Class Policies

Registration Information

Registration for each First Act semester class session is done through your First Act account. To set up a First Act account, please click the Login button in the upper righthand corner and follow the prompts. Once account set-up is completed, please see registration within your account or by visiting the Current Classes page.

Classes and teachers are subject to change. When a class fills, a waiting list will be kept and students enrolled in the order that a registration was received if an opening becomes available.

For detailed class policies including dance attire requirements, see the sections below.

Discount Information

Our Early Bird will run from July 1st-31st. Registrations during this period will receive $10 off per class.

Discounts for Acting/Vocal Studios are as follows: Multi-class – $10 off per additional class; Sibling – $10 off per additional student

Discounts for Dance Studio are as follows: 2 dance classes – $40 off total; 3 dance classes – $90 off total; 4 dance classes – $150 off total. The multiple class dance discount is per person; it cannot be used as a sibling discount. You will need to call the First Act office (913-681-3318) for your discount voucher if taking more than one dance class. Note: Because we are offering a larger tiered discount for dance, this discount may not be used alongside the Early Bird Discount. The Early Bird Discount will still apply for those taking single dance classes.

While we think our tuition is a great value, we understand that it can be a daunting amount, especially for families that have multiple children in the program. We do not want to prohibit anyone from being part of a First Act. If you would like to discuss special arrangements/payment plan options, please contact the First Act office at (913) 681-3318.

General Class Policies

These policies apply to all three First Act studios. If you have questions, please reach out to educationdirector@firstactkc.org or call the office at 913-681-3318.

COVID Guidelines

As of Monday, February 28, masks will be optional for all First Act activities. We recognize that COVID remains a limited risk in our community and ask for respect for those continuing to mask out of safety concerns. We will continue to monitor, adapt, and communicate as things develop. We are following federal, state (KS & MO) and local county/city guidelines. As guidelines change, we will update our policies. This may include a change in instruction method. If a change is made, there will be no credit, refund, or pro-rate tuition given.

Attendance Policy

If your student will miss class, email educationdirector@firstactkc.org or call the office at 913-681-3318. If your student will miss a dance class email dancedirector@firstactkc.org. If your child is ill, keep them home. There are no refunds for missed classes.

Refund Policy

You may drop a class through the first week of the class session and receive a refund minus a $25 processing fee. After the conclusion of the first class week, no refunds will be given.

Auditioning for a Musical Production/Play

If you are enrolled in First Act Theatre Arts classes (and are age 8-18), you are automatically eligible to audition for that session’s productions as well as a winter production since there is no class. If you are not enrolled in classes, you will need to pay a non-refundable deposit of $255 to be eligible to audition.

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather and/or poor road conditions, classes/rehearsals may be canceled for the safety of our students. Many times the weather may be dangerous in the mornings, but by class/rehearsal time, road conditions are fine. A decision will be made by 3pm regarding any cancellation of evening activities. If class/rehearsal is canceled for any reason, an email will be sent to all participants. Updates can also be found on First Act’s website: www.firstactkc.org, as well as on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. We always encourage checking our website first for the most up-to-date cancellation information.

PLEASE NOTE: First Act Theatre Arts does not credit, refund, or pro-rate tuition for classes canceled due to inclement weather.

General Class Policies

These policies apply to all three First Act studios. If you have questions, please reach out to classsupport@firstactkc.org or call the office at 913-530-0492.

COVID Guidelines

As of Monday, February 28, masks will be optional for all First Act activities. We recognize that COVID remains a limited risk in our community and ask for respect for those continuing to mask out of safety concerns. We are following federal, state (KS & MO) and local county/city guidelines. As guidelines change, we will update our policies. This may include a change in instruction method. If a change is made, there will be no credit, refund, or pro-rate tuition given.

Attendance Policy

If your student will miss class, email classsupport@firstactkc.org or call the office at 913-681-3318. If your student will miss a dance class email dancedirector@firstactkc.org.  If your child is ill, keep them home. There are no refunds for missed classes.

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather and/or poor road conditions, classes/rehearsals may be canceled for the safety of our students. Many times the weather may be dangerous in the mornings, but by class/rehearsal time, road conditions are fine. A decision will be made by 3pm regarding any cancellation of evening activities. If class/rehearsal is canceled for any reason, an email will be sent to all participants. Updates can also be found on First Act’s website: www.firstactkc.org, as well as on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. We always encourage checking our website first for the most up-to-date cancellation information.

PLEASE NOTE: First Act Theatre Arts does not credit, refund, or pro-rate tuition for classes canceled due to inclement weather.

Refund Policy

You may drop a class through the first week of the class session and receive a refund minus a $25 processing fee. After the conclusion of the first class week, no refunds will be given.

Auditioning for a Musical Production/Play

If you are enrolled in First Act Theatre Arts classes (and are age 8-18), you are invited to audition for that session’s productions. As there is no winter class session, to audition for a winter show you must have taken a fall class or be enrolled in a spring class.

Dance Studio Attire Policies

First Act Dance Studio strives to create a safe and professional environment for dancers to work and learn.

In order to do this, the following guidelines have been established:  

  • Students should wear dance clothes during class and a leotard if applicable (see specific classes below). It is difficult for instructors to see lines in baggy street clothes.
  • Hair should be pulled back away from face and secured.
  • Girls should put hair in a bun for all ballet classes.
  • Various shoes are required for proper instruction in classes.
  • All dance shoes, bags, and property of the dancer should be labeled with the dancer’s name.
  • No jewelry should be worn during class.
  • No gum, food or drinks are allowed during class time. Water bottles are an exception.

No Crop Tops or Short Spandex Dance Shorts – please remember our modesty policy. Students should always wear a cover up when entering and leaving the dance studio (pants over tights / shirts or jackets over leotards).

Ballet Classes:

  • Ballet I, II, III & IV – black leotard, pink tights, hair in a bun, pink ballet slippers (optional – black ballet skirt-no dance shorts)
  • Pre-Pointe / Pointe – black leotard, pink tights, hair in a bun, pink ballet slippers and/or pointe shoes (optional – black ballet skirt or dance pants)
    • pointe placement required-do not buy pointe shoes until placed
  • Male Ballet  – white t-shirt, black pants, black ballet shoes, dance belt (for males 13 and older)

Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, & Contemporary Classes:

  • Jazz – solid color leotard, black or tan tights, black jazz pant may be worn, black jazz shoes — no jazz sneakers or tight dance shorts
  • Male Jazz – solid color t-shirt, dance pants/shorts, black jazz shoes
  • Contemporary – solid color leotard, black or tan tights, black dance pant or short may be worn, barefoot or jazz shoe
  • Male Contemporary – solid color t-shirt, dance pants / shorts, barefoot or jazz shoe, dance belt (for males 13 and older)
  • Lyrical – Leotard, tights, and shorts. Ballet shoe or turner/spins
  • Modern – Leotard, Tichts, and shorts. Ballet shoes or turner/spins

Tap Classes:

  • All levels: Attire is dance capris or jazz pants. No baggy pants, jeans, or shorts please. Dancers should wear black leather, full-sole Jazz Tap Oxfords. Males wear same. (Tap 1 or Tap 2 may wear mary janes)
  • Male dancers may wear shorts

Fundamentals of Dance:

All levels: Solid color leotard, black jazz pants may be worn. Ballet shoes,  jazz shoes, and tap shoes are all required — no jazz sneakers or tight dance shorts