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FEB - DANCE YOUR HEART OUT and Donate to Amer. Heart Assoc. at METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS
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FEB - DANCE YOUR HEART OUT and Donate to Amer. Heart Assoc. at METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

In honor of National Heart Month, Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of  Lorton and Alexandria, Va. is featuring their “Dance Your Heart Out” campaign, offering unlimited adult dance and mind/body classes throughout February for a special price of $110, including their newest class, Hot Hula. And MSA will donate 10 percent of all “Dance Your Heart Out” class fees to the American Heart Association.  Schedules can be viewed at www.metropolitanarts.org or call 703.339.0444.

MSA’s “Dance Your Heart Out” campaign includes all adult dance and fitness classes, like hip-hop, hot hula, jazz, tap, contemporary, ballet, yoga and MetroBarre classes. A regular adult class fee is 10 classes for $130. The February “Dance Your Heart Out” program provides unlimited adult class access at a significantly discounted set fee of $110 with 10 percent donated to the American Heart Association.

According to the American Heart Association, while heart disease and stroke kill one in every 3.7 men, one in 2.4 women lose their lives to heart disease and stroke – the number 1 and number 3 killers of women.

“Dance is one of the best ways to keep your heart in tip-top shape and we’re thrilled to be able to give back to the American Heart Association as they continue to raise awareness about heart disease” said Melissa Dobbs, founder of Metropolitan School of the Arts of Lorton and Alexandria, Va. “We know that staying active is part of good heart health…dance is not only an aerobic workout, but it’s a fun way to burn some calories,” said Dobbs.

Founder and president, Melissa Dobbs, was classically trained at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC, George Mason University and the Royal Academy of Dance in London, where she became a registered teacher. Noted for its world-class instructors, MSA offers high quality performing arts training in a ground breaking, holistic learning environment that cultivates creativity, builds community and empowers students.

ABOUT METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (MSA):
Lorton, Va.-based, Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) is the first Washington, D.C. area, private, secondary performing arts school, founded in 2013 by Melissa Dobbs. The MSA performing arts studios in Alexandria and Lorton, Va. have taught dance, music and theater to more than 10,000 students since 2001. Noted for its world-class instructors, MSA offers high quality performing arts training in a ground breaking, holistic learning environment that cultivates creativity, builds community and empowers students. The organization was featured in Dance Teacher magazine, FOX 5 Morning News, WUSA9, Northern Virginia Magazine, Washington Business Journal and Washington Families magazine. Many students from MSA studios go on to perform in prestigious arenas including Broadway, National Tours, The Julliard School, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Washington Ballet, The American Academy of Ballet, Universal Ballet Academy, The Kirov Ballet, The Hartt School, Marymount University (New York), Ford’s Theater and Mark Morris Dance Company. MSA offers a performing arts school, two performing arts studios, a youth tap ensemble, a youth ballet, a jazz company, community theatre program, as well as MetroClub and MetroRide, as part of their arts-focused, after-school program. Call 703.339.0444 or visit www.metropolitanarts.org, Facebook or Twitter.

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