The answers to many FAQs about our classes 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.
Important: Please have your online Health and Vaccination Attestation Form submitted prior to the first day of class.
Parking and drop-off and pick-up information can be found at the bottom of the page.
FOR CLASSES, INSTITUTE, AND PATHWAY: All Students 12 and older are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or weekly negative COVID-19 tests for all programs.
FOR PRODUCTIONS: All participants are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
KIDSTAGE Staff has already been fully vaccinated since the summer. All Village Theatre and KIDSTAGE Staff, including instructors, are required to be fully vaccinated.
In order for your student to be on site, we require the following:
- A COVID-19 Health and Vaccination Attestation Form. This form is valid for all Winter programs, and only needs to be completed ONCE per student per session, prior to the first class day.
- Student must wear a mask at all times and maintain social distancing.
- Hold Harmless Form:
- If you registered online, you already completed the Hold Harmless as part of the online registration process.
- If you did not register online, and have not done so already, please submit this form before arriving on site.
Upon arriving at your class location, we ask that an adult accompany their student to the check-in area. Please have all members of your party wear masks for check in each day and maintain social distancing while waiting. We ask families to confirm each day at check-in that the student does not have any symptoms of COVID-19, and staff will take the student’s temperature. Students will be given a “student supply bag” with a nametag and materials for the day, then will be directed by their instructor to the classroom space. Parents/guardians and siblings may NOT enter the building or classroom spaces.
We ask that a parent/guardian wait outdoors at the place of check-in, socially distanced, and that all people in their party wear masks, until their student is released. Students will return their “supply bag” (including nametag and materials) to KIDSTAGE Staff at the end of each class day.
Please e–mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for absences or late arrivals. (During the class day, we are often not able to tend to the phones, therefore e–mail is the best way to let us know.) It is important that students try to attend class each day. There will be no makeup sessions for absences.
As agreed in the Health Attestation, please do not send your student to class if they are sick, running a fever, or have any other COVID-19 symptoms.
Yes, masks are required to be worn by ALL while on site, including students, staff, and any families dropping-off/picking-up students. It is important that students wear masks properly (fully covering nose and mouth and fitting snugly against sides of face), as many class activities, like singing, are dependent on this policy.
Social distancing will be required for ALL while on site. Class capacities are based on 6-foot social distancing in each class space, and we will encourage 6-foot distancing whenever possible. Movement or dance that does not involve a projected voice may use 3-foot social distancing.
All class enrollment capacities have been based on social distancing in each space. Classes are limited to 12 students or fewer in Everett and 20 students or fewer in Issaquah, depending on the space. There will be 1-2 instructors and 1-2 KIDSTAGE staff members per location. Please note that our classroom spaces may be used by multiple groups of students in the same day, but will be adequately sanitized and have full air exchange before the next group comes in.
Other Village Theatre and KIDSTAGE personnel may be present in the buildings where classes take place, however, they will not be in the class spaces.
In accordance with recommendations for United States choral directors by the CDC and state guidelines, we have made sure that all Musical Theatre classroom spaces have good access to air circulation via open windows/doors, frequent air exchange of the HVAC system, or HEPA filter air purifiers. Any vocal performance in a projected voice (singing/rapping/speaking/etc.) is permitted with 6-foot social distancing for all, with all performers facing the same direction, and wearing masks.
There may be opportunities for students going into 3rd grade and older to practice self-recording. Those recordings may happen one-on-one with the music instructor in a separate space (with additional KIDSTAGE Staff supervision). The recordings then will be edited together so that students may rehearse and perform to their own voices, but not actually sing together during the rehearsal and performance.
No, not officially. There will be water/bathroom breaks throughout the class, and students are welcome to have a quick snack at that time, if they need. (Also, if a student is taking multiple classes, they are welcome to bring their own snack/lunch to eat during their individual break.)
During the time that masks cannot be worn when students are eating or drinking, 6-foot social distancing will be strongly enforced. Breaks will happen outside whenever possible (weather permitting), or in a space with fresh air. Students must bring their own snack and a filled water bottle labeled with student name. KIDSTAGE is a NUT-FREE ZONE. Please, DO NOT bring tree nuts or peanuts. Thank you!
Students taking multiple classes are welcome to stay onsite in the building during their break. We’ll ask that they remain in their assigned “break space” (as determined by KIDSTAGE staff) until their next class starts. KIDSTAGE Staff will be monitoring the break spaces, but may not be in the break space at all times.
Students may use the restroom one-at-a-time during class, unless otherwise posted. (We strongly encourage students use the restroom before class starts!) Buildings, including restrooms, will NOT be open to families/visitors. There may be more than one class using the same bathroom facilities, even though their class is in a separate space. KIDSTAGE expects all students to be independent, self-sufficient bathroom users.
Let us know before classes start! E-mail email@example.com. We can properly prepare our instructors and space OR provide an option to Zoom-in to class, if we are given adequate notice.
We will do our absolute best to accommodate all access needs. We want to be sure your student feels comfortable, welcome, and safe in our space!
Students should wear a well-fitted mask, comfortable clothing for movement, and closed-toe tennis shoes.* Skirts/dresses should have shorts underneath. Please dress in layers as we will keep windows/doors open for fresh airflow as much as possible.
*For Dance classes, there is NO requirement for specific dance shoes. For Tap class, tap shoes are highly recommended. Instructors will share dance shoe information on the first day of class.
More information about your specific class, including an agenda overview and instructor bios will be available closer to the start of winter classes.
On the last day, KIDSTAGE will record a video of the class’s final demonstration and will provide the recording electronically to families. Unfortunately, at this time, we will NOT be having a live, final performance with family audience members in our facilities.
Check-in will be either at the Cope Gillette Theatre or the Everett Performing Arts Center, which are in the same complex, joined by the Wetmore Theater Plaza. There are load/unload zones around the buildings off Wetmore Ave. and California Ave. There is free, 90-minute parking all around our buildings, and on weekends, street parking in downtown Everett is FREE/untimed. Please allow ~15min. for drop-off/parking and check-in. Only students and staff are allowed in the buildings. End-of-class pick-up will happen at the same place as drop-off.
Cope Gillette Theatre (CGT) & Wetmore Theater Plaza
2730 Wetmore Ave.
Everett, WA 98201
Everett Performing Arts Center (EPAC)
2710 Wetmore Ave.
Everett, WA 98201
A closer look:
Frances J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street
Issaquah, WA 98027
Pick up and drop off at the main doors on Front Street. There is a drop off zone. There is street parking as well as the Village Theatre parking lot (see image). Only students and staff are allowed in the building.
First Stage Theatre
120 Front Street
Issaquah, WA 98027
Pick up and drop off at the front of the theater. There is street parking and parking behind the building (see image).