 8 and higher will not have to pay the performance fee for the Contemporary Ballet Showcase – it is included in tuition, and is required at this level
$3830

Class Information:

  • Full year only.
  • See schedule for notes for required classes, optional classes, and performance opportunities.

Key:

T=technique

P=pointe

J=jazz

M=modern

C= contemporary

* = Required class

#  = Age listed for this class level is approximate; please call for placement class.

  • Any Academic Ballet student may add any other full-year discipline for a discounted rate of $400 each.
  • Any Academic Ballet student may add any other ballet technique class (with permission and placement, if needed) at a discounted rate of $500 each.
  • Any Academic Ballet student in Levels 6-9+ may add one extra ballet technique class at a lower level at no additional charge.
  • Must register for add-on classes; no drop-ins.

Creative Movement

Click here to register online for Creative Movement classes.

For MBT’s youngest students, the Creative Movement Program provides an engaging weekly class to start learning fundamentals of ballet technique and vocabulary.  Focusing on gross motor skills, this class is taught using imagery, fun games, and music.

New this year – Our Creative Movement and Early Ballet students will have the option to participate in a semester-end presentation in our Black Box Theater!

Ages Day Time
3-4 Monday

Wednesday

Saturday

Sunday

4:00 – 4:45 pm

10:45 – 11:30 am

2:00 – 2:45 pm

10:00 – 10:45 am

4 Wednesday

Saturday

4:20 – 5:05 pm

8:45 – 9:30 am

Class Information:

  • 1 class/ week
  • Full year or session

Tuition:

  • $745 full year
  • $ 465 semester

Additional Information:

  • Creative Movement students are eligible to perform at the Annual Gala and at each Young Dancer Semester Showcase.

Early Ballet

Click here to register online for Early Ballet classes.

An extension of the Creative Movement Program, MBT’s Early Ballet Program continues building fundamentals of ballet technique and vocabulary in a fun way. This program begins the transition from gross to fine motor skills. While most of class is conducted in center exercises, limited barre work begins in Early Ballet 2.

New this year – Our Creative Movement and Early Ballet students will have the option to participate in a semester-end Presentation in our Black Box Theater!

Classes/ Ages Day Time
Early Ballet 1

Age 5

Monday 4:50 – 5:35 pm
Early Ballet 2

Age 6

Saturday 9:30 – 10:30 am
Early Ballet 1-2

Ages 5-6

Tuesday

Wednesday

Saturday

Sunday

Sunday

5:00 – 6:00 pm

6:15 – 7:15 pm

2:45 – 3:45 pm

10:45 – 11:45 am

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Early Ballet 3

Age 6 *- requires prior dance class experience and faculty placement

Monday 5:40 – 6:40 pm

Class Information:

  • 1 class/ week
  • Full year or session

Tuition:

  • $745 full year (45-minute class)
  • $465 semester (45-minute class)
  • $825 full year (60-minute class)
  • $475 semester (60-minute class)

Additional Information:

  • Early Ballet students are eligible to perform at the Annual Gala and at each Young Dancer Semester Showcase.

Youth Ballet

Click here to register online for  select Youth Ballet Classes. (Online registration opens July 1)

The Youth Ballet Program is perfect for young dancers requiring flexibility in their schedule to take only one class per week.  Dancers will learn the same curriculum as MBT’s Academic Ballet Program, but will progress at a slower pace to ensure safety and to gain full knowledge of proper execution of movement. Students in the Youth Ballet Program can audition into the Academic Ballet Program, pending class availability, and will be placed accordingly.

Classes/ Ages Day Time Tuition (Full Year/Semester)
Beginning Ballet

Age 7-10

Sunday 2:00 – 3:00 pm 925/540
Level 2Y

Age 8+ – placement required

Thursday 7:20 – 8:30 pm 1040/595
Level 3Y

Age 9+ – placement required

Wednesday 7:15 – 8:30 pm 1050/600
Level 4Y

Age 10+ – placement required

Wednesday 6:15 – 7:45 pm 1095/625
Level 5Y

Age 11+ – placement required, typically appropriate for pre-teens/teens with 3+ years experience.

Monday 7:45 – 9:00 pm 1050/600
Teen Beginning Ballet

Age 11+

Wednesday 7:45 – 8:45 pm 925/540

Class Information:

  • 1 class/ week
  • Full year or semester

Tuition:

  • $895 full year
  • $535 semester

Additional Information:

  • Youth Ballet students are eligible to perform in The Nutcracker and the Annual Gala. Students who begin their training in the Youth Ballet Program may request placement into the Academic Ballet program, as space allows in appropriate placement level.

Modern & Contemporary

Classes/ Age Day Time Notes Tuition
Modern 1

Age 10+

Thurs 4:30 – 5:30 Requires 2 years dance experience. Placement required. $475 Semester

$795 Full Year

Modern 2

Age 12+

Thurs 4:30 – 6:00 Requires 2 years dance experience. Placement required. $595 Semester

$995 Full Year

Modern 3

Age 14+

Thurs 6:05 – 7:350 Requires 3 years dance experience. Placement required. $595 Semester

$995 Full Year

Contemporary Ballet

Age 13+

Fri 4:00 – 5:30 Requires 3 years ballet experience. Placement required. $595 Semester

$995 Full Year

Class Information:

  • 1 class/ week
  • Full year or session

Additional Information:

  • Modern/Contemporary students are eligible to perform in The Nutcracker and at the Annual Gala. Contemporary Ballet students are also eligible to perform at the Contemporary Ballet Showcase (tentatively scheduled for April 29, 2018).  Jazz and/or Modern is included with tuition for Ballet Levels 6-9+.

Hip Hop

Click here to register online for Hip Hop classes. (online registration opens July 1)

Classes/ Age Day Time Notes Tuition
Hip Hop & Strengthening

Ages 8+

Thurs 6:35-7:35pm Geared to boys interested in building upper body strength for dance, while learning hip hop technique. Dance sneakers required. $475 Semester

$795 Full Year

Teen Hip Hop

Ages 11+

Thurs 7:35- 8:35 pm Dance sneakers required $475 Semester

$795 Full Year

 Street Jazz

Ages 7-10

Thurs 5:30 – 6:30 pm Jazz/Hip Hop Fusion  $475 Semester

$795 Full Year

Class Information:

  • 1 class/ week
  • Full year or session

Additional information:

  • See class schedule for additional requirements.
  • Hip Hop Students are eligible to perform in The Nutcracker and at the Annual Gala.

Jazz & Tap

Click here to register online for select Jazz/Tap classes. (online registration opens July 1st)

Classes/ Age Day Time Notes Tuition
Musical Theater – Jazz/Tap Combo
Ages 7-10
Sun 12:00 – 1:00pm Great for musical theater $475 Semester

$795 Full Year

Jazz 3
Ages 10-14
Tues 6:00 – 7:00 pm Placement required $475 Semester

$795 Full Year

Jazz 4
Age 12-16
Sat 12:10 – 1:30 pm Placement required $595 Semester

$995 Full Year

Jazz 5
Age 14+
Sat 12:00 – 1:30 pm Placement required $595 Semester

$995 Full Year

Street Jazz 1
Ages 7-10
Thurs 5:30- 6:30 pm Jazz/ Hip Hop Fusion $475 Semester

$795 Full Year


Class Information:

  • 1 class/week
  • Full year or semester

Additional information:

  • Jazz/Tap Students are eligible to perform in The Nutcracker and at the Annual Gala.  Jazz and/or Modern is included with tuition for Ballet Levels 6-9+.

Adult Classes

Classes Day Time Notes Tuition
Ballet Monday

Tuesday

Thursday

12:00 – 1:15 (Intermediate)

8:10 – 9:25pm (mixed levels)

12:00- 1:00 pm (Beginner)

Age 18+ for punch card and drop-in. Class punch card fee: 150/10 classes. Drop-in fee: 20/class.
 Jazz  Wednesday  9:30-10:45am (mixed levels)  Age 18+ for punch card and drop-in.  Class punch card fee: 150/10 classes. Drop-in fee: 20/class.

Class Information:

  • Class punch-card fee: $150
  • Class drop-in fee: $20/ class

Additional information:

  • Age 18+ only for punch card and drop-ins. May mix/match ballet/jazz on punch card.

Adaptive Dance

MBT’s Adaptive Ballet Program encourages integration into mainstream classes for ambulatory dancers with special needs ranging from developmental, orthopedic, cogitative and behavioral impairments. One-on-one assistants are encouraged to join class with the student if needed. Funding for one-on-one class assistants may also be available through a generous MBT donor if your family needs assistance. Please inquire for details.

Private Classes

MBT offers private lessons in nearly every discipline taught in the academy in individual or small groups. These classes are perfect for home-school groups. Please contact us for more details!

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