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Brief: Dance Center Hosts Family Event

— Metropolitan Fine Arts Center of Alexandria is hosting their 13th annual family open house on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 1-4 p.m., featuring free dance and fitness classes for all ages, seminars and workshops, arts and crafts vendors, performances, a meet and greet with center staff, as well as refreshments.

The open house is an opportunity for families to learn more about the center’s lessons and instructors. Classes include: ballet, Pointe, hip-hop, jazz, Irish dance, contemporary, combination classes of tap/ballet or jazz/tap; musical theater, acting, as well as piano and guitar lessons.

Founder and executive director, Melissa Dobbs, was classically trained at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C., George Mason University and the Royal Academy of Dance in London, where she became a registered teacher. Metropolitan Fine Arts Center offers high quality performing arts training in a ground breaking, holistic learning environment that cultivates creativity, builds community and empowers students.

Metropolitan Fine Arts Center is located at 6450 Landsdowne Centre. Visit www.metrofinearts.com or call 703-339-0444.