Summer 2017

Welcome to Theatre Arts Training!

Please see below for more information on our 2017 Summer Camp Programs for Ages 4-18.

Summer Session: June 12th - August 18th, 2017

Class Information

for Classes Located at Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis

HOW TO FIND US
Children's Theatre Company is located at 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404. To get to the Theatre Arts Training department, enter through the STAGE DOOR located at the south end of the building on the corner of 25th Street and 3rd Avenue. A monitor will be at the door to greet you and give you further directions. All camps are held in the McGuire Education Center located on the lower level of Children's Theatre Company; on the first day of class/camp our door monitors will be at the Stage Door to welcome you.

DROP OFF AND PICK UP
Students in Grade 3 and younger must be dropped off and picked up at their classrooms each day. Students in Grade 4 and older may be picked up and signed out at the Stage Door. Students are required to sign in AND out with our Stage Door Monitor. Please know that when a student is not officially signed out, we will call you to ensure all is well.

FIRST DAY
On the first day of class/camp, schedule a few extra minutes to stay for a brief parent meeting at the beginning to meet the teaching artist, become familiar with the space, and receive a handbook. Fill out our Emergency Contact and Medical Form before arriving for your first day. Please note, we will not yet have access to any Emergency Forms filled out less than 4 days before your class/camp; you will be asked to fill out the form again if your online submission has not yet been processed.

FOOD
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE A STRICT NO NUT POLICY (this includes Nutella) in Theatre Arts Training. As many students have nut allergies, if you are bringing any food into TAT, please respect this policy for the safety of others.
For summer and school release camps: We have a supervised lunch hour for those registered for a full day (Kindergarten and up). If students are registered for a full day, please pack a lunch for them, which requires neither refrigeration nor a microwave, and send a water bottle. Students in half day camps are welcome to pack snacks.

EXTENDED CARE (Summer Camp Only)
Extended Care students must be walked downstairs and signed in, regardless of age, on the first day and when purchasing a day pass. Students Grade 3 and younger must be walked downstairs and signed in each day.

PARKING INFORMATION
Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) offers paid parking for the public in all of its lots. Please note that there is a 30 minute free grace period in the parking ramp for drop off or pick up, but after that the cost is $5 for the first 2 hours and $1/hour thereafter (max $12/day). If there is Event Parking, the cost will be $8 for the first 5 hours. Limited free street parking is available surrounding the theatre, so please factor this into your travel time.

RAMP PARKING INSTRUCTIONS (located at 25th Street & 3rd Avenue South):

During Event Parking, this parking lot is credit card only:

  • Insert your credit card into the machine to enter into the ramp (any level), this is your payment ($7) for parking. The exit gate will be open when you exit.
  • If you are taking advantage of the 30 minute grace period during event parking, be sure to also insert your credit card into the exit machine upon leaving (even if the gate is open); this lets the machines know you were in the facility for less than 30 minutes.

During times that are not Event Parking:

  • To pay with cash: Take a ticket on your way into the ramp on any level. Do not insert a credit card otherwise that will be your payment method. Take your ticket to the Kiosk on Level 1 when you leave to pay for your parking. Insert paid parking ticket into the exit machine upon leaving.
  • To pay with credit card: Insert your credit card into the machine to enter into the ramp (any level). Insert your credit card (same card as you used when you entered) into the machine on your exit from the ramp to pay for your parking.
  • To utilize the 30 minute grace period: Take a ticket on your way into the ramp on any level, and insert the same ticket into the exit machine upon leaving; if it has been less than 30 minutes, the exit gate will open without requiring any payment.

LOT PARKING INSTRUCTIONS (located at 25th Street & 3rd Avenue South and 24th Street & 3rd Avenue South):

  • Park your car and walk over to the machines at the entrance to the lot.
  • Enter in your car license plate number.
  • Choose the duration of parking time you would like to purchase.
  • Insert credit card or cash to pay for your parking.
  • Keep your ticket as your receipt.

QUESTIONS?
For questions regarding your registration, please call the Ticket Office at 612.874.0400. Business hours are: Tuesday-Friday 11am-5pm. Click here for a complete list of Theatre Arts Training policies including information on cancellations and free student admissions.

For questions regarding class/camp content, please don't hesitate to give us a call at 612.879.5680 or email us at [email protected]. Thank you for your patronage and support of Children's Theatre Company.

Policies


Tuition, Payment Plans, and Scholarships

You can register online or by calling the Ticket Office at 612.874.0400. We accept check, credit card, 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.
  • 15% off tuition for current CTC Full Season, Ages 5+, and Ages 8+ Subscribers. Discount not valid for Preview, Opening Weekend, or Create Your Own Subscribers. Some restrictions apply.

Cancellation & Exchange Policy

  • If you cancel at least two weeks before your class/camp begins, you will receive a refund minus a $25 cancellation fee for academic year classes or $50 cancellation fee for summer camps.
  • If you cancel less than two weeks before your class/camp begins, no refund or credit will be issued.
  • Classes/camps can be exchanged within the same session until the start date of the original class/camp. If the class/camp is exchanged at least two weeks before the start date, partial refunds can be provided for a less expensive class/camp. If the exchange occurs less than two weeks before the class/camp begins, no refund or credit will be issued.
  • Tuition for classes/camps cannot be transferred between sessions or to CTC production tickets.
  • No refund or credit will be issued if a student is registered for an age inappropriate class/camp and Theatre Arts Training staff determine it to be an unsuccessful fit.

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 [email protected]

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).

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.

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.

Free Child Admission for Theatre Arts Training Students
Each Theatre Arts Training student is eligible for one complimentary ticket per session, regardless of number of classes or camps. For academic year and summer registrations, complimentary tickets are available for select public performances. Redeem early for best seating and availability.

Complimentary tickets are subject to availability and restrictions. Not all performances will have complimentary tickets available. Book early for best choice of dates and seats; complimentary tickets cannot be booked in VIP seats. Complimentary tickets cannot be booked online or via e-mail. Complimentary tickets must be booked by phone at least 48 hours prior to your date of choice. Complimentary tickets are not exchangeable, and may not be applied to past purchases.  Complimentary tickets will be rendered void in cases of class cancellation. All tickets will be held at Will Call.  

You will not be issued a physical voucher. To book your Theatre Arts Training complimentary ticket, please call the CTC Ticket Office at 612.874.0400 and mention your student’s name and class(es) for verification of eligibility. All children age 16 and under must be accompanied to the theatre by an adult. 

Fall 2019 Session: valid only on Circus Abyssynia: Ethiopian Dreams or Snow White. Ticket must be redeemed by October 8, 2019.
Winter 2020 Session: valid only on Bob Marley's Three Little Birds or Spamtown, USA. Ticket must be redeemed by February 3, 2020.
Spring 2020 Session: valid only on Annie. Tickets may be redeemed by May 7, 2020.

Theatre Arts Training Fall Sharing Schedule for November 18–23

Please note: Classes start and end at their normal times and are in their normal locations unless otherwise noted. Please feel free to invite friends and family (while remembering our classrooms have limited seating)!

Photos/Video: You are welcome to record your student’s sharing, but please remember that all recordings are for personal use only. You may not share or post recordings publicly.

Day 

Class Start Time

Class Title

Age/Grade

Sharing Classroom

Sharing Start Time

Tuesday

10:45AM

Musical Adventures Ages 4 – 5 Cohen Stage 11:25AM
Tuesday

6:30PM

Acting 2

Grades 6 – 8

Classroom 2 7:40PM
Wednesday

11:00AM

Step Into the Story Ages 3 – 4 Classroom 3 11:30AM
Thursday

5:00PM

Theatre Magic  Grades K – 5 Cohen Stage 5:40PM
Thursday

5:30PM

Acting 1 Grades 6 – 8 Dance Studio 6:15PM
Thursday

5:30PM

Acting 1 Grades 4 – 5 Classroom 4 6:20PM
Thursday

6:00PM

Fundamentals of Acting Grades 2 – 3 Classroom 1 6:35PM
Thursday

6:00PM

World Premiere Grades 4 –5 Classroom 2 7:00PM
Friday 5:00PM Sing Disney Grades K – 1 Classroom 1 5:40PM
Friday

5:30PM

Acting 1 Grades 6 – 8 Classroom 2 6:30PM
Friday

6:00PM

Broadway Dance Jr.  Grades 4 – 5 Dance Studio 6:40PM
Saturday

9:00AM

Adventures in Art and Storytelling Ages 3 – 4 Classroom 3 9:30AM
Saturday 9:00AM Musical Adventures Grades K – 1  Classroom 2 9:35AM
Saturday 9:00AM Dance Disney Grades K – 1 Dance Studio 9:40AM
Saturday 9:00AM Fundamentals of Acting Grades 2 – 3 Classroom 4 9:40AM
Saturday 9:15AM Acting 1 Grades 6 – 8 Cohen Stage 10:15AM
Saturday 10:00AM Music in Motion Ages 4 – 5  Classroom 3 10:40AM
Saturday 10:15AM Creative Movement Ages 3 – 4  Dance Studio 10:45AM
Saturday 10:15AM Telling Tales Grades K – 1  Classroom 4 10:45AM
Saturday 10:15AM Musical Jam Grades 2 – 3 Classroom 2 10:55AM
Saturday 10:15AM Broadway Voice Jr. Grades 4 – 5 Classroom 1  10:55AM
Saturday 11:15AM Acting Stories Ages 4 – 5 Classroom 3 12:00PM
Saturday 11:15AM Acting 1 Grades 4 – 5 Cohen Stage 12:00PM
Saturday 11:15AM Broadway Dance Grades 6 – 8 Dance Studio 12:25PM
Saturday 11:15AM Acting 1 Grades 9 – 12 Classroom 2 12:25PM
Saturday 11:30AM World Premiere Grades 2 – 3 Classroom 4 12:00PM
Saturday 11:30AM Sing Disney Grades K – 1  Classroom 1  12:15PM
Saturday 12:30PM Musical Adventures Ages 4 – 5  Classroom 3 1:10PM
Saturday 1:00PM Broadway Voice Grades 6 – 8  Classroom 1  2:10PM
Saturday 2:30PM Improv Grades 6 – 8 Classroom 4 3:30PM

 

 

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