Register online for ballet and dance camps starting January 7th! Click here to go straight to the registration portal.
Please click here for full online registration instructions (PDF).
- Updates for COVID recovery / studio closures and reopening plans:
–MBT’s studios in Gaithersburg and Clarksburg will begin to reopen in a limited capacity according to state/county guidance. We will manage this transition in a slow, careful manner, prioritizing the safety of our families and staff. Several new health and safety protocols will be in place including smaller class sizes to meet physical distancing guidelines. Limited camps will start to return to the studio on June 22, and most camps will follow by July 6. Evening/Saturday classes will return to the studio starting July 6, and will be offered virtually until then.
–The DREAMS online camps, as well as several evening/Saturday classes, will be offered all summer, via Zoom, regardless of when the studio reopens.
–If you are currently registered into a camp/intensive/class, and would like to switch from an In-Studio to a Virtual option or a Virtual option to an In-Studio option, please call the studio.
–MBT’s website (www.mbtdance.org) has been updated with all virtual options.
Week of Ballets: MBT levels 6-9 (or equivalent)
Offered at MBT-Gaithersburg week of: June 29, also offered virtually week of June 29.
Students will learn about the history and choreography of some of the world’s most famous ballets. After a ballet class with one of MBT’s ballet faculty members, students will watch and learn about a ballet, and learn variations from the ballet to be performed at the end of the week. A different ballet will be studied daily. Daily classes may also include pointe, pilates, or ballet fitness. You may bring your own practice tutu if desired, but not necessary. Faculty approval required; please call to schedule a placement class.
Week of Ballets, MBT levels 6-9 (or equivalent): M-F, 9:00-3:00 daily, $325/wk; VIRTUAL OPTION TO FOLLOW ALONG ON ZOOM: M-F, 9:00-3:00 daily, $199/wk.
Summer Ballet Intensive: age 10+
Offered at MBT-Gaithersburg weeks of: July 6 and July 13 (first session), Aug 10 and Aug 17 (second session)
Also offered virtually as a ZOOM follow-along each of the four weeks.
Register for 1, 2, 3, or 4 weeks
The Summer Ballet Intensive program is designed to improve technique, strength and flexibility while broadening perspectives and developing personal expression through a variety of dance styles. Dancers will be placed in their appropriate class level based on technical ability and experience. Included are technique classes in ballet, pointe (as appropriate for students already dancing en pointe), modern, jazz and more! Guest instructors from around the country join MBT each week. Additional classes vary and may include variations and repertoire, choreography, tone & stretch, nutrition for dancers, and drama. Students participating in the full two weeks of programming will learn original choreography (between 4:00-5:00pm) for a culminating performance in MBT’s Black Box Studio Theater at the end of the second week. Costumes will be provided by MBT.
Adult ballet dancers with required experience and approval welcome.
(Drop-in Intensive classes available for advanced dancers, please call for details.)
Minimum 3 years prior ballet training. Faculty approval and placement required. Please call to schedule a placement class.
Summer Ballet Intensive, age 10+: M-F, 9:00-5:00 $425/wk; VIRTUAL OPTION TO FOLLOW ALONG ON ZOOM: M-F, 9:00-5:00 daily, $199/wk.
Offered at MBT-Gaithersburg weeks of: June 22, June 29, by invitation or audition only
Limited outdoor option will be offered, see email.
This workshop is for students who have been advanced to pointe by MBT faculty (or equivalent at other schools), or with other prior approval. During the workshop, dancers will learn everything they need to know about pointe shoes including sewing pointe shoes, toe care, and foot strengthening. Take your first steps en pointe with proper care and instruction and get ready for your first year en pointe!
Pre-Pointe Workshop: M-F, 9am-12pm or 2pm-5pm daily, $200/wk
Ballet Boot Camp: age 11+, placement required
Offered at MBT-Gaithersburg week of: Aug 24
Get back into ballet shape before the Fall Semester starts. This week-long intensive includes ballet classes, pointe classes (for approved students), extensive stretching, and an exercise portion that is sure to strengthen muscles and get your heart pumping! Requires faculty approval and placement. Please contact the office to schedule a free placement class.
Ballet Boot Camp, age 11+, placement required: M-F, 4:00-8:00pm daily, $250/wk