THE DANCE CONSERVATORY OF MD - Official school of ballet chesapeake


The Dance Conservatory of Maryland has been training dancers in Harford County, Maryland since it was founded in 1996. Since this time, DCM has grown to be a school that embraces all dance disciplines and offers dance classes in all styles of dance with a pre-professional ballet program of the highest quality. 

The Dance Conservatory of Maryland offers classes for all ages and levels of interest. DCM has an early dance and recreational program that offer the very best dance training for students ages 18 months through adult in a friendly and positive learning environment. 

The Dance Conservatory of Maryland also offers an elementary and pre-professional ballet program for students who attend classes multiple times per week.


At the Dance Conservatory of Maryland, we take pride in our training philosophy that encompasses a 'whole-student' approach designed to promote the highest standards of classroom behavior, assist students’ discovery of their strengths and challenges, create a nurturing and professional atmosphere which supports leadership, mentorship and friendships.


DCM is the only YPAD (Youth Protection Advocates in Dance) Certified Studio in Harford County, Maryland. We are committed to age appropriate artistic choices and healthy teaching techniques. Educators at YPAD Certified studios are committed to being positive role models, both in person and online, and are committed to keeping youth happy, healthy, and safe in all dance environments.