PARENT & GUARDIAN PORTAL

SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOPS

Age 4 - Grade 12


This is the OFFICIAL spot to check for news, updates and all the info you need for STW this year!

CLASS LOCATIONS


Ages 4 – 6:
Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

Grades 1 – 3:
The FAIR School, Crystal Campus, 3915 Adair Ave N, Crystal, MN 55422

Grades 4 – 6:
The FAIR School, Crystal Campus, 3915 Adair Ave N, Crystal, MN 55422

Summer Studio (Grades 6 – 9):
The FAIR School, Crystal Campus, 3915 Adair Ave N, Crystal, MN 55422

CAST Summer Showtime (Ages 10 – 17):
Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

Grades 7-12:
PiM Arts High School, 7255 Flying Cloud Dr., Eden Prairie, MN 55344


CONTACTING
SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOP
ADMINISTRATION


Change in Pick-Up Schedule?
Inform us of early pick-ups, mid-day appointments, etc. at DROP OFF.

During Class Time:
Please call the Box Office at 952-979-1111, option 4. If there is no answer, please leave a message and someone will get back to you shortly.
Summer Theatre Workshop administrators will contact all families of absent students.

POLICIES & INFORMATION

 
 

CLASS LOCATIONS  


Ages 4 – 6: Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343 
Grades 1 – 3: The FAIR School, Crystal Campus, 3915 Adair Ave N, Crystal, MN 55422 
Grades 4 – 6: The FAIR School, Crystal Campus, 3915 Adair Ave N, Crystal, MN 55422 
Summer Studio (Grades 6 – 9): The FAIR School, Crystal Campus, 3915 Adair Ave N, Crystal, MN 55422 
CAST Summer Showtime (Ages 10 – 17): Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343 
Grades 7-12: PiM Arts High School, 7255 Flying Cloud Dr., Eden Prairie, MN 55344 
  

DROP OFF


  • Upon arrival at Hopkins Center for the Arts, FAIR Crystal, or PiM Arts High School, look for a YELLOW STAGES “WELCOME” SIGN. This sign designates the loading zone for drop off and pick-up. Pull up to the STAGES sign (or get in line) and wait for further instructions.
  • PLEASE STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE. Stages staff and interns will be outside guiding you to the right location. Our staff will meet students at the vehicle for check-in.
  • A brief check-in will be completed each day at your vehicle.
    • On the first day of workshop, a Stages staff member will confirm emergency contact numbers and will preemptively check age-eligible students’ proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccinations and/or proof of a positive viral test result within the last 90 days. This is a preparatory measure in case of a close contact exposure at the workshop.
    • This check is not required for entry on the first day of the workshop but will be necessary following a possible close contact exposure during the week of the workshop.
    • Please see COVID-19 Safety Info for more information. 
Our staff will walk students into the building to begin class!
**Early Pick-Ups can be confirmed with staff/interns during Drop Off**
Please Note: We will NOT be allowing adults to enter the building during drop off and pick up as a COVID-19 safety protocol. 
 

CONCERNED ABOUT DROP OFF POLICIES?


Please contact Elinor, Education Registrar, at ejones@stagestheatre.org to discuss an alternate drop off plan. 
 

PICK UP  


  • Pick up will begin promptly at the end of class. 
  • Students can be picked up in the designated loading zone marked by the YELLOW STAGES “WELCOME” SIGN. Pull up to the STAGES sign (or get in line) and wait for further instructions.
  • PLEASE STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE. Our staff will direct traffic and walk students to vehicles.
Please Note: We will NOT be allowing adults to enter the building during drop off and pick up as a COVID-19 safety protocol. 
 

CONCERNED ABOUT PICK UP POLICIES?


Please contact Elinor, Education Registrar, at ejones@stagestheatre.org to discuss an alternate pick up plan. 
  

WHAT TO BRING: HALF-DAY WORKSHOPS 


  • FOOD & WATER: 1 water bottle, 1 snack. Stages Theatre Company is STRICTLY nut free (no peanuts or tree nuts), and food sharing is not permitted. Vending machines are not available.
  • If your student has specific food allergy concerns and you’d like to speak to a camp administrator, please contact ejones@stagestheatre.org.
  • CLOTHING & FOOTWEAR: Students should wear comfortable clothing suitable and appropriate for movement. Students should wear shoes with closed toes and backs. If desired, please pack an extra facemask.
  • OUTERWEAR: Students will go outside throughout the day at Summer Theatre Workshop. Please send them wearing appropriate sun protection (sunscreen or sun hat).
  • PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES: Only students in Grades 7 – 12 will be able to access personal electronic devices during class breaks; we recommend all other students leave personal electronic devices at home. Students are not able to share screens of personal devices at any time. Should your student require a personal electronic device for medical purposes, please contact ejones@stagestheatre.org.
 

WHAT TO BRING: FULL-DAY WORKSHOPS 


  • FOOD & WATER: 1 water bottle, 2 snacks (AM and PM), 1 lunch. Stages Theatre Company is STRICTLY nut free (no peanuts or tree nuts), and food sharing is not permitted. Vending machines are not available.
  • If your student has specific food allergy concerns and you’d like to speak to a camp administrator, please contact ejones@stagestheatre.org.
  • CLOTHING & FOOTWEAR: Students should wear comfortable clothing suitable and appropriate for movement. Students should wear shoes with backs. If desired, please pack an extra facemask.
  • OUTERWEAR: Students will go outside throughout the day at Summer Theatre Workshop. Please send them wearing appropriate sun protection (sunscreen or sun hat), and send additional sunscreen for midday reapplication. 
  • PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES: Only students in Grades 7 – 12 will be able to access personal electronic devices during snack and lunch breaks; we recommend all other students leave personal electronic devices at home. Students are not able to share screens of personal devices at any time. Should your student require a personal electronic device for medical purposes, please contact ejones@stagestheatre.org
 
 

CONTACTING SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOP ADMINISTRATORS


Please call the Box Office at 952-979-1111, option 4. If there is no answer, please leave a message and someone will get back to you shortly.  Please inform us of planned absences, early pick-ups, mid-day appointments, etc. at DROP OFF.
PLEASE NOTE: Summer Theatre Workshop administrators will contact all families of absent students. 
 

LAST DAY SHARING


Stages Theatre Company will require all last day sharing attendees ages 3+ to wear a face mask, in alignment with Stages Theatre Company's Health and Safety Policies for STC audience members. Additionally, Stages Theatre Company may ask families to limit the number of attendees at the last day sharing. Finalized last day sharing information will be shared with families the week of their student’s workshop.
 

Ages 4 – 6:

The last day sharing will take place during the last 30 minutes of the last day of your student’s workshop.   
 

Grades 1 – 3:

The last day sharing will take place at 2:30pm in the Main Stage Theatre at FAIR School, Crystal Campus for the following workshops: Pop Stars & Rock Stars, Disney Mashup, Screen to Stage Showstoppers.
The last day sharing will take place at 2:45pm in the Black Box Theatre or Dance Studio at FAIR School, Crystal Campus for the following workshop: New Play Laboratory: Dramatic Mystery (July 5-8).

Grades 4 – 6:

The last day sharing will take place at 2:30pm in the Main Stage Theatre at FAIR School, Crystal Campus for the following workshops: New Play Laboratory: Comedy, New Play Laboratory: Dramatic Mystery (August 8-12).  
The last day sharing will take place at 3:00pm in the Black Box Theatre at FAIR School, Crystal Campus for the following workshop: New Play Laboratory: Dramatic Mystery (July 5-8).  The last day sharing will take place from 3:10 – 3:40pm in the Main Stage Theatre at FAIR School, Crystal Campus for the following workshops: Broadway’s Biggest Hits, Wildcats, Sing-A-Long!, Power of Pop, Gamerverse Onstage. 

Summer Studio (Grades 6 – 9):

A Wrinkle in Time will perform at 7pm on July 29th and at 10am on July 30th at FAIR Crystal in the Mainstage Theatre.
Annie KIDS will perform at 7pm on August 5th and at 10am on August 6th at FAIR Crystal in the Mainstage Theatre.
 

CAST Summer Showtime (Ages 10 – 17):

The last day sharing will take place on the last day of workshop, Friday, August 26th. More information regarding the final performance time will be shared with families prior to the first day 
 

Grades 7 – 12:

Not all Grades 7 – 12 classes will have in-person sharing due to the nature of the training. Your student will either be sent home on their last day of workshop with a written evaluation from their teaching artist regarding their work throughout the workshop, a video recording of their final performance at workshop, OR, there will be an in-person sharing on the last day of the workshop. More information will be sent in the “Welcome Packet” email.  
 

HOW MUCH OF MY STUDENT’S WORKSHOP WILL BE OUTSIDE? 


If your student joined us during the summer of 2021, almost 100% of their day was spent outside. Summer 2022 will be different; we will utilize our state-of-the-art indoor classroom & rehearsal spaces at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, FAIR Crystal, and PiM Arts High School for most of our in-class time, and opt outside for snack breaks, lunch breaks, recess, and some class activities (at least once per day!).
 

COVID-19 SAFETY INFO

 
Please bookmark this page! Stages Theatre Company Education Programs policies are subject to change as guidelines and recommendations from the CDC and MDH continue to evolve.  
Individual workshop “Welcome Packet” emails will be sent 4 weeks prior to the first day of workshop and will include finalized policy information for your student’s workshop. 
Last Updated May 13, 2022 
 

FACE MASKS


Stages Theatre Company Education Programs will follow the updated guidelines regarding face masks put forth by MDH & CDC; at this time, masks are optional for Summer Theatre Workshop.
The CDC recommends people and communities use COVID-19 community levels to support decisions about masking based on their local context and unique needs. When/If Hennepin county reaches the high-risk COVID-19 community level, universal indoor masking will be required, regardless of vaccination status for all students, faculty, interns and staff for all indoor activities that are not eating and drinking. Lunch and snack breaks will continue to take place outside whenever possible.
 

PROOF OF VACCINATION OR NEGATIVE TEST


Stages Theatre Company is no longer requiring proof of up-to-date vaccinations, or a negative COVID-19 test result to attend productions or participate in Education programming.
However, in the case of a close contact exposure, Stages Theatre Company will follow the COVID-19 quarantine guidelines put forth by the CDC, Therefore, Stages Theatre Company staff will preemptively check age-eligible students’ proof of up to date COVID-19 vaccinations and/or proof of a positive viral test result within the last 90 days at DROP OFF on the first day of workshop.This check is not required for entry on the first day of the workshop but will be necessary following a possible close contact exposure during the week of the workshop.
Please see CLOSE CONTACT COVID-19 EXPOSURES section below regarding information specific to your student’s vaccination status.
 

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS


Students with COVID-19 symptoms will NOT be permitted in class, without proof of a negative test, regardless of vaccination status. Administrator will remove student from class at the onset of symptoms and call home for the student to be picked up. Students will not be permitted to return to workshop without proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
 
 

POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES


If your student tests positive for COVID-19 during Summer Theatre Workshop please notify Stages Education Director, Megan Collins, as soon as possible. If your student tests positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, they will be required to stay home for at least 5 days, per CDC guidelines. A pro-rated refund will be processed for the remainder of your student’s workshop tuition.
 
 

CLOSE CONTACT COVID-19 EXPOSURES


Your family will be notified by a Stages staff member if your student is a close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19.
 
Stages Theatre Company is committed to following the CDC close contact exposure quarantine guidelines which state:
 
  • If you are exposed to COVID-19 and are up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations, you do not need to quarantine and can return to class. Students will be required to wear a well-fitting mask for the remainder of the workshop, per CDC guidelines
    • A Stages staff member will check students’ proof of up to date vaccination on the first day of workshop.
 
  • If you are exposed to COVID-19 and had confirmed COVID-19 within the past 90 days (tested positive using a viral test), you do not need to quarantine and can return to class. Students will be required to wear a well-fitting mask for the remainder of the workshop, per CDC guidelines
    • A Stages staff member will check students’ proof of positive viral test result within the past 90 days on the first day of workshop.
 
  • If you are exposed to COVID-19 and are NOT up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations, nor have you tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days, it is recommended that you quarantine for 5 days, and therefore will not be able to return to Stages Theatre Company programming for 5 days, per CDC guidelines. A pro-rated refund will be processed for the remainder of your student’s workshop fee.
 
 

SOCIAL DISTANCING  


Stages Theatre Company teaching artists will adapt activities to allow for at least 3 feet of distancing whenever possible. Class sizes continue to be reduced for student safety:
Ages 4 – 6: 12 students per section
Grades 1 – 3: 14 students per section
Grades 4 – 6: 14 students per section
Grades 7 – 12: 16 Students per section
 
 

HAND WASHING, AIR FILTRATION, AND CLEANING 


Hand Washing: All students will be required to wash or sanitize their hands prior to the start of each class, and before and after touching any provided materials (markers, props, etc.).
Air Filtration: HVAC systems in all STC Education locations have been updated to allow for optimal air filtration.
Cleaning: Classroom spaces and bathrooms are professionally sanitized and cleaned frequently.