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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-5)

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MORNING TINY TOTS


Teaching Artist -  Katie Fulton
Dance/Movement
04/04/2020 - 06/06/2020
Saturday
10:40-11:25am
Tuition - $160.00

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 4/18 or 5/23.

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AFTERNOON TINY TOTS


Teaching Artist -  Laura Vucci
Dance/Movement
04/04/2020 - 06/06/2020
Saturday
11:50-12:35pm
Tuition - $160.00

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 4/18 or 5/23.

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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.  

Class Full

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. 

Class Full

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.

Class Full

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.

Class Full

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.

Class Full

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.

Class Full

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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Summer Camp

Arts Adventures-Grades K-5

Spark your creative curiosity with CHAW's virtual summer camps! Teaching artists and staff will lead students each day in Village Time followed by a studio arts class and a performing arts class with a new amazing theme each week! General materials needed will be announced before each session. Registration opens June 1st!

arts adventures virtual weeks

Week 1: June 22 – 26: Superheros, Villians and Science Fiction
Week 2: June 29 – July 3: Design & Building
Week 3: July 6 – 10: Environment and Environmentalism
Week 4: July 13– 17: Ancient Myths and Folklore
Week 5: July 20 – 24: Outerspace and Physics
Week 6: July 27 – 31: Imagined Travels to Distant Lands

Grades K–5 • grade most recently completed
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Grades K-2) 
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Grades 3-5)
$250 for one week/$475 two weeks

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For the Love of Music Series New!

Four one-week sessions
06/15/2020 - 07/09/2020
Monday through Thursday
10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 5 - 10 years old

Join Teaching Artist, Lydia Ma and a rotating cast of special guests for a fun filled summer series and explore how music is all around us in our daily lives. You don't need a classroom or even an instrument to discover a love of music! Sign up for all four weeks for $300 or weekly at $80 a week.

No musical experience required and general supplies will be announced before each session. 

  • June 15 - 18 - Music and Foreign Language Week
    Students will learn rhythm through words, Chinese vocabulary through Chinese songs, classic Italian IPA pronunciation, and global culture through the common language of music.
     
  • June 22 - 25 - Music and Art Week
    Students will build instruments from scratch, create artwork inspired by music and lots more in this hand-on week! 

  • June 29 - July 2 - Music and Science Week
    Have you wondered about the science of sound? What are acoustics and why do musicians talk about them? Learn the answers to these questions and much more during this week of exploration.
     
  • July 6 - 9 - Music and PE Week
    Learn principles of music all while moving and grooving. Students who sign up for this week will practice rhythm and percussion while working up a sweat! 

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STRING FLING!-VIOLIN CAMP-GRADES K-6

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! 

08/24/2020 - 08/28/2020
Monday through Friday
More info coming soon!

Coming soon!