Student Registration 2020-2021
Please review these terms and conditions, prior to
completing the registration form at the bottom of this page.
NOTE: THIS YEAR WILL BE DIFFERENT THAN PAST YEARS DUE TO COVID-19
Read the details below regarding remote learning, schedule changes and performance changes
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.
There will be material presented this year that will require the students to review and learn from online resources. Links to this material will be announced in the weekly Producer's Notes sent by email to all cast and staff.
In the event of a new pandemic lockdown that eliminates our opportunity to rehearse in person, remote classes will continue through ZOOM, as well as through assigned work.
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.
Mountain Dream observes the two weeks of Christmas Break and two weeks of March Break.
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. If it is not possible to have a live audience due to COVID-19, then the show will be performed and recorded, and broadcast over the Internet.
Company Class students will perform a showcase/cabaret 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. If it is not possible to have a live audience due to COVID-19, then the show will be performed and recorded, and broadcast over the Internet.
Company Class students will also perform in a major production in June. This will be five performances over four days (two performances on Saturday). Tickets will go on sale in April, and will be reserved seating. No complementary tickets are available for this show. If it is not possible to have a live audience due to COVID-19, then the show will be performed and recorded.
Theatrical Class tuition is $400 per 16 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 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.
THE THEATRICAL CLASS
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?
* Thursdays 4PM to 6PM from Sep 10 to Dec 16, 2020 is the first term.
* Thursdays 4PM to 6PM from Jan 28, 2021 to May 20 is the second term, excluding two weeks off for March Break (March 15-26, 2021)
THE COMPANY CLASS
The Company Class operates over the full year (36 weeks in total) and will produce one major production in June - five performances in four days (June 17 - June 20, 2021). There will also be showcase cabaret performances in January. If possible, we will have an audience in attendance, but otherwise the shows will be performed live and then streamed online.
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 15, 2020 through to June 15, 2021 from 4PM to 8PM, excluding two week breaks at Christmas (December 21-31, 2020) and for March Break (March 15-26, 2021)
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.