The Academy of Fine Arts

8451 Helgerman Court
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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About The Academy of Fine Arts

Dance Academy

  • We are the only studio with 10/1 or less student teacher ratio!

    Like our acting program, all our student get lots of personal training with the teachers. Small class sizes ensure that teachers can focus on technique and good habits. Students don’t get lost in the crowd in our classes!

  • Every student is a star! 

    In our twice yearly productions, instead of being just a member of the ensemble, all students are featured equally in creative routines with music from Tchaikovsky to Michael Jackson

  • Ballet, Tap and Hip-Hop Jazz classes

    Ballet is the backbone of everything. Tap and Jazz are a must for musical theater. Hip-hop is its own amazing discipline. Again, the small class sizes enable them to get attention and refinement in each area of dance they choose.

  • Routines are developed and tailored to the individual kids

    We want to showcase each student’s specific strengths but also allow time to focus on areas that need improvement. Every routine is created fresh by our outstanding and creative teachers just for your children!

  • No expensive costumes! No recital fees!
  • Adults’ classes for you!

    With no long term contracts, paying monthly, these classes give you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Our instructors design the exercises and routines based on who is in the class. For complete beginners or those with experience. A fun, athletic, artistic opportunity to dance. Also, if you feel comfortable, dance for friends at our adult soiree!

Since 1995, the Academy of Fine Arts has trained thousands of students. Some drive from as far away as Baltimore, Frederick, Alexandria and Washington DC to take our music, dance or acting classes and lessons. We offer fun and successful lessons for ages 3 through adult.

While you research the best school for you, please consider the benefits of joining the Academy in Gaithersburg and why we are the area’s number one choice for lessons and classes in Music, Acting and Dance!

General Benefits:

  • Close by with easy access to the ICC, Hwy 370 and 270
  • Lots of parking
  • Wi-Fi while you wait
  • Online registration
  • The best faculty and the happiest, most successful students anywhere!
  • Money Back Guarantee for new students within the first four classes, lessons!

The faculty and staff at the Academy of Fine Arts are tried, true and dedicated to developing your creativity and expressive potential through the arts. Whether your goal is to create or perform professionally or for your own enjoyment, our university trained faculty is here to provide expert guidance in whichever field you choose. We offer an array of classes, lessons, performances and exhibitions in the four major branches of art – Music, Art, Theatre, and Dance.

Academy of Dance

Adult Classes

Adults: Beginners Dance for Busy Adults

Ballet and Tap

Ballet Tap Intermediate
Ballet-Tap 1st Year
Ballet-Tap Advanced
Ballet-Tap Intermediate/Advanced
Youth Hip-Hop/Jazz
Youth Jazz

Creative Movement

Creative Movement, 3-4yrs

Hip-Hop Jazz

Hip-Hop Jazz
Youth Hip-Hop, 5-7yrs


3 Reviews for “The Academy of Fine Arts”

  1. alessandra16

    My daughter Alessandra enjoys very much learning from Phil Hosford and The Academy of Fine Arts.
    Although Phil takes it seriously he makes makes the class fun; Alessandra is having a blast while learning. Phil is helping her to tune her acting skills to a new level.
    Gino Marchand

  2. Buruburu

    My daughter has taken classes at the Academy since she was 18 months old starting with the toddler class. She then moved up into the group piano program which we loved. Being with peers instead of all by herself as she learned piano was really important for her.

    Then she started Dance (Ballet, Tap and Jazz) and loves it, especially their performances at the Olney Theater. Now she even wants to add Hip-Hop after taking a trial class!

    She also takes art classes with Mr. Rickard and absolutely loves him and the class. She’s not taking acting at the Academy now but when she did, she loved it too, had a great time, learned to speak clearly and now she’s doing commercials and community theater. She’s going to start again this Fall with Ms. Rita. All the teachers at the Academy are fantastic!

    It’s great to have my daughter in such quality programs, all in the same place.

  3. familydove

    My daughter began taking classes at the Academy fall of 2012. She’s 5 years old and wanted to take an art class that could teach her to be a better artist. Mr. Rickard’s Intro to “Drawing to Painting” course has fit the bill and then some! Children actually LEARN technique and fundamentals!!! And he makes it fun in a very warm and friendly environment. This is not an arts and crafts class–it’s the real deal. She LOVES the class and her artistic ability has blossomed. I can only imagine how much more she will grow as she continues upward through the art department’s courses. The art department and Mr. Rickard are fabulous additions to the Academy’s line-up of top notch instruction!

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The Academy of Fine Arts

8451 Helgerman Court
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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