Registration and Policies
Schedules are subject to change due to the nature of theatrical bookings.
Payments If payment is not made in full at the time of registration, a 50% deposit is required to secure space in a program. Payment plans are at the discretion of the DLC staff. All balances are due 3 weeks prior to the start date of class (June 1 for summer camps).
All payments are non-refundable. In the event of a class withdrawal, a credit towards a future program may be issued ONLY if the student's slot is filled by someone else. Credits can are valid for the subsequent season.
Administrative and Class Change Fees All class withdrawals are subject to a 10% administrative fee which will be taken out of the credit available towards a future program. Any changes or late registrations that occur within a week of the class start date are also subject to a 10% administrative fee.
There is a fee of $30 for any returned checks.
Attendance Due to the nature of theatrical classes and productions, attendance is mandatory for all classes except in the event of illness, emergency, or previously scheduled conflict. Please call the office prior to registration if you foresee a class conflict so that they can note it with the class instructor. If conflicts arise after a class has begun, please communicate with the instructor directly. In cases of excessive absence, instructors have the discretion to reassign roles.
Drop Off Students may not be dropped off for production classes more than 10 minutes prior to start time. Unless enrolled in morning care, students may not be dropped off for camps or workshops more than 15 minutes prior to start time. Parents and guardians must sign in students at drop off for camps and workshops.
Pick Up Directors, Assistant Directors and/or Counselors must see each student leave with an approved parent or guardian after Production Classes. Students should be picked up no more than 10 minutes after the end of Production Classes. Unless enrolled in aftercare, students may not be picked up more than 15 minutes after the end of camps or workshops. Parents and guardians must sign out students at pick up for camps and workshops. If someone other than a parent or guardian will be picking up a student, a note must be given to the Director at the start of class.
Guests During Classes With the exception of approved one-to-one assistants, we ask that parents, siblings and guests do not accompany students to class so we can provide a safe and focused environment for all students. If a student has a special need or request in regards to guests, please contact the office and/or instructor.
Inclement Weather We do not follow the Howard County School District inclement weather policy. In the case of facility closure due to inclement weather or travel conditions, a message will be recorded to the main DLC number at least 2 hours before any scheduled activity. All attempts will be made to reschedule the class or event. Due to the nature of theatrical bookings all schedules are subject to change.
Materials Each student is required to bring the following materials to each class:
• Pencil and highlighter
• 3-ring binder
• Closed-toed shoes (no flip flops or crocs)
• Comfortable clothing
• Bottled water and nut-free snack
• First class: provide a recent photo (4x6 or smaller) and a recordable CD
For production classes, students may be asked to provide basic costume pieces from home such as shoes, pants, etc.
Emails Teachers will use email as a primary form of communication and will send home important notices and updates on class progress weekly through email. If this is not an effective way to get in contact with you, please let the office know. If you do not receive an email from the instructor at least a day prior to the beginning of a class or camp, please contact the office.
Photos and Image Use By participating in programs at Drama Learning Center, your child's image may be used occasionally in marketing and promotional materials. Please notate on your registration form or contact the office if you do not wish for your child's image to be used.
Medical and Behavioral Needs If a student has allergies or medical or behavioral needs, please inform DLC at the time of registration. Parents and/or guardians of students who require medication during a class, camp, or workshop must inform the instructor of proper dosage and administration at the first session.
Release Agreement We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all students however, in registering your student for activities at Drama Learning Center, you agree to assume responsibility for any medical bills incurred as a result of injury or illness during your student’s participation in programs here. You also further agree to indemnify and hold harmless Drama Learning Center, its employees, agents, officers, from and against any and all liability incurred as a result of or in any manner related to your student’s participation in the activities at Drama Learning Center. You and the student registered agree to abide by all rules, policies, instructions and procedures established by Drama Learning Center.
Please note that students are expected to carry their own medical and/or accident insurance. In the result of emergency, Drama Learning Center staff will administer first aid and/or call 911 if necessary. If you have particular instructions regarding how staff should respond to an emergency with your student, please inform the instructor and office in writing.
Drama Learning Center and Red Branch Theatre Company is not liable for the well being or safety of individuals who are on the premises outside of the allotted times for a class, camp, workshop or performance.
Non-discrimination Policy Drama Learning Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national group, gender, personal appearance or disability.