All classes begin the week of September 12, 2022 and run through May 26, 2023!


As a reminder: TWSB will operate its 2022-2023 School Year under a full COVID 19 vacinnation mandate for all students ages 5 and up. If you have a medical or religious exemption, please let School Manager, Kayla DeShields, know via email at


School Closure: Winter Break

TWSB is closed from Monday, December 12, 2022 through Monday, January 2, 2023 for Winter Break. There will be no classes on these dates and attendance will be unaffected. All faculty and staff will be away during this time as well. All classes will resume normal operations on Tuesday, January 3, 2023! Special note: All current classes (with the exception of Mommy & Me and Creative Dance) run through May 26, 2023. Please return to your regular classes beginning in January! All students in Pre-Ballet 1 and up are enrolled through May 2023, you do not need to re-enroll!



Upcoming Tuition Reminder

​Just a reminder for families on the monthly (8x) payment plans for tuition, the next installment is due Thursday, December 15, 2022. You are welcome to pay manually via Parent Portal or our system will auto-charge the card on file.



Mid-Year Evaluations Level 1A and Up

Mid-Year Evaluations for students in Level 1A and up will be available on the parent portal by end of day on December 19th. Ms. Kayla will send out a follow up email when they are ready to view. To view evaluations, log into your Parent Portal and please click "My Students" and then "Teacher Evaluations". Please let Ms. Kayla DeShields, School Manager, know if you need your login information.



Creative Dance (ages 3-4) Spring Session 2 is now open for enrollment to all! To enroll, please fill out the below link and register for another session! Class is once per week for 45 minutes. This session is 15-weeks (January 3 - April 16) and $255. We have added a fourth class option on Tuesdays 4:15-5:00pm. Click this link to re-enroll for session 2:



Enrollment for session 2 and session 3 of Mommy & Me (ages 13-30 months) is now open! 


Mommy & Me requires parent/guardian participation.


Session 2 Tuition $126

Session 2 classes meet for 7 weeks from January 4 – February 15 on Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:00am


Session 3 Tuition $126

Session 3 classes meet for 7 weeks from March 1 – April 12 on Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:00am


The link to re-enroll is here:



Spring Semester Birthday Shoutouts

If your dancer has a birthday anytime January through May 2023, please send in a happy headshot of your dancer via email so we can include them in our special video! A simple cell phone photo of your dancer smiling is just fine if you do not have a headshot! Please also include their birthdate so we know it is correct! You can send in your photos to Mrs. Maggie at or Ms. Kayla at kdeshields@washingtonballet.orgIf you do not send in photos, we will not be able to include your dancers in the shoutout.


Summer Information

Students in Pre Ballet 1 and up have the opportunity to participate in our summer programs. Our students are not required to audition for our summer program. Students are placed in the same level for the summer as the level they have just completed. Registration information will be sent out in late January. The program fills quickly and is first come, first served.

Summer 2021 will be offered in studio or virtual with limited capacity. Registration for current students is on your My Student page. All studio students must come dressed under a summer coverup. Dressing areas will not be available. All students and staff will be required to wear masks and will follow the most up to date CDC and DC Government mandates. Our staff will email registrants specific safety protocol well before our start date with clear instructions for drop off and pick up. 

At Level 3 students will have a half day dance program beginning with classical ballet technique and pointe work each day, M-F. Students must bring bottled water.

Level 4 and up will have full day training M-F.. Students should arrive dressed for class under a cover up, bring bottled water and lunch in a cooler type contaner. 

The value of attending the summer program can be seen at the start of the next year, especially for students that may have not mastered the previous year’s syllabus material.

Dates for TWSB Summer 2021:

Levels 4 and up - June 21 to July 23  email Donna Glover at with questions. 

Pre-Ballet 1,2 & 3 - June 28- Jully 23 email Alex Schools at with questions. 

Levels, 1A, 1B, 2 & 3 - June 21 to July 16  email Alex Schools at with questions.