New: Social Arts Workshop for Children

Social Arts Atlanta is happy to announce a new class, Social Arts Workshop for Children. For ages 9-10, grades 4 and 5, this class teaches some of life’s most important social skills; Important Words (please, thank you, etc), Introducing Yourself, How to set the Table and Good Table Manners. The class also includes an introduction to social dance by learning and practicing the Box Step. As with all Social Arts Classes, fun roll-playing and interactive actives make the experience about building skills not just about learning rules.

For the 2019-2020 Season, SAA will offer this workshop three times; November 10, 2019 and February 2 and March 15, 2020. The class is two-hours long and the tuition is $95.

Please visit here for further information and registration.

New Make-Up Policy

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.

 

Time to Register for the Next Social Arts Semester

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.

News: Registration Open for 2018 Social Arts Classes

Registration for the 2018 Winter/Spring Semester of Social Arts Class is now open. Social Arts Atlanta will be offering Social Arts 101 and Social Arts 102 from January through May 2018.

Social Arts 101 for 6th – 8th graders teaches and practices important social basics like introductions and dining skills with a repertoire of social dances like the Box Step and the Merengue. Detail about the curriculum are available here.

Social Arts 102 for 6th – 9th graders continues with the important social basics learned in Social Arts 101 and builds by learning about things like job skills and hosting events. Details about the curriculum are available here.

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.

Time to Register

Registration is now open for the Summer/Fall Semester Social Arts 101. This class for grades 6th – 8th covers important basics of social navigation and social dances. Limited class size and hands-on exercises made this class the place to get comfortable with the uncomfortable and have a good time doing it. Give your child the tools to meet success with a class from Social Arts Atlanta.

Curriculum details, class dates and registration instructions are available here.

Gift Certificates & Packages Available

giftbowSocial Art Atlanta now offers all of its classes for purchase as gift certificates and gift packages. This is a gift that will never gather dust and is always a perfect fit, giving a tween or teen the tools to meet success. For Christmas and first day of Hanukkah delivery order by December 20.

Social Arts 101 and Social Arts 102 are great for tweens in grades 6th through 9th. 101 works on important basics like introductions and dining. 102 builds on the work of 102 and adds conversation skilsl and subjects like entrepreneurship and dealing with emergencies. Both of these classes teach and build a repertory of basic social dances such as the Box Step, Merengue and the Swing.

Successful Teen Seminar is perfect for 9th through 12th graders. It is meant to help young adult succeed as they move through high school and college toward independence. The two-day seminar compresses Social Arts 101 and 102 curriculum with an added focus on interview skill. This seminar also includes learning social dances.

All Social Arts Classes are hands-on and include fun roll-playing games and practice of essential skill.

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.

Notes: Would You Call a Stranger That?

FriendsIf a label would offend a stranger, don’t use it for a friend.

Language is a powerful tool. Words impart information to others, set the mood and even makes us laugh.

There are also lots of words that are used to make people feel set apart and less than.

Interestingly, many of us that would be angered and offended by a stranger using one of these words, use the very same words for ourselves and friends.

Here is an example that occurs with young women. Most women would not stand for a stranger calling them “whore”, “slut” or “bitch.” Yet will refer to themselves and friends by these labels in texts and group chats, even in person. Some people may respond with, “don’t be so uptight,” “that doesn’t mean anything, it is just a joke!”

Well, maybe, but it normalizes the language bit by bit. Just like that poor frog in the pot of boiling water. The water temperature gradually changes and therefore feels normal to the frog. So, it just gets cooked. Similarly, if you repeatedly hear and use derogatory terms with your friends, how long does it take you to use them for or accept them from those that are not? All the while, there is a trail of the word’s original insulting aim.

Other terms fall into this same pattern include; “fag,” “nigger,” “rag head.” Can they really ever lose all of their mal intention even when they are commandeered by the group that that was first meant to be demeaned?

While it is true that the use of these words can change as time and culture evolve, we can and should choose not to use them for either stranger or friend.

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.