About Us

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The Dance Conservatory of Maryland has been training dancers in Fallston, 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.

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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.  


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Students at the Dance Conservatory of Maryland have the opportunity to participate in professional productions with Ballet Chesapeake as well as informal presentations at the studio theater and other venues throughout the community. 

Dancers from our training programs have received scholarships and/or been accepted at the following schools and companies:

  • American Ballet Theater Summer Program
  • Atlanta Ballet
  • Ballet Austin Summer Program
  • Ballet Theater of Maryland (company member)
  • Baltimore School for the Arts
  • Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Program (scholarship to study at Bolshoi in Russia)
  • Boston Ballet Summer Program
  • Carolina Ballet Summer Program (scholarships)
  • Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Summer Program
  • Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Male Scholarship Program
  • Colorado Ballet Summer Program (full scholarship) 
  • Florida State University School of Dance Summer Program
  • Gelsey Kirkland Academy Summer Program
  • Goucher College (dance scholarship)
  • Harid Conservatory
  • Houston Ballet Summer Program
  • Houston Ballet Male Training Program (scholarship)
  • Joffery Ballet Summer Program
  • Julliard School
  • Kansas City Ballet Summer Program (full scholarship)
  • Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, DC
  • Mercyhurst College (dance scholarship)
  • Miami City Ballet Summer Program
  • Nutmeg Conservatory Summer Program (scholarship)
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet Summer Program
  • Richmond Ballet Summer Program (scholarship)
  • The Rock School Summer Program
  • The Rock School Year-Round Training Program
  • School of American Ballet Summer Program (Scholarship)
  • Towson University (dance scholarship)

DCM Students were also honored with the following awards:

  • Regional Youth America Grand Prix competition top 12 soloists and ensembles, 3rd place soloist
  • Competed at Youth America Grand Prix finals in NYC
  • Maryland Council for Dance scholarship award recipients
  • Edward Stewart Memorial Scholarship Foundation male scholarship

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