Frequently Asked Questions
Where are Classes/Camps held?
Most classes are held at the Arts United Center: 303 E. Main St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802.
Enter the "Stage Entrance" near the rear loading dock, check in with the security guard, and wait in the Green Room to be called for class.
Camps are held at various locations. See camp registration for details.
How long are classes?
Unless otherwise noted, classes are 55 minutes long. Parents are encouraged to wait in the car or elsewhere, but are welcome to wait in the Green Room if necessary. Student Pick-Up is at the West Green Room Door.
Note: No parents are allowed in the classroom during class/camp.
What is your payment policy?
Full payment must be received no later than 1 week prior to the start of class/camp. Payment can be made online, via phone (260-422-6900) or by check (payable to "Fort Wayne Youtheatre"). Youtheatre is unable to hold unpaid registrations past the payment deadline.
Can we bump my child up or down a grade level?
No. Students learn better, enjoy themselves more and are more free to be creative with those their own age/grade.
Exception: High School students with no experience may want to start in Junior Drama, where our trained staff can better determine if they are prepared for Senior Drama.
What if my child needs to miss a class?
Attendance is important. Performing is a collaborative art and regular absences affect the entire class. If your student needs to be absent, please email their teaching artist at the email listed in the Student Handbook. Excessive absence may result in removal from some class material or class itself.
What if we're thinking about cancelling for a refund?
Cancellations/Refunds must be requested no less than 1 week prior to the first day of class/camp. Full refunds via original payment form can only be made if requested by that date. Please allow up to 5 business days for the refund to be issued.
We reserve the right to cancel Class/Camp at any time, resulting in a FULL refund via the original payment form.
How will we know if class is cancelled due to weather?
If our Indiana weather results in class cancellations, notice will be posted on our Facebook/Instagram no later than 8AM that day. Please check our website and social media for up-to-date info.
Will there be an end of Class/Camp performance?
Classes: The final day of each semester will feature a free demonstration or performance during the last half of class. Guests may wait in the Green Room to be called up for the performance.
Camps: Camps also feature free capstone performances. See camp registration for specific info.