Summer Class Series

July 15, 2024 @ 6:00PM — September 11, 2024 @ 8:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

STEP VA Studio: 3328 Bourbon St. Fredericksburg, VA 22408 Get Directions

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Summer Class Series

1.) Tap Dancing (ages 13+)

Location: Step VA Studio | Teacher: Marcus Dowd | July 15, 22, 29, & Aug 5 @ 6PM (beginner) and 7PM (advanced)

Return of the Tap Class! Now with two levels! Limited to 8 sign ups. Movement, Tap Dancing, Combination

2.) Art Entrepreneurship (ages 15+)

Location: Step VA Studio | Teacher: Jade Sergi | Free Virtual Open House: Thursday July 18 @ 6PM | Classes: Wednesdays July 24 & 31 & August 7 & 21 & 28 & September 4 & 11 @ 6PM | Limited to 8 sign ups! Discussion, Crafts, Digital Media, Business Management

More details on the Entrepreneurship Class:
The main goal of the entrepreneurship class is to teach older teen and adult participants basic skills regarding creating and running their own business. The class covers the entire process, starting with creating a business idea, and culminating in a final project where students will sell their products to the community at a small-scale vendor show.All types of handmade product-based businesses are encouraged. A few possibilities could be selling baked goods, jewelry, art pieces, home decor, or handmade makeup. This class may, at times, require some at-home work. Emails will be sent out each week updating students (and their guardians, if needed) with any work that needs to be accomplished before next class.

Skills taught within this class include:

  • Basic entrepreneurship skills
  • Crafting and Art
  • Digital marketing (Social media, graphic design, photography)
  • Financial skills (Pricing items, budgeting)
  • Customer service

Cost: $175*Material Fee: $35 (required by all including scholarship applicants)* If a student’s materials cost exceed the budget provided, excess funds will have to be provided by the student or their guardian.

Class outline:

  • Week 1 (7/18) - Virtual brainstorming session to develop ideas for business (free class/open house).
  • Week 2 (7/24) - Market analysis / Creating a materials list.
  • Week 3 - (7/31) Prototyping products / Pricing products.
  • Week 4 - (8/7) Creating products.
  • [BREAK] - (8/14) No class.
  • Week 5 - (8/21) Continue creating products / Designing a logo & business name.
  • Week 6 - (8/28) Digital marketing.
  • Week 7 - (9/4) Practice setting up / Customer service skills.
  • Week 8 (9/11) - Small-scale “practice” show at the STEP VA studio, selling products to STEP VA families.
  • End of Class Project - September 14th https://www.fredericksburgva.gov/1907/Community-Ev...

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