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Classes & Workshops, July 23-29

Send announcements, which are open to the public at no or minimal cost, to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102 or e-mail to loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call Jennifer Lesinski at 703-917-6454. For additional listings, visit www.connectionnewspapers.com.

Scrapbooking workshop, July 26, 1-3 p.m., at the Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. Learn how to scrapbook or update your scrap booking skills. Child care will be available for a nominal charge. Cost: $10 per person. Call 703-430-9480.

Dulles-based All Star Legacy is hosting Geo, of the Iconic crew from America’s Best Dance Crew Season 1, Saturday, July 26. Geo will teach two masters classes at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne. The event is being presented in partnership with Loudoun Youth Inc., a nonprofit corporation established to raise and distribute funding for Loudoun County youth-enrichment programs.

The classes are open to dancers of all age. The class for dancers 14 years old and under is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., followed by the class for dancers over 15 from 2-4 p.m. Preregister by calling 703-444-6002 or by e-mailing info@allstarlegacy.com. Cost: $40 in advance, $50 for walk ins.

Children ages 3-5 can celebrate summer with arts, crafts and group play at the summer explorers precamp. Classes meet for one week, Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., July 30-Aug. 1. Cost: $25. Advance registration required, call 703-771-5913 or e-mail dcc@loudoun.gov.

Jazz dance workshop with Kellie Goosens, Thursday, July 31, 6-7:30 p.m., at Depot Court, Leesburg. Cost: $10. Contact: benjamin.shoenberger@loudoun.gov or call 540-338-7973. Workshop being offered by VSAarts of Loudoun County.

Dance Tech Workshop. Dance-intensive work on ballet, jazz and lyrical technique with turns and leaps. Ballet or jazz shoes required. For ages 7-11. Fee: $150 per person. Held at the Creative Dance Center in Ashburn, Aug. 4-8, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. To register, contact the Douglass Community Center at 703-771-5913 or e-mail dcc@loudoun.gov.

Jazz dance workshop with Kellie Goosens, Thursday, Aug. 7, 6-7:30 p.m., at Depot Court, Leesburg. Cost: $10. Contact: benjamin.shoenberger@loudoun.gov or call 540-338-7973. Workshop being offered by VSAarts of Loudoun County.

Claude Moore Recreation Center is offering Fit Kids classes for ages 2-5 years old. New session includes tumbling classes, fit kids fitness and a special class for 2-3 year olds: Balls, Balls, Balls. Call 571-258-3600 for times.

The Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling, is offering music together, Tuesdays and Fridays, from 9:30-10:15 a.m. and 10:30-11:15 a.m. The class offers developmentally appropriate early childhood curriculum for parents, children and primary-care givers. Call 571-258-3500.

The Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, is offering My First Preschool, Mondays and Wednesdays, from 9-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; and Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9-10:30 a.m. Class for children who will be 2 years old by Sept, 1, 2008. Call 571-258-3500.

Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling, is offering lunch bunch afternoons for children 3-5 Mondays and Thursdays, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Includes crafts, outdoor and indoor playtime and sports. Pack lunch from home, no microwavable food or refrigeration available. Cost: $7 an hour. Register required, call 703-430-6673.

Leesburg Senior Activity Center, 215 Depot Court, Leesburg, is offering a National Council on Aging exercise tape class, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-10:30 a.m. Free. Call 703-737-8039.