Reston Community Players will offer a Theatre Education Series including the following workshops:
Dancin' on Broadway (Youth): Ages 10-14 will learn show tunes and basic dance steps, learning at least complete musical number from a Broadway show. Eight weeks, Sept. 20-Nov. 8, on Saturdays, from 10-11 a.m. Cost is $125 for members; $135 for n on-members.
Dancin' on Broadway (Adult): Ages 15 and up. Designed for the community theatre love. No experience necessary. Eight weeks, Sept. 20-Nov. 8, on Saturdays, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost is $125 for members; $135 for non-members.
Shining Stars Young Actors Workshop: Ages 7-10 will learn basic acting skills, terminology, theatre games, pantomime, improvisation, character development and scene study. Class concludes with a performance. Twelve weeks, Sept. 22-Dec. 8, on Mondays, from 4:30-6 p.m.
To inquire and to register for classes, call 703-467-7539 by Sept. 17.
Free English Classes. Classes will resume soon at the Washington Plaza Baptist Church in Reston. Registration for Wednesday afternoon classes will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 1:30-3 p.m. Registration for Thursday evening classes will be held on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 7-8:30 p.m. The classes are weekly and follow the Fairfax County school schedule. For more information, call 703-471-5225.
Hair Dressing for Teens. The Reston Community Center (RCC) will present a teen barbering workshop from 7-9 p.m. on Monday and Thursday nights through Oct. 20 at RCC's Hunters Woods facility, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. The focus will be on developing the career skills necessary for cutting and styling, developing a creative flair and communication skills. Professional work ethic and hygiene, sanitation, tools and information on careers and licensing will be included. The class will be taught by an experienced and licensed barber. Cost is $95 for Reston residents and $210 for all others. Register either in person or by faxing a completed RCC Registration form to 703-476-8617. Call 703-476-4500.
Pastel Drawing. Reston resident Carol Berman will help students to learn the medium and improve drawing skills on Thursday mornings, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at her Reston studio. Cost is $15 per session. Call 703-437-9068.
Self-Defense. Classes meet every Sunday at the YMCA, from 4-5:30 p.m. Other classes meet 1-2 hours twice a week: Wednesday, from 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Saturdays, from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The program is recognized by the Police Martial Arts Association and the American Jujitsu Association. Call 703-435-3824, or the YMCA program manager, Todd Morris, at 703-742-8800.
Artist Lassie Corbett is offering classes for children and adults at Herndon Old Town Gallery-A Place to Paint, 720 Lynn St., Herndon. Creative mixed media, beginning watercolor class, watercolor basics class for those with some experience, workshop and critique for advanced students. Oriental brush painting on Thursday afternoons. Call 703-435-1888. Visit www.lassiecorbettart.com.
Gentle Adult Yoga Classes. Classes are held in Reston at Brown's Chapel. Beginners level. Class schedule is ongoing. Mondays, from 7-8:30 p.m.; Thursdays from 7:30-9 p.m. Simple breathing, stretching and deep relaxation techniques are taught. Cost is $60/monthly. Family yoga classes forming for the fall. Call for more information and registration at 703-476-2827.
Lamaze Childbirth Classes. Certified Lamaze instructor at the YMCA in Reston. A series of five classes are offered on Tuesday nights, from 7-9 p.m. Call 703-631-4629 for a schedule and to register.
ESL Courses. Reston Community Center offers English as A Second Language (ESL) courses for adults with beginning to intermediate levels of proficiency in English. The courses will cover basic grammar, conversation, pronunciation and writing. Classes are targeted to people age 16 and older. Students are required to take a free Assessment Test before they can attend a class. The fee is $20 for people who live or work in Reston and $87 for all others. For information on assessment testing, class locations, dates and times, call the Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500 (TTY/V).
Wee Play. Wee Play for toddlers is located at the Classical Ballet Academy in Herndon. Classes meet once a week for 10 weeks. Class times are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. Call Kathy Brennan at 703-403-8699 to register for classes.