Schedule, Pricing, Class Info

Fall Schedule & Pricing

*This will be available if we are able to find a place for an evening of classes this year!

Our weekly class schedule, pricing, and important dates document: HERE (coming soon)

Yearly registration fee: $25/class

Discounts: Sibling discount – $25/year (for each additional dancer)     

CMAD classes with Miss Amber, assisted by various teaching artists and occasional guest instructors:                

_____Creative Tots & Pre-K Dancers (age 3.5-4.5)

_____Kinder Kids & Youth I: Ballet/Jazz (ages 5-7)

_____Youth II-IV: Ballet/Jazz/Modern (ages 7-10)

_____Intermediate Ballet (ages 9.5-14)

_____Intermediate Jazz and Modern  (ages 9.5-14)

_____Advanced Ballet and Strengthening (ages 12-16)

____Pointe (by invitation only)

_____Advanced Jazz and Modern (ages 12-16) Thursday 6:20-7:30

**Classes are held at the Friendly City Dance Room.  It’s a beautiful, large space and we hope that CMAD parents might find some partnership dance classes that you are interested in there as well!2

Winter/Spring 2022: A 14-week session that runs from approximately Jan. 10 to April 24th.

  • Tuesday class dates: Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19
  • Thursday class dates: Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, (no 10th), 17, 24, March 3, 10, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21
  • *Please note that there is no class on Thursday, Feb. 10th due to the HHS musical. Miss Amber can’t be in 2 places at once!
  • *Please note that there are no classes the week of HCPS and RCPS spring break the week of March 14th.

Class information:


We strongly believe that it is important for parents to know what is happening in our classroom so that you can encourage and talk to your children about what they are learning. Announcements about our word of the week and dance steps that we are learning will be made to parents at the end of each class.

*Family Observation Days are normally held twice in the first semester and once in the second semester at CMAD because we believe that it is important for you to understand our class structure.  It is also important for your dancer to have the opportunity to share what they have learned.  On mid-semester watch days, parents are invited to observe our whole class as we continue through our lessons. The last watch day of first semester is similar to an in-class recital.  The dancers will present a few demonstrations of technique, examples of explorations covered in the prior weeks, and end with dance routines that show off what they have learned as well as student-led choreography! (Dates for watch days will be sent out via email. *Due to COVID safety protocols, we will not hold in-person observation weeks this spring.

INCLEMENT WEATHER *For our classes this year, unless there is a power outage, we will still be able to hold classes virtually regardless of weather. (When we are able to hold in-person classes, if schools or after-school activities are closed, CMAD will hold classes online.)

DANCE ATTIRE: *Do your best! It’s ideal for dancers to be in dance attire, even when taking class online. When we return to in-person classes, students will need to arrive in what they are wearing for dance. If this means leggings and a tank top, that works! We will not be allowing students to change at the studio for class for COVID safety protocols.

In a normal year: all students are expected to be in movement attire for dance class and hair that is long enough should be tightly secured away from the face. Traditionally ballet dress codes function with a binary understanding of gender, and assign specific attire requirements to male-identifying and female-identifying dancers. We welcome students of all gender identities, and allow all dancers to choose from any of the options listed for their class level below:

  • Option A: Leotard of any color, and footed or convertible tights (pink or flesh tone of the dancer’s choosing), ballet shoes (pink or flesh tone of the dancer’s choosing). Skirts must be attached to the leotard for ages 3-7 to prevent them from being a distraction and tutus are better left at home for dress up attire.  
  • Option B: Pants or shorts that are not too baggy, fitted solid colored T-shirt. Black ballet shoes.
  • Option C: Workout attire (leggings and a fitted top), shoes appropriate for the class genre.

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