Dance Classes at Maryland Hall

We are the home of the most comprehensive dance program in the area with two ballet companies -- Ballet Theatre of Maryland and Academy Ballet School of Annapolis -- the Maple Academy of Irish Dance and many talented dance teachers offering classes for all ages. Whether you’re interested in dipping your toes into the world of dance through a Parent/Child class, want to enroll your child in an esteemed ballet program, or are looking for a fun way to burn off energy and have fun for yourself or your child, we have a dance class that will fit your criteria.

What Our Teachers Say

 
 
 

The most fulfilling part of my job is sharing my love for dance with my many students. My goal is to teach technique in a friendly, controlled, safe, noncompetitive atmosphere. I strive to bring out the inner dancer in all my students and always concentrate on the positive.

Cheryl Mauck
 
 
 

Even if only for an hour during their busy week, the Ballet for Life classes offer students a chance to focus solely on ballet movement, allowing them to take a step away from life’s hectic pace. Students often comment that this hour is one of the highlights of their week.

Lisa Peelish
 
 
 

The BTM Instructors enjoy being able to share their love of dance with the next generation of dancers and dance lovers. Watching the students grow and guiding them toward realizing their full potential is a joy and privilege!

Ballet Theatre of Maryland
 
 
 

I love sharing tap as an artform and great exercise. Students enjoy music, props, exercise, and friendships. Dancers move as chorus and soloists using our mind, body, and soles (souls).

Mary Slater

This Season's Dance Classes

  • Instructor Name
    Mary Slater
    Ages
    18+
    Room Number
    101
    Member Price
    $30
    Non-Member Price
    $55

    Celebrate 30 Years! Learn Tap Dances "Celebrate" and "Plums too Ripe" in this one day workshop.

  • Instructor Name
    Lisa Peelish
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    ONLINE
    Member Price
    $70
    Non-Member Price
    $95

    This class is VIRTUAL. The Basics I class is for beginners and almost-beginners. We start with the basic ballet positions and simplest steps. Barre and centre exercises are followed by gentle stretching. The class emphasizes alignment and balance to produce ease of movement. Dress: Female: leotard and tights, or other comfortable clothes for moving, and ballet slippers. Male: T-shirts, tights (and shorts, if desired) or other comfortable clothes for moving, and ballet slippers. No class 7/4/2022. For more information, please contact Lisa Peelish at 410 703 7654 or lisa.peelish@gmail.com. The Ballet for Life Program is based on the Ballet 40/60 Program founded by Barbara Owen in 1995.

  • Instructor Name
    Lisa Peelish
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    ONLINE
    Member Price
    $70
    Non-Member Price
    $95

    This class is VIRTUAL. The Basics II class is for mature adults who have some ballet background. Additional barre and centre exercises, including simple turns and jumps, will be added as the class level permits; however, students are encouraged to go at their own pace. Dress: Female: leotard and tights or other comfortable clothes for moving, and ballet slippers; Male: t-shirt and tights (or shorts, if desired) and ballet slippers.For more information, please contact Lisa Peelish at (410) 703 7654 or lisa.peelish@gmail.com. No class July 4. The Ballet for Life program is based on the Ballet 40/60 Program founded by Barbara Owen in 1995.

  • Instructor Name
    Mary Slater
    Room Number
    Rm 101
    Member Price
    $30
    Non-Member Price
    $55

    Celebrate 30 Years! Learn Tap Dances "Celebrate" and "Plums too Ripe" in this one day workshop.

  • Instructor Name
    Lisa Peelish
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    301
    Member Price
    $70
    Non-Member Price
    $95

    Basics I is a class for beginners and almost-beginners. We start with the basic ballet positions and simplest steps. Barre and centre exercises are followed by gentle stretching. The class emphasizes alignment and balance to produce ease of movement. Dress: Female: Leotard and tights or other comfortable clothes for moving, and ballet slippers, Male: t-shirt and tights (or shorts, if desired) or other comfortable clothes for moving, and ballet slippers. No class 7/19/2022. For more information, please contact Lisa Peelish at 410 703 7654 or lisa.peelish@gmail.com. The Ballet for Life Program is based on the Ballet 40/60 Program founded by Barbara Owen in 1995.