Enrollment Policy Agreements
I understand that dancing is a strenuous physical activity. To my knowledge, my child and/or I have no medical problems or injuries that would prevent participation in class. I understand that it is my responsibility to inform a physician of any medical issues and to obtain written consent for participation. I agree to inform the instructor(s) of any known health condition that may affect class participation.
I agree to release GDSC, Gotta Dance, LLC, its participants, or any instructor from liability related to accidents or injury. I also agree to communicate in the event of an injury and understand that physical clearance from a doctor may be required to return to participating in class. If my child informs staff of an injury three times without parental communication, GDSC will require a sports physical for clearance to dance.
I understand and agree to the following:
Tuition is based on four classes per month. Some months will have fewer classes due to school breaks and closure. Other months will have five weeks of classes, depending on the calendar year. Please note that tuition is not prorated when there are fewer than four classes, and in return, there are no added fees when a fifth week occurs. Tuition is subject to change.
For those who register after our early registration period(s), please account for a $10 registration fee. To avoid this fee, please enroll during our early registration period(s), which are specified online.
For those who cannot fully commit, we offer a drop-in rate of $20/hour. Amount must be paid prior to participation.
I understand and agree to the following:
Fall recreational recital classes: To qualify for our monthly tuition rate, students must commit to our December Recital, and therefore, to class participation from October-December. We give families the month of September to make a final decision. Families who do not provide us with email notification of service termination by the last day of September will be charged tuition from October-December. We offer a drop-in rate of $20/hour for students who cannot commit to monthly classes/recital, but would still like to participate.
Fall technique/adult classes: Monthly tuition applies year-round. Please notify us of service termination by the last day of the month, as we do not refund for the current month’s tuition (i.e., May 1 service termination signifies payment for May; however, cancellation of payment for June). Exceptions apply to our “series,” which must be paid in full before the start date. We do not offer refunds for any “series.”
Spring recreational recital classes: To qualify for our monthly tuition rate, students must commit to our June Recital, and therefore, to class participation from April to June. We give families the months of January, February and March to make a final decision. Families who do not provide us with email notification of service termination by the last day of March will be charged tuition from April-June. We offer a drop-in rate of $20/hour for students who cannot commit to monthly classes/recital, but would still like to participate.
Spring technique/adult classes: Seasonal commitment unnecessary. Monthly tuition offered year-round. Please notify us of service termination by the last day of the month, as we do not refund for the current month’s tuition (i.e., May 1 service termination signifies May tuition payment; however, cancellation of June tuition payment). Exceptions apply to our “series,” which must be paid in full before the start date. We do not offer refunds for any “series.”
Gotta Dance, LLC auto-enrolls Fall session students for Spring session. Please notify us of service termination by the last day of December, as we do not refund for the current month’s tuition (i.e., January 1 service termination signifies January tuition payment; however, cancellation of February tuition payment).
Gotta Dance, LLC reserves the right to refuse or terminate service for any reason. No refund of the current month’s tuition will be made upon termination of the agreement; however, future monthly automatic payments will cease upon notification that the patron’s service has been refused/terminated.
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 FAQs.
Costume/Recital Ticket Agreement
I understand and agree to the following:
Costuming is required for GDSC’s December and June recitals. The costuming process varies between December (self) and June (catalog).
Self costumes: Instructors provide families self-costuming instructions (i.e., online purchase, thrift shops, local stores, etc.).
Catalog costumes: Instructors choose a catalog costume, parents are billed a flat costuming fee in February and auto-charged the first of March. Costumes are distributed between March and June, depending on the catalog company’s ship date.
Patrons must pay for a ticket to watch each recital. 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 involve costs outside of monthly tuition. 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
Free trial classes happen the first week of Fall and Spring sessions (Summer not applicable). I understand that I must register as a “Trial” in order to receive my trial class(es) for free. (Please note: The trial discount does not apply to classes marked as “series” [i.e., 6-week series, 5-week series, etc.].) I am aware that if I register as a “Trial” for any class during the free trial week, 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 session, I understand that I will be charged the appropriate monthly tuition from the first week and on.
I’m aware that after GDSC’s Fall or Spring free trial week, trial discounts do not apply. I understand that if I register as a “Trial” after GDSC’s free trial week, I will be charged a drop-in fee of $20 per hour for any class I’d like to try/“trial.”
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are currently in our system, the Jackrabbit software will not allow you to register as a “Trial.” If you are a current family with a student interested in trialing a class, please email us at email@example.com and we will account for your trial on the backend.
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. I’m aware that dress rehearsal participation and attendance two weeks prior to a recital are mandatory.
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. Registrations after the first of the month will need to account for payment the day of enrollment. GDSC also 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, Halloween, 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 and an email notification will be sent. We will follow-up with alternative class suggestions to make-up classes cancelled due to poor weather conditions. In the event we must cancel a second time due to poor weather conditions, we will schedule make-ups. I know that 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 financially 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.
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 TV streaming live class footage through a security system that is located in all three studios.
As a parent and/or student, I am aware that GDSC films and takes photos for promotional purposes. I grant GDSC, its representatives and employees the right to film and 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 video footage and 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.