I am aware and fully understand that there are risks and dangers associated with participation in dance classes, which may include tumbling, break dancing, yoga, pilates and different dance movements of the varied dance disciplines. These movements and activities could result in bodily injury, partial or total disability or death. The social and economic losses/or damages which could result from these risks and dangers could be severe. I acknowledge that students will be physically touched from time to time during his/her dance training and instruction and I will not hold Carlsbad Performing Arts Academy liable for such physical touching. I understand that these risks and dangers may be caused by the negligence of the participant or the negligence of others. There may be risks not known to us or are not foreseeable at this time.
I accept and assume all such risks and responsibilities for the lessees and/or damages following such injury and/or disability however caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of Carlsbad Performing Arts Academy, its instructors, independent contractors, hosts, other participants/students, sponsors, advertisers, owners, officers and lessees of the premises used to conduct the event or activity and each of them, their officers, directors, agents and employees. I agree that this consent and assumption of risk statement covers each and every event or activity sponsored by Carlsbad Performing Arts Academy.
*TUITION: Tuition is paid on a monthly basis in advance, is due by the 1st of the month and delinquent after the 7th. A $20.00 late fee will be automatically assessed for tuition received in our office after the 7th of the month. (No Exceptions) CPAA does not send monthly bills, but will send general tuition reminders. If you are not receiving a reminder please notify the front desk. It is the participant's /parent's responsibility to ensure payments are received. Methods of payment accepted are cash, checks, and credit cards. If tuition is not paid in full by the 7th of the month, students will not be allowed to participate in class until all fees (including late fees) are paid in full. If a student's account is more than 30 days past due, they may be dropped from their class(es) and may lose their spot in class. Students are not permitted to re-register until their account is current. To participate in any studio functions including performances, students must not have any past due tuition or charges. Checks returned to the studio for insufficient funds will be charged a $25.00 service fee.
*REGISTRATION: An annual registration fee per student is due at the time of new student enrollment. Please Note there is only one registration fee per family. If a student takes a break of 30 days or more there a $25 re-enrollment fee will be assessed to your account.
September-August: Registration fee is $35.00 per student.
December-August: Registration fee is $30.00 per student.
March-August: Registration fee is $25.00 per student.
May-August: Registration fee is $20.00 per student.
July-August: Registration fee is $10.00 per student.
If students drop for more than a month, they will be required to pay a re-enrollment fee of $25.00. Participants/ Parents are responsible for notifying the office of any change of information (address, credit card, phone number, etc.) Registration payments are non-refundable.
*TRIAL CLASSES: CPAA offers trial classes to registered students. New students may have one free trial class. New students must pay the pro-rated registration fee for to try more than one class during their first week. If new students would like to try more classes before enrolling, new students can pay the drop-in rate of $20.00/class hr, which can be applied towards the pro-rated registration fee.
*CLASSES: CPAA is proud to offer a wide variety of classes, including Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip-Hop and Break Dancing. Students are placed in classes according to their technical abilities, not necessarily their age. All student placement is based on Instructor/Director approval. Class size is generally limited to between 10-15 students, although some classes are smaller and some larger.
*ADDING/DROPPING CLASSES: We kindly ask that you notify the office in writing 14 days in advance if your child will be dropping a class (otherwise your account will be charged). This allows us to move up students who might be on a waitlist for the class and also allows us to know if a class needs to be rescheduled. If your child wishes to try a new class or add a class, a form must be filled out in the office.
*SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS: Qualified substitute teachers are used occasionally when CPAA Instructors are performing in dance shows, have professional commitments, are on vacation or ill. Substitute Teachers' consist mainly of CPAA Instructors, although sometimes Instructors from other studios may be called. Students are expected to come to class on a consistent basis even though a substitute instructor may be teaching. In the event that only 1-3 students show up for a class, the instructor may choose to teach a semi-private 30 minute class, or combine that class with another one taking place at the same time which is of the same or similar dance discipline. Tuition is only pro-rated if a class needs to be cancelled.
*PRE-SCHEDULED HOLIDAYS: Carlsbad Performing Arts Academy's pre-scheduled holidays are Labor Day Monday, August 28th - Monday, September 4th, Halloween Tuesday, October 31st, Thanksgiving Monday, Nov 20th-Saturday, Nov 25th, Winter Break Monday, December 19th - Wednesday, January 3rd, President's Weekend Friday, February 16th- Monday, February 19th, Spring Break Monday, April 2rd- Saturday, April 7th, Memorial Day Friday, May 25th -Monday, May 28th, Independence Day Monday, July 1st-Saturday, July 7th.
All of these are posted on our website. The studio will be in session all other days of the year. Tuition is not pro-rated for holidays. All tuition is based on four weeks per month; therefore, there will be no extra charge for the "fifth week" lessons as these "free" lessons are used to offset the Holidays listed above.