In the event you are unable to reach me, in the case of accident or injury, I give my permission for medical treatment for my child as deemed necessary or advisable by staff or emergency personnel. I also release Leaps and Bounds Dance Academy and its staff of liability in case of injury or accident incurred as a result of medical treatment provided to dancer.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY WAIVER
I understand that there are risks of physical injury associated with, arising out of and inherent to the activity of dance. In recognition of this acknowledged risk of injury, I knowingly and voluntarily waive all rights and/or causes of action of any kind, including any and all claims of negligence, arising out of such activity from which liability could accrue to Leaps and Bounds Dance Academy, its officers, agents, employees, instructors, subsidiaries, owners, parent corporations, and all affiliated entities (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Leaps and Bounds Dance Academy”.
I hereby release and hold harmless Leaps and Bounds Dance Academy of all liability, and hereby acknowledge that I knowingly and voluntarily assume full responsibility for all risks of physical injury arising out of active participation in dance on behalf of the participant.
I am aware that this is a release of liability and an acknowledgement of my voluntary and knowing assumption of the risk of injury. I have signed this document voluntarily and of my own free will in exchange for the privilege of participation.
I also give Leaps and Bounds Dance Academy permission to use my child’s picture in or on any form of advertisement for Leaps and Bounds Dance Academy or an affiliated event.
If participant is a minor, I have signed this document as the participant’s parent and/or legal guardian, releasing Leaps and Bounds Dance Academy from any and all such liability described above and acknowledge that I am knowingly and voluntarily assuming all risks of injury inherent to this activity on the participant’s behalf.
The participant has my permission to participate in Leaps and Bounds Dance Academy Events. I warrant that all information on this waiver and registration form is complete and correct. I release Leaps and Bounds Dance Academy of all liabilities associated with my child’s attendance at Leaps and Bounds Dance Academy.
I understand and agree to the withdrawal policy: If I need to drop a class at any time during the year, I will need to fill out a drop form BEFORE the 25th. I understand not showing up for classes, does not constitute a withdrawal from class. I understand class must be dropped before the 25th of the month otherwise full month tuition will be charged.
I have read and agree to the following:
Welcome to Leaps and Bounds Dance Academy
This parent handbook is to answer any questions that you may have about our dance program. It also contains important information for the entire year, including our policies. Please read the entire handbook and keep for questions throughout the year. For more information about our dance philosophies and teachers please see out website.
Leaps and Bounds Dance Academy sends out a monthly blog and other announcements via the parent portal and email. Please ensure you have an updated email to ensure your receiving important information. For the fastest and most thorough answer to any questions you may have, please contact us via email at email@example.com. We will do our best to respond to all emails within 48 hours with the exception of the weekends. We encourage you to use all available resources (i.e. our website, parent portal, Facebook page, Parent Handbook, etc.) to find readily available answers to your questions prior to emailing the studio.
• Phone: 801-669-3345
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Website/parent portal login: www.leapsandboundsdance.com
• Facebook: Leaps and Bounds Dance Academy
• Instagram: @leapsandboundsdance
Registration for new and returning members is easy via our Parent Portal. This can be found on our website at www.leapsandboundsdance.com. You can also register in the studio during office hours. Our dance season and policies run June 14, 2021-June 9, 2022.
• Everyone is REQUIRED to enroll in Autopay thru the parent portal.
• Class fees are posted the 25th of each month and due the 1st of each month.
• A $10 fee will be applied to accounts whose cards do not go thru on the 1st with Autopay.
• A $15 late fee will be applied to accounts not paid by the 10th.
• Tuition may be paid by credit card (We accept MasterCard, Visa, and Discover). We don’t accept Venmo or Apple Pay.
• Tuition remains the same regardless of absences, holidays, and whether it is a long (5-weeks) month or a short (3-weeks) month.
• Sibling discount- $5 per month off each sibling after the first full paid child.
If you do need to drop a class at any time during the year, you will need to fill out a drop form BEFORE the 25th. These can be picked up at the front desk or requested digitally by emailing us. Not showing up for classes, does not constitute a withdrawal from class. Class must be dropped before the 25th of the month otherwise full month tuition will be charged. You will continue to be charged for tuition until the drop form has been completed.
Studio Closed Dates
We loosely follow the Alpine School District for holidays. Please see below.
July 3 and 5: Independence Day
July 24: Pioneer Day
September 6: Labor Day
October 11-16: Fall Break (full week)
November 22-27: Thanksgiving Break (full week)
December 20- January 1: Christmas Break (two full weeks)
January 17: Martin Luther King Day
February 21: President’s Day
April 4-9: Spring Break
May 30: Memorial Day
Studio Important Dates
• Dance with your Dancer Week- December 13-18
o We invite you to come and take class with your dancer! Come see what they do each week and see if you could do it yourself.
o “Tuition” will be 3 cans of food to be donated to our local Tabitha’s Way
Annual Recital: June 6, 7, 8, 2022
We will hold our annual dance recital at the Valentine Theater in American Fork. The Recital shows classes and dates have already been predetermined for the year. Please make sure if you would like your children in the same show to sign up for the classes accordingly. A copy of the schedule and recital shows is available in the office. Participation is optional. A letter of non-participation will need to be turned into the office by March 25th. Each family with receive an information packet the last week of June. We ask that you the read the information completely and thoroughly as we will not readdress subjects covered.
Annual Recital Performance Fees and Costumes
Fees for participation in the recital are listed below. All classes except for Pointe Pre and Mommy & Me will participate in our annual recital. Measurements will be taken as needed throughout the year. All measurements will be adjusted to account for growth before your student receives the costume. Costumes will be sent home throughout the month of May. We will not send home costumes until all fees have been paid. All costume fees are non-transferable or refundable.
• Annual Recital Performance Fee: $30 per family
o Due March 1, non-transferable and non-refundable
o Allows us to rent venue and other costs associated with putting on recital
o Admission into shows is free and each family will receive 4 tickets. Additional tickets will be first come first serve through the office. This is required to avoid overbooking.
• Costume for Annual Recital:
o Age 3 Classes thru Age 8-10 Classes- $50
o Age 9-11 Classes thru Age 15-18 Classes- $60
o Non- transferable and non-refundable deposit of $25 due April 1
o Final payment of $25 or $35 due May 1
o Costume will be yours to keep!
Class Attendance and Make-ups
• Class Attendance
o Good attendance is imperative, as absences and tardiness can hold back an entire class.
o Students should be prompt and prepared for class.
o Please have students use the bathroom before class.
o Water breaks will be given during class, please leave water bottles in lobby.
o No refunds will be given for missed classes.
• Make-up Classes
o Each dancer will be allowed one make-up per month.
o Make up class must be done within one month of absence. If dancer tries to attend makeup class after one-month period you will be charged for class.
• Weather Related Closures
o Occasionally classes will be cancelled due to the weather. If this happens classes will either be rescheduled for another day or child may due a make-up class.
o Closures will be announced through the parent portal and email.
o No refunds will be given for weather related closures.
Class Dancewear and Hair
• Proper dancewear is required for all classes. Students must wear comfortable form fitting dance attire to display proper body alignment and allow for easy movement.
o Combo- Any types of form-fitting appropriate dance wear such as jazz pants, biker shorts, leotards, tank top and form- fitting t-shirt. Plus proper shoes for each type of style (ballet- ballet shoes, tap- tap shoes, hip hop- tennis shoes, jazz- foot undies or ballet shoes).
o Ballet - Leotard, tights and pink ballet shoes. No skirts, wraps, shorts over tights, dance pants, or tutus are allowed for leveled ballet classes.
o Tap – Any types of form-fitting appropriate dance wear such as jazz pants, biker shorts, leotards, tank top or form- fitting t-shirt, and tap shoes.
o Jazz - Any type of form-fitting appropriate dance wear such as jazz pants, biker shorts, leotards, tank tops or form- fitting t-shirt, and gore boots or foot undies.
o Hip Hop - Any type of form-fitting appropriate dance wear such as jazz pants, biker shorts, leotards, tank tops or form- fitting t-shirt, and clean tennis shoes.
o Modern- Any type of form-fitting appropriate dance wear such as jazz pants, biker shorts, leotards, tank tops or form- fitting t-shirt, and bare feet.
• No baggy t-shirts, baggy shorts, blue jeans, no jewelry or other inappropriate attire will be allowed.
• Hair should always be securely pulled away from the face.
o Ballet- Bun
o Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop- Ponytail
The purpose of our performance group is to help dancers grow in their dance ability, performing skills, and to learn camaraderie with teammates. A parent meeting and audition (everyone will be accepted) will take place beginning of September. Dancers involved in this group will be in the January show and perform at a variety of places throughout the year. Involvement in this group will require extra classes and fees.
Our January Show is to provide extra performing opportunities for those that would like to participate. Parent meeting and audition (everyone will be accepted) will take place beginning of September. Rehearsals will run September through January. Involvement in this show will require extra classes and fees.
Studio Conduct and Rules
• No student should be in the dance studios unless enrolled in that particular class.
• Dropping off or picking up child more than 15 minutes early or late will result in $1 per minute babysitting fee.
• No street shoes should be worn in the dance studios. Please change into dance shoes before class.
• No food or drinks of any kind are allowed in the dance studios.
• Chewing gum is never allowed in the dance studios.
• No hanging on dance barres or any other destructive behavior in dance studios or lobby area.
• Office area and dance studio closets are off limits except to staff.
• Parents should not leave young students unattended in the waiting area before, after, or during class.
• Do not leave valuables in the Lobby area. Leaps and Bounds is not responsible for lost or stolen personal belongs.
• Always treat your teacher and fellow classmates with respect.
If rules and policies stated above are violated repeatedly, you and your child may be removed from the dance studio and dance classes. No refunds will be given if removed from studio.
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