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THE ACADEMY

THE ACADEMY PROGRAMS

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. In addition, MBT offers classes for beginners, a track for pre-professional ballet students, and several performing opportunities for all students.

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. In addition, MBT performs two major ballets annually at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center in Rockville, MD, and a Scholarship Gala in the spring.

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Introductory Ballet Program (ages 3-7)

Our Introductory Ballet Program offers Creative Movement and Early Ballet Classes for children ages 3-7 years old.

INTRO
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Youth Ballet Program (ages 7-Teen)

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 Program
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Youth Yoga Program

Students will build upon body strength, flexibility, and posture while learning to calm the mind and be present in their practice. This program is open to students of all yoga experience levels. Youth yoga classes are held at the Clarksburg studio.

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Academic & Pre-Professional Program (ages 6.5-Teen)

For the serious young dancer, Academic Ballet offers training in ballet technique starting at age 6.5, 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 techniques while building strength and flexibility, confidence, musicality, and artistry.

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Adult Program

For complete beginners to advanced dancers, find the perfect class to fuel your passion for dance and fitness with MBT's Adult Program.

Academic & Pre-Professional
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Jazz & Tap Program (ages 4.5-Teen)

The jazz class focuses on learning proper dance techniques such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality, and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Street, Funk, and Tap to help develop a well-rounded dancer. Tap classes are primarily held at our Clarksburg Studios.

Other Styles
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Modern Program (ages 7-Teen)

The modern classes consist of studies to stretch and strengthen different areas of the body. Modern dance movements are considered freeform and fluid and are often inspired by other dance styles. Modern is offered to students who have previous dance training in ballet and jazz.

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Hip Hop Program (ages 4-Teen)

The Hip hop class is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Hip Hop is a movement that represents the freedom to learn, grow, and evolve.

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