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REGISTER NOW: FALL CLASSES BEGIN SEPT. 8 AT METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS STUDIOS

REGISTER NOW: FALL CLASSES BEGIN SEPT. 8 AT METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS STUDIOS

Whether you’re into tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop or theatre, Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) studios’ fall curriculum provides a variety of classes for all ages, with classes beginning on Mon., Sept. 8. Renowned for its holistic teaching approach, positive reinforcement style and world-class instructors, the studios offer beginner and advanced instruction at their Alexandria and Lorton, Va. locations. Registration is available online at www.metropolitanarts.org.

Classes include: ballet, Pointe, hip-hop, jazz, Irish dance, contemporary, combination classes of tap/ballet or jazz/tap; musical theater, acting, as well as piano and guitar lessons.

HELP YOUTH LEADERSHIP PRINCE WILLIAM at MONZA: SEND KIDS TO CAMP CAMPAIGN

HELP YOUTH LEADERSHIP PRINCE WILLIAM at MONZA:  SEND KIDS TO CAMP CAMPAIGN

Monza of Old Town Manassas is hosting The Send Kids to Camp Campaign on Thurs., June 26 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Monza at 9405 Battle Street in Manassas, Va. to benefit Youth Leadership Prince William, a program geared toward teaching professional skills to emerging young leaders. Cover charge is $10 per person, and all proceeds go to Youth Leadership Prince William. For more information, go to www.eatmonza.com.

“We’re excited to host this campaign to help support kids’ education and leadership experience,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s in Old Town Manassas, Va.

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ANA DAVIS and TAREK ALY of MANASSAS UTILITY COMPLETE PHASE ONE of ELITE PUBLIC POWER MANAGER PROGRAM

ANA DAVIS and TAREK ALY of MANASSAS UTILITY COMPLETE PHASE ONE of ELITE PUBLIC POWER MANAGER PROGRAM

Ana Davis, City of Manassas Utilities customer services manager and Tarek Aly, City of Manassas deputy director of utilities, completed phase one of an elite, one-year, public power manager certification program offered by the American Public Power Association (APPA). The initial class was in Myrtle Beach, SC with completed leadership projects due within a year. Davis and Aly will be the only City utilities employees to receive the certification. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS STUDENTS to PERFORM in DEBBIE ALLEN’s BROTHERS of the KNIGHT in DC

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS STUDENTS to PERFORM in DEBBIE ALLEN’s BROTHERS of the KNIGHT in DC

Metropolitan School of the Arts’ students, Anya Jones and Danielle Jones, both 10 years old,  were selected by Debbie Allen Dance Academy to perform in their Washington DC Company of Brothers of the Knight, playing Thurs., July 10 through Sun., July 13 at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. Ticket prices range from $35 to $75. The Brothers of the Knight dance performance was adapted from the book, Brother of the Knight, authored by Debbie Allen. For more information, go to www.metropolitanarts.org or www.warnertheatredc.com.

Brothers of the Knight depicts a modern fable, where Reverend Knight can't understand why his 12 sons' sneakers are torn to threads each and every morning, and the boys aren't talking. Brothers of the Knight is available for purchase on www.amazon.com.

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS TAP ENSEMBLE PERFORMS AT WEDNESDAY’s CHILD GALA

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS TAP ENSEMBLE  PERFORMS AT WEDNESDAY’s CHILD GALA

Metropolitan School of the Arts’ Youth Tap Ensemble tapped their way through a choreographed performance at the Wednesday’s Child Gala, which hosted potential adoptive parents and children at the Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City, Va. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org.

The Metropolitan School of the Arts Tap Ensemble is the resident, pre-professional tap dance company at the Metropolitan School of the Arts in Lorton, Va.  Tap dancers are 12- to 17 years old, and most of them have been tap dancing since kindergarten.  The 11 dancers in this year’s company are selected and audition every year to be a part of the ensemble.  They have performed in a variety of venues from New York City to Chicago, as well as the Atlas Performing Arts Center and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

MANASSAS CITY RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR 100 YEARS OF SERVICE

MANASSAS CITY RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR 100 YEARS OF SERVICE

Manassas City Utilities received the Century Award from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for its 100-year anniversary. Established in 1987, the APPA Century Award is given each year to public power utilities that have served their customers and community for 100 years.  For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

To commemorate the milestone, Manassas City Utilities hosted a 100-year anniversary event in October, 2013 that was attended by more than 600 people. At the event, they ceremoniously buried a time capsule containing memorable utility items from the past century and also raised more than $3,000 to donate to the American Cancer Society.

BELLEZZA SPA DONATES 20 PERCENT of Mother's Day Sales to LIFE WITH CANCER

BELLEZZA SPA DONATES 20 PERCENT of Mother's Day Sales to LIFE WITH CANCER

Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va. helped support Life with Cancer by donating 20 percent of all services sold during Mother’s Day, totaling $260.  Bellezza Spa owner, Paola Berrios, is an advocate and volunteer for Life with Cancer, a Fairfax-based program, part of Inova Health System.  For more information, go to www.bellezzaspava.com or call 703.266.0063.

“So many are managing day-to-day with cancer, and Bellezza Spa is actively committed to helping children with cancer receive the best possible care and support,” said Paola Berrios, owner of Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va.