Social Arts 101 & 102 teach social protocol and basic social dances. This knowledge leads to skill which increases confidence. Roll playing and hands-on activities, give each student the opportunity to practice. This not only makes class time active, engaging and fun but also ensures that information is truly learned.
Social Arts Classes are $275 per semester of five monthly classes. They are held at International Montessori Academy which is conveniently located in Candler Park. Enrollment is limited to 26 per class.
As a part of planning for the new season, we surveyed our families about our work. We ask about the class length, if they felt their student learned from the class, what curriculum items were most important, whether or not they believe our classes are a good value and whether or not they would recommend them to another family. The feedback we have received has been very positive. Here are a few comments our families shared with us:
It’s all very valuable information. I especially appreciate the basic dance steps the kids are learning. I don’t know where else they would have the opportunity to learn it. My husband and I didn’t learn this until well into adulthood and that’s a shame.
I know that kids have a lot of peer pressure to be on social media. Being heavily influenced by the media/celebrities, I know it is tough for kids to follow appropriate behavior. I appreciate you sharing the ways to be polite and have manners with this medium.
It has been great for Sara* to get the etiquette skills learned at home reinforced at Social Arts. And she has fun while doing it!
We plan on adding an item to the Social Arts 102 curriculum because of this parent suggestion:
It might be fun to have the kiddos plan and host a party for their friends using the skills they have learned.
This will be a great application of the skills they learn in Social Arts 101. And, it is likely to be a whole lot of fun!
We look forward to meeting and serving new families and welcoming returning ones during the 2016/2017 Season.
* name changed for privacy