BAC @ SUNY New Paltz
Summer Theater Workshop 2022
July 25 - 29, 2022
9am - 4pm
Grades 4-6, 7-8, and 9-12 as of Fall 2022
Parker 
Theatre ~ SUNY New Paltz
FAQS

Who teaches the workshop?

  • Our instructors are experienced industry professionals, both local and from NYC, who have worked or are working on Broadway, in TV and Film. They are Actors, Singers, Dancers, Musicians, Directors, Casting Directors, Talent Agents or Managers. More importantly, they are seasoned teaching artists who strive to bring artistry to their teaching, foster a safe environment for creative risk-taking, and help students develop their essential theater skills.  

  • Visit the Teaching Artists Page to meet some of our past years' instructors!

 

How do I register?

Registration and Payment is a 2 step process.

  • You must BOTH Register online & Pay.

  • Use the Registration Page online. Registration is not accepted by phone, mail, or e-mail. Payment is due with your registration to reserve your child’s spot. 

  • *Student's grade level as of Fall 2020

  • IMPORTANT: Registration and Payment is reconciled according to your email address so PLEASE USE THE SAME EMAIL ADDRESS WHEN YOU REGISTER AND PAY.

  • All correspondence regarding the event will be sent to this same email address. Thanks!

Are there any health forms to complete?

  • Yes. By June 1st you will receive a Health and Emergency Contact Form as well as additional disclosure forms which must be completed and returned by July 1st.

  • COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: All participants and staff must comply with any SUNY Covid protocols at the time of the Workshop. ​Currently, we've been informed that vaccinations will NOT be required for those engaged in outside programs such as ours. 

How do I pay?

 

Is there any way to reserve a spot?

  • Classes fill quickly on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to popular demand, we’re unable to reserve spots for potential students. You must register for the class AND pay in full to ensure a spot for your child. If the grade level group you are interested in is already full, you will be put on a waitlist for that class.

 

Do you offer sibling discounts?

  • We offer a 10% sibling discount. The first child pays at the full tuition rate. The second and any additional siblings pay at the Sibling Discount rate. The $50 non-refundable deposit applies to each participant.

 

What is your refund policy for the Summer Theatre Workshop?

  • BAC Summer Workshop cancellation policies are based on our investment in staff, program planning and facility fees. Enrollment in Workshops is limited in order to provide a high level of instruction to each participant. Cancellations often prevent others from participating and limits the funds necessary to run the program. Our policy is similar to other programs in the area.

  • Cancellations prior to 28 days before the first day a program begins will receive a full refund less a $50 non-refundable deposit. Cancellations from 14 DAYS to 28 DAYS prior to a program receive a 50% refund. Cancellations less than 14 DAYS prior to a program will receive no refund.

 

How long is the workshop day?

  • The Workshop runs daily Monday - Friday from 9am to 4pm

 

What does a typical day look like?

  • Each morning begins with a group circle and warm up.  Each day the student will participate in core activities such as voice/singing, acting and movement.   Students are given 2 snack breaks and a lunch break. We end each day with another group circle to recap the day and discuss the following day’s events.

 

How many students are in each Workshop?

  • Program enrollment is capped to maximize student success, strengthen the sense of ensemble, and provide individualized attention from the teaching artists and assistants. Students are divided into age appropriate groups determined by the grade level each student will be entering in the upcoming school year.

 

Where are the Workshops held?

 

Does my child need to have experience?

  • No, if attending the Summer Theatre Workshop for Grades 4-6 or 7-8 your child does not need previous experience, just an interest in theater and creative expression. All levels are welcome.  Our teaching artists will ensure that all students have individual learning goals and challenges appropriate to their varied abilities.

  • If your child is attending the Summer Theatre Workshop for High Schoolers then a background in theatre with past participation in productions at school or elsewhere is helpful but not required. The high school group will work at a higher level and spend time focusing on audition technique including college audition prep.

 

Is there an attendance policy?

  • Yes. Theatre is the kind of activity where each student’s presence is essential to the success of the whole group. It is a team sport.  We do understand that family emergencies and illness can come up unexpectedly. In this case, an email or phone call must be made to alert the instructors that a student will be absent.  Due to the structure of our programming, we are unable to offer make-up classes or credit for any missed sessions.

 

Will there be a performance/show at the end of the week?

  • The week culminates in a "sharing" type performance.  A sharing is an opportunity for your kids to share with their families and friends all they have worked on during the week. Emphasis is placed on process throughout the week rather than “product.” Our final sharing is designed to be short in length, low-pressure, upbeat, and most of all, Fun!

 

Can parents sit in on classes to observe?

  • We maintain a closed class policy. This format best supports your child’s development of self-expression, creativity, self-confidence and independence. Closed class time allows participants to focus without interruption making the class environment conducive to an educational, and cooperative experience.

 

Does my child need to bring a lunch?

  • Students should bring a NON-REFRIGERATOR, NON HEAT UP, NUT-FREE, bagged lunch, 1-2 snacks and a full water bottle each day. Students may eat lunch outside if the weather permits so a towel can be brought to sit on the grass.

 

What else does my child need to bring?

  • In order to fully participate in the daily activities including dance/movement, students should dress in comfortable clothes and wear sneakers (no flip flops or sandals).

  • Also be sure to bring a pencil or pen as well as a small notebook.

  • High Schoolers should also bring a song or monologue.

 

Do you offer pre and post care?

  • Unfortunately, we are unable to offer pre and post care at this time. Please do not drop off your child before 8:45am and please pick up your child promptly at 4pm.

My child has a food allergy or needs medication during the day. How do you handle medical concerns?

  • We ask that each family who registers a child for the Workshop complete a Health and Emergency Contact Form, which includes medical information (such as food allergies/medication needs) and emergency contact information. The workshop is a NUT FREE FACILITY!!  Additionally, if a child has a food allergy or medical condition that requires special attention and medication, caregivers are asked to bring a ziplock bag with the child’s name printed clearly on it with needed medication inside (e.g., Epi-Pen, Benedryl, inhaler; clear instructions for administration of medicine; and a note detailing the type of allergy, severity of allergy, parent contact information and Doctor contact information.

For additional questions, contact BroadwayArtsCollective@gmail.com.

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