Update 8/17/2020: MBT has issued a new schedule of classes to all current families for the 2020-2021 academic year.  The new schedule is adjusted to accommodate needs identified during parent/student surveys for both in-studio and virtual class options, and to accommodate COVID-19 recovery Phase 2 guidelines for capacity.  This webpage has been updated to include the virtual and hybrid options. Additional sections may be added based on demand, or as COVID recovery allows for additional capacity in the studios. Please let us know if you don’t see a schedule that meets your needs.

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, Contemporary Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Hip Hop,  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.

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.

Click here for online registration for 2020-2021 classes not requiring faculty placement.

*COVID recovery information: Class schedules are subject to change based on evolving guidance related to COVID-19 recovery. For complete information about MBT’s COVID health & safety policies and procedures, please click here.

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 6-8

Tues

Sat

6:00 – 7:00

2:00-3:00

Virtual

Virtual

$925/$540
Beginning Ballet

Age 7-10

Sat

Sun

12:05-1:05

1:00-2:00

Clarksburg

Gaithersburg

$925/$540
Level 2Y

Age 8+ – placement required

Rec. min. 2 classes/week for progression.

Mon

Wed

Fri

4:35 – 5:45

1:45 – 2:45

3:30 – 4:45

Gaithersburg

Virtual (Level 1-2)

Virtual (Level 2-3)

$1040/$595

Full year of 2 classes: $1825

Level 2Y/3Y

Age 8+ – placement required

Rec. min. 2 classes/week for progression.

Mon

Fri

6:35 – 7:50

3:30 – 4:45

Gaithersburg

Virtual (Level 2-3)

$1050/$600

Full year of 2 classes: $1845

Level 3Y/4Y

Age 9+ – placement required

Rec. min. 2 classes/week for progression.

Wed

Wed

7:05-8:20

12:30 – 1:45

Gaithersburg

Virtual (Level 3-4)

$1050/$600

Full year of 2 classes: $1845

Level 4Y/5Y

Age 10+ – placement required

Rec. min. 2 classes/week for progression.

Thurs

Fri

6:55-8:25

4:45 – 6:15

Clarksburg

Virtual

$1095/$600

Full year of 2 classes: $1925

Level 5Y / Intermediate Teen

Age 11+ – placement required

Typically appropriate for pre-teens/teens with 3+ years experience.

Rec. min. 2 classes/week for progression.

Mon 6:55-8:10 Gaithersburg $1050/$600

Full year of 2 classes: $1845

Teen Beginning Ballet

Age 11+

May be added back to schedule as COVID recovery restrictions are changed in Phase 3. $925/$540
Teen Advanced Ballet / Level 5Y+

Age 11+ – placement required

May be added back to schedule as COVID recovery restrictions are changed in Phase 3. $1095/$625

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 are also 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.
  • 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, 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 3 in-studio and 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
$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 3 in-studio and 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 3 in-studio and 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
$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)

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)

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.

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 Postponed until Semester 2

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

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!

Ages Day Time Location
3-4 Tuesday

Saturday

Saturday

Sunday

4:00- 4:45 pm

9:00- 9:45 am

1:15 – 2:00 pm

9:45 – 10:30 am

Virtual

Clarksburg

Virtual

Gaithersburg

Class Information:

  • 1 class/ week
  • Full year, Semester, or Quarter

Tuition:

  • $745 full year
  • $400 semester
  • $210 quarter

Additional Information:

  • Young Dancer Classes, including Creative Movement, will observe a quarter-based schedule. Please see annual calendar for details.
  • Creative Movement students enrolled during Quarter 2 are eligible to perform at the Young Dancer Showcase. 
  • Creative Movement students enrolled during Quarter 4 are eligible to perform at the Annual Scholarship Gala & Dance Concert.
  • 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.

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 5

Monday 5:45 – 6:30 pm Clarksburg
Early Ballet 1-2

Ages 5-6

Tuesday

Tuesday

Thursday

Saturday

Saturday

Sunday

Sunday

4:50 – 5:50

4:35 – 5:35 pm

5:50 – 6:50

9:50 – 10:50

10:50 – 11:50

10:35 – 11:35 am

2:05 – 3:05 pm

Virtual

Gaithersburg

Clarksburg

Clarksburg

Virtual

Gaithersburg

Gaithersburg

Early Ballet 3

Age 6.5 -7*

*- requires prior dance class experience & faculty placement

Virtual classes offered for EB3 are Beginning Ballet classes and may include students up to age 8.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Saturday

4:00 – 5:00 pm

6:00 – 7:00

6:00 – 7:00 pm

2:00 – 3:00

Clarksburg

Virtual

Gaithersburg

Virtual

Class Information:

  • 1 class/ week
  • Full year or session

Tuition:

  • $745 full year (45-minute class)
  • $400 semester (45-minute class)
  • $210 quarter (45-minute class)
  • $825 full year (60-minute class)
  • $495 semester (60-minute class)
  • $260 quarter (60-minute class)

Additional Information:

  • Young Dancer classes, including Early Ballet classes, will observe a Quarter-based schedule. Please see annual calendar for details.
  • Early Ballet students enrolled during Quarter 2 are eligible to perform at the Young Dancer Showcase; Early Ballet students enrolled in Quarter 4 are eligible to perform at the Annual Scholarship Gala. 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.

Modern & Contemporary

Classes/ Age Day Time Location Tuition
Modern 1

Age 10+

Requires 2 years dance experience.

Placement required.

Thursday 3:25 – 4:25 Gaithersburg $495 Semester

$795 Full Year

Modern 2

Age 11+

Requires 2 years dance experience.

Placement required.

Saturday 1:00 – 2:00 Gaithersburg $495 Semester

$795 Full Year

Modern 3

Age 13+

Requires 3 years dance experience.

Placement required.

Saturday 12:00 – 1:00 Gaithersburg $495 Semester

$795 Full Year

Modern 3/4

Age 14+

Requires 3 years dance experience.

Placement required.

Saturday 12:00 – 1:30 Gaithersburg $595 Semester

$995 Full Year

Modern 4

Age 14+

Requires 3 years dance experience.

Placement required.

Saturday 12:00 – 1:30 Gaithersburg $595 Semester

$995 Full Year

Modern/Jazz (alternating weeks)

Age 14+

Requires 3 years dance experience.

Placement required.

Saturday 12:15 – 1:15 Virtual for Ballet 5-9 students $795 Semester

$495 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

Wednesday

Thursday

Saturday

4:40-5:25

6:00-6:45

10:00-10:45

Clarksburg

Gaithersburg

Virtual

Girls and boys are welcome in all hip hop classes.

Dance sneakers or clean, dark-soled sneakers
that have not been worn outside are required.

$745/$400/$210
Mini Hip Hop 2

Ages 5-7

Saturday 11:00-12:00 Clarksburg Girls and boys are welcome in all hip hop classes.

Dance sneakers or clean, dark-soled sneakers
that have not been worn outside are required.

$825/$495/$260
Hip Hop

Ages 7+

Wednesday

Thursday

6:00 – 7:00

6:45-7:45

Virtual

Gaithersburg

Girls and boys are welcome in all hip hop classes.

Dance sneakers or clean, dark-soled sneakers that have
not been worn outside are required.

$795/$495
Teen Hip Hop

Ages 11+

Wednesday

Thursday

7:00 – 8:00

7:45-8:45

Virtual

Gaithersburg

Girls and boys are welcome in all hip hop classes.

Dance sneakers or clean, dark-soled sneakers that have
not been worn outside are required.

$795/$495
 Jazz 1 / Street Jazz

Ages 8+

Thursday 3:50-4:50 Gaithersburg Jazz/Hip Hop Fusion $795/$495

Class Information:

  • 1 class/ week
  • Full year or session

Additional information:

  • 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 Tap students enrolled in Quarter 2 are eligible to perform in the Young Dancer Showcase; Mini Hip Hop Students enrolled in Quarter 4 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
Ages 4-6Young Dancer classes, including Mini Tap,
will observe a quarter-based schedule.
Please see annual calendar for details.
Wednesday 5:30 – 6:15 Clarksburg $745 Full Year

$400 Semester

$210 Quarter

Tap 1
Ages 7+
Wednesday 6:20-7:20 Clarksburg $795/$495
Broadway Jazz & Tap
Ages 10+
Monday 6:45 – 7:45 Clarksburg $795/$495
Jazz 1 / Street Jazz
Ages 8+
Thursday 3:50 – 4:50 Gaithersburg $795/$495
Jazz 2
Ages 10+  Placement requiredThis class is also offered as a Zoom Follow Along class. 
Tuesday 5:40 – 6:40 Gaithersburg $795/$495
Jazz 3
Age 12+  Placement required
Thursday 4:55-5:55 Gaithersburg $895/$535
Jazz 4/5
Age 14+  Placement required
Thursday 4:30-6:00 Gaithersburg $995/$595
Jazz 5
Age 14+  Placement required
Thursday 2:55 – 4:25 Gaithersburg $995/$595
Jazz/Modern (alternating weeks)
Age 14+  Placement required
Saturday 12:15 – 1:15 Virtual for Ballet 5-9 students $795/$495


Class Information:

  • 1 class/week
  • Full year or semester

Additional information:

  • Mini Tap students enrolled during Quarter 2 are eligible to perform at the Young Dancer Showcase; Mini Tap students enrolled during Quarter 4 are eligible to perform at the Annual Scholarship Gala. 
  • There will be a mini observation week at the end of each quarter for parents to observe Young Dancer classes, including Mini Tap.
  • 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 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 2020-2021

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

Classes Day Time
Adult Ballet

The Wednesday & Thursday classes are also

offered as a Zoom Follow Along!

Tuesday – intermediate

Wed – beginner/intermediate

Thurs – intermediate

Sunday – mixed levels

7:05pm – 8:35pm

11:00am – 12:15pm

6:45pm – 8:15pm

11:40pm-12:55pm

Adult Ballet Fitness

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

This class is also offered as a Zoom Follow Along!

Tuesday 10:00am – 11:15am
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 2020-2021

Sign up online for MBT Adult Ballet Classes here.

Classes Day Time
Adult Ballet TBD TBD
Adult Ballet Fitness

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

Not currently offered
Adult Ballet 101 or 102
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*This class is offered only as a 4-week session; sessions do not run continuously, please check dates
*$50/session, or $20 drop in, or you may use your Adult Class Card
*Please call ahead for availability if you are not enrolled in the entire session
*Session classes not eligible for complimentary free trial

Not currently offered

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!

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.