Information & Policies

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Day Classes Now Available
Come join us during the day for one of our new weekday morning and afternoon classes!  These include a number of fun classes for preschool aged students as well as adults.  Classes are subject to availability and are announced when all classes go on sale.  Please contact our Front Desk at 301-528-2260 for more information.

Expanded Selection of Adult Classes
We have made a conscious effort to increase the number of class offerings geared towards adults.  These include dance, theater, music, and visual arts classes.  This season we are offering a wide variety of classes in music, dance, theater, and visual arts specifically for adults.  Many of these classes also offer a drop-in option, allowing you to join a class that session for $15, payable day-of at the Front Desk.

Class Partners
BlackRock’s Education Department has partnered with premiere local arts organizations to bring you exciting new classes.  These partnerships include Soul In Motion Players, Inc., Kuchipudi Dance Academy, Gottaswing!, Happy Theater, Free Range Humans, and Synergy Dance Fitness.

Class Auditing
If you are not sure whether or not you want to sign up for a seasonal or conservatory class and want to try the class out first, you or your student can attend the first meeting of select classes for a fee of $25.

Please read these policies carefully:

  • If you are interested in auditing a class, please call us at 301-528-2260 or email with the name and course number of the class you wish to audit along with your personal contact information.
  • Not all classes are available for audit and some classes have a highly limited number of audit spots available. We encourage you to make your audit request as soon as possible.
  • You may audit more than one first session of a class, but you must pay the $25 fee for each class you audit.
  • The fee of $25 covers all expenses to attend the first meeting of your selected class and this fee is non-refundable in all cases.
  • You may not request an audit spot for any piano class until 2 weeks prior to the first meeting of that piano class.
  • Spots in classes and audit spots are limited, we encourage you to sign up for the full class as soon as possible to secure your enrollment.

BlackRock is in Local Schools
Did you know BlackRock offers art, dance and theater classes at area schools? We currently have programs available for students who attend James E. Daly Elementary, Germantown Elementary, S. Christa McAuliffe Elementary, and Whetstone Elementary.  Please feel free to call our Front Desk at 301-528-2260 for more information.  Don’t see your school?  Email to find out how to bring a BlackRock class to your school!

BlackRock makes sure the arts are available to everyone!

  • Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need.  Applications can be found here. For more information visit our Scholarships page.
  • Customized Payment Plans Available: For more information, visit our Payment Plans page.
  • Senior Discounts: Seniors 62 and over, will receive a 10% discount on all classes at the time 
of registration. Exceptions apply.
  • Military Discounts: We are proud to offer military personnel a 5% discount on all classes at the time of registration.  Some exceptions apply and customers may be asked to present valid ID.


For more information, email or call 301.528.2260.

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