IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW
IMPORTANT: COVID-19 Liability Release
By enrolling for ANY in-person classes, lessons or camps with the Acting Studio, you agree to the following release:
WAIVER/RELEASE FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES INCLUDING COVID-19 ASSUMPTION OF RISK / WAIVER OF LIABILITY / INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT
In consideration of being allowed to participate on behalf of THE ACTING STUDIO/PETERMAN ENTERTAINMENT and related events and activities, the undersigned acknowledges, appreciates, and agrees that:
1. Participation includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to MRSA, influenza, and COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist; and,
2. I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation; and,
3. I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation as regards protection against infectious diseases. If, however, I observe and any unusual or significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest official immediately; and,
4. I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS; THE ACTING STUDIO/PETERMAN ENTERTAINMENT, their officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event (“RELEASEES”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL ILLNESS, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, AS IT RELATES TO MRSA, influenza, and COVID-19 and other communicable diseases, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY AGREEING TO IT, AND AGREE FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.
FOR PARTICIPANTS OF MINORITY AGE (UNDER AGE 18 AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION)
This is to certify that I, as parent/guardian, with legal responsibility for this participant, have read and explained the provisions in this waiver/release to my child/ward including the risks of presence and participation and his/her personal responsibilities for adhering to the rules and regulations for protection against communicable diseases. Furthermore, my child/ward understands and accepts these risks and responsibilities. I for myself, my spouse, and child/ward do consent and agree to his/her release provided above for all the Releasees and myself, my spouse, and child/ward do release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees for any and all liabilities incident to my minor child’s/ward’s presence or participation in these activities as provided above, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THEIR NEGLIGENCE, to the fullest extent provided by law.
I UNDERSTAND THAT MY ENROLLMENT IN ANY IN-PERSON EVENT, CAMP, CLASS, PRODUCTION, WORKSHOP, LESSON OR EQUIVALENT ORGANIZED AND/OR OWNED BY THE ACTING STUDIO / PETERMAN ENTERTAINMENT INDICATES MY AGREEMENT TO THIS RELEASE IN ITS ENTIRETY.
We expect everyone to respect each other, respect the space, and respect the work. The Acting Studio reserves the right to ask anyone to leave if they are not behaving in the best interest of the studio, the students, our teachers or our staff.
Registration, Tuition & Payment
Upon enrollment, the ‘First Month’s Tuition’ and registration fee are due. If enrolling over the summer for the upcoming season, the August prorated tuition and Registration Fee are due. The ‘First Month’s Tuition’ tuition and registration fees are non-refundable. Online enrollment is available for all introductory classes. If you would like to enroll in a class that requires an audition or an interview, you will need to contact the office. Please note your studio’s contact information on our contact page. If at any time the class enrollment is too small, The Acting Studio reserves the right to cancel or combine that class with another appropriate class.
You can find detailed information on how to enroll in classes, how our tuition system works, class pricing, refund policies, and our policies regarding payment by clicking here.
Attendance & Drop Policy
Attendance is taken in each class. Good attendance is expected of our students as absences not only affect the student’s development, but they can hold back the entire class. There are no make-ups, refunds, credits or pro-rated tuition for missed classes. If you attend a portion of the month, you are responsible for the full monthly tuition. Enrollment is year-long and our curriculum is structured as such.If for any reason you need to drop class before the end of the year, please notify the office in writing prior to the first of the month to avoid being charged the following month’s tuition.
Class Observation & Student Dropoff/Pickup
During the first week of classes each month, parents are welcome to come to the last 15 minutes of class to observe.
Observing inside the classroom at any other time is not allowed.
Our studio is an intimate space. We do not have a lounge area for parents. We do have a student waiting area inside the door where students may wait for their class to begin or wait for their ride to pick them up. Students are required to check with a teacher before leaving the studio. If you arrange for an alternate carpool, please have the student inform the teacher at the beginning of class as a courtesy to the studio. Your child’s safety is extremely important to us. For our younger students, an assistant teacher will stay with your child until your child is picked up.
Office Hours & Teacher Conferences
Office hours are listed on the website. If you need to speak with a teacher or the office outside of our office hours, please make an appointment. During class hours, the studio is not available for administrative assistance.
Our teachers are very willing to discuss your child’s progress with you. However, during class or in-between classes is not the time. Please contact us if you would like to discuss your child’s progress or if you have any questions and we will be happy to speak with you when we can give you our full attention.
Closures for Bad Weather & Holidays
The studio will not necessarily close for bad weather. Many times the roads are safe by the afternoon. If in doubt, check the website. We will post whether class will be cancelled or not by 2:30pm. We do not prorate for bad weather. If class must be cancelled due to bad weather, a make-up class will be scheduled at the discretion of the studio. Multiple bad weather days may not be made up if they are excessive.
The Acting Studio is closed for the following holidays:
**We do not prorate for holidays as we are based on a 36-week schedule.
Labor Day: Sept 5
Thanksgiving Break: Nov 21-25, 2022
Christmas break is December 19-January 8.
Spring break: Rockwall is March 6-10, and Grapevine/Frisco are March 13-17
Private Instruction Make-Up Policy
We require a 24-hour cancellation notice for any missed lessons. Should you miss a private lesson without notice, or if you notify the studio the day of your lesson, you will be charged for your private lesson. If you give your teacher at least 24 hrs notice, your lesson will be re-scheduled and made up. Only 3 lessons per semester will be eligible for a make-up.
Instructors may need to cancel the day of due to unforeseen circumstances (auditions, rehearsals, etc…). Should that happen, the instructor will either provide a substitute teacher or make every effort to make up your lesson within the semester. After 3 attempts to make up a lesson, that lesson will be null and void.
Please find more information regarding private lessons by clicking here.
Liability & Photo Release
By enrolling for classes with the Acting Studio, you agree to the following release:
I release and hold harmless the Acting Studio, its owners, employees and contractors from any and all liability including personal injury. I also give the Acting Studio permission to use photographs and video for promotional materials, including, but not limited to: website, brochures, posters, advertisements and programs. I have read the Acting Studio’s policies and agree to abide by all policies as stated.