HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOL 

Growing In The Arts is committed to providing a safe environment for our actors, staff and families. Here's what we're doing to ensure we follow all guidelines provided by Ontario Public Health and Safety with respect to Covid 19.

 

  • Class sizes - there will be a maximum of 10 Actors per class.

  • Instructors and Actors will wear a clear face covering to enable visibility of facial expressions. 

  • Hand sanitizing stations have been installed throughout facility plus a touchless soap dispenser.

  • Classes have been spaced 15 minutes apart for cleaning. We use Hospital Grade Disinfectant.

  • The waiting room is closed until further notice.

  • Social Distancing – we will make every effort to practice social distancing at all times.

  • If you are not feeling well, please do not come to the studio.

Particicaption Expectations 

  • Actors are expected to attend classes regularly and on time.

  • Actors are encouraged to help to keep our studio as clean and safe as possible!

  • Actors are expected to memorize lines and know all blocking by the deadline set out by the Director.

  • Actors will not be permitted to bring cell phones into the learning space. Please leave your cell phone in the waiting room or don’t bring it at all!

  • Actors are expected to support the student body by attending seasonal theatre performances.

  • Gossip, pettiness, bullying or alienating will not be tolerated. These behaviours are grounds for dismissal from our program.

  • Actors must communicate with the Director. If you don’t tell the Director that you’re uncomfortable, facing personal hurdles, injured, hungry, thirsty, have special needs etc. the Director will not know and therefore not be able to help you to achieve to your maximum potential.

  • The Director reserves the right to modify scenes/performance pieces as needed, and actors will be expected to support decisions that are deemed as best for the team.

  • Our social media policy is as follows: Everyone affiliated with the Growing In The Arts must refrain from posting negative thoughts about the studio, actors, director. It’s simple – we feel that addressing concerns directly, versus on social media, is the only acceptable method. Our brand is extremely important to us. Permission to use our logo, name, or GITA-specific words must be obtained from Gita in writing.

Parents Role and Responsibilities

Stay in the now by upholding your end of the communication, yes, that means

checking THIS website, reading emails and all handouts that may be sent home

with your actor!

  • Support your actor’s commitment to the studio by ensuring they attend weekly acting classes regularly, following our attendance policy and attending theatre performances even if your actor is not in the show.

  • Pay all bills in a timely manner. Unfortunately, actors with past-due bills will be asked to sit out of classes and or rehearsals.

  • Please email, call or text of your child will not be in class. This ensures that our staff are not waiting at the front door to let your child into the facility.

  • Do not send your actor to class if they have been diagnosed with a communicable disease like Covid 19, Pink Eye, Head Lice etc.