Fall 2020 Theatre Arts Classes

NEW INFORMATION AS OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

At our most recent Board meeting, various pros and cons as related to on-site programming this fall were discussed. As much as Curtain Call would love to offer on-site classes at this time, we just cannot do so in an economically feasible manner. The lower capacity for enrollment, combined with the additional costs of cleaning protocols, make it impossible to run classes without losing money.

We don’t take these decisions lightly. We hope to see things getting back to normal over the next few months so we can return to doing what we do best: providing great educational opportunities and live theatre. We are now in the process of working out details with our team of instructors to see which programs can operate virtually. Please watch this website for details.

For questions, you may contact our Education Director, Brian Bianco at brian@curtaincallinc.com.

 

Curtain Call, Inc. Safety Protocols (Related to COVID-19)

Employees and students who feel sick or have been exposed to anyone feeling sick need to STAY HOME.

Teachers and students who have traveled to (or been in contact with anyone who has traveled to) states experiencing high rates of coronavirus, should quarantine for two weeks before returning to class.

Temperature screenings will take place for all staff and students entering our buildings. Any student or staff member with a temperature above 100.4 degrees will be sent home.

Curtain Call staff, students and parents, guardians or sitters dropping off or picking up students, must wear a mask while inside the Curtain Call buildings.

Students and parents, guardians, sitters dropping off students need to wait outside the theatre complex until five minutes prior to the start of class. No student will be permitted inside the theatre buildings until five minutes prior to the start time. Parents, guardians and sitters may drop off students at the front door of the theatre buildings but will not be permitted inside any of the buildings or into the classrooms. (For young students who may be shy, apprehensive or nervous about attending class for the first time, we recommend a thorough conversation take place about the class ahead of time. Please contact our Education Director with any questions or to discuss class expectations with students in further detail if needed.)

Parents, guardians and sitters will not be permitted to wait inside the lobbies or any of the theatre buildings during class times.

Students will be escorted from the lobby to our classroom spaces at drop-off. They will also be escorted back from their classroom for dismissal. Parents, guardians and sitters must be on time for dismissal. If there are any emergencies that arise preventing you from reaching the theatre on time for dismissal, please contact our Education Director directly at brian@curtaincallinc.com or 203-329-8207.

Classes will have access to the outdoor stage on the property during daylight hours and if weather permits.

Our classes have been scheduled fifteen minutes apart to avoid any overlap between student arrivals and dismissals.

Class sizes will be limited to no more than eight students.

Hand sanitizing stations can be found in the entrance area of each of our theatre buildings and in all classroom spaces.

Each class space will be marked out with social distancing squares. Acting and dance students will be spaced six feet apart. Vocal students will be spaced fifteen feet apart.

All students should bring their own water bottles to class. Curtain Call, Inc. will not provide water for students and our water fountains will be off limits.

No snacks will be allowed during class time. Children who need to eat something before class should do so prior to entering the theatre buildings.

Dance students are asked to arrive dressed and ready for class. No changing will be allowed inside the theatre facilities (except for dance shoes).

Bathroom breaks will not be scheduled. Any student who must use our restrooms for emergency purposes may notify the teacher and restrooms should be occupied by one student at a time. Restrooms are available within or very nearby our classroom spaces, not just in the theatre lobbies.

Classroom spaces, restrooms and common areas will be sanitized regularly, but we still recommend that students and staff continue to wash their hands before and after class and make use of our hand sanitizing stations.

Should local health conditions change, or government shutdowns be put in place, we will continue our educational programs virtually.

Class details appear both in our calendar below when you click on each workshop title, and under our calendar as you scroll down (listed from youngest ages to adult).

MonthWeekDay
July 2020
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
June 28, 2020 June 29, 2020 June 30, 2020 July 1, 2020 July 2, 2020 July 3, 2020 July 4, 2020
July 5, 2020 July 6, 2020 July 7, 2020 July 8, 2020 July 9, 2020 July 10, 2020 July 11, 2020
July 12, 2020 July 13, 2020 July 14, 2020 July 15, 2020 July 16, 2020 July 17, 2020 July 18, 2020
July 19, 2020 July 20, 2020 July 21, 2020 July 22, 2020 July 23, 2020 July 24, 2020 July 25, 2020
July 26, 2020 July 27, 2020 July 28, 2020 July 29, 2020 July 30, 2020 July 31, 2020 August 1, 2020

  

For more information or questions, please email brian@ curtaincallinc.com.