September marks the beginning of new academic classes, after-school activities, and here at Fleur de Lis Academy, our Fine Arts & Manners programs. Just like in an academic setting, the rules of a classroom, proper dispositions, and respect for others, are important. Some might even say that in the realm of Fine Arts, grace, poise and personal composition are even more important.
As we begin a new Academy year, Encore faculty incorporate into their classes brief discussions on proper studio and classroom behavior. For example, dance is a fine art where you express yourself, the choreography or the story, with your body and facial expression- without voice. So for our new little dancers, we discuss how we can show that we are happy with our bodies, rather than “talk” about it. For our mature dancers, we emphasize how texting and computers may be a part of their daily school life, but while in Encore classes, they are instructed to personally socialize before and after class, communicate and grow with each other through dance, engage in respectful conversations and supportive dialogs, all without electronic devices!
Handshakes & Dinner Plates
First Impressions flourishes in September as our dedicated Manners &Etiquette division. Our three-tiered approach offers simple and fun solutions for success with daily manners and a foundation for a lifetime of success.
We believe in traditional etiquette, but we use contemporary examples, creative games and social activities to engage our students of all ages to really have fun while learning these important life skills. The children truly enjoy understanding all the many layers of manners associated with a dining experience at home or at a restaurant. The Cotillion guests socialize in meanin gfulelectronic-free conversations, experience the fine art of ballroom dance to current music, and look forward to dressing up for our theme parties and formal events.
Whether your child is wearing Mary Janes and/or dance shoes here at Fleur de Lis Academy, we are proud to positively enhance their lives with our September’s theme of Fine Art & Manners.