Capitol Theater Arts Academy 896 Main Street, Willimantic
Fall 2012 Classes Enroll Today! Call 860-465-5636 or go to www.registereastconn.org/ctaa
Capitol Theater Arts Academy (CTAA) EASTCONN’s beautiful art deco-design Capitol Theater is home to two EASTCONN arts education programs: Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT), a magnet high school for grades 9-12; and Capitol Theater Arts Academy (CTAA), which began offering arts classes to area residents in January 2007. The Capitol Theater itself boasts state-of-the-art classrooms, two fully equipped theaters, a black box theater, two dance studios, audio/video editing suites, a full theater scene shop, a café, and an art gallery. CTAA is a program of EASTCONN, a public, non-profit agency, dedicated to serving the educational needs of schools, organizations, and individuals of all ages in northeastern Connecticut since 1980. For more information about EASTCONN and its programs and services, please call EASTCONN Communications at 860-455-0707 or visit our Web site at www.eastconn.org. We hope you will join us at CTAA for an arts experience that your whole family will enjoy!
Calendar, Open House & Auditions n Wednesday, September 5 | 5–8 p.m.
• Open House & Registration for Fall Classes • Shoe Exchange • Plate Spinning with Mallory, 5:30–7 p.m. • Musical Singing Workshop with Kasia 5:30-6:15 p.m. • Acting Workshop with Shane 6:30–7:30 p.m. • Youth Dance Performance Ensemble Auditions, 6–7 p.m. • Student Choreography Presentation, 7 p.m. n Saturday, September 8
Classes Begin The Nutcracker Auditions 2–4 p.m.— NEW TIME! n December 14, 15 | 7:00 p.m.,
December 16 | 2 p.m. | The Nutcracker n Saturday, December 15
n NO CLASS DATES
Monday, Oct. 8 – Columbus Day Wednesday, Oct. 31 – Halloween Day Monday, Nov. 12 – Veteran’s Day Nov. 21-24 – Thanksgiving Day weekend
House & Shoe Exchange
Join EASTCONN’s Capitol Theater Arts Academy on September 5, 2012, from 5–8 p.m., as we kick off our Fall Semester for children, ages 3 to 18. Register for Theater, Dance, Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Musical Theater classes, Private Lessons in Music & Dance , tour our beautiful building, meet the staff, watch presentations, and exchange your old dance shoes! This year, join our free workshops in plate spinning, acting and singing for musicals. Over the years, CTAA has built up a collection of gently used Jazz, Tap and Ballet shoes. Bring your own slightly used shoes and, when you sign up for your class, exchange them for a different size. We look forward to having you join us! n
Youth Dance Ensemble | Wednesday | September 5, 2012 | 6–7 p.m.
Are you a dancer between the ages of 7 and 18 who is interested in performing with your friends in the community? Audition for the Youth Dance Performance Ensemble! Come prepared with clothing you can move in and bare feet to participate in a Modern Dance audition class. Please call the office at 860-465-5636 x1023 to express your interest in auditioning. If you cannot attend the audition but are interested in participating, please call for an alternate audition time. The Ensemble is a group that draws from Jazz, Modern and Ballet disciplines, and performs throughout the community. The group was formed in 2002 by Artistic Director/Choreographer, Alana J. Mahdalik, to serve the greater Windham area, and is available for performances.
The Nutcracker | Saturday | September 8, 2012 NEW TIME: 2–3 p.m. for ages 10-12; 3–4 p.m. for ages 13+ CTAA is delighted to present The Nutcracker as their annual winter show. This holiday classic opens with a Christmas party at the Stahlbaum house, where Clara’s Godfather Drosselmeyer gives her a Nutcracker. After the guests leave, Clara falls asleep and her dreams come to life before your eyes. Show dates will be December 14, 15 and 16. Rehearsals will take place during classes with additional rehearsals for soloists. Students must be enrolled in at least one CTAA Fall class to participate in this show.
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Ages 10+ | Mondays | 5:30–6:30 p.m. Instructor: Dan Coyle | Fee: $120 Comedic Improvisation (like the TV show “Whose Line is it Anyway?”) is not scripted but it does require certain building blocks to create successful scenes. In Comedy Improv, you will develop the confidence you need take control of the stage, to develop cool characters and funny situations, and to support your fellow performers. Topics include: agreement; active listening; using the environment; basic narrative skills; understanding stage status; and making your fellow improviser look good. And did we mention that it’s a ton of fun? n
Auditioning: Scenes and Monologues
Ages 12+ | Tuesdays | 5:30–6:30 p.m. Instructor: Dan Coyle | Fee: $140
a Scene: Collect the Whole Act!
Ages 8-108 Dates & Times vary, please see listing under each session Instructors: Mallory Bagwell Fee: $15/workshop or $50 for all 4 workshops Pre-registration is recommended for these workshops. • Juggling Saturday | September 29 | 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Learn to juggle in 1,800 seconds! Older than seven? You’ll learn. Any age at all? You’ll still learn. It’s like weaving objects in air. Learn basic three-ball juggling cascade pattern. Know how to juggle? Come on down and learn advanced patterns and ensemble moves. Guaranteed to be one of the best spent 5,000 seconds of your life. • The Goo of Childhood Saturday | October 20 | 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Come make your own slime, silly putty, play-dough, and other tactile delights of kid-dom. A not-to-be-missed classic. Not for the squeamish! • Dinner Table Magic Saturday | November 17 | 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Basic “stuff” all fingers should know, from knots without letting go to cut-and-restored rope. Participants will walk away with no fewer than 5 tricks and stunts to amaze the young-at-heart or, at the very least, demonstrate around the dinner table. Attend this one-time-only event, and then, “poof,” it’ll be gone. Required for adults. • Physical Trivia™ Saturday | December 8 | 11 a.m.–12 p.m. This is silly fun stuff you can do with your body. We do our best to explain the science and psychology behind it in an effort to make it as legitimate as possible. And, we do a pretty good job of doing so. In 60 minutes we cover topics like “the disappearing tongue,” two CB radio effects, the world’s shortest tongue twister, arm origami, the impossible 1” broad jump, and much, much more! Critical for resumé building, obviously. 860-465-5636
Directors hold specific expectations when holding auditions. Learn the essential techniques to win that part in the play with an audition that wows the director. Students will choose and perform monologues that are best suited for their style and persona. They will practice auditioning in front of classmates and guest directors. To share what they have learned, the class will perform a scene from a play at the end of the session along with their monologues. Audition opportunities will also be presented. This class is great for musical theater auditions, too! n
Ages 10+ | Tuesdays | 6:30–7:30 p.m. Instructor: Dan Coyle | Fee: $140 In this informative class, students will learn all the aspects of radio and everything they need to be an “on-air” performer. Beginning with the first class, students will perform on mic, working on radio plays, poems, songs, interviews and more. At the end of the class, students receive a CD of all their recordings. This class may include a field trip to a local radio station.
MUSICAL THEATER Capitol Theater Arts Academy presents 13
Ages 10-17 | Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30–8:30 p.m. September 11, 2012–March 5, 2013 Instructors: Shane Kegler, Kasia Popovic, Rachel Roccoberton Griffin Fee: $525 13 is a story about growing-up. When his parents get divorced and he’s forced to move from New York to a small town in Indiana, Evan Goldman just wants to make friends and survive the school year. Easier said than done. With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, 13 is a hilarious, highenergy musical for all ages about discovering that cool is where you find it, and sometimes where you least expect it. Work on acting, singing and dancing as we bring this show to life on the Capitol Theater stage! There will be three shows, including a matinee, for the public on March 1, and 2, 2013. – 1–
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CREATIVE WRITING Make a Scene: Writing & Performing Scenes on Stage* n
Ages 10+ | Mondays 6:30–7:30 p.m. Instructors: Dara Bowling Dan Coyle Fee: $200
What makes a great scene? Is it the emotion in the characters’ voices? Is it the backstory? Is it the things the characters say…or the things they don’t? Is it the way they look at each other? Is it the way they move? This class explores the basics of screenwriting by providing a study of famous scenes, figuring out what makes them sparkle, and then using that knowledge to create new pieces of work. Students will write and develop their own scenes and then work with veteran acting instructor Dan Coyle to bring them to life on stage. Final scenes will be performed on the Capitol Theater stage at a year-end showcase, and will be published in a year-end magazine. n
Creative Fun with Art
Ages 6-11 | Thursdays | 5:30–6:30 p.m. Instructor: Bill Dougal | Fee: $130 Explore a wide variety of fun and inventive art projects in this new class. Use your imagination to create cool pictures and exciting sculptures. Possible projects include found-object construction, watercolor experimentation, funny fashion, personal logos and crazy creations. n
Ages 10+ | Thursdays | 6:30–7:30 p.m. Instructor: Bill Dougal | Fee: $130 Create a cartoon in an artistic environment, led by a professional artist. Students will learn the basics of figure and face-drawing, combining artistic skill with imagination. They will create their own characters and place them into scenes. Projects include funny faces, expressions, animals, superheroes, caricatures and comic strips.
Introduction to Poetry*
Ages 12+ | Tuesdays | 5:30-6:30 p.m. Instructor: Dara Bowling | Fee: $140 What is poetry, anyway? Does it have to rhyme? Does it have to be a certain length? Does it have to be about certain subjects? This poetry class will answer all your questions. Students will create their own definitions of poetry and then experiment with writing different types and forms. Learn about different ways to become inspired, fun ways to beat poet’s block, and take risks to produce some incredible results! Pick a favorite notebook and bring it along—prepare to fill it with poetic creations. Students will revise and edit each other’s work, as well as their own, and will prepare a piece for publication in a year-end magazine. Each will also take part in a reading at the Capitol Theater. n
Introduction to Creative Writing*
Ages 11+ | Thursdays | 5:30–6:30 p.m. Instructor: Dara Bowling | Fee: $130
Do you have a passion for creative writing? Do you love using words to express yourself, and finding new ways to say things? This class will introduce students to the process and techniques of creative writing. Students will read examples and experiment with different genres of creative writing, including fiction and poetry. Learn to bring images to life so that people can hear, see, smell, touch and taste your words! Students will create their own Writer’s Notebook and will develop pieces that are chosen by, and meaningful to, them. Develop skills by working with the instructor and peers, create a piece for publication in a year-end magazine, and participate in a reading at the Capitol Theater. *These classes align with Common Core Standards in English/Language Arts and are taught by a certified Connecticut educator. Register online: www.registereastconn.org/ctaa
Private Lessons in Music & Dance Private Lessons in Music & Dance develop artistic skills in people of all skill levels and are a vital component for excellence. Our one-onone lessons with a professional instructor will help increase facility, dedication and capacity. Students of all ages develop and hone their skills for auditions or performances in a supportive and professional atmosphere. We offer lessons in all our dance forms, as well as in piano, voice, guitar and drums. This year, we offer two sessions of lessons. Lessons will be scheduled Monday through Saturday at a mutually convenient time. Students will have the opportunity to participate in an end of the year recital in May. Sign up before September 5 for Fall Lessons and receive one free lesson. Fall: 12 Weeks, September 10–December 9; no classes Thanksgiving week (make-ups will be held the week of December 10) Spring: 12 Weeks, January 17–May 5 (make-ups will be held the weeks of May 7 and May 14) Fee: $20/half-hour lesson; $35/hour lesson. Please Note: Individual Lessons are not eligible for Paid In Full/ EASTCONNN employee or ACT student/Multi-Class discounts. – 2 –
Ages 8-9 or 2 years of previous dance experience Saturdays | 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Instructor: Rachel Roccoberton Griffin | Fee: $195
Ballet Technique Classes Dress Code: Ballet students must wear pink leather or canvas Ballet slippers, leotard and pink tights. Please clear warm-ups with instructor first. Hair must be secured up off the face when taking class. No jewelry (including braided wrist and ankle bands, watches or rings) may be worn in class. Ballet slippers and toe shoes must have elastic and ribbons sewn on.
Students expand their knowledge of basic vocabulary, learning more advanced steps and using them in more complex combinations in this basic Ballet class. Ballet 2 students work on the building blocks of muscle memory that will lead to simple pirouettes, as well as petit and grand allegro. Flexibility will be encouraged, alignment refined, and musicality reinforced. n
Ages 8-11 | Thursdays | 5–6:30 p.m. Instructor: Sarah Roberts Mallory | Fee: $195 This class is appropriate for both Ballet 2 and Ballet 3 students. Please see appropriate level for full class description. n
Ages 9-13 | Saturdays | 12:30–2 p.m. Instructor: Rachel Roccoberton Griffin | Fee: $195 This low-intermediate class is designed for the dancer with 3 or more years of training. Students will work on intricate patterns, learning to combine the feet, legs, arms and head. Students will work on more complex turns and begin preparations for pointe work. Balance will be emphasized in center work to improve upon turns and adagios. Flexibility will be increased as well as strength, poise and coordination. n
This class is appropriate for both Ballet 3 and Ballet 4 students. Please see appropriate level for full class description.
Ages 3-5 | Saturdays | 9:15–10 a.m. Instructor: Rachel Roccoberton Griffin | Fee: $110 In this beginning Ballet class, students learn the joy of movement while the basic positions and movements of classical Ballet are introduced. There is less traditional barre work and more independent movement, exploring balancing, hopping, skipping, jumping, galloping, age appropriate stretches, basic positions of the feet and arms, the concept of parallel vs. turned out legs and feet and Ballet class etiquette. Basic Ballet skills, terminology, rhythm, and coordination are taught, practiced and developed through creative movement, music and mime in a supportive and supervised environment. n
Ages 6-7 | Tuesdays and Wednesdays | 5–6 p.m. Saturdays | 10–11 a.m. | Instructors: Wed., Amy Chibeau; Tues./Sat., Rachel Roccoberton Griffin Fee: Tues. $130; Wed. $120; Sat. $130
Ages 9-13 | Tuesdays | 6–7:30 p.m. Instructor: Amy Chibeau | Fee: $210 In this intermediate-level class, barre work begins to resemble the standard comprehensive Ballet barre, while invoking more musicality and memory work. Preparation for pointe work is also emphasized. In center floor, students are taught to master standard intermediate work, such as double pirouettes en dehors and en dedans, tour piqué, full épaulement, petit allegro with counter accents, beginning batterie, 16-count adagios and beginning work on intermediate grand allegro movements, such as grand jeté interlacé. Students who wish to go en pointe must take class twice a week to build the proper strength. n
In this beginning Ballet class, the basic concepts learned in Pre-Ballet are reinforced and the more traditional format of barre followed by center exercises is introduced. Moving in time with music becomes more important, as well as memorization of Ballet terminology. Special attention is paid to encourage proper muscle memory so that alignment issues require less revision in more advanced classes. 860-465-5636
Ages 9-13 | Mondays | 5–6:30 p.m. Instructor: Amy Chibeau | Fee: $180
Ages 9-16 Wednesdays | 6:00–7:30 p.m.; Thursdays | 6:30–8:00 p.m. Instructors: Wed: Amy Chibeau; Thurs: Sarah Roberts Mallory Fee: Wed. $180; Thurs. $195 This class is appropriate for both Ballet 4 and Ballet 5 students. Please see appropriate level for full class description.
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Pointe Technique Classes In order to ensure that students are continuing to build strength while taking pointe, all pointe students must be enrolled in 2 Ballet Technique classes. No exceptions. n
By permission of the instructor; requiring enrollment in the preceding Ballet 4 Technique class and one other class. Tuesdays | 7:30–8 p.m. | Instructor: Amy Chibeau | Fee: $70 In this introduction to pointe work, students learn to put on pointe shoes properly and how to break them in. Class exercises work to improve ankle alignment, flexibility and strength, and to perfect the center of balance necessary for pointe. Most class work takes place at the barre. n
Ages 11+ | Fridays | 3–4:30 p.m. Instructor: Amy Chibeau | Fee: $195 The goal of this class is to ensure familiarity with the full Ballet vocabulary so that attention to musicality can begin to dominate, with the goal of technique becoming transparent. Longer combinations will demand more advanced memory work. Students are introduced to more complex batterie, advanced multiple pirouettes, fouettes and work toward advanced flexibility. This is the final level before Advanced Ballet. n
Ages Teen-Adult or by permission of instructor or audition Mondays | 6:30–8:00 p.m. | Instructor: Amy Chibeau | Fee: $180
By permission of the instructor; requiring enrollment in the preceding Ballet 4/5 Technique class and one other class. Wednesdays | 7:15–7:45 p.m. | Instructor: Amy Chibeau Fee: $60 For students in their second year of pointe study, who will begin spending more time off the barre, working on more demanding steps, pirouettes, and traveling turns, incorporating these into simple enchainements. n
By permission of the instructor; requiring enrollment in the preceding technique class and one other class. Mondays | 8–8:45 p.m.; Fridays | 4:30–5:15 p.m. Instructor: Amy Chibeau | Fee: Mon. $105; Fri. $110 For students with two or more years experience in pointe, this class works on mastering advanced pointe technique.
Students explore a more advanced vocabulary through more complex combinations, honing skills toward major metropolitan standards and enabling a more artistic expression of movement. *About Combined Classes Students benefit both by being challenged and by leading, so as they progress through the levels, we like to see students contrast a “challenge” level class against a class at their “mastery” level. For the more advanced, the “mastery” class is an opportunity to build confidence and leadership skills by modeling clean technique in more familiar steps for their less advanced peers. For those less advanced, it’s an opportunity to be exposed to new challenges while mixing in with more advanced peers.
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Early Childhood Dance
Ages 8-12 or up to 3 years of experience | Saturdays 11 a.m.–12 p.m.| Instructor: Alana J. Mahdalik | Fee: $120
Dress Code: Leotard and stirrup /footless tights or pants and t-shirt/ tank top (No baggy warm-up clothing).
Students learn rhythm, musicality and coordination, while exploring the fundamentals of Jazz dance on which Hip-Hop is based. Creativity will be encouraged. This is an age-appropriate class without suggestive movements. n
Jazz/Modern & Tap 1 – Combo Class
Ages 6-9 or up to 2 years experience | Saturdays | 9–10 a.m. Instructor: Alana J. Mahdalik | Fee: $120 Students learn to dance with an emphasis on using the whole body and self-expression and spatial awareness, using Jazz and Modern dance styles. The Tap portion will teach basic vocabulary, styles and fundamentals of Tap through technique, floor progressions and dance combinations. Creativity will be encouraged through improvisation. n
Jazz/Modern & Tap 2 – Combo Class
Ages 8-11 or up to 4 years of experience | Saturdays 10–11 a.m. | Instructor: Alana J. Mahdalik | Fee: $120
Students move beyond the basics in this intermediate-level class. They will develop the freedom, power and dynamics of Jazz and Modern dance styles. Technique, floor progressions and dance combinations will focus on refining Tap skills for clarity of sound and steps.
Ages 3-5 | Saturdays | 9:15–10 a.m. Instructor: Rachel Roccoberton Griffin | Fee: $105 See description under Ballet Technique Classes on page 3. n
Creative Movement 1
Ages 4-5 or up to 1 year experience | Saturdays | 12–12:45 p.m. Instructor: Alana J. Mahdalik Fee: $105 Children are introduced to the joy of dancing in this introductory class. They learn basic dance skills and explore movement and coordination of their bodies through music, rhythm, poems/stories and props. Perfect for children who love to move! n
Jazz/Modern & Tap 3
Ages 9-13 or with instructor permission | Wednesdays 5:15–6:15 p.m. | Instructor: Alana J. Mahdalik | Fee: $110 In this intermediate-level class, students will develop the freedom, power and dynamics of Jazz and Modern dance styles. Technique, floor progressions, and dance combinations will focus on refining skills. Students further their knowledge of Tap vocabulary, styles and fundamentals through technique, floor progressions and dance combinations at a more advanced level. Technique will focus on faster, more intricate footwork, with rhythms and patterns providing the development for more speed, clarity and dynamics.
Creative Movement 2
Ages 5-7 or up to 3 years experience | Saturdays 12:45–1:30 p.m. | Instructor: Alana J. Mahdalik | Fee: $105 Children learn to integrate dance concepts with their own dance expression, drawn from Ballet, Modern and Jazz dance styles. Creativity will be encouraged through music, rhythm, poetry/stories, visual art and props.
Jazz/Modern/Hip-Hop Technique Classes Dress Code: Modern Students: Leotard and stirrup /footless tights or pants and t-shirt/tank top (No baggy warm-up clothing). Jazz Students: Leotard and stirrup /footless tights or pants and t-shirt/ tank top (No baggy warm-up clothing). Jazz sneakers or dedicated pair of street sneakers worn only inside. No shoes worn outdoors allowed in the dance studio. No black soles. Tap Students: Leotard and stirrup /footless tights or pants and t-shirt/ tank top (No baggy warm-up clothing). Tap shoes. 860-465-5636
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Ages 12+ or 3 years or more experience | Wednesdays 6:15 p.m.–7:15 p.m. | Instructor: Alana J. Mahdalik | Fee: $110 Students learn to dance with an emphasis on using the whole body, selfexpression and spatial awareness. Specific historical styles of dance associated with Modern dance pioneers will be incorporated including Horton, Limon, Graham and Cunningham. Creativity will be encouraged through improvisation. n
Ages 10+ or 3 years or more experience | Thursdays 8 p.m.–8:45 p.m. | Instructor: Sarah Roberts Mallory | Fee: $110 Students explore a variety of classical modern-dance techniques while expanding their experience in improvisation, composition, and partnering. Students movement vocabulary developed in Ballet will be built upon in order for them to be a productive member of the contemporary dance community. n
Youth Dance Performance Ensemble 1
Ages 7-12 | Wednesdays | 7:15 p.m.–8:00 p.m.* Instructor: Alana J. Mahdalik | Fee: $95
Open to members of the Youth Ensemble or interested new members of appropriate age with previous dance experience, with Artistic Director’s permission. This is a Jazz, Modern and Ballet dance performing group where students contribute to the creation of original dance pieces to be performed for organization-related functions or in the community, on occasion. Students must also take at least one technique class per week. For more information, please call 860-465-5635 x1023. n
Youth Dance Performance Ensemble 2
Ages 12-18 | Wednesdays | 8 p.m.–8:45 p.m.* Instructor: Alana J. Mahdalik | Fee: $95
Open to members of the Youth Ensemble with advancing technique or interested new members of appropriate age with previous dance experience, with Artistic Director’s permission. This is a Jazz, Modern and Ballet dance performing group where students contribute to the creation of original dance pieces to be performed for organization-related functions or in the community, on occasion. Students must also take at least one technique class per week and are encouraged to take two or more. For more information, please contact 860-465-5636, x1023. *Once per month, the two Ensembles will overlap for a half-hour rehearsal together. On these days, the schedule will be: YDPE1, 7:15–8:15 p.m., YDPE2, 7:45–8:45 p.m. Dates will be provided at the beginning of the semester. CTAA’s Youth Dance Performance Ensemble is available for community performances. Please contact Rachel Griffin at 860-4655636 x1023 to schedule an Ensemble performance at your event. Honorarium donations welcome.
Winter Session January 5–18, 2013
This winter, CTAA is offering 2 short weeks of classes as an intersession to help students prepare for Summer dance auditions and stay limber through the break.
Ages 10+ Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6–7:30 p.m. Instructor: Amy Chibeau Fee: $60 This class is a mixed-age, loosely intermediate-level Ballet class suitable for dancers age 10 to adult with roughly four or more years’ Ballet training. Class focuses on musicality and movement, while still maintaining classical placement and patterning good muscle memory.
Ages 10+ Tuesdays & Thursdays | 7:30–8 p.m. Instructor: Amy Chibeau Fee: $20 Stay an extra half-hour to focus on your pointe work in this intermediate-level course.
Photo Credits: Paula Sullivan, Rachel Griffin, Dara Bowling
It is the policy of EASTCONN that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be discriminated against under any program because of race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, disability or any other classification protected by state or federal law. Register online: www.registereastconn.org/ctaa
CTAA Registration Form 2012 Visit www.eastconn.org/ctaa for online registration Please tell us how you first heard about CTAA: c Friend Student first name:
E-mail: If under 18, name of parent or guardian: Parent/guardian phone: (home)
CLASSES & TUITION Class/Private Lesson
Subtotal 10% off if paid in full or EASTCONNN employee or ACT student Class Discount ($25 off 2 classes/ $50 off 3 or more classes) Total amount due
PAYMENT INFORMATION All classes require a 25% deposit at registration and full payment before the end of the semester. Payment method: c Payment Plan c Check/Money Order payable to EASTCONN, Check #: c VISA c MasterCard Credit Card #:
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By signing below, I agree to the following conditions: • I hereby give permission for use of pictures and/or video in which my child appears to be used in Capitol Theater Arts Academy (CTAA) marketing on the Web and in print. If you do not wish to give permission, please submit your refusal in writing to CTAA’s Coordinator. • It is mutually agreed that there will be no reduction or refund for late arrivals or early departures. • I understand that CTAA shall have the power to make suitable arrangements for emergency care. • I agree to indemnify and hold harmless Capitol Theater Arts Academy/EASTCONN and its agents and employees from any injuries or damages caused by or resulting from participating in the programs offered by CTAA. • I have read CTAA’s policies on Enrollment, Payment and Cancellation & Refunds (see back page) and agree to them. Print name (must be over 18): Signature:
Please fill out, detach and return your completed registration form, with payment, to: Capitol Theater Arts Academy, 896 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226 860-465-5636
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Cancellation & Refund Policy: • A student who misses a regularly scheduled class will not receive a refund. • Refunds for a student’s cancellation of a class or workshop will only be given for medical reasons and require a physician’s note, submitted within 30 days of the last scheduled class. In this case, if a student withdraws from a course during the semester, credit can only be given from the date the student notified CTAA in writing. • In the event of inclement weather, classes may be cancelled. Please call 860-465-5636 x1023 for a list of cancellations. You may also check on 1400 AM WILI or i98.3 FM radio, or NBC30 Connecticut TV.
Registration Enrollment: • Students are strongly encouraged to register at least one week in advance. • All classes have a minimum enrollment of 4. • Private Lessons in Music & Dance, Pointe Classes and Workshops are not eligible for Paid in Full/EASTCONN employee or ACT student/Multi-Class discounts. • A 25% deposit is required at the time of registration. • If your child has special needs, please notify CTAA at least one week in advance and we will do our best to accommodate you. • CTAA reserves the right to request the withdrawal of any student whose behavior is deemed inappropriate or harmful to anyone in the facility. Students are expected to regularly attend all classes for which they are registered. Payment: Please fill out, detach and return your completed registration form, with payment, to: Capitol Theater Arts Academy 896 Main Street Willimantic, CT 06226
Make-Ups: There is a built-in make-up class included in tuition, by charging for one less class than the number of class meetings. When instructors know in advance about cancellations, we adjust the price accordingly. Please speak with your child’s instructor or Rachel Griffin about make-ups. Fall Semester classes will have the following number of sessions: Mondays: 12 Tuesdays: 14 (13 for Rachel’s classes) Wednesdays: 12 (11 for Alana’s classes) Thursdays: 13 Fridays: 13 Saturdays: 13 (12 for Alana’s classes) Questions? Contact Rachel Roccoberton Griffin, CTAA Coordinator, at 860-465-5636 x1023, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Community Education Interested in participating in an adult Line Dancing or Belly Dancing class here at ACT in the evening? Beginners and experienced dancers welcome. Classes begin in October. EASTCONN Community Education is offering trips to Haunted Happenings in Salem, MA (October 22) and NYC for the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall (December 16). Psychic Joanne Gerber will be at our Hampton location for An Evening of Spirit Communication on October 26. Register by calling 860-779-3770 or visit www.eastconn.org/communityed to register online.