Imagination Stage

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4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda, MD, United States

Imagination Stage in Bethesda, Maryland is a children’s theater company offering year-round productions of modern and classic plays. The organization also offers classes in drama, acting, dance musical theatre, and filmmaking for children of all ages. Summer theatre camps give campers the opportunity to take part in a full production of a musical or play.

Imagination Stage is the largest and most respected multi-disciplinary theatre arts organization for young people in the Mid-Atlantic region. We offer a year-round season of professional shows (adult actors performing for families and classes), after-school programs and summer camps for ages 1-18, and arts-integration professional development training for teachers, students, schools, and families. All of our programs are informed by our core belief in making the arts inclusive and accessible to all children, regardless of their physical, cognitive, or financial status.

‘Rapunzel’ at Imagination Stage

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Student Performances


During the academic year, students in our Conservatories and Ensembles perform in the intimate 150-seat Christopher and Dana Reeve Studio Theatre at Imagination Stage. These courses require a two semester commitment and require an audition, permission of a mentor or both. More information on our Conservatories & Ensembles HERE (pdf).

Acting Conservatory Graduating Performance

April 25-26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

April 27, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Musical Theatre Conservatory Graduating Performance

May 16-17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

May 18, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

An Original Work devised by the members of the Speak Out On Stage Ensemble

May 30-31, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

June 1, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.


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2700 F Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States 6.92 mi

The Kennedy Center Education Department commissions, produces, presents, and tours performances for students, teachers, adults, and families; offers professional development opportunities in the arts for teachers and artists; creates and implements model programs for use by other performing arts centers and schools; develops and encourages community and national outreach programs; fosters careers of young artists and arts managers; and provides arts education resources via satellite, the Internet, in print, and in person. Performances for school groups provide opportunities to learn, to explore, and to embrace the arts.



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Ballet Class Series

Ballet Class Series

The Kennedy Center Ballet Class Series offers advanced high school ballet students the unique opportunity to participate in master classes with teachers from the national and internationally renowned ballet companies performing at the Kennedy Center.

Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead

Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Under the direction of Jason Moran, Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor for Jazz, Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead is an international two-week jazz residency performance and composition project discovering and presenting the next generation of jazz greats.

Conservatory Project

Conservatory Project

The Conservatory Project creates an ongoing showcase for our nation’s exceptional young talent and introduces Washington audiences to young musicians destined to have important careers.

The DeVos Institute

The DeVos Institute

As one of the largest, busiest performing arts centers in the world, the Kennedy Center and its leadership have developed extensive expertise in strategic planning, artistic planning, board management, marketing, fundraising, and financial management.

Domingo - Cafritz Young Artist Program

Domingo – Cafritz Young Artist Program

This resident-training program offers artists on the verge of international careers a course of intensive training, study, career guidance, and performance opportunities in Washington, DC and beyond.

Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell

Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell

This three-week summer residency offers intermediate to advanced-level ballet dancers, ages 14-18, an opportunity to study exclusively with one of the most important ballerinas of the 20th century, Suzanne Farrell.

Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

A national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide which has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theater in the United States.

NSO Youth Fellowship Program

NSO Youth Fellowship Program

The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Youth Fellowship Program is a full scholarship orchestral training program for talented young musicians in grades 9-12.

National Symphony Orchestra

NSO Young Associates’ Program

The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) is sponsoring its Young Associates’ Program for high school students in grades 11 and 12 in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area who are interested in pursuing a musical career.

NSO Young Soloists' Competition

NSO Young Soloists’ Competition

To perform as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra is every music student’s dream, and this is the prize of the NSO Young Soloists’ competition, High School Division, designed to encourage and foster the development of young performing artists in the Washington metropolitan area.

NSO Summer Music Institute

NSO Summer Music Institute

Every summer, approximately 70 students (ages 15-20) from all over the nation meet in Washington, D.C., to attend the National Trustees’ National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute (SMI).

Opera Institute

Opera Institute

This three-week summer training program for talented high school singers and pianists features an intense and focused curriculum geared toward preparing students for college performance programs and beyond.

VSA International Young Soloists Competition

VSA International Young Soloists Competition

This award annually recognizes outstanding emerging young musicians living with disabilities, ages 14 to 25, from around the world and nurtures their pre-professional career experiences.

VSA International Young Soloists Competition

Rosemary Kennedy Internship Initiative

Students and young adults living with disabilities who have an interest in the arts, arts education, and arts administration are provided with hands-on experiential professional skill development opportunities.


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100 15th St SW, Washington, DC, United States 8 mi

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Federal support guarantees the Museum’s permanent place on the National Mall, and its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by generous donors.

In addition to its leadership training programs, the Museum sponsors on-site and traveling exhibitions, educational outreach, Web site, campus outreach and Holocaust commemorations, including the nation’s annual observance in the U.S. Capitol.

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Washington, DC

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum For Teachers and Educators


The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum promotes the responsible teaching of the Holocaust through a variety of programs to help the nation’s educators increase their knowledge of Holocaust history and implement sound teaching strategies. The annual Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Conference for Teachers attracts up to 200 middle and secondary teachers from around the United States each year. In addition, the Education Division offers workshops and conferences in Washington, D.C. and in local communities throughout the country, as well as an on-line workshop. Skilled secondary school teachers can participate in the Museum Teacher Fellowship Program and join a national corps of educators who serve as leaders in Holocaust education in their schools, communities, and professional organizations. The Regional Education Corps (REC), a group of master teachers drawn from the Museum Teacher Fellowship Program, assists the Museum in implementing educational programming on a national level.

The Museum also supports a study tour to Germany, Poland, and Israel for secondary school educators. The Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Teacher Program is co-sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers, the Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, and the Jewish Labor Committee.


This online workshop includes video segments from a workshop presented in Baltimore, Maryland. The guidelines and methodological suggestions in these video segments are at the core of every teacher workshop and conference presented by the Museum. They are offered here for teachers who are unable to attend a professional development program presented by the Museum in Washington, DC. In addition to video of the actual workshop session, segments include historical and artifact photographs, text, and links to related sites within the Museum’s Web site.


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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. To reach those individuals and communities that might not otherwise have access to this education, the Museum has developed a number of programs for youth in the local Washington, DC, region and throughout the country.



For more information, please contact:

Jesse Nickelson, EdD

Director, Youth and Community Initiatives

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW

Washington, DC 20024-2126

(T) 202.314.1768

(F) 202.314.7888



Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD, United States 34.68 mi


The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Founded in 1914 with a single painting, the BMA today has 90,000 works of art—including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world. Throughout the Museum, visitors will find an outstanding selection of European and American fine and decorative arts, 15th- through 19th-century prints and drawings, contemporary art by established and emerging contemporary artists, and objects from Africa, Asia, the Ancient Americas, and Pacific Islands. Two beautifully landscaped gardens display an array of 20th-century sculpture that is an oasis in the city. Visit today! Admission to the collection is FREE for everyone, every day!

Educator Programs Available

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Teacher Workshops

Teacher workshops focus on works of art in the BMA’s collection or in special exhibitions. Most teacher workshops include close examination of art in the galleries, mini-lectures, hands-on activities, and creative ideas for integrating art in the classroom. Teachers receive images and extensive background information. Workshops are typically held once a year on a Saturday and last about four hours.

To receive an announcement about the next teacher workshop, please send your email address and mailing address to Elizabeth Benskin at

Exploring Contemporary Art
A BMA Workshop for Teachers

Saturday, October 26, 8 a.m–12:30 p.m.

Join the BMA for a unique teacher workshop celebrating the recently renovated Contemporary Wing. View works by artists from the 20th century through the present and find new ways to connect ideas, media, and form in modern and contemporary art to your teaching. Participate in activities that support the Maryland State Curriculum, Common Core State Standards, and 21st Century Skills.

About the Day

  • Enjoy a light breakfast
  • Receive a Contemporary Wing Teacher Packet
  • Learn about the BMA Contemporary Wing in a private tour with Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman
  • Investigate contemporary artworks through engaging gallery activities
  • Create an original work of art inspired by the art in the
    Contemporary Wing
  • Explore ways to connect art to your classroom curriculum
  • Receive 10% off in The BMA Shop

Space is limited for this special eventRegister Today!


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5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE, United States 97.4 mi

Founded by Henry Francis du Pont, Winterthur (pronounced “winter-tour”) is the premier museum of American decorative arts, reflecting both early America and the du Pont family’s life here. We offer programs for Schools for School Field Trips, Family programs as well offer College Student programs. Its 60-acre naturalistic garden is among the country’s best, and its research library serves scholars from around the world. We invite you to visit and explore this place of beauty, history, and learning.

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Winterthur Research Fellowship Program

Winterthur welcomes researchers. Academic, independent, and museum scholars, as well as advanced graduate students are invited to apply for short and long-term residential research fellowships. Research fellows conduct research in many areas of social and cultural history, including material culture, architecture, decorative arts, design, consumer culture, garden and landscape studies, Shaker studies, travel and tourism, the Atlantic World, and objects in literature. Winterthur’s collections are rich and diverse, and we welcome applications that offer fresh approaches to our resources.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to search Wintercat, visit Winterthur, and contact staff members to discuss potential research projects. The suitability of a project to Winterthur’s collections is the primary consideration of the fellowship award committee.
More information can be found in the  Winterthur Research Fellowship Brochure




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College Programs at Winterthur

Winterthur’s museum and library collections allow students to explore the social, political, intellectual, and cultural history of the seventeenth through the early twentieth centuries. Our rich resources and setting also make Winterthur a fabulous place to visit if your focus is architecture, craftsmanship, horticulture, interior design, set design, and even American literature (like Winterthur, Jay Gatsby’s home included period settings).

Select a house tour from our current offerings, or contact our staff to arrange an experience that is customized to meet your curriculum needs. All tickets include a garden tram ride (when available) and access to the garden and galleries (including changing exhibitions).

Option 1: One-hour tour of your choice. $15 per person. Available Tuesday-Sunday.

Option 2: Two-hour tour of your choice. $25 per person. Available Tuesday-Sunday.

Option 3: Two-hour tour of your choice, and additional custom experiences, such as a look at select library resources or a tour of the conservation labs. $35 per person, available Tuesday-Friday.

 Call 800.448.3883 to make a reservation or 302.888.4645 to discuss custom options. Alternatively, please email


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2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE, United States 97.96 mi

It might seem that an institution like a museum is carved in stone, but since its founding in 1912, the Delaware Art Museum has actually changed a great deal. Our Centennial Timeline, installed in the Museum’s Orientation Hallway, is a look at how things were and how they have changed, both here at the Museum and in the community that we serve. To put the Museum’s historical achievements in context, the Timeline mirrors notable Museum milestones with important local and world events.

A century ago, the Museum started life with an original purchase of approximately 100 Howard Pyle paintings. That collection has grown to include 12,000 works of art by great American masters such as Winslow Homer, artists of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and well-known American illustrators. The Museum’s name and physical space have also changed considerably. Originally called the Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts, and then the Delaware Art Center, the Museum officially became the Delaware Art Museum in the early 1970s. And although we spent decades traveling around—with no permanent gallery space—the Museum now encompasses 80,000 square feet of exhibition and administrative space, four studio art classrooms, and a sprawling 9-acre sculpture park—the first of its kind in the region.

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Teacher workshops are held to familiarize educators with the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Credit hours are available for these curriculum enriching programs. To participate in a teacher workshop (Delaware teachers), you must register in advance by contacting the Delaware Teacher Center at 302.736.6723 or 800.282.8770. For more information on scheduling a guided tour, click here.

All workshops have a $15 program fee due the day of the workshop, payable to the Delaware Art Museum.

Check back later for information on future teacher workshops.


The Delaware Art Museum Education staff offers professional development opportunities for school districts, parent-teacher organizations, or any group interested in learning more about the Museum’s collections and programming. Contact Saralyn Rosenfield, Manager of Public Programs & Interpretation, at 302.351.8504 or for more information.


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