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Hooray For Books! Donates To Metropolitan School Of The Arts
Hooray For Books! Donates To Metropolitan School Of The Arts

HOORAY for Books! of Old Town Alexandria, Va. is giving back to Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA), an Alexandria, Va. –based performing arts academy, by donating 20 percent of all book proceeds to MSA performing arts education from Tues, Apr. 19 to Thurs., April 21, located at 1555 King St., Alexandria, Va. Purchases and donations can be made via phone or online at 703-548-4092 or www.hooray4books.com.

“We are so grateful for this support and celebrate the importance of bringing together literature and the performing arts to our Alexandria community,” said Melissa Dobbs, founder and president of Metropolitan School of the Arts of Alexandria, Va.

HOORAY for Books will also host MSA’s Sleeping Beauty cast members on Wed., Apr. 20, during story hour from 5 p.m. to 7p.m.  These young artists will showcase their beautiful costumes and join in the reading of Sleeping Beauty and other fairy tales.  MSA’s youth ballet will perform Sleeping Beauty on Sun., May 1 at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. at The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Theatre in Alexandria, Va., at 101 Callahan Drive. Tickets are $12 per person. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org to purchase.

All monies raised from HOORAY for Books! and MSA’s Sleeping Beauty ballet will go toward funding MSA’s first black-box theater; a local venue that can provide free performances to the Alexandria community.

ABOUT HOORAY FOR BOOKS! Hooray for Books! is an independent bookstore in Old Town Alexandria, Va., was founded in 2008. On Thurs., Apr. 21, authors Lisa McMann and Kevin Sands will offer a book signings at HOORAY for Books! Call 703-548-4092 or visit www.hooray4books.com.

Alexandria, Va.-based, Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA), a 501 (c) 3 organization, 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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