Summer Evening/Weekend Classes (June 22 – August 22)

*denotes a class that requires faculty placement

Click here for a printable summer 2020 registration form.  Click here to return to the summer main page.

Click here for a PRINTABLE updated class schedule including virtual options.

COVID recovery summer session update: 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. Evening/Saturday classes will return to the studio starting July 6, and will be offered virtually until then. The classes below listed for MBT-Virtual will continue via zoom for the entire 9-week summer session. Thank you for your patience as we have updated our schedule of classes.

Monday at MBT-Gaithersburg

Studio 1 Studio 2 Studio 3
5:00-6:30 Ballet for Levels 7-9* 5:15-6:15 Intro to Pointe 5:00-6:15 Ballet for Levels 3-4*
6:30-7:30 Pointe for Levels 7-9* 6:15-7:45 Ballet for Levels 5-6*

Tuesday at MBT-Gaithersburg

Studio 1 Studio 2 Studio 3
5:00-6:30 Ballet/Jazz Combo (age 8-10) 5:00-6:30 Ballet for Levels 4-5*
6:30-7:30 Intro to Pointe for Level 5 6:30-8:00 Ballet for Levels 6-9* 6:30-8:00 Ballet for Levels 6-9*
7:30-8:30 Adult Ballet

Wednesday at MBT-Gaithersburg

Studio 1 Studio 2 Studio 3
5:00-6:30 Pointe/Technique Level 6-7* 5:00-6:00 Hip Hop (age 7-10) 5:00-6:15 Ballet for Levels 2-3*
6:30-8:00 Pointe/Technique Level 8-9* 6:00-7:00 Teen Hip Hop (age 11+) 6:15-7:45 Ballet for Levels 4-5*

Thursday at MBT-Clarksburg 

Studio 1 Studio 2
5:30-6:30 Adult Ballet (dual via zoom)

Saturday at MBT-Gaithersburg

Studio 1
9:30-10:15 Creative Movement (age 3-4)
10:15-11:00 Early Ballet (age 5-6)
11:00-12:00 Ballet 1/ Beginning Ballet (age 7-9)

Summer Session @MBT-Virtual 

(These classes offered via zoom for full 9-week session; these classes will not transition to the studio even when state guidance allows.  Zoom links and passwords will be emailed to registered students by June 20th for all MBT-VIRTUAL summer classes.

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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday
5:00-6:30 Ballet for Academic Ballet Levels 5-9* 5:00-5:45 Early Ballet
(age 5-6)
5:00-6:00 Hip Hop
(age 8+)
7:15-8:15 Adult Ballet 9:30-10:15 Creative Movement (age 3-4)
6:30-7:30 Ballet 1 /Beg. Ballet (age 7-9) 5:45-6:30 Creative Movement (age 3-4) 5:00-6:15 Ballet for Levels 2-3* 10:15-11:00 Early Ballet (age 5-6)
6:30-7:15 Mini Hip Hop
(age 4-7)
6:15-7:45 Ballet for Academic Ballet Levels 4-9* 10:30-11:30 Ballet Fitness for Adults/Teens
5:00-6:30 Ballet for Levels 4-5*
6:30-8:00 Ballet for Academic Ballet Levels 6-9*

Register for summer dance classes online! Click here to go straight to the registration portal.

Please click here for full online registration instructions (PDF).  Click here for a printable summer 2020 registration form.

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Summer Dance Classes – Descriptions and Requirements

Ballet

Creative Movement: ages 3- 4; explore movement, music, and rhythm.

Early Ballet: ages 5-6; learn fundamentals of ballet technique in a fun, exploratory class.

Beginning Ballet: ages 7-9; for beginners or students with up to one year of previous ballet experience.

Ballet/Jazz Combo: ages 8-10; for beginners or students with up to one year of previous dance experience. Class will begin with a ballet barre and will finish with fun jazz combinations, incorporating ballet and jazz technique throughout.

Little Dancers: Movement and fun exploration of fundamentals of many dance disciplines for ages 4-7.

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Ballet – Placement Required

Faculty approval and placement is required for any of these programs, including for students currently enrolled in MBT’s Youth Ballet or Academic Ballet programs. Students who study at other schools during the academic year should call to schedule a free placement class.

Ballet for MBT Levels 1-2 (or equivalent): ages 7-10 with one or more years of previous training.

Ballet for MBT Levels 2-4 (or equivalent): ages 8-13 with one or more years of previous training.

Ballet for MBT Levels 5-9 (or equivalent): ages 11-18 with three or more years of previous training; recommend two classes per week.

Pointe: This class requires prior approval and concurrent enrollment in a technique class.

Introduction to Pointe for MBT Level 5: This class requires prior faculty approval plus enrollment in a Pre-Pointe Workshop (see camp information) or private pre-pointe lessons. Must also be enrolled in a technique class.

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Adults and Teens

Adult Ballet: Fundamental ballet technique at an age-appropriate level. Incorporates exercises at the barre and in center. Learn vocabulary; increase your technique, balance, strength, and flexibility. Beginners welcome.

Teen Dance for Musical Theater: (age 11-18) This class will include music and choreographic elements from popular broadway musicals. Geared to beginning and intermediate level dancers.

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Hip-Hop

Hip hop classes are fast-paced, upbeat, and focus on rhythm, creativity and style.

Mini Hip Hop: ages 4-6; beginner class.

Hip Hop: ages 7-10; beginner to advanced beginner class.

Teen Hip Hop: ages 11+ with or without dance training

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Register online!  Click here to go straight to the registration portal.  Please click here for full online registration instructions (PDF).

Click here for a printable summer 2020 registration form.   Click here to return to the summer main page.

SUMMER DANCE CLASSES – SESSION TUITION:

9-week registration (one class per week):
45-min class $135 ($115 MBT-Virtual)
60-min classes $169 ($149 MBT-Virtual)
75 or 90-min classes $195 ($175 MBT-Virtual)
Ballet Fitness Teen/Adult virtual class $135 or class card
Adult Ballet – drop in or class card

Advanced Class Drop-in: (available only for Levels 6-9 or adult students)
75 or 90-min classes $22
60-min classes $20
Drop-in students must check in at the front desk to provide payment before class

Register online!  Click here to go straight to the registration portal.

Click here for a printable summer 2020 registration form.   Click here to return to the summer programs page.

MBT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts education organization, and we strive to make opportunities available to any student who wants to study dance. Thanks to MBT’s generous donors, limited need-based scholarships are available for the summer session. Please inquire to the office.