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Enrichment & Extracurricular Activities Guide

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Blue Box Sports
Ages 18 months-6 years. We are a child physical development program that uses a variety of fun games to delight and engage young children in physical activity. ,, 703-953-1667.

Boy Scouts of America
National Capital Area Council
Experiences that last a lifetime! With lots of fun badges to earn, Scouts learn the best part of success is the journey. , 301-530-9360.

Catriona's Castle Hands-on Children's Theatre
Fairy Tale Theatre Drama Classes ages 3-8 at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD and Just for Kids, Little Folks School, NW, DC (Georgetown). , 301-972-7549.

Language school for children in Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic, Portuguese. Spanish immersion classes for ages 1-8. After-school & Saturday classes for ages 6-8. D.C./Tenleytown, 202-363-0133; Falls Church, 703-534-2221. ,, DC,

Dinosaur Fund
PreK-College. People of all ages are fascinated by dinosaurs. Our programs include shows, field trips and hands-on activities. Learn about dinosaurs of the National Capital Region. ,, 202-547-3326.

Eric Energy
Enrichment workshops and 4-8 week after-school programs available. A different science topic each session. Topics include electricity, lasers, sound, slime and more. Now hiring instructors/entertainers. See website for more information. , 410-336-8295.

Gifted and Talented
Advanced Learning Developed by Stanford University
Our courses are specially designed to help students become advanced learners and achieve the highest levels of academic excellence. Offering K-12 online courses in Mathematics, Language Arts, Science and Computer Programming. ,

International School of Languages
Fun Spanish classes for children ages 3-12. The perfect after-school program! Serving the Washington, DC metro area. , 7906 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD, 301-312-8847.

Joy of Motion Dance Center
Ages 25 months-18 years. Beginner to advanced. Creative movement, ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, modern, contemporary and more! Winner of the 2009 Mayor's Art Award for Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education. In DC: 1333 H St., NE, 202-399-6763; 5207 Wisconsin Ave., NW, 202-362-3042. In MD: 7315 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 180E, Bethesda, 301-986-0016. ,

Our math and reading programs help children become independent self-learners. Unlike tutoring, Kumon helps children learn to learn on their own and develop strong academic skills. 800-ABC-MATH. ,

Providing cognitive training to enhance a student's ability to absorb, digest, process and retrieve information. We train students to become better learners. Our programs average a 4.5-year gain and a 15-20 point increase in IQ. Chantilly, 703-657-7563; Leesburg, 571-465-2277, North Potomac, 301-944-5500; Reston, 703-689-0003; Tysons, 703-462-9570; Fairfax, 703-995-9945. ,

Mad Science
PreK-Grade 6. Cool science after school. Build rockets, use lasers, learn crazy chemistry and more. 301-593-4777; 703-536-9897. ,

Manners for Success
Alicia O. Cohen, Certified Etiquette Consultant
We come to your site for private, group or after-school programs. Our fun and interactive workshops build self-confidence and important social skills., 703-606-3275.

My Reptile Guys
We share our love of animals with schools, libraries and camps to educate children about our amazing animals from all over the world. Learn about the different species by observing and touching. Serving Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC & Baltimore. , 877-544-7755.

Oh Susannah!
Ages 1-6. Children's music and movement with award-winning singer-songwriter Susan McNelis. Parties, concerts, preschools, balloon animals, group participation, rhythm instruments. , 301-933-2006.

Reptiles Alive LLC
Life animal enrichment programs capture the attention and imagination of students while introducing important environmental and biological subjects, including Virginia's Standards of Learning and Maryland Common Core State Standards. Serving DC, MD & VA. , 703-560-0257.

TK Gym & Martial Arts
Build your kid's focus & confidence! Traditional martial arts programs for tiny tots, children, adults and families. Chevy Chase/Bethesda/Potomac/DC. , 6831 Wisconsin Ave., P102, Chevy Chase, MD, 301-657-7782.

Under the Sea
We bring live marine animals, such as crabs, sea stars and sharks. Traveling to schools, libraries, parties, festivals, camps and scouting events. Promoting awareness of the aquatic environment through education. , 703-464-4763.

Washingtonians for Young Performing Artists (WYPA)
Washingtonians for Young Performing Artists (WYPA) provides quality theatrical training and programming at reasonable rates. WYPA prepares young students for the next stages of life! ,, 240-394-9972.


Circle Yoga
Ages 2-18. Tot, tween, or teen--join us for movement, play and relaxation through invigorating yoga and mindfulness activities at Circle Yoga's kids and family classes. ,, 3838 Northampton St., NW, DC, 202-686-1104.

Knock On Wood Tap Studio
Ages 4-adult. Beginners to advanced. A full center for rhythm tap, a form of percussive dance that gives you the skills to make music with your feet. ,, 6925 Willow St., NW, #101, Washington, DC, 202-722-1625.

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.

The Newseum offers educator-led classes at no additional charge for students, grades 3 and up, in topics ranging from the Civil War to Civil Rights. 888-NEWSEUM (888-639-7386). , 555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC,


Adventure Theatre MTC
Award-winning professional theater productions with high-quality musical theater training for ages 2-18. SSL hours provided to volunteers & interns. 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD & 837-D Rockville Pk., Rockville, MD. , 301-634-2270.

Ballet Petite
Enchanting fairy tales, delicate costuming, dance, music, extraordinary teachers and a touch of magic...nothing captures the imagination like Ballet Petite to nurture your child's creativity. ,, 301-229-6882.

Berrend Dance Centre
Ages 3-adult. One of the area's finest dance schools. We offer a full curriculum in all disciplines of dance for students at all levels, renowned faculty and small class sizes, encouraging the development of talent, confidence and self-discipline. , 3460 Olney-Laytonsville R, Ste. 210, Olney, MD, 301-774-3032.

Bethesda International School
PreK-Grade 12. Saturday Spanish Immersion School. Classes begin at age 3 and continue through high school, preparing students for AP Spanish examination. Academics, puppets/theater and fun! , 5033 Wilson Ln., Bethesda, MD, 301-367-5551.

Camp Olympia
Horseback riding lessons year-round for all ages, all abilities. Group riding, private and semiprivate lessons. Certified instructors. , 5511 Muncaster Mill Rd., Rockville, MD, 301-926-9281.

CREATE Arts Center
Cartooning, painting, sculpture, pottery & more! CREATE Camps (ages 6-15) & Classes (ages 2+) encourage your child's creativity and teach art skills & techniques while promoting individuality in a fun and nurturing environment. 301-588-ARTS (2787). ,, 816 Thayer Ave., Silver Spring, MD,

Dynamite Agility Center
Our Agility classes combine gymnastics mechanics with basic movement skills, including climbing, jumping, swinging and running to increase strength, endurance, coordination and athleticism. Open Gyms. School Holiday and Summer Camps. Birthday Parties. , 4990 Boiling Brook Pkwy., Rockville, MD, 301-770-2710.

Dynamite Agility Zone
Home of the Dynamite Allstars
Our tumbling and stunting classes use our background in gymnastics and rev up technique for our Cheer program. , 16814 Oakmont Ave., Gaithersburg, MD, 301-977-7007.

Dynamite Gymnastics Center
We provide a state-of-the-art facility where children of all ages can learn gymnastics under the expert supervision of our caring and supportive staff. Located near White Flint Metro. , 4956 Brolling Brook Pkwy., Rockville, MD, 301-770-2700.

Earth Treks Climbing Centers
Earth Treks specializes in birthday parties, youth programs, summer camps and rock climbing instruction for ages 6 and older. No experience is needed to get started! Columbia, Timonium, Rockville. 800-CLIMB-UP. ,

Empowered Learning Transformation Center
Ages 7-adults. Empowered Learning Transformation Centers (ELTC) help people of all ages and ability achieve peak performances levels in the areas of learning, focus and attention. , 8120 Woodmont Ave., Ste. 150, Bethesda, MD, 301-654-5919.

German Language Courses at the German School Washington, DC
Ages 3-adult. German classes held evenings and Saturday mornings for children 3 & up, and adults at all levels. ,, 8617 Chateau Dr., Potomac, MD, 301-767-3824.

Imagination Stage
Ages 1-18. Imagination Stage inspires creativity through theater and arts education programs that nurture, challenge and empower young people of all abilities. Offering year-round professional theater and classes. ,, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, MD, 301-280-1660.

International School of Music
Music lessons for students of all ages (6 months-adult) in all instruments and voice. Optional recitals and diploma program offered. Two locations: 10450 Auto Park Ave., Bethesda, 301-365-5888 & 5110 Ridgefield Rd., Bethesda, 301-657-0763. ,

Ivymount Outreach Programs
Ivymount Outreach provides services, programs, therapies and recreational opportunities to children and young adults with special needs. , 11614 Seven Locks Rd., Rockville, MD, 301-469-0223.

Kidball Baseball
Ages 3 1/2-11. Year-round classes in t-ball, coach & machine pitch, flag football, basketball and summer camp. Designed to encourage your child to love sports and become a great player. Locations in Bethesda, Potomac & Rockville. , 301-983-0543.

Michael & Son SportsPlex at Rockville
Ages 18 months-12 years. We offer fantastic enrichment classes in soccer & basketball for your rising star. We also have summer camps, birthday parties and homeschool sports! , 60 Southlawn Ct., Rockville, MD, 301-838-4455.

Musical Expressions
All ages. Private lessons in piano, voice, guitar, violin, viola, flute, bassoon and more. Studio on Old Georgetown Rd. near the Beltway. In-home lessons available. , Bethesda, MD, 301-530-7757.

Musical Theatre Petite
Your showstopper's opportunity to shine. Dazzling costumes, jazz, tap dancing, singing and acting-children immerse themselves in Broadway and story classics at Musical Theatre Petite. ,, 301-229-6882.

Potomac Horse Center
Riding lessons from age 5-adult. Pony rides, birthday parties, summer camp and much more. , 14211 Quince Orchard Rd., North Potomac, MD, 301-208-0200.

Silver Stars Gymnastics
18 months & up. Gymnastics instruction for kids. Specially designed preschool equipment. Birthday parties. Boys-only classes. Competitive teams. Summer camps. Two locations: 2701 Pittman Dr., Silver Spring, 301-589-0938 & 14201 Woodcliff Ct., Bowie, 301-352-5777. ,

Sing-A-Long With Karen
Find out why everyone's clapping and cooing about Karen's action-packed, interactive, hands-on, entertaining and engaging music/rhythm/movement classes and extraordinary parties for babies/toddlers/youngsters. Classes in Chevy Chase/Silver Spring, Bethesda, Potomac, Rockville/North Potomac. 301-537-SING. ,

Youth Performing Arts School
YPAS students receive extraordinary technical training with outstanding teachers in classical ballet, jazz, tap, musical theater, modern, acting and voice in a beautiful and nurturing environment. ,, 301-229-6882.


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! ,, 5506 Talon Ct., Fairfax, VA, 703-307-5332.

C3 Cyber Club
Camps, Clubs, Classes
Largest video gaming center. Featuring 30 networked computers with high speed Internet access. Field trips, computer lessons, camps, birthday parties. Transportation, homework assistance, martial arts, gymnastics, dancing, tutoring. , 44710 Cape Ct., #118, Ashburn, VA, 703-729-0985.

The Center for Ballet Arts, Inc
Ages 3-adult. We open our twenty-third year in a new, beautiful location in the Fair Oaks Business Park! Ballet training program includes pointe, modern, jazz, tap and Pilates conditioning. Home of The Ballet Arts Ensemble of Fairfax. ,, 3955 Pender Dr., Ste. 105, Fairfax, VA, 703-273-5344.

Curiosity Zone Science & Robotics Classes
Ages 2-10. Experience our award-winning kid-sized science lab! 130,000+ curious kids served. Perfect for younger scientists: small groups, experienced teachers, hands-on. Parties, camps and field trips too! In Ashburn, VA near the Greenway. ,,

Drama Kids International
Drama Kids offers exciting programs for ages 4-18. Kids have fun while developing important confidence building skills that will help them personally and academically. Ashburn, Brambleton, Cascades/Sterling, Herndon, Leesburg, Reston, South Riding. , 703-726-1226.

Fencing Sports Academy
Agility. Balance. Coordination. We focus on sportsmanship and competitive spirit. ,, 888-300-5095.

Harmonia School of Music & Art
Ages 3 1/2-Adult. Offers outstanding Performing Arts programs taught by highly qualified and nurturing faculty. Instrumental and voice lessons. One of the finest Musical Theater, Acting Programs and Productions. ,, 204F Mill St., NE, Vienna, VA, 703-938-7301.

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 Theater, Music, Dance and Visual Arts. ,, 21586 Atlantic Blvd., Bldg. 130, Sterling, VA, 703-444-5888.

Loudoun Gymnastics Center
Gymnastics fun for everyone! Preschool classes. Tumbling. Birthday Parties. Develop strength, coordination and flexibility. , 21586 Atlantic Blvd., #130, Sterling, VA, 703-444-9298.

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,

Michael & Son SportsPlex at Dulles
Ages 18 months-12 years. We offer fantastic enrichment classes in soccer & basketball for your rising star. We also have summer camps, birthday parties and homeschool sports! , 21610 Atlantic Blvd., Sterling, VA, 703-430-9966.

Suzuki Music Studio of Reston
Ages 3-adult. Dr. Barrett gives group and individual instruction in violin, viola, cello and piano using both traditional and Suzuki educational strategies. The Studios present four performances yearly. ,, Reston, VA, 703-295-0659.

Tiny Dancers
Specializing in ballet, tap, jazz and musical theater programs for young dancers ages 2-12 with an outstanding technical foundation in a fun, nurturing and creative environment. Tiny Dancers now brings its award-winning program to Mosaic in Fairfax. Locations in Fairfax, Gainesville and Alexandria. ,, 703-385-5580.

Young Rembrandts of Loudoun Fairfax VA
PreK-Grade 6. Young Rembrandts provides fun and educational drawing classes for preschool and elementary students, to give them the technical skills and confidence to express their creativity! ,, 1151 Clinch Rd., Herndon, VA, 703-430-2037.


MSI Soccer
MSI is a nonprofit youth soccer organization that promotes youth soccer in Montgomery County. , 301-762-4MSI.

National Capital Soccer League (NCSL) ,

Seneca Sports Association, Inc. (SSA)
SSA is a nonprofit, volunteer, youth sports organization. Originally a football organization, through the years SSA has expanded to include cheerleading, dance, soccer and wrestling. ,

Upper Montgomery Athletic Club (UMAC)
UMAC has been providing age-appropriate t-Ball, machine pitch and kid pitch baseball for over 40 years. ,

Washington Area Girls Soccer League (WAGS)
Lasting friendships through soccer. ,