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Acting for Young People
Celebrating 18 years of fun, challenging classes for ages 5-adult. After-school programs, weekend classes, summer acting camps, school tour productions and more! ,, Fairfax, VA, 703-307-5332.

Adventure Theatre MTC in Glen Echo Park & Wintergreen Plaza
Professional shows for families, Musical Theatre Training for ages 2-18. Classes, camps & workshops throughout the year. 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD & 837-D Rockville Pk., Rockville, MD. ,, 301-634-2270.

All Fired Up
A creative place for kids to express themselves! Pottery painting (glazes nontoxic and lead free), mosaics, fused glass. Summer camps. Birthday parties. Cleveland Park Studio: 3413 Connecticut Ave., Washington, DC, 202-363-9590. Bethesda Studio: 4923 Elm St., Bethesda, MD, 301-654-3206. ,

American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras (AYPO)
The American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras (AYPO) provides conservatory - quality training and performance experience for 400 of the most talented young musicians from the National Capital Region. , 4026 Hummer Rd., Annandale, VA, 703-642-8051.

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Community-based performing arts center. Home to a diverse group of resident arts organizations including theater and dance companies, symphony orchestras, choral groups and arts education programs. , 13333 H St., NE, Washington, DC, 202-399-7993.

Ballet Petite
Ballet Petite brings the magic of ballet through dance, music, pantomime and literature. The storydance brings classical fairytale literature to life with delicate costumes and beautiful props. , 301-229-6882.

Catriona's Castle
Fairy Tale Theatre Drama Classes at BlackRock Center for the Arts PreK and K-2, enrichment programs for schools/camps/libraries ages 2-12. Costumes/props/scenery. , 301-972-7549.

Catylator Makerspace
Catylator Makerspace is an educational workshop where you can make cool things, take classes, join us after school and be part of an inclusive community. , 8121 Georgia Ave., Ste. LL1, Silver Spring, MD, 301-588-8833.

The Center for Ballet Arts, Inc.
We begin our 23rd year at a beautiful, new location in Fairfax. Offering: Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap and Pilates, beginning with Kinderballet at age three. Intensive program, with Performing Company for teens. Adult classes are also available. ,, 3955 Pender Dr., Ste. 105, Fairfax, VA, 703-273-5344.

Children's Chorus of Washington
CCW provides life-changing choral music experiences for students ages 6-18 in metropolitan D.C. through its exceptional educational programs, performance opportunities, community partnerships and tours. , 202-237-1005.

CREATE Arts Center
Cartooning, painting, sculpture, pottery & more! Art Camps & Classes at CREATE encourage your child's creativity and teach art skills & techniques while promoting individuality in a fun and nurturing environment. ,, 816 Thayer Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 301-588-ARTS.

Creative Cauldron
Creative Cauldron is a nonprofit educational arts organization offering affordable live theater for all ages, concerts, classes and summer camps year-round. , 401 S. Maple Ave., Ste. 116, Falls Church, VA, 703-436-9948.

Dynamite Gymnastics Center and Dynamite Agility Center
Aerial Silks
An exciting new program. Silks is a sport and an art form, combining the movements of dance with climbing, stretching & hanging, challenging beginners and more experienced aerialists. Located in North Bethesda behind White Flint Mall. , 301-770-2700.

Encore Stage & Studio
"Theatre by Kids, for Kids!" Our mission is to build life-long appreciation for live theater by involving young people in all aspects of theater arts--onstage, backstage, in the classroom and in the audience. , 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA, 703-548-1154.

Ages 3.5+. Offering piano lessons in Georgetown and at local after-school and child care programs. Offering A Cappella Choirs and voice lessons starting January 2016! ,, 1616 Wisconsin Ave., NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC, 202-256-9942.

Harmonia School of Music & Art
The Exceptional Music & Theater Programs. Lessons and classes in all Instruments, voice and acting for all ages & levels taught by professional teachers. Recitals and shows throughout the year. ,, 204-F Mill St., NE, Vienna, VA, 703-938-7301.

International School of Music
Music instruction in all instruments and voice for all levels and ages. Caring, nurturing faculty with extensive teaching experience. Recital preparation and diploma program. Two Locations: ISM North, 10450 Auto Park Ave., Bethesda, MD, 301-365-5888. ISM South, 4701 Sangamore Rd., L-03, Bethesda, MD, 301-320-4400. ,

Jordan Kitt's Music School
Private and group piano lessons, ages 3-adult. FREE trial lesson. Four Locations: Beltsville & Rockville, MD; Fairfax & Sterling, VA. , 800-968-4807.

Joy of Motion Dance Center
Over 150 classes weekly for ages 2-18, Joy of Motion Dance Center offers the widest variety of classes in the DMV. Learn more online. , 202-818-9505.

Kids Euro Festival 2015
October 24-November 8, 2015. Kids Euro Festival is a celebration of European arts and culture for kids and their families, with more than 150 free and exciting events -- performances; movies; workshops and more -- from all 28 EU member states! ,

Loudoun Arts Center
Kids of all ages discover and learn in a state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary arts center. LAC provides classes, training and performances in Theatre, Music, Dance and Visual Arts. ,, 21586 Atlantic Blvd., Bldg. 130, Sterling, VA, 703-444-5888.

Manassas Ballet Academy
Official School of Manassas Ballet Theatre
Ongoing enrollment. Vaganova Method. Master teachers. Professional performance opportunities with live orchestra. ,, 9004 Mathis Ave., Manassas, VA, 703-368-6621.

Metropolitan School of the Arts
Offering high-quality education and performance opportunities to people of all ages in dance, theater and music. Making arts inclusive to all, regardless of their physical, cognitive and financial status. Two VA Locations: 5775 Barclay Dr., Kingstowne & 9524 Workhouse Way, Lorton. ,, 703-339-0444.

Metropolitan School of the Arts
Grades 7-12. An innovative approach to a blended academics and arts college preparatory program--the first private school of its kind in the area. Fosters development of professional performers. MSA Alexandria: 5775 Barclay Dr., Ste. 4, Alexandria, VA. MSA Lorton & The Academy, 9601 Ox Rd. Bldg. W-4, Lorton, VA.9 ,, 703-339-0444.

Musical Theatre Petite
Your showstopper's opportunity to shine! Jazz, voice and acting -- encompassing all the attributes of a well-rounded Broadway performer! Additional classes offered in hip-hop and Glee singing. , 301-229-6882.

Musical Expressions
Private lessons for piano, voice, violin, flute, guitar, drums and more. Children & adults. Studio near Old Georgetown Rd. & Democracy Blvd. In-home lessons may be arranged. ,, Bethesda, MD, 301-530-7757.

National Conservatory of Arts
National Conservatory of Arts is the fastest growing performing and fine arts school in DC. With locations in NW, NE, SW & SE. We offer classes in music, art, dance and theater. Three convenient locations in Washington, DC. , 202-581-1043.

Oh Susannah!
Oh Susannah "Express Yourself" will get your group on their feet! She brings to your location an enjoyable and energetic children's music participation show with different styles of song and dance. , 301-933-2006.

Olney Theatre Center
Olney Theatre Center presents family-friendly productions of "Guys and Dolls," Adventure Theatre-MTC's "Three Little Birds," "The Pirates of Penzance," and "The Mikado" as part of their 2015-16 Season. For tickets and performance times call 301-924-3400.
2001 Olney-Sandy Spring R, Olney, MD,

Salsa with Silvia
The Salsa with Silvia Dance Studio offers salsa, merengue, ballet, moderen, hip-hop. After-school and summer classes for kids ages 3 and up. ,

Sing Along With Karen
Karen's interactive, nurturing, mobile music classes for babies keeps EVERYONE humming! Professional guitarist Karen brings her custom and extraordinary music classes to your desired location. 301-537-SING (7464). ,,

Studio of Ballet Arts
The Studio of Ballet Arts is dedicated to creating the love of dance for all ages. Providing Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, ACRO, Break Dancing and more. Home to the SBA Dance Competition Team! , 17810 Meeting House Rd., Moore Bldg., Ste. 350, Sandy Spring, MD, 301-260-2626.

Tap Petite
Put your best foot forward in these high-energy classes including rhythmic tap, show tap and syncopation. Classic stories including Shirley Temple, Mary Poppins and Tiki Tiki Tembo develop children's performance skills. , 301-229-6882.

Tiny Dancers
Our unique ballet, tap, hip-hop, Tiny Broadway, Musical Theatre and "Wiggletoes" programs for children combine technical excellence and creativity in a fun and nurturing environment. Fairfax, Gainesville, Alexandria and Mosaic locations ,, 10875 Main St., #113, Fairfax, VA, 703-385-5580.

Washington Revels
Song, Dance & Celebration! Year-round family-friendly performances, festivals and programs such as Christmas Revels, May Revels, SunFest, community sings, parades and more--events are often free. After-school workshops for grades K-8. , 531 Dale Dr., Silver Spring, MD, 301-587-3835.

Washingtonians for Young Performing Artists (WYPA)
Affordable performing arts programs for grades 3-12. WYPA is a charitable organization of Washingtonians who participate and/or contribute to the performing arts by offering low-cost workshops, after-school enrichment, performances and community service. ,

Young Rembrandts of Loudoun Fairfax VA
Young Rembrandts offers fun and educational drawing classes for preschool and elementary students. Our lessons are always new and engaging; teaching art skills and creative learning! , 1151 Clinch Rd., Herndon, VA, 703-430-2037.


The Cappies
Critics and Awards Program
High school theater and journalism students are trained as critics, attend shows at other schools, write reviews and publish them in local newspapers. ,

Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington , 202-638-2406.

Cultural Tourism DC
A nonprofit linking you to Washington's heritage and arts. ,

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
The mission of the DCCAH is to provide grants, programs and education activities that encourage diverse artistic expressions and learning opportunities. , 1371 Harvard St., NW, Washington, DC, 202-724-5613.

The Dream in Color Foundation
A 501(c)3 nonprofit entity organized to provide cultural enrichment opportunities for the economically disadvantaged youth in the Northern Virginia area. , 7373 McWhorter Pl., Annandale, VA, 703-642-1711.

The Emergence Community Arts Collective
Find activities and events. , 202-462-2285.

International Child Art Foundation
The International Child Art Foundation has been a pioneering force in effectively and systematically bringing about a change in awareness about children's creativity through a decade of innovative programming. , P.O. Box 58133, Washington, DC, 202-530-1000.

Ten cultural and social service agencies are based at THEARC, all helping underserved children and adults reach their full potential. THEARC also features a 365-seat theater for drama, music & dance. , 1901 Mississippi Ave., SE, Washington, DC, 202-889-5901.

VSA Arts
Creating a society where people with disabilities can learn through participation in, and enjoy, the arts. An affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. , 818 Connecticut Ave., NW, Ste. 600, Washington, DC, 202-628-2800.