The Grown-up & Me series is for boys and girls ages 2-4 with accompanying adults remaining in the dance studio, either watching or participating in the fun. Class involves dance movement with creative exercises, imaginative activities with props and instruments, and obstacle courses.

For MBT’s 3-4 year olds, the Creative Movement Program provides an engaging weekly toddler dance class and preschool dance 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.

An extension of the Creative Movement Program, MBT’s Early Ballet Program continues building fundamentals of ballet technique and vocabulary in a fun way for 5-6 year olds. 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.

Creative Movement/Early Ballet students have the option to participate in a Young Dancer Showcase in our Black Box Theater in Gaithersburg and at the Annual 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.

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

To register – complete the 2021-2022 registration form, then mail, email 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 staff for a particular class day/time. You may establish a payment plan at the time of registration.

Click here for online registration for classes not requiring faculty placement

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.

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, 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.