Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Know of something that should be listed in Classes & Workshops? Send a brief write-up to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, fax 703-917-0991 or Lea Mae Rice at 703-917-6459. Deadline is two weeks prior to the date of the event.


Israeli Dance Class. Tuesdays, 8-10 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Beginner, intermediate and advanced. $5/session/JCCNV member; $6/non-member; $4/student or senior. Reservations not required. Call 301-982-0937.

Irish Step Dance Classes. Fridays at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Open to beginners ages 5-15 at Studio One, 6208 Rolling Road, Springfield. Call Jordan Dudney at 703-899-5317.

Singles' Dance. Hearts in Motion School of Music & Dance hosts Don and Colleen's Singles' Dance the third Friday of each month, 8 p.m.-midnight. Dances include cha cha, waltz, swing, hustle, El Paso, slow dances and line dances. Cost is $12 ($20 for a couple). Light snacks are provided, soda and water are available for purchase. The school is located at 8600 Rolling Road, Springfield. Call Colleen at 703-437-1190.

Learn Carolina Shag dancing with the Northern Virginia Shag Club. Lessons take place at Rene’s Supper Club, 3251 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Adult lessons are 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Lesson is free, adults’ cover charge is $6. Social dancing follows the lessons. See or call Cathy Metcalf at 703-690-2631, or e-mail

Learn the Social Dances (ballroom, Latin, swing, night club, country western/ polka) in Cy Richardson's group classes on Tuesday nights at the Oaks Community Center, 5708 Oak Leather Drive, Burke. Six-week sessions (eight hours). $60 per person. Free make up class. Singles and couples welcome. Next session (Ballroom I and Ballroom II ) starts March 4. 703-250-5360.

Scottish Country Dancing classes are Mondays from 8-9 p.m. at Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. No partner necessary. Call City of Fairfax at 703-385-7858.

Zumba Latin Aerobics classes are Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax until Feb. 26. $60. Call 703-385-7858.

City of Fairfax offers Swing Performance Routine sessions each Tuesday from 8-9 p.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. For intermediate dancers. $72. Call 703-385-7858.


Helping Community Cats. Learn to help strays and improve the lives of feral cats March 12 at Fairfax County Animal Shelter, 4500 W. Ox Road, Fairfax. Free. Reservations required. Call 240-482-1980 ext. 333, e-mail, visit

Colorful World, a small minority women-owned education consulting organization in Springfield providing diversity education consulting, training and resources, offers several classes at the center, 7001 Loisdale Road, Suite C-215, Springfield. For more, visit or call 703-778-9910.

The Burke-based Etiquette School of Virginia offers several upcoming events. For more, call Jennifer Ricciardi at 703-203-7852 or see

* The Art of Mingling, March 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Houlihan’s Restaurant. Adults. $60.

* Homeschool Day of Etiquette and Dining, March 7, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Houlihan's Restaurant, Hilton Hotel, 6550 Loisdale Road, Springfield. $75.

* Ivy League Juniors Etiquette Camp, March 17-21, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., at the Burke Centre Community Center, Burke. $225.

Other Art

Pottery Classes. Susan Fox Hirschmann offers classes for beginner and intermediate potters at her backyard pottery studio at 4610 Tabard Place, Annandale. Eight-week sessions. Every Monday 6-9 p.m. or Fridays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 703-978-1480.

Learn To Knit. Knitting classes are offered at The Yarn Barn, 9413-C Old Burke Lake Road, Burke. Store hours are Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Project help workshops are $5, offered Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. as well as Saturdays from 8-10 a.m. For more, call 703-978-2220 or 1-800-762-5274, or e-mail Visit