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The first 100 students who register will automatically be registered for a single class discount drawing--valued at $550.

MORTON STREET DANCE CENTER, INC.  -  We Develop Dancers

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Originally established in 1992, Morton Street Dance Center is one of Baltimore's best and most comprehensive dance schools.

Morton Street's exceptional teaching staff offers exciting, age-appropriate, developmental instruction for professional level dancers and every member of the family age 3 to adult.

The youngest students study creative movement and pre-dance which offer a fun introduction to ballet and modern. Older dancers receive technical training in classical ballet, pointe, modern, tap, hip-hop, and African dance.

By audition, students may be invited to join our performing Repertory ensembles.

Repertory performs frequently throughout the year in venues within and beyond the Baltimore area.

Morton Street students have attended various summer dance programs across the country and attended performing arts and dance magnet high schools and middle schools. Some students students have also pursued dance degrees  at University of the Arts, Goucher College, Ohio University, University of Maryland, and University of Michigan, among others.

Morton Street presents an immensely popular Annual Spring Concert. The school also offers a Summer Dance Intensive with renowned national and regional faculty.

Morton Street Dance Center, Inc. students are supported, in part, by the Dance Foundation of Maryland, Inc. a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

About Us
 
 
Our Class Offerings
Ballet

Six Levels of Ballet begin for dancers ages 6-9 years, addressing basic traveling patterns and fundamental positions and movements. Dancers continue to learn more complex movement in Level 2, and by Level 3 accelerate that learning and meet twice weekly. Precision and intensity build up until our dancers approach our most advanced Level 6, for dancers with substantial experience and a desire to take their education to a a pre-Professional level.

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Pointe

 

 

 

Pre-Pointe is reserved for dancers who have reached Level 3 Ballet who seek the conditioning necessary for future Pointe work. Two Levels of Pointe are for beginner and intermediate level Pointe dancers, respectively, assigned based on ballet technique level.

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Modern

Six Levels of Modern begin for new modern dancers ages 6-9 with basic technique. Dancers progress to Level 2 with additional ballet and modern dance experience, focusing on developing more lyrical patterns. Level 3 dancers begin learning at an accelerated rate, with more complex movements & various modern styles meeting twice weekly. Teenage students with a firm grasp of modern concepts and vocabulary will progress to Levels 4 and above, reaching Level 6 to learn increasingly advanced level terminology and complex technicality.

Tap

 

 

 

Tap is available for new tappers

ages 4-5 up through the most advanced tappers in Level 3. Tap students will advance through progressing rhythm, motor, and technical skill.

African

 

 

 

Open to dancers ages 8 and older, this class is a blend of traditional African dance and Dunham Technique. Dunham merges the subtleties of African and Caribbean movement patterns with the fundamentals of ballet and modern technique: a fun class for all levels!

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Jazz

 

 

 

 

Two Levels of Jazz are available to dancers in Level 2 and beyond,

seeking fun, fast-paced movement, jumps, leaps, turns, and

a variety of style.

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Little Ones

 

Creative Movement

For young students ages 3-5.  This class will develop skill in rhythm, balance, elemental patterning, etc.

PreDance

For 4-5 year olds who have mastered the concepts introduced in Creative Movement. This class introduces ballet and modern dance fundamentals.

Hip Hop

 

 

For students in Level 2 and beyond interested in learning about a variety of age-appropriate hip hop rhythms and styles.

Morton Street now offers two Hip Hop classes for younger dancers 4-5 years and 6-7 years, respectively. Simultaneous enrollment in Ballet is required

for all Hip Hop dancers,

regardless of level.

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Repertory

 

 

Designed for students, ages 8 and over in Level 2 and above, with a desire to dance

and learn, at an accelerated pace,

"repertory material," which is reserved and often repeated as it would be the case in a professional company. 

Participation in Repertory may afford additional opportunities to perform during the year.  Students must audition for Repertory each season, and will be placed,

if accepted, in the appropriate

Repertory level.

 

Upcoming Events

  • 2021 Ballet Intensive
    Mon, Aug 02
    Baltimore
    Aug 02, 9:30 AM – Aug 06, 5:30 PM
    Baltimore, 3600 Clipper Mill Rd #108, Baltimore, MD 21211, USA
    Join us for our 2021 Ballet Intensive program starting Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 6, 2021 from 9:30am to 5:30pm.
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  • Observation Open House
    Tue, Aug 03
    Baltimore
    Aug 03, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Baltimore, 3600 Clipper Mill Rd, Baltimore, MD 21211, USA
    Learn more about our 2021-2022 Season!
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  • 2021 Nutcracker Audition
    Wed, Aug 11
    Morton Street Dance Center
    Aug 11, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Morton Street Dance Center, 3600 Clipper Mill Rd, Baltimore, MD 21211, USA
    Mark your calendars! Join us for our 2021 Nutcracker Audition on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 from 6-7:30pm. Open to all- ages 8 & up! *Special opportunities for students participating in the Ballet Intensive (August 2-6, 2021).
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2021-2022
FALL REGISTRATION

STEP 1

Registration is available for our current students!

CURRENT STUDENTS:

 

Check your email! You will have class placements sent to you.  If you want to add a class you have not taken before, please contact us before registering.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS:

 

Read our class descriptions, then call or email us to discuss appropriate class placement.

STEP 2

REVIEW CALENDAR, TUITION, REGISTRATION PROCEDURES:

 

Double ​check the classes you would like to take. Some classes meet twice per week. Make note of any potential conflicts and talk to us if you have one.

Commit to the year! Save money by paying in full. You will otherwise be put on a monthly payment plan.

STEP 3

REGISTER ONLINE :

Log in to your account, or create a new one!

Once you've selected your classes, we will review and approve your registration.

 

We automatically charge a deposit for registration fee, September tuition, and costume deposit(s) to secure your space in the classes you've selected.

 

You will then be sent a confirmation email and balance due for the season.

STEP 4

REVIEW THE ELECTRONIC HANDBOOK:

 

We have listed approved, affordable attire for classes. We recommend  Artistic Dance Fashions (Towson, MD). 

 

You can also order MSDC gear through this link!

 

All students are required to be in uniform;

Repertory students must also purchase a sweatsuit.

 

REVIEW COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

 

OFFICE HOURS

GET IN TOUCH

We look forward to chatting with you!

Monday: 10am-5pm

Tuesday: 1:30pm-7:30pm

Wednesday: 10am-6:30pm
Thursday: 1:30pm-7:30pm

Friday: 10am-5pm

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