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CHAW is excited to announce that we will be hosting Spooktacular on Saturday, October 30th from 10 am- 4pm. Stop by the CHAW lawn to listen to student recitals and enjoy a Community Funday! There will be a midday performance at noon by the Josh Jenkins Jazz Duo and a light reception. We'll provide snacks and art activities for kids.

We invite families to stop by to trick-or-treat at our local business partners who will be giving out candy to CHAW students!

DCPL Pop Up at Deanwood Library

Join us in partnership with the DC Public Libraries for a fun filled morning of seed planting and clay pot decorating. Kids can take home painted pots, seeds and soil for planting! This event is outdoors and weather dependent. Masks required. 

When: Saturday July 3rd at 10:30 am 

Where: Deanwood Library, 1350 49th Street NE 

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!

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.