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Performing Arts Academy

Welcome to our Performing Arts Academy page.

Next Term: Winter 2021

Classes begin in February
Status: Enrolling now!

We've changed our format to arrange classes by grade vs. age. Most classes run 8 weeks with a final presentation on stage on the final day of class.

We expect all social distancing policies will stay in place through out the Winter semester. Before registering, please be sure to read the policies below (also listed on each class page). Thank you!


Spring 2021

Classes begin in April
Status: Enrolling soon!

We will offer a Spring term that begins the week following Easter (April 5) and conclude before Memorial Day Weekend. Most classes run 8 weeks with a final presentation on stage on the final day of class.

We expect that all social distancing policies will stay in place through out the Spring semester (though we will adjust accordingly if CDC and state guidance changes). Before registering, please be sure to read the policies below (also listed on each class page). Thank you!

SPRING CLASS SCHEDULE (Coming Soon)

General Policies: Payment is due in full at time of reservation. For classes this fall, we offer a Multiple enrollment discount (10%) by household (i.e. 2 students taking 1 class, or 1 student taking 2 classes). Classes are subject to minimum enrollment. Classes that don't hit the minimum enrollment 24 hours before begins opens will be cancelled and a refund issued immediately. Please read our Parent Pack for more information.

As always, financial assistance is available. Please email [email protected] to inquire.

Specific Pandemic-Related Policies:

  • We must receive a signed Parent Pack from a parent/guardian of each enrolled student. A link to retrieve the Policies and Procedures document and signature page will be in the order confirmation email.
  • All students, teachers and staff are required to wear a mask (including during final performance). Masks are also required during arrival and dismissal when social distancing may not be possible.
  • Each class limited to 12 students. Only 1 class will be on site at a time.
  • Utilize the theatre lobby for arrival and dismissal.
  • Classes will meet on the stage or in our 25' x 25' acting studio. Each student will be assigned a dedicated 'home' area for water bottle/jacket etc. Students will maintain social distance during class.
  • All students must bring their own water bottle(s), marked with their name.
  • Hand sanitizer is made available on site.
  • Algonquin will consistently clean the facility as recommended by state guidelines for operation.
  • All programs are subject to switch to an online model temporarily or permanently if mandated by state policies, there is exposure of a student/teaching artist to COVID-19, or the local school districts shift to all virtual learning due to local spread.
  • Because of the evolving nature of the pandemic, all policies are subject to change. We do not expect the mask wearing requirement to change during the Winter or Spring semester.
  • Students may invite up to 8 guests to the final class presentation. All attendees must wear masks and seating will be assigned.
  • Before attending any class, students/parents must be able to answer NO to the following questions:
    - Any temperature (above 100) or symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 48 hours?
    - Have you been in contact with anyone positive for COVID-19?
    - Do any members of your household have COVID-19 or are any awaiting COVID test results?
    - Have you traveled to any NJ quarantined state in the past 14 days?