Registration for new students still is being accepted for the fall semester at St. John School of the Arts, 2101 Newberry St., in several areas, including art for all ages, ballroom dance, introduction to bonsai and drama.
Private instruction is available for brass and woodwind instruments, piano and voice.
The school offers a variety of music and fine arts programs for students of all ages and interests including basic art classes for ages elementary through adult, with instructor Jason Paulhamus; and a drama-theatre arts workshop for ages 9 to 18 years with instructor Lea Frymire. Ballroom dance for couples of all ages will include nightclub two step, jitterbug (swing) and West Coast swing. Instructors are husband and wife John Stugrin and Mimi Troisi.
Ballet, modern dance and pointe classes also are offered with instructor Theresa Kendall, but those classes are filled.
Individual instruction is available in voice with instructor Sarah Decker; flute with instructor Anne Keely; woodwind-brass with instructor Philip Herfort; and piano-organ with instructor Diane Havrilla.
An introduction to the art of bonsai also will be offered. The five-week, hands-on class will teach students about styling and caring for their own "tree in a pot," instructed by Paulhamus.
"High school vocal and instrumental students interested in auditioning for the Pennsylvania Music Educator's Association (PMEA) district chorus and district band festivals may benefit from private lessons through the School of the Arts instructors," said Anne Keely, school director. Students who wish to focus specifically on preparation for these events are invited to contact the school for details.
The school's 10 faculty members all have a record of success in teaching. Students at the school are given opportunities to perform and showcase their talents, and receive evaluations and certificates throughout the year.
For more information, call 327-5575 or visit schoolofthearts.susumc.org.