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Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit

08-31-2019

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 21 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am + 10 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 03 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 10 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 11 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 17 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 18 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 24 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Discover the whimsical world of butterflies at the annual Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit at Brookside Gardens!

The seasonal display...

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Discover the whimsical world of butterflies at the annual Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit at Brookside Gardens!

The seasonal display features hundreds of live butterflies from all over the world, as they flutter and glide throughout the conservatory.

Witness their amazing metamorphosis on display, from tiny chrysalis to flying beauty. Learn firsthand how these magnificent creatures play an integral role in establishing healthy ecosystems and how to create a healthy environment that supports the butterfly life cycle.

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Escape from Between the Lines: Jeanne McManus and Sara Maddox

07-27-2019

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 22 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 23 @ 10:00 am + 4 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present “Escape from Between the Lines,” featuring paintings by Jeanne McManus and Sara Maddox. McManus and Maddox have...

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The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present “Escape from Between the Lines,” featuring paintings by Jeanne McManus and Sara Maddox. McManus and Maddox have escaped the narrow, black-and-white lines of professional editing and writing to find a world of color, concept, and experimentation. Once unburdened from their career obligations, they each found a world of freedom – one that also requires skill and dedication – but a more liberating one that the written word simply could not provide. In their paintings, they crack open the visible world and rearrange its parts in new forms and colors, often seeing human forms and stories emerge as they apply paint to canvas.

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Children's Art Talk & Tours

07-20-2019

Presented by Strathmore at The Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 10:15 am

Young art lovers can get behind the brushstrokes and into the head and heart of the artists in our current exhibitions. Following the tour, children will create a...

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Young art lovers can get behind the brushstrokes and into the head and heart of the artists in our current exhibitions. Following the tour, children will create a take-home art project.

Ages 7 and up, accompanying adults are free. Reservations required.

Please Note: Tickets are not mailed. There will be a will call list at the door.

If you would like to bring your child, but need financial assistance, please contact Visual Arts Coordinator Gabrielle Tillenburg at 301.581.5146 or GTillenburg@strathmore.org.

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The Cat in the Hat

08-18-2019

Presented by Adventure Theatre MTC at Adventure Theatre MTC, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jul 20 @ 4:30 pm + 31 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 21 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Jul 21 @ 4:30 pm Fri, Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jul 27 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jul 27 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Jul 28 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Jul 28 @ 4:30 pm Fri, Aug 02 @ 11:00 am Sat, Aug 03 @ 11:00 am Sat, Aug 03 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 03 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Aug 04 @ 11:00 am Sun, Aug 04 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Aug 04 @ 4:30 pm Fri, Aug 09 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Aug 10 @ 11:00 am Sat, Aug 10 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 10 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Aug 11 @ 11:00 am Sun, Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Aug 11 @ 4:30 pm Fri, Aug 16 @ 11:00 am Sat, Aug 17 @ 11:00 am Sat, Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 17 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Aug 18 @ 11:00 am Sun, Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Aug 18 @ 4:30 pm - less dates and times

Based on the book by Dr. Seuss
Play Originally Produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain
Adapted and Originally Directed by Katie Mitchell
Directed by Adam...

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Based on the book by Dr. Seuss
Play Originally Produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain
Adapted and Originally Directed by Katie Mitchell
Directed by Adam Immerwhar

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that the cat in the hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with. And he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mom find when she gets home...?

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More Obsessions: Thoughts and Things That Keep Living in My Head

07-28-2019

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 21 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jul 27 @ 11:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 28 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents “More Obsessions: Thoughts and Things That Keep Living in My Head” featuring work by F. Lennox Campello. A compulsive drive to...

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The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents “More Obsessions: Thoughts and Things That Keep Living in My Head” featuring work by F. Lennox Campello. A compulsive drive to work the same image or idea over and over is not particularly rare in the pages of art history. What drives those “obsessions” is a matter for debate, and for much furrowing of eyebrows at art schools across the planet, where it is generally considered a negative trait for an artist. Campello, who the Washington City Paper included a few years ago in their annual list of Washington’s most interesting people, not only relishes in returning to the same subject many times over, but in some cases, the “many times” have over the four decades of obsessions delivered interpretations now numbering in the hundreds for a single subject. A new obsession to Campello has been the incorporation of technology to help his other obsession (telling a story via his artwork) succeed. Video and sound become powerful narrative additions to his almost classical drawings.

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Pop Up Drum Circle

07-27-2019

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Takoma Urban Park, Takoma Park
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jul 27 @ 11:00 am

Katy is a drummer and drum facilitator who loves bringing people together through positive vibration of the drum. Meet in the Gazebo. Drums are provided but bring your own...

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Katy is a drummer and drum facilitator who loves bringing people together through positive vibration of the drum. Meet in the Gazebo. Drums are provided but bring your own if you have them! There is limited seating so bring a chair, please.

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Circus!

08-04-2019

Presented by the Puppet Co. at the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 11:30 am Sat, Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Jul 21 @ 11:30 am + 11 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jul 26 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jul 27 @ 11:30 am Sat, Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Jul 28 @ 11:30 am Sun, Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Aug 02 @ 11:00 am Sat, Aug 03 @ 11:30 am Sat, Aug 03 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Aug 04 @ 11:30 am Sun, Aug 04 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

In grand circus tradition, the "Greatest Show on Strings" features a collection of clowns, death-defying acrobats, and an amazing menagerie of fauna from the farthest...

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In grand circus tradition, the "Greatest Show on Strings" features a collection of clowns, death-defying acrobats, and an amazing menagerie of fauna from the farthest reaches of the globe. Performed by Christopher and MayField Piper, many of the acts were built more than 50 years ago by Christopher’s parents for "Len Piper’s International Marionette Circus."

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Civil War Streetcars & Gilded Age Streetcars

08-25-2019

Presented by National Capital Trolley Museum at National Capital Trolley Museum, Colesville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm + 9 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 03 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 04 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Celebrating the beginning of street car service in the Nation's Capital, the Museum presents the two special exhibits, Civil War Streetcars and Gilded Age Streetcars.

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Celebrating the beginning of street car service in the Nation's Capital, the Museum presents the two special exhibits, Civil War Streetcars and Gilded Age Streetcars.

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July 20 and 21 Small Works Art Exhibit at Glen Echo Yellow Barn Studio

07-21-2019

Presented by Friends of the Yellow Barn at Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm

On Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, 2019, the Friends of the Yellow Barn will sponsor the fourth annual Small Works Show at Glen Echo Park. Emerging and professional...

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On Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, 2019, the Friends of the Yellow Barn will sponsor the fourth annual Small Works Show at Glen Echo Park. Emerging and professional artists who are members of the Friends of the Yellow Barn will show works smaller than 14x14 in a variety of media, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel. All works are for sale. This celebration of big ideas in small packages will be open Saturday, July 20, from noon to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 21, from noon to 6:00 p.m. with a reception from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Glen Echo Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, Maryland.

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The Ballad of Mulan

08-11-2019

Presented by Imagination Stage at Imagination Stage, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Jul 21 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Jul 27 @ 1:30 pm + 5 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 28 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Aug 03 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Aug 04 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Aug 10 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Aug 11 @ 1:30 pm - less dates and times

Courage, honor, and country! When China is forced to war with the invading Xi Xia, each family must send one man into battle. In her quest to protect her baba, our young...

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Courage, honor, and country! When China is forced to war with the invading Xi Xia, each family must send one man into battle. In her quest to protect her baba, our young heroine proves girls can do anything - including saving a nation. Inspired by Peking Opera, this partnership production with the Honolulu Theatre for Youth is full of music, pageantry, and humor. Students from the prestigious O-mei Wushu Center- under the direction of Martial Arts Master Sifu Xiaolin Lu - round out the cast in this girl-powered adventure!

Written and directed by Alvin Chan

Music by Matt Mazzella

Partnership Production with Honolulu Theatre for Youth

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Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical

07-28-2019

Presented by Olney Theatre Center at Olney Theatre Center, Olney
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm

From the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes another unlikely hero: Matilda Wormwood. Born to parents who prize their own ignorance and disdain books,...

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From the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes another unlikely hero: Matilda Wormwood. Born to parents who prize their own ignorance and disdain books, learning, and any information they can’t get from television, Matilda somehow manages to emerge...a genius. Maybe even a magical one. However, she and the rest of the school are under the tyrannical rule of a deliciously devious villain, principal Agatha Trunchbull. Matilda embraces the fearful and terrifying moments of childhood with humor, hard-earned optimism, and astoundingly witty musical numbers. Songs like “Miracle,” “Naughty,” and “Revolting Children” will ring true to adults and belong in the survival kit of any child making their way through pre-adolescence and beyond.

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"The Mollusc," Romantic Edwardian Farce by Hubert Henry Davies

08-04-2019

Presented by Quotidian Theatre Company at The Writer's Center, Chevy Chase
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm + 8 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Aug 02 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Aug 03 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 03 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Aug 04 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Hubert Henry Davies' "The Mollusc" - July 12 - August 4, 2019
Directed by Jack Sbarbori

"You are guaranteed to leave 'The Mollusc' with a smile on your face and warmth in...

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Hubert Henry Davies' "The Mollusc" - July 12 - August 4, 2019
Directed by Jack Sbarbori

"You are guaranteed to leave 'The Mollusc' with a smile on your face and warmth in your heart," raved DC Theatre Scene about QTC's "spot-on" 2008 production of Davies' Edwardian comedy of ill manners. A decade later, QTC restages one of its most popular productions about Dulcie Baxter, the "mollusc", who has an unusual, yet hilarious affliction. This delightful farce first hit the London stage in 1907.

"The Mollusc" will be directed by QTC Artistic Director Jack Sbarbori, who directed and designed the set for the highly-acclaimed 2008 production of the play at QTC.

Marnie Kanarek..........Dulcie Baxter (The Mollusc)
Craig Houk.................Mr. Baxter (Dulcie's husband)
Brendan Murray.........Tom Kemp (Dulcie's brother)
Emily Gilson...............Miss Roberts (The Baxters' governess)

Photos of Marnie Kanarek, Craig Houk, Brendan Murray, and Emily Gilson.

Prized by its patrons for its intimate stagings, QTC specializes in productions of naturalistic plays about the truth and beauty in everyday "quotidian" life. This boutique theatre caters to those who enjoy thinking about--and discussing with friends after the show--the meaning of a great play. Located within walking distance of Bethesda's renowned restaurant district, there are plenty of fine places to eat and/or drink before or after the play. On Saturdays and Sundays, parking is free in the public lot directly across from the Writer's Center, where QTC is the resident theater company. QTC is easily accessible by car or Metro (red line to Bethesda stop).

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Skywatching: 50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing

07-20-2019

Presented by Gaithersburg Community Museum at Observatory Park, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm

Join us in commemorating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the Moon. Hands-on activities, telescope viewing, and more will be part of the evening festivities....

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Join us in commemorating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the Moon. Hands-on activities, telescope viewing, and more will be part of the evening festivities. Tours of the historic Latitude Observatory. Co-sponsored with Rockville Science Center.

SOME SPECIFICS: Please don’t bring a bright flashlight; as it is intrusive to watchers. Also, adjust the brightness on any electronic devices. No running water available in the park. PARKING: Limited accessible parking available at Observatory Park. All other parking at the St Martin’s field at Rt. 355 and DeSellum Avenue.

Photo: NASA: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin poses next to the American flag on the Moon, July 20, 1969.

Some of the Gaithersburg Community Museum's skywatching and educational programs are supported by The Explore Science: Earth & Space project. The Explore Science: Earth & Space 2019 toolkit is developed and distributed by the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network). www.nisenet.org This material is based on work supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award numbers NNX16AC67A and 80NSSC18M0061. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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Twilight Trek

08-17-2019

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park, Sandy Spring
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm

A new evening version of our popular guided hikes on the Underground Railroad Experience Trail. 'Conductors' provide historical context and explain techniques used to...

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A new evening version of our popular guided hikes on the Underground Railroad Experience Trail. 'Conductors' provide historical context and explain techniques used to navigate the way North to freedom including the challenges and opportunities nighttime travel presented.Woodlawn Museum admission included. Participants should bring a flashlight and wear light colored or reflective clothing.

Offered April through November on the  3rd Saturday of the month at 7:00 pm. The hike covers approx. 4 miles and lasts 2 ½ hours. Appropriate for ages 7 and up.

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Free Summer Concert – David Cole & Main Street Blues

07-20-2019

Presented by BlackRock Center for the Arts at BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm

If hearing the blues doesn’t make you stand up and holler, then you’ve never heard David “Git” Cole play the blues.  A favorite of the D.C. Blues Society, this...

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If hearing the blues doesn’t make you stand up and holler, then you’ve never heard David “Git” Cole play the blues.  A favorite of the D.C. Blues Society, this native Washingtonian brings the full range of his experience as one of the area’s most versatile musicians to his expression of the blues, arguably America’s foremost musical and storytelling art form.

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Sensory Friendly Performance: The Ballad of Mulan

07-21-2019

Presented by Imagination Stage at Imagination Stage, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jul 21 @ 11:00 am

Courage, honor, and country! When China is forced to war with the invading Xi Xia, each family must send one man into battle. In her quest to protect her baba, our young...

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Courage, honor, and country! When China is forced to war with the invading Xi Xia, each family must send one man into battle. In her quest to protect her baba, our young heroine proves girls can do anything - including saving a nation. Inspired by Peking Opera, this partnership production with the Honolulu Theatre for Youth is full of music, pageantry, and humor. Students from the prestigious O-mei Wushu Center- under the direction of Martial Arts Master Sifu Xiaolin Lu - round out the cast in this girl-powered adventure!

Written and directed by Alvin Chan

Music by Matt Mazzella

Partnership Production with Honolulu Theatre for Youth

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Summer Art Camp @ CREATE

08-30-2019

Presented by CREATE Arts Center at CREATE Arts Center, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 22 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am + 27 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 29 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 05 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 06 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 07 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 08 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 09 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 12 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 13 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 14 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 15 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 16 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 19 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 26 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Each week of summer camp will bring new art adventures. Our experienced teaching artists inspire creativity by teaching a variety of art-making techniques, and by...

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Each week of summer camp will bring new art adventures. Our experienced teaching artists inspire creativity by teaching a variety of art-making techniques, and by exploring the styles of artists to help our campers draw inspiration for their own artwork. The week-long sessions allow for both multi-day and single-day projects, giving our campers the opportunity to work with a variety of materials, including watercolor and tempera paints, clay, plaster, oil pastels, and more. At the end of the week, each child will go home with a portfolio filled with original artwork! Project types include pottery, sculpture, drawing, painting, cartooning, collage, mixed media and more!

General Information:

* Summer camp 2019 runs from June 10 though August 30, 2019 in one-week sessions. Individual day registration is available for Session 1 (June 10-14, 2019) only. Please contact us at 301-588-2787 to register for individual days.

* Ages 5-12 (5 year olds must have completed kindergarten to be eligible to register). 13 & 14 year-olds can interview for CIT positions (Learn more about becoming a CIT. To set up a CIT interview, please contact us at 301-588-2787 or registrar@createartscenter.org).

* The regular camp day runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Before care (8:00-9:00 am) and after care (3:00-6:00 pm) are available.

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Summer Musical Theatre Camp

08-23-2019

Presented by Adventure Theatre MTC at Adventure Theatre MTC, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 22 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am + 22 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 29 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 05 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 06 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 07 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 08 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 09 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 12 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 13 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 14 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 15 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 16 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 19 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Your child will work alongside accomplished D.C. area theatre professionals and teaching artists during daily rehearsals in dancing, singing, and acting. With props and...

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Your child will work alongside accomplished D.C. area theatre professionals and teaching artists during daily rehearsals in dancing, singing, and acting. With props and costumes, singing and scene-work, your child’s experience will culminate in a performance of a full-scale, youth-appropriate main stage show for friends and family. Please note that students are grouped with their peers, and casting is at the discretion of the director. New sessions begin every two weeks.

  • Session 1: June 17 - June 28
  • Session 2: July 1 - July 12
  • Session 3: July 15 - July 26
  • Session 4: July 29 - August 9
  • Session 5: August 12 - August 23
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CityDance Summer Dance Camps

08-23-2019

Presented by CityDance at CityDance School and Conservatory at Strathmore, North Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 22 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am + 22 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 29 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 05 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 06 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 07 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 08 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 09 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 12 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 13 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 14 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 15 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 16 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 19 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

School & Conservatory Summer Camps 2019

For Ages 4-14

Camps are from 9-3pm, with the option of an extended program from 3-5pm

CityDance@Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane,...

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School & Conservatory Summer Camps 2019

For Ages 4-14

Camps are from 9-3pm, with the option of an extended program from 3-5pm

CityDance@Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda MD 20852

Contact: summer@citydance.net | 301.581.5204 | View Location Details

Come Explore and Dance Around The World and Into the Stars With Us This Summer!
Created by Lorraine Spiegler, Artistic Director of the CityDance School and Conservatory, CityDance’s themed children and youth camps  offer learning and fun through culture and creativity. Young dancers learn multi-cultural myths and themes from around the globe and are invited to explore how the tales relate to their daily lives. They take daily classes in ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop and world dance forms and learn challenging choreography in multiple styles. Young dancers imagine, improvise and learn to express themselves through the creation of their own dances as well. Dance, ideas, cultural themes, music, visual art and poetry are woven together in a final performance for family and friends.
Photo credit: media4artists
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Little Loft Summer Camp

08-09-2019

Presented by Little Loft at Little Loft, Takoma Park
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 22 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am + 12 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 29 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 05 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 06 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 07 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 08 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 09 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Little Loft offers art-based full day summer camp for children in grades K-2 and grades 3-5. Both groups will follow the same themes, but in different classrooms, taught...

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Little Loft offers art-based full day summer camp for children in grades K-2 and grades 3-5. Both groups will follow the same themes, but in different classrooms, taught at different levels. The 3rd-5th graders will have a makers’ workshop (design, construct, build, weave, sew, create!) in the afternoon while younger children enjoy sensory room play.

Themes this summer: Identity Investigations, Street Art, Maker's Mindset, and Exploring Natural Materials.

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Summer Camps for ages 3-11 at Metropolitan Ballet Theatre & Academy

08-30-2019

Presented by Metropolitan Ballet Theatre at Metropolitan Ballet Theatre, Gaithersburg, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 22 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am + 27 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 29 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 05 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 06 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 07 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 08 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 09 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 12 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 13 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 14 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 15 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 16 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 19 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 26 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Founded in 1989, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy is a nonprofit organization committed to inspiring students to dance by providing structured training while giving...

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Founded in 1989, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy is a nonprofit organization committed to inspiring students to dance by providing structured training while giving each dancer the opportunity to experiment with their own creativity. MBT offers professional instruction in a nurturing environment to all who are interested, regardless of physical limitations or future aspirations. MBT is also committed to bring arts education to the community with performances and outreach programming.

Join us for a fun summer at both our Gaithersburg or Clarksburg locations!  For details and registration visit http://www.mbtdance.org/academy/summer/.

Half-Day Camps for ages 3-6

Storybook Ballet Camp for ages 3-5
MBT-Gaithersburg: Weeks of June 24, July 29, Aug 12
MBT-Clarksburg: Weeks of June 17, July 8, July 22, Aug 5
M-F, 9:00-12:00 daily; $175/week

Once Upon a Ballet Camp for ages 4-6
MBT-Gaithersburg: Weeks of June 17, Aug 19
MBT-Clarksburg: Weeks of June 24, July 15, Aug 12
M-F, 9:00-12:30 daily; $185/week

Mini Hip Hop Dance Expression for ages 4-6
MBT-Gaithersburg: Week of Aug 5
MBT-Clarksburg: Weeks of July 29, Aug 19
M-F, 9:00-12:30 daily; $185/week

Full-Day Camps for ages 6-11 (no experience required)

My 1st Summer Ballet Intensive for ages 6-8
MBT-Gaithersburg: Weeks of July 29, Aug 12
MBT-Clarksburg: Weeks of June 17, July 22
M-F, 9:00-3:00 daily; $295/wk

Dance Adventure for ages 7-11
MBT-Gaithersburg: Weeks of June 17, Aug 5
MBT-Clarksburg: Weeks of June 24, July 29, Aug 19
M-F, 9:00-3:00 daily; $295/wk

Broadway Jazz Dance Workshop for ages 7-11
MBT-Gaithersburg: Week of Aug 19
MBT-Clarksburg: Week of July 15
M-F, 9:00-3:00 daily; $295/wk

Introduction to Dance for Boys for ages 7-11
MBT-Gaithersburg: Week of Aug 5
M-F, 9:00-3:00 daily; $295/week

Hip Hop Dance Expression for ages 7-11
MBT-Gaithersburg: Week of Aug 12
MBT-Clarksburg: Week of July 8
M-F, 9:00-3:00 daily; $295/wk

Full-Day Camps for ages 7-11 (requires faculty approval)

Junior Summer Ballet Intensive for ages 7-9
MBT-Gaithersburg: Week of June 24
M-F, 9:00-3:00 daily, option to 4:00; $395/wk

Junior Summer Ballet Intensive for ages 8-11
MBT-Gaithersburg: Week of July 29
MBT-Clarksburg: Week of Aug 5, Aug 12
M-F, 9:00-3:00 daily, option to 4:00; $395/wk

Back to Ballet for ages 9-11
MBT-Gaithersburg: Week of Aug 26
M-F, 9:30-2:30 daily; $275/wk

Ballet Boot Camp for ages 11+
MBT-Gaithersburg: Week of Aug 26
M-F, 9:30-2:30 daily; $275/wk

Summer Ballet Intensive for ages 10+:
MBT-Gaithersburg: Weeks of July 8, July 15, July 22
Choose 1, 2, or all 3 weeks; M-F, 9:30-4:30 daily, option to 5:30; $395/wk

Have older dancers? View our summer camps and intensives for ages 12-18 here.

Looking for evening and weekend summer classes? Find those here.

MBT-Gaithersburg
220 Perry Parkway, Suite 8
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

MBT-Clarksburg
22530 Gateway Center Drive, Suite 200
Clarksburg, MD 20871

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Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit

08-31-2019

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 21 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am + 10 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 03 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 10 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 11 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 17 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 18 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 24 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Discover the whimsical world of butterflies at the annual Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit at Brookside Gardens!

The seasonal display...

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Discover the whimsical world of butterflies at the annual Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit at Brookside Gardens!

The seasonal display features hundreds of live butterflies from all over the world, as they flutter and glide throughout the conservatory.

Witness their amazing metamorphosis on display, from tiny chrysalis to flying beauty. Learn firsthand how these magnificent creatures play an integral role in establishing healthy ecosystems and how to create a healthy environment that supports the butterfly life cycle.

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Escape from Between the Lines: Jeanne McManus and Sara Maddox

07-27-2019

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 22 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 23 @ 10:00 am + 4 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present “Escape from Between the Lines,” featuring paintings by Jeanne McManus and Sara Maddox. McManus and Maddox have...

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The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present “Escape from Between the Lines,” featuring paintings by Jeanne McManus and Sara Maddox. McManus and Maddox have escaped the narrow, black-and-white lines of professional editing and writing to find a world of color, concept, and experimentation. Once unburdened from their career obligations, they each found a world of freedom – one that also requires skill and dedication – but a more liberating one that the written word simply could not provide. In their paintings, they crack open the visible world and rearrange its parts in new forms and colors, often seeing human forms and stories emerge as they apply paint to canvas.

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Children's Art Talk & Tours

07-20-2019

Presented by Strathmore at The Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 10:15 am

Young art lovers can get behind the brushstrokes and into the head and heart of the artists in our current exhibitions. Following the tour, children will create a...

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Young art lovers can get behind the brushstrokes and into the head and heart of the artists in our current exhibitions. Following the tour, children will create a take-home art project.

Ages 7 and up, accompanying adults are free. Reservations required.

Please Note: Tickets are not mailed. There will be a will call list at the door.

If you would like to bring your child, but need financial assistance, please contact Visual Arts Coordinator Gabrielle Tillenburg at 301.581.5146 or GTillenburg@strathmore.org.

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The Cat in the Hat

08-18-2019

Presented by Adventure Theatre MTC at Adventure Theatre MTC, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jul 20 @ 4:30 pm + 31 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 21 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Jul 21 @ 4:30 pm Fri, Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jul 27 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jul 27 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Jul 28 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Jul 28 @ 4:30 pm Fri, Aug 02 @ 11:00 am Sat, Aug 03 @ 11:00 am Sat, Aug 03 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 03 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Aug 04 @ 11:00 am Sun, Aug 04 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Aug 04 @ 4:30 pm Fri, Aug 09 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Aug 10 @ 11:00 am Sat, Aug 10 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 10 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Aug 11 @ 11:00 am Sun, Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Aug 11 @ 4:30 pm Fri, Aug 16 @ 11:00 am Sat, Aug 17 @ 11:00 am Sat, Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 17 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Aug 18 @ 11:00 am Sun, Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Aug 18 @ 4:30 pm - less dates and times

Based on the book by Dr. Seuss
Play Originally Produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain
Adapted and Originally Directed by Katie Mitchell
Directed by Adam...

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Based on the book by Dr. Seuss
Play Originally Produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain
Adapted and Originally Directed by Katie Mitchell
Directed by Adam Immerwhar

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that the cat in the hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with. And he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mom find when she gets home...?

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More Obsessions: Thoughts and Things That Keep Living in My Head

07-28-2019

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 21 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jul 27 @ 11:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 28 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents “More Obsessions: Thoughts and Things That Keep Living in My Head” featuring work by F. Lennox Campello. A compulsive drive to...

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The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents “More Obsessions: Thoughts and Things That Keep Living in My Head” featuring work by F. Lennox Campello. A compulsive drive to work the same image or idea over and over is not particularly rare in the pages of art history. What drives those “obsessions” is a matter for debate, and for much furrowing of eyebrows at art schools across the planet, where it is generally considered a negative trait for an artist. Campello, who the Washington City Paper included a few years ago in their annual list of Washington’s most interesting people, not only relishes in returning to the same subject many times over, but in some cases, the “many times” have over the four decades of obsessions delivered interpretations now numbering in the hundreds for a single subject. A new obsession to Campello has been the incorporation of technology to help his other obsession (telling a story via his artwork) succeed. Video and sound become powerful narrative additions to his almost classical drawings.

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Pop Up Drum Circle

07-27-2019

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Takoma Urban Park, Takoma Park
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jul 27 @ 11:00 am

Katy is a drummer and drum facilitator who loves bringing people together through positive vibration of the drum. Meet in the Gazebo. Drums are provided but bring your own...

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Katy is a drummer and drum facilitator who loves bringing people together through positive vibration of the drum. Meet in the Gazebo. Drums are provided but bring your own if you have them! There is limited seating so bring a chair, please.

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Circus!

08-04-2019

Presented by the Puppet Co. at the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 11:30 am Sat, Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Jul 21 @ 11:30 am + 11 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jul 26 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jul 27 @ 11:30 am Sat, Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Jul 28 @ 11:30 am Sun, Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Aug 02 @ 11:00 am Sat, Aug 03 @ 11:30 am Sat, Aug 03 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Aug 04 @ 11:30 am Sun, Aug 04 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

In grand circus tradition, the "Greatest Show on Strings" features a collection of clowns, death-defying acrobats, and an amazing menagerie of fauna from the farthest...

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In grand circus tradition, the "Greatest Show on Strings" features a collection of clowns, death-defying acrobats, and an amazing menagerie of fauna from the farthest reaches of the globe. Performed by Christopher and MayField Piper, many of the acts were built more than 50 years ago by Christopher’s parents for "Len Piper’s International Marionette Circus."

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Civil War Streetcars & Gilded Age Streetcars

08-25-2019

Presented by National Capital Trolley Museum at National Capital Trolley Museum, Colesville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm + 9 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 03 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 04 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Celebrating the beginning of street car service in the Nation's Capital, the Museum presents the two special exhibits, Civil War Streetcars and Gilded Age Streetcars.

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Celebrating the beginning of street car service in the Nation's Capital, the Museum presents the two special exhibits, Civil War Streetcars and Gilded Age Streetcars.

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July 20 and 21 Small Works Art Exhibit at Glen Echo Yellow Barn Studio

07-21-2019

Presented by Friends of the Yellow Barn at Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm

On Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, 2019, the Friends of the Yellow Barn will sponsor the fourth annual Small Works Show at Glen Echo Park. Emerging and professional...

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On Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, 2019, the Friends of the Yellow Barn will sponsor the fourth annual Small Works Show at Glen Echo Park. Emerging and professional artists who are members of the Friends of the Yellow Barn will show works smaller than 14x14 in a variety of media, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel. All works are for sale. This celebration of big ideas in small packages will be open Saturday, July 20, from noon to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 21, from noon to 6:00 p.m. with a reception from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Glen Echo Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, Maryland.

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The Ballad of Mulan

08-11-2019

Presented by Imagination Stage at Imagination Stage, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Jul 21 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Jul 27 @ 1:30 pm + 5 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 28 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Aug 03 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Aug 04 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Aug 10 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Aug 11 @ 1:30 pm - less dates and times

Courage, honor, and country! When China is forced to war with the invading Xi Xia, each family must send one man into battle. In her quest to protect her baba, our young...

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Courage, honor, and country! When China is forced to war with the invading Xi Xia, each family must send one man into battle. In her quest to protect her baba, our young heroine proves girls can do anything - including saving a nation. Inspired by Peking Opera, this partnership production with the Honolulu Theatre for Youth is full of music, pageantry, and humor. Students from the prestigious O-mei Wushu Center- under the direction of Martial Arts Master Sifu Xiaolin Lu - round out the cast in this girl-powered adventure!

Written and directed by Alvin Chan

Music by Matt Mazzella

Partnership Production with Honolulu Theatre for Youth

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Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical

07-28-2019

Presented by Olney Theatre Center at Olney Theatre Center, Olney
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm

From the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes another unlikely hero: Matilda Wormwood. Born to parents who prize their own ignorance and disdain books,...

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From the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes another unlikely hero: Matilda Wormwood. Born to parents who prize their own ignorance and disdain books, learning, and any information they can’t get from television, Matilda somehow manages to emerge...a genius. Maybe even a magical one. However, she and the rest of the school are under the tyrannical rule of a deliciously devious villain, principal Agatha Trunchbull. Matilda embraces the fearful and terrifying moments of childhood with humor, hard-earned optimism, and astoundingly witty musical numbers. Songs like “Miracle,” “Naughty,” and “Revolting Children” will ring true to adults and belong in the survival kit of any child making their way through pre-adolescence and beyond.

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"The Mollusc," Romantic Edwardian Farce by Hubert Henry Davies

08-04-2019

Presented by Quotidian Theatre Company at The Writer's Center, Chevy Chase
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm + 8 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Aug 02 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Aug 03 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 03 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Aug 04 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Hubert Henry Davies' "The Mollusc" - July 12 - August 4, 2019
Directed by Jack Sbarbori

"You are guaranteed to leave 'The Mollusc' with a smile on your face and warmth in...

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Hubert Henry Davies' "The Mollusc" - July 12 - August 4, 2019
Directed by Jack Sbarbori

"You are guaranteed to leave 'The Mollusc' with a smile on your face and warmth in your heart," raved DC Theatre Scene about QTC's "spot-on" 2008 production of Davies' Edwardian comedy of ill manners. A decade later, QTC restages one of its most popular productions about Dulcie Baxter, the "mollusc", who has an unusual, yet hilarious affliction. This delightful farce first hit the London stage in 1907.

"The Mollusc" will be directed by QTC Artistic Director Jack Sbarbori, who directed and designed the set for the highly-acclaimed 2008 production of the play at QTC.

Marnie Kanarek..........Dulcie Baxter (The Mollusc)
Craig Houk.................Mr. Baxter (Dulcie's husband)
Brendan Murray.........Tom Kemp (Dulcie's brother)
Emily Gilson...............Miss Roberts (The Baxters' governess)

Photos of Marnie Kanarek, Craig Houk, Brendan Murray, and Emily Gilson.

Prized by its patrons for its intimate stagings, QTC specializes in productions of naturalistic plays about the truth and beauty in everyday "quotidian" life. This boutique theatre caters to those who enjoy thinking about--and discussing with friends after the show--the meaning of a great play. Located within walking distance of Bethesda's renowned restaurant district, there are plenty of fine places to eat and/or drink before or after the play. On Saturdays and Sundays, parking is free in the public lot directly across from the Writer's Center, where QTC is the resident theater company. QTC is easily accessible by car or Metro (red line to Bethesda stop).

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Skywatching: 50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing

07-20-2019

Presented by Gaithersburg Community Museum at Observatory Park, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm

Join us in commemorating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the Moon. Hands-on activities, telescope viewing, and more will be part of the evening festivities....

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Join us in commemorating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the Moon. Hands-on activities, telescope viewing, and more will be part of the evening festivities. Tours of the historic Latitude Observatory. Co-sponsored with Rockville Science Center.

SOME SPECIFICS: Please don’t bring a bright flashlight; as it is intrusive to watchers. Also, adjust the brightness on any electronic devices. No running water available in the park. PARKING: Limited accessible parking available at Observatory Park. All other parking at the St Martin’s field at Rt. 355 and DeSellum Avenue.

Photo: NASA: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin poses next to the American flag on the Moon, July 20, 1969.

Some of the Gaithersburg Community Museum's skywatching and educational programs are supported by The Explore Science: Earth & Space project. The Explore Science: Earth & Space 2019 toolkit is developed and distributed by the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network). www.nisenet.org This material is based on work supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award numbers NNX16AC67A and 80NSSC18M0061. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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Twilight Trek

08-17-2019

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park, Sandy Spring
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm

A new evening version of our popular guided hikes on the Underground Railroad Experience Trail. 'Conductors' provide historical context and explain techniques used to...

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A new evening version of our popular guided hikes on the Underground Railroad Experience Trail. 'Conductors' provide historical context and explain techniques used to navigate the way North to freedom including the challenges and opportunities nighttime travel presented.Woodlawn Museum admission included. Participants should bring a flashlight and wear light colored or reflective clothing.

Offered April through November on the  3rd Saturday of the month at 7:00 pm. The hike covers approx. 4 miles and lasts 2 ½ hours. Appropriate for ages 7 and up.

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Free Summer Concert – David Cole & Main Street Blues

07-20-2019

Presented by BlackRock Center for the Arts at BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm

If hearing the blues doesn’t make you stand up and holler, then you’ve never heard David “Git” Cole play the blues.  A favorite of the D.C. Blues Society, this...

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If hearing the blues doesn’t make you stand up and holler, then you’ve never heard David “Git” Cole play the blues.  A favorite of the D.C. Blues Society, this native Washingtonian brings the full range of his experience as one of the area’s most versatile musicians to his expression of the blues, arguably America’s foremost musical and storytelling art form.

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Sensory Friendly Performance: The Ballad of Mulan

07-21-2019

Presented by Imagination Stage at Imagination Stage, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jul 21 @ 11:00 am

Courage, honor, and country! When China is forced to war with the invading Xi Xia, each family must send one man into battle. In her quest to protect her baba, our young...

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Courage, honor, and country! When China is forced to war with the invading Xi Xia, each family must send one man into battle. In her quest to protect her baba, our young heroine proves girls can do anything - including saving a nation. Inspired by Peking Opera, this partnership production with the Honolulu Theatre for Youth is full of music, pageantry, and humor. Students from the prestigious O-mei Wushu Center- under the direction of Martial Arts Master Sifu Xiaolin Lu - round out the cast in this girl-powered adventure!

Written and directed by Alvin Chan

Music by Matt Mazzella

Partnership Production with Honolulu Theatre for Youth

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Summer Art Camp @ CREATE

08-30-2019

Presented by CREATE Arts Center at CREATE Arts Center, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 22 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am + 27 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 29 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 05 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 06 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 07 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 08 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 09 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 12 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 13 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 14 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 15 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 16 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 19 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 26 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Each week of summer camp will bring new art adventures. Our experienced teaching artists inspire creativity by teaching a variety of art-making techniques, and by...

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Each week of summer camp will bring new art adventures. Our experienced teaching artists inspire creativity by teaching a variety of art-making techniques, and by exploring the styles of artists to help our campers draw inspiration for their own artwork. The week-long sessions allow for both multi-day and single-day projects, giving our campers the opportunity to work with a variety of materials, including watercolor and tempera paints, clay, plaster, oil pastels, and more. At the end of the week, each child will go home with a portfolio filled with original artwork! Project types include pottery, sculpture, drawing, painting, cartooning, collage, mixed media and more!

General Information:

* Summer camp 2019 runs from June 10 though August 30, 2019 in one-week sessions. Individual day registration is available for Session 1 (June 10-14, 2019) only. Please contact us at 301-588-2787 to register for individual days.

* Ages 5-12 (5 year olds must have completed kindergarten to be eligible to register). 13 & 14 year-olds can interview for CIT positions (Learn more about becoming a CIT. To set up a CIT interview, please contact us at 301-588-2787 or registrar@createartscenter.org).

* The regular camp day runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Before care (8:00-9:00 am) and after care (3:00-6:00 pm) are available.

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Summer Musical Theatre Camp

08-23-2019

Presented by Adventure Theatre MTC at Adventure Theatre MTC, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 22 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am + 22 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 29 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 05 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 06 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 07 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 08 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 09 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 12 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 13 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 14 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 15 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 16 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 19 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Your child will work alongside accomplished D.C. area theatre professionals and teaching artists during daily rehearsals in dancing, singing, and acting. With props and...

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Your child will work alongside accomplished D.C. area theatre professionals and teaching artists during daily rehearsals in dancing, singing, and acting. With props and costumes, singing and scene-work, your child’s experience will culminate in a performance of a full-scale, youth-appropriate main stage show for friends and family. Please note that students are grouped with their peers, and casting is at the discretion of the director. New sessions begin every two weeks.

  • Session 1: June 17 - June 28
  • Session 2: July 1 - July 12
  • Session 3: July 15 - July 26
  • Session 4: July 29 - August 9
  • Session 5: August 12 - August 23
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CityDance Summer Dance Camps

08-23-2019

Presented by CityDance at CityDance School and Conservatory at Strathmore, North Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 22 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am + 22 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 29 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 05 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 06 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 07 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 08 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 09 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 12 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 13 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 14 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 15 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 16 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 19 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

School & Conservatory Summer Camps 2019

For Ages 4-14

Camps are from 9-3pm, with the option of an extended program from 3-5pm

CityDance@Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane,...

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School & Conservatory Summer Camps 2019

For Ages 4-14

Camps are from 9-3pm, with the option of an extended program from 3-5pm

CityDance@Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda MD 20852

Contact: summer@citydance.net | 301.581.5204 | View Location Details

Come Explore and Dance Around The World and Into the Stars With Us This Summer!
Created by Lorraine Spiegler, Artistic Director of the CityDance School and Conservatory, CityDance’s themed children and youth camps  offer learning and fun through culture and creativity. Young dancers learn multi-cultural myths and themes from around the globe and are invited to explore how the tales relate to their daily lives. They take daily classes in ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop and world dance forms and learn challenging choreography in multiple styles. Young dancers imagine, improvise and learn to express themselves through the creation of their own dances as well. Dance, ideas, cultural themes, music, visual art and poetry are woven together in a final performance for family and friends.
Photo credit: media4artists
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Little Loft Summer Camp

08-09-2019

Presented by Little Loft at Little Loft, Takoma Park
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 22 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am + 12 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 29 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 05 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 06 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 07 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 08 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 09 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Little Loft offers art-based full day summer camp for children in grades K-2 and grades 3-5. Both groups will follow the same themes, but in different classrooms, taught...

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Little Loft offers art-based full day summer camp for children in grades K-2 and grades 3-5. Both groups will follow the same themes, but in different classrooms, taught at different levels. The 3rd-5th graders will have a makers’ workshop (design, construct, build, weave, sew, create!) in the afternoon while younger children enjoy sensory room play.

Themes this summer: Identity Investigations, Street Art, Maker's Mindset, and Exploring Natural Materials.

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Summer Camps for ages 3-11 at Metropolitan Ballet Theatre & Academy

08-30-2019

Presented by Metropolitan Ballet Theatre at Metropolitan Ballet Theatre, Gaithersburg, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 22 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am + 27 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 29 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 05 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 06 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 07 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 08 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 09 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 12 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 13 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 14 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 15 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 16 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 19 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 26 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Founded in 1989, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy is a nonprofit organization committed to inspiring students to dance by providing structured training while giving...

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Founded in 1989, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy is a nonprofit organization committed to inspiring students to dance by providing structured training while giving each dancer the opportunity to experiment with their own creativity. MBT offers professional instruction in a nurturing environment to all who are interested, regardless of physical limitations or future aspirations. MBT is also committed to bring arts education to the community with performances and outreach programming.

Join us for a fun summer at both our Gaithersburg or Clarksburg locations!  For details and registration visit http://www.mbtdance.org/academy/summer/.

Half-Day Camps for ages 3-6

Storybook Ballet Camp for ages 3-5
MBT-Gaithersburg: Weeks of June 24, July 29, Aug 12
MBT-Clarksburg: Weeks of June 17, July 8, July 22, Aug 5
M-F, 9:00-12:00 daily; $175/week

Once Upon a Ballet Camp for ages 4-6
MBT-Gaithersburg: Weeks of June 17, Aug 19
MBT-Clarksburg: Weeks of June 24, July 15, Aug 12
M-F, 9:00-12:30 daily; $185/week

Mini Hip Hop Dance Expression for ages 4-6
MBT-Gaithersburg: Week of Aug 5
MBT-Clarksburg: Weeks of July 29, Aug 19
M-F, 9:00-12:30 daily; $185/week

Full-Day Camps for ages 6-11 (no experience required)

My 1st Summer Ballet Intensive for ages 6-8
MBT-Gaithersburg: Weeks of July 29, Aug 12
MBT-Clarksburg: Weeks of June 17, July 22
M-F, 9:00-3:00 daily; $295/wk

Dance Adventure for ages 7-11
MBT-Gaithersburg: Weeks of June 17, Aug 5
MBT-Clarksburg: Weeks of June 24, July 29, Aug 19
M-F, 9:00-3:00 daily; $295/wk

Broadway Jazz Dance Workshop for ages 7-11
MBT-Gaithersburg: Week of Aug 19
MBT-Clarksburg: Week of July 15
M-F, 9:00-3:00 daily; $295/wk

Introduction to Dance for Boys for ages 7-11
MBT-Gaithersburg: Week of Aug 5
M-F, 9:00-3:00 daily; $295/week

Hip Hop Dance Expression for ages 7-11
MBT-Gaithersburg: Week of Aug 12
MBT-Clarksburg: Week of July 8
M-F, 9:00-3:00 daily; $295/wk

Full-Day Camps for ages 7-11 (requires faculty approval)

Junior Summer Ballet Intensive for ages 7-9
MBT-Gaithersburg: Week of June 24
M-F, 9:00-3:00 daily, option to 4:00; $395/wk

Junior Summer Ballet Intensive for ages 8-11
MBT-Gaithersburg: Week of July 29
MBT-Clarksburg: Week of Aug 5, Aug 12
M-F, 9:00-3:00 daily, option to 4:00; $395/wk

Back to Ballet for ages 9-11
MBT-Gaithersburg: Week of Aug 26
M-F, 9:30-2:30 daily; $275/wk

Ballet Boot Camp for ages 11+
MBT-Gaithersburg: Week of Aug 26
M-F, 9:30-2:30 daily; $275/wk

Summer Ballet Intensive for ages 10+:
MBT-Gaithersburg: Weeks of July 8, July 15, July 22
Choose 1, 2, or all 3 weeks; M-F, 9:30-4:30 daily, option to 5:30; $395/wk

Have older dancers? View our summer camps and intensives for ages 12-18 here.

Looking for evening and weekend summer classes? Find those here.

MBT-Gaithersburg
220 Perry Parkway, Suite 8
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

MBT-Clarksburg
22530 Gateway Center Drive, Suite 200
Clarksburg, MD 20871

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