No. We do not have a registration fee.
No. Sorry, teachers are hired at the beginning of the session based on the number of children enrolled.
Payments can be arranged for the longer sessions, however, full payment will be billed even if your child does not complete the session.
We take the same holidays as Helena District 1 School. We do not prorate for holidays.
Most of our classes are not performance oriented however, on the last class of each session there will be an opportunity to see what they have been working on. Some classes are performance oriented and those classes will perform in the late Spring.
We do not encourage parents or visitors in class except on the last class of each session. Once someone is observing the class suddenly the work in class becomes a performance which is not the intention for that day. If you still would like to visit class we would ask that you participate in all activities and excercises. Thanks for understanding. However, at the beginning of each session we have a meeting in the theatre with all the students and talk about the goals for the session and remind them of the rules. If you would like to sit in on this announcement you are welcome but please sit in the back of the house and not with your child.
In order to audition for the christmas show you must be signed up for Sessions I and II, each parent must read the parent packet 2019 and audition packet, sign and fill out the conflict sheet attached to the packet. The child must prepare a song and a monologue, get an 8×10 color photo (headshot), and resume and complete their crew points. The orientation packet goes into more detail.
Absolutely not. The only classroom work that is related to the this production is audition techniques. All rehearsals for this production are done in the evenings.
We communicate almost exclusively through an app called BAND and announcements posted online.
We also occasionally use email.
Yes. We have a scholarship fund from several sources – The Student Assistance Foundation, Captial City Optimists, Kiwanis Club, Alumni Scholarship fund, fundraising efforts, private donations and concession sales. Applications deadline is September 1st. Talent based scholarships are offered for currently enrolled students. Auditions for these scholarships are the last weekend in April.
All students are required to have an 8×10 color headshot and an 8×10 resume stapled on the back. We provide a wonderful photographer (Kurt Keller Photography) twice a year but you can have anyone you want take the photo.
All students should enter and exit from the Lawrence Street door at the back of the theatre. The classes are held in various locations in the building and in our studio (328 N.Fuller Ave).