We love to support our community and are happy to announce some of your favorite kid places are offering virtual classes. This is a learning process for everyone as we transition to being face to face to now sitting behind a screen but take a leap of faith and sign up for a class or two! Plus, it will give you a small break to hop on a conference call, fold a load of laundry or work with a sibling. We will add to this list as more places offer them– let us know of others in the comments below.
Flex Academies ONE
Classes taught LIVE by Flex Academy’s instructors. The classes are taught via a password protected Zoom room and an extensive list of classes are offered for kids in grades PreK-6. You are sure to find a class right for your child. Classes are categorized into arts, fitness, life skills and language classes. The great part is you can pay as you go or purchase a pack of classes. Visit the FAQ for answers to common questions and head to their YouTube channel to see classes in action.
Tunes 4 Tots
Tunes 4 Tots Virtual is designed to bring the Tunes 4 Tots experience to you at home! This is a structured activity for you and you little on to enjoy together. Be prepared to sing, dance, laugh, and learn during this precious quality time with your child!
International School of Music is now offering online music lessons for you and your little ones! Private live online lessons are available in all instruments from piano, guitar, violin, to voice, drums, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, cello and more! Their top rated teachers tailor lessons to students’ interests and goals so students have fun playing their favorite music! Contact them today for an introductory lesson.
The Children’s Art Studio is doing online art classes! You will meet virtually each week to work on drawing, painting, printing, and sculpture. Offering virtual classes for ages 4-13. As of now, they have 4 classes set up– you will be sent a materials list and the Zoom link after you enroll.
Amore Learning is kicking off two enrichment classes via zoom! Tuesdays at 3:15 they will offer Creative Writing with a focus on graphic novels. Thursdays at 3:15 they will offer Fashion Design, a new spin-off on their unique writing program. Find details above or email.
Middle C is offering virtual music lessons. Middle C Music is happy to announce that starting this Saturday, May 2, at 9:30 a.m., Gjinovefa Sako will launch another ukulele class for children 3- to 5-years-old. And the parents are encouraged to join in! These classes are held online over Zoom, and are a continuation of the fun music-learning course that Ms. Sako has been teaching at Middle C Music for years. The children learn how to play many popular songs in addition to getting a headstart in their general music education. Email to sign up and for more information. Call the store for information- (202) 244-7326.
Meadowlark Music on Zoom! In the spirit of offering connection and music during this challenging time, they are offering classes online this Spring. The age range is the younger crowd, 0-5 years.
My Gym Live!
Instead of meeting in person each week, you and your kids will attend My Gym LIVE classes as a supplement to your children’s home education, learning, fitness, and play. They are allowing unlimited on-line classes to anyone who signs up and a loyalty package for those who stay enrolled once they re-open.
Classes vary and they are offering kids and adult yoga via Zoom. Classes will be posted at least 24 hours in advance of their scheduled start time.
Kids Yoga Class with Elina RangelovaYoga and Wellness Coach
Anandita Kids Yoga is devoted to promoting wellness to children and families, supporting healthy mind, body and spirit by the art of Yoga and Meditation. She hopes to spread some joy to the kids with online kids yoga classes. Email with any questions.
Kidville Lights, Camera, Live!
Head over to The Kidville Playground and start streaming their daily dose of Kidville LIVE classes for kids under five. Register for your class of choice and then join via an exclusive ZOOM link.
ArtJamz was founded in 2010 by Michael Clements, former Editor-in-Chief of Capitol File Magazine as a public art studio to unite DC’s artists and creators, and there’s never been a more important time to unite creatives than right now. Pivoting from their paint and sip format, ArtJamz is bringing the interactive experience to your home by offering virtual painting lessons starting at just $10. The perfect activity to do with the whole family and inspire creativity, they are offering 3 kits at different price points ranging from $10-$100. They also offer live virtual painting instructions taught by one of their talented artists. The kits come complete with everything you need to have your own paint party experience, including a stretch canvas available in either mini or small, 5 paint colors, 2 paint brushes, and an artist mustache.
Miss Amy’s Music Makers is now offering online Music Together classes via Zoom and Facebook Live for you and your little ones! With Music Together Online, Miss Amy will bring music class to your living room. Your whole family will have a blast singing, dancing, and jamming along to Maracas songs during weekly classes. They will offer 3 mini classes a week! Facebook live or zoom on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings! ENROLL HERE
The Lane is offering 2 live programs at various times as of now on weekdays.
For more fitness studios offering online classes for both kids and adults see this list from Washingtonian.
Big Love Yoga was created to support families by bringing yoga into our homes. Geared to older kids to parents, and adults of all ages. Please consider joining when you can!
Family Mix (Mother and 12-year old daughter host) Thursdays 4:45-5:45 pm
Yin Yoga (all levels welcome) Fridays 4:45-6:00 pm
Daring to Rest Yoga Nidra (all levels welcome) Sundays 5:00-5:45 pm
Yoga Flow (all levels welcome) Mondays 10:45 am-12 pm
Classes are free (or donation if able).
Foublie is helping out parents with kids 2-4 by providing free weekly activity guides released every Friday. Cook + play + learn activities are taking on covid-19 stay-ins with some food fun. Each week they send an email with food based play, learning and cooking ideas.
Arts on the Horizon is offering programming to our children and families through a new series of videos on our YouTube channel link here. They offer free 20-minute, interactive story time sessions three times a week (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays). Each session will be led by one of their teaching artists and the content will be geared for children ages 2-6. The sessions will include stories, songs, warm-ups, movement, and more.
National Children’s Museum launched a daily, digital “STEAMwork” series on the Museum’s Facebook. Each day at 2:30pm, talented members of their team feature different STEAM projects, challenges, experiments and story times for children under twelve and their caregivers.
KID Museum Make It!
Stuck at home? Let’s make the most of it. Each week they’ll be sharing maker activities for you and your family. Try different challenges every day and share what you’ve made.
Offering fresh outdoor play ideas on Facebook on Tuesday’s at 11:30am, designed to inspire a week’s worth of play.
Delish Cooking Class
Every day at 1pm, check out the site so you verify you have the ingredients on hand
On their Facebook page they have been streaming live workouts and classes.
Young Artists of America at Strathmore (YAA) is offering a schedule of FREE virtual musical theatre classes and activities as part of the #YAAPlaysOn initiative during this difficult time. Here is what they currently have on tap for the next 4 weeks-
Mondays- 4:00pm: Virtual Dance Class: Technique & Conditioning
Tuesdays- 7:00pm: YAA Watch Party
Wednesdays- 4:00pm: Virtual Song Class: Modern Composers’ Songbook
Thursdays- 5:00pm: Virtual Talk Back with a Star from Broadway.
7:00pm: YAA Watch Party
Fridays- 4:00pm: Virtual Acting Class: Acting for Film
Saturdays- 11:00am: Virtual Dance Class: Dancing Through Musical Theatre History
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