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  Policies and Procedures  

IF YOU DON’T FEEL WELL, STAY HOME. If you are having any symptoms that seem unusual to you, stay home.  Don’t take a chance.  If you are feverish, have body aches, a headache, chills, or any other symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.

 

BE ON TIME. Arrive 5-10 mins early.

NO WAITING AREA AVAILABLE IN THE LOBBY. To ensure everyone’s safety and to assist with risk of exposure, we are limiting people in the facility. Parents and siblings (or anyone picking a student up from class) are asked to remain in their vehicles. No guests are allowed in classes at this time. Student guests only permitted when considering joining a class.

 

MONITORING MASKS. We will continue to monitor the ever-changing Covid-19 pandemic. We reserve the right to ask students to wear masks. We will communicate based on CDC guidelines and Special Care’s requirement.

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING PRECAUTIONS. Please respect the needs and health of the Kismet Arts staff, your instructors, and fellow class members during this time by observing social distance measures. Be willing to adapt to ensure safety.

 

KISMET ARTS WILL PROVIDE HAND SANITIZER AND DISINFECTANT SPRAY. USE IT. If you touch something, use sanitizer immediately following and disinfect anything you have touched. Teamwork is appreciated in helping keep everyone safe. For the health and well-being of Special Care, its students, and staff, we will be cleaning up personal areas following classes. This includes wiping down the arm rests of your seat, handrails, etc. An air purifier will be running at all times.

 

RESTROOM/WATER FOUNTAIN USE. Please recall common knowledge in the restroom and WASH YOUR HANDS after using. Please BRING YOUR OWN WATER BOTTLE to every class.

ATTIRE

  • JAZZ/TAP: Students should wear form fitting clothing. You may choose from leotard and leggings or jazz pants (preferably tight), a white shirt, and dance belt (if needed). Wear jazz/tap shoes. No baggy or loose-fitting clothes are allowed. If you are unsure what to wear, discuss with your instructor.

  • BALLET: You may choose from leotard and tights, hair in a bun, and ballet flats, or black ballet leg wear, form fitting shirt (preferably white), dance belt, and ballet flats.

  • ACTING CLASSES: Everyone should wear comfortable clothing you can move in and close-toed shoes.  All attire with graphics must contain positive messages.

 

SAFETY

  • ARRIVING

    • Students will enter in the lower theatre lobby (West Side by blue buffalo) at designated class time. Please wait until an instructor accompanies you into the building. 

    • Students must sanitize their hands when entering the building. 

    •  We request that a parent bring children under the age of 8 to the blue buffalo and wait outside until an instructor accompanies them in. 

  • DEPARTING

    • Pick-up location will be on the West side. Same as drop-off.

    • All rides remain outside if being picked up.

    • Students are to be escorted out by an instructor. We ask that a parent stand outside their car so we can see a face.

    • No student is to leave without the instructors seeing their parent/guardian first.

    • Teacher must be informed via written communication of ANY OTHER ADULT picking up a student. Information should include the person’s name and relation to the student.

  • OTHER

    • No lingering in the lobby/theatre when class is over.

    • Doors to the building are to be closed at all times, not propped open. 

    • Doors to classrooms must have a window or remain unlocked. 

    • No locking private studio doors.

TUITION & REGISTRATION FEES 

Class enrollment is limited and does fill up quickly. A non-refundable registration fee of $20 is due upon enrollment. Tuition must be paid upon registration unless a payment plan has been established. We request that at least half of tuition plus enrollment fee be paid by start of class. All remaining class balance is due mid-semester. This is subject to change based on each semester's calendar. Email kismetartsstudio@gmail.com to discuss. 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Kismet Arts offers scholarships when funding is available. Download the scholarship application HERE. Once application is submitted, we will send a follow-up email with more information. Financial Aid does not cover private lessons.

 

ATTENDANCE & WITHDRAWALS

At the start of the semester, we will send you a full calendar. Please make sure to note these classes in your calendar. There are no refunds or credits for missed classes.

  • PRODUCTION CLASS ATTENDANCE POLICY

    • Students will be allowed 2 absences from their production schedule. This does not include tech week. Tech week is required, no exceptions. Any conflicts must be discussed with your director as soon as possible. If more than 2 absences occur, we reserve the right to withdraw the student from the production and re-cast as necessary.

  • PRODUCTION CLASS WITHDRAWALS

    • Students have two weeks to withdrawal from a production class and receive a full refund.* Any student still enrolled in class by the third week of class will be required to pay full tuition. Notice must be given in writing to kismetartsstudio@gmail.com*Enrollment fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

  • DANCE CLASS WITHDRAWALS

    • Students may choose to withdrawal from a dance class, but must provide notice by emailing kismetartsstudio@gmail.com. Dance classes are prorated when this happens.* Any class attended will require tuition to be paid. *Enrollment fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

PRODUCTION CLASS AUDITIONS

All students enrolled in production classes will be required to audition. Our goal is to give every student an opportunity to grow, through learning the techniques of auditions. We will evaluate each student based on experience, maturity, and overall performance, and cast students based on what is best suited for their needs and abilities.

 

PERFORMANCE PROCEDURES

  • COSTUMING

    • Students are to wear a base costume of t-shirts or tank top/camisole, and athletic shorts/compression shorts, etc. Students are to wear their base costume to the theatre, and at all times under their costumes for ease of changing/remaining covered. 

  • MICROPHONES

    • Microphones shall be placed on the student by those working sound, with one teacher helping, and watching/remaining with student at all times during process.  

  • BACKSTAGE

    • Some adults or student assistants supervising backstage may be required for performances. These volunteers, permitted around children, include adults who are known well by the teacher, those working in childcare, or those trained in Safe Environment. No family members, friends, or other guests will be allowed backstage where students are without prior consent by instructor.

  • STRIKE

    • With the completion of ALL performances, family volunteers are asked to assist with areas of taking down set, putting away costumes, and returning materials where needed (what we call “strike” in performance terms). 

 

TEACHER CONDUCT

Teacher, assistant teacher, and student class assistants:

  • Shall conduct themselves in a professional manner while maintaining an exciting and fun environment. 

  • Will join in activities during theatrical games with the students. 

  • Shall approach each student with patience, grace, and respect.

  • Shall only ENCOURAGE students in the arts, and only ease the student out of his/her comfort zone at the student’s pace.

  • Shall dress appropriately for working with children: 

    • Clothing allowing for ease of movement in dance

    • Clothing providing coverage/modesty

    • Clothing with words must contain only positive messages

 

EMERGENCIES

In case of a medical emergency, after reasonable effort has been made to contact the parent or the child’s physician, you hereby give permission to the Emergency Medical personnel contacted by Kismet Arts to secure treatment for and/or hospitalize your child.  You also authorize Kismet Arts to provide a copy of this form to proper medical personnel for purposes of treating your child.  In the event that any such treatment is not covered by insurance applicable to the activities, you agree to pay all expenses incurred in such emergency treatment.

  • INJURIES

    • A first aid kit is always kept on hand. Parents will be informed of all injuries. Teacher/assistant teacher shall tend/care for simple fixes (band-aids, ice pack). In the event of larger injury, parent will be called immediately and an adult will remain with the student at all times. 

  • FIRE ALARMS

    • Students will depart in a single file line with one adult at the head of line, and the other at the back. Kismet Arts classes will assemble in the West parking lot. All students shall remain with both teachers until cleared to enter. Both teacher/assistant teacher will exit the building calmly and efficiently, remaining with the students to ensure all stay together. 

  • TORNADO/WEATHER

    • Kismet Arts instructors take into account the decision made by Edmond Public Schools regarding weather and cancellations and will not hesitate to cancel class in the event of tornado, ice, snow, or extreme weather conditions. This is to ensure safety of all children/families. In the event of inclement weather, the Kismet Arts staff will securely transport your child to a sheltered location deemed safe and secure.  This location is located in the center of Special Care and is a T5 Tornado Shelter.

 

WEAPONS

Kismet Arts strictly prohibits the possession or use of a weapon or imitation like weapon on site unless being utilized in a performance. Students and employees also have a duty to report violations of this policy to the Kismet Arts staff and faculty.

BEHAVIOR

Positive reinforcement, reminders, or age-appropriate discussion between student and teacher are utilized to assist in behavior redirection. 

 

POLICY AGAINST HARASSMENT & MISCONDUCT 

Kismet Arts has a zero-tolerance policy for misconduct.  We are committed to maintaining a safe and supportive environment. It is the policy of Kismet Arts to maintain an environment free from misconduct, including but not limited to, sexual, racial, ethnic, religious, age-based, disability, sexual orientation, and gender expression harassment. Such harassment is expressly prohibited. No individual shall be subjected to any unwelcome conduct that is or known to be offensive. Click HERE to read our full HARASSMENT & MISCONDUCT POLICY.

 BUILDING FRIENDSHIP

Our classes provide an environment designed to build friendship and consideration for one another. Each student is expected to display kindness and respect for one another, with any disagreements being handled by the teacher/talked through with any involved students. 

 

DISCLAIMER

We believe in providing a safe environment; however, participants do hereby discharge Kismet Arts Studio & Theatre and their agents from any and all suits, actions, damages, or claims arising from any loss of property or bodily injury.

 

PUBLICITY

By enrolling in class, you give permission for your child to have photographic images taken while at Kismet Arts Studio class for publicity purposes. Consent is given to Kismet Arts Studio employees to use child’s name and art/crafts in any media for promotional purposes without compensation for such usage. You waive the right to inspect or approve finished products including written copy.

 

COMMUNICATION

Email is our primary means of business communication. In order to stay informed, you must register using a primary email account that you will check regularly. Texting is not an official form of communication unless you are notifying your instructor that you are running behind. We will also use social media to send out urgent notifications and updates, so like and follow us on your preferred platform!

 

COMMITMENT

We are committed to maintaining a positive, encouraging atmosphere for children to grow in their love for the arts. In addition, we strive always for each student to feel embraced, valued, respected, and loved. Thank you for joining us in this special adventure. We look forward to working with your child in the year ahead! 

By enrolling at Kismet Arts Studio & Theatre, you automatically agree to uphold these Policies and Procedures.