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Classes & Lectures -acting, dance, writing & more in Metro DC

Find classes in art, dance, theatre and writing in Metro DC on CultureCapital. Check here for schedules and information for drop in art and dance classes and writing workshops. Hear explorers, authors, historians tell their stories. Enroll your children, tweens and teens in fun and exciting art classes and camps designed to ignite their interest and spark life-long interest in the arts.

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Holiday 2014 Events DC: Music, Dance, Theatre & More
Plan your Holiday Celebrations in Metro DC with CultureCapital.com. With more than 100 events ranging from the traditional Nutcracker, A Christmas Carol and Vienna Boys Choir...to the offbeat A Kodakachrome Christmas....and everything in between (including Santa's Fly-In and Mrs. Claus Tea), you'll find plenty to keep you, your friends and your family entertained this Holiday Season with Holiday Cheer at CultureCapital.com.
Journey of the Jaguar
National Geographic
Mon, November 24
Meet Alan Rabinowitz—a true conservation hero of our time—and enter the world of the mysterious jaguar, which has captured the imagination of humans since ancient times.
People of Everest: The Changing Sherpa Culture
National Geographic
Mon, December 1
In this special event, climber and Everest veteran Conrad Anker will offer his insights into the relationship between climbers and Sherpas—a sometimes strained relationship exacerbated by the tragic avalanche of April 2014.
A Christmas Far from Home: An Epic Tale of Courage and Survival during the Korean War
National Archives
Thu, December 4
Author Stanley Weintraub discusses his book A Christmas Far from Home: An Epic Tale of Courage and Survival during the Korean War.
Masters of Motown: A Temps and Tops Tutorial
Sun, November 30 thru Sun, December 7
Get Ready: the soul superstars are coming to Strathmore and this mighty Motown vocal tutorial is an incredible way to Reach Out. Led by outstanding local educators.
Art & Wine Night: Time After Time/Miniatures
Fri, December 12
An exciting crafting workshop related to the art exhibit, along with a reception and tour.
Rob Kapilows What Makes It Great?: Presented in Partnership with Washington Performing Arts: Evening Performance
Baird Auditorium, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Sun, December 14
A masterwork by Copland gets the distinctive in-depth examination from composer, conductor, and commentator Rob Kapilow in the new season. Presented in partnership with Washington Performing Arts.
First Studio: An Art Exploration for 3-5 Year-Olds
Kreeger Museum
Sat, December 6 thru Sat, December 20
Children and an adult companion are invited to use their imagination as they explore the paintings, sculpture, and architecture of The Kreeger Museum. Each program includes a gallery tour, analysis of works of art, a story and a hands-on art-making experience.
Miniatures Painting Workshop with Nancy Still
Sat, December 20
The class will work with oil miniatures and Nancy will provide all the supplies and oils. If you would like to work in another medium, such as watercolor or acrylic, you are welcome to bring your own paints. Watercolor would need to be opaque.
"Making Their Mark" Family Day
National Archives
Tue, December 30
The day will feature family fun with hands-on activities, such as writing with a quill pen, Presidential Catch Phrase, and making signature hats, all based on the new exhibition, “Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures.”
Risk Takers: Pushing the Limits
Wed, December 3
National Geographic
Salsa and Bacchata Dance Party
Fri, December 5
BlackRock Center for the Arts
Modern Dance/ReVision Company Class (Advanced) Drop-In Class
Thru Wed, December 10
Dance Place
Ocean Wild
Thu, December 11
National Geographic
Modern Dance with Carla Perlo (Beginning/Advance Beginning) Drop-In Class
Thru Sat, December 13
Dance Place
Saturday Art Workshops (Ages 8-12)
Sat, December 13
Kreeger Museum
Christmas Cookies
Sun, December 14
Workhouse Arts Center
Northern Virginia j.talks - Yochi Dreazen
Mon, December 15
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCCNV)
The Origins of the Universe: Behind the Science: Insights from Scientifc Innovators: Evening Seminar
Tue, December 16
Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center
Swing Dance Party
Thu, December 18
BlackRock Center for the Arts
VMFA Lecture Series: Jacques Henri Lartigue
Thu, December 18
Workhouse Arts Center
Cuban Dance Social with DC Casineros (All Levels)
Fri, December 19
Dance Place
Date Night: Chef's Table
Sat, December 20
Workhouse Arts Center
Try It Out Hip Hop Workshop (Drop-In Class)
Thru Thursday, January 29, 2015
BalletNova Center for Dance