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Youth Arts Program

Overview

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

Spring Semester: 1/10/2022- 6/10/2022

Final Showcase: Saturday, June 11th 2022

No classes on:

MLK Jr. Day 1/17, Winter Recess 2/21-2/25, Spring Recess 4/11-15

Class Pricing

Pricing is per semester and is prorated for holidays.

Mondays: $695 

Tuesdays: $775

Wednesdays: $775

Thursdays: $810

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

Studios

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 SafetyI

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. Most of all, masks must be worn at all times in the building 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 in a limited capacity to maintain distancing while riding. 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

Creative Movement: June/July

Teaching Artist – Zoe Wampler

Dance/Movement

06/18/2022 – 07/09/2022

Saturday, 9:00 – 9:45 am

Tuition – $80.00

For ages 3-5 yrs old. This class encourages movement and body awareness in our young dancers. Through games, stretches, and basic positions students will develop the building blocks to further dance styles along with musicality and rhythm. 

Ballet & Jazz: June/July

Teaching Artist – Zoe Wampler

Dance/Movement

06/18/2022 – 07/09/2022

Saturday, 10:00 – 10:50 am

Tuition – $80.00

For ages 6-9 yrs old. Students will be guided through ballet and jazz movements. Once they have a firm grasp, they will move to choreography where student participation is encouraged in creating a final showcase.

Creative Movement: July/Aug

Teaching Artist – Zoe Wampler

Dance/Movement

07/23/2022 – 08/13/2022

Saturday, 9:00 – 9:45 am

Tuition – $80.00

For ages 3-5 yrs old. This class encourages movement and body awareness in our young dancers. Through games, stretches, and basic positions students will develop the building blocks to further dance styles along with musicality and rhythm.

Ballet & Jazz: July/Aug

Teaching Artist – Zoe Wampler

Dance/Movement

07/23/2022 – 08/13/2022

Saturday, 10:00 – 10:50 am

Tuition – $80.00

For ages 6-9 yrs old. Students will be guided through ballet and jazz movements. Once they have a firm grasp, they will move to choreography where student participation is encouraged in creating a final showcase.

Adaptive Dance

Teaching Artist – Rachael Coad

Dance/Movement

07/15/2022 – 08/19/2022

Friday, 4:00 – 4:50 pm

Tuition – $120.00

All are welcome in our dance classes at CHAW. This summer we will host an adaptive dance class where children with special needs are not only welcome, but truly supported and celebrated as CHAW dance chair and instructor, Rachael Coad, partners with licensed occupational therapist, Meredith Griffin, for a creative movement dance class for expression, joy and overall well-being. We will connect our bodies to the music and our breath, have a consistent structure and repetition to encourage muscle memory and a sense of building, and end the 6 week session with an in-studio showcase for our family and friends to celebrate our dancing journey. This class will be geared towards students ages 3-6, but please call and inquire as exceptions can certainly be made for older students, as well.