The undersigned agrees to save harmless, indemnify and release the School, its officers and directors, employees, volunteers, successors and assigns (the "Releases") from any liability, cause of action or damages howsoever caused, including but not limited to any act, error or omission on the part of the Releases. The undersigned acknowledges the risks of the instructional program and voluntarily assumes all such risk.
The undersigned agrees to release the School, or other third party facilities, their staff and members from all claims for damages that are caused by or arise from the participation of the registrant named herein during the instructional program of the School.
The undersigned authorizes the School to take all reasonable steps to respond to a medical or other emergency, including but not limited to the providing of immediate first aid and obtaining professional medical assistance.
I grant MHSB my permission to photograph, videotape and/or audiotape my child during activities at MHSB. These photographs/videos/audios will remain the property of MHSB and may be used in advertising or marketing campaigns on MHSB's website, and for promotional and informational material including but not limited to flyers, brochures, newsletters, emails, advertisements, newspaper articles. I understand my child will not be identified by name unless I give my express permission. I hereby waive and release on behalf of my child, any rights to compensation for, or ownership of such images and/or sounds.
I grant MHSB permission to communicate important dates, show information and on going studio details by email through the email address that I have provided. I understand that it is my responsibility to keep my email address on file up to date so that I do not miss any important information. I understand that I may change or revoke the use of my email address for MHSB correspondence by emailing email@example.com
In order to enroll in classes at MHSB starting in September 2019, children must turn three years old by December 31st, 2019.
MHSB reserves the right to decline the re-enrollment of students with outstanding balances from previous years.
You will not be completely registered, with a secured place in a class until we have received full payment, eight postdated cheques, or an authorization form for Visa or Mastercard payments for all payment dates. You cannot pay by a different method each payment date.
No one is permitted to "freeze" enrollment. Enrollment is for a full-year program; therefore, classes and payment may not be interrupted.
In the event of a returned cheque, for any reason, you will be charged an administrative fee of $50. If we do not receive a payment to cover the full outstanding amount within seven days, your child will not be permitted to attend class until the account has been settled.
For students to be considered for the "A" stream in jazz, they MUST be taking ballet at MHSB. If they withdraw from ballet mid-year, they may be moved out of the "A" stream in Jazz. As well, it does not necessarily follow that if a child takes ballet they are automatically recommended for the "A" stream in jazz - this is just one consideration.
A specific uniform is required for each dance form including hip hop. The Junior and Middle school uniform will be provided by MHSB, and needs to be worn to each class. Once original packaging or tags have been removed they are non-refundable. The MHSB uniform will be distributed in our uniform days in late August. Jewelry is not permitted in class. Please keep all valuables at home as MHSB is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
If your child is selected and agrees to participate in a ballet exam, there will be additional costs to cover extra classes and exam fees.
Parents or guardians of students enrolled in all levels (with the exception of the junior school) will need to purchase tickets to attend their child's end-of-year recital.
Parents or guardians of students in higher dance levels should be aware that there may be extra costs related to the end-of-year recital (for example: character shoes, specific tights, etc.).
Classes in the senior school perform in multiple shows. Although we try our best, MHSB cannot guarantee that siblings or friends will perform in the same end-of-year recital.
Parents of middle school students should be aware that because of the size of the stage and the seating capacity at the theatre, classes with ten or more students may be divided into two separate performing groups. Each of the new performing groups will perform in different shows. If your child needs to perform in the same show as one of their friends or someone in your carpool, you will need to inform the office of this in writing by February 1st, 2020.
Parents of senior school students should be aware that some class levels may need to be divided into new show groups for the end-of-year recitals. These new groups may need to rehearse on different days of the week or at different time in a different than their regularly scheduled class. Each student's circumstances are considered individually before they are placed in a particular group; therefore, students may also be placed in a new show group that does not include all of the students from their original class(es). If your child needs to perform in the same show as one of their friends or someone in your carpool, you will need to inform the office of this in writing by February 1st, 2020.
After February 1st, 2020, students who miss three or more classes/rehearsals without written consent from Martha Hicks may lose their opportunity to perform in the year end recitals.
Any student with an outstanding account will not be permitted to perform in the year end recitals.
To be more environmentally friendly MHSB has phased out paper mailouts in favour of electronic mailouts via email. To ensure that you receive all future studio correspondence, we kindly request that you submit your email address if you haven't done so already, so that we can update your file. You may call the office at 416-484-4731 or you may submit your email address by email to our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your dancer's first and last name if you are going to provide your email address by email.
MHSB tries to observe as many religious holidays as possible; however, shows may fall on any day of the week, including Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The information package that you will receive by email end of August includes the dates of the end-of-year recitals. If you know you will not be able to participate in one or some of the shows, you will need to inform the office by February 1st, 2020. We do our very best to meet everyone's needs, but we unfortunately cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate all situations as organizing the shows is an extremely complicated process.
Refunds are not issued for missed classes. In the event of a missed class, students are encouraged to attend any of the other classes offered at the same level to do a make-up class. If you decide that your child is not able to participate in the end-of-year recitals for any reason and you do not inform the office before May 1st, 2020, MHSB reserves the right to revoke pre-registration privileges for the following school year. If your child is not participating in the show, he or she may continue to attend classes until the last regularly scheduled class, but may not attend any of the rehearsal classes. No refunds will be issued.
MHSB does not give out staff phone numbers. If you need to speak to an instructor, please call the studio and we will be happy to pass your contact numbers on to them. MHSB does not for any reason pass out class lists or provide information about any of our students.
MHSB reserves the right to cancel any class that has an enrollment of eight or fewer students.
If a student chooses to withdraw from a class after we have received and processed your registration and payment, you must complete a cancellation form in person at our main location and pay a $25 cancellation fee. Once we have verified your cancellation and processed your cancellation payment your withdrawal will be complete. We will return any postdated cheques or cancel any credit card authorization. We will process your cancellation within 3 weeks and you will be contacted once the process has been completed. This cancellation process must be done at least five (5) business days before the next payment date.
The registration fee (not included in the class fees) is completely non-refundable. If you withdrawal before October 31st, we will refund half of your registration fee.
There will be no cancellation fee if it is a complete withdrawal, but we will retain any fees already charged. If it is a partial withdrawal, meaning we are recalculating your fees, there will be a $25 charge for the withdrawal.
Unless you notify us of your intent to withdraw at least 5 business days prior to the next payment date and pay the $25 cancellation fee if applicable, your credit card will be charged or your postdated cheque(s) will be cashed. We do keep attendance records for all of our students; however, it is not a monitoring system and it is your responsibility to contact the school if it is your intention to withdraw.
If you paid by installments and withdraw at least five business days before a major payment date (major payment dates of October 1st 2018, November 1st 2018, December 1st 2018; January 1st 2019, February 1st 2020, March 1st 2020 and April 2nd 2020) all future fees will be deleted or postdated cheques returned.
If you paid for the year in one complete payment, on or before June 30th, 2019, and received our 5% early payment discount, all of the above policies apply in regards to withdrawal dates. Your withdrawal will be postdated to the date you call to withdrawal. If there is a refund applicable it will be refunded in the same method you paid. In all cases, your refund will be based on the full class fees.
If your child needs to be withdrawn from a program because of an injury, please provide the school with a doctor's note so that we may issue an appropriate prorated refund.
In the event of withdrawal, when it is too late to receive a refund, the unused fees are not transferable to another child. There will be no refund for a withdrawal after April 2nd. For a withdrawal after December 1st the costume fee will not be refunded.
A specific uniform is required for each dance form including hip hop and needs to be worn to each class. For our Junior and Middle school students the uniform is included in their tuition. Once original packaging or tags have been removed they are non-refundable. The MHSB uniform will be distributed during our uniform days in late August.
For the Junior school the uniform includes: pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers and a bag. For the Middle school the ballet uniform includes: pink leotard, pink tights, and a bag, the acro uniform: red leotard, tan footless tights and a bag, the hip hop uniform: red t-shirt, shorts, bandana and a bag, the jazz and tap uniform: black t-shirt, shorts, tan footed tights and a bag. Any uniforms not picked up by April 1st will become void with no credits/refund being issued.
This year we will be requiring all ballet students in the senior school, that is Ballet 2 and higher, to wear a specific bodysuit. We are having these bodysuits designed for MHSB and we are dividing the school into 3 sections: Levels Ballet 2 - Ballet 4 will be wearing Powder Blue, Ballet 5- Ballet 8 will be wearing Black and Ballet 9- Ballet 12 will be wearing Burgandy. It will be mandatory for ballet students to wear this bodysuit and it is recommended that each student have 2 of them. Bodysuits will be available for purchase at our annual Uniform Week, which is held after Labour Day.