Frequently Asked Questions

General/Building Access

All staff, faculty, and students will utilize a mask from the time they enter the building until the time they exit. Students uncomfortable with wearing a mask will be encouraged to take the class online unless they have one of the conditions exempted under state guidelines (people who have severe asthma or breathing issues, hearing aids, autism, post-traumatic stress disorder, or claustrophobia, younger than 2, have difficulty breathing, or are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove them without assistance). To promote safety and reduce program costs, STUDENTS MUST BRING THEIR OWN MASK. FAA will have very limited supplies of masks available.

Yes, there is time built in for sanitization. Faculty members will sanitize in between each class/lesson before the next class/lesson takes place. (examples include: wiping down ballet bars, piano keys, and other commonly touched surfaces).

FAA will also be utilizing various levels of air filtration. Private lessons are scheduled to eliminate student overlap.This includes virtual lessons at FAA in between the in person lessons.

The FAA building will open one half hour prior to the earliest lesson/class/session of the day and will be closed when lessons/classes/sessions are not taking place. No walk ins. Additional building access by appointment only. Please call (440) 951-7500 x100 to schedule an appointment. 

Payment and refund policy details can be found here.

  • Drinking fountains will be covered, water turned off and unusable. Parents and students should limit food brought in to a small snack (granola bars, water bottles, etc.) Meals should be eaten outside of FAA. 
  • Restrooms will be available. They will be cleaned and disinfected daily along with frequently touched areas in the restrooms, i.e. sinks, paper dispensers, etc. by cleaning personnel. Restrooms will be assigned for individual classes. Utilize one person at a time. 
  • Students should plan on changing at home. The changing room will be available ONLY for dancers taking more than one class per day. No more than one dancer shall be in the room at the same time. Absolutely no clothing changes in the restrooms and/or restroom stalls. 
  • Vending machines will be empty and unavailable. 
Faculty, staff, and students are required to have their temperature taken each day before they report for onsite instruction, Our Customer Service Representatives will facilitate this. Anyone who feels ill, is missing a mask, or has a temperature above 100.4 will be asked to return home.
  • Parents, family and friends will generally be prohibited from classes. Parents of older children will be encouraged to remain in their cars.
  • Parents of children 5 and under will be encouraged to use waiting areas nearest to their child’s music studio. Waiting areas will be arranged strategically following the 6’-0” social distancing. Chair arms and tables will be sanitized every two hours. 
  • The timing of classes shall be staggered so that participants are entering and leaving their classes at different times.  

Information about FAA scholarships can be found here.

All faculty and students will enter the building at the main entrance, located at the front of the building, and leave through the north exit, facing Mentor Avenue. Parents may pick up their children there.

The way the hybrid model is set up for the fall session, we will return to virtually only classes, lessons, and sessions immediately if we were to shut down. We will remain hopeful that FAA will not have to shut down again! Please consult our policy in case of shutdown.

Classes

In person classes

Yes. In person classes will take place during the Fall session. Social distancing will be enforced.

  • Social Distancing: Classes will be structured with the 6’0” social distancing guidelines. All classrooms will be marked with the 6-0″ spacing for students.  Instructors will be 6’0” or more away from each student depending on the size of the class.  
  • Assigned Spaces: Classroom seating will follow the 6’0” social spacing guideline.  For the term of class, workspaces will be theirs and theirs alone until class termination. 
  • Student’s personal items should be kept with students at all times. Instructors will advise students that at no time are they to share or borrow another student’s clothing, towel, cell phone or make up, etc. 
  • Visual Art: FAA will provide art containers for most students.   Each student will bring their “art container” from home to the class. This container will hold all necessary art items for their projects such as crayons, brushes, colored pencils, paint, paste, etc. The art instructor will provide the list of items that will be in the container so parents may inventory their container prior to class. Individual art container items cannot be shared or swapped with other students at any time. To learn more about a class and the supplies, please read the class description prior to registering.
  • Dance: Dance bags, purses, etc. shall be spaced around the interior walls with 6’0” spacing. Instructors will advise dancers that at no time are they to share or borrow another dancer’s clothing, towel, cell phone or make up, etc. Only personal water containers are permitted in the dance studios and cannot be shared with fellow dancers.
  • Theatre: Props will not be shared unless disinfected in between usage. 

Virtual classes

Yes. A majority of classes have online options. Classes such as theatre and ceramics are in person only. 

Online:

  1. Click on a program area above
  2. Scroll to find the class(es) you wish to register for
  3. Click on the class button that says “VIRTUAL” in the title
  4. Proceed to register for the class as normal via ActiveNet

On the phone: Call (440) 951-7500 x100 during business hours.

In person: Please call ahead to make an appointment.  

Communication: An email will be sent to class registrants prior to the first day with directions and a link to the live session of the class. Throughout the session outside of the live class, students/parents will communicate with the instructor via email.

Live on Zoom: The time of the virtual class is the same time as the in person version of the class unless otherwise noted. Classrooms at FAA have the appropriate technology to stream the class live so that the student attending virtually is able to be present along with the other students who are attending class in person. Classes will not be recorded for later viewing to respect the privacy of students. 

Helpful information to prepare for virtual instruction can be found here.

Private Lessons

In person lessons

Yes. In person classes will take place during the Fall session. Social distancing will be enforced. Additional protective measures will be in place specific to each studio. Please call Customer Service (440) 951-7500 x100 for further questions. 

Yes. Masks are required whenever possible. Students are encouraged to purchase a low cost shield or a modified mask. Studios are large enough at FAA to remain six feet apart. Specific instructions will be sent to students once registered.

Virtual lessons

Yes. Please call Customer Service (440) 951-7500 x100 to ask about a specific instructor or instrument.

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