To Contact the Academy Directly: (414) 267-2970
All registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Due to the high volume of registrations we will not be able to register you over the phone. As a final note, any information omitted from the registration will delay registration. In order to get to know your child better, please include a photograph of your student with his or her registration. This photo, which can be any wallet-sized or snapshot photo, will not be returned. For summer enrollments only, each student may register for one session per summer.
Registration Confirmations: Confirmations are sent for the class for which you have registered. The confirmation will list each class you have chosen and whether you are REGISTERED or WAIT LISTED for that class. Please read your confirmation thoroughly when you receive it. Shortly before the semester starts you will receive a listing of only your REGISTERED classes and an invoice or any remaining balance which would be due on the first day of the semester.
Wait Lists: We do maintain and enforce enrollment limits to ensure the best possible Academy experience for each student. Wait lists are often established for classes that have reached the enrollment limit. Students on wait lists may be called for enrollment should a cancellation occur. While we cannot predict when or if a cancellation would occur, we encourage you to be added to our wait list. To ensure fairness, students are registered on a first-come, first-served basis. Any money received will be applied to registered classes only. Money received for wait listed classes will be returned. A student cannot be registered for a class and be on a wait list for another class. If the student is not registered for a class, they can be added to one wait list only.
Tuition: Tuition must be paid in full on date of receipt, unless signing up for automatic payment. A $75 deposit for Summer or a $35 deposit for each class in School Year are due on date of registration, if signing up for the automatic payment method. The remaining balance will be deducted from your credit card on May 20, 2011 for Summer classes or a week before class start date for School Year classes. You may change the credit card payment method on or before due date, if needed.
Refund Policy: There is a $15 administrative fee for all refunds for School Year Academy and a $25 administrative fee for all refunds for Summer Academy. No refunds or tuition credits are given after the first day of class. The deposit will be forfeited if a student cancels after the session has begun.
Class Cancellations: First Stage Theater Academy reserves the right to cancel any class if enrollment is insufficient. Any tuition paid will be refunded in full.
Switching Classes: If families find that they have a scheduling conflict or other emergency circumstance and need to switch their course selection, they may contact the Academy office to request this change. Students will not be moved from their assigned group after the first day of class. Please be aware that switching class is contingent upon space availability in the desired class.
Attendance/Make-up Policy: If your child is unable to attend a day(s) of class, we do not offer make-up classes. Please contact the Academy office if you know in advance that your child will be absent. If First Stage Theater Academy needs to cancel one or more days of a class due to circumstances beyond the Academy's control (e.g., severe weather, power outage, etc.), there will be no refunds or make-up classes.
Sending Children Home: Please use good judgment about bringing your child to First Stage Theater Academy. If your child is sick or contagious, please keep him or her home. Parents of children who become ill during the day will be promptly notified and are expected to arrange to pick up their child immediately. First Stage also reserves the right to send children home due to inappropriate or disrespectful behavior.
Academy Certificates: First Stage Theater Academy offers an ongoing course of study with certificates given to acknowledge four levels of experience. Academy certificates and transcripts may indicate to schools that a student is worthy of extra credit or advanced consideration in the areas of Drama and English.