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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. 


Visual Arts

INTRO TO DESIGN by GBD

Teaching Artist – Girlz By Design 

Visual Arts

01/20/2022 – 03/31/2022

Thursday, 4:00-6:00pm

Tuition – $400.00

Join us this winter for a 10 week workshop series covering all things design! Girlz by Design (GBD) invites high school students (ages 14-18) to discover digital art fields and creative tech careers on Thursdays from 4-6pm through Jan 13th – Mar. 24th. The program is led by instructors from GBD, a nonprofit that works to empower, motivate, and educate young creatives in high schools across the DMV region by preparing them to succeed in the new digital era. No prior design experience needed. 


Applied Dance

BALLET INTRO: GRADES PRE K- 1

Teaching Artist – Rachael Coad

Dance/Movement

01/24/2022 – 03/28/2022

Monday, 4:00-4:55pm

Tuition – $260.00

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. *No class on 1/17 or 2/21


BALLET INTRO: GRADES 2-5

Teaching Artist – Rachael Coad

Dance/Movement

01/24/2022 – 03/28/2022

Monday, 5:00-5:55pm

Tuition – $260.00

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. *No class on 1/17 or 2/21


MUSICAL THEATER: GRADES K-5

Teaching Artist – Rachael Coad

Dance/Movement

01/21/2022 – 03/18/2022

Friday, 4:00-4:55pm

Tuition – $180.00

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 class on 2/25


CREATIVE MOVEMENT: AGES 3-5

Teaching Artist – Zoe Wampler

Dance/Movement

01/15/2022 – 03/12/2022

Saturday, 9:00 – 9:45 am

Tuition – $160.00

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. *No classes on 1/15 and 2/19

BALLET & JAZZ: AGES 6-9

Teaching Artist – Zoe Wampler

Dance/Movement

01/15/2022 – 03/12/2022

Saturday, 10:00 – 10:50 am

Tuition – $160.00

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. *No class on 1/15 and 2/19