- From Your Academy Admin
- Program Highlight: Dance
- Staff Highlight: Meredith Barnes, Dance
- Legally Blonde: The Musical!
- Upcoming Events
A reminder that students traveling to Fairfax Academy from other schools are required to wear their lanyards when arriving to and leaving from Fairfax Academy. See Ms. Tarvid in E119 for a temporary pass or to obtain a replacement lanyard (cost: $5).From Your Academy Admin
Fairfax Academy Community,
Today marks the second semester of the year! We have so many incredible events planned for the spring including our annual winter Academy Musical “Legally Blonde,” our Open House and Dance Benefit Concert. Check out details below.
We also know this is an exciting time for our seniors as college acceptances start coming in. Please don’t forget to stop by the Academy office and share the news with us! We love to celebrate with our students.
Please continue to encourage your students to attend their Academy class regularly and take advantage of seeing what their peers are up to at our various events. A friendly reminder that we need a phone call in addition to base schools for any day a student needs to miss. As college visits and testing becoming a priority in the spring, please fill out a pre-arranged absence form for any days you know your student will be out. The form can be found here, and also in all classrooms and the Academy office. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our office!
Current 8th through 11th graders - don’t forget to sign up for your Academy course for next year by March 7. Check in with your base school counselor to do so.
A reminder that details for auditions and portfolio reviews for Dance, MCT, Fashion Careers and Musical Theatre and Actor’s Studio can be found here: https://fairfaxacademy.fcps.edu/registration-auditionsProgram Highlight: Dance
The Dance Program at Fairfax Academy is in-depth instruction designed to explore all dance styles, helping dancers find their artistic voice and providing them with the tools needed to pursue a dance-related career after high school. We offer Dance 1 through 4, Broadway Dance, and Hip Hop. These skills develop characteristics such as strength, discipline, flexibility, teamwork, and individual growth, enabling students to communicate their thoughts, ideas, and emotions through the performing arts, preparing them for success in any career path.Staff Highlight: Meredith Barnes (Dance)
Meredith Barnes has performed for many years throughout the United States and abroad. She received her dance training from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she received a BFA in dance choreography and performance. Meredith Barnes’ choreography has been showcased in numerous venues.
Besides being the main choreographer for DanceArtTheater, a modern dance company that she founded and still directs, Barnes has choreographed over 20 works for companies like Joffrey Ballet Workshop, Terpsichorean Dance Company, Auburn University "Daunce", Yes Virginia Dance, Black College Dance Exchange, Cora de Vicenza, Co- Motion Dance Company, Lawton City Ballet, Mid-America Dance Network showcase, and many other choreography concerts. Her works “Through the Wall” and “Fractals” received great reviews from DC Metro Theater Arts and The Washington Post for their runs in the Capital Fringe Festival.
Meredith Barnes is also the director of Fairfax Academy's dance program for Fairfax County Public Schools, teaching and making dancers for the next generation. Her mission is to enlighten, encourage, and inspire audiences and dancers through the power of dance.Academy News Feature: College Visits
Fairfax Academy recently hosted visits from several colleges, including Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf; Radford University; VCUArts; James Madison University; George Washington University; Berklee College of Music; SCAD; Pace University; Marymount University, and more!
Panelists shared information about admissions, programs, scholarships, and career pathways - providing valuable information to our students to consider for their futures!
Read more by checking our recent feature: https://fairfaxacademy.fcps.edu/features/2022-college-visitsRotary Club of Fairfax Youth Music Contest
Object: To help promising musicians gain notice in their communities and beyond, and to introduce young people to the mission of Rotary and its youth-based equivalents, Interact and Rotaract.
Applicants: High school musicians who either attend Fairfax High School as their primary school, OR live in the City of Fairfax. If a student does not fall under these categories, please contact our POC below.
Categories: Composition and Solo performances of vocal, keyboard and instrumental, are invited.
District Level Contest Awards: (Note: Winners announced no later than April 15, 2023)
First place ($1000)
Second place ($500)
Third place ($250)
For questions, please contact Matt Edgar at 703-213-4168 or [email protected]Fairfax Academy Open House - February 7
February 7, 2023 | 6:30pm-7:30 pm
Meet our teachers, learn about our classes, ask questions!
For questions, please call the Academy office at 703-219-2226 or email [email protected]Musical Theatre & Actors' Studio Presents
Legally Blonde - The Musical
February 3, 4 | 7 p.m.
February 5 | 2 p.m.
February 9, 10 | 7 p.m.
February 11 | 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Tickets: https://mtasacademy.weebly.com or use the QR code above.
For questions, please contact MTAS Director Mr. DiCenzo ([email protected]).Fairfax Academy Dance Presents: True Reflections, a Benefit Concert supporting NEDA
Thursday, 2/16 | 8 p.m. | FHS Auditorium
Scan the QR code above for more information.
For questions, please contact MTAS Director Mr. DiCenzo ([email protected]).Upcoming Events
- February 7 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Academy Open House
- February 3, 4, 5; 9, 10, 11 | Musical Theatre & Actors' Studio Presents Legally Blonde
- February 16 | 8 p.m. | Dance Benefit Concert
- March 7 | On-Time Registration Deadline: all new and current students must register through their base school counselor.
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