We know that you may have questions or concerns about the upcoming fall session of classes. We have done our best to anticipate these questions and provide answers below. if you have additional questions, please contact us.
Are classes in person?
Yes! The CAA studio is holding all classes in-person. All of our instructors are vaccinated. We still 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.
Are shows in person?
We are holding all shows in person at the studio. We require audiences to be masked. Actors onstage are not masked..
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 no longer running an after school program. at our studio
What safety precautions are you offering in the studio?
All students and staff wear masks when in the studio. 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 but we strongly encourage all of our students to get the vaccine. All in-person staff are vaccinated fully at this time. We require our audiences to be vaccinated.
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 in 2020-2021. We were able to survive because of some virtual classes and performances, a 2020 fundraising campaign, our PPP loans, and our in-person summer camps. For the fall of 2021, we brought our classes back inside and began offering limited seating in-person performances. 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. in the fall of 2021. We are recently certificated from NYS as an after-care program. This has allowed us to be able to remain in our space and expand our school. We are now able to also offer some scholarship aide.
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.