As the hype of the Black Friday dwindles , Social Arts Atlanta invites you to consider the most wonderful gift you can give – time and consideration.
Yes, some material gifts can last a lifetime; a handsome piece of jewelry, object of art or a sturdy piece of cookware. They continue to give pleasure and serve their purpose for years and years. They frequently also invoke the memory of receiving the gift, the time and consideration that the giver took for you. In the larger view of life, it is likely the later that is most meaningful, the threads of memory attached to the object.
Take some time to consider if your family member or friend would prefer a material gift or an experience with you or on his/her own. There are so many choices. A simple afternoon walking in the park and coffee works for many ages. Tickets to a show or exhibit make thoughtful gifts. There are lots of choices for classes that your loved one can enjoy, options for young and old; cooking classes, sewing classes, dance classes, etiquette classes (SAA offers certificates and packages) and tours. Platforms like Airbnb now offer experiences in cites around the world. The internet can be a great tool. Try looking at tourism sites for a city. Atlanta has Atlanta PlanIt and the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau has an extensive site. Being a tourist in your own town is a fantastic option.
Taking your time to be with another or giving the gift of a fun time is always a good fit!
Social Arts Atlanta (SAA) is please to report on the 2018 Summer/Fall Semester donations given as part of SAA’s Education Foundation Program. We are thankful for the opportunity to support the schools that support the students and their families that we serve. Following are the donation amounts and schools supported this semester;
Arbor Montessori School $75
The Little Middle School $50
Mary Lin Elementary School $250
Inman Middle School $200
The Education Foundation Program is an ongoing effort of SAA to be a good steward for the community its serves. For each student registered for a SAA program, a donation of $25 will be given to the student’s school or that school’s foundation.
Registration of the 2019 Winter/Spring Semester of Social Arts Class is now open. During this semester, Social Arts 101 and Social Arts 102 will be offered in five monthly classes. Registration is limited and offered on a first-come-first-served basis. Tuition is $275 per student. Social Arts Atlanta hopes to be of service to your family!
Social Arts 101 is a series of five monthly hour-and-fifteen-minute lessons that teach and give the opportunity to practice basic social skills and dances. Skills practiced include introductions, public right of way, dressing, dining from a buffet and at the table. Dances included for this class included the Box Step, basic Swing, the Waltz, the Meringue and the Cha Cha.
Social Arts 102 continues to build on the skills developed in Social Arts 101. It is also managed in five hour-and-fifteen-minute lessons. New skills worked on during the semester include conversation, resume writing, managing emergencies and approaching food challenges. Throughout the semester, students plan and manage the presentation of a party for friends, creating an event that requires the use of the skills they have learned during their time in Social Arts 101 and 102.
Social Arts Atlanta is please to announce that it has become Bronze 2018-2019 Education Partner of Mary Lin Education Foundation. This program supports things like continuing education for Mary Lin’s teachers, curriculum enrichment and capitol improvements.
According to the Mary Lin Education Foundation’s website:
“The Mary Lin Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created in 2008 to support long-term goals and critical resource needs for Mary Lin Elementary (home of the ROCKETS), an Atlanta Public School serving 640+ students in the Candler Park, Inman Park, Lake Claire and Little 5 Points neighborhoods. In 2016, the MLEF launched the ROCKET FUEL FUND, a major annual giving campaign to ensure the ongoing academic success of our students and the long-term financial health of our school.”
Supporting the community is important to Social Arts Atlanta. Go Rockets!
Does your Social Arts Class student’s school have a foundation? SAA may make a donation to that foundation. SAA is creating the Education Foundation Program. SAA knows that these foundations are important for supporting things like teacher’s continuing education, extracurricular activities and scholarships. With this program, SAA hopes to continue to support the families that we serve in an indirect way.
For this program, SAA will donate $25 to the education foundation associated with a student’s school. For the donation to be made the foundation must be a registered 501-C3, the ability of the foundation to accept the donation must be confirmed by SAA and the student’s family must designate his or her school during the registration period. This program is in effect for registrations made from August 1, 2018.
Social Arts Atlanta is pleased to announce a change to our class make-up policy. Students who miss a lesson, are welcome to make-up that same lesson during the next session of the class. SAA understands that schedules change and life happens. We are happy to welcome returning students so that they can take full advantage of Social Arts Classes.
Registration continues for the Summer/Fall Semester Social Arts Classes. Both Social Arts 101 and 102 are being offered during the Summer/Fall Semester. We encourage families to register their tweens and teen soon space is limited.
Social Arts 101 is for students ages 11 – 13 and is five classes of important social basics. Introductions, dining skills and the use of electronic media are covered using fun improvisational exercises. Each lesson also include learning as social dance such as the Box Step or Merengue.
Social Arts 102 is for students ages 12-14 and is five lesson that practice the basics but develop important “adult” skill like conversations, managing emergencies, first jobs and entrepreneurship. Students continue to practice social dances and the class culminates with a party that the students plan themselves.
All Social Arts Classes focus on seeing the underlying courtesy of social situations, use interactive exercises for hands-on experience and provide a fun and emotionally safe environment to work through the awkward periods of learning everyone experiences.