Frequently asked questions
How do I register for classes?
You can register for our Fall classes here https://campscui.active.com/orgs/TroubadourTheatre If you have questions or issues with the online registration, please contact Kristen Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-790-6876
I see that the session of classes has already begun, can my child still join?
Yes! Students are welcome to join Improv classes at any time during the session and all other classes all the way up until week 4 of the session. We frequently have students adding late, so please don't be shy about joining! We're happy to have more students join us!
How many students are in your classes/camps?
Our classes during the school year are kept small so each student gets plenty of attention and coaching, stage time, and opportunities for large roles in the performance. Classes on average have 6-8 students in each. During the summer, we do larger shows and each camp session typically has 20-30 students in each.
When should I sign up for summer camp?
We typically open registration for summer camp in Febuary. We offer a $50 off early bird registration discount through March. Camps can fill up, so don't wait too long to register. It's hard to say which sessions will reach capacity each year, it seems to change each summer. Summer 2017, Broadway Bound was completely full already by early May, Summer 2018 that session never quite filled up but First Spotlight and Antic Arts each reached capacity about 2 weeks before the start of each camp session, and Summer 2019 Broadway Bound was again completely full mid May, and Antic Arts reach capacity about 2 weeks before the camp started. So, it really varies each time...sometimes you can still register right up until camp starts, and other times it's full over a month in advance! We generally recommend assuming the session will fill up and you should register as soon as you can just to be safe.
Do you offer scholarships?
Yes! We offer primarily need based scholarships to any student who cannot afford camp/class. Our goal is to provide arts education to all students, regardless of financial situation. Please just email email@example.com to request a scholarship application.
Which class is best for a beginner?
Improv I or Acting I are both great choices for first time actors. Both classes focus on teaching acting basics, teamwork, and helping the students to become comfortable performing on stage. If your child enjoys make believe games, then Improv would be a great fit, if they would be more comfortable reading from a script, then Acting would be the best fit.
Do I need to pay the full fee at the time of registration?
No, only the $25 non-refundable deposit ($50 deposit for camps) is due at the time of registration for classes to save a spot for your student. The rest is due on the first day of the session. You can select the Deposit price option listed under the price options for each class/camp.
Do I need to purchase a Club Membership?
The Club Membership is completely optional and is not required to register for classes. If you do purchase a Club Membership, the student gets 20% off all camps/classes/workshops for 1 year from date of purchase. If you're planning to do several classes throughout the year as well as a summer camp or two, it will save you some money.
What will the performance be?
All classes/camps end with a free performance for family and friends. The Improv classes end with a showcase of improv games with audience participation, the acting classes will end with a play, and the music classes end with a concert. The plays for the acting classes will be chosen just before the first class of the session becaue they depend on the number of students registered for the class.
Where will the performance be?
The performance for our smaller classes will be in our studio space, 3308 E Grant Rd. The space has seating for about 40. The performances for our summer camps and larger shows will be at the theatre at Green Fields school, a 250 seat proscenium stage auditorium.
Is the price listed the cost per week or the cost for the full session?
All class prices listed are for the full 8 week session. We strive to provide extremely affordable performing arts education, so we offer reasonable prices, and $25 off for early registration, $25 off for siblings, and $50 off if you register for more than one class in a session.
What is your refund policy?
Each fee has a non-refundable deposit included--which is $25 for classes/workshops, and $50 for summer camps. After that, the rest paid is fully refundable if requested at least 7 days prior to the start of the camp/class only. After that date, refunds are given in the full amount paid in the form of a credit only, good towards any future camp, class, workshop, no expiration.