If hip-hop, tap, jazz, ballet, guitar, percussion and theatre are passions for your child, check out the many summer programs at Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. MSA brings instructors from around the U.S, offering top-of-the-line instruction and camps to their youngest students, to teens polishing their craft. Registration is open now for summer classes starting in July. Go to www.metropolitanarts.orgfor a full schedule of classes and registration.
Metropolitan School of the Arts offers pre-professional summer dance, music theater and acting camps, as well as a wide variety of youth summer camps where students can explore and learn many facets of the performing and visual arts, including mini camps for our youngest students, ages 3 to 6, youth camps for students in grades 1 to 6, and teen arts camps for students in grades 7 to12. Private summer music lessons are also available for piano, voice, guitar, violin and drums.Youth Camps and Workshops for grades 1 to 6, include Arts Exploration Camp, Dance Team & Cheerleading Camp, Frosty Follies Workshop, Under the Big Top, New York, New York, Lights- Camera-Action and Pop Star Camp. For our younger students, MSA Mini-Camps for ages 3 to 5 include Lego Creation Camp, Broadway Bound, American Girl, Pinkalicious!, The World of Dance, Fairy Tale Ballet, The Wonderful World of Dr. Seuss, Fun with Shrek!, Sophia the First, The Story of Frozen, Kidz Bop Dance Party and Tangled with Rapunzel.
“We’ve expanded our summer programs this year to include all ages, and created themed mini-camps for our youngest students, where they can learn, be engaged and entertained as well,” said Melissa Dobbs, president of Metropolitan School of the Arts of Lorton, Va.
METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (MSA):
Lorton, Va.-based, Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) is the first Washington, D.C. area, private, secondary performing arts school, founded in 2013 by Melissa Dobbs. The MSA performing arts studios in Alexandria and Lorton, Va. have taught dance, music and theater to more than 10,000 students since 2001. Noted for its world-class instructors, MSA offers high quality performing arts training in a ground breaking, holistic learning environment that cultivates creativity, builds community and empowers students. The organization was featured in Dance Teacher magazine, FOX 5 Morning News, WUSA9, Northern Virginia Magazine, Washington Business Journal and Washington Families magazine. Many students from MSA studios go on to perform in prestigious arenas including Broadway, National Tours, The Julliard School, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Washington Ballet, The American Academy of Ballet, Universal Ballet Academy, The Kirov Ballet, The Hartt School, Marymount University (New York), Ford’s Theater and Mark Morris Dance Company. MSA offers a performing arts school, two performing arts studios, a youth tap ensemble, a youth ballet, a jazz company, community theatre program, as well as MetroClub and MetroRide, as part of their arts-focused, after-school program. Call 703.339.0444 or visit www.metropolitanarts.org, Facebook or Twitter.