The schedule below for the Academic Ballet Classical Division includes the Pre-professional Program option schedule.

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 – 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, and strengthening, jumps, and partnering for men.

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

Academic Ballet Levels 5 through 9+ are eligible to perform in The Nutcracker, the Spring Ballet, and the Annual Gala, as well as informal performances throughout the year. 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. Due to COVID restrictions, the 2020 performance season will look very different. Please see information about Nutcracker opportunities from the office upon registration.

Classes/ Age Day Time Notes Tuition
Ballet 5

Age 11+

Requires: 3/wk

Tues*

Wed

Fri

Virtual:

Mon (V)

Wed (V)

Fri (V)

6:45 – 8:15 T*

6:10 – 7:40 P

7:10 – 8:40 T

.

5:10 – 6:40 T

6:15 – 7:45 T

4:45 – 6:15 T

  • Tuition includes 3 required classes per week.
  • Encouraged to choose all in-studio or all-virtual
  • Hybrid programs can be determined on individual needs
  • May register for elective at discount $400
  • (V) = class will be held virtually
  • * = class offered as a Zoom Follow Along
$2630
Ballet 6

Age 11+

Requires: 4/wk 

(2 T, 2 P)

Mon

Wed*

Wed

Thurs*

Sat*

J or M

Virtual:

Mon (V)

Wed (V)

6:05 – 7:35 P

3:25 – 4:55 T*

7:25 – 8:55

6:05 – 7:35 T/P*

10:15 – 11:45 T*

1 opt’l -placement req.

.

5:10 – 6:40 T

6:15 – 7:45 T

  • Tuition includes 4 required classes per week
  • 1 elective – jazz or modern – is included but optional
  • May register for 2nd elective at discount $400
  • (V) = class will be held virtually
  • * = class offered as a Zoom Follow Along
  • Wednesday evening class is a combined Level 6-9 class
  • Wednesday evening offered for students who cannot attend an earlier class
$3235
Ballet 7

Age 12+

Requires: 5/wk

(2 T, 2 P, J or M)

Mon*

Tues*

Wed

Wed

Fri

Sat*

J or M

Virtual:

Mon (V)

Wed (V)

Sat (V)

3:00 – 4:30 T*

3:00-4:30 P*

4:35-6:05 T place req.

7:25 – 8:55 pm

5:35 – 7:05 P

10:15 – 11:45 T*

1 req – Placement req.

.

5:10 – 6:40 T

6:15 – 7:45 T

12:15-1:15 J/M

  • Tuition includes 5 required classes per week
  • 1 elective – jazz or modern – is required and included in tuition
  • 1 additional Wed technique class – is included but optional and requires placement
  • May register for 2nd elective at discount $400
  • (V) = class will be held virtually
  • * = class offered as a Zoom Follow Along
  • Wednesday evening class is a combined Level 6-9 class
  • Wednesday evening offered for students who cannot attend an earlier class
$3740
Ballet 8

Age 13+

Requires: 6/wk

(3 T, 2 P, J or M)

Mon*

Tues*

Wed*

Wed

Fri

Fri*

Sat*

J or M*

J or M

Virtual:

Mon (V)

Wed (V)

Sat (V)

4:35 – 6:05 P*

4:35 – 6:05 T*

4:35 – 6:05 T*

7:25 – 8:55 pm

3:00-3:45 fitness

5:35 – 7:05 P

10:20 – 11:50 T

1 req. -placement req.

1 opt’l -placement req.

.

5:10 – 6:40 T

6:15 – 7:45 T

12:15 – 1:15 J/M

  • Tuition includes 8 classes per week
  • Fitness class is optional for Ballet 8
  • 1 elective – jazz or modern – is required
  • 1 elective – jazz or modern – is included but optional
  • (V) = class will be held virtually
  • * = class offered as a Zoom Follow Along
  • Wednesday evening class is a combined Level 6-9 class
  • Wednesday evening offered for students who cannot attend an earlier class
$4030
Ballet 9

Age 14+

Requires: 8/wk

(3 T, 2 P, J, M, fitness)

Mon*

Tues*

Wed*

Wed

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Fri

Sat*

Sat

Virtual:

Mon (V)

Wed (V)

Sat (V)

3:00 – 4:30 T*

3:00 – 4:30 P*

3:00 – 4:30 T*

5:00-6:00 Var

7:25 – 8:55 pm

2:55 – 4:25 J

3:00-3:45 fitness

4:00 – 5:30 P

TBD -placement T*

12:00 – 1:30 M

.

5:10 – 6:40 T

6:15 – 7:45 T

12:15 – 1:15 J/M

  • Tuition includes 8 required classes/week inc. fitness class
  • 1 elective – Variations – is included but optional (must be accepted to pre-prof program)
  • (V) = class will be held virtually
  • * = class offered as a Zoom Follow Along
  • Wednesday evening class is a combined Level 6-9 class
  • Wednesday evening offered for students who cannot attend an earlier class
$4285
Ballet 9+


Age 15+

Requires: 9/wk

(3T, 2P, J, M, Turns, fitness)

Tues

Fri

3:00 – 4:30 P

TBD (turns/jumps)

  • Tuition includes 9 required classes per week
  • Includes all Ballet 9 classes plus those noted.
$4410
Class for Young Men Young men will stay after select classes to work on jumps and turns specific to male dancers n/c
Pre-Professional Option

Age 14+

Requires 1-2/wk plus regular classes

Variations:

Tues – Int

Wed – Adv

Rep/Choreo:

Thurs – Adv

.

6:05 – 7:00

5:00 – 6:00

.

Time TBD

  • This is an add-on starting Level 8
  • Must also take all required classes
  • Application required to Artistic Director
  • Ballet 9/9+ tuition inc. Variations class at no add’l charge

Partnering may return to schedule after COVID recovery.

$315 per class

(choose 1 or both)

Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) Prep By invitation only.

Rehearsals with artistic staff will be scheduled as needed.

Expect 12-20 weeks of weekly rehearsal.

Dancers are responsible also for their registration fees to YAGP, costumes, and all travel needs.

200/yr

Class Information:

  • Full year only. All Academic Ballet 5-9+ classes are held at MBT’s Gaithersburg location.
  • 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.

  • All Academic Ballet Levels require faculty approval and placement. 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 – please inquire to the office. (choose either location)
  • 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. (choose either location)

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.

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

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

Academic Ballet Levels 5 through 9+ are eligible to perform in The Nutcracker, the Spring Ballet, and the Annual Gala, as well as informal performances throughout the year. 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. Due to COVID restrictions, the 2020 performance season will look very different. Please see information about Nutcracker opportunities from the office upon registration.

Classes/ Age Day Time Notes Tuition
Ballet 5

Age 11+

Requires: 3/wk*

Please see technique schedules for Classical Division, plus Modern and Jazz schedules.

Offered in-studio or virtually.

No pointe work required.

Placement required for all classes.

  • 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
$2630
Ballet 6

Age 11+

Requires: 4/wk 

(2 T, M, J)

Please see technique schedules for Classical Division, plus Modern and Jazz schedules.

Offered in-studio or virtually.

No pointe work required.

Placement required for all classes.

  • Tuition includes 4 required classes per week
  • Electives in jazz and modern are required
$3235
Ballet 7

Age 12+

Requires: 5/wk

(3 T, J, M)

Please see technique schedules for Classical Division, plus Modern and Jazz schedules.

Offered in-studio or virtually.

No pointe work required.

Placement required for all classes.

  • Tuition includes 5 required classes per week
  • Electives in jazz and modern are required
  • Placement required for Wednesday class – 3:45 or 5:15 class
$3740
Ballet 8

Age 13+

Requires: 6/wk

(3 T, J, M, fitness)

Please see technique schedules for Classical Division, plus Modern and Jazz schedules.

Offered in-studio or virtually.

No pointe work required.

Placement required for all classes.

  • Tuition includes 6 required classes per week
  • Electives in jazz and modern are required
  • Placement required for Saturday class ending at 11:30 or 11:45
$3885
Ballet 9

Age 14+

Requires: 6/wk

(3 T, M, J, fitness)

Please see technique schedules for Classical Division, plus Modern and Jazz schedules.

Offered in-studio or virtually.

No pointe work required.

Placement required for all classes.

  • Tuition includes 6 required classes per week
  • Electives in jazz and modern are required
$3885

Class Information:

  • Full year only. All Academic Ballet 5-9+ classes are held at MBT’s Gaithersburg location.
  • See schedule for notes for required classes, optional classes, and performance opportunities.

Key:

T=technique

P=pointe

J=jazz

M=modern

* = Required class

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

  • All Academic Ballet Levels require faculty approval and placement. 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 – please inquire to office. (choose either location)
  • 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. (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.