Frequently Asked Questions
Question: How much is the time commitment for Hoogland Kids, Teens, and Juniors?
Answer: For the 2020-2021 academic year, the students begin Saturday classes in September and end May/June. The program will take a break for winter holiday.
Question: Are absences allowed?
Answer: All absences require a two-weeks notice and we take time off for major holidays. All technical rehearsals (weekday rehearsals leading up to the performances) and performances are mandatory.
Question: In which Performance-based class should I enroll my child?
- Students entering grades 1-3 will enroll in Hoogland Juniors (anticipated enrollment in 2021)
- Students entering grades 4-6 will entroll in Hoogland Kids
- Students entering grades 7-9 will enroll in Hoogland Teens UNDERCLASSMAN.
- Students entering grades 10-12 will enroll in Hoogland Teens UPPERCLASSMAN.
We are here to help your child expand their skills successfully and want their involvement in the program to be positive!
Question: My child wants to particpate in Hoogland Kids, Teens, or Juniors. Are there any requirements to enrolling into one of these programs?
Answer: Yes! If a student enrolls in the Hoogland Kids, Teens, or Juniors performance group, they are required to take at least one weekday educational course during the 2020-2021 academic year.
Question: What is a technical week?
Answer: A technical week is the Monday through Thursday evening leading up to the opening of one of the Hoogland Ed. shows. During these nights, we are integrating the scenery, costumes, lights, sound, and makeup into the production. These nights are used to make sure each child is safe onstage and the production is ready to be presented to the public. These rehearsals are MANDATORY. Absences from these nights withdrawl the student from the remaining performances.
Question: Can I watch rehearsals?
Answer: We conduct closed rehearsals. This allows the students to be fully focused on the lesson for the day and to help them build connections with their fellow students. We have various days where parents are invited to view skits and volunteer in show production.
Question: Does my child need prior experience to participate in these classes?
Answer: Great question! All children are welcome to join the Hoogland Ed. Program! From beginner to advanced, we specialize the program to build the talents and strengths of all children.
Question: What is your refund policy?
Answer: Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds on classes. Even if a student withdrawls from the program, course fees will be assessed until the acount balance is paid.
Question: Are classes virtual or in-person for the 2020-2021 academic year?
Answer: The Hoogland Education Program is committed to the safety of our students, teachers, and families. While our academic year will not be the same as past years, we will be providing a year of performing arts education that will keep students safe until we can return to the stage. All classes will begin in a virtual format (zoom meetings, asynchronous videos, and video submissions). As the year progresses, we will make decisions on when it is safe to return to in-person instruction and performances.
While we cannot guarantee what the future holds, we can promise the Hoogland Education program will empower imagination through these difficult times, provide meaning collaboration between students and the artistic community, and build a positive environment for personal and creative growth.
Question: What will my child need in order to participate in virtual classes?
- A device able to connect to Zoom Web Conferencing or access educational videos, and web-based searches
- A reliable internet connection that can present video and audio connection without disturbances
- Access to a phone, tablet, or camera for video recording for performances.
- Headphones with an attached microphone or separate microphone