Inclement Weather Closure Policy

First and foremost, we hope everyone is safe and sheltered!


BlackRock Center for the Arts always closes when the Montgomery County Government is closed. This stands for all days of the week. Montgomery County Government posts their status on their main website.  Click here for their website.

BlackRock Center for the Arts does not automatically follow Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) school closings or delays.

Inclement Weather Policy for Classes

When there is a report of potential inclement weather, BlackRock will make a decision by 12:00pm on weekdays and 7:00am on weekends whether or not we will be open for classes that day.  BlackRock reserves the right to change a decision from open to closed after these specific times, should the weather worsen.

Please use the following methods to check if classes are cancelled or BlackRock is closed.

  • Visit our WebsiteWe will post cancellations in bold red lettering on the main page of our website.  If there is nothing posted on our site, then classes will happen as scheduled.

  • Visit our Facebook PagePlease note that you do not need to have a Facebook account or be “friends” with BlackRock to view our page.  However, we encourage you to “friend” us so you can have up-to-date information about BlackRock in your News Feed!  If there is no posting about cancellations then classes will happen as scheduled.

BlackRock will make every effort to reschedule events, performances, and classes that are missed due to weather. (Make-up classes are not guaranteed).

BlackRock Center for the Arts will not provide refunds for missed classes due to inclement weather or other closings.

Snow Make Up Class Information:

When possible, BlackRock Center for the Arts will hold a make-up class during the season's designated make-up week when classes are canceled due to snow. Classes will be held at their regularly scheduled time and day of the week during make-up week.

If only one of your classes is canceled in the season, then all classes will be completed with the addition of the make-up class.  If more than one class is canceled during the season, then make-up options may be presented to students and families on a class-by-class basis depending on the teacher’s availability and availability of the space at BlackRock.  Although BlackRock will make every effort to make-up all canceled classes during the winter session, we cannot guarantee that all make-ups will occur.

BlackRock cannot provide refunds for canceled classes due to inclement weather, and is clearly stated in our registration policies for all classes.


Inclement Weather Policy for Performances and Events

Generally, BlackRock performances will go on as scheduled regardless of inclement weather and BlackRock Center is not required to provide a refund.  If a performance is canceled without a re-scheduled date, refunds or exchanges into other performances will be offered for 30 days. Contact the Front Desk at 301-528-2260 for more details.  BlackRock patron services staff will make every effort to notify you of a cancellation via email, website, and social media.