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BOZEMAN DANCE ACADEMY (BDA) POLICIES (ALSO POSTED ONLINE AND IN THE STUDIO
First and foremost BDA is to be a dancer's home away from home where they receive high quality training, constructive feedback, discipline, support and encouragement. They are to be compared only to themselves and their personal best; encouraged to set goals and guided to reach them. They are to learn responsibility, personal accountability and self reflection. They will be challenged to work hard and participate at 100% effort in all classes, performances and studio organized events. Negative commentary toward dancers, peers or instructors is unacceptable. Respect for the Instructors, students, parents and all studio spaces and property are expected at all times. Instructors and Students shall uphold the values of Bozeman Dance Academy and be a positive representative not only in the studio but around the community as well.
BDA accepts cash, check or online payments. Monthly tuition payments will be due on the first of each month. Late payment will result in a $20 late fee after the 14th. Student will not be admitted to class if tuition is not current.
If a student chooses to discontinue their schedule of classes, BDA must be notified via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) 30 DAYS PRIOR to the first class of any month. I am responsible for payment whether or not my student attends classes once notice is given. Any unused tuition amount is forfeited. In the case of long-term illness or serious injury a 30 day notice will not be required. A physician’s note must be submitted to the studio for such consideration.
BDA will not prorate monthly tuition. Students adding mid-month may either pay the trial rate of $20 per class or schedule a make-up class(es).
Should classes have to be placed online due to a Statewide order. monthly tuition will still be charged and classes will meet virtually at regular time and day.
It is your responsibility to attend the class you are registered. Please email the studio if your child is unable to attend his or her scheduled class.
Refunds are not given for missed classes, however as a courtesy, students may schedule a make-up class with an excused absence. Make up classes should not become excessive as this complicates the dynamic of both the regular class and the class a student is using for make-up so make-up classes may not become a regular occurrence.
All BDA students are required to participate in the Spring Recital date to be announced (usually the last weekend in May/first weekend in June) unless prior arrangements have been made. RECITAL PLANS SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON VENUE, COMPLICATIONS ETC.
A costume/recital fee per class of $90 is due no later December 15th, 2021 to offset the cost of costumes and show rentals, backdrops, props, logistics, tech that are necessary. Payments received after January 1, 2022 will be subject to a $10 late charge.
ADULT DANCERS wishing to participate in the Spring Recital will be charged a $30 non refundable participation fee. Adult dancers will work with instructor to create a costume to be provided or purchased by performer.
Our minimal ticket fee is used to offset auditorium rental and production fees.
Students will be able to keep their costumes. Tickets for Spring Recital will go on sale in May. All tuition must be paid up to date or BDA has the right to use recital fee as last month tuition and hold costume. Dress Rehearsals for spring recital will take place the week prior to recital. All students will be required to stay the entire duration of the recital. Parents may not pickup students after their child’s performance or during Intermission.
SCHEDULING & CANCELLATIONS:
Classes/Instructors are subject to change. Classes may be cancelled or combined at studio’s discretion. Should BDA have to cancel a class due to unforeseen circumstances ie: Rehearsals, weather, etc. you may arrange to make-up the class.
Each student is evaluated and placed into a level at the discretion of the Director & Faculty. Teacher recommendations for class placement are based on the student’s attitude, attendance, understanding and application of technique and physical ability. Teachers may request new students take a “test” class prior to placing for registration. Advancement is based on teacher recommendations only after the student masters his or her current level. We take great care in considering each and every student for placement in a level which is compatible with his or her current ability and encourages them in progress. Inappropriate placement in an advanced level may result in injury and hinders the progress of classmates. We appreciate your understanding of this policy which permits us to give your child the individual attention her or she deserves. Students who disagree with their level placement are asked to trust the judgment of the Academy Director and faculty. All students, regardless of level, are taught by highly experienced faculty, who strive to bring out the best in each of his or her students in each class.
HEALTH & WELLNESS:
All students who have any health problems or injuries are asked to notify the office and their instructors. BDA promotes good nutrition for all our students, any student who needs help in this area may consult with their instructors and the Director.
•It is important to be on time for class; if you are late please wait by the door until the instructor calls you in.
•Please follow the dress code.
•Please no food or drink (besides water) in the dressing room; if you need to eat at the studio, please do so in the lobby area.
•Please be courteous in keeping our studio a clean and neat environment for everyone to enjoy; throw away all trash and keep your belongings together in a bag or a locker.
•Please go through the lost and found on a regular basis; lost and found items will be donated at the end of every month.
•Please do not hang from barres and treat all studio furniture, fixtures and props with respect.
•For security reasons students are required to wait inside the building for pickup.
•Students must keep their voices at a low volume so they do not disrupt classes or working staff, in addition students will not run in studio and only be in common areas of the studio.
•Students are encouraged to bring water bottles into the studio, but not food or other types of drinks.
•Negative comments about dancers by other students or their parents will not be tolerated. We strive to provide a positive environment for all of our dancers regardless of their abilities.
Photos (still or moving) may be taken of you or your child and may be released to media (Advertising, newspapers, TV, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) You authorize the release of all media of you or your child along with name to media services. All participants and their guardians will waive all claims against BDA with respect to copyright ownership and publication including any claim for compensation for such use of the materials. You and your participating dependent/s waive any right to approve the finished product.
Participant or Guardian of Participant understands and acknowledge that Bozeman Dance Fusion dba as Bozeman Dance Academy (BDA) are not insurers of Participant's behavior, actions or participation in the program, and that BDA assumes no liability whatsoever for personal injuries or property damages to Participant or to third persons arising out of Participation in the Program activities. Participant or Guardian hereby agrees to release, waive, covenant not to sue, indemnify and hold harmless BDA, and all of their officers, employees and agents, successors (collectively the "Releases") from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions and causes of action whatsoever arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by Participant or loss or damage to any property belonging to Participant arising out of or related to participation in the above named Program, and excepting only such loss, damage or injury as may be caused by the sole negligence of any Release.
I understand that dance training for students requires a sustained, repetitive, vigorous physical activity, usually performed on a hard or lightly padded surface without protective footwear. It is also understood that dance instruction involves kinetic corrections that may include physically touching the student as part of regular classwork and rehearsals. I understand that participants engage in a broad range of quick movements, bending, twisting, running, leaping and lifting, which place extreme demands on the human body, including stress of joints and ligaments, repetitive impact, and occasional falls, slips and collisions with other participants and objects.
I also understand that BDA is not staffed to monitor and supervise the activities of its students at all times, and the tuition schedule does not contemplate constant supervision.
I also understand that there are inherent risks of serious personal injury involved in all of the above activities as well as in the general participation in Academy activities and events. I voluntarily assume and accept such risks of personal injury and illnesses arising from my/my child's attendance and participation in such activities and events. I hereby release Bozeman Dance Academy, its trustees, employees, successors and agents from all actions, claims or demands that I, my child, our heirs or representatives now have or may hereafter have for personal injuries or property damage resulting from our attendance at and/or participation in BDA activities and events. I agree that this release includes personal injury or property damages caused in whole or in part by negligence, active or passive, of BDA, its trustees, employees and agents. This release does not apply to liability for willful injury or fraud. I hereby give permission for my student to participate in activities. All excursions are non-refundable. I understand that students participating in any excursions are ambassadors of BDA. Any student who fails to abide by the rules set by the chaperones for excursions will forfeit participation on future excursions and may be dismissed from the session. In either event, no refund will be granted.
Participant does not have any medical conditions that would prevent participation in course Program.
Participant has adequate health insurance to cover the costs of treatment in the event of any injury.
Participant shall pay any attorney fees or costs incurred by BDA in enforcing this Agreement.
If any portion of this Agreement is held to be invalid by a court of law, then it is agreed and intended that all the remainder shall, notwithstanding, continue in full force and effect.
I represent and warrant that if I am purchasing something or paying for a service from BDA or from other merchants through BDA that (i) any credit card or bank account draft (ACH Draft) information I supply is true and complete, (ii) charges incurred by me will be honored by my credit card company or financial institution, and (iii) I will pay the charges incurred by me at the posted prices, including any applicable taxes, fees, and penalties.
Should I dispute a charge through my financial institution this will constitute a breach of contract possibly resulting in, but not limited to, penalties, additional fees, collection, legal action, and/or termination of any and/or all current and future services.
Please keep in mind policies are subject to change.
I understand that I must give 30 day notice from the first of the month to cancel.
(For example if you wish to cancel in December your 30 day notice must be given by November 1st, otherwise you will be responsible for December's full month tuition)
I understand that should classes have to be placed online due to a Statewide order, monthly tuition will still be charged and classes will meet virtually at regular time and day.
I understand that BDA does not prorate tuition.
I understand the costume fees & registration fees & participation fees are non-refundable or transferable.
DANCERS NEED TO ARRIVE DRESSED AND READY FOR CLASS TO ELIMINATE THE NEED TO BRING ITEMS INTO THE STUDIO. SHOES WORN OUTSIDE NEED TO BE REMOVED AT THE DOOR AND PLACED IN THE PROVIDED TRAYS. IF A DANCER HAS MULTIPLE CLASSES THEY MAY BRING ONE SMALL BAG TO BE PLACED ON A HOOK OR ON THE SHELF.
It is important for instructors to be able to see that the body is working safely and correctly-appropriate dance attire will allow for this. PLEASE NO CROP-TOPS, MIDRIFFS OR JEANS AT ANY TIME FOR ANY CLASS.
At times (mostly for performances) students will be asked to wear black leotard and black leggings. These are good items to have on hand. Also required for performances is a skin-toned leotard to wear as an undergarment and it protects any costumes owned by BDA.
HYGIENE: Dancers should wash hands thoroughly before and after class and always avoid touching hair, face and clothing during class. Dance Clothes should be washed after each use and dancers should arrive for class in clean dance attire. Dancers should be showered, reapply deodorant, and bring clean socks for dance classes. Dancers should always carry underarm and foot deodorizers in their dance bags.
Tippy Toes, Pre-ballet: leotard and tights, tutus are okay; Pink Ballet Shoes; hair pulled away from face
Ballet/Tap Combo: leotard and tights, tutus are okay; Pink Ballet Shoes & Black Tap shoes; hair pulled away from face.
Beg Ballet, Ballet 1, 2, 3: Black leotard, pink tights; pink ballet shoes; hair in tight ballet bun. NO tutus/skirts
Teen Ballet, Int/Adv Ballet: Black leotard, pink convertible tights; pink ballet shoes, hair in tight ballet bun. Skirt okay for pointe class.
Ballet-Males: Black fitted ballet pants, black shirt, black ballet shoes.
All other-Males: comfortable clothes with appropriate shoes for dance type.
Tap: Leotard or tank (any color), tights or leggings; black tap shoes, hair pulled away from face. For Advanced Tap students may be required to have a pair of tan tap shoes with kitten heal.
Jazz: Leotard or tank (any color), tights or leggings; , hair pulled away from face.
Shoes: TAN Jazz Shoes. NUDE Character shoes for Int. & Adv. level classes will be needed.
Modern, Lyrical: Leotard or tank (any color), tights or leggings; bare feet or foot paws, hair pulled away from face
Hip hop: Leotard or tank (any color), tights or leggings; black or gray tennis shoes (to be used indoors only), hair pulled away from face
Broadway: Leotard or tank (any color), tights or leggings; black jazz shoes, hair pulled away from face. Tan character shoes required for Adv. Broadway.
Adult Classes: Drop-in adults students may dress for their specific type of dance or wear what they feel comfortable wearing.
Studio Productions: Nude colored leotard as a base layer, black leotard, black leggings
Bozeman Dance Academy (BDA) has leotards, tights and shoes available for sale
Informed Consent Letter
Bozeman Dance Fusion is taking reasonable precautions to try to prevent the spread of the
Coronavirus to any of our clients and staff, including, for example, altering schedules, providing
spacing markers on barres , encouraging frequent handwashing, regularly wiping down
frequently used surfaces, and limiting face-to-face employee gatherings and meetings.
We also rely on you to assist us in our efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
According to the Center for Disease Control, symptoms of COVID-19 include, but are not
limited to, cough or shortness of breath (symptoms that may appear 2-14 days after exposure)
AND/OR the presence of at least two of the following symptoms: fever, chills, repeated shaking
with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell
(https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html). If you or
anyone in your household has experienced any of these symptoms within fourteen days prior to
your visit to our business, please let us know immediately. This will likely mean, that at this
time, we cannot serve you. If we are not provided with this information and you proceed with
your classes despite having these symptoms, it could adversely impact the health of our staff and
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you will not contract COVID-19 while you are visiting
our business. If you contract COVID-19, it can result in mild symptoms to severe illness and
death. If you or anyone in your household is immunocompromised or have a chronic respiratory
illness, you are more likely to have a serious course of illness if they contract COVID-19.
Your signature on this form, verifies that you have been notified of the potential risk of
contracting COVID-19 during a visit to our business and have chosen to proceed. Your
signature also verifies that you are admitting you nor anyone in your household has shown any
COVID-19 symptoms within the last fourteen days of today, or if such symptoms have been
present, the illness has been diagnosed by a licensed healthcare provider as something other than
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