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Sing, Dance, and Act this Fall at Adventure Theatre MTC Academy
(+ Two Chances to Save!)


Watch your child’s face light up as they take the spotlight with classes from Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC) Academy. From Kindergarten to adults, students will learn the basics of acting, singing, and dancing in these 12-week classes while they create characters, construct stories, and build 21st Century Skills.

Students will especially learn that their voice and their role matters, no matter how small. There is no experience needed, and kids have loved their hallmark classes — Sing Dance Act (Grades K-1), Broadway Prep (Grades 2-3), and Bridge to Broadway (Grades 4-5) — for almost 10 years.

Just for KidFriendlyDC subscribers, save $35 or more on Fall Classes (10%) with the promo code KFDCF23. Need more assistance? Scholarships are available and ask them about sibling discounts too at 301-251-5766.



Savings Alert: Tickets to You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown at Adventure Theatre MTC

Join old friends as Adventure Theater gathers the entire Peanuts gang for a nostalgic and heartwarming musical based on the comic strip by Charles Schulz. With charm, wit, and heart, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown explores life’s big questions through the eyes of Charlie Brown as his friends play baseball, fly kites, struggle with homework, swoon over crushes, and celebrate the joys of friendship. Growing up is serious business!

This show is recommended for all ages. Single tickets are on sale for You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown at Adventure Theatre MTC (with children under the age of 1 free), but for season-long savings, consider a Flexpass instead and save $7.50 per ticket!

About Adventure Theatre ATMTC
ATMTC cultivates new generations of artists and audiences by creating memorable theatrical productions and by providing young people the highest quality musical theater training.  Learn more here.


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


Does your child love to sing or pretend to play a guitar? 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. Their voted best instructors offer a customized lesson approach, so each child can progress at their own pace and learn the music they love to make playing music fun and exciting.

Get your child started with ISM’s Back-to-School Special & receive a Music Lesson, FREE Registration, & School Supplies!
Claim Your Offer Now for Only $39!



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 Musical Ladder curriculum that rewards practicing and achievement, their students get to explore music they are passionate about, whether they play classical, rock, pop, jazz, or folk.

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

Back-to-School Special!
Call or Text 301-396-7497 or Claim it HERE
Value $148 – Yours for only $39 while supplies last
New students only, Exp. 8/31


Giveaway! Three KFDC readers can win FREE registration, school supplies, and a music lesson (total package valued $148) at the International School of Music. Want a chance to win to study with their top-rated teachers? Simply leave a comment below naming your child’s favorite recording artist or song. 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 September 7, 2023, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

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


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Saturday Soccer this Fall with DC Way Kids Academy!



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See a Show, Take a Class — There’s Something for Everyone at Imagination Stage!


The reviews are in… Nate The Great at Imagination Stage is a hit!

“Never underestimate the power of live performance expertly done” – MD Theatre Guide
“A delightful production” – MacaroniKid
“An enjoyable experience for all ages” – Moderately Moco

And now: Helen Hayes Award Recommended!

Art matters in this musical mystery! A boy who loves detective work and calls himself Nate the Great is thrust into solving not one but two mysteries involving a cat, a dog, two friends, and a missing painting. Full of quirky characters and fun, this show brings the popular book series to singing and dancing life.  The show is running through August 11 and is recommended for ages 5 and up.

Special Performance Dates:
* Sensory-friendly performance: Sunday, July 23 at 10am
* Meet the cast after the show: Sunday, July 23 at 1pm



Fall class registration opens TODAY!  Imagination Stage’s curriculum includes creative drama, acting, musical theater, dance, and performance opportunities in an inclusive and welcoming environment. Six and 10-week classes for ages 1 and up start mid-September. Payment plans and financial assistance are available.

Imagination Stage is a nationally-recognized theatre arts center in Bethesda, MD, respected for more than 43 years of high-quality, innovative programming.


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Join a Chess Lesson with Five-Time World Champion Magnus Carlsen!


Is your child interested in taking a chess lesson with five time world chess champion Magnus Carlsen? Now’s your chance! He’s going to do an event with Magnus Chess Academy on July 30th. He’ll solve puzzles and answer student questions. Magnus has been the highest rated player in the world for 12 years and was the youngest player ever to be ranked first in the world. Here’s a favorite question and answer from a prior event:

The event is open to:

In person camps are a great way for excited students of all skill levels to play and learn chess. They’re a mix of lessons, practice games, and breaks to go outside and run around. There are locations all over the metro area all summer long, and everyone who does a camp in June or July can join the online lesson with Magnus at the end of July.

They also run tournaments (suitable for kids who’ve never played in a tournament before) all year round!

Questions? Feel free to reach out at!


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