School Calendar & Upcoming Events

School Calendar...


January 8    Winter/Spring Semester Begins

April 2     5-Week Extension Registration Begins

April 5     5-Week Bonsai Class Begins

April 20     15-Week W/S Semester Ends

April 23     5-Week Extension Session Begins

May 14     Summer Semester Registration Begins

May 25     5-Week Extension Session Ends
May 25     20-Week Dance Student Semester Ends
May 28-June 8   No Lessons/Classes
June 11     Summer Semester Begins 
June 12     "Summer 7" Begins for ballet and                                    modern dance 
June 14        1st 5-Week Bonsai Class Begins
July 4           Holiday: No Lessons/Classes
July 19         2nd 5-Week Bonsai Class Begins
July 30         Fall Semester Registration Begins
August 17    Summer Semester Ends
August 20-24   No Lessons/Classes
August 27    Fall Semester Begins
Sept 3          Labor Day: No Lessons/Classes
Sept 6          5-Week Fall Bonsai Class Begins
October 8   Columbus Day (SOTA is OPEN)
Nov 22-23  Thanksgiving: No Lessons/Classes
Nov 26        Lessons/Classes Resume
Dec 3          Registration Begins for W/S 2019
Dec 7          Fall Semester Ends
Dec 10-14   Make up Lessons as Needed
Dec 17-Jan 4, 2019: No Lessons/Classes

January 7    Winter/Spring Semester Begins (2019)

Upcoming Events...
scroll down for current events, highlighted in blue

     7:30 pm: Friday, March 2, 2018     
Lycoming College Wind Ensemble
    Special Guests:   
Saint John's School of the Arts Dance Ensemble  
Rebecca Ciabattari, trombone soloist    
@ Community Arts Center
"This was a fabulous performance!"


          6 pm: Wednesday, March 14 through           Midnight: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Support SOTA & Raise the Region!
A 30-hour online fund raising event. 
  & designate Saint John's School of the Arts as your charity of choice. 
"We exceeded our goal: 21+ donors and $2100+ donations" -- 
Representing 21 years and more than 2100 students!


Saturday, April 21, 2018
Afternoon of Student Recitals & Art Exhibit
@ Saint John's-Newberry Church

1 pm:     Students of Diane Havrilla , Philip Herfort                             Lea Frymire (piano & instrumental)

2 pm:     Students of Pamela Hess & Carol Schwanger                         (piano & oboe)

3 pm:     Students of Sarah Decker (voice)          

1-4 pm:  Students of Jason Paulhamus (art)

 Reception all afternoon; Donations accepted to defray costs

"So fun to welcome 300+ friends to enjoy our SOTA students sharing an afternoon of music and art!" 


               2:00 pm: May 12, 2018                   Annual Dance Ensemble Spring Performance  @ Williamsport Area High School Auditorium

Admission:  $5 per person (payable at the door,  children 5 & under free) 

"As always, a highlight of the SOTA year!"


July 27 & 28, 2018

Dance Ensemble Summer Performances

"Heroes & Villains!"

 A light-hearted retelling of  excerpts from classic good vs. evil tales including Anastasia, Pirates, the Lorax, and more.  

7 pm, Friday, July 27 

5 pm and 7 pm, Saturday, July 28

@ Saint John's-Newberry Church

Seating is Limited. Tickets required. Call 570-326-5938 to reserve your ticket ($5 per person, 5 and under free, but all need a ticket; payable at the door)

                                   Just delightful!                                           Everyone left with smiles on their faces!


3 pm, Sunday, August 5, 2018

Faculty Recital

featuring Sarah Decker, Soprano

 @ Saint John's-Newberry UMC

Free Admission - Donations Support SOTA Programs!

Informal Reception Following the Recital

This was FABULOUS! A real treat to hear Sarah share her vocal gift! 


         7:30 pm, Saturday, December 1, 2018                 4 pm, Sunday, December 2, 2018 

The Nutcracker

Presented by SOTA Dance Ensemble, Lycoming College Wind Ensemble & Community Arts Center

 @ the Community Arts Center, Williamsport

Tickets on Sale: 570-326-2424 Online:


 4 pm, Friday, December 14, 2018

Holiday Program

Presented by SOTA Music & Dance Students

 @ Wmpt Home Apartment Building A

Ravine Road, Williamsport

An annual tradition!