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Youth Arts Program


The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) Youth Arts Program is a dynamic curriculum of classes, performance, and exhibition opportunities emphasizing arts as a way of life for a lifetime. Students in the Youth Arts Program (YAP) develop a unique artistic voice as they explore and create dance and art in community with their peers.

Program Dates

Fall Semester: 9/3/2024–12/12/2024

Final Showcase: Saturday, December 14, 2024

No classes on: October 14, November 5, November 11, November 27, and November 28, 2024

Class Pricing

Pricing is per semester and is prorated for holidays.

Mondays: $545

Tuesdays: $590

Wednesdays: $590

Thursdays: $590

CHAW never turns a child away for inability to pay. Sliding scale registration and payment plans are available for all registrants. Please contact Brian Washington at for more information. Request forms may be picked up at the front desk or online.


Each studio teaching artist tailors lessons and projects to student age and skill level. Returning students build on previous concepts and knowledge. All classes teach and reinforce arts fundamentals while nurturing personal artistic growth through foundational skills building, creative exploration, critique demonstration and performance history, independent projects and community building

Village Time

When a student enters CHAW for the after school arts program, they are welcomed into a community of artful thinking, creativity, and collaboration.  When not in class, students are invited to participate in village activities ranging from games to homework help to drop-in art projects. Village time offers an opportunity for students to engage with peers who are not in their classes at school, allowing for new connections, friendships, and perspectives to be formed in a safe and nurturing environment where every voice matters and every child is celebrated for his or her unique creative contributions.

COVID Safety

If you haven’t been in our building in the past year you’ll notice some updates when you walk in the door. Hand sanitizers are located in each room and entrance. Social distancing is observed where possible. Frequent hand washing is encouraged. Masks are optional in the building at this time and cleaning and disinfecting are done on a regular basis. Learn more about our COVID-19 resources here. 

Van Service

CHAW van service is operating to various local schools in and around Capitol Hill. Sign up is available on the following page. $100 for each sign up day for the semester. For example: Monday and Tuesdays for Fall semester will total $200. 

Applied Dance

Kid’s Hip-Hop (ages 8-12)

Teaching Artist – Brynn Bodair

06/11/2024 – 07/16/2024

Tuesdays, 6:00-6:50pm

Tuition – $150.00

This class provides a creative and expressive environment for students to learn and practice the fundamentals of hip hop dance. Each week, students will learn and practice hip hop movement vocabulary. The movement will culminate in a variety of combinations, changing throughout the class session. This class will help students develop confidence, coordination, self-esteem, body awareness, and individuality. All experience levels and bodies are welcome as modifications and adjustments will be offered as necessary.


Suzuki Baby Music 

Teaching Artist – Irene Chow

06/22/2024 – 08/24/2024

Saturdays, 9:00-9:55am

Tuition – $150.00

Dr. Shinichi Suzuki was an internationally renowned music educator who believed in the unlimited potential of children. Using the principles of Suzuki music education, this class is a nurturing, delightful introduction to music for children ages 0-3, accompanied by a caregiver. Led by a certified Suzuki Early Childhood Education teacher, children and their caregivers will interact with each other and with music through rhythm, melody, movement, and musical instruments. “Where love is deep, much can be accomplished.” – Dr. Shinichi Suzuki

NOTE: Suzuki Baby Music is offering FIVE classes for $150.00. Choose the five dates that work best for you! (No classes on July 27 or August 3)