Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Classes for kids ages 5 to 13 in subjects like digital design, photography, print- and book-making, rhythm tap, guitar, theater, and more. $200–$577 for a five-month course. 545 7th St. SE. (202) 547-6839.

Chinatown Community Cultural Center Chinese language classes for kids ages 3 to 11 are built around daily themes and involve songs, games, role plays, and crafts. $170. 616 H St. NW, Suite 201. (202) 628-1688.

Dance Institute of Washington Pre-Dance classes introduce 4- and 5-year-olds to the fundamentals of various dance styles. Family & Me classes are designed for 3- and 4-year-olds to explore creative movement with a parent. $25 non-refundable fee plus $280 tuition fee. 3400 14th St. NW. (202) 371-9656.

D.C. Creative Writing Workshop Programs such as “Teaching Tolerance Through Literature” and the “Reading Resource Center” teach students creative writing skills. After-school clubs include a literary magazine and a drama club. Free. 601 Mississippi Ave. SE. (202) 297-1957.

D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation Cooking I classes for kids ages five and up teach meal preparation, table manners, and how to decipher food labels. Free. For locations, call (202) 673-7647 or visit

Educational Theatre Company After-school, winter break, spring break, and summer classes teach acting and drama skills. Call for pricing information. 1318 S. Pollard St., Arlington. (703) 271-0222.

Fort Dupont Ice Arena Kids On Ice classes teach youth ages 5 to 18 how to skate. Call for pricing information. 3779 Ely Place SE. (202) 584-5007.

GALA Hispanic Theater Paso Nuevo performance workshop meets four times a week and focuses on aspects of acting technique, including voice and movement; creative self-expression; collaboration; cultural identity; and communication in both English and Spanish. Free. 3333 14th St. NW. (202) 234-7174.

Imagination Stage Classes for kids ages 1 to 17 expose students to the creative process behind film, movies, and other performance art. $110–$250. 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. (301) 961-6060.

Looped Yarn Works Kids Knit classes for ages 7 and up. $125 for five classes. 1732 Connecticut Ave. NW #200. (202) 714-5667.

Levine School of Music Areas of study include chamber music, Dalcroze, guitar, Suzuki, theory and composition, voice, winds and brass, and early childhood and elementary music. Private instruction also available. Call for pricing information. (202) 686-8000; Sallie Mae Hall at 2801 Upton St. NW, ; THEARC at 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE; Music Center at Strathmore at 5301 Tuckerman Ln., North Bethesda; and Westover Baptist Church at 1125 N. Patrick Henry Dr., Arlington.

Sitar Arts Center Classes for kids of all ages, infant to teen, in dance, drama, digital and visual arts, music, and writing. Call for pricing. 1700 Kalorama Rd. NW, Suite 101. (202) 797-2145.

Synetic Studio Students learn about theater, visual art, and build their imaginations. Classes available for students ages 4 to 18. $180–$375. 2788 Arlington Mill Dr., Arlington. (703) 824-8061.

Wolf Trap Artsplay! and Baby Artsplay!, Djembe drumming and drama, group guitar classes, community drumming circles, and private voice and piano lessons. Call for pricing. 1645 Trap Rd., Vienna. (703) 255-1900.

Young Actors Studio at Encore Stage Kids 5 to 14 learn how to make puppets and masks, explore Shakespeare’s works, write plays, and play in Kidsville, a town completely run by the workshop’s students. $80–$150. Classes at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. (703) 548-1154.