Ballet and all that Jazz

Ballet and all that Jazz has offered exceptional dance technique training in Hagerstown for over 34 years. Director Lorna Shaffer aims to create a safe, friendly, and positive environment for dancers of all skill levels. BTJ instructors have strong dance backgrounds, and the Crestwood Drive location was designed specifically as a dance school, with spacious studios and changing areas for students.

Training is offered in classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, modern and hip-hop for students starting at the age of 3.

In addition to their regular programs, the BTJ Junior, Senior, and Tap companies have been invited to perform at Holly Fest, The Nutcracker at the Maryland Theatre, The National Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C., and many other events. The BTJ companies challenge dancers to sharpen their skills by auditioning to be a part of these exclusive groups.

Community outreach is a core value at BTJ. We perform Act 2 of The Nutcracker with our advanced ballerinas through the holiday season, have partnered with Ballet Theatre of Maryland and have created the BTJ Dancers Program working with the HHA.

Visit the Ballet and all that Jazz Website  for more information on programming or call 301-797-2100 for more information.

36th Spring Recital

Ballet and All That Jazz presents its 36th Spring Recital at the Maryland Theatre on Saturday, May 18th at 10 am, 1:30 pm and 7 pm, featuring our youngest to most advanced dancers. Our Senior and Junior company, along with Tap Troupe and Tap Company at BTJ will debut their dances in all three shows.

10:00 AM Showtime

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The morning show opens with our youngest ballerinas with "Frozen" such as "Let it Go" and "Love is an Open Door". The tappers will celebrate Holiday themes featuring "Happy New Year" and "Valentine's Day". Then, the jazz/hip hoppers will be dancing to top hits such as "Pink" by Lizzo and "Better Place" from Trolls Band Together that will have you moving to the beat!

1:30 PM Showtime

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The matinee show features our elementary aged children starting with a Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs inspired ballet theme, continuing with Dance through the Holidays by the tap dancers. Then, jazz hip hoppers dancing to Pop hits, such as Lil Boo Thang and Taylor Swift. Our four premodern classes will dance to the famous violinist, Lindsey Sterling. We will conclude the show with 3 Tron inspired ARCO routines.

 7:00 PM Showtime

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The evening show spotlights our intermediate to advanced dancers and our four graduating seniors as they perform their final solos. The show will open with experts from “Coppelia” & “Paquita” from our advanced ballerinas. Modern/contemporary will perform to Pink and an African modern piece. Our tappers will dance to the popular Movie hits from "The Great Gatsby" and "Burlesque". Our jazz dancers will perform hits from the King of pop, “Michael Jackson”. The hip hop dancers will get you moving with Rihanna and Drake.