Potential students are encouraged to audit 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 Commercial and Hosting workshops as often as they like – at the teacher’s discretion.
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 Hosting workshops.
Make-up Procedure for Commercial and 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, 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 at the student’s convenience 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 contact the office for the homework and plan to attend 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 watch and try again the next time the class is offered. Teachers will always do their best to accommodate make-up students, without compromising the current class.
There are no makeups for missed Scene Study classes.
All workshops require a deposit. The balance must be verified the first night of class, either by being paid in full or by selecting a specified payment plan (with postdated checks turned in to CBAA or scheduled payments online).
Students will be contacted by a CBAA representative two weeks before the start date of their workshop to confirm registration. At this point the deposit is nonrefundable. However, if the student drops the class within the next week, their deposit will be credited to the next session of that class (and the next session only). Within one week of the start of class, any dropped class forfeits the deposit or if the student does not attend the first night without financial arrangements in place.
If a student drops out more than two weeks before that class, a refund of their 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 CBAA, five days prior to the start of the workshop or risk losing their deposit and place in the 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. (Also see Make-up policy above.)
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 will not receive a refund if you cancel out of any workshop.
The weekday classes start at 7.00 pm (Mon/Tue/Wed nights) and at various times on Sundays.