Studio Policy Agreements
I understand that dancing is a strenuous physical activity. To my knowledge, my child and/or I have no medical problem(s)/injury(s) that would prevent participation in class. I understand that it is my responsibility to inform my physician of any medical issue(s) and to obtain my physician's written consent to participate in class if any health problem(s)/injury(s) exist or develop. I agree to inform the instructor(s) of any known health condition that may affect my participation.
In the event of an accident or injury during class, on the property, or related to any organized event, I release Gotta Dance, LLC, its participants, or any instructor from liability except in circumstances constituting in gross negligence.
With regards to injury outside of the studio, I am aware that I must communicate with instructors before class if my child and/or I have an injury and what my child and/or I are cleared/not cleared to do. I understand that if the injury is severe enough (physically inhibits participation), I must retrieve written consent from a physician for clearance to dance.
I also know that if my child informs staff of an injury without parental communication, he/she will have to observe class without participation. I also know that if my child informs staff of an injury three times without parental communication, GDSC will require a sports physical for clearance to dance.
Fall/Spring tuition is based on four classes per month. Some months will have fewer classes due to school breaks and closure (including September, as we begin one week after school begins). Other months have five weeks of classes, depending on the calendar year. Please note that tuition is not pro-rated when there are fewer than four classes, and in return, there are no added fees when a fifth week occurs. The above pricing and policy information are also provided via the Customer Portal and are subject to change. The undersigned agrees to the terms of the above policies.
Commitment/Termination Agreement 2017/2018
When a recreational student registers for a performance-only class (any class that isn't technique-based, like Tumbling, Int./Adv. Hip Hop Technique, etc.), he/she is committing to a recital (Teen/Adult classes may vary on this--please clarify performance requirements with the instructor). In order to avoid lack of commitment, which negatively impacts fellow classmates and an instructor when it comes to choreography, formation and enrollment, the below policies have been established for the 2017/18 dance year:
For the Fall session, recreational students who are registered for performance-only classes and are not taking class on a drop-in basis, must commit from October-December. Their trial period to decide if they'd like to commit to a class/classes, and therefore, to our December Recital, is the month of September. If administration is not notified of a drop by midnight the last day of September, tuition will be automatically processed from October-December. Important note for late enrollments: Students who register AFTER SEPTEMBER for performance-only classes and are not taking class on a drop-in basis, have one class to decide if they'd like to commit for the rest of the session, and therefore, commit to our December Recital. If administration is not notified of a drop by the following class, tuition will be automatically processed through December. Exceptions will be made for serious injuries that inhibit a student from participating for the entire term--a doctor's note will be required as proof.
For the Spring session, recreational students who are registered for performance-only classes and are not taking class on a drop-in basis, must commit from April-June. Their trial period to decide if they'd like to commit to a class/classes, and therefore, to our June Recital, is from January to March. If administration is not notified of a drop by midnight the last day of March, tuition will be automatically processed from April-June. Important note for late enrollments: Students who register AFTER MARCH for performance-only classes and are not taking class on a drop-in basis, have one class to decide if they'd like to commit for the rest of the session, and therefore, commit to our June Recital. If administration is not notified of a drop by the following class, tuition will be automatically processed through June. Exceptions will be made for serious injuries that inhibit a student from participating for the entire term--a doctor's note will be required as proof.
Competition/Performance students must commit for both Fall and Spring sessions. Tuition for all required classes will be automatically processed on a monthly basis from September-June. Exceptions will be made for serious injuries that inhibit a student from participating the entire year--a doctor's note will be required as proof.
This agreement may be terminated by either party at any time with written notice (i.e., via email to firstname.lastname@example.org); however, if the aforementioned recreational registrant (excludes registrants participating as drop-ins or in non-performing technique classes only) terminates his/her service outside of the grace period(s) (i.e., September and January-March), he/she is aware that he/she will be charged tuition for the rest of the agreed upon dance session. If the aforementioned Competition/Performance student terminates his/her service of any required class after signing the Competition/Performance contract, he/she is aware that he/she will be charged tuition for the rest of the agreed upon dance year.
If I or my child is a student participating in non-performing technique classes and/or on a drop-in basis only, I agree to inform Gotta Dance, LLC if I must terminate the agreement asap, as I cannot drop a class from my Customer Portal. I am aware that GDSC is the only party that has that permission. I understand that no refund of the current month's tuition will be made upon termination of the agreement; however, I know that future monthly automatic payments will cease upon notification of the drop.
Gotta Dance, LLC reserves the right to refuse or terminate service for any reason--in this case only will monthly automatic payment cease upon notification of the termination by Gotta Dance, LLC. No refund of the current month's tuition will be made upon termination of the agreement.
Dress Code Agreement
I understand that dance requires proper attire for the dance classroom setting. I will make sure that my child and/or I are appropriately dressed for class. I am aware that this may involve extra costs outside of the regular monthly tuition. I know that I can find required dress code information for each discipline at gottadancestudioandcompany.com under "Dress Code" at the top of the home page.
Costume/Recital Ticket Agreement
If my child and/or I choose to perform, I am aware that costuming is required for GDSC's December, Company and June recitals, as well as any competitions if my child and/or I are part of GDSC's competitive/performance group. I understand that GDSC does its best to find cost-effective garb for the winter show, which may involve my child and/or I piecing items together from home and/or buying items via inexpensive online stores and/or local thrift shops. I also understand that competitions, the Company Recital and June Recital may require more expensive costuming based off of my instructor's vision. He/she may decide to choose costuming through a costuming catalog. Price for my costume(s) will be applied to my account and I will be provided with an appropriate deadline to pay so that the studio may order my costume(s) in a timely manner.
I also fully understand that all patrons, with the exception of recital performers, must pay for a ticket to watch each recital. I know that this payment covers the cost of auditorium rentals, printing fees for programs, staff salary to run each show, as well as payment towards outside sources for set-up, tear-down and lighting.
All of the above will involve costs outside of monthly tuition, which I am fully aware of. I understand that the above signifies Gotta Dance, LLC is in no way responsible for costuming or recital ticket costs.
Schedule Change Agreement
I understand that a class could be cancelled or moved if it does not meet the minimum requirement of five participants. I'm also aware that in the event a class is cancelled or moved due to low enrollment, alternative opportunities will be provided in an effort to accommodate.
Trial Week Agreement
Trial classes happen the first week of each dance season. I am aware that if I register as a "Trial," I will not be charged a drop-in fee for the trial class if I decide it's not the right fit. However, if I do decide that it's the right fit and stay for the duration of the dance season, I understand that I will be charged the appropriate monthly tuition from the first week and on. I'm also aware that after GDSC's Fall or Spring trial week, I will be charged a drop-in fee of $13 per hour for any class I'd like to try.
I understand that refunds are not given for missed classes and that tuition will still apply regardless of absence. I understand that attendance is my responsibility and that every absence affects me and/or my child, and my/his/her classmates. I agree to private lessons in the event my child and/or I have missed more than three classes and cannot catch up.
Payment is due the first of every month. Late payments will result in a $10 charge. A payment is considered "late" if it is not made within two weeks of the due date. A $10 late fee will be added for every month an account goes unpaid until balance is settled. Gotta Dance, LLC collects monthly tuition through automatic monthly withdrawal, unless you pay your balance in advance. Your card will be charged the first of the month you plan to take classes. Please note, in a case where this is a concern, GDSC accepts check and cash for an additional monthly $5 processing fee. You will not be able to register online if this is the avenue you would like to take--please call Gotta Dance, LLC to register. However, to avoid the hassle and this extra monthly charge, please include your credit/debit card information at the time of registration.
Holidays/School Closures Agreement
I understand that Gotta Dance, LLC generally follows the Bend/La Pine School District's holiday/break schedule. The following holidays/breaks apply: Labor Day, Thanksgiving break, Christmas break, Spring break and Memorial Day. I am also aware that in the event of a school closure due to poor weather conditions, Gotta Dance will follow the district's lead. Our website and social media accounts will reflect closure, an email notification will be sent and make-ups will be scheduled immediately. Again, I know that the tuition amount will not change for months with school closures, holidays and breaks.
Competition/Performance Program Agreement
I am aware that due to Gotta Dance's Competition/Performance program, there may be specific days during the dance year in which instructors will be absent to support their Competition/Performance group(s). Make-up classes will be scheduled in the event a class has to be cancelled for this purpose.
I agree to respect Gotta Dance, LLC's property (i.e., furniture, fixtures, flooring, walls, mirrors, etc.). I know that if my child and/or I cause significant damage, I will be held responsible for repair. I'm also aware that respect signifies keeping the environment clean and tidy. My child and/or I agree to clean up after myself/themselves to the best of my/their abilities. My child and/or I also agree to wear only dance shoes in studios A, B and C. I know that wearing street shoes in any one of the studios could bring in unwanted/unsafe material, such as rocks. My child and/or I will keep food and drink (unless it is water) out of studios A, B and C.
Parent Viewing Agreement
As a parent, I understand that I am allowed to view my child's dance class the last class of the month. I also know that this viewing will take place the last 15 minutes of class. I'm also aware that I will be able to watch my child's dance class from the lobby, as the owners have purchased a TV and will be streaming live class footage through a security system that will be located in all three studios.
As a parent and/or student, I am aware that GDSC takes photos for promotional purposes. I grant GDSC, its representatives and employees the right to take photographs of me, my child and/or my property in connection with the above-identified subject. I authorize GDSC, its assigns and transferees to copyright, use and publish the same in print and/or electronically. I agree that GDSC may use such photographs of me and/or my child with or without my name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content.