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Registration & Policies

Schedules are subject to change due to the nature of theatrical bookings. 

COVID-19 POLICIES

Please see our most up-to-date COVID-19 policies here.

Tuition Payments

All tuition 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.

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 (or June 1 for summer camps.)

Administrative and Class Change Fees

All class withdrawals are subject to a 10% administrative fee (minimum of $30) 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.

Ticketing Policies

The house opens 15 minutes prior to curtain for seating. Per our ticketing policies, we reserve the right to sell any unclaimed seats after scheduled start time of performance. Late seating is subject to discretion of the house manager. All ticket sales are final. If you are unable to attend the show, please alert the box office. If your tickets are re-sold, you will be refunded.

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 recorded message will be left at our box office line ((410) 849-6335) in addition to posted to Drama Learning Center’s

at least 2 hours prior to any scheduled activity.

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 (4×6 or smaller) and a recordable CD 
  • For performance-based 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 a welcome email from the pffice at least a day prior to the beginning of a class or camp, please contact the office by phone.

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

Parents/Guardians of students who require medication during a class, camp, or workshop must complete additional paperwork so that medication can be properly administered.

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 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. 

Non-discrimination Policy

Drama Learning Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national group, gender, personal appearance or disability.

Thank you for supporting the arts and we can’t wait to see you at Drama Learning Center!

“I can’t say enough how blown away I was by the incredible talent. It’s been a great experience for my daughter. Thank you! She will miss the cast for sure!”

– Margaret O.

“Even though my daughter was one of the youngest she said she always felt included by the older kids who looked out for them. This was a hugely ambitious project and it ended up being amazing! Thank you for taking this on and making such a caring environment for all the kids! This is why I love theatre, and now my daughter does too!”

– Alexia C.

“This was an awesome experience!! The older kids were great with my daughter who was one of the youngest in the cast. I truly appreciate the supportive and enriching environment that DLC created for this show.”

– Beth H.

“Not only was the show impressive, the experience was wonderful. My daughter and friends sobbed after the last performance. They’ve never been as close as a cast and they are already committed to return next summer.”

– Andrea D.

“You can’t tell from this distance but many of the kids, even though they’d never met before, were crying as they took their final bows. In 4 short weeks, you created a family.”

– Andrea D.

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