Our Program Partners

American Roots Music Series

American Roots Music series at Hill Center: featuring bluegrass, old time pure country honky tonk and all the roots and branches of Americana music. All concerts are free and outdoor garden seating is first come first serve. Concessions including a variety of beer, wine, and other specialty drinks will be sold at all performances.

Awareness through Movement with Terence McPartland

Terence McPartland leads the Awareness through Movement classes. He has studied the body and movement since starting Judo in 1971. He is a 3rd degree black belt in Kodokan Judo and teaches, studies, and coaches Judo at DC Judo. He remains an active Judo competitor and recently won gold and silver medals in national level competition. He studied voice, acting, theater, and circus arts as a youngster and studied sacred dance for many years.

Barracks Row Main Street

For the past decade, Barracks Row Main Street has worked tirelessly to preserve and enhance Capitol Hill’s historic 8th Street, SE, commercial corridor and to revitalize its business community. The group’s focus is the five blocks of 8th Street that stretch south from Pennsylvania Ave S.E. to the terminus of 8th Street at the Washington Navy Yard along M Street, S.E. Barracks Row is located eight blocks east of the U.S. Capitol.

Bradley Method®

A Birth Together offers a traditional 12- week Bradley Method® series that helps expectant mothers and their partners embrace pregnancy, labor and birth as the amazing journey they can be. Come relearn the lost art and science of natural birthing and help prepare the way for the safest, happiest and healthiest birth for you and your baby.

Brasil on the Hill

Brasil on the Hill is dedicated to promoting and sharing the richness of Brazilian culture with the DC Metro Area community through high quality language classes and thematic workshops. Created by Brazilian Valeria Buffo, a language instructor with over 10 years of teaching experience, Brasil on the Hill brings together a select group of Brazilian and Brazilian professionals to explore with students the full range of Brazilian culture: from language to cuisine, as well as dance, music, cinema and literature.

Byte Back

Byte Back, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides computer literacy and employment readiness skills to underserved communities throughout Washington D.C. Our mission is to improve economic opportunities by providing computer and technology courses to low-income residents in D.C. For additional information on their program offerings please ring their offices at 202-529-3395, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

C3 Cyber Club

C3 Cyber Club offers kids in grades K-9 an interactive learning environment filled with state-of-the-art equipment and award-winning computer software. At C3 Cyber Club, we use technology to teach everything from design to computer programming.

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

CHAW (the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop) is a place where art and people meet. People meet art, people meet people, and if you’re not too literal, you could say art meets art. Often, lasting relationships are born from all this meeting.

Community Cinema DC

Community Cinema is in its 7th season in Washington, DC and on location in more than 100 cities nationally, bringing together leading organizations, community members and public television stations to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time.

Corcoran Camp Creativity Ages 3-10 weekly weekday camps

Camp Creativity includes a variety of age-appropriate thematic classes. Inspired by the work of artists from different time periods and around the world, your child will find new avenues of self-expression and gain an understanding of his or her creative potential.

To register your child for 2014 Camps visit http://www.corcoran.org/camps-hill-center

DC Public Library

DCPL has partnered with Hill Center to provide amateur genealogy and SAT preparatory classes. The District of Columbia Public Library is a vibrant center of activity for residents and visitors in the nation’s capital. The library provides environments that invite reading, learning and community discussion and equips people to learn all their lives, to embrace diversity and to build a thriving city.

Derek Thomas Gardening and Landscaping

Perfect your urban garden while improving the environment! Founder and President Derek Thomas is a certified professional horticulturalist and Master Gardener, a member of the Maryland Nursery and Landscape Association, and a member in good standing of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers; he is licensed through the Maryland Department of Agriculture. He received his formal training in Landscape Design from the USDA Graduate School. Derek, a native of Trinidad, W.I., has been part of the Washington, D.C. Community for most of his life.

District Sounds

A concert series featuring some of the most intriguing musicians at the forefront of DC’s eclectic music scene. Each concert begins with a 30-minute discussion with the musicians, followed by the concert.

Environmental Film Festival

This year the Environmental Film Festival celebrated a major milestone: 20 years of advancing environmental understanding through the power of film. As the first film festival devoted to the full range of environmental topics, the Environmental Film Festival was a novel idea when Flo Stone founded it in 1993. While 1,200 people attended the inaugural Festival, today the Festival has expanded to become the nation’s largest showcase of environmental film, attracting an audience of over 30,000.

Frager's Hardware

Fritz "Frank" Frager immigrated from Russia around 1902 after traveling across Europe, where he became skilled in many languages, which helped him to be successful in business. After he was laid off from the Navy Yard, where he worked as a cabinet maker, he decided to open his own business. With only $5,000 in borrowed money, he was able to open a hardware store 11 blocks from the United States Capitol in 1920, where it still stands today.

French Lessons and Camps for Children

French Camp goes this summer from July 28-Aug 1 for 3-6 y/o. For information about other possible French camp dates or French lessons for children, please email programs@hillcenterdc.org .

Global Language Network

The Global Language Network (GLN) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to advance language learning by offering classes in common and less commonly taught languages, by making language learning affordable and effective, and by facilitating cross-cultural interaction and exchange.

Goethe-Institut Washington

Goethe-Institut Washington: A New World Begins Here.
Language broadens horizons – no matter where. Since 1999, Goethe-Institut Washington has opened new professional and personal vistas to over 5,000 people in its German language courses. Stepping into the Goethe-Institut, you encounter more than just the German language. You meet Germany. Welcome to the Goethe-Institut Washington.

Gottaswing

Gottaswing is America's largest exclusively swing dance instruction and dance event promotion company. Lessons are very reasonably priced and require no long term contract. You don't need to bring a partner (we rotate partners in class), experience is not required, and we welcome dancers of all ages at all our events and classes. What makes us special is our attention to creating a community of swing dancers through lessons and weekly swing dances. Please email Debra@gottaswing.com or call our dance hotline, 703.359.9882 with any questions.

Hill Center Book Signings

From cook books and memoirs to local histories and novels, Hill Center hosts book signings and author conversations on any number of topics throughout the year.

Hill Center Concert Series: Burnett Thompson, Director

Ensembles in residence at Hill Center provide top tier music performance. The aim of the series is to bring the city's rich musical environment to the Hill community.

"Washingtonians look to Burnett Thompson Music for superior entertainment and concert performance.
Associations with the National Symphony, reigning jazz artists, big bands, dance bands, intimate chamber ensembles and jazz groups have resulted in a premier entertainment resource."
-The Washington Post, "Music for the head and the heart"

Hill Center Culinary Classes

Hill Center partners with chefs and culinary experts to bring you a wide variety of cooking classes. Whether you're new to the kitchen or a pro, you'll find something new and exciting in the hands on classes held in our state of the art demonstration kitchen.

Hill Center Hill Flicks

Hill Flicks brings viewers a unique series of films and documentaries based on a wide variety of topics. As often as possible, after the screening a discussion with the director, filmmaker or other involved party will take place to further build our understanding of and insight on the topic at hand. Past Hill Flicks films have included Twisting the Knife-Hitchcock's Scary Love Stories, Hollywood on the Potomac - Films featuring DC, Elvis: Return to Tupelo, SPLIT: A Deeper Divide and Kings of Pastry.

Hill Center Languages

Hill Center offers a variety of languages for adult learners. Current program offerings include Spanish, French, and Portuguese, including both beginners and advanced courses. For information on Portuguese, please see our program partner site, Brasil on the Hill.

Hill Center Studio Arts

Bring out the artist in you. Hill Center artists in residence guide you with an approach that nurtures your ability to create, to select the right brush to put paint to canvas at the stroke of your hand. Beginners and intermediate students can find their Muse within several mediums - including new software creation for aspiring artists moving from traditional palette to electronic tablet.

Hill Center Yoga-In Partnership with Breathing Space Family Yoga

Considered getting into yoga for strength, flexibility, and relaxation but never known where to start? Concerned you’ll look silly, aren’t fit enough for a fast-paced class, or won’t be able to do the fancy moves you see in magazines? In our classes, the fancy moves is not what yoga is about - if you can take a deep breath, then you can do yoga. Our classes balance strength and flexibility building poses - including modifications for all levels - with relaxation and breath awareness.

Historic Cooking and Baking with Amanda Moniz

Recover recipes and stories of the American past with historian and former pastry chef Amanda Moniz. In these fun hands-on classes, we’ll make historic recipes adapted for modern kitchens while we explore notable people and events from the colonial period to the late 1800s. Whether you’re a beginner or an accomplished cook, you’ll learn something new. All classes are hands-on and are open to anyone over the age of 16. Each participant receives a booklet with the recipes we make in the class.

Home Do Chi: Martial Arts for Kids of All Ages

Students learn to center themselves in deceptively simple activities such as ‘Tree Standing’ and ‘Eagle Flying’. With chi at the center, even a small child can deflect aggression with simple, elegant movements.

Master Dong currently teaches children of all ages.

For Enrollment contact: Francesca Calisti at 202 509 5771 or Laura Takacs at 202 546 4395 or email Laura@bluenoonpress.com.

Kids Euro Festival

Kid's Euro Festival. Free performances, workshops and screenings for children: storytelling, puppetry, dance, magic, cinema...
Presented by the 27 European Union Member States and organized by the French-American Cultural Foundation in collaboration with 30 cultural institutions of the Washington D.C. area.
http://www.kidseurofestival.org

Library of Congress

The Library's mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people. Today's Library of Congress is an unparalleled world resource. The collection of more than 151 million items includes more than 34.5 million cataloged books and other print materials in 470 languages; more than 66.6 million manuscripts; the largest rare book collection in North America; and the world's largest collection of legal materials, films, maps, sheet music and sound recordings.

Living Classrooms

Our Mission: Living Classrooms Foundation strengthens communities and inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as “living classrooms.”

Mad Science of Washington DC

We make it our mission to spark imaginative learning! Mad science is the leading science enrichment provider for children in kindergarten through to grade 6. We deliver unique, hands-on science experiences to children.

For additional information or help with enrollment email or call: camps@madscienceofdc.com 301-593-4777

Master Baker Mark Furstenberg

Mark Furstenberg is a baker, chef, long-time Washington resident and the former owner of Marvelous Market and The BreadLine. He became renown in Washington in 1990 when he introduced high-quality, artisan bread to the area. Success then followed him to The BreadLine, another Washington icon. Most recently Mark consulted to G Street Food, developing the concept, menu, and recipes based on street foods from around the world.

MathTree Camps at Hill Center

We love math, we love kids, and we love teaching kids math. From our adult perspective, we are aware of the continuum of math skills. When we teach a young child what a fraction means, we know that one day our explanation may help that child understand trigonometry. MathTree's first offering at Hill Center will be a 2013 Spring Break Masterpieces and Masterminds Camp.

National Symphony Orchestra

The National Symphony Orchestra's 82nd season is its third under the leadership of Music Director Christoph Eschenbach, who is also the Music Director of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The NSO recently completed its first international tour under Maestro Eschenbach's direction, garnering great acclaim, and has undertaken its second extremely successful international tour in the course of the 2012-2013 season, visiting Spain, Germany, France, and Oman.

P.A.C.E.

P.A.C.E. provides educational and emotional support groups for first time mothers and their babies (two weeks and five months).

PEN/Faulkner

PEN/Faulkner is a nonprofit literary organization that believes in deepening readers’ connection to writing through public events, in-school education, and public promotion of exceptional literary achievement.

POV (Point of View)

POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.

Shakespeare Theatre Company

The Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., has dedicated itself to becoming the nation's premier classic theatre. By focusing on works with profound themes, complex characters and heightened language written by Shakespeare, his contemporaries and those playwrights he influenced, the Shakespeare Theatre Company's artistic mission is unique among regional theatres: to bring to vibrant life groundbreaking, thought-provoking and eminently accessible classic theatre in a uniquely American style.

Spanish On the Hill

Spanish on the Hill will offer weekly Spanish classes for children 3 - 10 years old. The classes will be separated by age and level. Our goal for Spanish on the Hill students is for participants to become comfortable with conversational Spanish in addition to effectively communicating in Spanish with others. Each class introduces Spanish using the immersion method - a fun and exciting way to learn Spanish using games, songs, books, and interactive lessons.

Spoken With Authority

As president of Spoken with Authority, Christine Clapp develops the voice of experts who want to broaden their impact. Her presentation-skills workshops and coaching sessions truly transform experts into leaders.

Christine also is a lecturer in the Department of Communication at The George Washington University and a regular contributor to Toastmasters Magazine, the official publication of Toastmasters International.

Spring Break Camps at Hill Center

Registration is now available for various spring break programs. Sign up now for learning, fun, and adventure designed for a wide range of interests and ages!

Mad Science Spring Break Camps: April 14-18, 2014 (Grades 1-6)

MathTree Spring Break Camps: April 14-18, 2014 (Ages 7-12)

 

 

Step Afrika

Step Afrika! is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Founded in December 1994, the company is critically-acclaimed for its efforts to promote an understanding of and appreciation for stepping and the dance tradition's use as an educational tool for young people worldwide. Step Afrika! reaches tens of thousands of Americans each year and has performed on many stages in North & South America, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.

Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program

STRONG START DEVELOPMENTAL PLAYGROUPS

Is your child between the ages of 6 months and 3 years of age? Would you like him or her to participate in a weekly developmental playgroup offering activities to promote social interactions as well as emphasize growth in all developmental domains?

Summer Camps at Hill Center

Registration is now available for various summer programs. Sign up now for learning, fun, and adventure designed for a wide range of interests and ages!

SUMMER CAMPS at Hill Center

Corcoran Summer Camps

June - August, Ages 3-10

Mad Science Summer Camps

July - August, Grades 1-6

MathTree Summer Camps

Talk of the Hill with Bill Press

Award-winning journalist, political insider and Capitol Hill resident Bill Press sits down each month at Hill Center for a series of one-on-one, thought provoking conversations that began with C-SPAN founder and CEO Brian Lamb and have continued with Charlie Cook, Cook Political Report Editor, Congressman John Lewis of Georgia and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Press and guests will bring insight into hot topics and complex issues of the day.

The Sweet Lobby

We at The Sweet Lobby understand the tug of war between your need for the occasional treat and your inner voice of caution! So, our philosophy is simple: when you indulge, do so wisely - we are the ultimate advocate for your sweet tooth! Give it nothing but the best!

The Writer's Center

For more than 35 years, The Writer's Center has been a home for writers from all over the Washington metropolitan area. Our tradition of success is rooted in our vision, values, and mission.

Tippi Toes DC

Since 1999, Tippi Toes Dance Company® has been bringing a unique program of dance and creative movement to community centers, childcare centers schools, play groups and various after school programs. Tippi Toes classes have a remarkable impact on social and developmental growth. Our classes, which include the use of original kids music and choreography, fuel creativity, build imagination and sharpen both motor and cognitive skills.

Tom Sherwood: All Politics is Local

Tom Sherwood is a reporter for Washington News4 specializing in politics and DC government. Tom joined News 4 in 1989 after spending 15 years covering local and national politics at The Washington Post. He is the resident guest analyst each Friday on WAMU-FM's Kojo Nnamdi's Politics Hour. He also writes a weekly column for The Current newspapers.

Writopia Lab

Writopia Lab (www.writopialab.org) is an award-winning 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that holds creative writing workshops for kids and teens, ages 8-18. We provide mentorship, community, publication, and recognition opportunities for the next generation of writers.

Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan Academy

Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan Academy in DC now at Hill Center!

Traditional instruction for Better Health, Serenity and Self-Defense

Stop by the Hill Center for a free lesson during class hours to meet our diverse group of students. See and hear for yourself how Tai Chi can improve your life in every way. The center is located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington DC, just minutes from the Eastern Market Metro stop.

Young Warriors Karate

Warrior Fusion - Martial Arts, Personal Fitness, & Self-Defense: Warrior Fusion is a health and fitness collaborative that helps people of all ages and abilities train for life through martial arts, personal training, and self-defense instruction. The Young Warriors Karate program provides students high quality instruction in Shorin-ryu karate, taught by Sensei Patrick Burton. In a safe, structured, fun environment, children hone essential life skills including discipline, focus, strength, coordination, confidence, and respect.