Question: How much is the time commitment for Hoogland Performing Arts Education?
Answer: The students begin Saturday classes in late August and end in April. The program will take a break for the winter holiday.
Question: Are absences allowed?
Answer: All absences require a two-week 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
- Students entering grades 4-6 will enroll in Hoogland Kids
- Students entering grades 7-9 will enroll in Hoogland Teens Underclassmen
- Students entering grades 10-12 will enroll in Hoogland Teens Upperclassmen
Question: My child wants to participate in Hoogland Performing Arts Education. Are there any requirements to enrolling into one of these programs?
Answer: Yes! If a student enrolls in the Hoogland Performing Arts Education, they are required to take at least one weekday educational course during the 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 Performing Arts Education 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 present to the public. These rehearsals are mandatory. Absences from these nights withdraw the student from the performances.
Question: Can I watch rehearsals?
Answer: We conduct closed rehearsals. This allows students to focus fully 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 productions.
Question: Does my child need prior experience to participate in these classes?
Answer: All children are welcome to join Hoogland Performing Arts Education! 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 withdraws from the program, course fees will be assessed until the account balance is paid.
Question: Are classes virtual or in-person for the 2021-2022 academic year?
Answer: Following CDC recommendations and the Restore Illinois plan, classes are anticipated to be in-person for the 2021–2022 academic year. Some weekday educational courses may be offered in a virtual format. All students participating in Hoogland Performing Arts Education must be fully vaccinated.