RELEASE, INDEMNIFICATION AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT
In consideration of participating in BALLET WICHITA activities, and for other good and valuable consideration, I hereby agree to release and discharge from liability arising from negligence BALLET WICHITA, its owners, directors, officers employees, agents, volunteers, participants, and all other persons or entities acting for them (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Releasees”), on behalf of myself and my children, parents, heirs, assigns, personal representative and estate, and also agree as follows:
I acknowledge that participating in BALLET WICHITA activities involves known and unanticipated risks that could result in physical or emotional injury, paralysis or permanent disability, death, and property damage. Risks include, but are not limited to, broken bones, torn ligaments or other injuries as a result of falls or contact with other participants; death as a result of drowning or brain damage caused by near drowning in pools or other bodies of water; medical conditions resulting from physical activity; and damaged clothing or other property. I understand such risks simply cannot be eliminated, despite the use of safety equipment, without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activity.
I expressly accept and assume all of the risks inherent in this activity or that might have been caused by the negligence of the Releasees. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary and I elect to participate despite the risks. In addition, if at any time I believe that event conditions are unsafe or that I am unable to participate due to physical or medical conditions, then I will immediately discontinue participation.
I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Releasees from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action which are in any way connected with my participation in this activity, or my use of their equipment or facilities, arising from negligence. This release does not apply to claims arising from intentional conduct. Should Releasees or anyone acting on their behalf be required to incur attorney’s fees and costs to enforce this agreement, I agree to indemnify and hold them harmless for all such fees and costs.
I represent that I have adequate insurance to cover any injury or damage I may suffer or cause while participating in this activity, or else I agree to bear the costs of such injury or damage myself. I further represent that I have no medical or physical condition that could interfere with my safety in this activity, or else I am willing to assume – and bear the costs of – all risks that may be created, directly or indirectly, by any such condition.
In the event that I file a lawsuit, I agree to do so in the state where Releasees’ facility is located, and I further agree that the substantive law of that state shall apply.
I agree that if any portion of this agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.
By signing this document, I agree that if I am hurt or my property is damaged during my participation in this activity, then I may be found by a court of law to have waived my right to maintain a lawsuit against the parties being released on the basis of any claim for negligence.
I have had sufficient time to read this entire document and, should I choose to do so, consult with legal counsel prior to signing. Also, I understand that this activity might not be made available to me or that the cost to engage in this activity would be significantly greater if I were to choose not to sign this release, and agree that the opportunity to participate at the stated cost in return for the execution of this release is a reasonable bargain. I have read and understood this document and I agree to be bound by its terms.
Enrollment & Registration:
All students must fill out the contact and registration form online.
Students can enroll at any time during the semester.
If minimum enrollment is not met in a semester, the level will not be offered.
Tuition due by the first of the month.
Monthly rates are prorated based on the number of classes a student has enrolled in.
**Payments made after the 5th of the month incur a late fee of $25
Students who do NOT choose to purchase the monthly enrollment may purchase a non-refundable punch card for 5 classes at $75. Punch cards expire at the end of each semester (Spring, Summer, Fall). Punch cards will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Punch cards should be treated like cash.
Students may pay a drop-in fee of $15/class. (must be registered online to take classes)
Drop in classes can be paid online, in person, or with a punch card.
• Pre-Ballet through Ballet 1: Pink Leotards and Tights, (no mandated style). Ballet Shoes (tap shoes for primary) Hair Secured in a Ballet Bun.
• Ballet 3 and up: Leotards and Tights, (no mandated color or style). Ballet Shoes. Hair Secured in a Ballet Bun. Pointe shoes may be worn at the discretion of the instructor and dancer.
• Adult: Ballet or Athletic Clothes. Ballet Shoes or Socks (no grip).
What to expect and do once I arrive for class:
Students may warm up in the lobby prior to class.
What to do once class is finished:
Exit the studio as quickly and quietly as possible.
Arrival & Dismissal Procedures:
To ensure the safety of our students and avoid parking lot chaos, please do NOT wait in your car for students at the front entrance, blocking traffic.
• Students under the age of 10 must be escorted into the building.
• Students 11 and older may be dropped off in front of the building, please wait until the student has entered the building before pulling away.
• All students must be picked up inside of the building unless the student provided their own transportation to the studio. Parents/Guardians must park their vehicle in the parking lot.
• Parking spaces directly in front of the building are reserved for BW staff.
Doors Open: The doors to the studio will be unlocked at least 15 minutes prior to the start of class.
Doors Close: The doors to the studio will lock 10 minutes following the last class. Students must be picked up promptly as supervision is not provided.
Lobby & Front Door:
Respect fellow students and parents when waiting in the lobby. Due to the layout of the building, voices carry and a quiet atmosphere in the lobby is appreciated in the studios. Please note, due to COVID-19, parents are currently asked not to wait in the building during classes.
For the safety of our students, the front doors may be locked during classes. If you arrive and the door is locked, please wait patiently for someone to open the door.
Please keep your child at home under the following conditions:
• If your child has a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, please keep your child home until he/she is fever free without the use of fever reducing medication for at least 24 hours. Sending your child to class with a fever exposes his/her fellow students and instructor to illness.
• If your child vomits or has diarrhea in the 12 hours before class, please keep your child home.
• If your child has nasal drainage that is green or yellow consistently throughout the day, your child should see a physician for a possible infection and should not attend class.
• If your child is recovering from surgery or other type of procedure that requires pain medication stronger than Tylenol or Advil (such as a narcotic), your child should not be at class.
• If your child is too ill to go outside for outdoor activities or to the gym for play, please keep your child at home.
Photography and/or Videography of any portion of the class is prohibited, unless authorized by the instructor or Artistic Director. Publication of authorized recordings on any platform is prohibited unless explicit written authorization is given by the Artistic Director. Failure to follow this policy is subject to dismissal from class.
Ballet Wichita will follow the USD259 cancellation weather condition policy.
Communication with Instructors:
The instructors have a very tight schedule and are not able to meet with parents or students individually before, during or after classes. Please respect the instructor’s private time and do not contact them on their personal phone, email or social media accounts. If you have a question for an instructor, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
I grant and give Ballet Wichita the right to produce, exhibit, publish, or distribute such materials in which my child appears.
Ballet Wichita is 100% Tobacco Free. No tobacco use during auditions, rehearsal, tour or performance or on the premises, including the parking lot, is permitted. Failure to follow this rule will result in immediate removal from the company.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND MEDICAL RELEASE STATEMENT
Participation in Ballet Wichita is completely voluntary. I/we have reviewed the dancer agreement and choose to participate with a full and complete understanding and acceptance of the risks associated with taking classes with Ballet Wichita. I assume complete responsibility for any injury to me/my child that may occur during Ballet Wichita activities/while on any premises in which dance classes may occur and hold harmless Ballet Wichita, the sponsors, promoters, or other persons associated with Ballet Wichita against accidents, or injury.
FURTHERMORE: I HEREBY give permission for me/ and or my child to receive medical/dental treatment when deemed necessary for the entire period that I/or my child is participating in Ballet Wichita classes. I/we will not in any way hold Ballet Wichita responsible for any treatment deemed necessary for medical/dental services.
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