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Policies & FAQs

New Students

If you are a new student, please read our New Student Packet and visit our FAQs page.

Payments

Ongoing Classes: Registration for our on-going classes are open and you can join anytime.  Tuition is $195 per month, charged to your credit card on the first of each month, with a “rolling” enrollment.  Meaning once you register we will continue to charge your card and keep your student on the roster unless you provide notice by the 20th of the month for the next month’s classes.  Cancellation notices received after the 20th of the month will be processed for the following month, ie, cancellation notice received October 27, cancellation will be extended to December 1, with tuition for November charged on November 1. Mid-month registration will be pro-rated. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and AMEX.

Workshops: Our workshops are very popular so register early! Some workshops offer payment plan options.  You can select to pay-in-full or take advantage of the payment plan. Payments towards workshops are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Gift Certificates: We offer e-gift cards that can be purchased online in any amount.

Release Forms

When registering, you will be prompted to acknowledge our Release Forms. These are required.  If you have any questions, please call 503.806.0909 or email [email protected].

Drop-Off

You may drop off your child and return for pick-up when class is over. Parking is available in our lot as well as 2-hour free spots on the street. You are absolutely welcome to park and wait for your child in our spacious and comfy lobby (ask the front desk for our Wifi password). If you are running late, you are required to call 503.806.0909. This is a safety issue. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Pick-Up

If you drop off your child and return for pick-up, please be on time. You will be billed $15/15 minute increments should you be late. If you are running late, you are required to call 503.806.0909. This is a safety issue. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Script Copies

Students are provided printed scripts in Ongoing Classes, Workshops and Industry Showcase. Many times students or parents forget their scripts. We will provide an additional copy at no extra cost. Future copies will be billed at $2/copy at the end of each month.

Make-Up Classes and Workshops

Ongoing Classes: If a student misses a class we encourage them to take advantage of make-up classes. They need to take a makeup class within three months of the missed class. Make-ups are forfeited if the student is no longer enrolled in on-going classes. Habitually missed classes will result in a discussion to determine the student’s commitment to Ongoing Classes.

Workshops:  If a student misses a workshop they are allowed to use it as a credit toward another workshop within that same calendar year. If make-up workshops are habitually missed more than three times, the fee is forfeited.

Ongoing Class Cancellation

To cancel enrollment for Ongoing Classes, a cancellation request is required, in writing, by the 20th of each month. Please complete the following online cancellation form. We are always sorry to see students leave the community.  We would love any feedback about your experience and explanation as to why are canceling.  Please email [email protected]  or call to discuss your thoughts.

Inclement Weather

In the event of bad weather, we typically follow public school closures. We will also make announcements on our public Facebook page, our private Facebook group, and send out an email announcement. If you are unsure, please call 503.806.0909 or email [email protected]. Make-up classes are available.

Acting for Kids & Teens student group

What photographer do you recommend for head shots/demo reel?

When booking a photo or video shoot be sure to wear solid colors and arrive with fresh, clean hair and make-up.

  • Jennifer Alyse: Coach Katie’s fabulous photographer. Let Jennifer know that AFK&T sent you to receive a discount.
  • Michael Verity: An excellent first headshot session for AFK&T students at a discounted rate.
  • Jon Meyer: A wonderful resource for Demo Reels and Video footage.

 

Do we park and come in or drop off?

You are absolutely welcome to park and wait for your child in our spacious and comfy lobby (ask the front desk for our Wifi password). You may also drop off your child and return for pick-up when class is over. Parking is available in our lot as well as 2-hour free spots on the street. Be sure to make a note of our late drop off and pick-up policies.

While in our quaint NW neighborhood, you can visit a variety of local businesses within walking distance, including Pearl ACE Hardware (next door), World Cup Coffee, Trader Joe’s or venture up to the NW 23rd area for some snacks and shopping.

How can we get more info?

Be sure to visit New Student Info packet. Should you need further assistance or have questions, please call 503.806.0909 or email [email protected].

What is a reel?

A demo reel is a carefully selected and edited montage of an actor’s work as a performer in film, TV, or other video productions.

What is a headshot?

A headshot is a specific type of portrait, 8×10″ color photograph, where the focus is the face. The term is usually applied for photographs that realistically demonstrate a person’s appearance for branding or casting.

Acting for Kids & Teens young new students

New Student Info

Acting for Kids & Teens is Portland’s premier acting studio for kids of all ages. Our Ongoing Classes and Workshops focus on TV, Film & Auditioning. From intro-level work to master classes, Coach Katie O’Grady trains students on a variety of techniques and styles. While our Studio specializes in Meisner, we also incorporate Suzuki, Sense Memory, and Improv techniques into the student experience.

Coach Katie spends quality time consulting, mentoring and walking kids and parents through the professional and emotional world of being an artist. All of our kids are held to a high standard professionally, in their personal lives and academically. Many of the kids training at the studio are working actors but some are brand new. Because our Classes and Workshops are ongoing, students can join at any time. This is a safe, loving place where everyone is welcome!

Instructions for new students:

Step 1: Select the class that best works in your schedule & register

Step 2: Review & acknowledge the registration waivers and check-out

Ongoing Classes: automatic payments are posted on the 1st of each month. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and AMEX.

Workshops: Some workshops offer payment plan options.  You can select to pay-in-full or take advantage of the payment plan. Payments towards workshops are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Step 3: Join our mailing list and stay up to date with AFK&T! You will be the first to know about special guests, tours, events, opportunities and Workshops before they are shared across social media.

Step 4: Please let us know if your kid or teen has any special requirements or needs to be taken into consideration. These would include mental health, developmental, behavioral issues, challenging family situations or allergies. We make every student’s mental and physical safety a priority. Please email or call us with information that will be helpful for our staff to know.

We look forward to meeting you! Should you need assistance or have questions, please contact our Program Director, Jessica More, at 503.806.0909 or [email protected].

Class watching student performance

Release Forms are required at the time you register for Ongoing Classes or Workshops. You will be prompted to initial each section when you are checking out. The forms can be downloaded and read here NEW STUDENT PACKET

Should you choose not to sign the waivers, your student will not be able to participate in classes and workshops. The reason why is because students are paired with other students or work in ensembles. Many of those students use taped and photographed work performed in our Studio for demo reels, college applications and auditions.

Questions?

Please call 503.806.0909 or email [email protected].

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