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Sat., Sept. 7, OPEN HOUSE Metro School of Arts New Studio in Kingstowne
Sat., Sept. 7, OPEN HOUSE Metro School of Arts New Studio in Kingstowne

 

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Lorton, Va. is hosting an open house at their new 10,375 square-foot Kingstowne studio at 5775 Barclay Drive in Alexandria, Va. on Sat., Sept. 7 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., including a ribbon cutting ceremony, tap jam, hip-hop showcase,  karaoke studio and light refreshments. MSA invites the community to bring their dance gear and shoes for an afternoon of fun and free-styling in the new facility. For information, go to www.metropolitanarts.org or call 703.339.0444.

The 10,375 sq. foot-location is twice the size of their old location, while the new space will offer five dance studios and three music rooms, giving MSA the opportunity to offer 100 more dance classes and music lessons. The new studio will have a full-service dance store with dance attire and shoes, with one studio dedicated to yoga and MetroBarre classes.

“We had outgrown our Alexandria studio, and the Kingstowne location gives us the space to offer more lessons and rehearsal room to better serve our community,” said Melissa Dobbs, founder and president of Metropolitan School of the Arts of Lorton, Va. “MSA is going through a lot of growth spurts this year, with our new studios in Lorton and Kingstowne, along with the secondary school; we now have the chance to expand our class offerings,” said Dobbs.

Founder and president, Melissa Dobbs, was classically trained at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC, George Mason University and the Royal Academy of Dance in London, where she became a registered teacher. Noted for its world-class instructors, MSA offers high quality performing arts training in a ground breaking, holistic learning environment that cultivates creativity, builds community and empowers students.

ABOUT METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (MSA):
Lorton, Va.-based, Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) is the first Washington, D.C. area, private, secondary performing arts school, founded in 2013 by Melissa Dobbs. The MSA performing arts studios in Alexandria and Lorton, Va. have taught dance, music and theater to more than 10,000 students since 2001. Noted for its world-class instructors, MSA offers high quality performing arts training in a ground breaking, holistic learning environment that cultivates creativity, builds community and empowers students. The organization was featured in Dance Teacher magazine, FOX 5 Morning News, WUSA9, Northern Virginia Magazine, Washington Business Journal and Washington Families magazine. Many students from MSA studios go on to perform in prestigious arenas including Broadway, National Tours, The Julliard School, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Washington Ballet, The American Academy of Ballet, Universal Ballet Academy, The Kirov Ballet, The Hartt School, Marymount University (New York), Ford’s Theater and Mark Morris Dance Company. MSA offers a performing arts school, two performing arts studios, youth ballet, tap and jazz companies, community theatre program, as well as MetroClub and MetroRide, as part of their arts-focused, after-school program. Call 703.339.0444 or visit www.metropolitanarts.org, Facebook or Twitter.