Camps and Schools 4/2/03

Camps and Schools 4/2/03

The Varsity Dance Troupe of Connelly School of the Holy Child continues to grow. The dance troupe was started nine years ago by Mrs. Leslie Whitaker, with one dance number, and now presents a spring concert which includes student choreographed pieces in tap, flamenco, Irish step, jazz, modern and ballet. The girls take lessons outside of school and dance together at school, usually choreographing their own pieces.

The varsity dancers traveled to a sister school, Holy Child Rye in Rye, N.Y. on Feb. 13 and 14. The girls stayed overnight with a student hostess from Rye, attended classes with them and then exchanged performances with the Rye student dancers.

Participating dancers are Megan Green, Elizabeth Demaree, Marisa Casellas,

Ashley Borowski, Shari Reid, Caitlyn Pollock and Hilary Sama

Left to Right-Front Row: Kerry Shea, Kimberly Shelko, Maureen Boucher and

Kelly Warner.

Winston Churchill High School presents its 14th annual rock music revue “Blast from the Past” April 4-6. “Blast from the Past” features live music, original dances and rock and roll songs for all ages. With almost 200 high school participants, it is the largest student-produced event of its kind in Montgomery County. Showtimes are Friday, April 4, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 5, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Call 301-469-1243 or see

The Bullis School presents its sixth annual musical revue, “Curtains Up!” April 10, 11 and 12. “Curtains Up!” features ore than 40 performers in both solo and group song and dance performances. Highlighted numbers include Patsy Cline, the Beatles, the Monkees, James Taylor, Kool and the Gang, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Spice Girls, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Josh Groban. Music from Broadway musicals “Hairspray,” “Mama Mia” and “Grease” are part of the show, as well as a big disco section from the ‘70s. All performances are at 7 p.m. at the Blair Family Center for the Arts, the Bullis School, 10601 Falls Road, Potomac. Admission is free for students and seniors, $5 for adults. Call 301-299-8500 or the Arts Line at 301-634-3677.

Cartooning, an eight-week course, will be offered at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD, on Saturdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m., April 5-May 24, in cooperation with the National Park Service.

Students age 11-adult will create original characters, draw caricatures, make flip books and develop a comic strip. The cost of the class is $98. Supplies, purchased by the students, are approximately $26. For a registration form, call Glen Echo Park at 301-492-6229. For class information, call the instructor, Leila Cabib, at 301-299-2659.

Dr. Frances X. Walton presents “Winning Children Over: Strategies for Discipline without Threats or Bribes” at Suburban Hospital Auditorium on April 3. Light hors d’oeuvres are served at 7 p.m., seminar is 7:30-9 p.m. Suggested donation of $10 per person benefits community service through YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase/Ayrlawn and YMCA Bethesda Youth Services. To register, call 301-229-1347 or e-mail

Parents and middle and high school students are invited to learn about Catholic high schools in Washington, D.C. and southern Maryland. Meet principals and representatives from area schools, pick up information and learn about the admissions process. Montgomery County Fair is at St. Jane Frances de Chantal School, 9525 Old Georgetown Road on Wednesday, April 9 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The Harbor School, 7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, an independent day school for preschool through 2nd-grade, is celebrating 30 years of educating young children for life’s journey. Beginning in the fall of 2003, the school will introduce an afternoon preschool class for children 3 and 4 years of age. The class will meet Monday through Thursday 12:30-3:30 p.m. The program will continue the Harbor School’s creative experiential approach. The Harbor School hosts an Open House on April 23 at 10 a.m. Call Marti Jacobs, admission director at 301-365-1100, or see

Potomac Elementary will be holding its Kindergarten Orientation on April 24 and 25, for children born before Nov. 30. Call 301-469-1042.

ASSE International Student Exchange is now accepting applications from host families for the 2003-04 academic year. By hosting a foreign exchange student from Europe, Asia, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, you provide select exchange students with the opportunity to learn about this country by living as part of a family, attending high school, and sharing their own culture and language.

Couples, single parents and families without children are encouraged to apply. Call Chris Dubasak at 410-838-0470 or 800-677-2773.