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Principal dancers from Ballet West to lead master classes July 14 at Manassas Ballet

Beckanne Sisk and Chase O'Connell, principal dancers for the esteemed Salt Lake City company Ballet West, will teach two, 2-hour master classes on Saturday, July 14 at Manassas Ballet Academy in Manassas. Both the intermediate and the advanced classes are open to all area ballet students.

Students at Prince William County Schools earn awards in Help a Horse art contest

Seven students from Prince William County Public Schools earned awards in the Help a Horse contest, sponsored by the Prince William County Animal Shelter as part of its annual “Help a Horse” Day event.

Patriot HS teacher selected for national faculty for new Pre-AP theatre program

As the only performing arts teacher, out of the 75 teachers chosen, Patriot High School's Kathryn Facemire will contribute as the visual and performing arts expert for the new program currently in development. She will guide the creation of content and, this summer, will lead workshops for the teachers who will pilot the new program across the country in the upcoming school year.

All-County art festival April 28 at Colgan High School

Browse the hallways, commons area, and gym to view more than 10,000 works created by talented K–12 students across the county. Visit the auditorium to watch drama groups, choral, orchestra, and percussion ensembles perform throughout the day.

National Park Service plans prescribed fire at Wolf Trap April 6 if weather permits

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is preparing for a small prescribed fire today April 6, from 10:30 a.m. to at least 1:30 p.m., weather permitting. The planned fire will be adjacent to the parking lots at the Native Meadow with the goal to maintain wildlife habitat, soil nutrition replenishment and controlling woody and invasive species.

If you’ve written a movie or tv script, here’s a competition for creative Virginians

Virginia Film Office will accept scripts for the 30th annual Virginia Screenwriting Competition from April 13 through May 29, 2018. The competition gives Virginia screenwriters a forum for their work and an opportunity to present their scripts to professionals in the motion picture and television industry.

Battlefield High School freshman wins Virginia Lottery’s “Thank a Teacher” art contest

Isabel Lee, a freshman at Battlefield High School, is the high school winner of the Virginia Lottery Thank a Teacher Art Contest, according to a news release. After receiving nearly 1,000 entries, Va. Lottery chose elementary, middle and high school winners who will have their artwork featured on thank-you notes that will be distributed to thousands of teachers across the Commonwealth during National Teacher Appreciation Week May 7-11, 2018.

Best of the Region art winners announced and now showing in The Hall at Manassas City Hall

Now showing until April 6 in the Hall at Manassas City Hall, the Best of the Region Art Show featuring the work of artists from this region. Winners were selected by Judge Rosemary Gallick, professor of art and art history at Northern Virginia Community College Manassas Campus. “The Best of Region 2018 show encompasses a great variety of styles, subject matter and techniques.

Student artists make a splash at Water Art Invitational

Colgan High School sophomore Lierin Simms was the grand prize winner n the 2018 Water Art Invitational, sponsored annually by the Prince William County Service Authority. Interpreting the theme "Water Makes Everything Happen," Simms' painting captured the importance of clean water to humans and how we impact the environment.

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