Since 1989, MBT has served Maryland’s Montgomery County region with exceptional dance education, community outreach, and inspiring performances. MBT’s Academy offers classes in Creative Movement, Early Ballet, Classical Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Hip Hop,  Tap, Modern, and more, for ages 3 through adult. MBT offers classes for beginners as well as a track for pre-professional ballet students, and several performing opportunities for all students.

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

MBT’s dance studios are located near I-270 in Gaithersburg, MD and Clarksburg, MD, easily accessible to students from Rockville, Germantown, Olney, Frederick, Washington D.C., and other nearby communities throughout the region. MBT performs two major ballets annually at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center in Rockville, MD, as well as a Scholarship Gala in the spring.

To register for any youth dance class – complete the registration form, then mail, email (contact@mbtdance.org) or bring your form to MBT. Your place in class is only guaranteed with your registration materials and deposit, and after you have confirmed availability and placement with our artistic staff for a particular class day/time. You may establish a payment plan at the time of registration.

*COVID recovery information: For complete information about MBT’s COVID health & safety policies and procedures, please click here.

Schedules below have been updated to reflect the 2021-2022 Academy schedule. If you need information about current classes, please call the office. Current MBT families may begin registering for 2021-2022 classes on June 11th, and non-current MBT families may register beginning July 1st.

Youth Ballet

Click here to register online for  select Youth Ballet Classes.

The Youth Ballet Program offers dancers ages 7 and up the ability to train in a disciplined classical ballet setting with a schedule that offers flexibility for students who wish to attend as few as one class per week. Youth Ballet students also have the choice to register for a semester or full year. Dancers in the Youth Ballet Program will be taught MBT’s Academic Ballet curriculum and have professional performing opportunities. Placement by artistic faculty is required for levels 2Y-5Y; beginning dancers do not need a placement.

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

Age 7-10

Mon

Sat

Sat

Sun

6:35 – 7:35

10:00 – 11:00

2:50 – 3:50

11:50 – 12:50

Clarksburg

Clarksburg

Gaithersburg

Gaithersburg

$925/$540
Level 2Y

Age 8+ – placement required

Rec. min. 2 classes/week for progression.

Wed

Sat

5:05 – 6:15

12:10 – 1:20

Gaithersburg

Clarksburg

$1040/$595

Full year of 2 classes: $1825

Level 3Y

Age 9+ – placement required

Rec. min. 2 classes/week for progression.

Tues

Fri

7:15 – 8:30

5:30 – 6:45

Clarksburg

Gaithersburg

$1050/$600

Full year of 2 classes: $1845

Level 4Y

Age 10+ – placement required

Rec. min. 2 classes/week for progression.

Tues

Wed

4:30 – 6:00

6:35 – 8:05

Clarksburg

Gaithersburg

$1095/$620

Full year of 2 classes: $1925

Level 5Y – Teen Ballet Intermediate

Age 11+ – placement required

Rec. min. 2 classes/week for progression.

Thurs

Fri

6:55-8:25

4:45 – 6:15

Clarksburg

Virtual

$1095/$625

Full year of 2 classes: $1925

Level 5Y+ – Teen Ballet Advanced

Age 11+ – placement required

Appropriate for pre-teens/teens with 3+ years experience.

Rec. min. 2 classes/week for progression.

Wed 7:40 – 8:55 Gaithersburg $1050/$600

Full year of 2 classes: $1845

Teen Ballet – Beginner

Age 11+

Thurs 7:00 – 8:15 Clarksburg $1050/$600

Class Information:

  • 1 class/ week
  • Full year or semester

Additional Information:

  • Youth Ballet students are eligible to perform in The Nutcracker and the Annual Gala. Beginning Ballet students also are eligible to participate in the Young Dancer Showcase. 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.
  • All age guidelines refer to age of child by September 1, 2021.
  • 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.
  • Youth Ballet students taking two or more ballet classes weekly for the full year may add any other discipline for $400.
  • Registering for a full year after classes have begun: Opportunity to receive the prorated full year tuition rate is only available before Thanksgiving break. Registrations received after this time will incur the prorated semester rate, plus the cost of the full second semester.

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 and Ballet 2, as noted.  All age guidelines refer to age of child by September 1, 2021.

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/guardians. 

Classes/ Age Day Time Notes Tuition
Ballet 1

Age 7+

Choose 1

Mon (G)

Tues (G)

Thurs (C)

Sat (G)

6:15 – 7:15

6:05 – 7:05

9:00 – 10:00

4:45-5:45

  • Tuition includes one required class per week (choose from four options)
  • Eligible to perform in the Nutcracker, Winter Showcase, & Annual Gala.
  • (G) denotes class held at MBT-Gaithersburg
  • (C) denotes class held at MBT-Clarksburg
$925
Ballet 2

Age 8+

Choose 2 from
same studio location

Mon (G)

Tues (C)

Wed (G)

Thurs (C)

Sat (G)

5:00 – 6:10

6:00 – 7:10

5:00 – 6:10

5:45 – 6:55

8:50 – 10:00

  • Tuition includes 2 required classes per week (choose from 5 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
  • (C) denotes class held at MBT-Clarksburg
$1825
Ballet 3

Age 9+

Choose 2

Tues

Wed

Sat

4:45 – 6:00

7:20 – 8:35

8:45 – 10:00

  • Tuition includes 2 required classes per week (choose from 3 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
$1845
Ballet 4

Age 10+

Choose 2

Mon

Thurs

6:15 – 7:45

4:45 – 6:15

  • Tuition includes 2 required classes per week
  • 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.
$1925
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

Class Information:

  • Full year only. All Academic Ballet classes are held at MBT’s Gaithersburg location, except Ballet 1 and Ballet 2 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)
  • Must register for add-on classes; no drop-ins. (choose either location)

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)

Grown-Up & Me

Click here to register online for our next session of Grown-Up & Me.

Series Dates: vary from 3-6 weeks, please check back for specific session schedules as they are announced starting in late fall/winter

Join us for a weekly dance class to shake off the sillies! Class involves dance movement with creative exercises, imaginative activities with props and instruments, and obstacle courses. This series is for boys and girls ages 2-4 with accompanying adults remaining in the dance studio, either watching or participating in the fun.

Ages Day Time Location
2-4 with grown-up in the studio Thurs 4:40 – 5:25 Clarksburg

Class Information:

  • each 3-week session $45
  • each 4-week session $60
  • each 6-week session $90
  • $20 drop-ins, please call at least one day ahead for availability
  • Series Dates: vary from 3-6 weeks, please check back for specific session schedules as they are announced starting in late fall/winter

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.

Creative Movement students have the option to participate in a semester-end Young Dancer Showcase in our Black Box Theater in Gaithersburg and at the Annual Scholarship Gala!

Ages Day Time Location
Age 3 Sat 9:00 – 9:45 Clarksburg
Ages 3-4 Mon

Wed

Sat

Sun

4:55 – 5:40

4:30 – 5:15

12:55 – 1:40

10:00 – 10:45

Clarksburg

Clarksburg

Gaithersburg

Gaithersburg

Age 4 Sat 9:50 – 10:35 Clarksburg

Class Information:

  • 1 class/ week
  • Full year or Semester

Tuition:

  • $745 full year
  • $400 semester

Additional Information:

  • Age guidelines refer to age of child by September 1, 2021.
  • Creative Movement students enrolled during Semester 1 are eligible to perform at the Young Dancer Showcase. 
  • Creative Movement students enrolled during Semester 2 are eligible to perform at the Annual Scholarship Gala & Dance Concert.
  • There will be a mini observation week at the end of each semester for parents/guardians to observe Young Dancer Classes. 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.
  • Registering for a full year after classes have begun: Opportunity to receive the prorated full year tuition rate is only available before Thanksgiving break. Registrations received after this time will incur the prorated semester rate, plus the cost of the full second semester.

Early Ballet

Click here to register online for select 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.

Early Ballet students have the option to participate in a Young Dancer Showcase in our Black Box Theater in Gaithersburg and at the Annual Scholarship Gala!

Classes/ Ages Day Time Location
Early Ballet 1

Age 4 1/2

Wed 4:15 – 5:00 Gaithersburg
Early Ballet 1

Age 5

Mon

Mon

Sat

4:25 – 5:10

5:45 – 6:30

10:40 – 11:25

Gaithersburg

Clarksburg

Clarksburg

Early Ballet 1-2

Ages 5-6

Tues

Wed

Fri

Sat

Sun

4:50 – 5:50

5:20 – 6:20

4:30 – 5:30

1:45 – 2:45

10:45 – 11:45

Gaithersburg

Clarksburg

Gaithersburg

Gaithersburg

Gaithersburg

Early Ballet 2

Age 6

Tues

Sat

4:25 – 5:25

11:30 – 12:30

Clarksburg

Clarksburg

Early Ballet 3

Ages 6.5 -7*

*- requires prior dance class experience & faculty placement

Mon

Wed

Sat

4:45 – 5:45

6:20 – 7:20

11:05 – 12:05

Clarksburg

Gaithersburg

Clarksburg

Class Information:

  • 1 class/ week
  • Full year or semester

Tuition:

  • $745 full year (45-minute class)
  • $400 semester (45-minute class)
  • $825 full year (60-minute class)
  • $495 semester (60-minute class)

Additional Information:

  • All age guidelines refer to age of child by September 1, 2021.
  • Early Ballet students enrolled during Semester 1 are eligible to perform at the Young Dancer Showcase; Early Ballet students enrolled in Semester 2 are eligible to perform at the Annual Scholarship Gala. There will be a mini-observation week each semester for parents to observe Young Dancer classes. In the instance that we cannot produce planned performances or observation weeks due to COVID restrictions, video will be taken in in-studio classes and shared with parents.
  • Registering for a full year after classes have begun: Opportunity to receive the prorated full year tuition rate is only available before Thanksgiving break. Registrations received after this time will incur the prorated semester rate, plus the cost of the full second semester.

Modern & Contemporary

Classes/ Age Day Time Location Tuition
Modern 1 for Beginners

Age 10+

Mon 5:50 – 6:50 Clarksburg $495 Semester

$795 Full Year

Modern 1

Age 10+

Requires 2 years dance experience.

Placement required.

Thurs 6:15 – 7:15 Gaithersburg $495 Semester

$795 Full Year

Modern 2

Age 11+

Requires 2 years dance experience.

Placement required.

Saturday 11:50 – 12:50 Gaithersburg $495 Semester

$795 Full Year

Modern 3

Age 13+

Requires 3 years dance experience.

Placement required.

Saturday 11:50 – 12:50 Gaithersburg $495 Semester

$795 Full Year

Modern 4

Age 13+

Requires 3 years dance experience.

Placement required.

Saturday 11:55 – 1:25 Gaithersburg $595 Semester

$995 Full Year

Class Information:

  • 1 class/ week
  • Full year or semester

Additional Information:

  • Modern students are eligible to perform in The Nutcracker (full year students) and at the Annual Scholarship Gala.
  • Jazz and/or Modern is included with tuition for Academic Ballet Levels 6-9+.
  • Registering for a full year after classes have begun: Opportunity to receive the prorated full year tuition rate is only available before Thanksgiving break. Registrations received after this time will incur the prorated semester rate, plus the cost of the full second semester.

Hip Hop

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

Classes/ Age Day Time Location Notes Tuition (Full Yr/ Semester/ Quarter)
Mini Hip Hop 1

Ages 4-6

Thurs

Thurs

Sat

5:30-6:15

6:00-6:45

9:10-9:55

Clarksburg

Gaithersburg

Clarksburg

$745/$400
Mini Tap/Hip Hop Combo

Ages 5-6

Tues 5:30-6:30 Clarksburg $795/$495
Hip Hop

Ages 7+

Wed

Thurs

6:30-7:30

6:50-7:50

Clarksburg

Gaithersburg

$795/$495
Teen Hip Hop

Ages 11+

Wed

Thurs

7:35-8:35

7:50-8:50

Clarksburg

Gaithersburg

$795/$495
 Jazz 1 / Street Jazz Thurs (age 8+)

Thurs (age 7+)

4:55-5:55

6:20-7:20

Gaithersburg

Clarksburg

Jazz/Hip Hop Fusion – Jazz shoes required $795/$495

Class Information:

  • 1 class/ week
  • Full year or session

Additional information:

  • All age requirements refer to child’s age as of September 1, 2021.
  • All hip hop students required to wear dance sneakers or clean, dark-soled sneakers that have not been worn outside.
  • See class schedule for additional requirements.
  • Hip Hop Students are eligible to perform in The Nutcracker and at the Annual Scholarship Gala.
  • Mini Hip Hop and Mini Tap/Hip Hop students enrolled in Semester 1 are eligible to perform in the Young Dancer Showcase; Mini Hip Hop and Mini Tap/Hip Hop Students enrolled in Semester 2 are eligible to perform at the Annual Scholarship Gala. 
  • There will be a mini-observation week at the end of each quarter for parents/guardians to observe Young Dancer classes.
  • 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.
  • Registering for a full year after classes have begun: Opportunity to receive the prorated full year tuition rate is only available before Thanksgiving break. Registrations received after this time will incur the prorated semester rate, plus the cost of the full second semester.

Jazz & Tap

Click here to register online for select Jazz and Tap classes.

Classes/ Age Day Time Location Tuition (full year / semester)
Mini Tap/Hip Hop Combo
Ages 5-6
Tues 5:30-6:30 Clarksburg $795 Full Year

$495 Semester

Tap 1
Ages 7-10
Tues 6:35-7:35 Clarksburg $795/$495
Broadway Jazz & Tap Mon (age 9+)

Tues (age 11+)

Sun (age 7+)

6:55-7:55

7:35-8:35

12:50-1:50

Clarksburg

Clarksburg

Gaithersburg

$795/$495
Jazz 1 / Street Jazz Thurs (age 8+)

Thurs (age 7+)

4:55-5:55

6:20-7:20

Gaithersburg

Clarksburg

$795/$495
Jazz 2
Ages 10+  Placement required
Tues 5:55 – 6:55 Gaithersburg $795/$495
Jazz 3
Age 12+  Placement required
Thurs 3:50-4:50 Gaithersburg $795/$495
Jazz 4
Age 14+  Placement required
Thurs 4:45-6:15 Gaithersburg $995/$595
Jazz 5
Age 14+  Placement required
Thurs 3:15-4:45 Gaithersburg $995/$595
Teen Jazz for Beginners/Intermediate Thurs 7:30-8:30 Clarksburg $795/$495


Class Information:

  • 1 class/week
  • Full year or semester

Additional information:

  • Age requirements refer to child’s age as of September 1, 2021.
  • Mini Tap/Hip Hop students enrolled during Semester 1 are eligible to perform at the Young Dancer Showcase; Mini Tap/Hip Hop students enrolled during Semester 2 are eligible to perform at the Annual Scholarship Gala. 
  • There will be a mini observation week at the end of each semester for parents to observe Young Dancer classes, including Mini Tap/Hip Hop.
  • Jazz/Broadway/Tap 1 students are eligible to perform in The Nutcracker and at the Annual Scholarship Gala & Dance Concert.    
  • In the instance that we cannot produce planned performances or observation weeks due to COVID restrictions, video will be taken in in-studio classes and shared with parents.
  • Jazz and/or Modern is included with tuition for Academic Ballet Levels 6-9+.
  • Registering for a full year after classes have begun: Opportunity to receive the prorated full year tuition rate is only available before Thanksgiving break. Registrations received after this time will incur the prorated semester rate, plus the cost of the full second semester.

Gaithersburg: Adult Ballet, Ballet Fitness & Jazz Classes for 2021-2022

Sign up online for MBT Adult Ballet and Ballet Fitness Classes here.

Classes Day Time
Adult Ballet Tuesday – intermediate

Wed – beginner/intermediate

Thurs – beginner/intermediate

Sunday – mixed levels

8:00pm – 9:15pm

11:00am – 12:15pm

7:15pm – 8:30pm

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Adult Ballet Fitness

A fusion of barre, pilates, yoga, and cardio!

This class is also offered as a Zoom Follow Along!

Tuesday 10:00am – 11:10am
Other classes may be added through the year.

Gaithersburg Adult Class Fees:

  • Class Pass Punch Card Fee:150/10 classes (age 18+ only please)
  • Drop-in Fee: 20/class (age 18+ only please)
  • Class cards may be used at either MBT location.
  • All class cards can be used for any MBT adult program, can be purchased anytime, and will expire 6 months after date of purchase.

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Clarksburg: Adult Ballet, Adult Ballet Fitness Classes for 2021-2022

Sign up online for MBT Adult Ballet Classes here.

Classes Day Time
Adult Ballet Monday – mixed levels 7:35pm – 8:35pm
Adult Ballet Fitness

A fusion of barre, pilates, yoga, and cardio!

Not currently offered in Clarksburg

Clarksburg Adult Class Fees:

  • Class Pass Punch Card: 150/10 classes (age 18+ only please)
  • Class cards can be used at either MBT location
  • Adult Ballet Drop-in Fee: 20/class (age 18+ only please)
  • All class cards can be used for any MBT adult program, can be purchased anytime, and will expire 6 months after date of purchase.

Adaptive Dance

MBT’s Adaptive Ballet Program encourages integration into mainstream classes for ambulatory dancers with special needs ranging from developmental, orthopedic, cognitive, and behavioral impairments.  One-on-one assistants are encouraged to join class with the student if needed.  Funding for a one-on-one class assistant 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!

Please also see Academic Ballet Levels 5-9 schedules for information about Semi-private Sessions for 2021-2022.

By registering for classes at Metropolitan Ballet Theatre & Academy’s Gaithersburg, Maryland or Clarksburg, Maryland dance studios, 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.