Classes & Workshops
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What to Expect
Unless otherwise noted, all STEP VA classes are drop-off classes, meaning parents do not accompany their participant into the classroom. If you have concerns, please note it on your registration form and STEP VA staff will follow up before classes begin.
Parents are welcome to stay and socialize with other parents in the designated waiting area. We often schedule Parent Connect guest lectures and activities while classes are happening.
Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing that allows them to move. If the class involves dance, participants may bring dance shoes if they have them; otherwise, sneakers or some other shoe that stays on the foot (not flip-flops) are fine.
STEP VA tracks student attendance carefully as participants enter and exit the building. At the end of our larger classes, we may ask students to wait until they are called on by STEP VA staff to exit the classroom. We do this for their safety to ensure their caregiver is in the building and ready to receive the participant.
Food and Drink
Participants are welcome to bring a bottle of water with them to class. However, we ask that snacks be consumed outside of class.
STEP VA is a NO NUT PRODUCTS organization. We have several participants with serious nut allergies so we ask that families refrain from bringing snacks containing nuts to STEP VA events.
For many of our classes, we have a showcase the final week of classes to let participants share what they have learned with family and friends. Your teachers will provide more information about the showcase.
We occasionally host workshops, which are single classes that explore a special topic. The workshops are led by either our teachers or guest teachers.
Past workshop offerings have included a Halloween dance workshop, cookie decorating, and Shakespearean movement (in partnership with Mary Baldwin University’s Shakespeare and Performance Program).
Participation requirements for each workshop will be listed with the workshop description.