We strive every day to build character in our students, both on and off the stage, and want to deliver the very best learning experience for all of our students and young performers. We have the following expectation of them to make that possible.
Our Students and Performers will
- Show respect for others: Our students will respect the rights and feelings of the other participants. Fighting, bullying, name calling, intimidation, bigotry of any kind, inappropriate language or any other form of emotional or physical abuse or unwanted contact directed at one another, Directors, Staff or Volunteers will not be tolerated.
- Maintain a Professional Focus: Our students are expected to pay attention to and follow the guidance of the Directors so that they can get the most out of their time here. Disruptive, distracting or problematic behavior that affects this learning environment will not be tolerated. Students may not use cell phones or electronic games during instructional periods, rehearsals, or performances. Cell phones must remain off during these periods.
- Respect our Theatre: Participants will respect the theatre facilities, costumes, props, sets, and all other playhouse property including the property of other participants. They will pick up after themselves and work to keep the theatre and class rooms clean.
- Dangerous Items: Never use drugs, alcohol, or tobacco and none of these or weapons of any kind are permitted at the theatre.
- Displays of Affection: Not engage in inappropriate public displays of affection. Our students and performers are expected to act as professionals on and off the stage at PCT, and no unprofessional or suggestive conduct will be tolerated.
- Always be On Time: Show up to rehearsals, classes and shows on-time and ready to get to work with all necessary props, costumes, notes or scripts.
- Not Leave Unless Dismissed: Not leave the theatre during a class, show or rehearsal unless excused by the Director or when the Director dismisses the group.
- Dress according to the Plano Children’s Theatre Dress Code. PCT has adopted the dress code published by the Plano Independent School District which outlines the following guidance for acceptable dress except where otherwise guided by the Director for a show’s costume or for specific program activity. Shoes must be worn at all times. Students in grades K-2 may wear regular shorts. Students in grades 3-12 may wear shorts but must be loose-fitting; no biking shorts, cutoffs, boxer shorts or combination thereof, they must be hemmed or cuffed, and length must be to the fingertips or longer. Dresses or skirts must be longer than fingertips. Tank tops, tube tops, halter type blouses or mesh shirts will not be permitted. Sundresses will be permitted if modestly cut. Shirts should overlap the waistband of skirts, shorts, or pants. Items with provocative, offensive, violent, or drug related pictures or slogans will not be permitted. Items advertising alcoholic beverages or tobacco products will not be permitted. No hats, caps, bandannas, hoods, wallet chains, or sunglasses. No type of clothing which has been torn or has holes will be allowed. No sagging pants or shorts and no gang paraphernalia. No visible pierced jewelry other than earrings, All students are expected to meet community standards and school policies with regard to health, cleanliness and appearance.
- Never Discriminate: Discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or on any other basis prohibited by law, is never allowed.
- Abide by the Three Strike Rule: Students breaking any of the code of conduct rules will have the following disciplinary actions:The first instance: student will be given a verbal warning by the Director. The second instance: student will be given a verbal warning, and parent/guardian will be contacted.Third instance: student will be dismissed permanently from the class, show or rehearsal.
Any student who believes that he or she has observed or has experienced prohibited behaviors should report these immediately to an instructor or Director.