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Theatre Arts Training

Inclusion Statement

As part of CTC’s commitment to access and inclusion, at Theatre Arts Training we make intentional choices in our classroom practices to make sure we are a welcoming space for peoples of all ability, ethnicity, economic status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Our program includes need-based scholarships, all gender restrooms, introductions with pronouns, and a faculty happy to work with families to meet students’ individual physical, learning, and social needs. If there are ways we can be welcoming to your family, please let us know at education@childrenstheatre.org

Accessibility

We are excited to work all students into our programs and welcome students with disabilities, mental illnesses, and adverse childhood experiences. Our staff have experience with activity modifications, in-class supports, and individualized plans and are eager to work with your family to create a positive experience for your student. You can connect with us about your student’s needs on your Medical Information Form or email us at education@childrenstheatre.org.

Registration Information

Tuition, Payment Plans, and Scholarships

You can register online or by calling the Ticket Office at 612.874.0400. We accept checks, credit cards, and money orders. A two-payment option is available only when using a credit card by phone. Need-based scholarships are available through the ACT Pass program until all funds are allocated.

Discounts 

  • 10% off tuition if, in the same order, you register more than one student in your household or register a student for more than one class/camp. 
  • 10% off for current CTC Preview and Create Your Own Subscribers. Some restrictions apply.
  • 15% off tuition for current CTC Full Season, 3 Play A, and 3 Play B Subscribers. Some restrictions apply. 

Cancellation & Exchange Policy 

  • If you cancel less than two weeks before your program begins, no refund or credit will be issued. 
  • If you cancel at least two weeks before your class/camp begins, you will receive a refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. 
  • Classes can be exchanged within the same session until the start date of the original class. If the class is exchanged at least two weeks before the start date, partial refunds can be provided for a less expensive class. If the exchange occurs less than two weeks before the class/camp begins, no refund or credit will be issued.
  • No refund or credit will be issued if a student is registered for an age-inappropriate class and CTC staff determine it to be an unsuccessful fit. 
  • Registration holds a student’s spot in a class or camp, making it unavailable for other students to register for that spot. We hope your class is a great fit but if, after the first day of class, you choose not to continue for any reason, the Education staff is happy to switch you into an available class within the same session, but we will not issue a refund. After the second week of class we are not able to accommodate class transfers. 

Virtual Academy Policies

Code of Conduct

In order to provide students with a safe and supportive environment, we do not tolerate any form of physical or verbal abuse, harassment, vandalism, or the use of any illegal substances. Any behaviors found in violation of this policy will be addressed and the student may be asked to leave classes/camps. No refunds will be issued in the event that the Code of Conduct is violated.

Online Child Safety Policy

It is the policy of CTC to diligently empower and protect Youth by providing safe spaces for theatre education and experiences. As such, the following policies will be enforced:

  • All online classes and coaching sessions will be password protected and recorded.
  • Students will need to wait in the “waiting room” until admitted by the teacher.
  • The virtual classroom will not be open until at least 2 students are in the waiting room.
  • A parent/guardian must be present in the household while students are participating in class.
  • When utilizing breakout groups, teacher will adhere to the “rule of 3” so that no adult should ever be alone with a student in a virtual breakout space.
  • Zoom classroom will be locked 10 minutes after the scheduled start time.
  • Flipgrid student responses will be moderated and kept private to the Flipgrid classroom space unless otherwise noted.

Family Participation Policy

Siblings enrolled in the same class, may use the same device or separate devices to participate in class. While most classes are designed for independent participation, Virtual Academy classes for ages 4-5 and grades K-3 may allow for family participation. Everyone in the screen view needs to be actively participating as to not distract others. Siblings may participate but all students in the class age-range must be enrolled to participate. All participants much adhere to the code of conduct.

Technology

Students are required to provide their own device to access online classes. Tech support will be available to assist as needed. Virtual classrooms will be open 30 minutes prior to the start of the first class to allow for technology set up and testing. All virtual classrooms will be locked 10 minutes after the scheduled start time. Students will not be able to join after this time unless other alternative arrangements are made.

Medical Emergency Policy

In the event of a medical emergency while your student is participating in Virtual Academy classes, a CTC education staff member will call the household to ensure a parent/guardian is aware of the situation. If we are unable to reach an adult member of the household, 911 will be called and directed to your household. All expenses incurred are the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

Theatre Arts Training Policies

Code of Conduct

In order to provide students with a safe and supportive environment, we do not tolerate any form of physical or verbal abuse, harassment, vandalism, or the use of any illegal substances. Any behaviors found in violation of this policy will be addressed and the student may be asked to leave classes/camps. No refunds will be issued in the event that the Code of Conduct is violated.

Pick Up and Drop Off

Students in classes/camps for Grades 3 and younger must be dropped off and picked up at their classroom. Students in classes/camps for Grades 4 and older may be dropped off and picked up at the Stage Door.

Families & Guests in the Classroom

All of our classes (with the exception of “Creating Together” and “Step Into the Story”) are designed for independent student participation. If desired, guardians are welcome to observe class from the hallway or through the window, or to remain on site in TAT’s Family Lounge.

We know at times the success of a student is reliant on a guardian presence in the classroom. In these situations we require that any guardian in the space fully participate in all activities as a member of the class, rather than creating an audience dynamic. If you will be engaging in this way, please inform both the office and the Teaching Artist. Visitors other than guardians are not permitted in the classroom at any time while class is in progress.

No-Nut Policy

To ensure the safety of all of our students, we have a strict no-nut policy for both peanuts and tree-nuts (including hazelnut products such as Nutella).

Electronic Device Policy

Students under Grade 9 are only permitted to use phones or other electronic devices in class as an educational tool as assigned by the teaching artist. To encourage our value of community and relationship building, electronics are not allowed during breaks unless being used as a therapeutic outlet. (Students are always welcome to contact their families through the TAT office at any time.) If a student is observed using their phone or electronic device in violation of this or any other TAT policy, they may no longer be permitted to use their device at any time while at TAT.

Medical Emergency Policy

While Theatre Arts Training’s office staff is trained in First Aid and CPR, we do not have a medical professional on staff. Students are welcome to carry their medicine on them, but our office is not able to administer medicine of any kind (including prescription and over the counter drugs or topical ointments). In life threatening situations, we are trained to administer an epi-pen. In the case of a medical emergency, if we are unable to contact a parent/guardian or if time does not permit, 911 services will be used. All expenses incurred are the responsibility of parent/guardian.

Photos and Videos

CTC (and its designees and agents) has permission to utilize my student’s image, likeness, actions, and statements in any live or recorded audio, video or photographic display or other transmission, exhibition, publication or reproduction made of, or at, the class/camp in any medium or content for any purposes, including commercial or promotional purposes, without further authorization or compensation.

Families are welcome to take recordings and photographs of their student in class/camp for strictly personal use only. Any recordings or photos taken by families cannot be used for broadcast and/or distribution via the internet including but not limited to social media sites and/or public websites.