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Youth Programs

Diana CuattoDianna Cuatto
Artistic Director

The Ballet Theatre Maryland’s school of Classical and Contemporary Dance is the only school in Maryland that offers a fully comprehensive ballet training program for the beginning recreational student up to the professional dancer. A focus on the healthy body aesthetic - healthy body types and healthy mentoring - is a hallmark of Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s company and school.

The Maryland Ballet Theatre maintains a professional faculty of thirteen teachers in BTM’s School of Classical and Contemporary Dance who will be instructing classes at the Museum.

Please call the Academy Art Museum to register:
410-822-ARTS (2787)

Specific questions pertaining to the dance program can be answered by contacting the Ballet Theatre of Maryland office, Monday thru Friday, 10am – 6pm at 410-263-8289 or 410-224-5644.

Tuition Rates & Policy

Tuition is based on the total number of class hours a student or family takes per week. The tuition rates listed below are for the entire 2010 year. Payment can be made anytime throughout the year, but minimum monthly payments are noted below and due by the 1st of every month.

If the full tuition is paid in full for the entire year by the end of the first week of classes, the following discounts will be awarded:
* 0-5 hours per week = 5% discount
* 6-11 hours per week = 8% discount
* 12 or more hours per week = 13% discount

Additional discounts for individuals students or families taking more than 6 hours per week (discounts are reflected on the rate sheet).

Payment can be made with cash, checks made payable to Academy Art Museum, or by Visa/MasterCard. Classes missed because of vacation, illness or emergency may be made up throughout the year. Academy Art Museum members receive a 10% discount on all tuition amounts listed. For any Adult classes, if available, please check with the BTM office for rates and fees.

Ballet Theatre of Maryland

Dance Classes

The Academy Art Museum is pleased to partner with the Ballet Theatre of Maryland, the only professional ballet company and training academy in the state. The Ballet Theatre of Maryland joins with the National Gallery of Art, The Baltimore Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution and the Johns Hopkins University Press as partners providing the Museum to provide an unparalleled opportunity for our community to receive the highest level of instruction from the beginning to advanced study.

All classes will be taught by professional dancers with backgrounds in dance education from such prestigious organizations as Mercyhurst College, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and University of Utah as well as company schools like Ballet West, Nashville Ballet, and North Carolina School of the Arts.

2013 - 2014 Schedule

Pre-ballet & Pre-Tap Classes
Class
Age
Day
Time
Pre-Ballet Creative Movement 1
3-4
Tue
4:30-5:15 pm
Pre-Ballet Creative Movement 2
4-5
Thu
4:30-5:15 pm
Pre-Ballet Creative Movement 3: Story Time Ballet
5-7
Mon
4:30-5:30 pm
Pre-Ballet & Tap Creative Movement 3: Sampler
5-6
Wed
5:45-6:45 pm
Classical Ballet Classes
Class
Age
Day
Time
Beg. Ballet 1 Pre-Ballet 1, 2
6-7
Wed
4:30-5:30 pm
Beg. Ballet 2 Beg. Ballet 1
8-9
Mon
4:30-5:30 pm
Adv. Beg. Ballet Beg. Ballet 2
9-11
Tue
6:15-7:15 pm
Adv. Beg. Int. Ballet Beg. Ballet 3:
10-12
Technique, pre-pointe, demi-pointe
Mon
5:30-7:30 pm
Technique, pre-pointe, demi-pointe
Thu
5:30-7:30 pm
Technique only
Sat
9-10:30 am
Inter. Adv. Ballet Inter. Ballet 1
11+
Technique, demi-pointe, pointe
Mon
5:30-7:30 pm
Technique, demi-pointe, pointe
Wed
6:45-8:45 pm
Technique only
Sat
10:30-noon
Tap Classes
Class
Age
Day
Time
Beg. Tap Musical Theater Tap
6-8
Tue
5:30-6:15 pm
Adv. Beg. Tap Musical Theater Tap 2
9-12
Tue
7:15-8:15 pm
Jazz Classes
Class
Age
Day
Time
Beg. Jazz LA/NY Jazz
8-10
Thu
4:30-5:30 pm
Adv. Beg. Jazz Int. Jazz 1
8-10
Thu
5:30-7 pm
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