Algonquin Arts

Performing Arts Academy

Our Philosophy
Theatre is fun! It also builds social and interpersonal skills that can be used for a lifetime. The classes, all based on a foundation of acting and improvisation, are designed to help students build the skills needed to succeed on the stage and beyond.

Calendar
We generally offer programming all year long:

  1. Summer Camps: 1 or 2 week classes offered in morning, afternoon or full day sessions.
  2. Fall Semester: After school programs, typically between 4 pm and 7 pm
  3. Spring Semester: After school programs, typically between 4 pm and 7 pm
  4. Workshops & Intensives: Classes & workshops outside of the semester calendar.

Financial Aid
Our goal is for our classes to be accessible to any interested student. Please contact us about need-based aid including discounts and payment plans.

Policies
Our class policies are listed below and on the bottom of each class listing. Please note than for 2021, we expect all pandemic-related policies to stay in place. Thank you for working with us during this unique situation.


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 72 hours before begins opens will be cancelled and a refund issued immediately. Please read our Parent Pack (Summer 2021) 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 (Summer 2021) from a parent/guardian of each enrolled student. Use this link to download, or we will email you 10-14 days before the first class with this file as an attachment.
  • 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.
  • Summer 2021: Each class limited to 15 students and will not share space with other classes.
  • 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 or if there is exposure of a student/teaching artist to COVID-19.
  • 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.
  • Spring 2021: Students may invite up to 8 guests to the final class presentation. All attendees must wear masks and seating will be assigned.
  • Summer 2021: Attendance for the final showcase will be determined at a later date (we expect each student can bring at least 4 guests).
  • 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 10 days?