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The only school of its kind in the country!

We are a world class performing arts school in Alexandria, VA teaching dance, music and theater to students of all ages.

THE STUDIO offers award winning classes and summer programs for students ages 2 through adult.

THE ACADEMY is a fully accredited conservatory style performing arts secondary school for budding professionals.

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Dance Classes
Dance Classes
Music Lessons
Music Lessons
Theater & Music Theater
Theater & Music Theater
Summer Camps!
Summer Camps!
The Academy
The Academy
Adult Classes
Adult Classes
Homeschool Program
Homeschool Program
Pre-Professional Companies
Pre-Professional Companies

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Ballet Intensive Faculty Spotlight: Nancie Woods

May 24th, 2017|

Metropolitan School of the Arts is pleased to welcome Nancie Woods to our Ballet Intensive faculty! Nancie Woods is originally from England, where she trained at Elmhurst Ballet School and the Rambert Academy in London. Her performing career began in France with the Ballet du Rhin, where she toured throughout [...]

Early Childhood Open House!

April 27th, 2017|

Join us for a delightful afternoon of fairy-tale themed ballet classes, fantastically scrumptious treats, and magical crafts! Our youngest princesses (and knights!) are invited to a royal day where early registration is granted to Early Childhood students only! Do not miss this awesome opportunity for priority registration! Click here to [...]

Cinderella Ballet by Metropolitan Youth Ballet!

April 21st, 2017|

Don’t miss one of the most enchanting rags-to-riches storybook ballets – Cinderella! This is the endearing story of a young girl who keeps the words of her parents close to her heart; she remains faithful to being courageous and kind! Though cruelly mistreated, by her comically portrayed ugly sisters and [...]

THE ‘MSA WAY’

MSA is no ordinary performing arts school. We’ve developed a cutting edge methodology for arts education rooted in compassion, dedication and ultimately achievement. We call this the ‘MSA Way.”

  • Passion: MSA inspires passion for the performing arts in all of our students.
  • Practice: We encourage our students to practice perfectly and to the best of their ability to achieve their maximum potential.
  • Integrity: We work hard even when no one is watching and choose to do the right thing even when it’s not the easy choice.
  • Community: We understand that we can not do it alone.  It takes a village.  We honor our village and are grateful for the support we receive.

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