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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

Winter & Spring Semester: 1/9/2023- 6/10/2023

Final Showcase: Saturday, June 10, 2023

No classes on:

1/16, 2/20-2/24, 4/17-4/21, 5/29

Class Pricing

Pricing is per semester and is prorated for holidays.

Mondays: $755 

Tuesdays: $835

Wednesdays: $835

Thursdays: $835

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 brian@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 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 in a limited capacity to maintain distancing while riding. Sign up is available on the following page. $145 for each sign up day for the semester. For example: Monday and Tuesdays for Fall semester will total $290. 


Applied Dance

Ballet Foundations: PreK-1st

Teaching Artist – Rachael Coad

11/14/2022 – 12/12/2022

Mondays, 3:45-4:40pm

Tuition – $105.00

CHAW dance classes are designed to grow with your child and give dancers an opportunity to learn and build on foundational skills. All students perform in demonstrations or recitals held in conjunction with CHAW-wide performance festivals at the end of each session. Class instruction includes dance technique, steps, and sequences that develop strength, stamina, and focus. Students can come in cozy clothes they feel comfortable moving in.

Ballet Foundations: 2nd-5th

Teaching Artist – Rachael Coad

11/14/2022 – 12/12/2022

Mondays, 4:50-5:45pm

Tuition – $105.00

CHAW dance classes are designed to grow with your child and give dancers an opportunity to learn and build on foundational skills. All students perform in demonstrations or recitals held in conjunction with CHAW-wide performance festivals at the end of each session. Class instruction includes dance technique, steps, and sequences that develop strength, stamina, and focus. Students can come in cozy clothes they feel comfortable moving in.

Musical Theater

Teaching Artist – Rachael Coad

09/12/2022 – 12/09/2022

Fridays, 4:00-4:50pm

Tuition – $230.00

For students currently in grades 1-5. Stretch those jazz hands wide and learn Broadway style musical theater dance with Ms. Rachael each Friday! Throughout this semester we will build a solid musical theater jazz warm up, talk about the important fundamentals of technique, and then put on a mini recital in December. We encourage student bring all the costumes, sets, and extras you can find in your house. No previous experience or dance shoes required, just come in wearing something comfortable. *No classes on 11/11 and 11/25.