celebrating our 20th year!
(Established September 1995)
PERFORMING ARTS CAMP SUmmer 2016
Each day voice, ACTING and DANCE CLASSES
For Ages 7-17…..Let the Play begin
Revel in Creativity, craziness, knowledge, friendship, fun and success with our Professional Teaching Arts Experts guiding each step of the way.
EVERY CAMPER IS A STAR!!!
Session One June 21st -- July 1st
Session Two July 6th -- July 17th
Session Three July 20th -- July 31
Session Four August 3rd -- August 14th
Each session offers a final show for family and friends on the last Friday of Camp
Full Day (9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) $530
Half Day (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) $300
Extended Care A.M. for 2 weeks — $60 (Early drop starts at 8:15 a.m.)
Extended Care P.M. for 2 weeks — $150
(Afternoon extended hours until 5:00 p.m.)
Or, call to schedule in advance at $6 per half-hour
There is no Extended AM or PM Care on the last day of camp.
New mid-semester classes starting the first week of April
Register online by April 1, 2016
Letter to all suzuki program families
I wanted to congratulate all of you on your wonderful participation at yesterday's ASTA-CAP Exam! I was able to hear a tiny bit of most of your exams, and I was very proud of what I heard! You all looked, sounded, and behaved very professionally. I have looked through the exam results, and everyone passed with excellent or outstanding scores. The judge also figured out that I was your teacher and wanted to pass on compliments to you, particularly about careful set-up and exciting dynamics. She said you all inspired her to teach dynamics better in her own studio Way to go! Not everyone can inspire the judges! So proud of you!
Congratulations again, and I'll see you at lessons!
Academy Suzuki Violin Program Coordinator
I think I can also speak on behalf of other parents, we are SO LUCKY to have a great, dedicated and wonderful teacher like you. Thank you so much for everything. Our kids will keep what they learned from you for a long long time.
All the best
Ditto Banu. Thank you so much Ms. Leslie. Thank you for loving our children. Your students love you! So do their parents. Thank you for giving them the love of music and encouragements they need to grow.
Dear Ms. Leslie,
Thank you for all that you do!
The kids owe their success in performances mostly to your excellent tutelage and their own hard work. You definitely have inspired us to be better teachers as well. Am just grateful that we were destined to meet and share these wonderful moments.
HOSFORD’S PRESTIGIOUS NOMINATION
One of the country’s most prestigious cultural honors, The Helen Hayes Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in professional theatre throughout the Washington metropolitan area.
More than 100 theatre leaders, artists, and patrons were in attendance as the names of nominated artists and productions were announced. The culmination of a rigorous year-long process in which carefully vetted judges attended 202 eligible productions – including 59 world premieres –
PHIL HOSFORD Academy Director, Acting and Piano faculty member was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actor category for the year 2015 for his portrayal of Professor Mashkan in Old Wicked Songs, produced last Spring at 1st Stage Theatre. The annual Helen Hayes Awards are Washington theatre's highest honors and bring together theatre makers and theatre lovers to celebrate excellence on Washington professional stages. The 2016 Helen Hayes Awards will be held Monday, May 23
ACADEMY STUDENTS PERFORM
ANNABELLE SONG , piano student of Natasha Dukan, at the age of 14, won 1st place in MSMTA Gertrude Brown concerto competition -Senior division. She performed Grieg concerto, 3rd movement with Washington Conservatory Orchestra at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda on Saturday January 30th. Be sure to watch her performance here:
FALL 2015 DANCE RECITAL
Ms Natalie and Ms Stephanie, Dance Faculty, want to send out a big thank you to everyone for being so flexible with the location and schedule changes for the Dance recital that had to be rescheduled for Sunday, January 31. The show turned out wonderful and the students performed beautifully. Be sure to mark your calendars that our spring recital will be in May this semester.
HONORS COMPETITION &
MS. STEPHANIE, Dance Faculty, sends a shout out to TALEA HAINES, a dance student taking private lessons to prepare for her school's talent show. She is one of only 40 performers who made the cut. The talent show performance is in April.
MR. HOSFORD, Piano Faculty, sends a shout out to SAM SALITA, He explains his shout out, “When you sight read at the piano, meaning playing music that you've never seen before, it's vital that you keep your eyes on the music and don't look at your hands. I often tell my students to cover their hands with a towel so they're not tempted to look down. Sam Salita went one step further and created this invention. Cool!
AROUND THE ACADEMY
IMPORTANT ACADEMY DATES
March 27-April 2 Spring Break
April 16 Monthly Private Student Recital
May 1 Honors Competition
May 8 Honors Concert
May Dance Recital
May 30 CLOSED for Memorial Day
June 4 Monthly Private Student Recital