Virginia Kiddie Academy Locations Ask Families to Dance at 3rd Annual DanceParty! Event

Kiddie Academy® to host a free, indoor, family-friendly party on Saturday, Jan. 27

WHAT: Did you know children as young as 6 months old can recognize the beat in music and dance along? And by 4 years old, most are ready to learn partner steps? This winter, Kiddie Academy asks children of all ages to dance at its 3rd annual DanceParty! event on Saturday, Jan. 27, starting at 10 a.m.

A leader in education-based child care and an advocate for musical education at every age, Kiddie Academy invites local families to join in this fun, free, indoor event hosted by Kiddie Academy locations in the DC area. Attendees will learn an age-appropriate dance and then showcase their new moves in an energetic and exciting dance party.

The event is designed to bring local families together through music and dance, according to Kiddie Academy's Vice President of Education, Richard Peterson, and to highlight the ways in which Kiddie Academy's Music & More lessons build on the young child's natural love of music, stories, movement and pretend play. "Music is an integral part of Kiddie Academy's Life Essentials® curriculum," said Peterson. "Research shows that music can make your child a better learner. Exposure to music in an early learning setting can help children develop their reading and speech skills, while enabling them to focus better and develop socially."

Register online at
In case of inclement weather, contact your participating local Kiddie Academy.

Kiddie Academy of Ashburn
20775 Century Corner Dr., Ashburn, VA 20147

Kiddie Academy of Alexandria
1000 Bernard St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Kiddie Academy of South Riding
43060 Edgewater St, South Riding, VA 20152

Kiddie Academy of Midlothian
6801 Woodlake Commons Loop, Midlothian, VA 23112
WHEN: Saturday, January 27th
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Kiddie Academy of Asburn
Idrissi Bensouda, Owner
(571) 223-0800

Kiddie Academy of Alexandria
Idrissi Bensouda, Owner
(703) 497-2500

Kiddie Academy of South Riding
Shaun Marie Harrison, Director
(571) 512-5437

Kiddie Academy of Midlothian
Charul & Raj Patel, Owners
(804) 639-3800

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About Kiddie Academy®
Since 1981, Kiddie Academy has been a leader in education-based child care. The company serves families and their children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old, offering full time care, kindergarten, before- and after-school care and summer camp programs. Kiddie Academy's proprietary Life Essentials® curriculum, supporting programs, methods, activities and techniques help prepare children for school and for life. Kiddie Academy is using the globally recognized AdvancED® accreditation system, signifying its commitment to quality education and the highest standards in childcare. For more information, visit

About Kiddie Academy® Franchising
Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising is based in Maryland and operates 200 academies in 27 states, including the District of Columbia. With 40 more Academies expected to open in 2018, Kiddie Academy's network will grow to more than 240 open and operating locations next year. For more information, visit

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