Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Learn to Tango on Saturdays, July 15–Aug. 12 from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Learn the basics of leading, following, communication between partners, managing the dance floor and creativity. Call 703-255-6360 to register or visit

Learn how to finish a basement in a six-session workshop covering all phases of the project. Offered by Fairfax County Public Schools on Wednesdays from 7-10 p.m., beginning June 28, at Thoreau Middle School, 2505 Cedar Lane, Vienna. Cost is $189. Visit for a course catalogue and registration options. To register by phone, call 703-227-2377.

Introduction to Portrait Drawing class is offered by Fairfax County Public Schools to adults with drawing competence. Students learn how to capture a likeness and personality on paper under Suzana Stevcevska’s guidance. Meets six Wednesdays through July 26 from 7-9:30 p.m. at Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna. Cost is $125. Call 703-227-2377 to register. May view art classes at

"The Nuts and Bolts of College Applications," a course for high school students and their parents, preparing to apply for college, will be held July 8 and 29 from noon-2:30 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Students will be guided in a step-by-step approach to complete high-quality college applications. The cost is $40 per family for town residents and $45 for out-of-town participants. Call 703-255-6360.

Foster Family Training. Northern Virginia Family Service offers summertime training for prospective foster families. NVFS foster and respite families receive: intensive training, certification, continuing education, child/parent matching, ongoing assistance and 24-hour support from professional social workers, financial reimbursement, help locating support services for foster/respite children, foster/respite parent support groups, and family activities. Call Ginny Snaider at 703-219-2184, e-mail, or go to

Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes. Offered by Hogar Hispano of Catholic Charities at 24 locations in Northern Virginia. The cost is $40 per semester, textbook included. Call 703-534-9805, ext. 222, or visit for schedule.

Personalized Internet Training. Learn how to use the Web, work with e-mail, or use the library databases. At Great Falls Public Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call for an appointment, 703-757-8560. Adults.

Personalized Internet Training. Learn to use the Web or increase skills. At Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Call for an appointment, 703-790-8088. Adults.

The Vajrayogini Buddhist Center continues to hold classes on Buddhist philosophy and meditation at Unity of Fairfax, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, on Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. Beginners to Buddhism and meditation are welcome. Suggested $10 donation.

A free T'ai Chi Beginners Practice is held every Saturday morning from 8-9 a.m., outdoors, at McLean Central Park, behind the Dolley Madison Library on Ingleside Avenue. This practice runs through Oct. 28. The practice is open to all. Any comfortable, casual clothing and footwear are fine. Visit or call Warren at 703-759-9141.