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Virtual Musical Theatre Camp for Tweens & Teens with Young Artists of America


Are you seeking a summer activity for your theatrical tween or teen? Young Artists of America at Strathmore is moving their award-winning summer musical theatre program online with Virtual Summer Performing Arts Intensives. It’s a pivot that results in even more personalized training opportunities, while also teaching students how to master performing on camera.

Two different programs will be offered: A half day model for both middle school and high school students, respectively, and a full day model for high school students and rising college freshmen. Students can sign up for one or both sessions, the first running from June 26 – July 10, and the second July 11 – July 24. They have generously offered our readers $100 off registration for new students. Use promo code KF100 at check out.

Students will have the opportunity to study acting, dance, and voice in private and small group sessions with top faculty and teaching artists from the region, while experiencing a learning environment focused on artistry, excellence, mentorship and community. The summer program has been voted one of the best summer camps by Washington City Paper and Bethesda Magazine readers. Their productions have won Regional Emmys, and they were named “Best Youth Music Program” by Bethesda Magazine’s Best of Bethesda Readers Poll 2020, as well as “Best Performing Arts Education for Young Artists” by MD Theater Guide 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards.

The program will feature digital musical theatre video productions of Company, A Chorus Line, The Wizard of Oz, and James and the Giant Peach, filmed by students and professionally directed, edited, and produced by YAA staff. The program will also host “watch parties” of the productions for friends and family along with virtual “student lunch parties” and other events meant to spark community during a time of social distancing. Get a little taste of what’s possible: This adorable video was done by two of their dance teachers, one of whom performed at Radio City Music Hall in their Christmas Spectacular.

Sounds like a fantastic way to keep kids entertained — and entertaining! For more information and registration, visit the Young Artists of America website.


This post is sponsored by Young Artists of America, however, I only promote programs, places, and services that I genuinely believe in and think would appeal to KFDC readers.


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Keep Kids Moving this Summer with CityDance Online Camps!


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11 Great Things To Know About Jr. Wizards Basketball Camps!

[Note: This is a sponsored guest post by Jr. Wizards Basketball Camps.]

The Washington Wizards have announced their official Jr. Wizards Basketball Camp dates! If you have a young one interested in crafting their skills or a beginner who wants to learn more about the game of basketball, registration is open now here. And you can learn more about the camp below!


11 Great Things To Know About Jr. Wizards Basketball Camps

1. There is a Jr. Wizards Basketball Camp during spring break, and 12 camps during the summer.
The spring break camp runs from April 6 – 10 in Sterling, VA. There are 12 camps throughout the summer, the first beginning on June 15, and the final camp starting on August 10.

2. Jr. Wizards Basketball Camps are in different locations around Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
Locate the city closest to you and pick a camp date!

Washington DC: July 13–17; July 20–24; August 10-14
Fredericksburg, VA: June 22–26
Sterling, VA: April 6–10; June 15– 9; July 6–10
Boyds, MD: June 22–26
La Plata, MD: July 6–10
Baltimore, MD: July 6–10
Middleburg, VA: July 27-31
Severn, MD: July 27-31
Bowie, MD: August 3-7

3.The Jr. Wizards Basketball Camps last for 5 days from 9am – 3pm.
The camps run Monday – Friday from approximately 9am – 3pm

4. All campers receive two (2) game ticket vouchers towards a 2020-21 Washington Wizards home game, with an option to purchase additional tickets at a discounted rate, and a Jr. Wizards T-shirt.
The Jr. Wizards are providing each camper two free ticket vouchers to check out a Washington Wizards game during the 2020-21 season! They provide vouchers so parents can pick which game works best for your schedule later.

5. Payment options are available.
You can pay the balance in full upon registration, or you can sign up for a payment plan which requires a minimum $75 deposit.

6. Discounts are available for siblings and groups.
A 10% sibling discount is automatically applied to the second child during registration when both children are registered together and on the same account. Groups of 10 or more players are also eligible for discounts. More information on group discounts can be found here.

7. The Jr. Wizards Basketball Camps offer scholarships.
There are a select number of scholarships awarded by the Washington Wizards Jr. Wizards Basketball Camps. More information about the scholarship application can be found here.

8. The camps are open to girls and boys ages 6 to 14.
All boys and girls ages 6–14 are welcome to attend, regardless of their current basketball skill level.

9. Jr. Wizards Basketball Camps give your child a chance to learn from the best.
The Jr. Wizards coaching staff is made up of experienced coaches from all levels, including high school, middle school, AAU, current and former collegiate players/coaches, game officials, trainers, and other basketball personnel.

10. Meet and compete against new kids.
Campers are grouped by age and skill level after an initial evaluation period on the first day of camp.

11. Your kid will have a blast!
The goal of Jr. Wizards Basketball Camps is for every camper to further develop their basketball skills — and have a great time playing a sport they love.


Enrollment for Jr. Wizards Basketball Camps is open now. Register your child here for spring or summer camp today!

This post is sponsored by the Washington Wizards, however, I only promote programs, services, and events that I genuinely believe in and think would appeal to KFDC readers.

 

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International School of Music: Lessons in All Instruments & Giveaway!

[This is a sponsored guest post contributed by International School of Music.]

Does your child love to sing or pretend to play a guitar? Are they the next Mozart or Justin Bieber?

If your kid loves music — or maybe you want to introduce them to it in a fun way — there is a school whose specialty is just that!

International School of Music, with two locations in Bethesda and Potomac, is the premier provider of music lessons in all instruments and voice to students of all ages and levels. They bring together a community of dedicated, experienced, world-class faculty that offers personalized lessons in piano, guitar, voice, violin, viola, cello, flute, drums, saxophone, clarinet, harp, recorder, trumpet, trombone, bassoon, ensembles, group classes, toddler and preschooler music classes and amazing performance opportunities.

Their teaching methods are student-centered and focused on individual learning styles and personal goals to help each student reach his or her full musical potential. With a flexible curriculum that rewards practicing and achievement, their students get to explore music they are passionate about, whether they play classical, rock, pop, jazz, folk, etc. And with our same-time sibling scheduling, the families enjoy convenience and flexibility!

Music lessons teach kids valuable skills that they can carry with them through life. Children practice basic math when they count the rhythm, reading comprehension as they learn how to read music, and creativity as they figure out how to express themselves. Bonus: They also benefit from better concentration, self-discipline, self-expression, and confidence. Even more, all of these skills are mixed in with fun music making!

Check out International School of Music to see how you can book an introductory lesson for your child, try classes yourself, or make it a family affair!


Giveaway! Three KFDC readers can win a half-hour private music lesson at the International School of Music in any instrument or voice with one of their amazing teachers! Want a chance to win? Simply leave a comment below telling me what kind of music your child loves to listen to. Get an extra chance to win by entering on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page, too! Contest is open to new students only. This giveaway will run through Wednesday, March 11, 2020, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

For more information about International School of Music and its programs and performances, visit their website.

 

This post is sponsored by International School of Music, however, I only promote programs, places, and services that I genuinely believe in and think would appeal to KFDC readers.

 

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