3. Praise one thing you see them do in class. If there is nothing that you can figure out to compliment, take a lesson from the great violin teacher, Suzuki, when his student sounded just awful, Suzuki noted how securely the child held his violin bow.
Registration takes place on the first day of classes and is for the year. Tuition is $160 for 24 classes (12 each semester) and is due at registration. The tuition fee can be broken down into 2 payments if necessary. Need based scholarships are available. Class begins after Labor Day. Discounts apply for students 8 and up who enroll in 2 or more classes per week, and for siblings (subtract $30 per additional class or sibling).
normally begin the first Thursday after Labor Day. Classes for Fall 2016 begin on Thursday Sept. 8 and Monday Sept. 12.
Please contact 381-6349 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details to register your child.
2016-17 Visiting Days:
Monday September 19 , Thursday September 15
Monday October 17, Thursday October 20
Monday November 28 , Thursday December 1
Monday Feb. 13, Thursday Feb. 16
Monday March 20 Thursday March 23
Monday, April 17, and Thursday April 20
RECITAL: April 29 (Dress Rehearsal April 28)
No Classes: Thursday Sept. 29 Thanksgiving Nov. 21-25, SBC Spring Break: March 6-10. April 10-April 14 (for local schools Easter break)
2nd Semester start date: Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 Thursday Jan. 26, 2017.
Dance Class Rules for Students:
1. No chewing gum, food or drink, toys, electronic devices, or street shoes of any kind in class.
2. Good manners and behavior are expected of all students (and parents.). Any student who behaves inappropriately in class, the hall or locker room first will be given a warning. If there is no change in inappropriate behavior, the parent or guardian will be contacted. During the class it is the teacher’s job to correct inappropriate behavior. If there is ever a concern, please bring problems discretely to the attention of the director (Ella Magruder) i.e. outside of class when students or other parents are not within hearing distance.
3. No running, chasing, or other out of control, boisterous behavior in the halls or locker room. Parents/guardians are expected to enforce this.
4. No student is allowed in dance studio classroom without the teacher present.
Children love their parent's gaze and appreciation of them more than anything else. Please give your children the finest example of your care and expectations of their present and future success by doing the following. (Yes, it's hard to keep alert and awake sometimes as you watch, but it is more important than you may realize.)1. Turn off devices unless you are photographing your child.
2. If it is necessary that you leave your phone on, please silence it. If you receive an important text or call, please leave the room to text or answer it. It may not seem like your child knows or cares, but they are exquisitely aware when your eyes wander away from what they are doing.
4. Praise effort and diligence. Tenacity is more important than innate giftedness in just about everything including dance.
Parents and children are invited to walk on campus, visit the bookshop and SBC library. Young children may be interested in children’s room in the campus library and for a minimal fee anyone can join Friends of the SBC Library and obtain a Sweet Briar College library card. Families are welcome to eat in Bistro (located in next door Williams Gym), purchase snacks in the bookshop café, or have a sit down evening meal in the Sweet Briar dining hall.
Pick up: All students must be picked up promptly after class. If you have an emergency and face a delay, please call 381-6952 (dance hall phone), 381-6150 or 381-6349 ASAP.