Mar
31
Fri
MetroiMprov Showcase: March 31 @ MSA Studio
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
MetroiMprov Showcase: March 31 @ MSA Studio | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Join our hilarious MSA Improv Troupe for a FREE night of giggles and laughs at their spring showcase on Friday, March 31 at 7:30pm at the MSA studio. Have a blast as our quick-witted thespians impress you with their spontaneous comedy creations!

Apr
1
Sat
Summer Early Bird Discount Registration Deadline: April 1
Apr 1 all-day
Summer Early Bird Discount Registration Deadline: April 1

We’ve got non-stop fun planned with classes and camps for ages 2+ this summer! Choose from delightful morning or afternoon MiniCamps for ages 3-5 with themes such as The Story Of Frozen and Lego Creation, energetic full-day Camp MSA arts experiences for ages 6-12, and our renowned pre-professional programs, Musical Theater Workshop, FLY and Ballet Intensive. Weekly classes for ages 2-18 allow students to continue the progress they have made during the year. Early registration is strongly encouraged as many of our programs fill quickly. Click here for details and register before April 1 to get the Early Bird Discount!

Apr
2
Sun
RAD Exams: April 2-6
Apr 2 – Apr 5 all-day
RAD Exams: April 2-6

Students who are participating in RAD Exams will receive details via email.

Apr
10
Mon
MetroClub Spring Break Camp: April 10-14
Apr 10 – Apr 14 all-day
MetroClub Spring Break Camp: April 10-14 @ Alexandria | Virginia | United States

MSA’s MetroClub program provides a fun and enriching educational experience on teacher workdays! Join us for a day of dance, music, theater, yoga and visual arts with friends from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at our Alexandria location. Parents should provide each student with a water bottle as well as nut-free snacks and a bagged lunch. MetroClub programs are open to students in grades K-6. Completion of the registration form below is required by 5:00 p.m. the previous Thursday in order to register. 5 student minimum enrollment required in order for MSA to hold each program – we will notify you if the minimum enrollment is not met.

Individual day camps will be held October 7, November 7, November 8, March 24 and April 17. Pricing for individual Day Camps $85 for the first child, $50 per sibling thereafter. MetroClub members receive a $15 discount on the first child.

Our 5 day MetroClub Spring Break Camp will be held April 10-14. Pricing is $375 for the first child, $200 per sibling thereafter. MetroClub members receive a $75 discount on the first child.

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Spring Break: April 10-16
Apr 10 – Apr 16 all-day
Spring Break: April 10-16

MSA will be closed April 10-16 for the spring break holiday. There will be no Youth Dance/Theater, Music or Adult Dance classes taking place during that time. Click here to see the schedule of Adult Fitness classes taking place during the break.

Apr
17
Mon
MetroClub Day Camp: April 17
Apr 17 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
MetroClub Day Camp: April 17 @ Alexandria | Virginia | United States

MSA’s MetroClub program provides a fun and enriching educational experience on teacher workdays! Join us for a day of dance, music, theater, yoga and visual arts with friends from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at our Alexandria location. Parents should provide each student with a water bottle as well as nut-free snacks and a bagged lunch. MetroClub programs are open to students in grades K-6. Completion of the registration form below is required by 5:00 p.m. the previous Thursday in order to register. 5 student minimum enrollment required in order for MSA to hold each program – we will notify you if the minimum enrollment is not met.

Individual day camps will be held October 7, November 7, November 8, February 6, March 24 and April 17. Pricing for individual Day Camps $85 for the first child, $50 per sibling thereafter. MetroClub members receive a $15 discount on the first child.

Our 5 day MetroClub Spring Break Camp will be held April 10-14. Pricing is $375 for the first child, $200 per sibling thereafter. MetroClub members receive a $75 discount on the first child.

Register for Day Camps here!

Apr
23
Sun
Dancer Wellness Workshop: Long and Lean @ Metropolitan School of the Arts
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dancer Wellness Workshop: Long and Lean @ Metropolitan School of the Arts | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

The goal of this workshop is to provide tools for each child to gain flexibility as safely and efficiently as possible.  We will begin by reviewing the differences between stretching as a warm up versus cool down and demonstrate examples of each.  After warming up we will run through the most important lower body stretches and review the anatomy of our legs, arms, and upper back.  This will lead us into stretching the arms and back to improve port de bras and cambre.  Safety while stretching will be covered with special attention on foot stretchers and over-stretching.  We will close the workshop by discussing foam roller and tennis ball fascial releases and will provide exercises for the dancer to use before and after class.

Apr
30
Sun
April 30: Metropolitan Youth Ballet Presents “Cinderella” @ The George Washington National Masonic Memorial Theater
Apr 30 all-day
April 30: Metropolitan Youth Ballet Presents "Cinderella" @ The George Washington National Masonic Memorial Theater | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

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 stepmother, Cinderella remains virtuous. Watch and believe as the beauty of magic is bought to life. Cinderella’s very own fairy godmother transforms Cinderella’s from rags to riches! Watch the prince have his heart captured by this beautiful mysterious guest who dashes off at the stroke of midnight, leaving only her glass slipper behind………….
* Purchase 10 or more tickets to a single show and receive a $2 discount per ticket. The discount will be reflected at checkout.

If you are a Girl Scout Troop, please let us know you are coming so we can arrange a special patch and post performance event. Email production@metropolitanarts.org.

May
7
Sun
Dancer Wellness Workshop: Safety First @ Metropolitan School of the Arts
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dancer Wellness Workshop: Safety First @ Metropolitan School of the Arts | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

This workshop is designed to provide the dancer with tools to stay healthy before, during, and after high intensity dance schedules.  We will begin by reviewing the physical and emotional demands on the body during rehearsal/performance season and discuss ways to prevent injury by properly warming up, cooling down, cross training, and adjusting your work outs to prevent overtraining.  We will then review how to maintain fitness during the off season (most often Summer) and discuss how to care for our bodies if an injury occurs.  Last, we will briefly cover the nutritional demands placed on a dancer’s body and provide recommendations for caloric intake and healthy food options to properly fuel the dancer’s body.

May
8
Mon
In-Class Progress Report & Registration Meetings: May 8-13
May 8 – May 13 all-day
In-Class Progress Report & Registration Meetings: May 8-13

So it’s that time of year – time to get your student’s end of the year progress report and complete the paperwork for 2017-2018 registration! We are planning for packets to be available for pickup at the studio from Monday, May 15 through Saturday, May 20 (any unclaimed packets will be mailed out on the afternoon of the 20th). Packets will contain progress reports for each of your student’s classes, the 2017-2018 schedule, and registration forms for 2017-2018.

Ahead of this process, we would like to invite parents of students in Pre-Primary 1 and 2, Combination 1 and 2, Early Childhood Ballet 1 and 2 and all Level 1 and 2 dance & theater classes (Acting, Musical Theater, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and Contemporary) to join us for the last 5 minutes of your student’s class from Monday, May 8 through Saturday, May 13 to go over important details pertaining to progress reports and priority registration.