Dear Forevermore families,
As always, we make every effort to keep the lines of communication open with our Forevermore families.
Please read our newsletter below to stay up-to-date with upcoming studio events, updates, and deadlines.
Don't forget...you can always visit our website at www.forevermorearts.com, call us at 773-237-5200, view the school bulletin board, review the studio handbook online, or check us out on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the most up-to-date information on the studio!
December 11th-22nd:12 Days of Christmas Facebook Giveaways
December 18th: Phantom of the Opera Workshop and Show
December 17th-22nd: Classroom Observation Week
December 28th: Holiday Magic Performance at Brookfield Zoo Lights
December 23rd-Jan 6th: Closed for Winter Break
January 7th: Classes Resume, New Mini-Session Classes Begin
January 15th: Winter Showcase Tickets on Sale
January 28th: Jazzy Jungle Mini-Camp
January 29th: Parent Teacher Conferences
January 30th: Deadline for Wolves Game Tickets
During the last week of classes in December, you are invited to be our guests in the classroom for the last 10 minutes. We ask that you observe quietly, that cell phones are turned off, and that siblings are monitored and quiet during observations. December 17 - 22
Studio closures due to inclement weather conditions will be announced after 2:00PM on that day. Notifications of weather cancellations will be e-mailed, posted on the Forevermore Website/Facebook Page, and announced on the studio's outgoing voice-mail message.
*We do not necessarily follow school district Inclement Weather Policy
Parent Teacher Conferences January, 29
At the end of January we will be holding Parent / Teacher Conferences at Forevermore.
You and your child are invited to schedule an appointment to stop by and visit with your child’s dance teacher and discuss their progress and development in our programs. You can schedule an appointment to meet with our teachers using this link:
This is also an excellent opportunity to learn more about skills testing for class placement this spring in our Graded Technique Classes - Ballet, Tap, and Jazz.
The Skills Testing Exams are a tool for evaluating where students are at with our curriculum and help guide them in areas they can improve. Our Skills Testing will also help decide class placement for the 2017-2018 Season.
How this benefits our students?
- Provides students and their families better understanding of student progress and development.
- Targets areas that need improvement and encourages practice at home.
- Specifies the skills needed to advance and gives the student accountability for their progression.
- Enables Forevermore to evaluate and hold teachers accountable for our curriculum standards.
Although school grade and age can be used as a guide for determining class placement, advancement has always been based on correct alignment, skill mastery, and instructor recommendation- which means each class may have a variety of ages. Students may spend an average of two years at each level before mastering the skills to advance. Forevermore Students will receive annual skills tests. Ballet students will take an additional vocabulary test.
We are proud to continue to serve the children of our community and provide quality arts education in a fun, loving, and supportive environment. We look forward to meeting with you.