Ballet, Tap, and All That Jazz is a Hyattsville-based studio 20 years in the making. Owner Shaunga Rene Hoffler holds over 30 years of experience dancing and choreographing and has danced with renown companies. Their classes include African dance, contemporary, hip-hop, ballet, tap, modern, ballet Barre, Piloxing, Zumba, and more.
Hyattsville, MD(240) 492-9331
Teaching students from beginner to advanced pre-professional skill levels, Central Maryland Youth Ballet is a Columbia-based studio that also serves Baltimore, Ellicott City, Laurel, and the surrounding areas. Founded in 2005, they focus on providing individual attention to each student in a creative environment. Their ballet classes include boy’s ballet, beginner, professional divisions, and more.
Columbia, MD(443) 472-7772
Founded in 1981, County Ballet focuses on offering quality dance instruction for a lifetime of learning in a challenging, nurturing, and encouraging environment. The Part Two Dance Company is a nonprofit based in Bel Air, focuses on exposing students to the art of dance and enrich the community at the same time. The studio serves the Greater Baltimore, Harford County, and surrounding areas. The two disciplines of dance provide classes that include ballet, pre-ballet, music and movement, yoga, tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop, and more.
Bel Air, MD(410) 569-0316
A family-oriented dance studio, Dance Connections specializes in modern, tap, pointe, and ballet with an emphasis on proper technique. Based in Ellicott City and founded in 2011, the studio focuses on fostering a love of dance in a nurturing, fun, and happy atmosphere that encourages students to grow, learn, and explore. Clients speak highly of their friendly and kind staff, fun environment, excellent restaurant and café in the surrounding area, reasonable prices, and party space.
Ellicott City, MD(443) 574-8990
A nonprofit dance program that specializes in working with inner city youth, Dance Happens, Inc. is based in Baltimore. Founded in 2010, the studio focuses on creating a positive learning environment that builds self-esteem, creativity, confidence, passion, and artistic development. Classes they offer include hip-hop, jazz, modern, African dance, tap, creative movement, and more.
Baltimore, MD(646) 279-0220
Serving the Washington Metropolitan area, Dance Makers focuses on promoting physical and mental well-being in all students and disadvantaged youth throughout the community with creativity and the study of performing arts and dance. Based in Landham, Maryland, the studio was founded in 2001. Classes include contemporary, ballet and pointe, hip-hop, acrobatics and floor gymnastics, jazz, adult Zumba, and more.
Lanham, MD(301) 731-0003
A Crofton-based dance studio, Dance Matrix focuses on offering an environment for students to discover a love of dance and creativity while developing discipline, self-esteem, growth, personality, grace, and poise. Classes they provide include acro for dancers, jazz, tap, ballet, flexibility and conditioning, lyrical, hip-hop, and more. They provide classes for all skill levels, from beginner, to recreational, to pre-professional. Clients speak highly of their smaller dance studio for younger students, friendly owner, hands-on approach to teaching, and self-esteem and self-confidence building skills.
Crofton, MD(410) 721-1753
Founded in 1957 by Edna Lee Kuhn, Edna Lee Dance serves the Glen Burnie and surrounding areas. The studio focuses on maintaining high standards of dance education to help equip students for all walks of life through a variety of dance styles. Purchased by Mary Moran in 2000, the studio still follows the same philosophy as when they first opened. Their classes include ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and pointe for students of all ages and skill levels.
Glen Burnie, MD(410) 859-8511
Based in Columbia, Genesis Arts provides training in musical theatre, fitness, and dance. They offer a range of classes from 12-months-old to adult students that include hip-hop, jazz, pointe, ballet, modern, tap, contemporary and lyrical, acrobatics, and more. Fitness training includes flexibility and strength, Plyometrics, weights, Pilates, yoga, cardio aerobic dance, and more.
Columbia, MD(443) 750-1332
A family-owned studio that is located in the heart of Severna Park, Maryland Performing Arts Center offers classes for girls and boys of all ages. They focus on dedicating their time and effort to each student by exposing them to various experiences and opportunities. Lessons include vocal training, acrobatics, conditioning, dance, and musical theatre. They are the only facility in the county that features a respected and well-rounded musical theatre program.
Severna Park, MD(410) 421-8960
Located in Columbia, Patuxent Youth Ballet offers dance camps, tap, jazz, modern, pre-ballet to pointe, and more for both children and adult students. They feature a family-oriented atmosphere and focus on honesty, enjoyable and educational recitals, and providing experienced instructors with small class sizes. Centrally located with retail shopping services nearby, they also offer a waiting area and observation windows for family and parents. The studio’s philosophy is based on the structures of inspiration, discipline, and encouragement. They hold an affiliation with the American Ballet Theatre through Affiliate Teacher Kristin Mesa.
Columbia, MD(410) 992-4084
One of the first performing arts and musical theatre education studio serving the Millersville and surrounding areas since 2000, StageWorkz focuses on challenging students with professional and committed teachers in a nurturing and friendly atmosphere. Their professional staff holds credits from HBO specials, movies, music videos, national tours, Broadway, and more. Students that graduate from the studio have moved on and work on Broadway and in Hollywood, as well as having been accepted into performing arts schools, Carnegie Melon, and other top schools around the country.
Millersville, MD(410) 729-2802
Studio Dans is a Fulton-based dance studio that focuses on providing confidence, proper dance technique, social graces, discipline, respect, and performance skills in each student. Founded in 2006 and relocated to Maple Lawn in 2012, the studio was inspired by a documentary that showed the relationship between dance and instilling confidence, social graces, and coordination, and respect for the opposite gender. The studio’s multi-level classes include sports dans, classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, yoga, ballroom, and more. They hold the “Best of Howard” Honorable Mention in the Best Place for Dance Lessons category from 2011 to 2015.
Fulton, MD(301) 498-3267
Tempo Dance Center is a Baltimore-based dance studio that serves the Randallstown, Catonsville, Pikesville, and surrounding areas. Their classes include hip-hop, adult ballet, modern dance, jazz, contemporary dance, creative movement, and more. They provide classes for all skill levels, from beginner, to recreational, to pre-professional.
Baltimore, MD(443) 286-2259
Opened in 1982, The Dance Studio is based in White Marsh and focuses on teaching students to dance in a non-competitive and friendly environment. In each class, they emphasize technique, performance, and quality in a caring atmosphere. Classes they offer include ballet, pointe, pom and cheer, Zumba, yoga, ballroom, ballet technique, tap, and more for ages three to adult. Owner and Director Peggy Busey-Bourgeois has choreographed for several theatres, high schools, and semi-professional theatres as well as having taught at high schools and elementary schools in the Baltimore area.
White Marsh, MD(410) 248-3332
Based in Cockeysville and founded in 2007, The Moving Company Dance Center focuses on building a lifelong love of dance by training technically proficient and well-prepared dancers in a nurturing and warm atmosphere. Every class is kept to a small number to allow for individual attention for each student and a dedication of each instructor to the class. Their classes include dance conditioning, boys only classes, ballet, pointe, babies and toddlers, adult hip-hop, and more.
Cockeysville, MD(410) 666-5710
Located in Hanover in Howard County, Turning Pointe Dance Academy teaches classes for all ages and skill levels, from preschool and beginner, to adult and professional. They focus on training teacher, pre-professional, and recreational dancers while also building a love of dance in each student. Their classes include pre-Cecchetti ballet, ballet, pre-professional dance, pointe, jazz, modern, creative movement, hip-hop, tap, competition teams, and more.
Hanover, MD(410) 799-1333