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At Elemeno, New Dance Classes and Revived Member Socials

Elemeno is my favorite neighborhood play space for little kids. I have treated it as if it were my own living room, starting when AJ was about 6 months old. Elemeno saw him scoot, crawl, toddle, walk and then run! Elemeno, located at 709 8th St SE, is always changing things up–refreshing toys and offering new opportunities. Here’s what’s new at Elemeno this fall.

New: Tippi Toes at Elemeno

Elemeno is hosting two weekly … Read the rest

Registration Open for Camp Shenanigans ‘Play in a Day’ and Break Camps, 2019-2020

Anxious to get your child’s days off covered for this school year? Camp Shenanigans’ “Play in a Day” and school break camps, offered on every DCPS and Twin Rivers Charter School day off, are now open for registration. Not only that, but if your non-DCPS school has a day off that is not on the schedule, you can contact and the camp just might put something together for you.

Camp Shenanigans, located at 316 … Read the rest

Fall News From Studio One Dance

What’s new this fall at Studio One Dance? A studio opening, fall enrollment and birthday party reservations!

Studio Opens Sept. 8

Studio One’s newly renovated space at 511 11th St SE will open for classes on Sunday, Sept. 8. All classes will be held at this location.

Fall Enrollment Open Now

Enrollment for the 2019-2020 dance year (Sept. 8, 2019-June 13, 2020) is happening now. Classes include opportunities for dancers as young as 2 years … Read the rest

Boogie Babes Moves to Miracle Theatre, Sept. 5

Kidsinger Jim performs at Eastern Market, the previous location for Boogie Babes. Boogie Babes will now be held at Miracle Theatre.

Ready to boogie with the babes? Boogie Babes is getting ready to restart for fall–and it will boogie in a new location: Miracle Theatre, 535 8th St SE. The season starts on Thursday, Sept. 5 with a 10:30 a.m. performance by Kidsinger Jim and continues the following Thursday, Sept. 12 with a performance … Read the rest

Fall Fever: Festivals on (or Near) the Hill

The Hill Center’s Annual Family Day on Sept. 29 features a performance by King Bullfrog (here at a 2019 spring concert).

Fall is in the air! OK, so it was 90-plus degrees and 50-plus percent humidity much of this week, but I am feeling fall vibes as I contemplate September plans. Fall in DC is a parade of festivals, a number of them held here on the Hill or nearby. The following are best bets … Read the rest

Camp Shenanigans Introduces After-School Classes

Camp Shenanigans, known for its performing arts summer camps and “Play in a Day” day-off camps, is introducing weekly after-school classes for fall (descriptions follow). Classes begin the week of Sept. 9 and run through mid-December.

Acting and Improv, Mondays, 6-7 p.m.

This class explores acting techniques (improv, physical comedy, stage presence) as students work to create their own interpretation of an Irish myth. Tropes, characters, story, and more are explored in this fun and … Read the rest

Fall Into Makeshift With Free Demo Classes

Makeshift is at 1321 Linden Court NE.

Makeshift, the children’s art and music space near H Street NE, has announced new classes, free demos and some changes to the schedule for the fall:

Tunes4Tots Moves to Wednesdays Starting Sept. 11

With Tunes 4 Tots, little ones will learn fundamental music concepts through song, movement, and play! Ages 5 and under with a participating caregiver. Register or attend a free demo on Sept. 4.

New: Chickadee

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A Year of Arts for Young Audiences at Atlas

Capital City Symphony’s Meet the Orchestra: That String Thing!

This past spring, AJ and I attended and loved a couple of kids’ theater shows at Atlas Performing Arts Center. I am very excited to see that Atlas has planned out an entire year of opportunities for kids to explore theater, music and dance. The 2019-2020 schedule of Arts for Young Audiences is here, and it includes a fantastic variety of fun and learning for … Read the rest