Studio 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. If a class fills, waiting lists 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.

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 913-681-3318.

COVID Guidelines

In accordance with current CDC guidelines, masks will be required at all First Act activities. 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.

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.


PLEASE NOTE: Students who are cast in a production are required to attend their First Act classes for the entire semester. All communication regarding absences must be done by contacting classsupport@firstactkc.org. After two unexcused absences, the family will be notified by First Act leadership. Upon a third unexcused absence, the student may be removed from any current production and/or will not be considered for a lead in the next production for which they 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

In accordance with current CDC guidelines, masks will be required for all at First Act activities. 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.

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.


PLEASE NOTE: Students who are cast in a production are required to attend their First Act classes for the entire semester. All communication regarding absences must be done by contacting classsupport@firstactkc.org. After two unexcused absences, the family will be notified by First Act leadership. Upon a third unexcused absence, the student may be removed from any current production and/or will not be considered for a lead in the next production for which they audition.

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. 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:

  • Pre-K / KinderCombo – pink or black leotard, pink tights, hair in a bun, pink ballet slippers (Tap Shoes for Kinder Combo – Mary Janes)
  • 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)

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 pant may be worn, black jazz shoes, tap shoes — no jazz sneakers or tight dance shorts