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Are you ready to spark your creativity, confidence, and self-esteem? Act Too Includes is ready for YOU! Act Too Includes is a space for children of all abilities to discover and develop their full creative potential through the performing arts. We aim to provide a shared arts experience that encourages self-expression, social engagement, creative exploration, and above all, fun!

Working with the beloved and hilarious children's book ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’, this class will involve age-appropriate individual and collaborative applied drama techniques such as theatre games, improvisation, role play, and voice and body work. 

Join our warm, inclusive group of actors, singers and dancers with special needs. You’ll be surrounded by friends and caring, professional teachers and student aides who will help focus on your abilities and help them grow.

Classwork culminates in a final sharing for families on the last day of class. 

Parents are encouraged to provide complete information on registration forms for Act Too Includes classes; this will allow our team to create the best accommodations and support strategies for each student and their family.

Act Too can’t wait to include YOU!



Marieke Ertel has been teaching and performing for more than 20 years. She has taught in a wide range of settings, from the elementary classroom, university classes and in non-profit theater classes, as well as in her studio. With a
bachelor’s degree in music education and master’s degree in vocal performance from the internationally renowned Manhattan School of Music, Marieke strives to provide a healthy foundation for singers of all ages and interests. In addition to continuing her career as a professional singer and actress, much of her time in the past ten years has been focused on the creation and delivery of inclusive learning programs that provide equitable access for students of all abilities. Inspired by her work teaching theater at Imagination Stage in Bethesda, MD,

Marieke developed and evolved curriculum for accessible music education while teaching in Fairfax County, V.A. Working in both inclusive and peer group settings, Marieke works with students and their families to identify and provide the most successful experience for each

Register for our spring class

The price above is the entire session fee for the course (including the registration fee). 

Once you have enrolled, you will have your own personal client portal that you can Login to keep your account and information updated.

When you find the class you would like to enroll in, click the REGISTER link and a registration form will pop up. Fill out the appropriate information and click SUBMIT YOUR INFORMATION.


In order to register your child we must have a credit card on file. Please note your credit card is charged within 48hrs of submitting your form for the $50 Registration Fee but NOT for the first month's tuition. Once you register you can access your own customer portal to look at the total fees/discount, update payment method, or update your account information.  

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