Successful Teen Seminar

college-student-discountsSocial Arts Atlanta is proud to announce our newest Social Arts Class, Successful Teen Seminar. This class for 10th – 12th Graders will be offered for the first time in February 2017. It is gives young adults an overview and first-hand practice of the social skills that will help them succeed as they move through high school and college toward independence.

The two-session class is scheduled for Sunday, February 5 and Sunday, February 12 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Tuition is $295 which includes meals during each session and registration is limited to 16.

Complete curriculum details and registration instructions are available here.

Winter/Spring 2017 Registration Open

tablepreparationsThe Winter/Spring Semester of Social Arts Classes is now accepting registrations. We are looking forward to working with new and returning students during the semester. As always, fun interactive exercises and practice are used to make sure that students learn through experience for increased confidence.

The Winter/Spring Semester beings in late January 2017. Classes meet the following Friday evenings: January 27, February 24, March 24, April 21 and May 12. All classes are limited to 26 students and are offered on a first-come-first-served basis. Tuition is $275

Social Arts 101 is for 5th- 8th Graders and meets from 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm. During the lessons for this class, important basics like introductions, right of way and dining skills are covered as well as a repertory of social dances.

Students who have attended Social Arts 101, or its equivalent  are welcome to enroll for Social Arts 102 for 5th – 9th Graders. It uses the same hands-on approach to teach such topics as conversation basics, entrepreneurship, first resume writing, interviewing and entertaining.

Yes, We Can Welcome Your Family

LearningIntroductionAs we are preparing for this Friday’s start of Social Arts 101, there have been several emails and calls about availability. As of the writing of this post, we are still able to welcome students to the Summer/Fall Semester of Social Arts 101. There are a limited number of places so, please contact us and register as soon as possible.

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. The Summer/Fall Semester’s classes are August 26, September 16, October 21, November 11 and December 9. Tuition is $275 and registration can be completed online or by mail.

Social Arts Classes teach social protocol and social dances. This knowledge leads  to skills 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. Demystifying the what and why and looking to consideration, respect and honesty is the goal of these classes.

News: Change of Date for Summer/Fall Semester

CalendarRegistration for the Summer/Fall Semester of Social Arts 101 is well underway. We are delighted that five families have already chosen register their students!

Because we have become aware of a  conflict with local school schedules, we are changing the October class for both Social Arts 101 classes from October 12 to October 21.

Social Arts Classes teach social protocol  and social dances. This knowledge leads  to skills 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 learne

Please remember that Social Arts Atlanta limits class size for all of its program to ensure a high quality experience for students. It is recommended that you register for classes as soon as you are able. Social Arts 101 consists of five monthly hour-and-fifteen-minute classes and tuition is $275.

News: Registration Open for Next Season

StudentsReadySocial Arts Atlanta is pleased to announce that registration is open for Social Arts Classes for the 2016/2017 Season!

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.

Detailed curriculum for Social Arts 101 is available here and  Social Arts 102 is here. Registration  and payment information is available here.

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

Quote: For a Stranger

Another time, I opened a door for a stranger.

– Ethan Collins, SAA Student

DoorKnobIn order to ensure that we are making a difference to the families that we serve, we ask for feedback on how students are using the skills that we teach. When asked how he used what he learned in Social Arts 101, Mr. Collins said that he helped a lady with her chair and opened a door for a stranger. These are two pretty simple acts, nice things, things that required attention to the needs of others.

Kudo’s to Mr. Collins for not perpetuating the self-centered stereotype of adolescents! We are happy to be a part of developing your awareness of  others.

Quote: The Best Thing is the Atmosphere

I think the best thing is the atmosphere that you provide. It is comfortable and easier to learn new things in a place like this.

-Erin Iverson, Pear Chaperon

GoalsDuring the first lesson of Social Arts 102, the students were asked to give feedback about the best part of taking 101. Ms. Iverson who acts as a Peer Chaperon for Social Arts Atlanta chose to participate in the activity and wrote the quote above. We are grateful for her compliment.

One of the goals of all of Social Arts Classes is to create an environment where students feel comfortable to learn, make mistakes, practice and improve without feeling judged or belittled. From the response we received from Ms. Iverson, we are reaching this goal.