General

  • How is this program different from other online courses?

    Unlike other online courses, CLARA Classroom brings a virtual teaching artist into your classroom or remote learning environment. Students can experience sequential, standards-aligned performing arts instruction each week, fully taught by our professional teaching artists.

  • Who is CLARA Classroom for?

    CLARA Classroom is designed for students and teachers who have limited to no access to arts education in their school. The content is intended for beginner students as an introduction to the art form but can be enjoyed and utilized by students of all levels and abilities.

  • Do I need arts training?

    No prior arts experience is necessary. All training and instruction is embedded in the video series. We encourage teachers to learn alongside the students in our courses! It is a great way to learn more about the role arts education can play in your classroom learning.

  • What can I expect from your dance courses?

    Each dance course includes a sequential series of exercises, skills, and techniques combined to build a solid foundation in each style of dance. Students will practice safe and effective warm-up exercises, build coordination, flexibility and balance, and learn a fully choreographed routine.

  • What can I expect from your music courses?

    Students will learn basic notation, dynamics, and rhythms with opportunities to write your own music, and learn how to play with others. The courses also offer an introduction to instruments in the percussion family with demonstrations and activities to make your own instruments at home or in the classroom.

  • What can I expect from your theater courses?

    Students will learn a wide range of improvisation-based theatre games that can be played alone, with a partner, or with a group. The games build focus, creativity, and connection among students to build a classroom culture of trust and respect.

  • What is the refund policy?

    We want you to be happy! If you are not 100% satisfied after completing the course, you may request a full enrollment refund. Refunds only available for the duration of your active membership -- refunds cannot be offered after your annual membership has ended.

Getting Started

  • How do I sign-in?

    If setting up your account for the first time, please use the Express Sign in Link in your welcome email. The link will prompt you to set up a password that will be paired with your school email address. If you have already created your account, visit www.claraclassroomsacramento.org and click “Sign In.” You can enter your email and password or sign in with your Google credentials.

  • How do I enroll my students in the courses?

    Send them the direct sign-in link (in your welcome email) so they can create an account that will be linked to your classroom group and community.

  • How do I access the courses?

    Once logged in, click on the "CLARA Courses" tab in your dashboard. From here, you will see all of the courses you're enrolled in. You can select the "See Overview" button of a course to view the course curriculum, or you can select "Start Course" to open the course menu and video player where you can select and play your lessons.

  • What is the Share + Connect tab?

    This tab connects you to your classroom community where students can share their progress through photos, videos, and comments, as they participate in the CLARA courses. It is only viewable by students in your class group so it is private and secure.

  • Can I manually add/remove students to my group?

    Not at this time. Please contact us if you need assistance managing your group enrollment.

  • How do I monitor my students' progress in each course?

    Once logged in, click on the "student progress" tab under your dashboard. From here, you can select your class period to view the enrolled students in your class(es) and their progress in each course.