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

6:45 – 8:15 T

  • Tuition includes 3 required classes per week.
  • May register for elective at discount $400
$2630
Ballet 6

Age 11+

Requires: 4/wk 

(2 T, 2 T/P)

Mon

Wed

Thurs

Sat

J or M

5:05 – 6:35 T/P

5:00 – 6:30 T

6:20 – 7:50 T/P

10:05 – 11:35 T

1 optional – placement req

  • Tuition includes 4 required classes per week
  • 1 elective – jazz or modern – is included but optional
  • May register for 2nd elective at discount $400
$3235
Ballet 7

Age 12+

Requires: 5/wk

(2 T, 2 P, J or M)

Mon

Tues

Wed (L8)

Fri

Sat

J or M

6:40 – 8:10 T

6:25 – 7:55 P

3:25 – 4:55 – placement req

5:35 – 7:05 P

10:05 – 11:35 T

1 required – placement req

  • 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
$3740
Ballet 8

Age 13+

Requires: 6/wk

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

Mon

Tues

Wed

Fri

Fri

Sat

J or M

J or M

3:20 – 4:55 P

4:50 – 6:20 T

3:25 – 4:55 T

3:15 – 4:00  fitness (optional)

4:00 – 5:30 P

10:05 – 11:35 T

1 required – placement req

1 optional – placement req

  • Requires 6 classes per week
  • 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
$4030
Ballet 9

Age 14+

Requires: 8/wk

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

Mon

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Fri

Sat

Sat

3:15 – 5:00 T

5:15 – 6:10 (Variations)

3:15 – 4:45 P

3:15 – 4:55 T

3:15 – 4:45 J

3:15 – 4:00 fitness

4:00 – 5:30 P

10:05 – 11:45 T

11:55 – 1:25 M

  • Tuition includes 8 required classes/week inc. fitness class
  • 1 elective – Variations – is included but optional (must be accepted to pre-prof program)
$4285
Ballet 9+


Age 15+

Requires: 9/wk

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

Tues – (Gburg)

Wed – (Cburg)

Requires all Level 9 classes +:

3:15- 4:45 P

7:30-8:30 (Turns/Leaps/Jumps)

.

  • 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
Class for Young Men tentative tentative Placement required; Young men will stay after select classes to work on jumps and turns specific to male dancers add-on
Pre-Professional Option

Age 14+

Requires 1-2/wk plus regular classes

Variations/Character:

Mon

Turns/Partnering:

Fri

.

5:15-6:10

.

5:40 – 6:40

  • 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
$315 per class

(choose 1 or both)

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

Rehearsals 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.

300/yr
Advanced Semi-private Sessions for Levels 7-9 Maximum 4 students per session, grouped by technical level. Scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday between 5:30-7:30pm at MBT-Clarksburg.  Faculty member Elizabeth Gaither will be instructing.

Additional fees apply for non-MBT students who are supplementing their training (placement and acceptance required). Please inquire to the office.

Fees for current MBT students:

Once/ month – $500/yr (10 sessions)

Twice/month – $900/yr (20 sessions)

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*

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

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.

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.

No pointe work required.

Placement required for all classes.

  • Tuition includes 5 required classes per week
  • Electives in jazz and modern are required
$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.

No pointe work required.

Placement required for all classes.

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

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.