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More Than Just a Dance Studio

Training students & adults of all ages in the art of classical ballet



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

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.




Academic Year Programs

Berrend Dance Centre offers a classical ballet-focused curriculum for dancers ages 4 to 18. Our program helps achieve artistic excellence and build habits and traits to help students succeed in all aspects of their lives.



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. 



Berrend Dance Centre offers a true adult-only ballet program to help adults progress in their technique and find new inspiration in the art of classical ballet.



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



"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.

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