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Both experienced and beginner knitters welcome! Come every other week for a knitting circle supervised by an instructor. Beginners can learn how to knit, and those with experience can come relax with other knitters, get help with their projects or learn new skills. Bring your own supplies/projects, or you can purchase a beginner’skit from the instructor for $20. Instructor: Julie Thatcher.

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6 lessons @ 1 hr, 30 mins, $45/$30 MCC district residents.
9013.118          Th, 6/21-9/6          1:15-2:45 p.m.
No lesson on 6/28, 7/5, 7/19, 8/2, 8/16, 8/30.

Monotype Print Making for Teens
For ages 13–18
Monday-Thursday, Aug. 20–23, 4:30–7:30 p.m.
4 sessions @ 3 hrs, $195/$180 MCC district residents. (6210.118)


Explore the exciting world of monotypesusing a variety of techniques that include color blending, layering of images, inventive textural treatments and more as you create a beautiful series of prints. We will work from a variety of sources for subject matter including still life, landscape and abstract motifs and patterns. We will also look at various artists’ prints including Impressionist, Modernist and contemporary art sources for inspiration. Stay tuned for all details and daily schedule on the MPA website: www.mpaart.org/education/summer-art-camps.


While the MCC continues its extensive renovation, MPA is temporarily located at: MPA@ChainBridge 1446 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, Va. (in the Giant Shopping Center) 703-790-1953 · 703-847-1953

For all skill levels.
The class will learn the art of decorative writing on journal pages, cards, envelopes, invitations, recipe cards (and on anything that students can think of) to make them personalized and special. Students will get started in: Altered Block Letters, Building Script Letters, Botanical Borders, Illuminated Initials and Vines and Flourishes. Instructor: Lubna Zahid.
16 years-Adults
2 lessons @ 4 hrs, $180/$165 MCC district residents.

6616.218          Sa-Su, 9/8-9/9         2-6 p.m.

Countdown Concerts in the Park
Sundays, Sept. 9-30, at 5 p.m.
at the McLean Central Park Gazebo, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd.
Free and open to the public

Are you as excited as we are for the reopening of our Ingleside campus? If the anticipation wasn’t already building, we’re here to crank it up with a special concert series that tracks the history of the McLean Community Center from its opening in 1975 until today… sorta. Come revisit a decade each week in the McLean Central Park Gazebo.

Superfly Disco
Sunday, Sept. 9, 5 p.m.
Put your bell bottoms on and dust off your Bee Gees records. The MCC opened its doors in 1975, and we’re sure it was just like Studio 54 at the groundbreaking. Help us recreate the ‘70s in McLean Central Park with this super fun tribute band. Video


Dance classes are temporarily located at 1374 Chain Bridge Rd., in the Langley Shopping Center (MCC-LSC). Register online, by phone 703.744.9365 or in-person at MCC at McLean Square Shopping Center, 6645 Old Dominion Dr.

For more information visit www.mcleancenter.org, call 703.744.9365 or email registrar@mcleancenter.org.

Joy of Dance

Joy of Dance is a progressive dance training program where students advance in a systematic manner. Joy of Dance staff members hold university degrees, are internationally accredited and/or are performing professionals. All fall classes conclude with a fun-filled Parent Watch Day. Questions for Joy of Dance? Email info@joyofdance.org or visit www.joyofdance.org.

Optional Performances
All Show Biz Kidz participating in the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Benefit “Frosty Follies” will incur a $85 fee per child. All ballet classes will perform in the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Benefit “Nutcracker: Sweet Treats” and will incur an $85 fee per child. This fee covers the cost of costumes, backdrop rental, props, programs, event staffing costs for dress rehearsals, and participation in Breakfast with Santa.

“Nutcracker: Sweat Treats” rehearsals are Friday, 12/7, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, 12/8, from 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Instructor: Allie O’Hare.
5-6 years
12 lessons @ 1 hr, $360/$300 MCC district residents.
1586.218          M, 9/10-12/10          4:15-5:15 p.m.

No lesson on 10/8 and 11/12.
Students advance training in four dance forms: classical ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary. Classical ballet training in this class emphasizes epaulement, adagio and allegro steps. Dancers are members of Joy of Dance’s Show Biz Kidz performance troupe for “Frosty Follies” and Breakfast with Santa. “Frosty Follies” rehearsals are Saturday, 10/27 and 11/3, from 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.
9-11 years
12 lessons @ 1 hr, 30 mins, $447/$372 MCC district residents.

1583.218           M, 9/10-12/10            5:15-6:45 p.m.

No lesson on 10/8 and 11/12.

“Nutcracker: Sweat Treats” rehearsals are Friday 12/7, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday 12/8, from 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.  Instructor: Nancy Gross.


9+ years

12 lessons @ 1 hr, 30 mins, $447/$372 MCC district residents.


1589.218          M, 9/10-12/10           6:45-8:15 p.m.

No lesson on 10/8 and 11/12.

This fun, fast-paced, lively class will combine fundamentals of jazz technique, hip-hop and urban style moves as seen in your favorite music videos and movies. Don’t miss being a part of this dynamic dance craze!  Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.
8-11 years
12 lessons @ 45 mins, $274/$228 MCC district residents.
1601.218          M, 9/10-12/10           7-7:45 p.m.
No lesson on 10/8 and 11/12.
Hip-Hop III is designed for students with previous training. Dancers learn aspects of locking, popping and breaking and incorporate them into exciting combinations. It is a fun and highly energetic dance form! You will learn the most current and up-to-date styles of this everchanging dance form from one the Washington area’s hottest choreographers.  Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.
10-14 years
12 lessons @ 45 mins, $274/$228 MCC district residents.
1602.218          M, 9/10-12/10           7:45-8:30 p.m.
No lesson on 10/8 and 11/12.

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