Release of Liability
As the legal parent or guardian, I release and hold harmless CircusWest Performing Arts Society, its Directors, Officers and staff from any and all liability, claims, demands, and causes of action whatsoever, arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by the participant and/or the undersigned, while in or upon the premises or any premises under the control and supervision of CircusWest Performing Arts Society its Directors, Officers and staff or in route to or from any of said premises.
The undersigned gives permission to CircusWest its Directors, Officers and staff to seek medical treatment for the participant in the event they are not able to reach a parent or guardian. I hereby declare any physical/mental problems, restrictions, or condition and/or declare the participant to be in good physical and mental health.
I understand that from time to time, CircusWest records the practice sessions and performances of children participating in the program. I hereby give permission for CircusWest to record my child/children's activities at CirKids and to use that recording with my child/children's image or images in the production of promotional, documentary and archival materials for CirKids; edit or delete any part of the recording; distribute all or any part of the recording; use all or part of the recording for advertising for publicizing of CirKids.
I understand that the recording made by CircusWest shall be the sole and exclusive property of CircusWest. CircusWest may not assign this release to any person, corporation, or society.
I hereby release, discharge, and agree to save harmless, CircusWest, its staff, parents, Board Members and any other individuals involved in recording and reproducing the activities of CircusWest.
CircusWest is committed to protecting the privacy and security of personal information held about its customers. Our purpose is to assure anyone who does business with us that CircusWest complies with BC's Privacy Act, and Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation.
The full policy is located on the CircusWest website and I've reviewed the content. (viewable here: https://www.circuswest.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Privacy-Policy-.pdf )
Your total cost of enrollment in a CircusWest program is made up of a number of fees and charges.
is the one-time-per-year fee for joining CircusWest Performing Arts Society. Membership runs from September 1 through August 31 and must be renewed annually. CirKids families with more than one child in the program pay for one family membership. Adult & Teen participants, unless living at the same address, receive individual memberships. Memberships applied to Summer Camp participants are valid through the following year (if bought in June 2014, for example, the membership is valid until August 31 2015). The fee is currently $15.
is the charge for participation in the program - the basic fee-for-service as listed in our Program Guide.
is the one-time-per-year-fee for providing insurance coverage to participants, September 1 to August 31. This fee is currently $32.
is the (potentially refundable) amount required from parents with children in any CirKids program above Lions and Tigers. The fee is $300 for Performance, $250 for Apprentice, and $200 for other CirKids Programs. The fee can be prorated for those paying monthly.
is charged to participants in the Ensemble ($150), Apprentice ($200) and Performance ($250) Programs. The fee can be prorated for those paying monthly.
include late charges, NSF / cheque return fees and other related administrative charges connected to late or non-payment of fees.
Payment options for programming include Visa, MasterCard, debit, cash or cheque.
Visa or MasterCard - to authorize CircusWest to process your credit card for the first month's CirKids tuition or the full tuition, please provide the information on your registration form or through your Member Profile Page.
Cheque - make payable to CircusWest Performing Arts Society, 2901 E Hastings St, Vancouver BC V5K 5J1. Payment must be received prior to the start of classes. Post dated cheques may be supplied for the remaining CirKids tuition payments.
CirKids: Fees for the year may be paid in full at the start of the program or in ten monthly installments due by the 1st of each month, October to June. September fees are due in full at the time of registration. CirKids runs for 36 weeks, not 10 months. The monthly installment plan is offered as a convenience to Members. Depending upon the year, some classes may run less than 36 weeks and the fees for those classes are reduced accordingly. CirKids fees include a CirKids t-shirt. Additional charges include the annual CircusWest membership fee, an annual Gymnastics BC insurance fee and a volunteer fee (refundable if the applicable volunteer hours are completed) for all programs excluding Cubs, Lions and Tigers. There is also a performance fee for Ensemble, Apprentice and Performance.
Adult & Teen, workshops, private lessons: Fees are due upon registration. Additional charges include the annual CircusWest membership fee and an annual Gymnastics BC insurance fee. Both are valid for the year from September through August. If you already have the insurance from a previous class within that time frame, please notify the office with your member number and club name.
Camps: Fees are due upon registration. Additional charges include the annual CircusWest membership fee and a Gymnastics BC insurance fee.
Other programming: Payment is due upon registration.
There is a $25 administration fee for any cheques returned by the bank. Past due accounts will be subject to a Late Fee (currently $25) and finance charges of 2.0% per month on the total outstanding balance.
Any applicable discounts will be applied once your registration is processed.
CirKids: For families with more than one child in the program there is a 10% discount for every subsequent child enrolled, which is applicable to the program with the lower fee.
Camps: For families with more than one child in a camp there is a 10% discount for every subsequent child enrolled, which is applicable to the camp with the lower fee.
Cancellations, Refunds and Withdrawals:
All classes require a minimum number of students to be enrolled for the class to run. Registrants will be informed before the start date if a particular class will not run and will be offered the option of a full refund or, if available, a place in another class. In the event of severe weather or force majeur (situations beyond CircusWest's control), CircusWest will make all reasonable efforts to decide in a timely fashion if the school will close. If the school does close, CircusWest will alert that day's participants by email primarily and phone if possible. CircusWest will also post closure notices on its website, voice mail and social media. Classes missed due to weather or force majeur closures will not be eligible for a refund.
Refunds, Withdrawals & Transfers
CirKids: Two weeks written notice is required for all withdrawals, transfers or sick leave. Payment adjustments will come into effect once we have received your Withdrawal/Transfer form. Please find the form online at www.circuswest.com or inquire at the office.
Adult & Teen: Tuition fees are fully refundable 30 days or more prior to start date, 50% refundable 15 days prior to start date and non-refundable 10 days prior to the commencement of the class. From ten days prior, class fees will only be pro-rated due to injury or other medical emergency, with a doctor's note. Registration is valid only for the class(es) in which a student is enrolled and substitutions/transfers are not available. Classes are not scheduled on statutory holidays.
Camps: Fees are fully refundable 30 days or more prior to start date. Transfers are possible up to 30 days prior to the start of the original camp, but only if there is space in the camp requested.
Parent volunteers are an important part of CirKids. Active participation helps to minimize operation costs and contributes to the overall smooth running of the school. A volunteer fee is added to fees for all CirKids classes (Ringmasters to Performance), excluding Cubs, Lions and Tigers. This fee is refundable if the applicable volunteer hours are completed; deadline to apply is Aug. 15 of the same program year. Families with more than one child in the program are charged a reduced volunteer fee for each subsequent child.
*Camps, TGIC, Adult & Teen classes excluded