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Sound Health: Second Saturdays

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - Saturday, July 14, 2018

This new series of free workshops designed for families with children under the age of 8* explores the power of the arts to promote wellness of the mind and body. Every second Saturday of the month, local arts organizations offer two 45-minute workshops in the Kennedy Center Grand Foyer.

Venue

Grand Foyer

Run Time

45 minutes

About

Sound Health: Second Saturdays Series

This new series of free workshops designed for families with children under the age of 8* explores the power of the arts to promote wellness of the mind and body. Every second Saturday of the month, local arts organizations offer two 45-minute workshops that will take place at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in the Kennedy Center Grand Foyer. See below for a more complete schedule.

*Please check each workshop for a specific age range.

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HOW TO SIGN UP AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Tickets are not required, but because this event involves physical activity, all participants must sign a waiver prior to participating. Participants may sign a waiver electronically using the links below or in person at the time of the workshop, but spaces are first come, first served, with priority granted to those who have signed a waiver in advance online. The signup/liability form for each session will be posted in this space two weeks prior to each workshop date.

Sign up & sign the waiver for the 9:30 a.m. workshop on Nov. 11.

Sign up & sign the waiver for the 11:30 a.m. workshop on Nov. 11.

Online sign up closes at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, but sign up/liability forms may be completed in person on Saturday.

For more information about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact the Accessibility Office at 202-416-8727 or access@kennedy-center.org.

FAQs:

Who are these workshops intended for?

The Second Saturdays Series has been created to provide free workshops for adults and children (under 8) to try on an art form together. They are intentionally structured for active participation by both adults and children. Check each workshop (listed below) for a specific age range.

Is there a difference between the 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. workshops?
No, on any given Saturday during the Series, the content and instruction for both workshops are the same.

The link above is only for the next workshops on the schedule. When can I sign up for any of the workshops AFTER that?
We only post liability waivers for one Saturday at a time. The waivers for the next workshops will be available two weeks prior to each workshop date.

Is there a waitlist once the workshops is full?
No, there will not be a waitlist. If there is room the morning of, participation will be first come first served. You will be asked to fill out a liability waiver on site before participating at the check-in table.

If I signed up online, am I guaranteed a spot in the workshop?
If you have signed up online, please make sure to have checked in 15 minutes prior to the class beginning or your spot will be released. (Check in by 9:15 a.m. for the 9:30 a.m. workshop or 11:15 a.m. for the 11:30 a.m. workshop.)

Can I sign up for more than one workshop on a Saturday?
Yes, if you think you will want to participate in both workshops (keeping in mind the content and instruction will be exactly the same), you can sign up for more than one workshop on a Saturday.

What if I can't come any more? Can I cancel?
No need to cancel. If there is room the morning of, participation will be first come first served.

Is this really free?
Yes! Participation in the Second Saturdays Series is free and open to the public.

Will there be stroller parking?
Yes! We will have an identified space near the check-in table in the Grand Foyer for stroller parking.

I have accessibility needs and would like to participate. What should I do?
Please contactour Accessibility Office by phone at (202) 416-8727 or email at access@kennedy-center.org.

I am still full of questions. Who can I call about the Second Saturdays Series?
If you have questions about the Second Saturdays Series, please contact us.

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PARKING REMINDER
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Please note that there is no free parking when attending free events at the Kennedy Center. Review ways to get to the Kennedy Center.

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SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING SECOND SATURDAYS
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Saturday, November 11, 2017: Music Together/Little Steps Music
Music Together is a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music and movement program for children—and the adults who love them! Come discover your family's rhythm as you sing, dance, play instruments, and enjoy making music with your young child at the Kennedy Center! Most enjoyed by ages 5 and under. Learn more about Music Together.

Saturday, December 9, 2017: Step Afrika!
Join the talented members of Step Afrika! as they bring the energy and excitement of stepping to the Kennedy Center! Through a 35-minute program combining reading, exercise and creative movement, Step Afrika! Reads encourages young children of all cultural and economic backgrounds to be active and emphasizes the importance of parents reading to their children on a daily basis. Most enjoyed by ages 4 through 8. Learn more about Step Afrika.

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PAST SECOND SATURDAYS
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Saturday, October 14, 2017: Arts on the Horizon
Move to the beat with Arts on the Horizon! In this 45-minute creative drama workshop, explore the rhythms, rhymes, and music in your favorite stories like Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? The latest brain science shows that rhythmic movement supports healthy brain development in both young children and adults! So put your bodies and minds in motion through music and dramatic play. Most enjoyed by ages 2–5. Learn more about Arts on the Horizon.
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All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.
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