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 and camps be in person?
The CAA studio is re-opening for our Improv/PFI class at this time. All other spring session classes will remain online. We plan to be back 100% in person for all our 2021 summer camps.
When will shows be in person?
We are not opening the studio for in-person shows at this time. Our spring session of "Zoom Theatre" will have a virtual live-streamed performance. We will re-evaluate this policy this summer and will take CDC, state, and local guidelines into consideration.
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 hoping to offer our after-school performing arts program "Connections" in Fall 2021, based on CDC, state, and local guidelines.
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. 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 16 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 has lost an estimated 90% of income due to COVID. We have been able to survive up to this point because of some virtual classes and performances, a 2020 fundraising campaign, and our PPP loans. The urgency of keeping the arts alive could not be more important as we continue to struggle forward. We are counting on our summer programming to help us. Your donation will also help to bridge the gap until we can resume our regular after-school schedule at CAA and in the Croton schools.
You can donate online here or send a check to Croton Academy of Comedic Arts at 8 Old Post Road South, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520.