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Virtual events you can enjoy in and around Washington D.C.

Whether online or in real life, Washington DC is a hub of activity. Events never ceased even when lockdowns were enforced at the initial onslaught of the pandemic. DC’s digital universe continues to thrive with various virtual tours and online classes that even non-residents can enjoy. Here are some of them.

Virtual interactive excursions with DC Design Tours

Dig deep into the history behind Capital City’s architectural wonders with DC Design Tours!

Each virtual tour is a live video conference with a private guide. It can either be on-site or in the form of a presentation with historical photos and architectural diagrams. They can also be customized for different occasions, ranging from formal educational programs and conferences to casual social group meetings and family get-togethers.

There are four areas or topics to choose from:

  • Monumental Core: The Design of the National Mall
  • The Smithsonians: Tracing the Arc of American Architecture
  • Millionaire’s Row to Embassy Row: DC in the Gilded Age
  • American’s Main Street: Pennsylvania Avenue and the White House Neighborhood

Know more about these areas by clicking here.

Online classes from the Washington School of Ballet

Whether you’re learning the ropes or you’ve been dancing on your toes for years, you can hone your craft through any of the online ballet classes being offered by The Washington School of Ballet:

  • Livestream open classes. The Fall 2021 Open Class Schedule is ongoing from September 7 to December 31. This includes livestream open classes on Beginner Ballet I and II, Advanced Beginner Ballet, and Intermediate Ballet I and II. Learn more about each class here.
  • On-demand classes. If you can’t make it to the livestream open classes, you can purchase on-demand class videos from The Washington School of Ballet’s online library. With over 80 videos to choose from, you can learn skills and techniques in Body Conditioning, Beginner Ballet I and II, and Advanced Beginner Ballet in your own time.
  • Free online resources. The Washington School of Ballet’s Free Online Program Resource Guide gives you the chance to learn how to condition your body, prepare your space, and learn the basics of dancing at home.

Ready to learn the art of ballet? Then follow the directions on how to register for their online classes and workshops.

Virtual tours and programs of the National Aquarium

Furry, feathered, scaly, slimy, or bony, the animals of the National Aquarium are worth a visit – even online! Their Virtual Aquarium Program gives you the chance to meet some of the Aquarium’s ambassador animals, join in a Q&A session with the Animal Programs Team, and take part in a guided activity with an Aquarium educator. You can also book a Custom Virtual Program to gain access to personalized video messages and live virtual tours.

Then on alternating Wednesdays and Sundays, from 2:30 to 3:15 PM, you can join a livestreamed tour of the Animal Care and Rescue Center. Here, you get an insider’s look at the Center’s facilities, learn more about the processes in animal care, and the chance to meet Kai, the newest sea turtle at the National Aquarium.

Want to know more about living in Bethesda and other things to do in Washington, DC? Visit the website’s real estate blogs here. Then when you’re ready to find your dream home in the Washington, DC Metro Area, call the team of Heller Coley Reed of Long & Foster Real Estate at 240.800.5155 or send an email to hellercoleyreed(at)gmail(dotted)com.