Les Cher

Classical Ballet Academy

Teaching the fine art of classical ballet since 1982

Ballet is a fine art and requires a strong basic foundation. The Cecchetti Method is a graded system of classical ballet which takes the student from the first lesson to solo status. Exams are offered to provide students with an opportunity to perfect their technique and test their proficiency within each of the grades.

Les Cher offers primary classes through professional level in both syllabus and non-syllabus. The approximate ages from Primary are 3-6 with one class per week. Pointe work is introduced when the students are physically ready. Pointe students are encouraged to take two ballet classes per week.

Exam candidates are required to take a minimum of two ballet classes per week and will be present for an exam at the director's discretion. Private lessons may be available to supplement classes for the purpose of extra instruction.

Our Founders

Founded in 1982, the name "Les Cher" is a faux-French port- manteau of the names of our two founders, Leslie Parreco and Cherry Dowsley (above).


We offer classes in the evenings Mondays through Thursdays for students from the age of two to one hundred and two!


See our students in their recital costumes from this year and past years!

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Les Cher Classical Ballet Academy
Priest Bridge Center
2205A Defense Highway
Crofton, MD 21114