Policies & Rates
Cynthia Bain's Young Actor Studio is an Industry-Renowned, cutting-edge Young Actor Studio for the young professional or aspiring actor who plays 25 and under.
⭐️The results from our classes, camps, and coaching are unparalleled in the Industry in our 20-year history. ⭐️
⭐️We have literally thousands of success stories, from major film stars to series regulars to guest stars.⭐️
Our studio specializes in Industry-Renowned
Scene Study Classes.
Scene Study is the foundation of all acting training,
and the most important investment of all acting training.
We specialize in Industry-Renowned Results-Oriented Scene Study Classes with an emphasis on Script Analysis. At times our classes may also include vocal warm-ups, exercises, improv, and audition technique. Class size is very limited, guaranteeing every student the opportunity to explore scene study in every class.
Our Scene Study Classes are ongoing so students may join at any time, however, all classes have wait-lists.
We also offer:
Private Acting Lessons
Private Career Consultations
Acting Intensive Camps
Casting Director Masterclasses
Tuition and coaching - Current RATES
For Current Tuition and Coaching Rates please click: HERE
That means that even if the rates go up, your rate will stay the same as when you first enrolled, for as long as your remain in class or are on "Break Status." (see below)
JOIN OUR STUDIO NOW before the next rate increase!
ON-GOING SCENE STUDY CLASSES policies
Our Scene Study classes are designed to be taken in ongoing consecutive sessions. There is an initial 12 Consecutive Class commitment required, after which students will be automatically enrolled in the class month-to-month until cancellation has been requested.
Cancellations must be received in writing by the 15th of the current month in order to cancel classes for the next month.
Our Scene Study Classes are ongoing so students may join at any time, however, all classes have wait-lists. If you are on a wait-list already please know that we will contact you as soon as a spot becomes available. The wait time varies, but at times it can be up to several months and sometimes longer.
We have never advertised (not one cent!) and yet have maintained wait-lists for all of our classes for over 20 years. Many students study with us for many years.
TUITION & payment Policies
All Student Families must have a credit card on file and be registered on the Studio Director Portal.
ONGOING SCENE STUDY CLASSES
All new students are required to commit to an initial 12 Consecutive Class Session. After the first 12-Class Session, classes are taken month-to-month on an ongoing basis. Full payment for the first 4-Weeks is required to secure your spot.
After your first month, your tuition will be auto-charged monthly on the 20th of every month for classes occurring the following month. (If there are more or less than 4 classes in a month you will be auto-charged pro-rated tuition for the number of classes that are actually in that month on the 20th of the current month.)
After completing your first 12-Class Session, in order to cancel classes for the following month, you must notify us in writing on or before the 15th of the current month or you will be automatically charged on the 20th for the next month. To hold your spot for a future return we suggest you submit a "Break Application" rather than cancel your classes. (See below for more information about our Break Policy.)
If you miss a class, you can make it up in one of our monthly Make-Up Classes! (see below)
Switching to a different class is at the Instructor's discretion, and is only allowed after at least 8-Classes have been completed in the original class. If a switch is approved by the Instructor, the Administrative Fee for a switch is $100, and we require at least two weeks' notice to switch to a new class. Once in the new class, an 8 Consecutive Class commitment is required before breaking or discontinuing.
INTENSIVES AND MASTERCLASSES
Must be paid upfront. One Makeup class will be offered per session.
A deposit of 50% is required to hold your spot. Balance due by April 15th for Session 1, May 15th for Session 2 and Session 3.
Full payment is required on or before the time of your appointment. Private Coaching and Lessons are by Appointment Only. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request, or click one of the links on this page: Click HERE for more information on Privates. Cancellation Policy: 24hrs in advance, or else full charge will apply.
Families are responsible for updating lost, stolen, or expired cards. If the card on file is declined, you will be notified via email. If payment is not received on the 20th of the month, there is a 5-day grace period after which you will be charged a $35.00 late fee. Additional late fees of $35.00 will be assessed every 5 days after the initial 5-day grace period has expired until payment has been received in full. We also accept cash or checks, but we still require all families to keep a valid credit card on file on your The Studio Director Portal. There is a $40 charge for returned checks.
There are no refunds or credits of any kind including, but not limited to, late arrivals, early withdrawals, non-arrivals, dismissals, change of mind, and missed classes for any reason. Payments for all services are non-transferable and non-refundable and non-creditable.
After completing the first 12-Class session, you may apply for "Break Status" by submitting a "Break Application" to your hold remaining paid-for classes. The Break Application fee is $100.
To submit a Break Application online or for more information about Break Status Policies click: HERE.
While on "Break Status" you are guaranteed:
★Your current tuition rate when you return
★The return date of your choice within 6 months (skipping the wait-list!)
★Eligibility to attend the monthly Make-Up Class while on break
★Receive the lower “enrolled student” rate for all Privates!
★Your paid-for classes can be used when you return
The Break Application must be submitted 2 weeks in advance of the Break, and the Break must be for 2 or more consecutive classes.
The current session must be paid in full, and the 100 Break Application fee must be paid before a Break can be approved.
Upon your return from a Break, you must be enrolled for 8 consecutive classes, and are only eligible to apply for another Break after those 8 classes.
If a student’s Break Application is approved, the student’s unused classes will be on HOLD until their return date, and your chosen return date is guaranteed.
If your return date changes, you must notify the studio at least 2 weeks in advance, otherwise, your classes will automatically resume on the date you have indicated on the Break Application.
The return date can only be changed once per Break Application.
All unused classes will expire 6 months from the beginning of the break.
Please note, only "continuing" students (those who have completed one entire 12-Class session) may apply for Break Status.
To submit a Break Application online or for more information about Break Status Policies click: HERE.
MAKE-UP CLASS POLICY
We offer free Make-Up Classes! You must be enrolled in a class or on official "Break Status" to be eligible to attend the Make-Up Classes.
The Make-Up Classes are held from 3:00pm to 5:00pm PST on the first Sunday of every month, and on many months also offered on the first Monday after the first Sunday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm PST!
To register for an upcoming Make-Up Class visit cynthiabain.com/makeup
All our classes start on time, every time, however sometimes they will go a bit longer to ensure that every student has an opportunity to do their scene. For new students, please arrive early so you can receive the class materials and get a tour. We expect all students to arrive on time, and stay for the entire class.
If you are going to be late, absent, or leaving early you must let us know. Two or more unexcused absences (when we were not notified in advance) in a session is considered grounds for removal from the class.
Fill out the FORM on this page if you will be ABSENT, LATE, or LEAVING EARLY:
Please note: the office does not handle attendance, so do not email the office with your attendance information.When you fill out the form above, it will be sent directly to your teacher. This is the fastest way for your information to be seen immediately.
If a student arrives unexcused more than 15 minutes late the instructor reserves the right to only permit them to observe class rather than participate.
Sides and Scripts used for classes at #CBYAS may include current television, films, and productions past, present, and future. These materials are for educational purposes only and may not be used outside of Cynthia Bain's Young Actor Studio for any personal or professional reasons. Materials may vary in the ages for which they are suited. If you are uncomfortable with materials for any reason please let your instructor know immediately and/or contact the studio at email@example.com.
(FOR Virtual CLASSES)
Upon starting class you will be emailed all of the materials, and class information. Please make sure to be have access to your class Portal and all of the class materials during every class.
Cell phones are not allowed to be used during class.:
(FOR IN-PERSON CLASSES)
Drop off / Pick-Up
Students may only be dropped off 15 minutes before a class or coaching and should be picked up immediately afterward. Students may wait for up to 15 minutes in the lobby. A parent or guardian must be present to pick up a child under the age of 14.
There is a $1 per minute charge for early drop-offs or late pick-ups beyond the 15-minute grace period.
Food is not allowed inside the theater, however, beverages are allowed. Eating is permitted in the lobby only. There are free organic cookies, and bottled water available for $1.00 in the lobby. For the younger classes, we send a runner to Jamba Juice halfway through class. Please order when you sign in and the cost is $7.00 cash only.
Cell phones are not allowed inside the theater, so cell phones must be placed in the basket in the lobby before class. If your cell phone goes off during class, you will be asked to leave and wait until the working scene is completed.
Upon starting class you will be given a folder of all the materials you will need for class. Please bring it with you to every class. If you need a replacement folder please notify the front desk. The replacement folder cost is $10.00. We provide pencils, pens, and highlighters. Please consider wearing comfortable clothes and shoes that allow you to move freely and a light sweater as it can get chilly in the air-conditioned theater.