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Tap Dance

at Dansez Dansez - North Bethesda
5050-D Nicholson Ln, Washington, District of Columbia 20852

Tap is a class designed to challenge your feet movements while you have fun making music with your shoes.

$29

Monday May 28th, 4:30pm

Getting Your Poetry Published

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda
4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Whether participants have yet to submit their first poem to a literary journal or are ready to offer a publisher a book-length manuscript, this intensive one-day workshop will give all poets hands-on advice on how to achieve their publishing goals. Participants will learn how to place poems in print and online journals, why anthologies are such an...

$50
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Applying Standup Comedy Techniques to Your Writing

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda
4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

If you can read this and you can laugh, you can write humor! Learn the basic psychology of how your brain gets a joke to discover what's "gettable" about your subject matter, real or fictional, for humor writing or other ironic purposes.  This class also works as a fun introduction to the fundamentals of workshopping for those new to the expectations...

$135
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Ballet

at Dansez Dansez - North Bethesda
5050-D Nicholson Ln, Washington, District of Columbia 20852

Students may move at their own pace. Taught in French.

$29

Thursday May 31st, 4:30pm

Pre Ballet

at Dansez Dansez - North Bethesda
5050-D Nicholson Ln, Washington, District of Columbia 20852

This class introduces you to dance movement and basic ballet techniques. Taught in French.

$29

Tuesday May 29th, 10am

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Pre Hip Hop

at Dansez Dansez - North Bethesda
5050-D Nicholson Ln, Washington, District of Columbia 20852

This class is an introduction to rhythmic funky street dance in which high energy is used.

$29

Tuesday May 29th, 10am

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Write Like the News

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda
4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Lead with the future -- not background. That's the most important of eight journalism skills that will transform your writing.  The others:  write your readers' language be positive (to be both clear and upbeat) lay out logically be consistent be precise be brief choose strong verbs.  Highlights:  communicate in a crisis...

$50
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Hip Hop

at Dansez Dansez - North Bethesda
5050-D Nicholson Ln, Washington, District of Columbia 20852

This class is a rhythmic funky street dance in which high energy is used.

$29

Tuesday May 29th, 4:30pm

Making Metaphor Work

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda
4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

This class will examine some of the more challenging and unusual metaphors that contemporary poets have used to bring their poems to life. This workshop will discuss how to choose between simile and metaphor, how to control and extend an image, and how to avoid using clichés.  There will be a writing exercise designed to challenge image-making...

$50
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The Writer's Notebook

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda
4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Virginia Woolf once said, "Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded." Do you want to keep a colorful chronicle of your upcoming travels. Or enliven your journal-keeping. Or pep up your blog. This is a workshop for all those wishing to keep a lively record of their experiences and reflections—for those with the impulse to set down life....

$115
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Beginning Fantasy Fiction

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda
4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Vampires, zombies, and halflings with swords! Participants will build a world and write in it.  The first session of this workshop will be devoted to the basics of fiction and story construction. In the second session, participants will do a start-up exercise to help get them started on a possibly longer work.

$80

2 sessions

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Poetry Bootcamp

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda
4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Looking for a one-stop shop to get your work closely read before submitting? This one-day workshop will be dedicated to generating a couple new poems, critiquing a few older poems, and creating a list of literary journals and contest to submit work. Please submit three poems to [email protected] for the workshop leader to review prior to the...

$80
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World Building

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda
4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

World building is a concept that was once more the property of writing like Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Since they were “imagined” worlds – there was much work to do to get your reader “into” the world and have them understand it. Now, world building is attributed to all types of writing. It’s like setting on steroids. World building is about letting...

$50
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Memory Writing - The Basics

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda
4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Call it memoir, creative non-fiction, autobiography, journaling, or memory writing. Your inspired-by-life stories may be intended “for the grandkids,” or become a got-to-read bestseller. If you hope to share your life with others, you’ll want the writing to be appealing and the best it can be.  This half-day course will discuss basic guidelines,...

$50
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Playwriting: Structure

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda
4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

This workshop will focus on organizational principles at work in structuring a stage play. During this one day class, participants will take a close look at Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, and watch selections from the film version to better understand structure, character, and exposition.  In addition, writers will look at screenwriting...

$135
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