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FREE Arts Pop-Up

Join CHAW and Creative Steam Kids for a FREE Arts Pop-Up this Saturday, April 17th between 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Christ Church's lawn at 620 G St, SE. We will celebrate Spring by making mini kites! Social distancing and mask wearing! First 60 participants will receive materials. We can't wait to see you! 

Switch Summer Intensive - Light Switch Dance Theatre

The Light Switch Dance Theatre: Switch Summer Intensive (Hybrid Curriculum) will be held the first week in August at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. Our focus is to provide a program that allows those accepted to enhance their mindful conditioning and improve upon what they have learned up until they join us. We look to add technical, performance, and choreographic skills to the Young Dancer's toolkit in a nurturing and brave space. 

Over the week, students take daily mindful conditioning and technique classes from our year-round Teaching Artists, as well as, Special Guest faculty. The day will end with Repertory and Composition.

Due to COVID-19, the LSDT intensive will be a Hybrid experience. To ensure the safety of our students and staff, all COVID-19 safety measures will be adhered to in regards to capacity, social distancing, face mask requirements, and temperature checks upon arrival.


Switch Summer Intensive: M-F, 10am-4pm 

Ages 12-18

Switch Virtual Showcase: Saturday and Sunday

Rate: $225/wk

Click HERE to register!

The Suzuki Spectacular! -- Advanced Violin Suzuki Recital

The CHAW Music Department presents an Advanced Violin Suzuki Recital on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in CHAW's Dance Studio. Our talented students chose the date, their repertoire, and a charity to donate the proceeds. The $5 suggested donation will benefit So Other's Might Eat. These amazing students also made all the promotional materials! Come be wow'd. Reception to follow! 

CANCELED - Friday ARTnights: Circus District - Juggle Jam!

This event has been canceled. We hope to bring Juggle Jam back to CHAW once the novel coronavirus has run its course. - CHAW Facilities

Conquer the thrilling challenge of juggling with veteran juggler Christian Kloc at a drop-in Juggle Jam workshop on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at 545 7th St, SE. The evening begins with a short demo, moves into some goofy warm-ups, then puts juggling props in your hands and offers pro tips to jump-start your newfound circus habit. All ages welcome and equipment is provided. Wear comfortable clothes that allow relaxed movements. Minimum donation of $5 with all proceeds going towards CHAW’s tuition assistance program. For more information, visit or call (202) 547-6839.

CANCELED - 2020 Darkroom Artist Residency - Carol Antezana - Opening Reception

This event has been canceled. CHAW is closed to all public events until further notice. We hope we may be able to reschedule this reception for a later date, but it's too soon to say at this time - CHAW Facilities

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop presents an exhibit of the works of Carol Antezana, recipient of CHAW’s 2020 Darkroom Artist Residency, on view March 9th to March 28th.

A reception and artist talk will be held on March 21st from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at 545 7th Street, SE, Washington, DC, 20003.

For three months this winter, Carol worked in the darkroom and digital photographic facilities at CHAW, dedicating time to a project about motherhood, womanhood, and the aguayo -- a traditional Bolivian carrying cloth. The reception and exhibition is free and open to the public.
For more information, please visit or call (202) 547-6839.