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Acting for Young People
Celebrating over 20 years of fun, challenging classes for ages 5-adult. After-school programs, weekend classes, summer acting camps, school tour productions and more! ,, Fairfax, VA, 703-554-4931.

The Art League School
Ages 5+. Courses offered quarterly in virtually all of the fine arts, and select fine crafts, with some of the country's most talented artists. Summer camp and workshops. Full schedule online. , Old Town Alexandria, VA, 703-683-2323.

Ballet, Tap, and All That Jazz
We offer all styles of dance! Ballet, Tap, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz and Hip Hop. Located in the Prince George's County of Gateway Arts District. ,, 5103 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD, 240-492-9331.

Bethesda Conservatory of Dance
We are a high-quality low-pressure dance studio in the heart of downtown Bethesda. We bring fun to the technique for ages 2-18. , 8004A Norfolk Ave., Bethesda, MD, 301-654-2200.

Carousel Puppets
Susan Wall and Carousel Puppets have been thrilling audiences for over 30 years, providing entertainment for any occasion. Large and colorful marionettes and hand puppets delight people of all ages. , 703-444-9426.

The Center for Ballet Arts, Inc.
Now in our 27th year, the center offers classes for ages 3-adult. Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tao and Body Conditioning. Intensive program for teens and Performing Company. , 3955 Pender Dr., Ste. 105, Fairfax, VA, 703-273-5344.

Ages 3 & up. CityDance provides high-quality dance education, taught by a world-class faculty. Classes include Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, world dance forms and more! CityDance POP!, Tenleytown, 202-545-7207, & CityDance School & Conservatory, Rockville & Bethesda, MD, 301-581-5204, , 301-581-5204.

Creative Dance Center
Build confidence through dance in CDC's spacious studios! Leveled classes: Hip Hop, Contemporary, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acro, Baby Ballerina. Ages 2-18, beginner through pre-professional. Recital, performances, competitive teams. Locations: 44710 Cape Court., #126, Ashburn, VA, 703-724-4900, & 43130 Amberwood Plaza, #110, South Riding, VA, 703-542-2008, ,

Dynamite Gymnastics 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.

Glen Echo Partnership for Arts and Culture
Look no further for arts & education + FUN for the whole family! Music, dance, visual arts, crafts...Glen Echo Park has it all! Children's classes, festivals, concerts, mature programs and a carousel! ,, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD, 301-634-2222.

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

Imagination Stage
Artists and theatergoers of all ages can take a class at Imagination Stage or celebrate the holidays with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe! ,, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, MD, 301-280-1660.

Impact Performing Arts
Offering upwards of 15 styles of dance and fitness programs for students ages 3-18. Ballet, Pointe, Classical, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Poms, etc. ,, 200 Perry Parkway, #7, Gaithersburg, MD, 240-340-1635.

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. ,

The Kennedy Center
From dance and beat making to poetry and animation, the Kennedy Center's Moonshot Studio offers activities for people of all ages to explore their artistry and learn something new. Explore the Moonshot Studio's free rotating projects every Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the new REACH expansion. , 2700 F St., NW, Washington, DC, 202-467-4600.

Kennedy Krieger Institute
Festival of Trees
Thanksgiving Weekend, Maryland State Fairgrounds. A family event featuring 800+ holiday trees, wreaths and gingerbreads, entertainment, gift boutiques, rides and Santa! Benefiting Kennedy Krieger Institute. ,

Knock On Wood Tap Studio
KOW specializes in rhythm tap and is one of only a few facilities of its type in the country. Classes are for ages 2-82! Come make music with your feet with us! , 6925 Willow St., NW, Takoma Park, DC, 202-722-1625.

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.

26th Annual Northern Virginia Christmas Market
Offering quality handmade fine arts & crafts, Christmas collectibles, handcrafted edibles, unique gifts and home decorating ideas for the holidays. November 8-19, 2019: Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly, VA. ,

NYC's LMproject
LMproject brings Broadway to you in July! Working professionals from NYC teach performance skills for musical theater, in a caring, highly individualized program in Reston, VA. ,, 646-684-3539.

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
Many family-friendly shows in our 2019-20 season, including TYA shows and musicals. For tickets and information call 301-924-3400. , 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring R, Olney, MD,

Shakespeare Theatre Company
Peter Pan run Decemeber 2-January 12, sure to delight the whole family. Get on stage with Classes for Teens and Camp Shakespeare for ages 7-18. , 610 F St., NW, Washington, DC, 202-547-1122.

Shen Yun Performing Arts
One of humanity's greatest treasures--5,000 years of Chinese civilization - live on stage. Shows coming to Fairfax, Baltimore and DC with all-new production every year. , 888-974-3698,

At Strathmore, kids can engage at every stage! Visit the Mansion or AMP for interactive family fun or enjoy a performance in the world-class Music Center. , 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.

Traveling Players
Year-round acting training, grades 3-12. Auditions ongoing for Charlie & the Chocolate Factory! New studio in Tysons Mall. Summer Camp. , 703-987-1712.

The Washington Ballet
You and your family are invited to join Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they journey into the timeless holiday wonderland of The Washington Ballet's "The Nutcracker." , 3515 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 202-362-3606.

Washington Conservatory of Music
All Ages & Stages. Nationally-accredited music school. Lessons, classes, camps and concerts. Piano, guitar, voice, strings, winds, brass, percussion and theory/composition. Early childhood, Suzuki Academy, folk and traditional Irish music programs. Bethesda MD & Glen Echo Park. ,, 301-320-2770.

Washington Revels
"The Christmas Revels" is a Winter celebration that brings the whole family closer together. See it December 7-15 at GW Lisner Auditorium in downtown DC. ,, 531 Dale Dr., Silver Spring, MD, 301-587-3835.


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 educational 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 enjoyment of, 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.


Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
The unique place where art and nature meet in Solmons, Maryland! Grab a kid's sculpture guide and scavenger hunt and find hidden surprises along the 1/4-mile wooded path; then romp in the Fairy Lolly, a whimsical natural play space. Create and explore in the artLAB, a creative re-use space and Nature Nook. , 13480 Dowell Rd., Dowell, MD, 410-326-4640.