Metro Club is an arts-focused after-school program for grades 1st through 6th, offered by the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) performing arts studios in Alexandria and Lorton, Va. from Sept. 9, 2013 to June 27, 2014. The program teaches a well-rounded curriculum of music, dance, theatre, yoga, academics, as well as homework time. MetroClub students have the option to be bused from select area schools by MetroRide buses as well. For more information, call 703-339-0444 or go to www.metropolitanarts.org.
Metro Club after-school programs are offered on Mondays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesdays through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.at the Lorton studio at Workhouse Arts Center, 9517 Workhouse Way and in Alexandria at 5775 Barclay Drive. Tuition rates range from $130 week to $150 week. For a fee, MetroRide is also available for MSA students in 7th through 12th grades looking for transportation from select schools to an MSA performing arts studio or between the Lorton and Alexandria, Va. performing arts studios.
“An after-school program was the next step for us with so many of our students coming to evening dance classes, this was a convenience that many parents were looking for to bridge that hectic time between school dismissal and dance classes,” said Melissa Dobbs, president and founder of Metropolitan School of the Arts of Lorton, Va. “Our MetroRide program was designed for all our students who are involved in performing arts training immediately after school, the ease of bus transportation allows them to be picked up at their school and transport them directly to the dance studio,” said Dobbs.
Students will receive nutritional snacks, games and activities, daily arts-focused classes in a group setting teaching, music, dance, theater or yoga, an organized binder of learning materials, study/homework time under the guidance of teachers and tutors, as well as extended pick up hours until 6 p.m. at no additional charge.
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 school of the arts program, founded in 2013 by Melissa Dobbs, founder of the Metropolitan School of the Arts. 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, and Washington Families magazine. Many students 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, performing arts studios, youth tap ensemble, youth ballet and jazz company. Call 703.339.0444 or visit www.metropolitanarts.org, Facebook or Twitter.