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.


Spring Recital


Ballet and All That Jazz presents its 34th recital at the Maryland Theatre on Saturday, May 21st at 10 am, 2 pm and 7 pm, under new ownership Lorna Shaffer! Our Senior and Junior company, along with Tap Troupe and Tap Company at BTJ will debut their dances in all three shows.

 

10 AM Spring Recital

10 AM Spring Recital
Saturday, May 21, 2022

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The morning show debuts our youngest ballerinas with the classical “A Spoonful of Sugar” followed by “Candy land.” The tappers will present “A Journey through Disney” highlighting popular hits. Then, the jazz/hip hoppers will be dancing to “Throwbacks of the 90s and 2000s” that will have you moving to the beats!


2 PM Spring Recital

2 PM Spring Recital
Saturday, May 21, 2022

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The matinee show features our elementary-aged children started performing to Strauss in “Everything in Pink” for the ballet portion, continuing with “A Journey through Disney” by the tappers. Then, jazz/hip hoppers dancing to 90s and 2000s hits, such as Justin Bieber and Spice girls. Our four pre-modern classes will dance to inspirational music. We will conclude the show with our three ARCO routines.


7 PM Spring Recital

7 PM Spring Recital
Saturday, May 21, 2022

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The evening show spotlights our intermediate to advanced dancers and our ten graduating seniors will perform their final solos. Modern/contemporary will perform to violinist Lindsey Stirling and Nuttin but Stringz. The tap dancers will continue with the theme from the 2 pm show, “A Journey through Disney”. Jazz will continue with the 2pm theme, “Throwbacks of the 90’s and 2000’s”. The hip hop dancers will get you moving with “Old school meets new school”. The contemporary ballet will perform to music by Gershwin in “Sentimental Treasures."