Inclement Weather Policy
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 webpage here.
When there is a report of potential inclement weather, BlackRock will make a clear decision by 12 pm on weekdays and by 7:30 am 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.
BlackRock Center for the Arts DOES NOT automatically follow MCPS school closings or delays. So please use the following methods to check on the status of BlackRock classes:
- Website: We will post closings on the homepage of our website, www.blackrockcenter.org.
- Social Media: Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @BlackRockCenter for up to date information.
BlackRock will make every effort to reschedule events, performances, and classes that are missed due to weather.
Inclement Weather Policy for Performances and Events
Generally, BlackRock performances will go on as scheduled regardless of inclement weather and BlackRock is not required to provide a refund. If a performance is canceled without a rescheduled date, refunds or exchanges into other performances will be offered for 30 days. Contact the front desk at 301-528-2260 for more information. BlackRock patron services staff will make every effort to notify you of a cancellation via email, website and/or social media.
Snow Make Up Class Information
When possible, BlackRock will hold a make-up class during the designated make-up week when classes are cancelled due to snow. Classes will be held at their regularly scheduled time and date during the week. If only one of your classes has been canceled due to inclement weather, then all classes will be completed.
If more than one class has been canceled due to inclement weather, 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-up classes will occur.