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Boys Division 

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PATRICIA BERREND

Director / Ballet / Pointe

PATRICIA BERREND  is the former Associate Director of the Washington School of Ballet and a Washington School of Ballet alumna. Her fifteen years of professional experience included companies in Kiel, Bremen, and Hamburg, Germany, as well as in Washington, DC. 

Unveiling and Fostering Hidden Talents & Inspiring Creative Thinkers

Director / Ballet / Pointe

Berrend Dance Centre has gained the reputation of being one of the Washington Metropolitan Area's finest dance schools. The Centre is under the direction of Patricia Berrend, former Associate Director of The Washington School of Ballet. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her 28-year association with The Washington School of Ballet, as well as from her professional dance career and involvement with the local dance community.

Her exceptional ability as a teacher has been nationally recognized by such institutions as the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and the National Foundation for the Arts. Berrend's former students are members of dance companies worldwide and, with her coaching, have received numerous prizes and awards in the most prestigious international ballet competitions.

PROGRAMS 

 PROGRAMS

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BOYS DIVISION

Berrand Dance Centre offers a Boys Only ballet technique class. The program emphasizes male specific ballet training by focusing on athleticism, discipline, core strength, and agility. The goal of the program is to provide a secure and supportive environment for young male students to learn the classical ballet art form.

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SUMMER PROGRAMS

Are you looking for a summer filled with fun and dance? Our Dance Camps are ideal for young dancers while our Summer Intensive offers training for more experienced students. BDC offers dance classes of the highest quality from the youngest student to the pre-professional. 

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ADULT DIVISION

Berrend Dance Centre is proud to offer adult dance programs taught with individualized instruction and attention in a welcoming and non-competitive environment in its state-of-the art facility (free parking).   

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PAM PAUKER 
SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Director / Ballet / Pointe

A Pam Pauker Scholarship Fund at the Berrend Dance Centre has been established and will be administered by The Laurel Fund for the performing arts and your donations are welcome. The Laurel Fund for the performing arts is a 501(3) organization, so donations to the Pam Pauker Scholarship Fund are tax deductible to the extent that the law provides. Please make checks out to The Laurel Fund for the performing arts and mail to :

 

Elvi Moore, The Laurel Fund

5801 Nicholson Lane, # 534

North Bethesda, Maryland 20852

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TESTIMONIALS

"Outstanding instruction. I've experienced a not-so-good studio once and learned to look deep when selecting a dance studio.  This studio has excellent instructors who are not only renowned in their craft but very good at teaching students at all levels. Attention to detail is stressed in instruction. This is a studio that is strong in ballet technique and often students come from other studios just to work on their technique."  -Gina L.