General Information, Performance Times, & Costume Information (please scroll down)

Daily Schedule: In addition to rehearsing for the production, each class the students will participate in drama exercises that will teach and reinforce basic drama techniques such as voice projection, pantomime, improv., staging and blocking.

Communication: We send out periodic emails. Please do what is necessary to ensure that our emails will get to you. The easiest way is to add us as a contact on your account. This is VERY important as we communicate primarily via email. If you don’t receive an email by the 2nd week of class, please contact us to verify we have the correct email address. Please check the website regularly for updates, performance times, etc.

Costumes: Encore Kids will provide simple costumes and props. We may ask each student to wear a particular color of shirt or pants or ask them to bring accessories from home that they may have. It is NOT required to go out and purchase a costume, unless you choose. More information on costumes will come later in the session.

Encore Rules & Discipline Policy: 1. Respect Others! 2. Take a healthy risk! We anticipate having a wonderful time and do not expect any misbehavior. However, if students do not respect others or the class they will be given a verbal warning. If the problem continues students will be given a Time Out. If the problem persists, the child may be asked to withdraw.

Snack: Students may bring a simple snack to eat before class begins, while everyone is gathering. Please choose snacks that will not produce a lot of crumbs as we will be meeting in a teacher’s classroom. Gummy fruit snacks, raisins, fruit, etc. are excellent choices.

Pick-up: Please make sure you pick your kids up on time. Our instructors have other obligations after class. A $1 per minute fine will be in place after a 5 minute grace period. The fine must be paid in order for the student to return to class the following week. This payment goes directly to the instructor to compensate them for their time. (We don’t want your money. Our instructors just want to leave on time.)Thanks for your cooperation!

Parent Responsibilities: The success of our program depends primarily on the level of parent involvement. This after school program is very different from others. It requires active participation by both students and parents. We do not have time to TEACH lines and songs during the class. We only have time to practice them as a group. Therefore, students MUST learn their lines and songs at home! Assigned lines are NOT guaranteed. If we find that a student has not been able to adequately learn his/her lines we may have to make some adjustments. We want to be fair to those students who put forth the work. We thank you in advance for helping them accomplish this.

Refund Policy: Since our classes generally fill up quickly and we depend on each and every performer, we are not able to offer refunds. Depending upon the circumstances, (family emergencies, etc.) we may consider transferring payment to a future class. We do not offer refunds for ‘not liking’ the role assigned.

COSTUME INFOMATION –

Encore Kids will provide simple costumes and props. We may ask each student to wear a particular color of shirt or pants or ask them to bring accessories from home that they may have. It is NOT required to go out and purchase a costume, unless you choose.  We do provide costumes for our students. At Encore Kids we want to put the focus on the student’s acting skills rather than on elaborate costumes. This also keeps the cost of our program down and keeps parents from having to spend extra money on purchasing a costume.  We do allow students the option to wear/create their own costume if they choose to.  We will provided all accessories, hats, vests, etc.  Please email us at encorekidstx@yahoo.com with any questions!

Note: If your child is opting to wear any type of make-up, please apply at home. We have very little time before each performance! ****If your child is playing more than one part please have them dress for their main part. If both parts are equal have them choose which role they want to dress for!*****

NOTE:  Each student is free to create their own costume.

QUESTIONS – EMAIL US AT encorekidstx@yahoo.com

Everyone – NO FLIP FLOPS, ATHLETIC SHOES, OR HIGH HEELS  Dance shoes (other than tap)  are also acceptable. Please make sure hair is pulled back away from performers faces so that the audience can see our great facial expressions!

 

Please email us at encorekidstx@yahoo.com with any questions!