Local After School Activities


Local After School Activities

  • Most of these vendors offer pick up from Ross.
  • These vendors are not officially endorsed by the Ross Staff or the PTA. They are listed only for the convenience of the Ross families.
  • Parents who know of other options or vendors who want to be listed should email a member of the PTA Board.


The Keegan Theatre, 1742 Church Street NW
  • Offers after school theater classes for grades PK through 5th on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (depending on the grade) for Fall 2017.
  • Register here
The Spooky Action Theater, 1810 16th Street NW
  • Offers after school theater classes for grades 3 through 5 on Wednesdays for Winter 2018.
  • See information here.

Treehouse Atelier, 1606 17th Street NW, 1st Floor

  • Offers after school art classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (depending on grade level) for Fall 2017.
  • See information here.
The National Conservatory of Arts’ presents…
The National Conservatory of Arts’ offers training for 1st thru 8th-grade students in Washington DC schools. Students in the Capital City Music Project are immersed in a thoughtfully structured music class schedule five days a week, resulting in rapid skill acquisition and comprehension.
We offer training in piano, violin, viola, cello, and string bass.  We’ve added guitar and flute for 2018.  Students also participate in the National Girls Chorus, Boys Vocal Ensemble, Children’s Chorus, Jr. Piano Ensemble, NCA’s Wind Ensembles, and Youth Orchestra.
We have the following spaces available for strings, guitar, flute, and piano:
Grade 1 – 1 spot left
Grade 2 – 2 spots left
Grade 3 – 2 spots left
Grade 4 – 3 spots left
Grade 5 – 4 spots left
Grades 6 thru 8 – please call
NCA’s’ innovative CCMP – Musical Theater curriculum will cultivate and nurture the creative artistry of motivated students who wish to develop their combined talent as singers, and actors.
The integration of Singing and Acting
Our curriculum is designed for the young enthusiastic singer who seeks a program that fully integrates the study of voice with the study of acting.  Students will also take dance classes.  NCA’s musical theater program is taught by working professionals in the industry and voice training with leading vocalists from Washington DC’s professional music community.
What Students Will Learn:
  • Music theatre history, repertoire, and workshop
  • Training in voice, acting, dance, and directing
  • Diction, speech, audition, and stagecraft
  • Song analysis, character analysis, music theatre styles, and vocal production – through a sequence of music theatre workshops
  • Broadway Style (theater) dance, and movement
  • Choir and piano lessons
Programs Requirements:
  • Students must be in 4th grade and above (students younger than 4th grade should schedule an in-person meeting to gauge compatibility)
  • Motivated and enthusiastic learners
  • Students should be proficient readers
Our first musical will be the acclaimed and very popular, Once on This Island.
Once on This Island is a one-act musical based on the 1985 novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy. The show includes elements of Romeo and Juliet and the fairy tale The Little Mermaid.  It concerns a peasant girl on a tropical island, who uses the power of love to bring together people of different social classes.
Students also participate in the following ensembles:  National Girls Chorus, Boys Vocal Ensemble, National Young Children’s Chorus.
Tuition is $80 per week and need-based scholarships are available.
Students should attend at least 3 days a week, however, 5-days a week is ideal and will ensure a solid music foundation.
Pickups are available from many DC public, private, and charter schools.
For more information please email your inquiries to Info@NationalConservatoryOfArts.org or (202)581-1043 Ext 0.
You can register on our website on our CCMP Application Form.
The National Conservatory of Arts Capital City Music Program’s is located at our Northwest Branch at 1810 16th Street, NW, Washington DC 20009 located in DC’s Logan’s Circle/Adams Morgan neighborhood.