August 12thSchool Starts Homeschool start dates are August 13, 15thand 16th
August 24thCarnival of the Animals Back to School fair! 10am -1pm
Sept 2ndClosed for Labor Day
Sept 13th 7pm Sing a long Movie Night
September 27hand 28th:“Velveteen Rabbit” play performed by the Children’s Music Theatre 7pm both days. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door (teachers and students are $3)
October 7-11thFall Breakfor everyone! We will have “Cinderella Musical Theatre Camp” that week from 10:30am-3:00 pm Before and After care is available by pre-registration only $90 for camp (before after care $45 extra)
October 19th 6pm: “Carnival of the Animals” First Showcase, FREE, everyone come out and support our gifted artists! We have solo’s, pianist, violinist, trio’s, choir and more! Sometimes even special performances by our theatre groups. (special appearance by the Loving Touch Petting zoo 5-6)
October 26th 5pm & 6pm : Boo! Fall Art Gallery and a show!
October 31st: Haunting in the District Downtown Columbia . Set up 4pm, volunteers welcome!! We need you. Dress in costume and meet at the school if you can help out. Also need volunteers for a Costume Party at the school from 7:30-9 for the kids.
November 22,23,29,30: GodspellBlock Rep Group
November 25-December 2nd: Thanksgiving break for Whole school
December 7thShowcases: 2pm for Homeschool Arts, see the artwork, projects, listen to the poetry and short stories as well as performances by the Matinee Mini’s. 6pm: 2ndShowcase for the After School Arts piano, voice, choir, violin, drums and guitar and Ukulele students!
Elfkin Christmas show: 7pm. Santa’s Elves are in a tizzy, it’s Christmas eve and there is a magical mouse in the house! Tickets are $3 for all building block students and teachers, $10 at the door and $8 in advance
December 14: 10 am Breakfast with Santa Show
December 19th-January 9th: Christmas and Winter Break.
January 10thSing a long Movie Night: TBD (Lion King, Mary Poppins or Little Mermaid)
March 7th6pm: 3rdShowcase for After School Arts.
March 20, 21, 27, 28: Tuck Everlasting: teen cast 20thpm and 21 2pm, CMTW cast 21 7pm 22 3pm. Adult Cast March 27 and 28 7pm.
March 30-April 4thSpring Break
April 18th11-3 : Columbia Arts Walk : we need lots of volunteers for this! Email sherry if you are interested in helping us secure locations downtown (shops) to host artists for the day 11am -3pm
May 5, 7, & 8: Last day for Homeschool Arts
May 9th : Homeschool arts Showcase and art gallery. Final for the year.
May 15, 16 : “The Little Princess Musical” , 15th7pm, 16 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Students of the Building Block and teachers attend for $3
May 30th: 7pm After School Arts Final Showcase
June 8th- 12thMusic Theatre Workshop 10:30-3:00 mon-fri. $90
June 15-19 Art Camp 10:30-3pm $90
June 22-26 Improv camp 10:30-3pm
June 29 – July 5 CLOSED
July 6-10 Art Camp 10:30-3:00
July 13-17 Youthful Voices Camp (creative Writing for youth)
July 20-24 Odd Squad Camp
July 25th“Golden Block Awards” for After School Arts including classes and private lessons and the Block Rep Group
July 31st, August 1, 2ndBeauty and the Beast Summer Show
2018 Parent and Student Guidelines
This handbook is for you to refer to for any questions concerning policies, tuition, schedule and so forth.
-A non-refundable $25.00 registration fee for individuals and $5 for each additional sibling.
-A $10.00 late fee will be charged on all late tuition.
-A $20.00 fee will be assessed for Returned Checks and the entire tuition must be paid in cash or money order.
-Class minimums are set to (3) students in each class. If this minimum is not met the class will either be combined with another one or it will be cancelled.
-Discounts are given for multiple classes
Required at Registration
-Fully signed and filled out Registration Form -Signed Media Release Form
-Signed Medical Release and Insurance Form -Payment for registration and tuition. -Payment for tutorial supply fee, if applicable
-We are a smoke free environment. Please consider food allergies when packing meals. (avoid nuts) -All drinks should have a lid, twist or snap cap, no cans or open containers.
-The studio is not responsible for any personal property. Clearly mark all personal items.
-Students are expected to be on time for classes and early dismissal needs to be approved first. If a student misses the first 15 mins of class he/she will be asked to sit and observe.
-excessive absences are grounds for dismissal.
-Eating is not permitted in classrooms or dressing room. Only clear water is permitted in classrooms and backstage and dressing room.
-Building Block reserves the right to limit any artist who is not fully adhering to all studio policies in regards to behavior, language, attire and disrespect toward others. Parents are to be cautious of talk in the waiting rooms and on premises and genuinely respect others and their differences.
-Students must have hair pulled back for all acting and performance classes.
-Weather safety precautions. Severe weather happens in Tennessee. When it does we will close for the safety for the children and will notify you by email, Facebook and Twitter. If children are at the studio when it happens we will be in the basement for safety until the weather clears. On a chance that the weather clears up we will post on email, Facebook and Twitter that classes have resumed. We support your decisions as to whether it is safe to attend classes.
-Students are encouraged to make up any missed lessons. ALL ABSENSES must go through the office as well as make up lessons. Please DO NOT contact the teacher regarding absences, make up lessons. Refunds are not issued for classes missed.
-Withdrawal from a student of a class must be done two weeks ahead of time in writing. No refund will be given if the cancellation is done after 4 class meetings. If it is within the first 2 meeting times a $25.00 cancellation fee is assessed.
School and Classical Arts
The two go hand in hand. Please discuss with your child’s teacher or Mrs. Johnson if your artist is not living up to standards at home or at school and a break from arts may be necessary. If the two work together you will see a pattern of discipline in how the artist thinks, acts and uses their time.
We are a School for the Arts, but also a Gallery for Arts. Some of the Art displayed is very expensive and once you’ve worked on a piece for months, you’ll understand why. Please no running, or horseplay at school. Please no student
unsupervised in the studio. We encourage you to wait for your child in the gallery area, get to know other parents as well as play with the toys and art supplies made available to you.
Uniforms - Students will have a place to change and store their belongings.
Boys will need to wear a comfortable shirt, Sweats or movable pants (no jeans) and tennis shoes or Jazz shoes. Hair always combed nicely away from the face.
Girls will need to be in a comfortable modest shirt, Sweats, leggings, or stretchy pants – not jeans, and jazz shoes or tennis shoes. Hair must be pulled up and secured away from face.
Friday Tutorial Classes will need to be dressed for dance classes. Girls will need leotard and tights with jazz or tennis shoes. Hair should be pulled up and secured away from face. Boys will need comfortable shirt, sweats, or movable pants (no jeans) and jazz or tennis shoes. Hair must be combed nicely away from the face.
Visual Arts and Woodworking
Please know that you will get pant and smudges on your clothes. A cover up shirt or apron is suggested. Wear clothes that fit well and not loose on your body or arms. Closed toe shoes, and hair pulled back completely.
For theory, songwriting, creative writing, journaling, and tutorial (Tuesday and/or Thursday) please just wear comfortable modest clothes.
Tuition is calculated based on a 4 week per month system from August thru May. We do not prorate for 3 weeks or charge more for 5 weeks of classes. Full tuition is due the first of each month and is late after the 5th incurring a $10.00 fee. You will not receive a monthly invoice from us, so please note the due date of payments on your calendar. Tuition is due on the first regardless of absences or day/date of class. You are paying for a reserved spot in a class. (Please review Studio policy). Missed classes are not refundable.
HOW TO PAY TUITION?
1 Pay by Check, made out to Building Block Arts or Building Block School of Arts. Please put cash or check in a sealed envelope with student’s name in the front in the drop box outside the office door or kitchen door.2 Automatic Payment. We are happy to store your credit card information in our secured system. The first ofeach month your monthly tuition will be charged. You must do this on line the first time, through our website www.buildingblockarts.com
Building Block Registration
Thank you for your interest in our programs! Please fill out the form below and our staff will contact you with further information. or follow this link to register and pay online. Use the "create account" feature.