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Youth Classes

   Youth arts program

Teaching Artist -  varied
09/07/2021 - 12/16/2021
Monday - Thursday
3:30-6:00pm
Tuition - varied

This fall will mark our return to in person youth arts classes! We are excited to welcome everyone back into our space and celebrate with performing arts, visual arts, and dance opportunites. Click below to find out details and what we are doing to provide a safe experience for families and teaching artists. 

BALLET FOUNDATIONS: GRADES PRE K-1

Teaching Artist -  Rachael Coad
09/13/2021 - 12/13/2021
Monday
4:00-4:55pm
Tuition - $260.00

CHAW dance classes are designed to grow with your child and give dancers an opportunity to learn and build on foundational skills. All students perform in demonstrations or recitals held in conjunction with CHAW-wide performance festivals at the end of each session. Class instruction includes dance technique, steps, and sequences that develop strength, stamina, and focus. *No classes on 10/11.

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BALLET FOUNDATIONS: GRADES 2-5

Teaching Artist -  Rachael Coad
09/13/2021 - 12/13/2021
Monday
5:00-5:55pm
Tuition - $260.00

CHAW dance classes are designed to grow with your child and give dancers an opportunity to learn and build on foundational skills. All students perform in demonstrations or recitals held in conjunction with CHAW-wide performance festivals at the end of each session. Class instruction includes dance technique, steps, and sequences that develop strength, stamina, and focus. *No class on 10/11.

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MUSICAL THEATER: GRADES K-5

Teaching Artist -  Rachael Coad
09/10/2021 - 12/17/2021
Friday
4:00-4:55pm
Tuition - $260.00

Stretch those jazz hands wide and learn Broadway style musical theater dance with Ms. Rachael each Friday! Throughout this semester we will build a solid musical theater jazz warm up, talk about the important fundamentals of technique, and then put on a mini recital in December. We encourage student bring all the costumes, sets, and extras you can find in your house. No previous experience or dance shoes required, just come in wearing something comfortable. *No class on 11/26.

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CREATIVE MOVEMENT: AGES 3-5

Teaching Artist -  Zoe Wampler
10/09/2021 - 12/11/2021
Saturday
9:00-9:45am
Tuition - $160.00

This class encourages movement and body awareness in our young dancers. Through games, stretches, and basic positions students will develop the building blocks to further dance styles along with musicality and rhythm. *No class on 10/30/2021 or 11/27/2021.

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BALLET & JAZZ: AGES 6-9

Teaching Artist -  Zoe Wampler
10/09/2021 - 12/11/2021
Saturday
10:00-10:50am
Tuition - $160.00

Students will be guided through ballet and jazz movements. Once they have a firm grasp, they will move to choreography where student participation is encouraged in creating a final showcase. *No class on 10/30/2021 or 11/27/2021.

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Summer Camp

Arts Adventure Camp

Coming back next year!

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Jr. ARTS ADVENTURE CAMP

Coming back next year!

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TEEN PHOTOGRAPHY CAMP

In person at CHAW
CHAW's Teen Photography Camp is an opportunity for young photographers to use their own voices to tell their stories! The two-week in-person camp is designed to encourage engagement with our physical surroundings through the interactive nature of analog photography. We'll support that with group discussions of the works of influential photographers. Students need no previous photography experience and will learn how to create prints using two cameraless techniques: sun printing and black-and-white photograms. All materials are provided. The camp will wrap up with a COVID-safe outdoor group exhibition curated by the students, and is open to friends and family to join. Grades 8-12.

*Grade most recently completed.

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STRING FLING CAMP

In person at CHAW
A half day camp for young violin students. Activities include Suzuki method based instruction, including ensembles, creative movement, and music games. 6 months+ experience and instrument required. Students will have a fabulous week of beautiful music! Deadline for camp enrollment is Monday, Aug 9th.

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ADVANCED STRING FLING CAMP: AROUND THE WORLD

In person at CHAW
Around the World Fiddle and Jazz is a summer music camp for violinists beginning in or at the Suzuki book 3 level. We will fiddle our way through Ireland, studying the history, legacy, technique, and application of Irish Fiddle! We will also study some bluegrass and American fiddle traditions. We will conclude our week with a performance session at a local Irish restaurant! We will learn improvisation which can be used in Fiddle as well as Jazz traditions. Get ready for some fun! Deadline for camp enrollment is Monday, Aug 9th.

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SUMMER TEEN PROGRAM: INTRO TO DIGITAL ART & DESIGN

In person at CHAW
Join us this August for a two-week summer workshop series covering all things design! Girlz by Design (GBD) invites high school students (ages 14-18) to discover digital art fields and creative tech careers on weekdays from 2-5pm. The program is led by instructors from GBD, a nonprofit that works to empower, motivate, and educate young creatives in high schools across the DMV region by preparing them to succeed in the new digital era.

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Light Switch Dance Theatre

Switch Summer Intensive (ages 12-18)

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.

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Music Together

Music Together

Music Together ® provides children from birth to kindergarten with a rich music experience that stimulates and supports their growing music skills and understanding. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop is proud to partner with Little Steps Music for almost a decade to host this pioneering early childhood music education program for children, their parents, and caregivers-- joyfully sharing songs, rhymes, movement, and instrument play, in class and in their daily lives.

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