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Summertime Hours of Operation : 9:30am-6pm from Aug 19-30

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Summertime Hours of Operation : 9:30am-6pm from Aug 19-30

Youth Classes

After School Arts

After School Arts

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop  provides comprehensive and sequential art experiences that build skills, a strong sense of community and a life-long love of the arts.  Dedicated, professional teaching artists* encourage students to develop personal expression while investigating a wide array of processes and techniques designed to nurture artistic growth.

Classes are organized by day, and age, studio.  Projects, performances, themes, and processes vary from class to class and semester to semester, so there are always new techniques to learn, fresh and creative ideas to pursue, and skills to build upon. 

Classes are small and designed to meet each student where they are at, so no matter what stage your child enters the program—as a longtime participant, brand new student, or somewhere in between—there will be an appropriately-paced class that will feel both safe and challenging.  Choose a familiar medium, explore new disciplines, or mix and match—we will always tailor instruction to help kids discover ways to learn more, feel proud and have fun.

*All Teaching Artists have undergone in-depth background checks as part of our standard hiring process.

Afterschool arts classes M,T, Th 3:30 - 6:00, W 1:30 - 6:00, F 3:30 - 5:30 (Grades K-8)

Register Applied Dance

TINY TOTS - (2.5-3 YEAR OLDs)

Teaching Artist -  Katie Fulton
Dance/Movement 
09/07/2019 - 12/14/2019 
Saturday
10:40-11:25am 
Tuition - $280.00 

Semester long technique classes are designed to give beginning dancers an opportunity to learn foundational skills in ballet and tap. All students perform in demonstrations or recitals at the end of each session. Class instruction includes technique, steps and sequences that develop strength, stamina and focus. 
*No class on 11/30/19. 

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TINY TOTS - (2.5-3 YEAR OLDS)

Teaching Artist -  Laura Vucci 
Dance/Movement 
09/07/2019 - 12/14/2019 
Saturday 
11:50-12:35am 
Tuition - $280.00 

Semester long technique classes are designed to give beginning dancers an opportunity to learn foundational skills in ballet and tap. All students perform in demonstrations or recitals at the end of each session. Class instruction includes technique, steps and sequences that develop strength, stamina and focus. 
*No class on 11/30/19. 

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STUDIO TO STAGE: BUNNIES (4 YR OLDS)

Teaching Artist -  Rachael Coad
Dance/Movement 
09/07/2019 - 06/13/2020 
Saturday
8:30-9:15am 
Tuition - $750.00 

These performance focus classes emphasize stage presence, technique building, choreographed ballet, and tap routines as well as tumbling to develop strength. Studio to stage classes are for students who want to take their skill and artistry to a higher level by committing to a year-long program. Performances are held in off-site venues. Costume fees are included. Student placement is determined by age, experience and recommendation of the instructor.
*No classes on 11/30/19, 12/21/19-1/3/20, 2/22/20, 4/18/20, 5/23/20.  

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STUDIO TO STAGE: BUTTERFLIES (5 YR OLDS)

Teaching Artist -  Rachael Coad
Dance/Movement 
09/07/2019 - 06/13/2020 
Saturday
9:20-10:05am 
Tuition - $750.00 

These performance focus classes emphasize stage presence, technique building, choreographed ballet, and tap routines as well as tumbling to develop strength. Studio to stage classes are for students who want to take their skill and artistry to a higher level by committing to a year-long program. Performances are held in off-site venues. Costume fees are included. Student placement is determined by age, experience and recommendation of the instructor.
*No classes on 11/30/19, 12/21/19-1/3/20, 2/22/20, 4/18/20, 5/23/20. 

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STUDIO TO STAGE: FAIRIES (6 YR OLDS)

Teaching Artist -  Rachael Coad
Dance/Movement
09/07/2019 - 06/13/2020
Saturday
10:10-10:55am
Tuition - $750.00

These performance focus classes emphasize stage presence, technique building, choreographed ballet, and tap routines as well as tumbling to develop strength. Studio to stage classes are for students who want to take their skill and artistry to a higher level by committing to a year-long program. Performances are held in off-site venues. Costume fees are included. Student placement is determined by age, experience and recommendation of the instructor. *No classes on 11/30/19, 12/21/19-1/3/20, 2/22/20, 4/18/20, 5/23/20.

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STUDIO TO STAGE: MERMAIDS (7 YR OLDS)

Teaching Artist -  Laura Vucci
Dance/Movement
09/07/2019 - 06/13/2020
Saturday
11:00-11:45am
Tuition - $750.00

These performance focus classes emphasize stage presence, technique building, choreographed ballet, and tap routines as well as tumbling to develop strength. Studio to stage classes are for students who want to take their skill and artistry to a higher level by committing to a year-long program. Performances are held in off-site venues. Costume fees are included. Student placement is determined by age, experience and recommendation of the instructor. *No classes on 11/30/19, 12/21/19-1/3/20, 2/22/20, 4/18/20, 5/23/20.

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STUDIO TO STAGE: UNICORNS (8 YR OLDS)

Teaching Artist -  Katie Fulton
Dance/Movement
09/07/2019 - 06/13/2020
Saturday
9:50-10:35am
Tuition - $750.00

These performance focus classes emphasize stage presence, technique building, choreographed ballet, and tap routines as well as tumbling to develop strength. Studio to stage classes are for students who want to take their skill and artistry to a higher level by committing to a year-long program. Performances are held in off-site venues. Costume fees are included. Student placement is determined by age, experience and recommendation of the instructor. *No classes 11/30/19, 12/21/19-1/3/20, 2/22/20, 4/18/20, 5/23/20.

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STUDIO TO STAGE: DOLPHINS (9-10+ YR OLDS)

Teaching Artist -  Katie Fulton
Dance/Movement
09/07/2019 - 06/13/2020
Saturday
9:00-9:45am
Tuition - $750.00

These performance focus classes emphasize stage presence, technique building, choreographed ballet, and tap routines as well as tumbling to develop strength. Studio to stage classes are for students who want to take their skill and artistry to a higher level by committing to a year-long program. Performances are held in off-site venues. Costume fees are included. Student placement is determined by age, experience and recommendation of the instructor. *No classes on 11/30/19, 12/21/19-1/3/20, 2/22/20, 4/18/20, 5/23/20.

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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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Spring Break Camp at CHAW

Join us for a week of great art with CHAW's Spring Break camp Monday, April 16 - Friday, April 20, 2019 (no camp on Emancipation Day, Tuesday, 4/16). Students in grades K-5 will engage in recreational activities, crafts and field trips in the morning, followed by structured art activities in the afternoon. Come spend the day or week with with us!!

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Arts Adventures-Grades K-5

Campers spend mornings in the studio engaging creative curiosity in 2D and 3D visual arts. Each camp session offers new projects and performances and wraps up with an arts showcase for family and friends. Afternoons are full of swimming, parks, museums, fun, and games.

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Jr. Arts Adventures-Ages PreK4-5

Arts are the perfect creative backdrop for imaginative play spaces, social development, and curiosity driven activities. The week culminates in demonstrations for family and friends.

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String Fling!-Violin Camp-Grades k-6

Suzuki method based instrument instruction, ensembles, creative movement, theory and composition, and music games for young string players.

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Photography Institute-Grades 8-12

Learn how to shoot, develop, and present photos in this two week course designed to have campers find artistic inspiration even after camp time has ended.

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SHAKE IT OFF! DANCE CAMP-Grades 2-5

Light Switch Dance Theatre presents Shake it Off! Dance Camp. Campers will participate in variety of dance classes including pop jazz, creative movement, musical theatre and hip-hop. At the end of the week, campers will have the opportunity to present dances from the genre's they explored to the community.

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Ceramics Institute-Grades 6-8

Not afraid to get dirty? Come explore the wonderful world of clay! This two-week ceramic workshop is for students who are interested in exploring their creativity and learning about the endless possibilities of clay. We will cover both basic hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques. Learn to create bowls, mugs and other functional objects as well as experiment with sculptural forms. Clear instructions will be provided with plenty of room for students to take ownership over their projects and make them their own. Class includes clay, firing, and selection of glaze.

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American Youth Chorus

American Youth Chorus (AYC) is a weekly, after-school music program that offers students a performance-based choral program that encourages young people to develop their voices, creativity and self esteem in a fun and supportive environment. The AYC curriculum focuses on artistic discipline, healthy vocal production and technique, basic music theory, sight-singing skills, singing in two part harmony, stage presence and cooperation within an ensemble.

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