We know that you may have questions or concerns about the upcoming session of classes and summer camps. We have done our best to anticipate these questions and provide answers below. if you have additional questions, please contact us and we will update this page.
When will classes be in person?
The CAA studio is holding in-person classes this fall. All of our instructors are vaccinated. We will all wear masks in the studio and chairs will be spread out in the main room. We run two air purifiers with HEPA filters during all classes.
When will shows be in person?
We are planning on opening the studio for in-person shows late in the fall session for our fall play and our class showcases.
Will you be offering classes outside?
Unfortunately, we do not have any outdoor space of our own and cannot guarantee that we will be undisturbed if we attempted to hold class in Vassallo Park. Many other groups and individuals use that space during the week. We are not yet comfortable moving indoors if there is inclement weather.
Will you be offering after school programs again?
We are offering after-school programs for the Croton Harmon School District at the elementary and middle schools. We are not running our Connections after school program.
What safety precautions are you offering in the studio?
All students and staff are required to wear masks when in the studio and must remain 6 ft apart per social distancing guidelines on and off the stage. Seating and high touch areas are being sanitized before every class. Air purifiers with HEPA filters are run daily during classes. Hand sanitizer is provided throughout the studio.
Are vaccinations required?
Students are not required to be vaccinated at this time but we strongly encourage our students above 12 years old to get the vaccine. All in-person staff are vaccinated fully at this time. We don't have a requirement for vaccination for an audience at this time but may re-visit this in the future.
Are students and staff required to do anything prior to their visit?
Yes, all visitors and staff should read through this checklist prior to their visit. If you cannot answer "No" to all questions below, we ask that you stay home.
1) Have you received a positive COVID-19 test result in the past 2 weeks?
2) Have you been in close contact with someone who is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 in the past 72 hours?
3) Are you experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 including but not limited to: fever, chills, fatigue, muscle aches, cough, shortness of breath, gastrointestinal symptoms, or changes in taste/smell?
4) Have you traveled across state lines or internationally in the past 2 weeks?
How is CAA doing?
CAA lost an estimated 90% of its income due to COVID. We were able to survive during the past year because of some virtual classes and performances, a 2020 fundraising campaign, our PPP loans, and our in-person summer camps. The urgency of keeping the arts alive could not be more important for schools like us.
CAA was extremely fortunate to take over the after-school program for the Croton Harmon School District. this fall We are currently applying for certification from NYS as an after-care program. This has allowed us to be able to remain in our space and expand our school.
If you would like to make a contribution you may donate online here or send a check to Croton Academy of Comedic Arts at 8 Old Post Road South, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520.