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LEARNINGRx of VIENNA/RESTON, VA. LEADS AWARD-WINNING JOB SHADOW PROGRAM

LEARNINGRx of VIENNA/RESTON, VA. LEADS AWARD-WINNING JOB SHADOW PROGRAM

Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Vienna, Va., and Reston, Va. is leading the kick-off of the Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce (TRCC) job shadow program for 11th and 12th grade students of Oakton, Madison and Marshall high schools in Fairfax County, Va., where students will shadow professionals in various industries in January and February. The program received a Blue Ribbon Award from Fairfax County Schools in 2014. Loftus is heading up the program as she is the chair of the TRCC’s Youth and Education Committee. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

The Doctor Yum Project Invites Community to Attend ‘Fed Up’ Movie Screening

The Doctor Yum Project Invites Community to Attend ‘Fed Up’ Movie Screening

New documentary focuses on the unsweet side of all the sugar our children are consuming through the country’s food supply.

The Doctor Yum Project is holding a screening of the documentary “Fed Up” on Saturday, October 18, 2014, and the public is invited to attend. The screening will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the Paragon Village 12, located at 51 Towne Centre Blvd. in Fredericksburg. The suggested donation for admission is $5 minimum. Those encouraged to attend this screening include parents, students, teachers, local school officials, and healthcare providers, among others.

“This is a documentary that you do not want to miss, especially if you have children or work with them,” explains Dr. Nimali Fernando, a pediatrician who founded The Doctor Yum Project. “The movie exposes the problems with our food supply and how it is making our children so unhealthy. It is a must-see for every parent.”

NYC’s BROADWAY DANCER CENTER’s ELITE COMES TO METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS

NYC’s BROADWAY DANCER CENTER’s ELITE COMES TO METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS

Broadway Dance Center of New York City is the epicenter of elite dance training; some of their veteran dance staff are visiting Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) along with international dance teachers from New Zealand, Japan and Brazil. Classes are taught at the MSA Alexandria studio at 5775 Barclay Drive, and include master dance classes in street jazz, Broadway jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, rhythm tap, ballet, and Broadway tap on Sat., Sept. 20, from 3:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 21 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. For registration and class fees, go to www.metrpolitanarts.org.

“We’re honored to have such well-trained instructors from all over the world visit our studio, each with their own dance expertise, they share their skill and experience with our students from a real-world perspective,” said Melissa Dobbs, president of Metropolitan School of the Arts in Lorton and Alexandria, Va.

REGISTER NOW: FALL CLASSES BEGIN SEPT. 8 AT METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS STUDIOS

REGISTER NOW: FALL CLASSES BEGIN SEPT. 8 AT METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS STUDIOS

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.

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ‘SINGING the ‘BLUES’ for AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ‘SINGING the ‘BLUES’ for AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

In support of Autism Awareness Month, Metropolitan School of the Arts is asking all of its studio students to ‘go blue’ now through April 30.  Students who wear blue during class, Monday through Friday in April, Metropolitan School of the Arts will donate $1 for each student that wears blue, per day. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for a full schedule of classes and registration.

Metropolitan School of the Arts offers pre-professional dance, theatre, musical and vocal studio classes for youth and teens, as well as adult dance and fitness classes, including Metro Barre, yoga and Pilates.

Metropolitan School of the Arts Summer Registration Open

Metropolitan School of the Arts Summer Registration Open

If hip-hop, tap, jazz, ballet, guitar, percussion and theatre are passions for your child, check out the many summer programs at Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. MSA brings instructors from around the U.S, offering top-of-the-line instruction and camps to their youngest students, to teens polishing their craft.  Registration is open now for summer classes starting in July. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for a full schedule of classes and registration.

Environmental Education Week Ideal for Teaching About Sustainable Food Sources

Environmental Education Week Ideal for Teaching About Sustainable Food Sources

As the majority of the United States has been buried in snow for the long winter, most scientists are citing global warming. The erratic weather patterns call for our children to be as educated as possible to keep our planet sustainable for years to come. A fun and engaging way to teach children about our global ecosystem is to create your own with an aquaponics system.

“Aquaponics combines aquaculture with hydroponics to raise fish and grow plants simultaneously,” affirms Sylvia Bernstein, president of The Aquaponic Source, and author of the book “Aquaponic Gardening: A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together” (New Society Publishers, October 2011). “It’s an accessible, interactive way to teach kids about ecosystems and responsibility, especially during a week as important as Environmental Education Week.”