Terms and Conditions
Payments are due in full at the time of signing up for a class and/or workshop. Payment is accepted in form of credit card. Ongoing classes will be billed on the 25th of each month for the next month's round. NO Checks or Money Orders.
Classes are subscription based and are only offered in bundles of 4, with one class per week for 4 weeks.
Classes take place at the same day and time every week. You continue to study at Tcherkin Studio for as long or as short as you wish. There is no term or semester or set time to be in one level. The subscription is automatically renewed every 4th week, until cancelled by the student.
Cancellation and refunds
Tcherkin Studio cannot guarantee any type of refund, full or partial, of subscriptions after they have been paid or renewed. Subscriptions run until cancelled by the student and can be cancelled at any time.
If Tcherkin Studio is cancelling a class or session, a credit will be issued.
You are expected to be on time for classes and coaching sessions. No time will be added to the class or coaching session if you are late.
In the Studio:
Students are expected to arrive early for class and stay until the end of the class, unless coach Tcherkin has been notified in advance. If you cannot attend class for any reason, you must also notify your scene partner.
While in class, you are expected to be attentive to your classmates and your teacher. Your cell phone should remain off until the break between scenes, where you can step outside to talk and/or text. Talking and texting during the scene and critique is unacceptable!
The Virtual Room:
The Virtual room will be opened 15 min prior to the actual class time and will remain available after class for up to 30 min. We at Tcherkin Studio and the Chubbuck Family believe that socializing and getting to hang together before and after class is of outmost importance in creating a community of like-minded people who are there to support each other, their growth and their successes.
All the rest of the rules stated above under “In the Studio” apply.
Confidentiality Personal Agreement
Audio and/or Video recording of any type during classes/workshop, or private coaching is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Due to the sensitive nature of this program and the personal discussions that are a part of these teachings, we all pledge to protect the information and the integrity of what each and every one of us shares while we are working together in the Studio and/or online through Zoom/FaceTime/Google Duo or other digital platforms.
Once your scene partner has been assigned, you should contact each other within 24 hours to set up your rehearsal schedule. You are expected to return calls and e-mails promptly. If your scene involves any physicality related to sex or violence, have a conversation with your scene partner regarding boundaries. Being able to openly discuss what you are and are not comfortable with creates trust and, ultimately, keeps you safe while working on the scene.
Always come prepared
Students must always be prepared with a monologue in case their scene partner is not able to attend class due to emergency. You will not be deprived from the opportunity to work due to the absence of your assigned scene partner.
If your scene is from a play, read the entire play. If your scene is from a film read (or watch) the entire screenplay. This will give you the previous circumstances for your scene, as well as provide clues for your overall objective and your scene objective.
It is our goal to provide the opportunity for you to work at least twice a month. However, situations may arise that may conflict with the frequency of your work that The Studio cannot anticipate and is not responsible for. Please do not put up a scene unless you and your partner are ready. It may harm your process, and it is disrespectful to your classmates. Expect all scenes to be put up twice.
In the Studio:
It is possible that you could receive a second scene in class. If you are fortunate enough to be assigned a second scene, you are still be expected to complete your work on your first scene. If your scene partner is absent for class on a day that your name appears in the scene’s place on the list rotation, you may take the opportunity to present a monologue. Putting up a monologue does not affect your scene’s place on the list and allows you the opportunity to work.
The Virtual Room:
In order to create the most effective online classes with the highest possible quality, as well as the most productive way to give individualized attention, AND to allow people who have iPads, but don’t have laptops or desktop computers to participate, we have structured the class with a total of only 9 participants (8 students and Coach Violet). We want to give everyone a chance to study, allowing more time per student, and for everyone to be seen.
Tcherkin Studio does not recommend using a smart phone for our virtual classes as the small screen will not allow you to see everyone at the same time.
Audio and/or Video recording of any type during classes/workshop, or private coaching is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Due to the sensitive nature of this program and the personal discussions that are a part of these teachings, we all pledge to protect the information and the integrity of what each and every one of us shares while we are working together in the Studio and/or online though Zoom/FaceTime/Google Duo or other digital platforms.
Food and Drinks
NO food or drinks, except water, is allowed in the Studio unless is a part of the scene. You are required to thoroughly clean up after yourself if you have used food as a prop.
NO smoking, alcohol or drugs are allowed in or within 100 feet of the Studio. If your scene includes Smoking as an applicable doing, you may only use electronic device, as the discretion of the Studio.
Bathroom areas should be used quietly during the breaks between scenes, and not during a scene or critique. If you arrive at the Studio while a scene or critique is in progress, please wait until the critique has been completed before entering the room. Remember to pick up and clean after yourself when attending class.
Tcherkin Studio makes no guarantees, expressed or implied, in any shape or form of any outcome, including but not limited to students getting an agent, being invited for an audition/casting, booking a job, gaining a film/TV or theater working contract, being accepted to a program or becoming the next “Red Carpet” sensation, and/or the next big Hollywood/Broadway star.