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.

Classes/ Age Day Time Notes Tuition
Ballet 5

Age 11+

Requires: 3/wk*

Tues*

Wed*

Fri*

7:05 – 8:35 T

6:10 – 7:40 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
$2630
Ballet 6

Age 11+

Requires: 4/wk 

(2 T, 2 P)

Mon*

Wed*

Thurs*

Sat*

J or M

6:40 – 8:10 P

5:15 – 6:45 T

7:10-8:40 T/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
$3235
Ballet 7

Age 12+

Requires: 5/wk

(2 T, 2 P, J or M)

Mon*

Tues*

Wed

Fri*

Sat*

JorM*

5:05 – 6:35 T

6:40-8:10 P

3:45-5:15 T

5:35 – 7:05 P

10:00 – 11:30 T

1 req – Placement req.

  • Tuition includes 5 required classes per week
  • 1 elective – jazz or modern – is required
  • 1 additional technique class (Wed) – is included but optional                                                and requires placement
  • Encouraged to register for second full-year jazz or modern at                                      discounted $400 rate
$3740
Ballet 8

Age 13+

Requires: 7/wk

(3 T, 2 P, J or M,      fitness)

Mon*

Tues*

Wed*

Fri*

Fri*

Sat*

JorM*

J or M

3:45 – 5:15 P

5:05 – 6:35 T

3:45 – 5:15 T

3:10-3:50 fitness

4:00 – 5:30 P

10:00-11:30/45 T

1 req. -placement req.

1 opt’l -placement req.

  • Tuition includes 7 required classes per week including a required                                      weekly fitness class
  • 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 may be invited to join Ballet 9 on Wednesdays
  • Placement is required to determine which Saturday technique class                                 student will take.
$4030
Ballet 9

Age 14+

Requires: 8/wk

(3 T, 2 P, J, M,             fitness)

Mon*

Tues*

Wed*

Wed

Thurs*

Fri*

Fri*

Sat*

Sat*

3:20 – 5:00 T

3:30 – 5:00 P

3:15 – 5:00 T

5:15-6:15 variations

4:15 – 5:45 J

3:10-3:50 fitness

4:00 – 5:30 P

10:00 – 11:45 T

12:00 – 1:30 M

  • Tuition includes 8 required classes per week including a required                                      weekly fitness class
  • 1 elective – variations – is included but optional                                                                       (must apply and be accepted to pre-prof program)
$4285
Ballet 9+


Age 15+

Requires: 9/wk

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

Mon*

Tues*

Wed*

Wed

Thurs*

Thurs*

Fri*

Fri*

Sat*

Sat*

3:20 – 5:00 T

3:15 – 5:00 P

3:15 – 5:00 T

5:15-6:15 variations

3:15-4:15 turns/jump

4:15 – 5:45 J

3:10-3:50 fitness

4:00 – 5:30 P

10:00 – 11:45 T

12:00 – 1:30 M

  • Tuition includes 9 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.
$4410
Pre-Professional Option

Age 14+

Requires 2/wk* plus regular classes

Wed*

.

Fri*

5:15 – 6:15

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 additional Friday class

$315 per class

(choose 1 or both)

Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) Prep By Invitation only. Rehearsals, private lessons, and other meetings 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.

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-placed

  • 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)

Wed*

Thurs*

Sat*

Sat*

5:15 – 6:45 T

J – placement req.

10:30 – 12:00 T

M – placement req.

  • 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)

Tues*

Wed*

Thurs*

Sat*

Sat*

6:40-8:10 T

3:45 or 5:15 T – placement req.

J – placement req.

10:00- 11:30 T

M – placement req.

  • 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)

Mon*

Wed*

Thurs*

Fri*

Sat*

Sat*

3:45 – 5:15 T

3:45 – 5:15 T

J – placement req.

3:10-3:50 fitness

10:00-11:30/45 T

M – placement req.

  • 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)

Mon*

Wed*

Thurs*

Fri*

Sat*

Sat*

3:20 – 5:00 T

3:15 – 5:00 T

4:15 – 5:45 J

3:10-3:50 fitness

10:00 – 11:45 T

12:00 – 1:30 M

  • 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.