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2023-24 Classes

Metropolitan Ballet of Tacoma is dedicated to the pursuit of purposeful, passionate excellence in the art of ballet and dance. Here at MBT, students have the opportunity to cross-train and prevent injury while developing artistry, techique, and self-discipline. MBT offers two beautiful studios, live accompaniment for upper divisions, and professional staff who all work to nurture each individual dancer who is entrusted to us. Questions regarding which class is the right fit for your dancer? Please text Damaris Caughlan at (253) 472-5359 or email

Please send any questions or concerns regarding tuition to our administrative team at

We love our MBT families! Did you know we offer a sibling discount? 

School Division Dress Code

Hair: Must be secured up off the neck, preferably in a bun or secure beret clip. 
Leotards: Solid black leotard, any style. 
Tights/Shoes: Either skin-colored tights and ballet shoes or pink tights and ballet shoes. Tights and shoes should match.
Skirts/Shorts: Black, pink, or white ballet skirts may be worn in Creative Movement/Level 1 only. No tutus or fancy costume-like skirts. Snug, very fitted black shorts may be worn in any class for modesty or other reasons.
Boys: Black convertible tights with black shoes and a white T-shirt. 

Creative Movement (ages 3-5) & Level 1 (ages 4-6)

Instructed by Annalise Nilson
45 minutes, 1 day per week

Saturdays 9:30 - 10:15 AM

Level 2 (ages 6-7)

Instructed by Annalise Nilson
1 hour, 1 day per week

Saturdays 10:15 - 11:15 AM

Level 3 (ages 8+)

Instructed by Annalise Nilson
1 hour and 15 minutes, 1 day per week

Saturdays 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Level 4/5 (ages 8+ with Director's permission)

Instructed by Damaris Caughlan (Wed.) & Liberty Knerr (Mon.)
1 hour and 30 minutes, 2 days per week

Mondays/Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Level 6 (Director's permission required)

Instructed by Damaris Caughlan
1 hour and 30 minutes, 3 days per week

Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Company Division (Director's permission required)

Instructed by Damaris Caughlan
5 days per week

Mondays: Pointe & Men's Class 6:00 - 7:00 PM, Pas de Deux 7:15 - 8:30 PM
/Thursdays: Ballet 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Saturdays: Class/Rehearsals 12:30 - 3:30 PM

Open Adult Beginning/Intermediate Ballet 

Instructed by Carol Munsey
Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:45 PM

Tuition: $15 per class // $60 per month
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