General Theater Classes & Camps FAQs
The answers to many FAQ about our theater classes and camps are below. If you have a question that is not answered on this page, please contact us by calling (425) 740-5035 or emailing email@example.com.
For session-specific FAQs, including up-to-date information about our COVID guidelines and policies, click here.
How do I register for a theater class online?
The easiest way to register for a theater class online is to search for the appropriate class or camp through our search tool, and click the “Register” button.
Who are your teachers?
KIDSTAGE hires highly trained professional artists and arts educators and provides them with additional training in child development and KIDSTAGE techniques. Most teachers have at least two years experience teaching youth in the performing arts before joining the KIDSTAGE staff. Instructors are also required to pass a Washington State Patrol check and complete the Village Theatre Conduct with Minors form and an extensive orientation before working with students.
What do students do in class?
Classes use creative dramatics, music and movement, familiar story themes, games, arts and crafts, and lots of IMAGINATION to explore the fun of theatre. The KIDSTAGE class curriculums are designed to use theatre arts to encourage collaboration, teamwork and communication, respect for self and others, healthy and constructive behavior choices, as well as build self-esteem and confidence.
Can parents observe classes?
KIDSTAGE utilizes an open ear policy in our classrooms. Instructors will keep the doors cracked open during classes to allow adults to unobtrusively observe their students. However, parents are asked to stay outside the classroom, as their presence may be a distraction to other students.
What can I expect in a final class demonstration?
On the final day of class or camp, family and friends are invited to observe a small in-class demonstration that allow them the opportunity to see what students have been working on all session. Demonstrations usually include: theatre games used during the session to teach specific theatre concepts, student explanations of terms and skills learned, and a presentation of some form of a story (improvised, guided or scripted). Please note final class demonstrations are not in-person due to COVID. More information can be found here.
Do you have waitlists for full classes?
Yes! Please complete the online form or call us at (425) 740-5035 to be added to a waitlist.
What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellations up to, and including the first day of class/camps will be refunded less a $50 cancellation fee. For all-day summer camps and production camps, the cancellation fee is $100. No refunds will be given after the second class/camp meeting.
If a class does not fill, or if something unforeseen occurs, we reserve the right to cancel a class. We will notify you as early as possible, and a full refund will be made.
Skills for Theatre… Skills for Life
To provide a personal development program for young people which uses theatre arts:
- To teach creativity and responsibility
- To encourage teamwork and personal integrity
- To foster self-esteem and appreciation for live theatre
Everyone benefits from an inclusive, multi-cultural environment of students, staff and programming. We welcome people of every ethnicity, race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, income and ability.