Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Latin Dance Class. Basic classes in the merengue, salsa and bachata. Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday 4-6 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center, 4975 Columbia Pike, Dance Studio Room 138. For middle and high schoolers. Call 703-228-7781.

DJ Class. Experience the world of a DJ. Mix music with instructor Derrick Santos. A.K.A. DJ DeRico. Classes are held on Tuesday 3:30-5 p.m. and Friday 3:30 -6 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center. For middle and high schoolers. Contact Edson Bravo at 703-228-7783.

Music Production Class. Learn how to make beats on the computer and write rhymes. Classes are held on Mondays and Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. For middle and high schoolers. Contact Edson Bravo for more information 703-228-7783.

Get on Board! Go Online! Hands-on introduction to the Internet and the library’s electronic databases. Shirlington, 2786 S. Arlington Mill Drive. To reserve a time, call 703-228-6545.

Online @ your Library. Find information in magazines and newspapers using the library’s databases. Westover, 1800 N. Lexington St. To register, call 703-228-5260.

Buddhist Meditation Classes. Tower Villas Office Plaza, Griffin Center, Suite 5, 3800 Fairfax Drive. Thursdays 7-8:30 p.m. Learn an authentic practice of meditation and say goodbye to stress. Classes are taught by Buddhist nun Kelsang Varahi of Vajrayogini Buddhist Center. Classes include guided meditations, a talk on Buddhism, question and answer session and refreshments. Fee: $10. Call 202-331-2122 or

Cardiovascular exercise classes. Lee Senior Center. Every Tuesday and Thursday. $3. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-0555 to register.

Exercise Classes. Dawson Terrace Senior Center, 2133 N. Taft St. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 10 a.m. Free. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-6300.

Computer training. Westover Library on Lexington St. Learn how to use the library databases, establish a free e-mail account or check out Internet sites. Call 703-228-5260 to schedule an appointment.

Free Aerobics. Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Ongoing adult program featuring a high/low combination physical workout. Includes stretching, toning, cardiovascular and abdominal exercises. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 7 - 8 p.m. Call Margo Watters at 703-228-5718.

Genealogy Classes. Lee Senior Center. Second Wednesday of each month. Free. Call 703-228-0555.

Get personalized Internet instruction. Also learn how to open a free e-mail account at Aurora Hills Library, 735 18th St. S. Senior coaching available on the first and second Tuesdays of the month. Call 703-228-5715.

Hands-on instruction of the Internet. And the library's electronic databases. Shirlington Library, 2786 S. Arlington Mill Drive. Call 703-228-6545.

Internet Introduction. Shirlington Library, 2700 S. Arlington Mill Road. Mondays at 2 and 2:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 10:30 and 11 a.m. Free. Advance registration required. Call 703-228-6545.

Jane Franklin Dance classes. Adult Dance Technique, Mondays 8-9:30 p.m., Saturdays 10:15-11:45 a.m., both at 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive. Visit

Low-impact aerobic classes. Aurora Hills Senior Center. Every Tuesday and Thursday. $48 for 16 sessions. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5722.

Online Training. Learn how to use the Internet and use the library's electronic databases. Shirlington Library, 2786 S. Arlington Mill Drive. Call 703-228-6545 to make an appointment. Westover Library, 1800 N. Lexington St. Call 703-228-5260 to make an appointment.

Play Group. Ongoing opportunity for parents and young children (birth to 5 years) to interact in a safe, fun environment. Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon at Barcroft Sports and Fitness Center, 4200 S. Four Mile Run. Drop-in cost for Arlington residents is $2 for an adult with any number of children. $3 for nonresidents. Call 703-228-0701.

Real Estate Career Seminars. Weichert Realtors, Arlington Office, 4701 Old Dominion Drive. Every first and third Thursday of the month at noon. Attendees will learn about the real estate profession focusing on license requirements, training and mentor programs. To reserve a spot, call Barbara Stone at 703-527-3300.

Small Business Tips. Free one-on-one counseling by SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives). Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-5984 to make a reservation.

SOS-Seniors Online. Internet coaching for seniors the first and second Tuesday each month. 1-3 p.m. Aurora Hills Public Library, 735 S. 18th St. Registration required. Call 703-228-5715.

Tai chi. Classes for seniors held weekly at four senior centers. Call 703-228-4744 for a schedule and location of nearest center.

Tiny Tots and Preschool Programs. Long Branch (703-228-6535) and Gulf Branch (703-228-3403) nature centers offer programs for children 1 1/2 years through the end of their second year and preschool-age children. Morning and afternoon programs available. $1 fee per child, payable on the day of the program. Reservations must be made by phone only during the month the program is offered.

Total body strength training program for seniors. Madison Senior Center’s new fitness center. $45 for 15 sessions with certified instructors. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7-11 a.m., and Saturdays, 7-9 a.m. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4771.