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
    W210404
    Member Price
    $290
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    4-5-
    Non-Member Price
    $315

    Ballet Theater of Maryland offers classes in two Annapolis locations. Go to www.balletmaryland.org for a complete list. Please contact BTM at 410-263-8289 for more information regarding the Ballet Theatre of Maryland Program. This class is an imaginative continuation of Creative Movement I- self-expression, creativity and flexibility of movement encouraging self-confidence. Children are introduced to the concepts of basic movement, rhythms and music for ballet and express themselves by focusing on different ballet story themes (Cinderella, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, etc.). Note: Students must be 4 by November 1, 2020. The attire for all classes, except where otherwise noted, is as follows: Girls: Black BTM iniform leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers. Please Note: Inform information can be found at www.balletmaryland.org No jewelry allowed. Hair must be neatly pulled back from the face into a bun. Boys: White t-shirt, black tights and white, or black ballet slippers. No class February 22-28. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details of how to access the class.

  • Instructor
    Ballet Theatre of Maryland Faculty
    Class ID
    W210414
    Member Price
    $345
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    16+
    Non-Member Price
    $370

    Ballet Theater of Maryland offers classes in two Annapolis locations. Go to www.balletmaryland.org for a complete list. Please contact BTM at 410-263-8289 for more information regarding the Ballet Theatre of Maryland Program. This class is 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. This class is 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. No class February 22-28.

  • Instructor
    Ballet Theatre of Maryland Faculty
    Class ID
    W210403
    Member Price
    $290
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    4-5-
    Non-Member Price
    $315

    Ballet Theater of Maryland offers classes in two Annapolis locations. Go to www.balletmaryland.org for a complete list.Please contact BTM at 410-263-8289 for more information regarding the Ballet Theatre of Maryland Program. In this class, children are introduced to the concepts of basic movement and music for ballet and tap. The class focuses on group interaction and the joy of movement and self-expression. Note: Students must be age 4 on or before November 1, 2020. The attire for all classes, except where otherwise noted, is as follows: Girls: Black BTM uniform leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers and black tap shoes. Please Note: Uniform information can be found at www.balletmaryland.org No jewelry allowed. Hair must be neatly pulled back into a bun. Boys: White t-shirt, black tights, and white or black ballet slippers and black tap shoes. No class February 22-28. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details of how to access the class.

  • Instructor
    Ballet Theatre of Maryland Faculty
    Class ID
    W210408
    Member Price
    $290
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    6-7-
    Non-Member Price
    $315

    Ballet Theater of Maryland offers classes in two Annapolis locations. Go to www.balletmaryland.org for a complete list.Please contact BTM at 410-263-8289 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 November 1, 2020. The attire for all classes, except where otherwise noted, is as follows: Girls: Black BTM uniform leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers Please Note: Uniform information can be found at www.balletmaryland.org No jewelry allowed. Hair must be neatly pulled back from the face into a bun. Boys: White t-shirt, black tights and white or black ballet slippers. No class February 22-28. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details of how to access the class.

  • Instructor
    Ballet Theatre of Maryland Faculty
    Class ID
    W210412
    Member Price
    $290
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    BTM approval Only
    Non-Member Price
    $315

    Ballet Theater of Maryland offers classes in two Annapolis locations. Go to www.balletmaryland.org for a complete list.Please contact BTM at 410-263-8289 for more information regarding the Ballet Theatre of Maryland Program. This class is a continuation of Tap 1 with emphasis on increasing vocabulary and developing more precision and quality of sound and rhythms. Prerequisite: enrollment in class is based on technical proficiency and instructor approval. The attire for tap classes is as follows: Girls: Black leotard, tights or sock, 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. No class February 22-28. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details of how to access the class.

  • Instructor
    Ballet Theatre of Maryland Faculty
    Class ID
    W210413
    Member Price
    $290
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    BTM approval Only
    Non-Member Price
    $315

    Ballet Theater of Maryland offers classes in two Annapolis locations. Go to www.balletmaryland.org for a complete list. A continuation of Tap 2 with increasing vocabulary and developing more precision and quality of sound and rhythms.. Prerequisite: Musical Theatre Tap 2. No class February 22-28. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details of how to access the class.

  • Instructor
    Ballet Theatre of Maryland Faculty
    Class ID
    W210410
    Member Price
    $315
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    8-9-
    Non-Member Price
    $340

    Ballet Theater of Maryland offers classes in two Annapolis locations. Go to www.balletmaryland.org for a complete list. At this level, registration in two technique classes per week is required. Students desiring one ballet class per week should enroll in the Classical Ballet 1 level. This class is the continuation of formalized classical ballet, including barre, centre, and stretch exercises and an increased vocabulary of steps. Please contact BTM at 410-263-8289 for more information regarding the Ballet Theatre of Maryland Program. Note: Students must be age 8 on or before November 1, 2020 or by audition or faculty approval. The attire for all classes, except where otherwise noted, is as follows: Girls: Black BTM uniform leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers. Please Note: Uniform information can be found at www.balletmaryland.org No jewelry allowed. Hair must be neatly pulled back from the face. Boys: White t-shirt, black tights, and white or black ballet slippers. No class February 22-28. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details of how to access the class.

  • Instructor
    Ballet Theatre of Maryland Faculty
    Class ID
    W210411
    Member Price
    $290
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    8+
    Non-Member Price
    $315

    Ballet Theater of Maryland offers classes in two Annapolis locations. Go to www.balletmaryland.org for a complete list.Please contact BTM at 410-263-8289 for more information regarding the Ballet Theatre of Maryland Program. 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. No class February 22-28. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details of how to access the class.

  • Instructor
    Ballet Theatre of Maryland Faculty
    Class ID
    W210406
    Member Price
    $290
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    5-6-
    Non-Member Price
    $315

    Ballet Theater of Maryland offers classes in two Annapolis locations. Go to www.balletmaryland.org for a complete list. Please contact BTM at 410-263-8289 for more information regarding the Ballet Theatre of Maryland Program. In this class, students begin learning basic ballet etiquette, steps and vocabulary while encouraging creativity, flexibility, movement and self expression. Special emphasis is on placement, alignment and increased motor skills. Note: Students must be age 5 on or before November 1, 2020. The attire for all classes, except where otherwise noted, is as follows: Girls: Black BTM uniform leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers. Please Note: Uniform information can be found at www.balletmaryland.org No jewelry allowed. Hair must be neatly pulled back from the face into a bun. Boys: White t-shirt, black tights, and white or black ballet slippers. No class February 22-28. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details of how to access the class.

  • Instructor
    Ballet Theatre of Maryland Faculty
    Class ID
    W210400
    Member Price
    $125
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    2-3 with Adult
    Non-Member Price
    $150

    Ballet Theater of Maryland offers classes in two Annapolis locations. Go to www.balletmaryland.org for a complete list. Please contact BTM at 410-263-8289 for more information regarding the Ballet Theatre of Maryland Program. Students will explore a variety of music, props, and dance games with the security of a familiar adult to develop muscle strength, music appreciation, and listening skills. Note: Students must be 2 by November 1, 2020. The attire for all classes, except where otherwise noted, is as follows: Girls: Black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers. No jewelry allowed. Hair must be neatly pulled back into a bun. Boys: White t-shirt, black tights, and white or black ballet slippers. This is a five week session. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details of how to access the class.

  • Instructor
    Ballet Theatre of Maryland Faculty
    Class ID
    W210416
    Member Price
    $345
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    16+
    Non-Member Price
    $370

    Ballet Theater of Maryland offers classes in two Annapolis locations. Go to www.balletmaryland.org for a complete list. Please contact BTM at 410-263-8289 for more information regarding the Ballet Theatre of Maryland Program. This class includes barre,

  • Instructor
    Ballet Theatre of Maryland Faculty
    Class ID
    W210402
    Member Price
    $290
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    3-4-
    Non-Member Price
    $315

    Ballet Theater of Maryland offers classes in two Annapolis locations. Go to www.balletmaryland.org for a complete list.Please contact BTM at 410-263-8289 for more information regarding the Ballet Theatre of Maryland Program. This class is designed with the very young dancer in mind. It stresses natural dance movement, including stretching, music appreciation and dance movement. In a stimulating environment, the class focuses on creativity, group interaction, and the joy of self-expression. Note: Students must be age 3 on or before November 1, 2020. The attire for all classes, except where otherwise noted, is as follows: Girls: Black BTM uniform leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers. Please Note: Uniform information can be found at www.balletmaryland.org No jewelry allowed. Hair must be neatly pulled back into a bun. Boys: White t-shirt, black tights, and white or black ballet slippers. No class February 22-28. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details of how to access the class.

  • Instructor
    Ballet Theatre of Maryland Faculty
    Class ID
    W210405
    Member Price
    $290
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    5-7-
    Non-Member Price
    $315

    Ballet Theater of Maryland offers classes in two Annapolis locations. Go to www.balletmaryland.org for a complete list.Please contact BTM at 410-263-8289 for more information regarding the Ballet Theatre of Maryland Program. This class is a continuation of Creative Movement 2 with emphasis on tap, including some ballet exercises for strengthening, flexibility and posturing. Note: Students must be 5 by November 1, 2020. The attire for all classes, except where otherwise noted, is as follows: Girls: Black BTM uniform leotard, pink tight, pink ballet slippers and black tap shoes. Please Note: Uniform information can be found at www.balletmaryland.org No jewelry allowed. Hair must be neatly pulled back from the face. Boys: White t-shirt, black tights, white or black ballet slippers and black tap shoes. No class February 22-28. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details of how to access the class.

  • Instructor
    Ballet Theatre of Maryland Faculty
    Class ID
    W210407
    Member Price
    $290
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    5-6-
    Non-Member Price
    $315

    Ballet Theater of Maryland offers classes in two Annapolis locations. Go to www.balletmaryland.org for a complete list. Please contact BTM at 410-263-8289 for more information regarding the Ballet Theatre of Maryland Program. In this class, students begin learning basic ballet etiquette, steps and vocabulary while encouraging creativity, flexibility, movement and self expression. Special emphasis is on placement, alignment and increased motor skills. Note: Students must be age 5 on or before November 1, 2020. The attire for all classes, except where otherwise noted, is as follows: Girls: Black BTM uniform leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers. Please Note: Uniform information can be found at www.balletmaryland.org No jewelry allowed. Hair must be neatly pulled back from the face into a bun. Boys: White t-shirt, black tights, and white or black ballet slippers. No class February 22-28. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details of how to access the class.

  • Instructor
    Ballet Theatre of Maryland Faculty
    Class ID
    W210409
    Member Price
    $315
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    8-9-
    Non-Member Price
    $340

    Ballet Theater of Maryland offers classes in two Annapolis locations. Go to www.balletmaryland.org for a complete list. At this level, registration in two technique classes per week is required. Students desiring one ballet class per week should enroll in the Classical Ballet 1 level. This class is the continuation of formalized classical ballet, including barre, centre, and stretch exercises and an increased vocabulary of steps. Please contact BTM at 410-263-8289 for more information regarding the Ballet Theatre of Maryland Program. Note: Students must be age 8 on or before November 1, 2020 or by audition or faculty approval. The attire for all classes, except where otherwise noted, is as follows: Girls: Black BTM uniform leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers. Please Note: Uniform information can be found at www.balletmaryland.org No jewelry allowed. Hair must be neatly pulled back from the face. Boys: White t-shirt, black tights, and white or black ballet slippers. No class February 22-28. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details of how to access the class.

  • Instructor
    Ballet Theatre of Maryland Faculty
    Class ID
    W210415
    Member Price
    $345
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    16+
    Non-Member Price
    $370

    Ballet Theater of Maryland offers classes in two Annapolis locations. Go to www.balletmaryland.org for a complete list.Please contact BTM at 410-263-8289 for more information regarding the Ballet Theatre of Maryland Program. 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. No class February 22-28.

  • Instructor
    Ballet Theatre of Maryland Faculty
    Class ID
    W210401
    Member Price
    $125
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    2-3 with Adult
    Non-Member Price
    $150

    Ballet Theater of Maryland offers classes in two Annapolis locations. Go to www.balletmaryland.org for a complete list. Please contact BTM at 410-263-8289 for more information regarding the Ballet Theatre of Maryland Program. Students will explore a variety of music, props, and dance games with the security of a familiar adult to develop muscle strength, music appreciation, and listening skills. Note: Students must be 2 by November 1, 2020. The attire for all classes, except where otherwise noted, is as follows: Girls: Black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers. No jewelry allowed. Hair must be neatly pulled back into a bun. Boys: White t-shirt, black tights, and white or black ballet slippers. This is a five week session. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details of how to access the class.

Ballet Theatre of Maryland

Nicole Kelsh, Artistic Director