Education & Programming

Questions & Answers

WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?

Students should arrive approximately 10 minutes early, especially the first day of class so students and parents can meet the teacher. Parents check in students with the instructor. If you arrive after the class has begun, report directly to the assigned classroom.

WHAT IF A STUDENT NEEDS TO MISS A CLASS?

Please let us know in advance if a student will miss any classes so the teacher can adjust his or her lesson plan accordingly. Refunds cannot be made for missed classes.

MAY PARENTS SIT IN AND WATCH THE CLASS?

In order to help students let go of their inhibitions and develop a strong stage presence, we ask parents not to stay and watch their child in class, as it is often disruptive to the students. You may either wait in the education lounge outside of the classroom or leave and pick up your student at the end of class. If you have other questions about observing a class, ask to speak to the director of education or the class instructor.

WHAT TIME SHOULD I PICK UP MY CHILD?

Parents should arrive shortly before class ends to pick up their student. The pick up/drop off point is downstairs in the education commons. Our first priority is your child’s safety. Students will not be permitted to wait outside. Please be prompt. If you are late and the teacher needs to wait with your child, a strict penalty of $25 per each extra 15 minutes will be imposed.

WILL THERE BE A PERFORMANCE AT THE END OF CLASSES?

Some classes have a sharing day on the last day of class for family and friends that may wish to observe. This may be an informal performance, a reading of a script or they might simply share something the class has worked on. NOT EVERY CLASS WILL PRESENT A PLAY OR OTHER PERFORMANCE FOR SHARING DAY. Each instructor will design a sharing day based on the needs and skills of the class. If a performance is planned for sharing day, it is intended to be very informal and almost always done without lights, sets, props or costumes.

WILL STUDENTS NEED TO MEMORIZE LINES?

Memorization is encouraged for most presentations. Assisting your child in memorization is a wonderful shared experience, especially for children with limited reading skills. If a performance of a short play is planned, you can expect some prompting, directions or suggestions from the teacher. Remember this is an informal presentation and the class has had limited time to prepare for sharing day!