DSDW 8 Point Learning Program

Mission Statement
The 8-Point Learning Program will provide a perfect combination of learning and fun where both boys and girls are encouraged to celebrate their uniqueness and their endless possibilities of success in both academics and the arts while building self esteem and confidence.

About Our Program
This program is under the direction of Debra Sparks Allison who holds a BA in Psychology, a Masters Degree in Education, is a former ballerina, a mother, and grandmother. She has run three dance studios over the course of 30 years, taught at the college level as an adjunct professor and owned and directed a non-profit, 501c3 Ballet Company.

Ms Debra explains, “I was motivated initially by my granddaughter Devlin’s pre-school program, offering little (or no) study in the arts, and a limited emphasis on children of the world and their cultured similarities and differences. With this in mind, I began thinking of how I could provide these, as well as the commonly found curriculum in the traditional pre-school setting. Then the pandemic hit and many families are now looking for alternative options for their children’s school in a safe and healthy environment. This is what our 8-step program will provide.”

Student progress will be measured regularly, and report cards will be given out at the end of each session. All activities throughout the day will relate to the theme of the day. Students will provide their own peanut-free lunch. Refrigerator space is available. The 8-Point learning Program will also offer seasonal celebrations and visiting professionals,  when appropriate for health and safety.

Health and Safety
Your child’s health and safety is our priority. We have developed guidelines that comply with the CDC Regulations and will be sent out to you in detail upon registration. Temperatures will be taken before entering. Parents and guardians will remain outside for drop off/pick up as teachers will escort to and from cars. If for any reason a parent must enter the building, a mask is required.  All will be asked to provide any history of out-of -state travel within 14 days of registration.

Our 50×50 unimpeded space has been reformatted to accommodate for social distancing, still with plenty of room for playing and moving freely. Our upstairs space is now fully equipped for distance learning in a one-on-one setting when necessary.

15 Week Sessions
Session 1:
September 8- December 17th

Session 2: January 10th- May 27th

3 Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

Dance/Acro Class Add On: 12:45 -1:30PM Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Additional Learning: 1:30 -2PM – Themed Craft Time Based on Learning Activities of the

*Students who enroll in the second session will receive a free registration for such.
*Two-Day options are available by special request Please contact the office for information and rates.

Tuition is due the first week of every month and can either be paid with cash or
check. Checks should be made out to Debra Sparks. All payments received past the 10th
of each month will incur a $15 late fee each week late. This will be enforced.
We offer tuition payment plans in full or in monthly installments. All payment is
nonrefundable, and there is no refund or credit for any missed classes. All returned
checks will incur a $30 return fee. Payment can be handed in at the front desk, or left in
the lock box to the right of the window.

Monthly Tuition: $400
Payment in Full: $1,550 (session 1)/ $1,950 (session 2)
*5% Sibling Discount

Dance/Acrobatics Class Add On:
$150/month for all 3 classes
$104/month for 2 classes
$54 a month for 1 class

1:30 -2PM Additional Learning Time: $120/month
Tuition payment is non-refundable.

There will be a registration fee of $50. This is due with your first tuition payment and
will additionally cover supplies and activities.
Contact Information
Phone: (215)-579-5678 Email: 8pointlearning@gmail.com

Tentative School Calendar
9/7- Session 1 Begins
10/28- Halloween Party
11/11- Parents Day
11/23- Thanksgiving Feast
12/16- Last Day of Session 1
1/10- Session 2 Begins
2/13- Valentines Celebration
34/10-4/17 – Spring Break
5/27- Last Day of Session 2
Inclement Weather Closing
We are closed for snow/inclement weather when the Council Rock School District is
closed. There are no makeup classes or refunds for inclement weather closings.

The 8-Point Curriculum
The 8-Point Curriculum designed by Ms Debra is designed to encourage academic and individual progress, while instilling a love of learning.

  1. Literacy
    Letter sounds, books, story making, imaginative storytelling, drama based plot study
  1. Mathematics
    Number concepts, comparing, classifying, measuring, adding, subtracting
  1. Science
    Weather, biology basics/basic anatomy, physical characteristics/ human traits, experimentation , basic astronomy
  1. Technology
    Tablets, computers, I pads
  1. Socialization
    Group activities, team work, sharing, turn-taking, friendship, social inclusion
  1. Fine/Gross Motor Development
    Crafts, finger projects, art projects, athletics, ball handling, coordination and balance
  1. Culture
    Geography, children of the world, cultural comparisons, language, French and Spanish language introduction
  1. Creative Expression
    Acting/Drama, music, voice, yoga, dance, acrobatics, tumbling

51 Walnut Ave, Newtown, PA 18940

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Debra Sparks Dance Works Newtown PA (215)579-5678

Debra Sparks Dance Works 51 Walnut Ave in Newtown, Bucks County, PA, offers Classical dance training in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, and more. DSDW provides lessons for students of all ages. From Pre-School to Pre-Professional, there is something for everyone at DSDW. Dance students come from Newtown, Yardley, New Hope, Solebury, Upper Makefield, Lower Makefield, Langhorne, Richboro, Holland, Warminster, Warrington, Montgomery County, New Jersey, and surrounding areas.