Class Guidelines and Policies

General Policies

Registration Policies

  • Payment is required with registration.
  • Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted. Payment by check is accepted in person or by mail.
  • No notification of registration acceptance will be sent. Receipt of payment by Perkins Center confirms registration unless notified of class cancellation.
  • Members must be in good standing at the time of registration in order to receive discounts.
  • Teens age 16 and older may register for adult classes with teacher recommendation.
  • There is no prorating of any class.
  • Perkins Center for the Arts reserves the right to make changes in programs, schedules and instructors and to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment. If Perkins Center cancels a class, students will be notified 48 hours before the start of class or workshop.
  • Refunds and make-up classes are not available for student absences due to personal conflicts.
  • Perkins Center cannot reimburse for supplies or attire for classes that are cancelled. Please save your receipts and check with Perkins Center registrar regarding the status of your class before purchasing materials 3 days before the start of class.

Perkins Center is not responsible for the supervision of children for more than five minutes before or after class.

Refund Policies

All withdrawal requests must be submitted in writing to Perkins Center for the Arts by stated deadlines. Phone calls will not be accepted as withdrawal notification.

Membership fees and gift certificates are not refundable.

Medical and COVID Policies


Before starting any routine for yourself or your children that requires physical activity, students are expected to have received medical clearance from their doctor.


Perkins Center for the Arts is continuously monitoring and staying abreast of the guidelines for operation during COVID-19 and issued by the CDC, the NJ Dept. of Health and the Governor’s Office of NJ. Check below to find out how we are managing onsite programming to keep staff and students safe.

We appreciate your partnership in making Perkins Center a safe and welcoming place for all members of our communities. We thank you for your partnership as we all navigate the landscape together and for making Perkins Center a safe and welcoming environment for all. If you have questions, please call 856.235.6488.

On May 14, 2021, Executive Order No. 241 was signed by Governor Murphy. The order lifted the outdoor mask mandate due to CDC guidance, COVID-19 metrics, and vaccine administration. The order recognizes the latest updates from the CDC which has “continued to emphasize the outdoor environments pose a lesser risk of transmission of the virus…” The order also recognizes that infants and children up to age 11 are not currently eligible for vaccination…it is appropriate to exercise additional caution in settings that involve that population in outdoor spaces. We thank you for your continued cooperation and patience as we all make this journey together.

Order No. 241 signed on Friday, May 28 is aware that “different masking rules for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals” would mean that Perkins Center for the Arts “would bear the burden of distinguishing between vaccinated and unvaccinated patrons.” The Perkins Center staff is not in a position to bear this burden. Perkins Center respects the rights of each individual member, student, staff member, faculty member, and patron.

Therefore, Perkins Center for the Arts will not require masks in any outdoor setting at the Moorestown or Collingswood buildings. However, recognizing that there continues to be some risk of COVID-19 spread, it is highly encouraged those unvaccinated individuals continue to wear masks where distancing is not an option, and when attending a function inside the Perkins Center for the Arts buildings. Children ages 11 and under will still be required to wear face masks when inside the buildings for events, classes, and summer camp at this time.  Perkins Center for the Arts requires faculty working directly with children should be masked as well.

Perkins Center will implement the following prevention and mitigation strategies to slow and limit COVID-19 exposure and spread:

NEW General Health Policies and Procedures- Perkins Center for the Arts is diligently following all guidance for public institutions to maintain a healthy and safe environment.  The Center requests that everyone observe the following measures to promote a healthy environment including:

    • Staying home when ill
    • Proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
    • Avoiding touching your face as much as possible
    • Reporting illnesses and symptoms to the Director of Education
  1. Hand wash and hand sanitizer stations will be provided in numerous areas around the building.
  2. Perkins has enhanced cleaning and disinfection procedures using EPA approved disinfectants and following CDC guidance. Regular cleaning of high-touch surfaces will be performed regularly throughout the day by staff and instructors.
  3. Bathrooms and high-touch surfaces will be cleaned multiple times throughout the day by Perkins staff in addition to contracted evening cleanings.
  4. Regarding COVID-19: If Perkins Center becomes aware that an individual tests positive for COVID-19, we will immediately notify the Department of Health, local health officials, staff, students, and instructors of a confirmed case while maintaining confidentiality. Close contacts and/or sick staff members or students that have had a positive COVID-19 diagnosis or exposure should not return to Perkins Center until they have met CDC’s criteria to discontinue home
  5. Closures– If Perkins Center needs to close the center for any reason, students will be given prorated credits for cancelled classes. We cannot offer refunds at this time.

CDC Community Health Guidance

CDC What You Need to Know

NJ Health Department – COVID-19 Info

Publicity & Privacy Policies

Public and Publicity Policy

Perkins Center for the Arts will occasionally photograph and/or film classes, workshops, and students’ work.  Upon registration, students give permission to Perkins Center to publish these photographs and videos in print or online for promotional purposes only.  If you do not want yourself or your child photographed, please notify the Center in writing.

Privacy Policies

This is the website of the Perkins Center for the Arts. We will not willfully disclose any personally identifiable information about our online audience to any third party without first receiving the user’s permission. We do not collect personally identifiable information, including credit card information, from our visitors other than what is supplied to us on a voluntary basis. We do not sell, trade, or rent your information to outside parties. We may release account information when we believe that such release is necessary to comply with law. The information we collect is used to improve the content of our Web page, used to customize the content and/or layout of our pages for each individual visitor, and not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.

Should our site contain links to other sites, please be aware that Perkins Center for the Arts is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage users to read privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.

By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Perkins Center for the Arts. If changes to the privacy policy are made, we will post those changes on this page.

By submiting orders to Perkins Center, you hereby grant Perkins Center full rights to copyright, exhibit and publish in any medium including, but not limited to, editorial, illustration, promotion, advertising, or internet all photographs and video taken by Perkins Center staff of students while participating in Perkins Center activities.