YES Company Participation FAQs and Policies


HOW TO REGISTER 

Participation in YES Company and YES Academy is by audition. Click here to learn more about the audition process for YES Company and here for YES Academy.

ACCESSIBILITY AND INCLUSION

The Gallo Center for the Arts strives to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for students of all abilities. Parents are encouraged to provide complete information on the registration form and will be contacted by a member of our Education Department to discuss reasonable and respectful accommodations.

TUITION

YES Company is a tuition-based program. The tuition fee for 2024 is $250.00 per student. Tuition is due in full at the time of student registration. The deadline to complete registration and pay tuition for 2024 is Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellation requests received before May 6, 2024 will be refunded the tuition amount paid less at $25 processing/registration fee (if tuition was paid).

Cancellation requests received after May 6, 2026 cannot be refunded.

The Gallo Center reserves the right to cancel a class at anytime. In this instance, any amount paid will be refunded in full.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships are available. Please click here to apply. The deadline to apply for scholarships is Wednesday, March 13, 2024. Scholarships will be awarded by email on Wednesday, March 27, 2024. Scholarship awards must be accepted and confirmed by Wednesday, April 3, 2024.

SCHEDULE & COMMUNICATION

Students and families will submit all conflicts before the deadline of May 1, 2024. If additional conflicts arise, students will give advanced notice (at least three days) in writing to the Arts Education Programs Manager for approval.

All meetings, rehearsals and performances will begin and end on time. Students are expected to arrive and depart on time and stay for the entire duration of their call time unless otherwise communicated with the Arts Education Programs Manager.

Students will provide their own transportation to and from all meetings, rehearsals, performances and appearances. 

Students and families will use the BAND App as the primary form of communication with YES Company staff during the rehearsal and performance period.

Rehearsals are closed to all but the cast and crew members unless previous arrangements have been made with the Arts Education Programs Manager.

STUDENT PARTICIPATION & BEHAVIOR

Students will not change their appearance without approval from the Arts Education Programs Manager, i.e. cut or color hair, added piercings, etc.

Students will wear rehearsal appropriate clothing and closed toed shoes. (NO sandals, crocs, bare midriffs, short skirts/shorts, baggy pants). Dancers must wear appropriate shoes and clothing.

Students will respect the people, personal boundaries and property of YES Company and all the rehearsal and performance facilities.

Please review the following with your child and ensure they understand the following expectations.

Parents/Guardians will be immediately notified if:

  • A child disturbs or hurts others, either verbally or physically.
  • A child damages equipment or property.
  • A child places himself/herself in a dangerous situation.

Students will be dropped from the program at any time, forfeiting any fees, if they are unable to maintain the discipline and responsibility necessary to obtain a positive, productive, and safe environment to all involved in the production.

CELL PHONES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES

The use of cell phones, tablets, smart watches or video games are prohibited during meetings and rehearsals. If devices are seen more than once in a day they will be taken away from the student and returned to a parent/guardian at check out. At times, students will be asked to check in their cell phones for safe keeping during rehearsals and/or performances.

RELEASE & CONSENT

I agree to hold harmless the Gallo Center for the Arts or its staff and the Stanislaus County Office of Education or its staff for any personal injury, property damage or articles lost resulting from participation in YES Company,

I give consent for my student to be photographed and video recorded and hereby authorize YES Company, the Gallo Center for the Arts, and the Stanislaus County Office of Education to use and reproduce these photographs for publicity, promotional and/or granting purposes.