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What Type of Camp Will Your Child Like?

When I was younger, I only had one choice for summer camp—the town camp. The town camp was a traditional all-day (6-hour) camp with a heavy emphasis on sports. I was more of a bookworm than an athlete, so this type of camp was not a good match for my personality. I remember coming home every day whining to my …

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Parenting Your Child Through the Arts: What To Do and What Not to Do

The performing and visual arts present unique opportunities and challenges, posing both an important step in developing children’s creativity and a way for parents to accidentally fall into toxic “stage parent” tendencies. What does navigating this look like? We tapped David Katzner, president and general partner at the National Parenting Center, for advice. The Basic Steps “During the elementary school …

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Frederick Youth Arts Resilient in Pandemic

When the pandemic caused the operation of school buildings shops, restaurants, theaters—and many extracurricular activities—to grind to a sudden halt, no one knew how long that hiatus would be. Some businesses and organizations had a brief hiccup until mask wearing and sanitizing stations allowed them to reopen. For others, the break dragged on and on. Many are still recovering from …

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Exploring the Benefits of Dance Education in Frederick

Fusion Dance Studio Frederick

Whether they are twirling in the aisle of the supermarket, bobbing their heads while sitting in a car seat or jumping around the room, many children love to express themselves through dance. Dance is almost like the doorway to everything else creative,” says Mallory Coombs, director of the Musical Theater Factory at 24-7 Dance Studio in Frederick. “When you have …

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Parent You Should Know: Amy Smith

Amy Smith's Family. Amy Smith, her husband, and her three kids.

What inspired you to create your own designs? I love supporting my kids in whatever activity they are involved in. Typically, I’m on a sideline cheering my son for baseball or coaching my daughter’s rec cheer team. I knew I wanted a matching team cup and decided I could make them!   What’s the hardest part about juggling parenthood and …

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Free Range Kids Offers Youth the Chance to Find and Use Their Voices

  Elizabeth Lucas had a vision for the Frederick community of creating a space where high-quality, immersive entertainment and events were able to merge with regional professional artists and those with a passion for the arts. In 2018, she created Free Range Humans, producing several immersive productions at locations that are not traditional theater venues, such as McClintock Distilling, Union …

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A Good Start with the Arts

Six-year-old Kathrynn Harrison is constantly creating art. “She’s very caring and conscious of other people’s feelings, so she likes to give her artwork to others for birthdays and holidays,” says Kathrynn’s mother, Stephanie. “Art gives her an outlet for her creativity.” That’s why Stephanie enrolled Kathrynn in a weeklong animal art camp at Frederick’s Delaplaine Arts Center during the summer. …

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