Hello, Rainbow

Rainbow

Here’s an excerpt from the song “Hello Rainbow”  a song from our upcoming HELLO RAINBOW session…

 

Join us on an artistic and musical adventure through the colorful world of the rainbow! Visit with squirrels, frogs, whales, and other friends as we travel from the sunny red and orange leaves of fall through the green meadow to the big blue sea. Children will spend time investigating the wonders of nature and various locations where bright colors spark the imagination and call out for singing and dancing. Through a combination of teacher and self directed activities we will work to develop rhythmic, listening, movement, and singing skills.

Register now and share this post if you have friends or family who might want to join us as Little Hands (and feet) make music!

Call 703-631-2046 to let us know you’d like to try a class before registering!

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Free Preview Classes

FREE Preview Classes

Fall 2014

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  • September 8 Monday 10:00 in ASHBURN
    • Creative Dance Center, 44710 Cape Court, Suite #126
  • September 9 Tuesday 10:00 am in CENTREVILLE
    • Compton Village Rec Center, 14401 Compton Village Drive
  • September 9 Tuesday 6:30 PM in OLNEY
    • Faith Pres. Church, 17309 Old Baltimore Rd.
  • September 10 Wednesday 10:00 am in ASHBURN
    • Brambleton
  • September 11 Thursday 10:00 am in RESTON
    • Brown’s Chapel, 11300 Baron Cameron Avenue
  • September 11 Thursday 10:00 in MANASSAS
    • Freedom Center, GMU Manassas Campus

 

Call to reserve your child’s spot at the free preview class at (703)631-2046.

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Arabella, the Musical Princess

DSC_0063“Arabella, the Musical Princess” is now available for birthday party visits and activities. Arabella is a musical princess who sings songs, stories and plays musical games and plays fun instruments. Party activities are about 30-40 minutes and cost $150 for up to 12 children.

DSC_0007Parties can be booked by calling Beth Frook at (703)631-2046 or emailing bfrook@littlehands.com with details to request a “royal visit!”

 

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Water, Water

Here’s an excerpt from “Hot Sand”  a song from our upcoming WATER, WATER session…

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Boats are rocking, ducks are splashing, and beach balls are bouncing! Familiar songs like Row Your Boat and Long Legged Sailor, along with some original tunes (Beach Ball, Hot Sand and more!) will delight your family. Row with us while Little Hands (and feet!) make music about water fun at the shoreline!

Register now and share this post if you have friends or family who might want to join us as Little Hands (and feet) make music!

Call 703-631-2046 to let us know you’d like to try a class before registering!

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A-rhythm-etic. The math behind the beats

“How many of you love rhythm?”

- Drummer Clayton Cameron gives a brief TED talk that shows that hip hop and jazz aren’t cooler than math—they simply rely on it. He calls it A-rhythm-etic!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkY-o07h7T4

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Teacher Spotlight: Miss Betsy

Betsy

Our Little Hands Teacher Spotlight this month is on Ms. Betsy who has been teaching in Ashburn, Brambleton and Reston for the last three years.  Her love of music began as a child when she started studying piano and flute.  She studied vocal performance at the College of William and Mary.  She started her career as a music teacher and continued to perform as a soloist in many churches, weddings, funerals and has been involved in catholic music ministry for 25 years.  She has been with the Master Singers of Virginia for 15 years.

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Little Hands Inclement Weather Policy – UPDATE

It’s a good time to remind you of our Inclement Weather Policy:

In case of inclement weather, Little Hands will follow the school schedule of the county/city in which class is held.

  • If schools are closed, Little Hands classes will be canceled.
  • If schools are open late, there will be no morning classes.
  • If schools close early, there will be no classes after 12 PM.
  • If “after school and evening activities” are canceled, there will be no classes after 2 PM.

All cancellations will be announced here on the website and on our office phone at 703-631-2046. Thanks for your understanding of how a school delay effects many of our families with older children and for our need to have a consistent, clear policy. We will do our best to add classes to the end of the semester to make up for missed classes due to weather cancellations.

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Sing Me a Story

Here’s an excerpt from “Lucy Lives at the Library”  a song from our upcoming SING ME A STORY session…

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From the pages of lovely children’s books spring themes of a silly mouse and a tall clock, a hushed evening walk in the forest, and head-to-toe dancing with some animal friends, to name a few adventures!  We’ll enjoy wiggling, shaking and learning the patterns of some familiar tunes, as well as some soon-to-be favorites.

Register now and share this post if you have friends or family who might want to join us as Little Hands (and feet) make music!

Call 703-631-2046 to let us know you’d like to try a class before registering!

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Teacher Spotlight: Miss Margie

MissMargieMs. Margie was a member of the viola section of the Fairfax Symphony for 19 years and now is the principal viola with the Annandale Symphony. In 1990, Ms. Margie started narrating children’s’ shows sponsored by Fairfax Symphony. She narrates the Percussion Duo show and the Woodwind Quintet show in Fairfax County and in surrounding counties, and also in the Fairfax County parks in the summers.

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Teacher Spotlight: Miss Vanessa

MissVanessaVanessa teaches at the Durant Center in Alexandria, Annandale Co-Op preschool and Dulles Play and Learn in Herndon. She has been teaching with Little Hands since 2007. Ms. Vanessa is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Music Therapy from Saint Mary of the Woods College in Indiana.
Her favorite thing about teaching music is being able to connect with others through music. Music has a way of bringing people together and creating a learning environment where children and their families experience joy and have fun! She wants each child and their family to take the songs from the classroom and sing them in the car and at home so that music becomes part of their daily lives.
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