Studio Policies

CORONAVIRUS POLICY 

Theatre SKAM requires all our staff to be fully vaccinated and recommend that all children aged 5 to 12 have at least one dose of the vaccine and that everyone 12+ have at least two doses of the vaccine. Also, as per the BC CDC guidelines, we recommend everyone wear a three-layer non-medical mask.

See our Communicable Disease Policy here.

Play Safe

(Updated October 14, 2022)

SKAM School of Performing Arts continues! We rebuilt our organizational capacity to normal levels as per provincial guidelines and we continue to provide safe options for in-person classes and camps. We recognize that in our classes and camps, we work with a vulnerable population; your children and their safety remains our number one priority.

Theatre SKAM has a mandatory vaccination policy, requiring all our staff, employees, artists, and contractors to be vaccinated. We expect most participants will be pleased to know their instructor is vaccinated against COVID-19.

This mandatory vaccination policy currently does not extend to children and youth participants in our school activities. We recommend that all participants aged 5 to 12 have at least one dose of the vaccine and that everyone 12+ have at least two doses of the vaccine. Vaccines are safe and effective.

Following the BC CDC guidelines, we do not require face coverings, but leave it up to the personal comfort level of our teachers and students. If your child intends to come to class with a head cold or case of the sniffles, please consider giving them a facemask to wear to avoid sharing the cold with the teacher and other students. If your child has a fever or a more severe illness, please keep them at home until they are well enough to rejoin the class.

If you have any concerns about this policy, please reach out to me. I can be reached at 250-386-7526 or at [email protected]

Thank you,
Dr. Nancy Curry

School Administrator

REGISTRATION & PAYMENTS

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Payment for classes/camps is due upon registration. Registration is not finalized until payment has been received. 

  • To pay by credit card: register through our website. 
  • To pay via email money transfer: please send the funds to [email protected] (we do not require a security question & answer) and send a note to [email protected] to let us know the student’s name(s), the course title, and the age group of the course.
  • To pay by cheque: Please make all cheques payable to Theatre SKAM
    and mail full payment to: PO Box 8563, Victoria BC, V8W 3S2.
  • For all other payment methods please email  [email protected] to set up a registration phone call.

All applicable taxes are included in our prices.

All NSF cheques returned by the bank will be subject to a $20 fee. 

MINIMUM ENROLLMENT

We reserve the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment. In the event of a cancellation, tuition will be refunded in full.

 

REGISTRATION TIMELINE

Please plan to register before the course start date. Late registrations will be accepted only up to the day before the second class meeting. 

AGE

Students must be registered in the classes that correspond with their age. A student may be transferred into another age group if requested by the student, parent(s) or teacher. Transfers are made at the discretion of the instructor and administrator in consultation with the parent(s).

REFUNDS, CANCELLATIONS & TRANSFERS

Registration cancellations made before the start date of the class will be refunded in full.

Past the start date, there are NO refunds for group classes since their viability is based on minimum enrolments, except where withdrawal is warranted in cases of illness/injury accompanied by a doctor’s note. These courses are based on a sequential curriculum that does not allow for continuous intake; therefore, the space cannot be refilled if a student withdraws mid-session. 

All withdrawal requests must be submitted by email to the Administrator: [email protected] Withdrawal requests must be made in a timely fashion and within the session to which they apply. Requests for retroactive refunds received more than one month after the cessation of attendance at a course will not be considered. Tuition refunds in the case of illness/injury will be pro-rated according to the student’s attendance prior to the withdrawal.

FOR CAMPS

Prior to 7 days before the start date of the camp, a full refund will be issued for registration cancellations, subject to a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than 7 days before the start date will receive a 50% refund. After the start date of the camps in which the student is registered, no refunds will be given for withdrawals unless a medical note is provided.

 

BEFORE AND AFTER CLASS

SKAM School of the Performing Arts and our instructors are not responsible for students before and after class time. A $10 fee is charged for all late pick–ups, defined as more than 15 minutes after the class meeting has concluded. Please note early drop–offs are not permitted as we cannot provide supervision.

ABSENTEES & LATENESS

Please call or email your teacher in advance if your child will be absent from a class. Absenteeism can be very disruptive, so please ensure your child does not miss more than two classes. We respectfully request that you do not send your child to class if he or she will be more than 15 minutes late.

GUESTS IN CLASS

For the comfort of our students and instructors, parents are not permitted to observe classes.

FINAL  PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

The final class meeting of the session may include a performance for family and friends. You will receive more detailed information from the instructor if this is the case.

 

INTERPERSONAL CONFLICTS

SKAM School of Performing Arts encourages students to collaborate, cooperate and respect each other and has ZERO tolerance for bullying of any kind. Aggressive, disruptive behaviour or talk that interferes with another student’s participation can result in the automatic cancellation of a registration. 

We recognize that our students are still learning about collaboration, however, so if conflicts or tensions arise, we will do our best to negotiate an agreement between the student, teacher, and parent(s) so that the class experience can be successful for all involved. Please be in touch with us at [email protected] with any concerns, questions, or issues, so that we have the opportunity to address and resolve any conflicts.