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All Fired Up
Pottery Painted By You
Creative and affordable fun for all ages! Two Locations: 4923 Elm St., Bethesda, MD, 301-654-3206 & 3413 Connecticut Ave., NW, 202-363-9590. ,

Building the Creators of Tomorrow
An after-school program for elementary school students designed to teach engineering skills using LEGOs and other materials. Engaging projects, STEM concepts and problem solving. ,

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.

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 in "Powerful Polymers," "It Does Matter," "The Air Up There," "Thunder and Lightning," "Light and Lasers," "Motion," and more. Workshops are energetic, entertaining and educational! , 410-336-8295.

French For All Ages
Rosmarie Stucki, French Tutor
Ages 4+. Private or group. French instruction and tutoring for children, teenagers and adults. Native speaker with 20+ years experience including WIS and Alliance Francaise., 202-572-8219.

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.

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

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. ,

Kids Pro Soccer
KidsProSoccer is expert in providing the right curriculum and delivering fun, but skills-driven programs with its holistic approach to children as individuals Serving Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. ,, 202-438-8555.

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. ,

Language Stars
Ages 12 months-10 years. Spanish, Mandarin, French and German programs using our play-based, engaging curriculum. Classes taught 100% in the foreign language by native-speaking professional teachers. Locations in Alexandria, N. Arlington/McLean, Bethesda, Fairfax, Falls Church, Gaithersburg and Reston. ,, 866-55-STARS.

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. ,

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;

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. ,

My Gym Children's Fitness Center
Fitness made fun for kids! Award-winning programs for children 6 weeks to 13 years. Noncompetitive gymnastics, exercise, song, dance and more. We also offer birthday parties, camps and special events. In VA: Alexandria, 703-971-5437; Chantilly, 703-378-3100. In MD: Bethesda, 301-652-2820; Potomac, 301-983-5300. ,

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.

National Children's Chorus
Offering professional vocal training, musicianship instruction and concert experiences to musically talented children who love singing. Opportunities for ages 5-13. Book an audition online today! ,

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.

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. 5 locations: Chantilly, Greenbelt, Haymarket, Manassas, Washington, D.C. ,, 703-953-1667.

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.

Tiny Chefs
Tiny Chefs offers interactive, educational and tasty cooking classes at your school for children ages 4-14. We come to your location and bring all supplies! , 6811 Georgia St., Chevy Chase, MD, 301-518-6108.

Washington Sports Clubs
We offer everything from swimming lessons, parties, to fitness classes and sports leagues. You don't have to be a gym member to enroll your child. 3100 14th St., NW, Washington, DC, 202-986-2281 & 6828 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 301-654-1990. ,

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.

Wildlife Ambassadors
Wildlife Ambassadors provides exciting live animal shows using rescued wildlife and exotics. Get up close to parrots, turtles, toads, opossum, creepy crawlies, bunnies and more! , 571-252-0036.


Capitol Language Services, LLC
After-school language fun! We specialize in reading and writing classes for students who already speak Spanish, French or Italian at home. , 202-487-1857.

Kirov Academy of Ballet-Washington DC
Classical Russian style ballet training for all ages. Early Prep for ages 2-6, Preparatory Program for ages 6-14, Boy's Program for ages 6-12 and Full-Time Academy for ages 10-18. Enrolling year-round! , 4301 Harewood Rd., NE, DC, 202-636-0637.

Knock On Wood Tap Studio
Knock On Wood Tap Studio specializes in Rhythm Tap, a form of percussive dance that gives you the skills to make music with your feet. Classes and workshops for ages 4-adult, beginners-advanced. ,, 6925 Willow St., NW, #101, Washington, DC, 202-722-1625.

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.

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 La., 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,

DC Fencers Club
Ages 8 & Up. Home of the DC Fencers Club. Learn fencing from the best. Safe, fun Olympic sport. Beginner to international level. , 9330 Fraser Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 301-562-1990.

Dynamite Gymnastics Center
Structured classes for ages 18 months and up. Open gym, birthday parties, private lessons. Located in North Bethesda behind White Flint Mall. , 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. ,

Flying Kick Fitness
Ages 3 & up. A top-quality program of traditional/Olympic-style Tae Kwon Do in a safe, friendly environment. Adult black belt instructors. Children, adults, families. Camps, birthday parties. , 4711 Chase Ave., Bethesda, MD, 301-951-0543.

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. The region's leading theater arts organization dedicated to children! Classes in acting, dance, filmmaking and musical theater. Student performing ensembles and the best professional children's theater performances. ,, 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. ,

Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George's County
Live more, play more at M-NCPPC parks and recreation facilities throughout Prince George's County, Md., all year long. Check us out at our website! ,

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.

Pump It Up of Silver Spring
Where your imagination comes to play! We always have things for kids to do! Open Jump, Special Events, Birthday Parties and our Imagination Exploration where kids Explore, Imagine, Pretend and Dream. , 12210 Plum Orchard Dr., Silver Spring, MD, 301-572-5867.

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/or 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 15+ 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.

Amazing Farm Fun!
Amazing Farm Fun! @ Ticonderoga. Offering an amazing family fun experience with annual festivities, birthday parties, field trips and much more! , 24649 Ticonderoga Rd., Chantilly, VA, 703-327-4424.

Ashburn Ice House
The Ashburn Ice House offers a challenging and fun way to learn ice skating. Our program offers group skating lessons for ages 3-adult. , 21595 Smith Switch Rd., Ashburn, VA, 703-858-0300.

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.

Clay Cafe Studios of Chantilly
Clay Cafe Studios offers a variety of pottery painting and mosaic programs. Our programs are designed to fit into existing after-school programs. Offering one-time classes, or multiweek sessions. , 13894 Metrotech Dr., Chantilly, VA, 703-817-1051.

The Fencers' Club, LLC
We are a nonprofit foundation with the goal of presenting and teaching Olympic Fencing. It is an exciting and stimulating sport that develops discipline, coordination, fitness and focus. ,, 45425 Winding Rd., Sterling, VA, 703-999-8077.

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

Great Play of Fairfax
We make developing skills fun! Our award-winning, high-energy programs for kids develop motor, sports and social skills, setting the stage for lifelong confidence and physical fitness, in our one-of-a-kind interactive gym. Birthday parties and camps. , i, 11395 Government Ctr. Pkw, Fairfax, VA, 703-246-9550.

Harmonia School of Music & Art
Age 3 1/2-adult. Harmonia School offers outstanding performing arts programs. It includes instrumental and voice lessons, early childhood classes. One of the finest Musical Theatre and Acting Programs culminates in productions. ,, 204-F Mill St., NE, Vienna, VA, 703-938-7301.

Hola Kids, LLC
Spanish Immersion Program for kids ages 1-10. Developing children's language skills using a range of engaging research-based activities including games, crafts, dance, movement, singing and more. Three Locations: Ashburn, Chantilly & Manassas. , 703-839-0922.

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,

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. Summer programs for ages 2-18. Two VA Locations: 5775 Barclay Dr., Kingstowne & 9524 Workhouse Way, Lorton, VA. ,, 703-339-0444.

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.

Potomac Arts Academy of George Mason University
Part of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, offering music, theater, art and computer gaming classes for all ages. Private music lessons, summer programs, concerts and events. , 4260 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, VA, 703-993-9889.

Reston Fencers' Club
Our fencing classes and camps introduce young people to the many benefits of this Olympic sport. Beyond the fitness benefits, fencing promotes intellectual development, decision-making skills, self-discipline and confidence. , 240-424-0749.

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
An award-winning ballet, tap, jazz and musical theater program that provides young dancers ages 2-12 with an outstanding technical foundation in a fun, nurturing and creative environment. Locations in Fairfax, Gainesville and Alexandria. ,, 703-385-5580.

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Wolf Trap offers a variety of classes for children and adults, including Baby ArtsPlay, Creative Kids, Private Lessons, Intro to Opera and more. 1-877-WOLFTRAP. , 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna, VA,


Friends of the Library
Montgomery County, MD
Used bookstores open 7 days a week. Affordable books as low as 50 cents. Children's picture books, foreign language books on tape, videos, text books, more. Quince Orchard Plaza, Gaithersburg, 301-355-7211; Randolph Hills Shopping Center, Rockville, 301-984-3300; Wheaton Library Basement, Wheaton, 301-933-1110.

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. ,