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The Metropolitan School of the Arts - formerly the Metropolitan Fine Arts Center - was founded more than 14 years ago. This multidisciplinary performing-arts organization takes a holistic approach to teaching and encouraging performance-arts skills, creating performance opportunities in dance, music, and theater for a diverse population of students of all ages and abilities. Its students have gone to perform on Broadway, at The Juilliard School, and in highly esteemed companies, such as the Mark Morris Dance Company, The Washington Ballet, and Ford's Theater and Signature Theater. Youth programs include year-round programs in dance, theater, music, music-theater, and acting, as well as a performing-arts program in the summer, all for children as young as 2. Adult classes range from basic to advanced, including ballet, jazz, and tap lessons, plus yoga and ballet-barre fitness workouts.
201 Prince St
Alexandria,
VA
US
When Kim Allen Kluge took over as music director of the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra in 1987, the outfit was made up of a small but enthusiastic group of community musicians. Sensing the potential of the orchestra, Kluge augmented the ensemble with freelancer virtuosos, quickly establishing the ASO as the premier professional symphony in northern Virginia. Today, the collective performs in the elegant Schlesinger Concert Hall on the Northern Virginia Community College campus, which makes for an acoustically friendly venue and a convenient base of operations for pranks on the Dean.
2121 Eisenhower Ave
Alexandria,
VA
US
Come to Chili's to grab an American classic with a side of fries. Cautious diners will appreciate the low-fat and gluten-free fare at Chili's. Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — Chili's has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal. Chili's is known for its happy hour, which includes food and beverages. Warm weather brings out Chili's' highly coveted patio seating. Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this restaurant. Weekends can get packed, so take advantage of the restaurant's reservations. No need to put on airs for a trip to Chili's — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back. If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go. You can also serve food from Chili's at your next party — the restaurant offers catering. At Chili's, you can park quickly and safely in a lot next door. Expect your bill at Chili's to come in at around $30 per person.
6250 Inter Parcel Rd
Alexandria,
VA
US
For a casual environment and scrumptious American food, stop by Applebee's. Fear not you gluten-free or low-fat eaters, you'll have plenty of choices here. Ready for a drink to unwind? At Applebee's, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar. Bring the whole family to Applebee's, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms. No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Applebee's is ultra casual. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Applebee's to your next party or event. For no extra charge, diners can park in the connecting lot. Dining at Applebee's will set you back about $30 per person on average. For a quick and easy payment solution at Applebee's, pay by major credit card. Applebee's dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.
6310 Richmond Hwy
Alexandria,
VA
US
We offer private and group dance lessons as well as training for stylized social programs and choreography for competitive students.
5801 Duke St
Alexandria,
VA
US
Shooter McGee's bolsters its neighborhood pub atmosphere with a menu packed with pub-fare classics and modern comestibles. Chefs prep appetites for satiation with hearty appetizers, including the modern-leaning trio of duck tacos, with spiced duck confit filling out tortillas ($9.99). Patties of Angus beef take up residence between pillowy buns for burgers such as the bacon and cheese, with applewood-smoked bacon and a choice of 10 cheeses, plus a side of hand-cut fries, slaw, mac 'n' cheese, or baked beans ($9). The herb chicken & greens salad piles herb-roasted chicken over mixed greens with fresh mozzarella and a balsamic reduction ($12). Revel in the twin-flavored pursuits of the strawberry-balsamic pork tenderloin ($16), or delicately nibble through the eight hours of flavor that go into each rack of barbecue ribs ($20).
5239 Duke St
Alexandria,
VA
US
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