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Children's Performances at Wolf Trap

Maryland Youth Ballet
Summer 2021

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Children’s performances will be at the Filene Center in July and will return to the charming, wooded setting of Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods in August.

Wolf Trap's 2021 season will follow local, state, and federal guidelines for social distancing. Learn more.

 

2021 Schedule

Inez Barlatier
Ayiti: Stories and Songs from Haiti
Inez Barlatier
Ayiti: Stories and Songs from Haiti

Miami native Inez Barlatier is a multifaceted performer of Ayisyen (Haitian) descent. In Ayiti, Stories and Songs from Haiti, Barlatier celebrates Haitian art and culture through energetic drumming and singing, magical folktales, traditional dances, and colorful costumes. Joined onstage by her band of talented young Ayisyen artists, Inez explores themes of community and gratitude through song and leads children on a journey to a land rich with history that has often been overlooked.
  • Tuesday, Jul 20 | 11 AM
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Oran Etkin: Timbalooloo
Finding Friends Far From Home
Oran Etkin: Timbalooloo
Finding Friends Far From Home

Award-winning clarinetist Oran Etkin and his friend Clara Net (his clarinet) travel the world to make new instrument friends. Evoking a tale of friendship and understanding, the instruments speak to each other through music and open a window for audiences to soulfully and respectfully experience other cultures.
  • Wednesday, Jul 21 | 11 AM
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Dan + Claudia Zanes with Friends
New Beginnings
Dan + Claudia Zanes with Friends
New Beginnings

Grammy Award-winner Dan Zanes (The Del Fuegos) and Haitian-American jazz vocalist and music therapist Claudia Zanes perform a mix of old and new songs from near and far. The selections are drawn from Dan’s House Party songbook and their upcoming release. During this highly interactive show, the audience is invited to dance and sing along.
  • Saturday, Jul 24 | 11 AM
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Joanie Leeds
All the Ladies
Joanie Leeds
All the Ladies

Aiming to inspire young girls and people of all ages and gender identities, Grammy Award-winner Joanie Leeds’ music celebrates influential women of yesterday and today, such as Harriet Tubman, Amelia Earhart, Malala Yousafzai, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with a passionate and honest serving of female empowerment folk tunes.
  • Tuesday, Jul 27 | 11 AM
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Elena Moon Park and Friends
Elena Moon Park and Friends

Join Korean-American musician Elena Moon Park and her friends on a journey around the globe through song! Elena Moon Park and Friends perform folk and children's music from East and Southeast Asia. Reimagined to celebrate musical traditions, languages, styles, and stories, plus original songs, the tunes range from northern Japanese sea shanties to Tibetan jump rope rhymes; joyous Korean harvest sing-alongs; Taiwanese train songs; and much more. Expect to dance and sing along in many different languages, and take this "unhurried journey" around the globe!
  • Wednesday, Jul 28 | 11 AM
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Maryland Youth Ballet
Snow White
Maryland Youth Ballet
Snow White

The classic tale of Snow White is performed by Maryland Youth Ballet’s summer festival students and accompanied by the company’s accomplished pre-professional dancers. Cheer on Snow White as she leaps from the castle and twirls through the forest, finding courage, joy, and friendship along the way.
  • Saturday, Jul 31 | 11 AM
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Collision of Rhythm
Collision of Rhythm

Collision of Rhythm delivers a high-energy, impactful performance full of innovative musical feats, spontaneous audience interaction, and tons of laughter and excitement! Their non-stop cavalcade of percussion, tap dancing, vocal percussion, piano, marimba, juggling, and singing is guaranteed to have audiences leaving with a smile on their face and a newfound bounce in their step!
  • Tuesday, Aug 03 | 10:30 AM
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Yogapalooza with Bari Koral
Yogapalooza with Bari Koral

You've seen her popular videos on YouTube. Now, see her in person! Beloved family music and yoga artist Bari Koral leads this highly-interactive concert that blends imaginative songs, yoga poses, and dance breaks that families can enjoy together. This is the most fun you can have doing yoga, guaranteed. No experience required!
  • Wednesday, Aug 04 | 10:30 AM
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Danny Weinkauf and his Red Pants Band
Dinosaurs and Metaphors
Danny Weinkauf and his Red Pants Band
Dinosaurs and Metaphors

Longtime bassist for They Might Be Giants, Danny Weinkauf, along with his award-winning Red Pants Band, brings rollicking, family-friendly tunes to Wolf Trap. This performance is guaranteed to get kids dancing and singing along to clever songs from his new albums, ranging from "Dinosaurs on Roller Skates" to "Your Love is a Metaphor."
  • Saturday, Aug 07 | 10:30 AM
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Pierce Freelon
Pierce Freelon

The joyful music of Pierce Freelon blends hip-hop, electronic, jazz, and soul. Freelon's modern, dynamic sound is inspired by his journey as a millennial dad and is carefully crafted for families of today and tomorrow. Through honest and playful lyrics, rich melodies, and fresh beats, he shares his story while welcoming kids and adults to his world.
  • Tuesday, Aug 10 | 10:30 AM
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FLY DANCE COMPANY: The Gentlemen of Hip Hop
The Healthy Hip Hop Show
FLY DANCE COMPANY: The Gentlemen of Hip Hop
The Healthy Hip Hop Show

FLY offers fun, fast-action, educational shows that deliver entertainment, knowledge, and important social messages to school-aged audiences. With their clever choreography and acrobatic movements, FLY's theatrical hip-hop dance combines classical music and street dance into a show that is pure fun.
  • Wednesday, Aug 11 | 10:30 AM
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Sonia De Los Santos and The Okee Dokee Brothers
Somos Amigos: Songs on Common Ground
Sonia De Los Santos and The Okee Dokee Brothers
Somos Amigos: Songs on Common Ground

Friendship is at the heart of this joyful collaboration between Mexican songstress, Sonia De Los Santos, and the Americana folk duo, The Okee Dokee Brothers. This bilingual program includes both old and new songs that span the musical traditions of North America and illustrates the collective power of singing together and learning from each other. With an adventurous spirit and a common vision of peace and understanding, Somos Amigos encourages young and old to explore, dance, sing, and laugh together, hand-in-hand.
  • Saturday, Aug 14 | 10:30 AM
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123 Andrés
Actívate
123 Andrés
Actívate

Latin Grammy winners and Washington, D.C. favorites 123 Andrés brings a special show packed with energy and positive vibes: Actívate! This full-band show features a fun mix of Spanish and English songs for little language learners and brings the spirit of música, energía, familia, y comunidad that will encourage children and adults alike to dance and sing along.
  • Tuesday, Aug 17 | 10:30 AM
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Soul In Motion
Transformation
Soul In Motion
Transformation

This high-energy performance features dances, rhythms, and folklore songs inspired by traditional cultures in Senegal, Guinea, Brazil, and Cuba. Soul In Motion introduces audiences to a wide range of percussive instruments from around the world, including djembes, djundjuns, shekeres, panderas, cowbells, and congas. Be prepared to take a trip around the globe as Soul In Motion becomes your entertainment tour guide to the vast array of culturally diverse traditions of dance and rhythm!
  • Wednesday, Aug 18 | 10:30 AM
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Falu
Falu's Bazaar
Falu
Falu's Bazaar

Join the Grammy-nominated Falu and her incredible band on a musical journey through South Asia and around the globe, celebrating the instruments, languages, sights, and humanity of a diverse world. Falu's Bazaar teaches South Asian culture through a spirited presentation to today's youth in three languages: English, Hindi, and Gujarati.
  • Saturday, Aug 21 | 10:30 AM
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