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Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts Makes a Seamless Transition to Live Virtual Classes

Pentagon MMA in Arlington has been closed for in-person classes due to COVID-19, but that’s not stopping them from taking care of their students, families, and community.

They have pivoted to a robust virtual schedule of high-energy Mixed Martial Arts classes for both children and adults, along with an extensive on-demand video library. With creative strategies and a no-quit approach, they have been able to keep their students engaged, healthy and active, while providing a sense of normalcy and human connection during isolating times.

The kids’ virtual MMA program offers live, interactive classes five days a week for different age groups starting at age 4. The classes incorporate a life skills curriculum with chore assignments and mat chats. In addition to MMA classes, the kids’ virtual program includes complimentary virtual events such as weekly Kids’ Night In, Story Time, Discovery Zone and 31-day challenges with prizes such as obstacle courses, medals and swag bags.

Adults can take live virtual classes in Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu and Women’s Fitness Kickboxing five days a week, in addition to special virtual events such as classes in Pilates, stretching, and Yoga, live interviews with coaches, and virtual Happy Hours.

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Signature Theatre just released single tickets for all 33rd season productions, which highlights the organization’s long-time relationship with legendary composer Stephen Sondheim. Beginning with the musical adaptation of The Color Purple and irreverent No Place to Go, the season continues with three Sondheim musicals, the DC premieres of Off-Broadway hit Which Way to the Stage and Pulitzer Prize finalist Selling Kabul, the Tony Award®-winning rock musical Passing Strange, and return of Signature’s cabaret series honoring legendary artists.

“Last November, the world lost an icon. The death of Stephen Sondheim was a blow to everyone in the theater community. Signature Theatre would not be the same without Sondheim — he IS Signature’s ‘signature.’ This season, we are honoring the legend with productions of Into the Woods, Pacific Overtures and Sweeney Todd dedicated to his memory. These shows represent the diversity and range of Sondheim,” said Signature’s Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner about the new season.

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