Growing In The Arts is committed to providing a safe environment for our actors, staff and families.

Here are some changes we’ve made to ensure we follow all guidelines provided by Ontario Public Health and Safety.


  • Limited class sizes - there will be a maximum of 8 Actors per class.

  • All Instructors and Actors will wear a clear hospitality mask or face shield 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.

  • Staggered start and finishing times to avoid congestion in the mudroom and lobby.  

  • Parents should walk their small children into the facility however, the waiting room is closed for now.

  • 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 u. Permission to use our logo, name, or GITA-specific words must be obtained from Gita in writing.

Parents Role and Responsibilities

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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 help to keep our studio as clean and safe as possible! Tidy up after yourself and your children.

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