The Arts Guide

Washington FAMILY Magazine’s Arts Guide helps you find just the right performance, art class or theater party to spark your child’s imagination and love of the visual and performing arts.

ACTING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE; [email protected]
703-554-4931; Fairfax, VA
Celebrating over 20 years of fun, challenging classes for ages 5 – adult taught by theater professionals. Our after-school programs, weekend & school holiday classes, summer acting camps, and more, teach skills that can be used on stage and off!

THE CENTER FOR BALLET ARTS; [email protected]
703-273-5344; 3955 Pender Dr., Ste. 105, Fairfax, VA
Now in our 26th year! Classes in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, tap, Pilates and Body Barre Conditioning. Kinderballet beginning age 3. Adult classes offered. Performing Company and Intensive Program for teens.

DISNEY ON ICE; (for tickets)
EagleBank Arena, formerly Patriot Center at George Mason University
Show Dates: Oct. 3-Oct. 7

ENCORE STAGE & STUDIO; [email protected]
703-548-1154; 4000 Lorcom Ln., Arlington, VA
Ages: 0-5; Hours: 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Activities: Drama Classes
Join us for a morning of fun! Discover theatre at our Fall Open House for ages 0-5. See our classroom, meet our teaching artists and make new friends!

HARMONIA SCHOOL OF MUSIC & ART; [email protected]
703-938-7301; 204 F Mill St., N.E., Vienna, VA
Harmonia School offers outstanding performing arts programs. It includes instrumental and Voice lessons and early childhood classes. Our Theater department offers one of the finest Musical Theater and Acting programs that culminate in productions. The classes are offered to all ages & all levels. Taught by highly educated and experienced teachers.

301-365-5888; 10450 Auto Park Ave., Bethesda, MD
Ages: 4+; Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Music lessons in all instruments and voice offered to students of all ages and abilities. Optional performances and recitals available.

Love music? Learn to play! Our diverse and comprehensive instruction offerings are tailored to create the richest and most fulfilling experience for both students and families. All ages, levels of experience and interests! Offering early childhood music classes, individual lessons, group classes and music therapy.

LITTLE HANDS; [email protected]
703-631-2046p; P.O. Box 3, Centreville, VA
Little Hands has been making music with children and their families in the Washington, D.C. area since 1993. We have served thousands of families with music and movement classes in private studio settings, preschools and day care centers. From 2000-2010 Little Hands was
awarded “Maestro” status by Kindermusik International as one of the top studio programs in the country. Check out our blog called Music Notes for the latest information on our programs, child development, and more.

703-533-8830; 2499 N. Harrison St., Ste. 1-LL, Arlington, VA
Offering classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern, musical theater, dance and acrobatics for ages 18 months through adult! Qualified and caring staff, family-friendly atmosphere, fun performance opportunities.

703-440-9000; 8060 Rolling Rd., Springfield, VA
Offering classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hiphop, modern, acrobatics, contemporary & musical theater dance styles. Private music lessons include guitar, ukulele, violin/viola, drums, voice and more! Highly qualified staff, family-friendly atmosphere and fun performance opportunities.

POTOMAC ARTS ACADEMY; [email protected]
703-993-9889; 4260 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, VA
Ages: 3 – Adult
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tuesday & Wednesday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fridays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Offering enrichment in the arts to community members ages 3-10! Classes, private lessons, showcases and summer programs.

Vienna: [email protected]
703-242-2184; 111 Center St., South, Vienna, VA
Silver Spring: [email protected]
301-589-7625; 8634 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD
Ashburn: [email protected]
703-858-0820; 20660 Ashburn Rd., Ashburn, VA
School of Rock is Music School reimagined. Our music programs are designed to encourage learning in a supportive environment where students of all skill levels are comfortable and engaged. We take the music school concept to the next level for kids, teens and adults. There’s no place like School of Rock.

STUDIO OF BALLET ARTS; [email protected]
The Studio of Ballet Arts Ltd., established in 2003, is dedicated to creating the love of dance for all ages in a caring atmosphere. Our staff encourages the development of self-confidence, poise, and a sense of purpose in each student.


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