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REGISTERING FOR THE FIRST TIME?  Click on "Schedules" tab above and find your school.

 

ALREADY REGISTERED? Click on the "DTTA PARENT PORTAL LOGIN" link below 

 

DTTA PARENT PORTAL LOGIN 

 

ALL PAYMENTS WILL BE PROCESSED BY OUR ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT.  PARENTS CANNOT MAKE A PAYMENT IN THE SYSTEM.  PLEASE LEAVE YOUR CREDIT CARD OR BANK DRAFT INFORMATION IN YOUR ACCOUNT TO  COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION.   SEE BELOW FOR CHECK INFO.

qUESTIONS? please email our account manager

INFO@doortothearts.org 

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS 

 

1. Monthly: Credit Card or bank draft information must be placed on file (click on DTTA Parent Portal Login above).  Monthly charges will be processed at the beginning of each month starting in September.  At the time of registration, your account will be charged a yearly one-time $25 set-up fee and costume/supply deposit (if any). These charges will complete the registration process.  

 

 2. Semi-annually: First payment due upon registration and 2nd payment due February. Credit card or bank draft information must be placed on file (click on DTTA Parent Portal Login above). Our accounting dept. will adjust the tuition and apply the payment.  Account will be charged ½ the tuition plus the costume/supply deposit (if any).  This will complete the registration process. 

 

3. Annually:  Full tuition paid upon registration.

 

Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa, Discover. 

Paying by Check? Please make checks payable to "Door to the Arts." Checks may be left  in a sealed envelope labeled "Door to the Arts" at the school office.  (Subject to $35 processing fee for NSF checks and credit card declines.) Checks accepted only for semi-annual or full year payment.  Monthly payments must use the automated withdrawal system.

NO CASH PAYMENTS

Registration is not complete until credit card/bank draft information is left in your account or a check is received by DTTA. Classes are not secured until registration is complete.

NONFUNDABLE: All monthly set-up fees, costume and supply fees are non-refundable. 

LATE FEE: $15 late fee for tuition received 30 days after due date.

WITHDRAWAL:  Partial refunds on a case by case basis.   Written request via email must sent to our account manager. 

REFUNDS / DEPOSIT RETURNS:  Please submit written request to our account manager.  Allow 2 weeks to process any refunds.

NEWS STREAM

Pharrell visits our Musical Theater Students at St. John Neumann!

Cultural Connection News

Pérez Art Museum (PAMM)
Modern & Contemporary Art
February 14, 2015 - June 27, 2015
1103 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132
Admission is free every Second Saturday of the month and every first Thursday of the month.
Spring: Visual Arts
Life Skills PROGRAM

You may be hoping your child will learn how to read and write in the first few months of preschool or kindergarten. But there are many other skills that she needs to master before an academic focus is appropriate. Studies show that the most important skills to learn in the beginning of the year are: cooperation, self-control, confidence, independence, curiosity, empathy, and communication.

Life skills include our emotions, intellect, ethics, and behaviors. Emotionally we learn to manage strong feelings such as anger and show empathy for others. Our intellect is used to solve relationship conflicts and make decisions. Ethically we develop the ability to sincerely care for others and engage in socially-responsible actions. Behaviorally we learn specific communication skills such as turn-taking and how to start a conversation.

SOcial Skills

 Why LIFE Skills Are Key to Learning

The First Basic Skills: The Four Cs
Here are a few examples of our program goals for the beginning of the school year.

  1. Confidence: One of the first skills teachers focus on is the development of your child's sense of confidence or self-esteem. This means helping her feel good about who she is, both individually and in relationship to others. This is a lifelong skill that will help her feel competent now and as she continues in her schooling.
  2. Cooperation: Games, acting, dance, and songs help your child learn how to work with others — no small task at this age! This teaches him how to empathize and to get along with others.
  3. Curiosity: Perhaps one of the most important skills she needs to develop at this stage is a true thirst for learning. Her teacher will use a wide variety of interesting materials and ideas to engage your child's natural curiosity.
  4. Communication: Expressing himself and representing his ideas, feelings, and knowledge about the world is a key skill for your child. It is at the core of all reading, writing, math, and science skills.
  5. Proper Etiquette: During a child's young age that his character is yet forming. A child is like a sponge that absorbs things easily. Therefore, it is during the formative stage that the child is able to recognize those which are right or wrong. Whatever values have been instilled in while the child is at young ages are the ones that he/she will carry as he/she grows older.
http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/social-emotional-skills/why-social-skills-are-key-to-learning
 

topics covered:

8 LIFE Skills to Get Through Life Successfully!

  • Why We Need Life Skills
  • How to Make A Good First Impression
  • Communications Skills
  • School / Work Etiquette
  • Dress and Decorum
  • How to Get Through Social Events
  • How to Get Through Dinner – Table Manners
  • How to Get Through a Party

 

KID’S CONSCIOUS MOVEMENT, EATING & LIVING

  1. Conscious Movement: Through this part of the class, children are encouraged to "play" yoga and experience how their breath and body move together in a fun-filled way. Animals, nature and other objects come alive during class; as we move, we learn to stretch our bodies in new creative ways. Through yoga poses, games, activities, music and stories, we promote strength, flexibility, coordination, and body awareness. Breathing and visualization techniques teach focus, relaxation and self-control. We also promote inner-strength, confidence and self-esteem, a feeling of well-being and respect for others, and love for oneself, inside and out.
  2. Conscious Eating: Learning how to slow down and appreciate food and the experience of eating. Honoring mealtimes, bringing attention to the process of eating and eating together with family and friends. Nutrition: Choosing healthful foods: Identifying real food and eating well. Watching your friends eat healthy encourages healthy eating . Listening to your Tummy: Listening to internal cues of hunger and satiety and learning to identify emotional eating.

intro to martial arts  / SELF-DEFENSE

 
Martial Arts: Students should bring shorts, t-shirt, socks, and sneakers for their regular martial arts classes.  DTTA will give them a Gi uniforms in October (separate fee applies).  They will only wear the Gi's when they are testing for a specific skill.  Students will also wear their uniform for the final belt test during the DTTA performance (usually in May).
 
Self-Defense: Students only need to bring their sneakers.  They will stay in their regular school uniform.  The class is built around real life scenarios and the idea that students must be prepared to defend themselves wearing their regular clothes.   
 
 
 

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Registration form will not be accepted without payment. Payment by check payable to Door to the Arts may be left in an envelope marked “DTTA” in the school office or through PayPal (see link on homepage).

Life Skills PROGRAM STREAM

Parent to Parent - Etiquette

WHAT OUR TEACHERS ARE UP TO...

Rhea to appear with Pharrell in upcoming concerts!
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Rhea Dummett, our Musical Theater and Voice instructor, is one of the back-up singers for the Oscar-nominated song "Happy" from Despicable Me 2. In February, Rhea will be performing as ...

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