Unfortunately, this summer we are not able to offer early drop-off or after-care.
Zoom links will be sent out on Friday afternoons for programs that begin on Monday. The same zoom link will be used for the duration of the 2-week program.
If you are having trouble logging onto Zoom, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If there is more than a 40% chance of continuous rain or thunderstorms in the morning, we will move the program online for the day. Refunds/credits/make-ups will not be given for rainy days. If it rains hard or there is thunder/lightning during the day, we will call families. Kids will need to be picked up within the half-hour from the park or at the BAL space.
The program will be held on Zoom from 9AM-3PM. Here is a sample Zoom day:
9-10 AM Introductions, Ice-Breakers, Physical and Vocal Warm-Ups
10 AM Snack
10:15-11:30 Theater and Improv Games
11:30-12:00 Song and Dance
12-1:00 Screen-free Lunch
1:00-2:00 Theme-related PLAY-making
No refunds or credits will be issued this summer.
Weeks can be switched based on availability. Requests must be made by e-mail and must be received 2 weeks prior to the start of the program.
Please send your child with a healthy lunch, two or more snacks, and a bottle of water or thermos. We eat the first snack between 10AM and 10:30AM, lunch at 12PM, and the second snack at 2PM. We do not have a refrigerator to keep lunches cold and we are unable to heat up food.
Please send your child with a clean extra mask, a small container of hand sanitizer, and sunscreen.
Please send your child in comfortable clothes and shoes, as they will be dancing and moving around a lot! Sneakers and supportive sandals are best. No flip-flops, please. Sunscreen should be applied in the morning at home. You should send a bottle of sunscreen to re-apply during the day. Please send your child with a hat.
If your child is being picked up by an adult who has not been noted as an authorized pick-up on on the registration form, we must be notified in writing. You can send an email to email@example.com. Your child will not be released to an adult without this written notification from the parents/guardians.
The virtual shares will be held on Zoom on the last day of the program during the last 20 minutes of class.
The outdoor shares will be socially distanced and limited to 2 people per child.
Young PLAYers shares will be held on Friday at 2PM.
Intensive shares will be held on Friday at 2:30 PM.
Mini-Musical shares will be held on Friday at 1 PM.
In the event of rain, we will adjust to another day in the week or move the share to Zoom. TBD.
The arts are essential. Art will play an integral role in our healing. Art will help restore joy in our hearts, homes, and communities. The arts will be a vital tool in re-imagining and re-creating a better and brighter future.
Arts education is a right, not a privilege. At BAL we are committed to providing access to all children and families who wish to partake in our programs.
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