Important notes:

Please read our COVID-19 INFO/FAQ below.

  • We follow the Oceanside School District Holiday Calendar for scheduling purposes and do NOT hold classes when schools are closed.

  • The best way to reach us is by email: courtney@2thestage.com, as we are not always in the office.

  • Classes begin the week of Oct 1 and continue through Dec 16th.

Tuition Info:

DUE TO LIMITED CLASS SIZE A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to register and start the class.

  • $60 installments due Oct. 1, Nov. 1, Dec. 1.

Class Descriptions

Pre-K/Kindergarten: The students work on building confidence and developing their singing, acting, dancing, & speaking skills through storybooks, nursery rhymes, puppets, and youthful songs. It is all about exploring their imaginations and creativity!

1st-2nd Grade: The emphasis is on the development of performance techniques, public speaking skills, building confidence/self esteem, improvisational/acting activities. 

Solos/Monologues: Each student gets to play their own "leading" character through his/her own solo song and monologue (straight acting). We then work individually on "perfecting" these 2 pieces and it ends in a showcase performance of their work. We also work on building confidence, public speaking, self esteem, and play improvisational/acting games. This class focuses on more individualized attention and is highly recommended for students who are serious about performing. Students performing their solo piece onstage will not need to be wearing a mask.

Grades 3-4: The emphasis is on the development of performance techniques, public speaking skills, building confidence/self esteem, improvisational/acting activities. 

 

Grades 5-7th: Students will focus on technique and work in a more "advanced" environment, working towards a full-scale show.

7th-10th Grade Advanced: A by-audition only class for advanced students. Students will work with a musical director/choreographer/and director with a final show at an outside venue.  If a live performance is not permitted due to NYS health guidelines, then the performance will be professionally filmed and distributed at no additional cost.  

Clue Mystery Drama: ​Students will have a blast with these murder mystery, or ‘whodunnit’ activities! (Like a murder mystery dinner party for kids!) The perfect blend of play-acting and puzzle-solving! Super exciting, fun, and unique acting versions of "Clue." Each student takes on a different character and the group works together to solve a different mystery each day. Appropriate for elementary students and not scary! Runs for 5 weeks. No 'audience' performance.

COVID-19 Policies

HERE IS WHAT TO EXPECT AT TO THE STAGE FOR FALL 2020:

  • Per NY State Guidelines, all classes will have a maximum of 10-12 children until further notice.

  • Please drop off your children at the door and pick up your children the same way.

  • The waiting room is closed until further notice.

  • All adults who enter the studio must be admitted by a staff member and are required to properly wear a mask. Please avoid unplanned visits.  As much as we love seeing everyone, this is for the safety of staff and students.

  • We have always asked for students who are not feeling well to stay home.  This policy will be strictly enforced. Make up classes will be offered either virtually or in person.

  • All who enter the studio will be asked to sanitize hands upon entering. Students will be required to wear masks when they are doing an activity that can not remain socially distant.  We have reconfigured the studio and removed excess furniture to enable social distancing.  

  • Please do not come more than 5 minutes early to class. We will open the doors promptly at the start of each class and ask that you pick your student up on time.

  • We will be cleaning and disinfecting the studio frequently. All cleaning will be with CDC approved cleaning supplies.

  • Procedures and guidelines may change in accordance with CDC and NYDOH guidelines. 

FAQ's:

Tuition:

Tuition will be payable on the first of each month. A late fee of $10 will automatically be added to the account if tuition is not paid by the 5th of each month.  

 

What if I have a credit?

If you have a credit with us, the monetary amount will be applied to your new tuition balance. A $25 credit will be issued on the Dec. installment if you were paid IN FULL for a class during the Spring 2020 session.

 

What if NYS mandates another closure?

Should TTS have to close again per NYS mandate, we will be immediately switch to full virtual classes in lieu of in person classes. Existing virtual classes will not be affected.  No refunds will be issued. If you do not wish to go virtual, please let us know before your next payment and there will be no further charges. Unfortunately, if your child drops out-they will not be eligible to return until the next session. 

 

Can I try out a class before enrolling? 

Certainly! Due to limited class size and availability, introductory visits will be $15, paid when you sign up. 

How will you be doing the final shows/performances?

For Pre-K through 4th grade, as of August 2020, the plan is for the final performances to be filmed/edited by a professional photographer and sent out online to all the families. Performers will not have to wear masks. If the current pandemic situation improves according to NYS, performances will be held inside our studio for families.

 

Thank you to all our To the Stage families that supported us through these unprecedented times.  It is our hope that we will be able to resume our large-scale live performances in the near future.  In the interim, we are still providing a supportive, fun environment for our students to foster creativity and build self-esteem while exploring their love for theatre! 

© 2012 Courtney's To The Stage, INC