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FALL CLASSES BEGIN SEPT. 9 AT METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS STUDIOS in LORTON and KINGSTOWNE | Arts & Culture

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FALL CLASSES BEGIN SEPT. 9 AT METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS STUDIOS in LORTON and KINGSTOWNE
FALL CLASSES BEGIN SEPT. 9 AT METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS STUDIOS in LORTON and KINGSTOWNE

 

Whether you’re into tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop or theatre, Metropolitan School of the Arts studios’ fall curriculum provides a variety of classes for all ages, with classes beginning on Mon.., Sept. 9. Renowned for its holistic teaching approach, positive reinforcement style and world-class instructors, the school offers beginner and advanced instruction at their Alexandria and Lorton, Va. locations. Registration is available online at www.metropolitanarts.org.

Classes include: ballet, Pointe, hip-hop, jazz, break dancing, tumbling, Irish dance, hula, contemporary, combination classes of tap/ballet or jazz/tap, musical theater, acting, as well as piano, violin, percussion, guitar and voice lessons.

The arts-focused after-school program, MetroClub,  is for first through sixth grades, offered by the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) performing arts studios in Alexandria and Lorton, Va. from Sept. 9, 2013 to June 27, 2014. The program teaches a well-rounded curriculum of music, dance, theatre, yoga, academics, as well as homework time. MetroClub students have the option to be bused from select area schools by MetroRide buses as well.

“We’ve geared our programs for all ages, from 3-years-olds to adults, providing a well-rounded atmosphere for students to explore their artistic talents and skills,” said Melissa Dobbs, founder and president of Metropolitan School of the Arts in Alexandria and Lorton, Va. “Our instructors are trained to nurture the earliest beginners and challenge those who are looking to go to the next level of mastery,” said Dobbs.

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, a youth tap ensemble, a youth ballet, a jazz company, 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.

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