Mid Maryland Performing Arts Center


Class Schedules and Descriptions

 2017-2018 Class Schedules          revised 8/22/17 (both schedules version 4)


Frederick Schedule 2017-2018

New Market Schedule 2017-2018


2017-2018 Class Leveling System

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Prerequisites and Guidelines

  • In order to take a Lyrical class, students must complete a 230 level Ballet class.
  • Students who wish to take a 50 level and above ballet choreography class must also take a corresponding level technique class.
  • In order to take Musical Theater 30 and above, students must take a core supplemental class (Ballet, Jazz or Modern). Musical Theater 690 is exempt. 
  • Pointe is by audition only, after completion of the 50 level ballet or by invitation from faculty. 


2017-2018 Class Descriptions and Schedules

The chart below has been updated June 16, 2017. Please remember MMPAC reserves the right to change class schedules based on enrollment and teacher availability.

Click on any of the links below for a full description and current schedule.

Length of class will vary depending on the level of instruction. If you need more information on what is an appropriate level for your child, call our studio at 301-694-5105. Our Director will be happy to guide you.

* = Classes TBD pending adequate enrollment. Contact office if interested. 

Classes for Little Dancers

The following classes are offered at a variety of levels for students of age 3 and older.               revised 9/13/17

Frederick Studio

PreDance 101/102 Sat 9:00-9:45
PreDance 103 Sat 9:45-10:30
Combo 103/104 Mon TBD

New Market Studio

PreDance 101/102 Thu 1:00-1:45
PreDance 103 Wed 4:30-5:15
Combo 103 Tue 4:30-5:30
Combo 104 Tue 5:30-6:30


Ballet’s strong technical basis is the foundation of all dance, and is central to a student’s study of any movement style. Our students are introduced to many different techniques including the Vaganova Method, Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and Contemporary Ballet forms.

Frederick Studio

Ballet 220 Thu 4:30-5:30
Ballet 240/245.T Sat 10:30-11:45
Ballet 240/245.C Tue 7:15-8:45
Ballet 250/255.T Thu 4:15-5:30
Ballet 250/255.C Tue 4:15-5:45
Ballet 270/280.C Mon 6:00-7:30
Ballet 270/280.T  Wed 5:15-6:30
Ballet 270/280.P Wed 6:45-7:45
Ballet 255.P Thu 5:30-6:00
Ballet 245/295.T Wed 5:30-6:45
Ballet 245/295.C Thu 6:00-7:30

New Market Studio

Ballet 225/230 Mon 4:30-5:30
Ballet 235/245 Mon 6:30-7:30


An energetic & fast paced dance form, jazz is both transitional and traditional. Varied styles of movement are explored with attention to body isolations & dynamics. Our curriculum ranges from classical jazz, theater dance from NYC, LA stylized jazz, hip hop and lyrical.

Frederick Studio

Jazz 320/330 Thu 5:30-6:30
Jazz 350 Wed 6:30-7:45
Jazz 360 Tue 7:15-8:45
Jazz 370/380 Thu 4:30-6:00
Jazz 390 Sat 10:30-11:45
Jazz 395 Mon 7:30-9:00
Adult Jazz Wed 7:45-8:45

New Market Studio  

Jazz 330/340 Wed 6:15-7:15
Jazz 350 Thu 7:00-8:00
Jazz 310/320 Tue 6:30-7:15

Lyrical & Contemporary

Characterized by its fluidity, lyrical combines elements of ballet, jazz and modern dance. Choreographed to inspirational music, lyrical dance gives students an opportunity to interpret a wide range of expressions and emotions.  Contemporary adds powerful, symbolic modern movement to the flow of lyrical.

Frederick Studio

Lyr/Cont 932/942 Wed 4:30-5:30
Lyr/Cont 952 Thu 6:30-7:45
Lyr/Cont 962/992 Thu 7:45-9:00
Lyr/Cont 972 Thu 6:00-7:30

 New Market Studio

Lyr/Cont 932/942 Tue 7:15-8:15


Modern dance explores movement in its entirety and goes beyond the boundaries of other techniques. Elements explored are: level, speed, direction, energy, focus, space as students push the envelope of this expressive dance form.

Frederick Studio 

Modern 560 Mon 7:30-9:00
Modern 560/595 Wed 7:45-9:00
Modern 570/580 Tue 5:45-7:15
Modern 540/550 Sat 9:30-10:30

New Market Studio 

Modern 520/525 Mon 5:30 - 6:30
Modern 540/545 Mon 7:30 - 8:30

Hip Hop & Jazz Funk

Hip hop is derived from African and Jazz dance forms. Isolations, improvisation and freedom of movement are main focuses. Styles include popping, locking, breaking, and tutting.

Frederick Studio 

Hip Hop 750 Mon 6:00-7:00
Hip Hop 770/780 Mon 7:30-8:30
Hip Hop 795 Mon 4:45-5:45

New Market Studio

Hip Hop 710/720 Thu 4:30-5:15
Hip Hop 735 Wed 5:15-6:15
Hip Hop 790 Thu 8:00-9:00


Tap dance focuses on rhythms of the feet and helps develop coordination, balance and musicality. MMPAC’s tap instruction includes rhythm, broadway and classical styles of tap.

Frederick Studio

Tap 430 Tue 5:00-6:00
Tap 440/450 Wed 5:30-6:30
Tap 460 Tue 6:00-7:00
Tap 470/480 Tue 4:30-5:30
Tap 495 Wed 4:30-5:30
Adult Tap Wed 6:30-7:30

New Market Studio 

Tap 410/420 Thu 5:15-6:00
Tap 440/450 Wed 7:15-8:15

Musical Theater

Students integrate dancing, acting and singing into their performance. Students will gain confidence and new skills as they work on multiple theatre styles. In order to take Musical Theater levels 30 and above, students must take a core supplemental class (Ballet, Jazz or Modern).  Musical Theater 690 is exempt.

Frederick Studio 

MT 630/640 Tue 6:00-7:00
MT 660 Mon 4:30-6:00
MT 670/680 Tue 7:15-8:45
MT 695 Mon 6:00-7:30

New Market Studio

 MT 620/630 Thu 6:00-7:00

New Market Studio

Additional Offerings

Frederick Studio 

Acting 101  Sat 9:30-10:30
Special Topics Wed 4:15-5:15
Dance Fundamentals Sat 10:30-11:45
Acting Up Sat 11:45-1:15
FX Sat 11:45 -1:15
Belly Dancing Thu 7:30-8:30

New Market Studio 


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