All classes in the Academic Ballet program require a faculty placement. Please call the office at 301-762-1757 to schedule a free trial/placement class, or for more information about registration at MBT. Thank you!

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.

All Academic Ballet programs require faculty placement and full-year enrollment. Please call the office to schedule a placement class.

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

All Academic Ballet classes are held at MBT-Gaithersburg except select sections of Ballet 1, as noted.

In the instance that we cannot produce planned performances due to COVID restrictions, video will be taken in in-studio classes and shared with parents. The Nutcracker 2020 season will look very different due to COVID restrictions; please see email from office. 

Classes/ Age Day Time Notes Tuition
Ballet 1

Age 7+

Choose 1

Mon (G)

Tues (G)*

Thurs (C)

Wed (V)

5:50 – 6:50

5:55 – 6:55*

4:45-5:45

1:45 – 2:45

  • Tuition includes one required class per week (choose from four options)
  • Eligible to perform in the Winter Showcase & Gala.
  • (G) denotes class held at MBT-Gaithersburg
  • (C) denotes class held at MBT-Clarksburg
  • (V) denotes class held Virtually
  • * = offered as Zoom Follow Along
$925
Ballet 2

Age 8+

Choose 2 from
same studio location

Mon (G)*

Wed (G)*

Sat (G)

Wed (V)

Fri (V)

4:35 – 5:45*

4:45 – 5:55*

9:00 -10:00

1:45 – 2:45

3:30 – 4:45

  • Tuition includes 2 required classes per week (choose from in-studio or virtual options)
  • Encouraged to register for full-year jazz and/or modern at discounted $400 ea
  • Eligible to perform in The Nutcracker, the Spring Ballet, and the Annual Gala.
  • (G) denotes class held at MBT-Gaithersburg
  • (V) denotes class held Virtually
  • * = offered as Zoom Follow Along
$1825
Ballet 3

Age 9+

Choose 2

Tues (G)*

Wed (G)

Sat (G)

Fri (V)

Wed (V)

4:35 – 5:50*

6:05 – 7:20

8:55-10:10

3:30 – 4:45

12:30 – 1:45

  • Tuition includes 2 required classes per week (choose from in-studio or 2 virtual options)
  • Encouraged to register for full-year jazz and/or modern at discounted $400 ea
  • Eligible to perform in The Nutcracker, the Spring Ballet, and the Annual Gala.
  • (G) denotes class held at MBT-Gaithersburg
  • (V) denotes class held Virtually
  • * = offered as Zoom Follow Along
$1845
Ballet 4

Age 10+

Choose 2

Mon (G)*

Tues (G)

Thurs (G)*

Wed (V)

Fri (V)

6:10-7:40*

7:00-8:30

4:30-6:00*

12:30 – 1:45

4:45 – 6:15

  • Tuition includes 2 required classes per week (choose from in-studio or virtual options)
  • Encouraged to register for full-year jazz and/or modern at discounted $400 ea
  • Eligible to perform in The Nutcracker, the Spring Ballet, and the Annual Gala.
  • (G) denotes class held at MBT-Gaithersburg
  • (V) denotes class held Virtually
  • * = offered as Zoom Follow Along
$1925

Class Information:

  • Full year only. All Academic Ballet classes are held at MBT’s Gaithersburg location, except Ballet 1 as noted.
  • See schedule for notes for required classes, included classes, and performance opportunities.
  • All Academic Ballet Levels require faculty approval and placement, and full-year enrollment. Please call the office to schedule a free placement class.
  • Any Academic Ballet student may add any other full-year discipline for a discounted rate of $400 each. (choose either location)
  • Any Academic Ballet student may add any other ballet technique class (with permission and placement, if needed) at a discounted rate – inquire to the office. (choose either location)
  • Any Academic Ballet student enrolled virtually may take an extra Zoom Follow Along class at no additional charge.
  • Must register for add-on classes; no drop-ins. (choose either location)

By registering for classes at Metropolitan Ballet Theatre & Academy, students and parents/guardians are expected to read and adhere to the Code of ConductLiability Policy, and Dress Code.  All of this information is also found  in print form at the MBT office.