By enrolling yourself, or others in your legal care, in classes at Cobequid Dance Academy Inc. via the Cobequid Dance Academy Inc. website OR Cobequid Dance Academy Inc. Parent Portal OR in person at Cobequid Dance Academy Inc., you agree to and are bound by the following Liability Waiver:
1. I understand it is the responsibility of the student and the student's legal guardian to ensure the student is in good health and physically capable of participating in the instruction and practice of the classes at Cobequid Dance Academy Inc., (hereinafter referred to as CDA Inc.) including but not limited to consulting with a physician prior to participation in dance classes. It is understood and agreed that the above mentioned student is in good health and is physically capable of participating in the instruction and practice of the classes at CDA Inc. I hereby agree to notify CDA Inc. immediately should the student's health condition change such that the student is not in good health and physically capable of participating and I acknowledge that in such case the student should cease, and may be required to cease by CDA Inc., participation in dance classes until such time as the student's health condition has improved.?
2. It is further understood and agreed that the student and legal guardian hereby indemnify the CDA Inc. from any and all liability and expense which it may incur or suffer as a result of:
i) the failure of any student listed herein to follow the Policies and Code of Conduct of CDA Inc.; ii) the failure of any student listed heron to follow any instructions provided from time to time by an instructor of CDA Inc.; or (iii) any breach of this Agreement.
3. I acknowledge and agree that dance classes require strenuous physical exertion. It is understood and agreed that even though all classes and practice sessions conducted by CDA Inc. are delivered by qualified instructors and all reasonable care is taken to prevent injuries and minimize accidents, that due to the range of motion and technical challenges of the classes held at CDA Inc., there is a risk that injuries may occur including, but not limited to, strains, break or more serious injuries including death.
In accordance with the aforementioned paragraph, I, as the student, or the parent or guardian of the above student, do hereby waive, release, and forever discharge any and all rights and claims whatsoever for any damage which I may have against CDA Inc. including its instructors and employees.
CDA INC. IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ITEM OR PERSONAL PROPERTY WHICH IS LOST, DAMAGED, OR DESTROYED WHILE ON THE PREMISES.
CODE OF CONDUCT
AT COBEQUID DANCE ACADEMY INC. WE STRIVE TO PROVIDE A SAFE, POSITIVE AND CARING LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS THAT IS INCLUSIVE AND RESPECTFUL OF DIVERSITY.
The following people are expected to behave in a respectful manner and comply with this Code of Conduct:
Dance Teachers employed by Cobequid Dance Academy Inc.
Substitute teachers hired by Cobequid Dance Academy Inc.
Students of Cobequid Dance Academy Inc., both children and adult
Parents/Guardians of children enrolled at Cobequid Dance Academy Inc.
Visitors to Cobequid Dance Academy Inc.
GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR
We are respectful of ourselves and other people. We are respectful of the ideas, feelings and abilities of others. We are respectful of the learning environment, the school, and the studio including equipment and materials.
We behave in a manner that aims to keep ourselves and others from getting hurt.
We solve our problems by asking questions, talking and listening to each other respectfully to find a solution. When we cannot solve a problem ourselves, we ask for assistance.
Be Supportive of Learning
We learn to the best of our abilities and support the learning of others.
DEVELOPMENTAL CAPABILITIES OF CHILDREN
I/we understand that it is normal for children to display inappropriate behaviour at times for a variety of reasons. The developmental capabilities of each child will always be considered when determining both expectations for behaviour and consequences of inappropriate behaviour.
APPROPRIATE USE OF TECHNOLOGY
In an effort to protect the privacy rights of our students, both adults and children will refrain from using electronic devices within Studio A, B, C or D without permission from a teacher. Electronic devices in the school (CDA Inc.) must be used in a manner that does not interfere with the learning of others, expose others to inappropriate content or put the privacy of others at risk.
To protect the privacy of students and enforce copyright laws surrounding public performances, electronic video devices are prohibited at The Nutcracker and all year end performances (Recitals). The choreography performed at The Nutcracker and Recitals are the artistic property of the choreographer. Any video shot without permission is in violation of this Code of Conduct.
The following behaviours by children and adults are deemed unacceptable:
All forms of bullying (physical, verbal, emotional, social or cyber bullying), including comments, actions or visual displays that are intentional, hurtful and repetitive
Behaviours that aim to exclude others from a group and spreading gossip or rumours
Harassment, including behaviour that degrades, demeans, humiliates or embarrasses someone
All forms of abuse (sexual, physical, verbal, psychological), in any form including verbal, in writing or otherwise
Discrimination against any person or group because of their race, colour, ancestry, nationality or place of origin, ethnic background, religion, age, sex, gender-determined characteristics, sexual orientation, marital and family status, source of income, political belief and physical or mental disability
Any actions that put another person at risk of harm, including violent physical acts (with or without a weapon) and any threats that indicate a risk of harm or otherwise.
We actively strive to create a learning environment that supports the health, safety and well-being of all students enrolled at CDA Inc. by:
Having realistic and developmentally appropriate expectations for learning and behaviour
Establishing a learning environment that incorporates practices and materials that encourage appropriate positive behaviour and reduces the potential for inappropriate behaviour
A well planned program that is based on each child's abilities and developmental needs
Establishing consistent expectations for students both within the studio space and outside the studio space within the school to help students gain trust, sense of respect and self-control.
We create a positive learning environment for students by:
Developing positive relationships with both students and parents and keeping a channel of communication open
Establishing clear, consistent, and simple rules
Stating rules in a positive way with reminders when needed
Providing explanations for rules
Working together (student, teacher and parent when necessary) to address issues and concerns
Modelling and encouraging appropriate behaviour
CONSEQUENCES FOR INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR
I/We will consistently respond to inappropriate behaviour by:
Reminding those involved of the expectations and rules
Using a respectful approach to explain why a behaviour is inappropriate and what behaviour is expected
Responding to situations of inappropriate behaviour in a manner that is appropriate
Depending on the severity and frequency of the behaviour, further steps may be taken such as:
Determine what factor(s) may be contributing to the behaviour and if those factors can be addressed
Having a formal or informal meeting to discuss concerns and to develop a strategy to encourage appropriate behaviour in the future
In extreme cases, additional steps will be taken such as:
Suspending or removing students from the class
Requesting that the student withdraw from their program at CDA Inc.