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CHRISTIAN DANCE ALLIANCE TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Studio Overview: The goal of Christian Dance Alliance (CDA) is to provide our students with quality, age-appropriate dance instruction in a positive, nurturing Christian environment. Our curriculum integrates Christian principles and values with classical dance technique training. The heart of this ministry is sharing the joy of the Lord through the art of dance. To ensure the best possible experience for your child, please review the following information and contact Sarah Schatz, Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or (513) 374-0555 if you have any questions.
Registration: Pre-registration is required. Please register based on your child’s age at the start of the session for which you are registering. Class sizes are limited. Enrollment is first-come, first-served. Four students minimum required per class. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, a full refund will be processed. Schedule and instructors subject to change.
Spectators: In order to provide a safe and productive environment for our students, CDA does not allow spectators in any of our classes except during open viewing classes. Each studio has windows if you would like to observe from time to time. Please do not linger at the windows/doors as that could become a distraction for your child and our other students. Please also ensure that siblings are not knocking on the windows.
Waiting Areas: Our classes are held at Five Seasons Sports Club, 11790 Snider Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249. Five Seasons has graciously allowed us to rent their facility and use their common areas as our waiting areas. Please be respectful to other patrons and all areas of the Five Seasons facility. The lower-level lobby area, the “cube,” and the upper level café area may be used as waiting areas for parents/siblings provided they are not being used by Five Seasons staff or members. Only members of Five Seasons Sports Club may use the running track, exercise equipment, and water/coffee bar in the main lobby. Dancers and other children may not be in the studio rooms unless supervised by an instructor. Children MUST be supervised at all times, including in the “cube” room. No food or drinks are allowed in the “cube”. Please clean up after yourselves and your children, and report any issues or damage to the Director immediately.
Parking: There are two parking lots adjacent to Five Seasons Sports Club – the upper lot and the side lot. Please do not park under the portico by the main entrance. Please drive with caution and supervise your children in the driveway and parking lot area at all times. The parking lot is monitored by video surveillance. Please lock your vehicle and do not leave valuables visible.
Security: For everyone's safety, parents should walk their children into the building and come inside to pick them up. Children may be released to someone other than a parent only after the instructor has received written or verbal permission from that child’s parent and/or guardian. Please do not allow children to go into the parking lot unattended. Students must be picked up immediately following class. We cannot provide childcare for our students outside of their registered class(es). Reoccurring late pick-ups will result in dismissal from our studio programs.
Belongings: Student should place their belongings (dance bags, cell phones, water bottles, etc) inside the studio along the back wall. Please do not bring valuables, and do not leave your belongings unattended at any time. Cell phones and other electronic devices are not permitted in class, and thus must be turned off or to “silent” mode and stored inside students dance bags. Please label all your belongings, especially dance shoes. CDA and Five Seasons Sports Club cannot be held responsible for items lost or stolen.
Placement & Promotion: CDA is committed to the technical, artistic, and spiritual growth of each student. All students are placed according to age and skill level as determined by our instructors. Students will not necessarily progress to the next level on an annual basis. Several factors are considered when deciding what level to place each student in including technical ability, strength, age, maturity, attendance, and commitment. To ensure safe execution of movement, proper body alignment, strength, and flexibility must be achieved before undertaking more complex exercises. Please do not be concerned if your child repeats a level of training. CDA may require 2-4 years of beginner/intermediate level classes before allowing students to take advanced level classes.
Attendance: In order for a student to reach their fullest potential, they must commit to regular class attendance. Please be advised that attendance will be monitored. Missed classes will not only slow your student’s progress, but the progress of the entire class. In some cases, missed classes may result in limited performing opportunities. If you will be absent from class, please email email@example.com to notify us in advance.
Make-up Classes: Make-up classes are only available when the studio is notified of the absence prior to the class start time and when there is another class with the same age and level of students available. We cannot guarantee there will be a make-up class option available for all of our classes. No refunds will be given for missed classes.
Arrival/Dismissal Etiquette: Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to class to put your things away and change your shoes. Please wait in the lower-level lobby until your instructor invites you into the studio. Prior to class, do not enter the studio without your instructor's permission. If you arrive after your class begins, please enter the studio, but wait quietly by the door for the instructor to invite you to join the class. For the safety of the dancers, arrival more than 15 minutes after the start of class may result in the student being asked to observe class rather than participate. Please remember that tardiness is a distraction to the entire class. If a student must leave prior to the end time of class, the instructor must be notified prior to the start of class.
Dress Code: It is extremely important for our instructors to be able to adequately see students’ bodies in order to promote proper body alignment and safe execution of movement. We strongly support modesty in our studio; however proper dance attire, without excessive over-clothing is required. If a student shows up without the proper attire or shoes, they will be asked to sit and observe rather than participate in class. No refunds will be given for missed classes due to improper attire or shoes. No jewelry, with the exception of stud earrings and flat rings, is permitted. Please do not wear dance shoes outside on pavement. Pebbles, rocks and dirt will damage the professional dance floors. Hair must be pulled completely off the face for all classes. Please review the dress code handout for information specific to your class(es).
Inclement Weather: For the safety of our dancers and families, the following inclement weather policy will be followed. For winter weather conditions, if Sycamore Schools are delayed, all morning classes will be cancelled, but afternoon and evening classes will continue as scheduled. If Sycamore Schools are closed, all morning, afternoon and evening classes will be cancelled. If there is a tornado warning, for Hamilton or Warren counties, classes will be cancelled. Please use discretion if you are traveling in inclement weather. We will do our best to provide notification via email if classes are cancelled due to inclement weather. You are always welcome to call the Director at 513-374-0555 to confirm if classes are in session. We do not credit, refund or pro-rate tuition for classes cancelled due to inclement weather. We will make every attempt to offer a make-up class for classes cancelled due to inclement weather; however, this may not always be possible due to scheduling constraints.
Communication: CDA will use email, our website, the DanceStudio-Pro Parent Portal, and Facebook, as the main sources of communication. From time to time CDA will distribute important information in printed form. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Our website is www.christiandancealliance.com. Our Facebook is www.facebook.com/Christiandancealliance. Please like and subscribe to our newsfeed.
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TUITION & FEE POLICIES
Payment: Tuition is due at the time of registration. Payment of tuition secures enrollment in your class(es) for the specified course session. Tuition payments can be made by cash, check, or credit card. Cash payments must be placed in a sealed envelope with your name. Exact change is required. Checks should be made out to CDA or CHRISTIAN DANCE ALLIANCE. Cash and check payments should be given to the Director. Check payments may also be mailed to Christian Dance Alliance, 576 Belle Meade Farm Drive, Loveland, OH 45140. Please do not mail cash. If your account is past due, you will be unable to participate in class(es) or performances until the account is brought current. All accounts must be paid in full by May 1st otherwise performing will be restricted.
Refunds: All refunds will be handled on a case by case basis at the sole discretion of the Director. CDA reserves the right to not refund any or all tuition. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, a complete refund will be provided. Absences from class do not affect tuition payments. No refunds will be given due to a student missing classes.
Withdraw: In the event a student needs to withdraw prior to the completion of the session, the Director must be notified in writing so CDA can close out your account. Refunds for early withdraw will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of the Director. 30 days notice is required. No refunds will be given for classes already taken. Christmas & Spring Production fees are non-refundable.
Scholarships: A limited number of financial-need scholarships will be available. Please contact the Director for a confidential scholarship application. Scholarships will be evaluated and administered on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors.
Production Fee: In addition to tuition, each student must pay a Production Fee to participate in our Spring Dance Production (recital). Spring Production Fees are due by February 1st and include the student’s costume, tights and other production related expenses (facility, programs, staffing, etc). Students enrolled in multiple classes will pay a reduced Production Fee for each additional class. Current Spring Dance Production Fees are $80 for the student’s first class, $55 for each additional class. Fees are subject to change.
Returned Check Fee: A $25.00 returned check fee will be charged on all insufficient fund checks.
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I hereby authorize CDA to photograph and/or video me or my minor child(ren) in dance classes, camps, workshops, performances, or other CDA sponsored events; to edit any and all media at their discretion; and to use any and all media for promotional materials including print, email, and web publications. I acknowledge and agree that all rights, title and interest in said media shall be and remain the sole and exclusive property of CDA. I do hereby release any and all rights, claims or interests I may have in, to or upon said media.
Further, I do hereby, release and forever discharge CDA and its members, employees, and directors from and against any and all action, causes of action, suits, costs, claims, demands, expenses, liability and obligations, for upon or by reason of any damage, loss or injury, to persons or property which may arise from, be sustained, suffered or incurred in consequence of CDA’s use of said media.
I have read, understood, and agree to the Media Release.
PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY. It affects any rights you may have if you or your minor child(ren) are injured or otherwise suffer damages while voluntarily participating in Christian Dance Alliance (CDA).
I consent to my or my minor child(ren's) participation in CDA. I understand that CDA is a dance organization and that dance training and performance involve strenuous physical activity. I certify that I understand the activities associated with my or my minor child(ren's) involvement in CDA, and that I or my minor child(ren) are healthy and able to undertake the physical activity required to participate in CDA. I assume full responsibility for any risk of loss, loss of property, property damage, or personal injury that may be sustained by me or my minor child(ren), or any loss or damage to property owned by me or my minor child(ren) as a result of participation in CDA. I will ensure that I and my minor child(ren) follow all safety rules established for CDA, and I assume full responsibility for failure of myself or my minor child(ren) to do so.
I hereby, RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO PURSUE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST Christian Dance Alliance, and any class, performance, or rehearsal location at which I or my minor child(ren) undertake any activity associated with CDA, its members, employees, and directors and any of the officers, servants, agents and employees of the above-mentioned entities (hereinafter referred to as RELEASEES) for any liability, claim and/or cause of action arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that occurs as a result of my or my minor child(ren's) participation in CDA.
I agree TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE RELEASEES whether or not injury or damages is caused by my or my minor child(ren's) negligence, the negligence of the RELEASEES or the negligence of any third party. I further agree that this Release and Hold Harmless Agreement shall bind the members of my family and spouse, and my heirs, assigns, and personal representative (if any), and shall be deemed as a RELEASE, WAIVER, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO PURSUE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST the above-named RELEASEES. I hereby further agree that this Release and Hold Harmless Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio.
I have read, understood, and agree to the Liability Release.
I understand that I or my minor child(ren) will be participating in strenuous physical activity that may place unusual stress on my or my minor child(ren's) body and with that the risk of physical injury. I confirm that I or my minor child(ren) are in the appropriate physical condition to participate. I also confirm that I have listed any medical conditions and allergies on my and my minor child(ren's) student profile. I will notify CDA immediately if I or my minor child(ren) develop any physical conditions, health problems, injuries, or allergies so my profile can be updated.
I hereby give my permission to CDA personnel to authorize or administer any minor emergency medical treatment that may I or my minor child(ren) may require during any and all CDA classes, camps, workshops, intensives, performances or events. I understand that I am responsible for any and all charges as a result of such care and medical treatment.
I have read, understood, and agree to the Medical Release.
AUTHORIZATION AND CONSENT
I acknowledge that I have read and understood all of the release statements, policies and procedures, tuition and fees associated with dancing at Christian Dance Alliance (CDA).
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