Each returning student is eligible to receive a Loyalty discount after signing up for a class in a new discipline. For example, if a student began studying with us in an acting class, s/he will receive a $35 credit toward tuition of their next commercial, hosting or acting class. Only one discount may be applied to a tuition and a Loyalty Discount may only be applied once per discipline. Discount must be requested and will be credited after deposit is paid.
Potential students are encouraged to audit Acting, Commercial and Hosting workshops one time before committing to a class. Prior to auditing, each potential student is invited to chat with Kimberly Jürgen to determine which class and level is most appropriate to meet their career goals.
Once an actor gives their deposit for a class they may audit the Acting, Commercial and Hosting workshops as often as they like – at the teacher’s discretion.
All workshops require a $175 deposit. The balance must be paid the first night, either in full or in a specified payment plan (with postdated checks).
Students will be called by the class assistant two weeks before the start date of the workshop and will be confirmed. Once the student is confirmed , their deposit check will be deposited. If the student chooses to cancel out of the class in the next six days, their check will be credited to the next session of that class (and the next session only). They will lose their deposit if they cancel out seven days prior to the start of the class or do not attend the first night without making financial arrangements.
If a student drops out more than two weeks before the class, a refund of their $175 deposit may be requested for up to one year from the date of payment. Or the online payment can be applied to another class up to two years from the date of the deposit.
If a student is unable to attend the first night of their workshop, they must send the balance of the money due to Kimberly Jürgen, five days prior to the start of the workshop or lose their deposit and place in the class.
To ensure there is never more than the designated number of students in a class, we do not guarantee make-up classes for Commercial or certain Hosting workshops. And, because of the nature of Acting and Improv disciplines, we do not allow any make-ups for these classes.
Make-up Procedure for Commercial and applicable Hosting classes: if a student shows up for the specific missed class the next time their level is offered and one or two of the registered students are not in attendance and the teacher is not dealing with an issue that is overly time consuming, then the student can do a make-up. (About 80 % of the time there is at least one missing student. So the chances of making up a class are good, BUT students are encouraged to try not to miss. Training consistently does the most to serve the acting process and development.) For example: if a student misses Commercial I week 3, then the next time Commercial I #3 appears on the calendar, that student should drop in for a potential make-up class.
If a few people show to make-up a class and there is only one available spot, then the students can either decide who will get it or split the class. And if the class is at capacity, they can audit and try again the next time the class is offered. Teachers will do their best to accommodate make-up students, without compromising the current class.
Whenever, a student has to be late or miss a class, they must call the Class Assistant (ideally at least an hour before the class). Besides that it is professional and courteous, it helps the teacher to pace the class and not be concerned that anything may have happened to the missing student.
FOLLOW UP CLASSES
Once you have completed any of the Commercial workshop, and if you would like to stop in and take a class, (even if you never missed any), you are invited back. For no cost, once an eight week session and only if there is a paid student(s) not in attendance and there is no one making up a class, you can participate in the level or a lower level of the commercial class in which you were a student.
If, for any reason, you choose to cancel out of the class after the first night, you have 24 hours to contact Kimberly Jürgen in writing and your balance (less the deposit) will be refunded. After that first 24 hours you cannot receive a refund if you cancel out of any workshop.
The weekday classes start at 7.00 pm (Mon – Thurs nights), on Saturdays at 11.00 am and at various times on Sundays.