Frequently Asked Questions
At The Bird and Stone, we will be putting in social distancing measures during most of our classes. However, due to the nature of Arts Education, a lot of our activities are practical and involve collaborating with other students not just intellectually, but physically. Sanitiser will be compulsory to use at the start and end of each lesson. If you child has been in contact with anyone suspected to have the virus or any of the following symptoms, please refrain from allowing them to attend lessons for at least 2 weeks.
All of our team are fully vaccinated by choice. Vaccinations for students and members are NOT required but we strongly encourage you to adhere to the instructions above for our community's safety.
All programs require at least 6 students enrolled per class. Therefore, programs can be subject to termination, in which case, parents and guardians will receive a full refund.
Our main studio is Tweed Masonic Centre, 8 Boyd Street. All drama and musical theatre classes are run at this location. Our Heels Beginner Class is run at Danceland, 24/25 Ourimbah Road, Tweed Heads.
All Drama and Musical Theatre Programs are scheduled to coincide with the NSW school term.
Heels Dance classes are scheduled separately. All classes run on NSW time. Please refer to our timetable.
All Drama and Musical Theatre Programs require full upfront payment prior to commencement date. An invoice will be emailed to parents/guardians before the program begins. We do accept Creative Kids Vouchers. Please be aware that the full amount of the voucher must be redeemed and refunds can not be given.
There are no scehduled performances for our first set of programs for the year. We are aiming to hold a mid year showcase (end of Term 2) and/or an end of year showcase (end of Term 4).
EXAMS + EISTEDDFORDS
If your child is undergoing private lessons and wishes to enter for an exam, please contact us and we will provide you with some extra information or you can visit https://www.trinitycollege.com/. We also strongly encourage students to audition for community theatre shows, particularly Tweed Theatre Company. You can visit their website here - https://www.tweedtheatre.com.au/auditions/.
Please know that The Bird and Stone Studio is not a talent agency. We are willing to offer advice on Talent Agencies to anyone inquiring, however, our team is not responsible for the management and representation of your child, career-wise. Our lessons and classes will equip students to seek out representation at their own volition.