Student Registration 2021-2022

Please review these terms and conditions, prior to

completing the registration form at the bottom of this page.

NOTE: Our expectation is that we will be able to offer a "normal" programme rather than one impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

We will, however, follow any public health guidelines that may be published.

 

MUSICAL THEATRE CLASSES FOR ALL ...

Mountain Dream operates two different classes throughout the year, both of which work toward the presentation of a performance 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.

We find that our mixed-age model works well for all students.  The THEATRICAL CLASS operates on THURSDAYS in a 16 week term and the COMPANY CLASS operates on TUESDAYS for 36 weeks.  Which one is for you?  You can read about them below.

ADMISSION

Theatrical Class: A minimum age of 7 at the start of classes is required.  No previous experience is required.

Company Class: A minimum age of 11 at the start of classes is required.  We look for students with previous Mountain Dream training (six productions) for admission to the Company Class.  Students with less experience, or those with outside training, may ask to audition for the class.  

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Dance wear or loose clothing (track pants, T-shirt, etc.). No blue jeans or other restrictive clothing.  We also discourage sweatshirts as things can get pretty warm during activity.

    • A common requirement for our productions is black dance pants.

    • The black dance pants should be plain and 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.

  • Pencil

  • Binder and notepaper

  • Water Bottle

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.

ATTENDANCE

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.

Mountain Dream observes the two weeks of Christmas Break and two weeks of March Break.


PERFORMANCES

Theatrical Class students will perform a showcase/cabaret at the end of their classes.  Tickets will go on sale approximately four weeks before the show date, and will be festival seating.  Parents will be given two complimentary tickets to the showcase. 

Company Class students will perform in a cabaret production in January.  Tickets will go on sale in mid December, and will be festival seating.  Parents will be given two complementary tickets to the showcase. 

Company Class students will also perform in a major production in June.  This will be a number of performances over four days.  Tickets will go on sale in April, and will be reserved seating.  No complementary tickets are available for this show.  

PROGRAM FEES
Theatrical Class tuition is $400 per 14 week term (+ GST = $420)

Company Class tuition is $1000 for the full 36 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 tuition for class time for most dance studios. 

However, our tuition Fees include the following, and no extra payment is required for:

  • Administration fees (a $75.00 value)

  • Major costuming fees (a value worth $75-150/costume)

    • (you may be asked to provide items of clothing for costuming that could be in your actor's wardrobe)

  • Recital/theatre fees ($15 to $75 value)

  • Script fees (unless Mountain Dream is charged a script fee from the license holder)

  • Headshot photography fees (worth up to $100 a picture)

 

Ticket costs for productions are not included in the fees. 

THE THEATRICAL CLASS

The Theatrical Class operates in two independent 15 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 Thursdays

When is it?

* Thursdays 4PM to 6PM from Sep 9 to Dec 16, 2021 is the first term.

* Thursdays 4PM to 6PM from Jan 27, 2021 to May 26 is the second term, excluding two weeks off for March Break (March 14-25, 2022)

THE COMPANY CLASS

The Company Class operates over the full year (36 weeks in total) and will produce one major performance in june and there will also be a showcase cabaret performances in January.  

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 14, 2021 through to June 14, 2022 from 4PM to 8PM, excluding two week breaks at Christmas (December 20-31, 2021) and for March Break (March 14-25, 2022)

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 performers who have been auditioned and selected for specific roles.   Students of this class are also required to attend ALL technical rehearsals they are called for in show week.

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