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Classes

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Teen & Adult
Jan. 14 - Feb. 18

Tue. 7:30-8:30pm

Instructor: Cookie Bell
Love soul-filled R&B music and want to learn a popular swing style suited to that vibe? West Coast Swing is the dance you seek --- both sophisticated and energetic, gracefully incorporating "pushes, tucks, whips" with underarm turns. It's danced to slower music and in a linear pattern called a “slot” that requires less dance floor & favors subtle movements---a great step for Blues Dances, parties, or a night on the town! Beginners welcome; experienced dancers will improve styling and learn new moves.


Teen & Adult
Jan. 14 - Feb. 18

Tue. 8:30-9:30pm

Instructor: Cookie Bell

Love rock and roll, big band and boogie woogie music? This style of swing dance will have you moving into "Triple Swing", East Coast style, distinguished by its bounce, rock step and Swing hip motion.  Those who have Swing dance experience are welcome to continue in this session as Cookie introduces advanced steps of this upbeat, joyful dance.

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Age 18 & up
(5 weeks) January 22 - February 19
Wed. 6:30pm-9:00pm

Instructor: Emily Thomson

This class will provide opportunity to draw the unclothed figure with guidance from the instructor. Live models will pose for both quick sketches and more detailed studies. We will explore gesture drawing, and the movement of line, physical proportion, and the interplay of light and shadow on the human form. Please bring your artist sketching pencils and charcoals, and an 18" x 24" drawing pad. Program is geared toward students with previous drawing experience: advanced beginners and intermediate students welcome. High school students may enroll with parental consent letter, contact the Center for details.

Course fee includes tuition and a $45 model fee.


Teens & Adults
(4 weeks) Jan. 23 - Feb. 13
Thu. 10:30am - 11:30am

Instructor:  Natalya Nikitina

Improve flexibility, focus, and self-expression through meditative creative movement. We will warm-up, stretch, and transition to simple dance motions designed to support fitness and well-being. Find empowerment through a greater mind/body connection. Dance experience is not necessary. Dress comfortably, bring a water bottle.


Ages 15 & up
Jan. 24 - Feb. 28
Fri. 6:30-8:30pm

Instructor:  Suhail Mir

Learn from a professional and practice the many ways you may enhance photos with the powerful software Adobe Lightroom®. Photographer Suhail Mir will use his own art to demonstrate key ways Lightroom may be used to transform images, and will introduce the software’s photo management, archiving, and backup utilities. Students will work through hands-on tutorials in the Center’s computer lab. Lightroom will be employed for better visual storytelling - improving composition, color balance and tone, sharpening, reducing noise, straightening, or selectively converting to black-and-white. Bring your own images to class on a flash drive or camera chip and be prepared to upload them to computers in the lab. Basic computer knowledge is an essential prerequisite for this class. Enrollment limited to 8 students..


Ages 15 & up
(4 hours) January 25
Sat. 10:30am-3pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz

Let’s explore how value and color temperature may be used to create a specific mood in your art. Working in the medium of your choice you will produce small studies to illuminate various moods, and then create a final full size of your favorite. Paper and canvases included in course fee, supply list for color media provided upon registration. Bring a bagged lunch.


Ages 5-7
(6 Weeks)  Jan. 28-Mar. 5
Tues. & Thurs. 5-6pm

Join this theatre adventure for our youngest actors and actresses as they learn the basics of acting through age appropriate theatre games. While working as a team, they will discover the fun of putting on a short presentation which they will perform for family and friends on the final day of class.


Ages 8-12
(6 Weeks) Jan. 28-Mar. 5
Tue. & Thu.6-7:30pm

Students are challenged to create and sustain a role without the pressure of auditioning. This performance workshop provides an opportunity to take the stage while learning acting basics and valuable theatre skills. Family and friends are invited to the final performance!

Event Phone: 703-330-2787


(5 Weeks)  Feb. 6 - March 5
Thu. 6:30-8:30pm

Instructor: Cheryl Miehl

Visual art journaling is an exciting frontier for self-expression. The art form combines art and words, providing a place to access creative energy, stretch image-making capabilities and explore techniques to create very personalized artwork. We will experiment with colored pencil, caran d’ache crayons, paint, collage and printmaking methods to learn the basic skills of art journaling. No previous artistic experience required as there are no rules, just self-expression!  Course fee includes $25 supply fee.


Ages 11-14
February 7 - 28
Fri.  6:30-8:30pm

Instructor:  Lydia Bratton

Wish you had more time to make something amazing in the art room? Come indulge design impulses in our Friday night studio art class!  Find plenty of individual instruction and opportunities to try new media and techniques; projects explored may vary with each student's interest. We will draw, paint, sketch, and build dynamic creations. Course fee includes $15.00 supply fee.