Policies

Policies:

2021 policies regarding COVID-19 safety:

We appreciate the trust our community is placing in us to offer artistic opportunities for our children. We believe that now more than ever our children need to engage safely in community and skill-building performance education. We are honored to offer healthy, creative opportunities for them to express themselves. 

We will strictly adhere to the following protocols without exception. Failure to comply will result in immediate removal from PACK programming: 

–PACK classes have a cap size. Once a section has reached max capacity, no more students will be added to this section.  

–All students and staff will mask the entire class time regardless of vaccination status. We will revisit this protocol as community transmission data/ science updates change. 

–Students will enter and exit through garage entrance on Moyamensing Ave. Garage doors will remain open during class. We are in close communication with health experts/risk mitigation coordinators to ensure proper ventilation of our space.  PACK space is an open-air garage.

–High touch surfaces will be disinfected between classes using FDA-approved cleaning products that kill COVID-19.

–Hand sanitizer stations will be prominently displayed and utilized by faculty and students. 

–All PACK faculty and designers are fully vaccinated.

–Students must bring their own water bottle. Water breaks will happen outside and socially-distanced. 

–Visitors, volunteers, and parents are not allowed in the space during or in between classes. 

–We will be in close communication with all registered PACK families regarding anything COVID related, and we ask for full transparency from our wonderful families regarding exposure, potential exposure, and contact tracing. If family has been contacted about potential exposure, or if family has been knowingly exposed to COVID-19, student may participate in class from home virtually for two weeks via PACK’s ZOOM option.

We believe that full transparency is the key to educating our community’s children in a safe and healthy way!

 

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-PACK classes have a cap size. Once a class is full, no more students will be registered for that class.

-Your child’s spot is secured upon receipt and confirmation of registration information and $375 registration deposit.

-Tuition is due in full before the first class of the session. If you prefer to pay monthly, please contact Ms. Jess to set up payment plan. If student withdraws from program after the second class of the session, tuition will not be refunded/full tuition is still owed. Students may not attend class if tuition is not paid or payment plan has not been confirmed by week 1.

-If you choose a payment plan, there will be a $20 late fee for tuition received after the first class of every month.

-$50 fee for returned checks

-Absences are disruptive to the progression of productions, and disrespectful to the other students. Excessive absences will not be tolerated.

-Prompt pick-up and drop-off MUST be observed. After 5-minute grace period, PACK will charge $10 per five minutes late.

-Casting is the responsibility of the directors, and is taken very seriously. Please do not contact PACK teaching artists regarding casting decisions. We appreciate your cooperation and support!

-All dance students will be assessed during week one of the session for correct level placement. If a student is not in the correct level, he or she will be moved into the class best suited for skill level. Safety is our first priority, and a student is at risk of injury if not placed in correct level. 

-PACK rehearsals/classes are closed. Thank you so much for your cooperation.

-PACK will try to accommodate make-up rehearsals due to weather, but because of the set schedule, this is not always possible. If PACK has to close the studio because of pandemic-related reasons, classes will move to a virtual platform. Tuition will not be refunded for any COVID-19-related closure.

-All Production level classes will perform in one production per semester. PACK Fall 2021 season includes THE HOBBIT (k-8th) and an original dance-theatre project called RIVENDELL (Performance Company)

-All rehearsals are mandatory.


Dress Code:

– Musical theatre students must wear clothing they can dance in. Ballet or jazz shoes preferred but not required. Hair off face and pulled up.

– Ballet shoes, tights and leotard for Modern Ballet class. Wrap skirts or fitted dance shorts may be worn. Warm-ups allowed at the barre. Hair off face and pulled up.

– Pop/Funk/Jazz students may wear sneakers or jazz boots that are designated for dance only. No street shoes!

– For recommendations on purchasing tap shoes, please email philly.pack.studio@gmail.com

-Creative Movement students do not have to wear tights and leotard, but may if preferred. Clothing should allow for freedom of movement. Ballet slippers are required for these sections.