DRAMA PROGRAMS AT PARKSIDE ELEMENTARY

Programs are offered through partnership with Preferred School Care at Parkside
(Parkside Elementary, 685 Mercer St, Atlanta GA 30312) 

 

Enrolling for 2024-2025! 

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PARKSIDE DRAMA

Parkside drama students will have TWO performances this season!  
The big show WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER (inspired by High School Musical) will be performed in February 2025, and then the entire class will start to work on THE GREATEST SHOW, a mini-musical inspired by the hit film The Greatest Showman! THE GREATEST SHOW (a 10-12 minute mashup of our favorite acting scenes and musical numbers from the circus) will be performed in May 2025 at the Spring Showcase!
 

Both performance pieces will feature show-stopping musical numbers, dramatic acting scenes, and moments for everyone to shine onstage in their unique roles!

Jr Drama Club 
PreK - 1st graders 
Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00 pm

Drama Club   
2nd - 5th graders 
Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30 pm
 

 Traditionally this is a popular class at Parkside.  Class size can be up to 30 students with 2 instructors. 

Enrollment in all Forefront classes at Parkside also entitle students to participate in various Forefront Arts community events (Parent Night Out, Talent Show, Holiday Parade, etc)

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2024-2025 ENROLLMENT, TUITION, & PERFORMANCE DETAILS

Annual Registration & Membership Fee ~ $35
The annual Registration & Membership fee covers your child's insurance to participate in our programs as well as administrative expenses associated with processing & confirming your registration, class newsletters, and periodic special programs offered to the entire Forefront community.

 We offer 3 tuition payment options for classes at Parkside: pay in-full upfront for a discount, 
split tuition into 2 semesterly installments, or split tuition into 10 monthly installments.

1 hour class tuition:
$825 upfront (Save $100! Paid at registration) 
$445 x 2 semesters (Fall pd at registration, Spring pd January 1st)
$92.50 x 10 monthly installments (Pd at reg, Sept - Dec for Fall and Jan-May for Spring)

 

1.5 hour class tuition:
$969 upfront (Save $120! Paid at registration) 
$497 x 2 semesters (Fall pd at registration, Spring pd January 1st)
$109 x 10 monthly installments (Pd at reg, Sept - Dec for Fall and Jan-May for Spring)

 

Enrollment Details: Parkside Drama Club is a year-long commitment due to the nature of rehearsing a full-scale show.  Withdrawal mid-year is not possible for Drama Club enrollment. Parkside Jr Drama Club is a 1-semester commitment at a minimum but of course we hope your child participates all year to perform in both shows in the spring! Jr Drama Fall enrollment automatically carries over to the Spring semester unless you select the Semester-Enrollment option and provide written notice of withdrawal by emailing Register@ForefrontArts.com by 11/30/2024.  Withdrawal will take place between semesters. Your child's spot in Parkside Jr Drama is reserved for the year unless you choose to withdraw from spring semester with written notice given by 11/30/2024.

All enrolled families are required to have a card on file in our secure studio software for automatic billing purposes.  Tuition Installments or any class fees will be automatically charged to that card.  You can update the card on file at any time.  

 

DRAMA PERFORMANCE SUPPLY FEE – due October 2024
Participation in the musical performances (both High School Musical and The Greatest Showman revues) is expected of all students enrolled in Drama or Jr Drama. A $75 Drama Performance Supply Fee (processed 10/15/24) helps us cover all of the performance expenses for the WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER show in February which are not included in class tuition such as venue rental, event insurance, security, sets, costume pieces, props, scripts, show programs, keepsake HSM cast tshirt, keepsake HSM cast Showbear, and keepsake cast video. Spring Showcase performance expenses (where the kids will perform their Greatest Showman revue) is already included in your class tuition so there is no additional charge for performing in the May show. 

 

SPRING SHOWCASE RECITAL – May 2025
Participation in the Spring Showcase recital is expected of all students enrolled in Drama or Jr Drama.  Spring Showcase performance expenses are included in your class tuition including venue, event insurance, security, recital programs, recital tshirt, and keepsake recital video.

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS:
Enrollment in all Forefront classes at Parkside also entitle students to participate in various Forefront Arts community events (Parent Night Out, Talent Show, Holiday Parade, etc)

 

INSTALLMENT PLANS EXPLAINED:
The total cost for the year can be evenly split into installments for convenience & affordability.  All installment plans must be paid in full by May 1, 2025, and all accounts must be up-to-date for students to attend class or participate in performances or events.  For monthly installments you will pay the same whether your class meets 3, 4, or 5 times that month because you are not paying for those specific weeks in the month, but rather a straight installment plan for the total semester or year.  Enrollment is not month-to-month.  If selecting an installment option families are committing to paying the full amount for the program (Full-year commitment for Drama Club or 1 semester commitment for Jr Drama Club) simply split up into smaller monthly or semester payments.

 

2024-2025 DRESS CODE

CLICK HERE to see the Dress Code for each class at Parkside

Students should change into Dress Code before their class each week.
All students must have all of their dress code items by the 2nd class.

2024-2025 CLASS DATES   

We have set the class calendar for 32 classes (including dress rehearsal) over the course of the season but only charged tuition for 30 classes so if a class has to be canceled due to bad weather or teacher illness we will not need to schedule a make-up lesson.

FALL DATES (Wednesday):
Begin: September 4
End: December 20
Fall Dates with no classes: October 16, November 27, December 25, January 1.