Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear to Class?

Stay hydrated! You might want to bring a water bottle and towel to class.


Loose clothing

Bring a mat


Loose clothing

Tap shoes

Ballet (Girls)

Pink tights*


Leather ballet slippers*

Hair pinned up in bun

Ballet (Boys)

Black shorts

Black ballet slippers

White t-shirt


Leggings, shorts or convertible tights

Leotard, shirt

Hip Hop

Closed- toed shoes

Sweat pants, shorts


Belly Dancing

Leggings or yoga pants and camisole or t-shirt

Bare feet, toe socks, ballet, or jazz shoes

What is the difference between Misako Beats, Misako Ballet Studio and Misako Ballet Company?

Misako Ballet Studio is our first dance studio. It is located in Columbia in Howard County, MD. While this dance studio focuses on ballet, we offer other classes as well in this locations including pilates and contemporary modern dance.

Misako Beats is our second dance studio. It is located in Marriottsville in Carroll County, MD. This dance studio offers a variety of different classes including hip hop, tap and belly dancing, as well as ballet classes.

Both of these dance studios offer children’s classes as well as adult classes for all levels!

Misako Ballet Company is our non-profit professional dance company that is based out of Misako Ballet Studio. Company members perform all across Maryland. The mission of Misako Ballet Company creates classical ballet and Japanese-themed performances to bring joy to our community.

How often are the classes?

All classes are once a week, however, like everything else in life, practice makes perfect so we recommend taking classes multiple times a week if possible. 

You can also request private lessons. Please e-mail us or talk to us at the front desk for more information. Pricing will vary.

What do you teach?

At Misako Dance, you can take a variety of classes. We have classes for everyone! Our list of classes we have include: Rhythmic Tap, Belly Dancing, Yoga, Ballet, Contemporary Modern Dance, Jazz Dance, Musical Theatre Dance, Pop-Cardio, Pilates, Pointe, Hip Hop,  and Zumba®.  Just check out our classes here. We offer classes for children starting at age 2 with our Mommy & Me classes and offer classes for adults of all experience levels as well.

If I miss a class can I make it up?

Yes! In fact, we hope you do. You can make up a class within the session with any class of the same genre. When you come in for a make up class, please let the front desk and the instructor know. If you have any questions about make up classes, we are happy to assist you!

What's your inclement weather policy

 Morning Parks & Rec Classes

If schools in the Howard County Public School System are delayed or closed, we will cancel morning Parks & Recreation classes. Cancelled classes due to inclement weather will be made up at the end of the session.

All Other Classes

In case of inclement weather, just check out the front page of our website! Cancellations for morning classes will be determined by 7:30 am. Cancellations for afternoon classes will be determined by 2:00 pm. Students will also receive an e-mail by these times. We will offer a make up class by the end of the session. We will try to accommodate your schedule as much as possible. However, if you are unable to attend the make up class, classes can be made up by taking a class of the same type, at or below the student’s level. Please make arrangements for makeup classes with your instructor prior to the class.

Do you do Birthday Parties?

Yes! We do, just ask the front desk and we will work with you to make your birthday party great! Prices vary on the number of students and the type of party.

Can my friend and I share a 10-class card?

Unfortunately, class cards are non-transferable. They are a way for us to benefit our dedicated students. You can, however, use the card for classes of the same type or price. For example, a student who buys a 10- class card for yoga, can also take stretch & conditioning or yoga at a different time. 

What form of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, checks and all major credit cards.