OUR POLICIES

Student Waiver & Release of Liability


I have read and understand District Dance Co. ’s Policies and Procedures. I understand that non-compliance with District Dance Co.’s Policies and Procedures will result in dismissal of the student with no refund.

NOTICES: Written Correspondence:
All NOTICE(S) must be in writing and mailed to District Dance Co. by registered or certified mail to 18012 Mateny Road, Germantown, MD 20874, or can be brought in person to 18012 Mateny Road, Germantown, MD 20874. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to pay all contractually obligated fees unless and until NOTICE is properly received and processed by District Dance Co.. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to confirm that District Dance Co. did receive and process any correspondence. If parent/guardian elects to personally deliver either a NOTICE, the NOTICE will be signed by both the consumer and a District Dance Co. representative, and two copies of the NOTICE will be kept, one by each party, to verify the NOTICE was properly executed/delivered. Any NOTICE hand-delivered but without dual signatures will be considered invalid and non-executed. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure that the NOTICE is properly signed and delivered.

Cancellation Policy:
I (the parent/guardian) understand students are enrolled for the full season they are registered for unless I officially withdraw the student by giving 30 days written NOTICE. Withdrawals are not accepted via telephone. Notifying a teacher does not qualify as a withdrawal. Failure to attend class does not signify or imply notification of withdrawal. After written notification of withdrawal is acknowledged by the studio administrators, I (the parent/guardian) am responsible for one month’s tuition. I understand District Dance Co. does not offer credits or refunds for missed classes. I understand District Dance Co. does not accept withdrawals after April 1.
I (the parent/guardian) understand the student‘s failure to continue lessons during the notification or program period does not relieve the obligation to pay the remaining tuition balance in full. The student’s failure to attend scheduled lessons relieves the obligation of the studio to provide lessons after the program end date.

Dress Code:
District Dance Co. has a strict dress code. Hair should be pulled back, completely out of the students face. No street shoes are allowed in the dance studio. For a complete listing of acceptable dance attire, please refer to our dress code webpage.
Class Observation:

In order to ensure full student attention, no parents or guardians are permitted in the dance studios. Each season, we schedule specific weeks where parents are invited to observe class and see the student’s progress. These weeks will be listed on our studio calendar.

Tuition Payments:
A CREDIT CARD IS REQUIRED FOR ALL REGISTRATIONS. If you’d prefer to pay tuition by cash or check, payment must be made before it’s due date. If payment is not received by the payment due date, the credit card on file will be charged for the tuition due. We recommend paying by credit card to simplify your life and avoid late charges. A $15 late fee will be charged and enforced on all accounts past due, including accounts that are automatically charged. District Dance Co. accepts VISA, Master Card, cash and check. Credit card payments incur an additional 3% administrative fee. Tuition is non-cancelable and non-transferable except as stated herein. A $50 fee will be charged to your account for returned checks. The returned check fee must be paid within one week of written notice from the Director. All future tuition payments must be made by credit card for the remainder of the year.

In the event the account remains delinquent or the matter must be filed with the Court, I acknowledge that I will be responsible for all collection costs, attorney’s fees, court costs, and pre and post-judgment interest.

Attendance:
Students are expected to be present for every class. Students should be on time and ready to dance at the start of the class. Students who arrive more than 10 minutes late may not be able to participate in their class.
Students with excessive class absences may be pulled from the ballet or recital performance with no refund. This is at the teacher’s and director’s discretion.

There are no refunds for missed classes. However, missed classes can be made up before May 1st in another age appropriate class. All makeup classes must be scheduled through the front office. A maximum of four (4) makeups is allowed during our school year term. A maximum of one (1) make-up class is allowed during our summer term.

For private lessons, a make-up class can be scheduled if the student’s teacher and company director are given at least two weeks’ notice. The make-up class date will depend on the teacher’s availability and is not guaranteed.
In the event of a weather cancellation or unexpected teacher absence where a substitute cannot be found, the specific class will be rescheduled by the studio administrators.

Studio administrators may close the studio on national holidays, for the purpose of special events, and a period not exceeding three (3) weeks per year for necessary maintenance and other purposes without affecting scheduled tuition payments.
Studio administrators may make any modifications in the class schedule as deemed.

General:
The undersigned authorizes the use of a disclosed e-mail address for billing purposes and acknowledges that e-mail text may include financial information pertaining to the membership.

Any modifications to the agreement require 30-days written notice to process; the student’s account must be in good standing and any drafts(s) or payments due during this 30-day period must be processed and collected in order for the agreement to be modified.
All parties involved agree that the laws of the State of Maryland shall govern this contract and also consent to jurisdiction in the State of Maryland.

Any provisions of this agreement that shall be found to be invalid, void, or illegal shall in no way affect, impair, or invalidate any other provision hereof, and such other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.


Liability Release:
I/we (the dancer and parent/guardian) realize that participation in dance classes and activities could involve possible injury. By signing below, I/we assume all risks related to the use of any and all spaces used by District Dance Co.
I/we agree to release and hold harmless District Dance Co. including its teachers, dancers, staff members, and facilities from any cause of action, claims, or demands now and in the future. I/we will not hold District Dance Co. liable for any personal injury or any personal property damage, which may occur on the premises before, during or after classes. Furthermore, I/we agree to obey District Dance Co.’s Policies and Procedures and take full responsibility for my/our behavior in addition to any damage I/we may cause to the facilities utilized by District Dance Co.
I understand that District Dance Co. is licensed and insured. In the event that I/we should observe any unsafe conduct or conditions before, during or after my/our classes, I/we agree to report the unsafe conduct or conditions to the Company Director, Melissa Curling, as soon as possible.


Medical Release:
I/we request and authorize that in my absence the student/participant be admitted to any hospital or medical facility for diagnosis and/or treatment. I/we authorize Doctors of Medicine, or other such licensed technicians or nurses, to perform any necessary procedures. I/we authorize District Dance Co., including its teachers and staff members, to act for the student/participant according to their best judgment in providing or arranging emergency care in any emergency circumstance requiring medical attention.


Photo Release:
I/we understand that the student may be photographed or videotaped randomly throughout the year. I/we grant District Dance Co. perpetually, exclusively, and for all media the right to use and incorporate photographs or video footage taken as a result of participation in District Dance Co. activities. Note: This is required due to the professional videographers and photographers we hire for all District Dance Co. performances.


Time Between Classes:
I/we understand that District Dance Co. does not provide care for children outside of the dance room; nor does District Dance Co. watch or attend to children before, after, or between class breaks. If children are left unattended or leave the building for any reason, District Dance Co. is not liable for anything that occurs outside of the studio. District Dance Co. and its staff are not responsible for making sure the child attends their next class after a break in classes.


Electronic Signature Agreement. By selecting the “I Accept” checkbox, I am signing this agreement electronically. I agree this electronic signature is the legal equivalent of my manual signature on this agreement.I have had sufficient opportunity to read this entire document. I have read and understood it, and I agree to be bound by its terms.


Parent(s) or Court-Appointed Legal Guardian(s) must sign for any participating minor (those under 18 years of age) and agree that they and the minor are subject to all the terms of this document, as set forth above. I certify that I am the Parent or Legal Guardian of the above minor.
Your Signature will go here on the official paperwork or via electronic signature. 

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