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Bham Area: Possible Homeschool P.E. Opportunity

Hi Deb,
 
I got your contact from a Home School parent and wanted to give you some information on a program I am trying to start up. I know there's a need for it in different areas and communities, but I only have a handful of contacts of people interested. SO I'm hoping you can help by spreading the word about this program.
 
So here's what I'm looking at, and feel free to copy/paste/share this email as you see fit. 
 
My name is Darcy Dixon. Starting in 2014, I taught/co-taught a PE program through St. Vincent's 119. They've discontinued their program and I no longer work with them. So I'm reaching out to families that were enrolled in the program and trying to start a new, but very similar program.  I'm still in the planning stage of building this program, but to go any further, I need to know who would be interested in signing up. Unlike my program before, I'm not getting my pricing/regulations from upper management of a big corporation, but rather can make them myself. The program would be a Physical Education class with a chance for children participating in home-school curriculum to come together and be social with other children while building an active lifet-style. Games would include activities such as tag, frisbee, and eventually building up to sports like basketball/soccer/volleyball, etc. 
 
Here's how the concept of my class will work. I will use an App called "Team App". Every parent registers and requests to be added to my page. It takes very little time and information to sign up. I'll include a link below. On this page parents can get exact information as to location/day/time/cost, etc. Every class will have a minimum participant number amount in order to offer it at the cheapest price for everyone. I am very interested in offering a "Sibling discount", if more than one of your children is enrolled. For example: If I have only 6 signed up on a given day, the price would be higher than if I have 10 or more. Unlike other programs, you pay for the class you attend. One problem I came across in the program I worked before was parents would pay monthly, and then life happens and only be able to attend half the classes offered. With my program, you can plan in advance and not have to "work around" class. If you're available to come, then come. If your child's best friend's birthday party is the same time as class, miss class and go to the party. I want to build a program that has different classes "close to home". Many people drive 45+ minutes to come to my program before, and that's 45+ minutes your kids are probably sitting in the back seat playing a video game, listening to music, and basically not able to be active. 
 
Most of the locations I'm seeking out will have both a gym type area and a smaller room. I'm more than open to offering classes that challenge your child mentally more than physically, by getting involved in strategy games like chess, risk, Monopoly, Sequence, etc. But in order to offer ANY kind of program, I need participants. Below is how you can contact me if interested in any kind of program. 
 
As of RIGHT NOW, the only location I've been able to sit down and meet with is Chelsea Community Center. They currently have an open gym time twoce a month, but I'm looking to start a class on Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00pm. I'll be happy to offer a preview day, but Chelsea is a drive for me, so I want to know that there is interest before I commit to doing a preview day or class. I'm also looking at community centers in Homewood and Hoover as well.
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT ME BELOW:
 
 
Thank you so much for your time,
Darcy Dixon