Guide to WYART

wyart-logoDear Parent/Guardian,

The following guide will help in answering questions you may have about participating in WYART. Please read these policies and share this information with your son/daughter and any adults involved in your child’s care. When you sign the release forms, you are agreeing that you have read and will follow these policies.

Click for a downloadable guide: WYART GUIDE for PARENTS


Click HERE for a list of all of our downloadable forms and informational flyers. Please note individual registration deadlines for each workshop.

  • To Register by MAIL:
    Please download and complete our WYART Registration Packet and mail with payment to:
    Weathervane Playhouse
    PO BOX 607
    Newark, OH 43058
  • To Register IN PERSON:
    In the summer, you may register in person at our Box Office, during regular Box Office Hours. (Note: Our Box Office is open mid-May through early August). During the school year, please use our mail and online options.


Please click here for complete Tuition and Refund Policy information


Since most classes have a final performance, and all students 
are important to the final product, students should attend every day. If you cannot attend, please notify us by email or phone that you will be absent.

Class cancellation because of weather or teacher illness/emergency will be posted on the Weathervane’s Facebook page, no later then one hour before the scheduled start of class. In the case of weather or other emergency, WYART will do everything in our power to schedule a make up class.


All students must sign in or out with Instructor or Instructors assistant upon arrival and after each class when they depart for the day. If student is unsure who is picking them up they will be asked to bring the parent in to sign them out.

Please Note: For the safety of our students in Pre K-5th Grade, students must be escorted to the classroom each day of the session. Please do not drop your child off in the parking lot.


PICKING UP EARLY: If you need to pick up your student before the end of the class, advance notice by email is required. Please park in the lot and come in to the theater or classroom.
PICKING UP LATE: Please pick your child up on time. Parents arriving more than 15 after the end of class, will be charged $10 per 15 minutes late. Example, class lasts from 4-5 p.m. If your child is picked up between 5:15 and 5:30 = $10, 5:30-5:45 = $20 and so on.
DROPPING OFF EARLY: Please do not drop off your child more than 15 minutes before the start of class. Staff is not available to supervise them.


  • Water Bottle
  • Healthy Snack or Lunch (if workshop length permits)
  • Folder or 3-Ring Binder for Class Materials
  • All workshops require clothing that is easy to move in. Students are encouraged to wear dance apparel such as leotard, t-shirt, jazz pants and jazz shoes. No Jewelry. Hair clipped or tied out of face. No Jeans, Flip-Flops or open toe shoes at any time. Sneakers or dance jazz shoes are the safest and easiest to work/play in.


All workshops are closed to the public. Parents are welcome to observe, but all efforts should be made to arrange this 24 hours in advance. Please do not interrupt class on a regular basis.

Parents, please wait for your student in the hallway, or outside. In the case of inclement weather, the WYART office may also be used for a waiting area.


All WYART productions are open to the public. Donations accepted during performances go to support future educational programming at Weathervane Playhouse. Your gifts are greatly appreciated, thank you! Tickets for our WYART Productions will be available for sale at the Weathervane Playhouse Box Office and Online.


Register your credit card with Kroger and a portion of your purchase will go to support Weathervane programing. Thank you in advance for you generous support of our educational programing.


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