Student Registration 2019-2020
Please review these terms and conditions, prior to
completing the registration form at the bottom of this page.
MUSICAL THEATRE CLASSES FOR ALL ...
Mountain Dream operates two different classes throughout the year, both of which work toward the presentation of a production on a professional stage. The classes are not separated by age, but by experience and ability. The size of each class is limited, so that we can be sure to provide our excellent professional instruction.
The Theatrical Class operates in two independent 16 week terms, culminating in a performance on the last night.
Who's it for?
* For students who are new to musical theatre; or
* For students who have limited experience (less than four productions); or
* For students who can only spend two hours at musical theatre
* For students who are available only on Wednesdays
When is it?
* Wednesdays 4PM to 6PM from Sep 4 to Dec 18, 2019 is the first term.
* Wednesdays 4PM to 6PM from Jan 29, 2020 to May 27, 2020 is the second term, excluding two weeks off for March Break
The Company Class operates over the full year (37 weeks in total) and produces two major productions that are presented over at least three days - one in January and one in June.
Who's it for?
* Experienced students; or
* Students who would otherwise be in the Theatrical Class but have successfully auditioned.
When is it?
* Tuesdays from Sep 11, 2019 through to June 16, 2020 from 4PM to 8PM, excluding two week breaks at Christmas and for March Break
The Company Class is an intensive class with high expectations. The shows being produced by the Company Class are more demanding and complicated than those produced by the Theatrical Class.
Company Class productions also frequently include external adult actors who have been auditioned and selected for specific roles. Students of this class are also required to attend ALL technical rehearsals in the week preceding a production (Tue - Wed - Thu)
Theatrical Class students will have a technical/dress rehearsal on the Monday preceding their show day (4-6 PM)
Mountain Dream observes the two weeks of Christmas Break ( Dec 23, 2019 - Jan 3, 2020) and two weeks of March Break (Mar 16 - Mar 27, 2020)
Absolutely none is required for admission to the Theatrical Class.
Typically, two years of Mountain Dream training (four productions) is desired for admission to the Company Class. Students with less experience, or those with outside training, may ask to audition for the class.
Dance wear or loose clothing (track suit). No blue jeans or other restrictive clothing.
A common requirement for our productions is black dance pants.
The black dance pants should be plain an unadorned with logos, glitter or other patterns.
Black dance shoes or jazz shoes. No tap shoes.
Mountain Dream can help you find appropriate shoes or dancewear, at a reasonable price, ordered online from our distributor.
We can also direct you to dance supply stores in the area, if needed.
Binder and notepaper
OTHER PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES
Students in both classes may be presented additional optional opportunities to perform through the year. If they choose to, then additional rehearsals may be required and students would be expected to attend the additional rehearsal times. All additional performance opportunities are optional, but once committed, our expectation is to carry through.
WITHDRAWAL OF STUDENTS
Students may withdraw by the end of first month without further penalty, but payment for the first month is non-refundable. For withdrawal after the end of the first month, all fees are non-refundable. Note that the Company-class is a full-year programme, and fees are payable for the entire year's classes.
Students who miss classes put themselves and their fellow performers at a disadvantage. Students who miss a class are expected to contact other students and engage in further home study to ensure that they are able to keep up. Refunds/discounts are not given for missed classes.
At the director's discretion, students who miss more than three classes may not be able to participate on stage, but may be assigned backstage duties.
Theatrical Class tuition is $400 per 16 week term (+ GST = $420)
Company Class tuition is $1000 for the full 37 week programme (+ GST = $1050)
There is no partial year option for the Company Class.
15% discount for two or three children in a family
25% discount for four or more children in a family
There is a non-refundable 5% registration fee that is applied to your tuition, upon registration.
There is limited financial assistance available for families who may require it.
Fees will not be pro-rated for those who are registered after classes have started.
These fees, unchanged in more than a decade, are quite in line with comparable class time for most dance studios.
Tuition Fees include the following, and no extra payment is required for:
Major costuming fees
(you may be asked to provide items of clothing for costuming that could be in your actor's wardrobe)
Script fees (unless Mountain Dream is charged a script fee from the license holder)
Headshot photography fees
Ticket costs for productions are not included in the fees.