Summer Academy Frequently Asked Questions

Are you still doing your summer program?

  • Yes, with adjustments.

When does Academy start?

  • Advanced Academy starts on Wednesday, June 24th at 9:30am

  • Tech Academy starts on Wednesday, June 24th at 9:30am

  • Actors Academy starts on Wednesday, July 1st at 9:30am

  • Please note that on the first day, we will be asking for staggered arrival. Please watch your email for more details.

 

Where will you be holding your summer program?

  • At the TBA Studio: 635 W. 54th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99518

 

Will the camps be outside or inside?

  • Actors Academy will take place in open-air tents outside, Advanced and Tech will be a combination of indoors and outdoors.

 

Do students need to bring masks?

  • Yes, masks are required for all students. There may be opportunities to do activities without them, but masks will generally be worn throughout the day by both students and staff.

What are we doing to help prevent the spread of disease?

  • Limited group size smaller than normal per government recommendations. Actors Academy groups are approximately 20 students. Advanced is limited to 15 students. Tech is limited to 8 students.

  • Groups will static. They will not intermingle.

  • We will be doing a health screening for each student upon arrival including using a touchless thermometer to take the temperature of each student.

  • All students will hand sanitize upon entry, and throughout the day.

  • The use of shared objects will be limited wherever possible and/or cleaned between each use. 

  • There will be designated restrooms for each group.

  • Staff members will clean surfaces, doorknobs, etc hourly

  • We are also working on a staggered arrival plan. 

 

Will visitors be allowed at Academy?

  • Only staff and students will be allowed past the health screening checkpoint. If you need to pick up your students early from Academy, please call us at 907-677-7529, and we will bring your student to you.

 

If my child feels sick, should they come to Academy?

  • No. For the safety of everyone, we ask that if your child feels ill to please keep them at home. If a child has to withdraw completely from Academy due to health concerns, partial refunds may be an option.

 

Will the students be wearing costumes?

  • Costuming has a lot of opportunity for spreading germs. Our shows this summer were chosen because they do not require extensive costuming. We will be providing every student with a t-shirt, which they will wear for performances, along with other items that the student will provide themselves (pants, shoes, accessories, etc).

 

Will there be performances?

  • Yes, but audience sizes will be kept small as social distancing requires.

 

Where will the performances be?

  • Our performance venue is to be determined. But we are working on it and should have an update soon!

 

Will the students be required to sell tickets?

  • With the limits on audience sizes and the general size of gatherings, the available tickets to each student will be minimal. They will have the opportunity to sell a set number of tickets by a certain date. If they do not sell all of their tickets, those tickets will be made available to other families. All "selling" or gathering of donations will be done through our online portal.

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635 W. 54th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99518
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