Whether you’re into tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop or theatre, Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) studios’ fall curriculum provides a variety of classes for all ages, with classes beginning on Mon., Sept. 8. Renowned for its holistic teaching approach, positive reinforcement style and world-class instructors, the studios offer beginner and advanced instruction at their Alexandria and Lorton, Va. locations. Registration is available online at www.metropolitanarts.org.
Classes include: ballet, Pointe, hip-hop, jazz, Irish dance, contemporary, combination classes of tap/ballet or jazz/tap; musical theater, acting, as well as piano and guitar lessons.
“From our youngest students at age 3 to our teenagers and adults, our classes allow students to explore their artistic talents and skills,” said Melissa Dobbs, president of Metropolitan School of the Arts of Lorton, Va. and Alexandria, Va. “Our instructors teach technique and style, but also emphasize empowerment and creativity,” said Dobbs.
Founder and president,
Melissa Dobbs, was classically trained at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in
Washington, DC, George Mason University and the Royal Academy of Dance in
London, where she became a registered teacher. Noted for its world-class
instructors, MSA offers high quality performing arts training in a ground
breaking, holistic learning environment that cultivates creativity, builds
community and empowers students.
ABOUT METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (MSA):
Lorton, Va.-based, Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) is the first Washington, D.C. area, private, secondary performing arts academy, founded in 2013 by Melissa Dobbs. The MSA performing arts studios in Alexandria and Lorton, Va. have taught dance, music and theater to more than 10,000 students since 2001. Noted for its world-class instructors, MSA offers high quality performing arts training in a ground breaking, holistic learning environment that cultivates creativity, builds community and empowers students. The organization was featured in Dance Teacher magazine, FOX 5 Morning News, WUSA9, Northern Virginia Magazine, Washington Business Journal and Washington Families magazine. Many students from MSA studios go on to perform in prestigious arenas including Broadway, National Tours, The Julliard School, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Washington Ballet, The American Academy of Ballet, Universal Ballet Academy, The Kirov Ballet, The Hartt School, Marymount University (New York), Ford’s Theater and Mark Morris Dance Company. MSA offers a performing arts school, two performing arts studios, a youth tap ensemble, a youth ballet, a jazz company, community theatre program, as well as MetroClub and MetroRide, as part of their arts-focused, after-school program. Call 703.339.0444 or visit www.metropolitanarts.org, Facebook or Twitter.