Personal Development in Old Town


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  • DC Metro Food Tours
    Guides from DC Metro Food Tours lead 10 explorations through the cuisines and dishes that define the city's neighborhoods. During their Georgetown tour, they elucidate the history and architecture of the historic area (which pre-dated DC) while marrying high-end cuisine with staple restaurants. French and Italian bites, artisan meats, and handcrafted cocktails anchor the adventure.
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    305 S St
    Alexandria, VA US
  • Metropolitan School of The Arts
    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.
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    201 Prince St.
    Alexandria, VA US
  • Fitness On The Run
    What makes it great: private and semi-private training to ensure personalized attention; goal setting sessions with regular check-ins; optional nutrition programs with healthy, protein-rich meals delivered to the gym on Mondays
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    109 S Alfred St
    Alexandria, VA US
  • Hospitality Training Institute
    Hospitality Training Institute readies aspiring bartenders, casino dealers, and banquet servers to excel in both charming customers and plying their trade. Instructors guide their students through complete certification courses, which can last 20 to 150 hours, or through single-day workshops, in which students hone their skills to optimum employability. The institute maintains connections with the Virginia Hotel and Lodging Association and the National Restaurant Association, a close association that helps pupils find paid work upon completion of their training. Safety certifications demonstrate how to handle food and alcohol properly, so that confused waiters don’t fire all meals from a cannon.
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    1432 Duke Street
    Alexandria, VA US
  • Language Stars
    Since opening its doors in 1998, Language Stars has introduced more than 30,000 children to foreign languages with small-group classes and full-immersion activities. Through a selective process, Language Stars recruits ambitious teachers from more than 20 countries who share a common goal of revolutionizing how and when American children learn foreign languages. Parents and Tots Classes are available for children between 1–3 years old, and Kids Only classes are available for children 3–5, 5–8 and 8–10 years old. Absorbent little minds soak up Spanish, Mandarin, French, German, or Arabic with the help of their FunImmersion approach, learning naturally through games, songs, activities and art projects to help kids finally understand their foreign-exchange imaginary friends.
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    318 Montgomery St.
    Alexandria, VA US
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