Registration and Policies
Schedules are subject to change due to the nature of theatrical
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 are valid
for the subsequent season.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
• Closed-toed shoes (no flip flops or crocs)
• 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.
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.
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 are 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.
Policy Drama Learning Center does not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, ethnic or national group, gender, personal
appearance or disability.