Ballet Theatre of Maryland Conservatory of Classical and Contemporary Dance, founded in 1978, is the only school in Maryland that offers a fully comprehensive ballet training program for the beginner student through 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 conservatory. Our goal is to provide the best dance training to all students whether they intend to become a professional dancer or to enjoy participating in this vital art form for a short time. We work to share this engaging art form with our community and create lifelong dance enthusiasts. In accomplishing these aims, it is central to the mission and vision of the school to expect of each student, whether or not a professional dance career is planned, the very best effort of which he or she is capable. We provide a professional faculty and the best possible instruction to serve the dance needs of all students, and give the care and attention the student deserves, always believing in each as an individual, growing young artist. The faculty and staff of BTM are dedicated to this purpose, and provide additional resources to help meet our students’ needs.  

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!

BTM offers a complete curriculum for a future career as professional dancer as well as for the health and knowledge of the recreational dancer. It is designed to provide anatomically sound training while providing an increasing variety of special classes and performance opportunities that make greater demands on the student with each level of study mastered. The syllabus is based on the Christensen aesthetic which enhances the classical technique, Italian and Russian tradition with cross-training in contemporary dance forms to prepare graduates for the eclectic demands of dance companies now and in the future, and for granting the recreational student with the tools necessary to sustain a healthy body throughout their lives. 

The opportunities to watch BTM’s professional dancers in their daily classes, rehearsals and performances, to perform alongside them in professional productions, and to train with professionals working in the field give students the inspiration needed to follow their passions and strive for excellence and to sustain those who choose to dedicate themselves to a professional career. 

 
 
 

Dance: A Language More Powerful Than Words

Ballet Theatre of Maryland Faculty's Classes This Season

  • Instructor
    Ballet Theatre of Maryland Faculty
    Class ID
    S210221
    Member Price
    $125
    Room
    302
    Ages
    5-6-
    Non-Member Price
    $150

    Students begin learning basic classical ballet etiquette as well as ballet steps in different rhythmic meters. Special attention is given to body alignment and increased exercises for strength and coordination. Students must be 5 years old on or before April 15, 2021. The attire for all classes, except where otherwise noted, is as follows: Girls: Black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers. No jewelry and hair must be neatly pulled back from the face. Boys: White t-shirt, black tights and white or black ballet slippers. Contact Ballet Theatre of Maryland at 410-224-5644 with questions.

    *Class schedules are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

    *In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall during the Summer 2021 semester.

  • Instructor
    Ballet Theatre of Maryland Faculty
    Class ID
    S210232
    Member Price
    $150
    Room
    101
    Ages
    16+
    Non-Member Price
    $175

    This class includes barre, centre and stretching exercises for adult/teen students with previous training. Prerequisite: 2 or more years of previous training or by permission of instructor. Attire: Women: Leotards, tights, skirts, warm-up pants. Hair should be pulled neatly off the face so it does not inhibit movement. Men: T-shirt, jazz pants, sweats or tights. Ballet shoes are required for both men and women. Contact Ballet Theatre of Maryland with questions at 410-224-5644.

    *Class schedules are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

    *In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall during the Summer 2021 semester.

  • Instructor
    Ballet Theatre of Maryland Faculty
    Class ID
    S210230
    Member Price
    $150
    Room
    101
    Ages
    16+
    Non-Member Price
    $175

    An introduction to the art of classical ballet for the novice including the basic positions of the arms and feet, the basic exercises of the ballet barre and centre, plus exercises for strength and flexibility. A great way to work out and get into shape for the dance enthusiast. Prerequisite: none. Attire: Women: leotards, tights, skirts, warm-up pants. Hair should be pulled neatly off the face so it does not inhibit movement. Men: T-shirt, jazz pants, sweats or tights. Ballet shoes are required for both men and women. Contact Ballet Theatre of Maryland with questions at 410-224-5644.

    *Class schedules are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

    *In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall during the Summer 2021 semester.

  • Instructor
    Ballet Theatre of Maryland Faculty
    Class ID
    S210231
    Member Price
    $150
    Room
    101
    Ages
    16+
    Non-Member Price
    $175

    This class is an extension of the introduction to the art of classical ballet, including barre, centre and stretch exercises. Some previous training recommended or by permission of instructor. Attire: Women: leotards, tights, skirts, warm-up pants. Hair should be pulled neatly off the face so it does not inhibit movement. Men: T-shirt, jazz pants, sweats or tights. Ballet shoes are required for both men and women. Please contact Ballet Theatre of Maryland with questions at 410-224-5644.

    *Class schedules are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

    *In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall during the Summer 2021 semester.

  • Instructor
    Ballet Theatre of Maryland Faculty
    Class ID
    S210223
    Member Price
    $150
    Room
    302
    Ages
    6-7-
    Non-Member Price
    $175

    Ballet Theater of Maryland offers classes in two Annapolis locations. Go to www.balletmaryland.org for a complete list.Please contact BTM at 410-224-5644 for more information regarding the Ballet Theatre of Maryland Program. This class is a continuation of Pre-Ballet, with special emphasis on increased exercises for strength, coordination, flexibility, and alignment. Rhythmic movement and music is emphasized. Classical ballet vocabulary is introduced as well as ballet barre etiquette. Note: Students must be age 6 on or before April 15, 2021. The attire for all classes, except where otherwise noted, is as follows: Girls: Black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers. Boys: White or Black T-shirt, Black Tights, Black Ballet Slippers.

    *Class schedules are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

    *In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall during the Summer 2021 semester.

  • Instructor
    Ballet Theatre of Maryland Faculty
    Class ID
    S210227
    Member Price
    $125
    Room
    302
    Ages
    8+
    Non-Member Price
    $150

    This class is the basic, entry-level class for the beginning tap student with an emphasis on the musical theater performing style. Rudimentary skills are developed while learning proper terminology, rhythm and musicality. The attire for tap classes is as follows: Girls: Black leotard, tights or socks, shorts (optional) and black tap shoes; Boys: Shirt, pants or shorts, and black tap shoes. Hair should be pulled back off the face into a neat bun or short ponytail. Students must own tap shoes to enroll in this class. Please contact Ballet Theatre of Maryland at 410-224-5644 with questions.

    *Class schedules are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

    *In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall during the Summer 2021 semester.

Ballet Theatre of Maryland

Nicole Kelsh, Artistic Director