Attendance is the key to any successful learning experience. Because many of our classes are working in an ensemble setting, please make every effort to attend each class. Some classes have an attendance requirement and if enrolled, you accept those requirements and understand your performer can be released from the class if attendance requirements cannot be kept. If you cannot make it on a particular day, please call The Studio at (310-2129) in advance so the appropriate instructor can be notified. In case of inclement weather, The Studio of The Sooner Theatre will post Studio closings on the web site at www.soonertheatre.com. WE WILL FOLLOW THE NORMAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN REGARD TO UNSCHEDULED STUDIO CLOSINGS. Tuition will still be required for missed classes - we cannot provide refunds or tuition reductions based on missed classes. If possible, missed classes may be made up in a comparable class approved by the instructor. Required technique clases for production participation will meet until and participate in Showcase. Attendance to the entire year is expected, and you will be charged the full amount of the class tuition regardless of attendance for those technique classes.
Although we do not anticipate any changes at this time, our class schedule is subject to change. Please note: if for any reason an instructor is not available for a particular session or becomes unable to complete the session, The Studio of The Sooner Theatre will find an equally qualified replacement and the class will continue as planned (in most cases). Parents will be notified of any permanent instructor changes. Age guidelines are flexible and can be modified by the director only, on a case-by case basis.
Drop off/Pick Up
The safety of your children is our primary concern! For this reason, we require that all elementary school aged children be accompanied into The Studio by a responsible adult. An adult will also be required to come inside The Studio when picking up a child after class to sign the child out and accompany them to the car.
As tempting as it is to peek in on your child's class, we ask that parents, guardians and siblings not enter classrooms or watch through open doors during classes. It is important that students and instructors have the ability to focus on what they are doing and class visitors can be a distraction.
Proper dance shoes are required for all dance classes. Your student will be asked to sit in the lobby and wait for you to bring them proper shoes if they do not have them with them on arrival. NO BARE FEET WILL BE ALLOWED.
Please arrive dressed for class and ready to go at least five minutes before your class begins.
Remember to bring any items required by your instructor: sheet music, scripts, pencils, binders, extra paper, props, etc. Failure to do so slows down the whole class - your friends and your instructor are counting on you to bring your stuff!
Respect and kindness are an important part of the culture at The Sooner Theatre and The Studio of The Sooner Theatre. Please treat instructors, staff, students, parents, volunteers and anyone else affiliated with the theatre and/or the studio in a kind and respectful manner. The same courtesy will be extended to you.
You are responsible for anything you bring to The Studio (including cdell phones, iPods, Gameboys, dance shoes, turkey sandwiches, little brothers, etc...honestly, we've seen it all) so please make sure you leave with everything that you brought. Items that are left behind will be kept for 30 days and then will be given to charity.
To keep our dancers healthy, no one will be allowed to participate in dance classes without proper warm up. If you arrive late to a movement class, you will be required to warm up individually before joining the class. We are so fortunate to have a wonderful Studio space on Main Street - a very busy street during all hours of the day. For your safety, you are required to stay inside The Studio while you are waiting for your ride to pick you up. While waiting inside The Studio either before or after a class, remember that other classes are going on so please talk softly or find a quiet activity to keep you busy until your ride shows up.
In consideration of my and/or my child's participation in classes and performances through The Sooner Theatre, I expressly agree and contract, on behalf of myself and/or my child, my and/or my child's heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, that The Sooner Theatre and its insurers, employees, officers, directors, and associates, shall not be liable for any damages arising from personal injuries (including death) sustained by me and/or my child, on, or about the premises, or as a result, in whole or in part, from the negligence of the Theatre. By the execution of this agreement, I accept and assume full responsibility for any and all injuries, damages (both economic and non-economic), and losses of any type, which may occur to me and/or my child, and I hereby fully and forever release and discharge the theatre, its insurers, employees, officers, directors, and associates, from any and all claims, demands, damages, rights of action, or causes of action, present or future, whether the same be known or unknown, anticipated or unanticipated, resulting from my and/or my child's participation at The Sooner Theatre.
I expressly agree to indemnify and hold The Sooner Theatre harmless against any and all claims, demands, damages, rights of action, or causes of action, of any person or entity, that may arise from injuries or damages sustained by me and/or my child.
I understand and agree that The Sooner Theatre is not responsible for property that is lost, stolen, or damaged while in, on, or about the premises. In addition, I understand that The Sooner Theatre may release me and/or my child from classes and/or performances at any time for any reason.
As part of my/my child's participation with The Sooner Theatre, Norman, OK, and The Studio of The Sooner Theatre, Norman, OK, I understand the following:
a) I/My child may be photographed, in either posed or candid photographs, for use in publicity materials for The Sooner Theatre or The Studio of The Sooner Theatre
b) These photographs are the sole property of The Sooner Theatre
c) Because The Sooner Theatre and The Studio of The Sooner Theatre have affiliations with numerous organizations (i.e. Norman Arts Council, Oklahoma Arts Council, Norman Convention and Visitors' Bureau, Frontier Country Marketing Association, etc.) it is possible that my child's photo will appear in publicity and promotional materials for organizations other than The Sooner Theatre or The Studio of The Sooner Theatre
d) I hereby relinquish any right that I may have to examine or approve the completed product or products or the printed material or advertising copy that may be used in conjunction with the photo or the use to which the photo may be applied.