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Acting for Young People
Celebrating 16 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.

The Alden at the McLean Community Center
Presenting a variety of children's entertainment through its McLean Kids Performance Series of international touring artists. Theater classes and summer workshops available. 703-790-0123; TTY: 711. ,, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA,

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 Chorus
Introduce your child to music and give them skills that will last a lifetime. Join the American Youth Chorus today! To schedule an auditional, email , 301-502-4952.

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.

Clay Cafe
Clay Cafe offers a variety of pottery painting, canvas classes and camp programs. Our programs are designed to fit into existing after-school programs. Offering one-time classes, or multiweek sessions. Paint-your-own T-Shirt Birthday Parties. , 13894 Metrotech Dr., Chantilly, VA, 703-817-1051.

CREATE Arts Center
Cartooning, painting, sculpture, pottery & more! CREATE Camps & Classes 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.

Dawn Crafton Dance Center
Bringing the joy of dance to all ages and all abilities! Offering recreational to intensive programs in a variety of disciplines: Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop and more. ,, 7601-C Airpark Rd., Gaithersburg, MD, 301-840-8400.

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!" Encore strives to educate and entertain by offering productions that are by and for young people, and through educational programs. ,, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA, 703-548-1154.

Harmonia School of Music & Art
At Harmonia School, students receive premier education from exceptional faculty in all of the performing arts, from instrumental and vocal to theater. ,, 204-F Mill St., NE, Vienna, VA, 703-938-7301.

Imagination Stage
The leading theater arts organization for young people in the Mid-Atlantic region offers professional shows and arts education for all children, regardless of their physical, cognitive or financial status. Class info: 301-961-6060; Box Office: 301-280-1660. , 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, MD,

International School of Music
All ages. 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.

Kids Euro Festival 2014
French-American Cultural Foundation
October 24-November 9, 2014. Festival of European arts and culture. Over 80 free activities, organized by the 28 member countries of the European Union and more than 30 Cultural Institutions in the DC area. , 202-944-6558.

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.

Maryland Youth Ballet
Introduce your child to the wonders of dance. Boys and girls will gain self-awareness and physical confidence. , 926 Ellsworth Dr., Silver Spring, MD, 301-608-2232.

McLean Community Center
Infants-adults. Located in central McLean, the center offers a wide variety of classes, seminars and workshops for children, teens and adults. 703-790-0123; TTY: 711. ,, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA,

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.

Music Together
Infants-Preschoolers. Music classes for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents and caregivers. Developmentally appropriate and research-based. Arlington, Washington, DC, McLean, Sterling, Woodbridge, 703-536-4706; Montgomery County, 301-879-6988; Rockville, Potomac, Gaithersburg, 301-424-4359; North Bethesda/Germantown, 301-260-1861;

Vienna, Herndon, Fairfax, Reston, 703-424-7295; Alexandria, 703-548-7195; Centreville & Springfield, 703-370-0258; Alexandria, Burke, Fredericksburg, Lorton, Manassas, Stafford, 703-619-6441; Washington, DC, Rockville, Sandy Spring, Olney, Clarksville, 301-758-0304. ,

Music in You
The Music in You program is designed to awaken the music in every child. Violin, viola and beginner piano lessons from an expert instructor., Bethesda, MD, 301-792-0964.

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.

Olney Theatre Center
Olney Theatre Center presents "Disney's The Little Mermaid" (November 12-December 28, 2014). For tickets and performance times call 301-924-3400 or visit
2001 Olney-Sandy Spring R, Olney, MD,

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). ,,

Strathmore provides affordable, accessible, multidisciplinary arts programming for audiences of all ages in the Mansion at Strathmore, the Music Center at Strathmore and on its scenic 16-acre site. , 5301 Tuckerman La., North Bethesda, MD, 301-581-5100.

Suzuki Music Studio
Ages 3 years-adult. Violin, viola & piano. Now registering learners of all ages beginning at 2 1/2. Dr. Carolyn M. Barrett, Director. ,, Reston, VA, 703-295-0659.

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, 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 locations ,, 10875 Main St., #113, Fairfax, VA, 703-385-5580.

Washington Guitar School
Classes, private lessons with an acoustic folk-rock vibe, for adults, kids, teens. Opportunities to play in adult or student guitar ensembles. Learn guitar in a fun and motivating environment. Two locations in Bethesda, MD. , 301-461-8798.

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. ,


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.

Jordan Kitt's Music
New and used pianos and digital pianos. Featuring Yamaha, Roland, Mason & Hamlin and Cristofori. Rent-to-own program. Two Locations: Rockville, MD, 301-770-9081 & Fairfax, VA, 703-573-6070. ,

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.