I understand that Irish dancing involves certain inherent risks, notwithstanding the safety precautions which are taken. I assume such risks on behalf of myself/child. In consideration of your accepting me/my child as a student in your program, for myself, my heirs, my executors, administrators, and assigns, I waive and release any and all rights and claims for damages I have against the Erickson Academy of Irish Dance, its sponsors, agents, employees, representatives, successors and assigns, (hereinafter collectively termed the "Academy"), for any and all injuries and losses suffered by me/my child and/or me and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Academy for any claims by me or my child arising out of participation in any program or otherwise of the Academy or at any other location during an event sponsored by the Academy. Additionally, I hereby grant the Academy permission to render first aid emergency treatment which it considers necessary to me/my child while in attendance at the Academy, or at any other location during an event sponsored by the Academy and release all rights and claims for damages which said child or I may have against the Academy in connection with the rendering of said first aid emergency treatment and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Academy for any claims by me or my child arising from said treatment.
Respect for Others via Technology
We understand that technology is prevalent in and out of the studio, and it is our hope that it is used for good and is respectful of all dancers and families. We encourage and support the positive use of technology.
Social Media will be understood to be any website or forum that invites an individual to interact with the site and other visitors. The following are to be applied to all forms of Social Media including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Social blogs, YouTube, Flickr and virtual game worlds.
• Dancers and parents are personally responsible for the content of their posts.
• Posting anonymously or using pseudonyms to abuse any party in Erickson Academy will not be tolerated.
• Do not use insults, obscenity, racial or ethnic slurs with regards to any party in Erickson Academy.
First Time infringements of the above Social Media Policy will result in a formal meeting of all parties involved with Allison Erickson.
Second Time infringements of the above Social Media Policy will result in the party being suspended for a period or time or permanently from Erickson Academy.
It should go without saying that Erickson Academy does NOT tolerate any type of bullying. With cell phones so commonplace at all ages, we want to be clear on our definition of cyberbullying.
Cyberbullying involves the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group that is intended to harm others.
Cyberbullying can involve the Social Media applications listed above as well as emails and cell phones used for text messages and as cameras. In addition:
• It can be used to carry out all the different types of bullying; an extension of face-to-face bullying.
• It can also go further in that it can invade home/personal space and can involve a greater number of people.
• It can take place across age groups and school staff and other adults can be targeted.
• It can draw bystanders into being accessories.
• It includes: threats and intimidation; harassment or 'cyberstalking'; vilification/defamation; exclusion or peer rejection.
Erickson Academy will NOT tolerate any type of bullying, face-to-face or cyberbullying, within our dance school. Dancers found to have been communicating in an abusive manner towards their classmates whether verbal, e-mail, text etc., will be subject to the same actions as the Social Media Policy.
I have read and understand the above policies.