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Homeschool Arts Opportunities in Maryland

Y Center Homeschool Sports and Arts ProgramsAbingdon,Bel Air, Harford County

Homeschool Sports Program Wednesdays 12-2PM. Homeschool Arts & Crafts Wednesdays 2:15PM-3:15PM. Location: Walter and Betty Ward Family Y Center, 101 Walter Ward Blvd. Abingdon, MD 21009. For more info: Jennifer Andrychowski at 410-679-9622 or email jenniferandrychowski@ymaryland.org

School of Rock ArnoldArnold

School of Rock offers students of all skill levels age 7-18 a performance-based music curriculum in a fun environment. Weekly private lessons are combined with structured group rehearsals. Students prepare to perform live on stage. Areas of instruction range from guitar lessons to bass, vocals, keys and drums lessons. Also offers summer camps, monthly events, workshops, clinics, guest professors and additional performance opportunities through the local House Band and national All Stars programs. Location: 1460 Ritchie Highway Suite 105-106. Arnold, Maryland 21012

Children's Chorus of MarylandBaltimore

Children's Chorus of Maryland & School of Music (CCM) teaches kids to read and write and truly understand the language of music. CCM performs on national and international tours, on recordings, on television and radio, at festivals, and with professional artists such as orchestras, adult choruses, opera companies, celebrities, and more. Please contact Jackie Henderson for more information Phone: 410-494-1480

A Step Ahead Dance CenterBaltimore

Offers weekday dance daytime classes to meet the needs of the homeschool students. A Step Ahead Dance Center is committed to providing quality dance education to students ages three to adult in a positive, nurturing environment. Each student is challenged to improve technique, strength and flexibility in all levels of dance training. The Center strives to help students gain confidence in themselves and to build teamwork skills that will be useful throughout life.

School of Rock BaltimoreBaltimore

School of Rock offers students of all skill levels age 7-18 a performance-based music curriculum in a fun environment. Weekly private lessons are combined with structured group rehearsals. Students prepare to perform live on stage. Areas of instruction range from guitar lessons to bass, vocals, keys and drums lessons. Also offers summer camps, monthly events, workshops, clinics, guest professors and additional performance opportunities through the local House Band and national All Stars programs. Location: 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 115. Baltimore, Maryland 21211

Exploration Art SchoolBel Air

Art Classes for children ages 7 & up. Focuses on Digital Photography, Observational Drawing, Color Theory and Painting.

Musical Experience StudiosCalvert County, Prince Frederick

Piano Lessons offered in Calvert County Maryland in the Prince Frederick area. Teaching ages 5 and up, including adults. Instructor provides the beginner lesson book free. Teaching Monday through Friday, hours open are from 10:00 am till 8:00 pm. This is also a home schooled music credit. Come and enjoy the Musical Experience that is waiting for you. Contact Deena Woodward at musicalexperience1@yahoo.com or call (410) 535-5006.

Horseback Riding LessonsCatonsville

Karol Montz, horseback riding instructor and childcare provider, is offering Horseback riding lesson in Catonsville M W F starting at noon until 230, and T TH from 10:00 until 2:00. Beginning riders will learn about equine care and safety, grooming, saddling, groundwork and riding. Email for more information at karolmontz@gmail.com or call 4439288785.

School of Rock ColumbiaColumbia

School of Rock offers students of all skill levels age 7-18 a performance-based music curriculum in a fun environment. Weekly private lessons are combined with structured group rehearsals. Students prepare to perform live on stage. Areas of instruction range from guitar lessons to bass, vocals, keys and drums lessons. Also offers summer camps, monthly events, workshops, clinics, guest professors and additional performance opportunities through the local House Band and national All Stars programs. Location: 6935 Oakland Mills Rd. Suite N PO BOX 7048. Columbia, Maryland 21045

Columbia Association Art CenterColumbia

The Columbia Art Center offers year-round art classes, rotating gallery exhibitions, a gallery gift shop, summer art camp for children, art birthday parties, studio rentals, a Japanese Garden, art and life enhancement lectures and more!

Strings For HomeschoolersFrederick

Private and group instruction for violin, viola and cello students. Beginners and intermediate students welcome! Students as young as 4 accepted. Located in Monrovia, MD a quick drive for anyone living in Frederick, Montgomery, Carroll and Howard Counties.

Expressive Worship Dance Center, LLC.Glen Burnie

The Expressive Worship Dance Center (EWDC) is a locally owned and operated dance studio which operates with Christian-based morals and principles. EWDC offers a non-secular approach to dance and its instruction which creates a spiritual and fun environment for which students can freely express themselves. The studio is does not compete, but does interact with the community using dance through various outreach projects, performances, and mission trips. Daytime classes available upon request to meet your homeshcool needs, at a discounted group rate. Please call for details (410) 760-4602

Private Suzuki Violin/Piano Lessons and ClassesGylndon/Reisterstown/Westminster

Private Suzuki-Certified Violin, Piano, and Guitar teacher offers individual and group lessons in home studio. Lessons are offered in a structured, yet nurturing environment with ample opportunity to learn through the use of music games and activities. Email Erin at ekshinderman@gmail.com for more information.

Violin LessonsMontgomery county

Now accepting prospective students in the studio of Shelley Mathews. Students have been members of MCYO, Maryland All State, Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra, National Symphony Summer Music Institute, and more. more information at www.shelleyjmathews.com

High School Shakespeare WorkshopsOlney, Columbia, Baltimore, Montgomery County, Howard County and Silver Springs

Join Mr. Mark Ricche of Imperial Theatrical Production Services Present (now celebrating 20 years in Montgomery County and winner of the Maryland Theater Citation for Contributions to Educational Theater) for an intensive 30 hour Shakespeare Production Workshop. Students will be exposed to Shakespearean text, scene analysis, pre-production prep and an intense production unit culminating in a live theatrical production. (We can help you attain your fine art credits!). If interested contact Mark Ricche in person at 301-257-9275!

Musical Experience Studio Piano LessonsPrince Frederick/Calvert County

Piano lessons for students ages 5 through adult. Instructor provides the beginner lesson book free. Instructor offers a Christian based home, hours suitable for home schooled students, and teaching Monday through Friday. Teaching beginners through advance levels. Contact Deena Woodward at (410)535-5006 or email at musicalexperience1@yahoo.com

School of Rock Silver SpringSilver Spring

School of Rock offers students of all skill levels age 7-18 a performance-based music curriculum in a fun environment. Weekly private lessons are combined with structured group rehearsals. Students prepare to perform live on stage. Areas of instruction range from guitar lessons to bass, vocals, keys and drums lessons. Also offers summer camps, monthly events, workshops, clinics, guest professors and additional performance opportunities through the local House Band and national All Stars programs. Location: 8634 Colesville Road. Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

School of Rock - Silver SpringSilver Spring

School of Rock's performance-based music curriculum develops confidence and skills in students using a fun and interactive environment. This method combines weekly private lessons with structured group rehearsals and prepares students to perform live on stage. Programs are designed for ages 8-18 and all skill levels. Areas of instruction range from guitar lessons to bass, vocals, keys and drums lessons. Also offers summer camps, monthly events, workshops, clinics, guest professors and additional performance opportunities through local House Bands and national All-Stars programs. Call to schedule a trial lesson or a tour. 301-589-7625. Located at 8634 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.

Film and Shakespeare Workshops for all agesSilver Springs

From Imperial Theatrical Production Services. First class is free so come and check us out. If you like what you see then join us for the semester! Join Mr. Mark Ricche of Imperial Theatrical Production Services Presents for an intensive 30 hour Shakespeare Production Workshop. Students will not only be exposed to the rich text of Shakespeare's work but also participate in a theatrical production program that will enlighten them of the marvels of live production. If interested contact Mark Ricche at 301-257-9275.

Historical PerformanceStatewide

A Historical Interpreter from Philadelphia, Dr. Daisy Century performs a one woman show of seven historical women like Bessie Coleman, Harriet Tubman, and Sojourner Truth. Contact Dr. Century through the website to bring history to your Home Schooling programs, meetings, conferences, seminars, classes or special events.

Kiddie Crusoe Adventure Kids ClassesTimonium

Register for one or more Adventure session(s) and enjoy exclusive open play hours specifically for Adventurers & Members once a week! Adventures starting now with a new theme focus every month.High C's Adventures - Come join the High C's Adventure at Kiddie Crusoe for an interactive hour of discovery, learning, and family fun for parents and children ages 1 through 5. A new adventure awaits every week of circle time, crafts, stories, music, imaginary play, and movement activities with a themed focus.Lil Artventures - Enjoy a class where your Lil' artist can express themselves freely through paint, color, glue collages, play with sand, experience play dough, clay, and much more with emphasis on the PROCESS of discovery, not the final product.. Parent Interactive for Ages 16 months-3 years

Homeschool Sports Opportunities in Maryland

Y Center Homeschool Sports and Arts Programs Abingdon,Bel Air, Harford County

Homeschool Sports Program Wednesdays 12-2PM. Homeschool Arts & Crafts Wednesdays 2:15PM-3:15PM. Location: Walter and Betty Ward Family Y Center, 101 Walter Ward Blvd. Abingdon, MD 21009. For more info: Jennifer Andrychowski at 410-679-9622 or email jenniferandrychowski@ymaryland.org

Christian Youth Athletics Baltimore

Christian Youth Athletics provides youth ages 5-15 with the opportunity to play competitive sports in a positive environment. Call 410-882-2217 for more information.

Horseback Riding Lessons Catonsville

Karol Montz, horseback riding instructor and childcare provider, is offering Horseback riding lesson in Catonsville M W F starting at noon until 230, and T TH from 10:00 until 2:00. Beginning riders will learn about equine care and safety, grooming, saddling, groundwork and riding. Email for more information at karolmontz@gmail.com or call 4439288785.

Beginner Sabre Fencing ClassesColumbia Maryland / Howard County Maryland

February 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Beginner sabre fencing classes for students ages 8 and up. Great physical education option. Taught by national champion. Columbia Town Center location. Call (301-776-3553) or send e-mail (sabreman@msn.com) for more information.

Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex Landover

The Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex is located on approximately 80 acres adjacent to the Washington Redskins' FedEx Field in Landover, MD. The centerpiece of the Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex is a major indoor facility known as the Wayne K. Curry Sports & Learning Center which includes a field house, fitness center, gymnastics facility, learning center, and aquatics center

Maryland Homeschool Hiking Club Statewide

This site is for amy homeschoolers/unschoolers and their families in the state of Maryland and any areas close to Maryland. We participate in short hikes, long hikes, and sometimes overnights! Jump in and join us for a hike or just talk about anything hiking or homeschool related! You are also encouraged to set up a hike and invite the group!

Maryland Homeschool hiking Club Statewide

This site is for amy homeschoolers/unschoolers and their families in the state of Maryland and any areas close to Maryland. We participate in short hikes, long hikes, and sometimes overnights! Jump in and join us for a hike or just talk about anything hiking or homeschool related! You are also encouraged to set up a hike and invite the group!

Curriculum on Horses Washington county and Frederick county

A 6 week course on horses which includes basics of anatomy, health care, general care, and riding. Lessons are 1.5 hours each week. Course slots are limited to 1 or 2 children at a time. This is for safety reasons. Locations are Rocky Ridge, MD, or Boonsboro, MD . Contact Betsy at 717-215-5103 to arrange a time slot or for more information.

Hunting Ground Farm Whiteford

Hunting Ground Farm is a 68-acre family-run horse farm located in the rolling hills of Harford County, MD. Hunting Ground Farm is excited to extend to homeschool families a new Horseback Riding Badge Program. It is an opportunity for students to explore horsemanship through an academic four week program. The program includes weekly riding lessons, stable management, anatomy of the horse, feeding and grooming, knowledge of various horse breeds, colors and markings. There are three badge programs offered: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

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