RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY: I/we acknowledge and agree on behalf of ourselves, and if the student registering is a minor, on behalf of such minor student (I/we and such a student, if a minor, are hereafter referred to collectively as the "Student") that Student's use of JM Movement, LLC , DBA Academy of Dance Westlake Village ("Studio") studio facilities, services, equipment, or premises, involves risks of injury to persons and property, including those described below, and I/we and Student assumes full responsibility for such risks. In consideration of being allowed to enter the Studio's facilities and/or to participate in any related Studio events, for any purpose, whether or not at the Studio's facilities, including, but not limited to, instruction, observation, use of facilities, services, or equipment, or participation in any way, Student agrees to the following: Student hereby releases and holds Studio, its managers, members, officers, contractors, employees, and agents ("Studio Parties") harmless from all liability to Student and Student's personal representatives, assigns, heirs and next of kin for any loss and/or damage, and waives any claim or demands therefore, on account of injury to Student's person or property, including injury leading to the death of Student, whether caused by the active or passive negligence or otherwise of Studio Parties or anyone else, while Student is in, upon, or about Studio's facilities or participating in any way in any Studio event whether or not at the Studio's facilities. Student also hereby agrees to indemnify Studio Parties from any loss, liability, damage, or cost Studio Parties may incur due to the presence of Student in, upon, or about Studio's facilities or observation or participation in any Studio activity whether caused by the active or passive negligence or otherwise of Studio Parties or anyone else. Student represents (a) that Student is in good physical condition and has no disability, illness, or other condition that could prevent Student from dancing and/or exercising without injury or impairment of health, and (b) that Student has consulted a physician concerning a dance and/or exercise program that will not risk injury to Student or impairment of Student's health. Such risk of injury includes (but is not limited to): injuries arising from dance and/or exercise activities at the Studio's facilities or at Studio related events; injuries or medical disorders arising from exercising such as heart attacks, strokes, heat stress, sprains, broken bones, and torn muscles and ligaments, among others; and accidental injuries occurring anywhere in Studio's facilities. Student further expressly agrees that foregoing release, waiver and agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law of the State of California and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full force and effect. Student acknowledges that Student will be physically touched from time to time during their dance training and instruction and that Student will not hold the Studio Parties liable for such physical touching. In addition, the Studio Parties will not be held liable for and will be held harmless from any and all liabilities, losses, injuries, damages, or expenses related to the Student's dance training at the Studio. Student has read this release and waiver of liability and indemnity clause, and agrees that no oral representations, statements, or inducements apart from this foregoing agreement have been made.
I hereby declare my dancer to be in good physical and mental health to participate in the classes I have approved and registered my dancer in and have listed any/all physical/mental conditions, problems, or restrictions. In the event of a medical emergency I give permission to ADWV, its owners, faculty, staff, and/or operators, to seek medical treatment for my child in the event they are not able to reach a parent or guardian.
TUITION POLICIES: I/we the undersigned parent(s) or guardian(s), agree to timely pay the tuition fees NO LATER THAN the 1st of each month throughout the session. All accounts must have an active credit card on file upon registration. Full account balances including tuition will be AUTO DRAFTED on the last day of each month using the card provided at registration. Should a parent wish to use another method of payment, they are welcome to do so but payment MUST BE MADE before the last day of the month to avoid the auto draft, no exceptions. If my credit card is declined more than once each dance year, a $25 fee will be added to your account each time it is declined. If there is still a balance on my account after 2 weeks of non-payment, I understand that my dancer will not be permitted to attend class. A $25 service charge will also be added to any returned checks to cover processing charges. If there are less than 5 students enrolled in a class, ADWV reserves the right to cancel the class. In the event that this happens, ADWV will attempt to place my dancer in another suitable class. If another class cannot be found, ADWV will refund me for the hours the cancelled class did not meet and I will not be responsible for tuition for that cancelled class. If only 1 dancer shows up for a specific class, that class will be shortened to a 30 minute private for that week (valued at $50). I understand that ADWV does not send out statements, my cancelled check is my receipt, but a receipt for cash payments is available upon request.
HOLIDAY CLOSINGS & TUITION: Tuition is paid monthly from September thru June for the Fall Session and is calculated based on the total number of classes throughout our 10-month season. Each class will meet a total of 40 times with the Dress Rehearsal and Annual Performance counting as 4 of those hours. In reality, your dancer will be spending far more than 4 hours with us during Performance Week; however, we round down. In other words, regardless of studio closings for holidays or short months all classes meet a total of 36 times throughout the year plus our Performance Week, which means that tuition remains the same year-round. Regardless of your participation in the Annual Performance, June tuition will be your last tuition payment for the Fall Session and will not be pro-rated if you choose not to participate in the Annual Performance. Summer Session is a 6 week session and tuition is paid for the Summer Session begins.
MAKE UP POLICY: Whether your dancer attends class or not, you are still responsible for tuition. There are NO refunds or credits for missed classes. If your dancer misses a class, you may choose any age/level appropriate class of the same length on our schedule to be used as a makeup class within 60 days of the missed class. There are no make-up classes for holiday closings. Dancers must be enrolled in the missed class in order to use accumulated make-up classes. If a dancer drops out of a class, all accumulated make-ups will be forfeit. All missed classes must be made up during session your dancer is enrolled in and any/all missed hours do NOT carry over to future dance sessions. Please note that all classes performing in the Annual Performance will no longer be eligible as a possible make-up class starting Monday, May 4th so that those classes may work on their performance pieces.
TRIAL CLASSES: All new ADWV students are eligible to take a trial class for FREE! To do so, a parent or guardian must fill out the first and last pages of this registration form (the contact information page and the waiver) and bring it with you to whichever hour-long, age-appropriate class you choose on our schedule. If the class you would like to try is longer than an hour, there will be a small fee ($10 for 1.5hrs, $15 for 2 hrs, $20 for 3 hrs) that will be taken off of your first month's tuition if you register for that class. Please note that trial classes do not apply to our Summer Classes, Camps, or Intensives. If you would like to try multiple classes, your first hour will be free but you will be charged a drop-in rate for each additional hourly class at $20 per class. Please note that trial classes do not apply to existing ADWV students.
REGISTRATION FEE: An annual registration fee of $35 is due at the time of registration for each dancer registering for our Fall/Spring 2019 - 2020 session. If more than one child from your family is registering for classes, your second child's registration fee will be discounted to $25, your third child's registration fee will be $15, and your fourth (or more) child will not have to pay a registration fee.
ANNUAL PERFORMANCE PARTICIPATION & POLICIES: Participation in our Annual Performance is expected of all of our registered students.
At the end of our 10-month dance season, each class performs a professionally choreographed dance at the Agoura Performing Arts Education Center. This dance showcases the technique, movement quality, and choreography taught throughout the year as well as the artistry, performance skills, and confidence your dancers will have learned along the way. The Annual Performance is an integral part of ADWV's training program as dance is a performance art after all. If your dancer's participation in the Annual Performance is not possible, a written request must be turned in to the front desk no later than Monday, December 16th in order to remove your Annual Performance costume charges. All cards will be charged for costume charges December 23rd, costume fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. If enrollment occurs after December, you must notify the front desk within two weeks of the day of your first class if you will be unable to participate in the Annual Performance. If you must cancel your participation and/or enrollment after choreography has already begun for the Annual Performance, you will be charged a $100 re-choreography fee for each performing class/dance your dancer will be canceling.
COSTUME PAYMENTS & POLICIES: Costumes for the Annual Performance are $85 each with 1 costume per class regardless of how many styles/pieces per class. In other words, dancers in the Ballet & Tap Combo will only have to purchase ONE costume. Costume Order Forms will be available at the front desk in October and all completed forms must be turned in NO LATER THAN Monday, December 16th. Any Costume Order Forms received after this date will be subject to a $20 rush fee. Once a costume has been ordered, it cannot be returned and there will be no refunds regardless of whether or not there is a change in your registration status. Once the costume has been received, tried on, and taken home, any/all sizing issues, missing pieces, damages, or errors must be reported to the front desk within 48 hours so that we may attempt to remedy the issue. If you discover a costume issue after the 48 hours, Academy of Dance Westlake Village will try and replace the missing/damaged items at the customer's expense.