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Sports and Arts Opportunities

by Mary Ann Kelley

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.

Creative Glass DesignBethesda

Fused glass studio teaching children (up to 4 at a time) how to do fused glass.

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.

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

The Music Institute at Howard Community CollegeColumbia

The Music Institute is the non-credit portion of the Music Department at Howard Community College. The Institute offers private lessons in all orchestral instruments, classical and jazz piano, voice, guitar (classical, jazz, and rock), Celtic harp, bagpipes, and ukulele. As a comprehensive music school, classes for children in violin is also provided. Choose from Colourstrings and Suzuki methods as well as Music Therapy classes and lessons for individuals with special needs. There are a number of ensembles including Jazz Ensemble, Gumbo Ensemble, HCC Singers, Senior Choir, Cello Ensemble, Percussion ensemble, and various small chamber ensembles. The Music Institute offers two recital series that are held in December and May of each academic year in which all enrolled students may participate with their instructor's permission.

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!

Piano lessonsEllicott City

Piano lessons to beginners in Ellicott City using both a Steinway and a Kawai piano. Music Theory and Ear Training will be covered. Please contact Vivian at 703-568-4280 for detail information.

The Frederick String InitiativeFrederick

The Frederick String Initiative offers violin, viola, and harp lessons to students in the Frederick region. Students also have the option of joining ensembles. It is based in the heart of the Frederick community and is an inclusive and grassroots program. The goal at FSI is to set an educational standard, offer personalized instruction, and help each individual reach their potential.

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

Adventure Theatre MTCGlen Echo, Montgomery County

Adventure Theatre MTC is a professional children's theater and Academy with facilities in Glen Echo (theater) and Rockville (MD). Professional plays based on classic and contemporary children's stories and student productions, as well as classes and camps in creative drama, introductory drama and musical theater training.

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!

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.

Washington Revels after-school WorkshopsSilver Springs

Experiencing cultural traditions within a community opens a child's mind while fostering an awareness of the larger world with its rich and varied heritage. Revels Kids workshops address the fundamental need for self-expression and collective joy. Revels teaching artists guide children to explore traditional performing arts actively, through movement and music. Helps students to discover both the unique and universal themes of different cultures expressed in songs, dances, games, and stories. Guides kids in creating community through shared arts experiences and playful interactions. Class descriptions on website. Call Emilie or Christine at 301-587-3835 to learn more

Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra and ChoirSt. Mary's, Calvert and Charles counties

The Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra and Southern Maryland Youth Choir provides local youth an opportunity to come together and perform music with their peers. The Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra is a full orchestra serving St. Mary's, Calvert and Charles counties. Any young musician entering grades 6-12 with at least one year of musical study may audition for the SMYOrch. Younger musicians who can play at Level 4 may audition and, at the discretion of the Director, may be accepted. Non-traditional orchestral instruments are welcome to audition. The Southern Maryland Youth Choir is a two-tiered choir for students in grades 2-8. Musicians at all levels are welcome to join.

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

CrossFit Catonsville: Martial Arts and CrossFit Kids Arbutus, Catonsville/Baltimore County

CrossFit Catonsville is now offering Tae Kwon Do classes and CrossFit Kids. Personal and small group sessions available. Flexible schedule. Call 443.963.9348 or email Chris@crossfitcatonsville.com.

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.

Homeschool Fitness/P.E. Bowie

Sport Fit offers fitness classes for Home School families who need an active environment to meet their physical fitness goals. Classes are designed for ages 5-13 years, and meet on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. For more information about our Home School Fitness Program, please contact Molly, Children's Activities Director at 301.262.4553 or molly@sportfitclubs.com

Hideaway Horse Center Homeschool Horseback Riding Sessions Brandywine

Horseback Riding Homeschool Group. Hideaway Horse Center, located in Brandywine, MD offers horseback riding lessons during the day for homeschooled students. The facility has an indoor riding arena and heated viewing room, so students can ride year-round. Lessons run in 8 week blocks during the school year and are approximately an hour and a half long. Sessions meet on Tuesdays from 1-2:30am.

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!

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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