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Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World
Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from
person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state
health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited the
congregation of groups of people.
Divine Inspirations Inc. (DII) has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of
COVID-19; however, DII cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected
with COVID-19. Further, attending DII could increase your risk and your child(ren)’s risk of
By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily
assume the risk that my child(ren) and I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by
attending DII and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness,
permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by
COVID-19 at DII may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others,
including, but not limited to, DII employees, volunteers, and program participants and their
I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any
injury to my child(ren) or myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and
death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my child(ren) may
experience or incur in connection with my child(ren)’s attendance at DII or participation in DII
classes. On my behalf, and on behalf of my children, I hereby release, covenant not to sue,
discharge, and hold harmless DII, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the
Claims, including all liabilities, claims, action damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out
of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the
actions, omissions, or negligence of DII, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a
COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any DII program, class or
This Participant Agreement has been approved by Divine Inspirations Center for the Arts- Home of Divine Dance Company and its Staff for use at all events held or sponsored by the Divine Inspirations Center for the Arts- Home of Divine Dance Company and/or any of the staffing members. You are releasing rights for yourself and/or for your child by initialing and/or executing this form.
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In consideration for participation in the dance classes and events held or sponsored by one or more of the Entities (hereafter defined), and the use of the property, facilities and services of one or more of the Entities and the facility at which the event is held (“Facility”), the above named participant group and named students registering as the participant, and if the participant is under the age of 18 or under a disability, the participant’s parent or guardian (collectively the “Participant”), hereby covenants and agrees to the following (please initial that you understand):
A. _______ I freely acknowledge that I have or will voluntarily register (myself/my child) to participate in the dance class(es) held/sponsored by The Divine Inspirations Center for the Arts- Home of Divine Dance Company Entities (hereafter defined), which include, but are not limited to include, dance, majorette or a combination of all or some additionally, gymnastics, stunting, jumping, and tumbling components (collectively the “Activities”). I acknowledge that (my/my child’s) participation in the Activities entails both known and unanticipated risks that could result in serious and permanent physical and emotional injuries to (myself/my child), (myself/my child’s) death, damage to property, and injury to others including, without limitation, the risks of physical or emotional injury, sickness, death, property damage, falls, collisions with people and stationary objects, the unavailability of emergency medical care, and/or the negligence and/or deliberate act of another person. I understand that such risks are inherent in the Activities and that even with precautions and safety measures they cannot be eliminated without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the Activities. I also understand and acknowledge that injuries (I/my child) receive(s) may be compounded or increased by negligent rescue operations. I understand that the Entity Representatives (hereafter defined) shall have no obligation to provide medical assistance in the event an injury occurs during the event. Understanding such dangers, I hereby knowingly and voluntarily enroll (myself/my child) in events held/sponsored by one or more of the Entities. I give my permission for my child to engage in the dangerous Activities described above, and I assume the risk of the Activities involving my child. I understand that (I do not/my child does not) have permission to participate in the Activities at an event held/sponsored by one or more of the Entities without agreeing to the terms and conditions of this Participant Agreement. I acknowledge that this Participant Agreement applies, without limitation, to any other risks encountered before, during or after the Activities, whether or not the Participant knows or expects them to exist at the time of signing this Participant Agreement, including, but not limited to, driving to or from the Activities, being present in any facility at which the Activities are held, slips, falls, stairs, exits, entrances, fire and/or any other occurrence or event, known or unknown.
B. _______ I represent that (I/my child) is in good health and that no condition of (mine/my child’s) would constrain (me/my child) from safely participating in the Activities. I understand that failure to provide information of any health condition that would constrain (me/my child) from participating could result in serious injuries or death to (me/my child). I agree to bear the costs of any injury or damages (I/my child) may suffer while participating in any event held/sponsored by any of the Entities. I hereby authorize any Entity holding/sponsoring an event, or representatives of any of said Entities, to call for medical care for (me/my child) if in the opinion of such personnel or (my/my child’s) coach medical attention is needed.
C. _______ Participant hereby knowingly and voluntarily releases and forever discharges the Entities and the owners, lessees, managers and licensees of the Facility, all of their respective employees, agents, coaches, instructors, assistants, officers, directors, owners, members, managers, shareholders, contractors and any other representative or affiliate, and their respective heirs, personal representatives, successors and assigns (collectively with the Entities, the “Entity Representatives”) from (1) any and all acts of active or passive negligence on the part of any one or all of the Entity Representatives, and (2) any and all liabilities, claims, causes of action, suits, controversies, judgments, demands, injuries, sickness, damages (consequential, incidental or otherwise), costs, expenses, attorneys’ fees, and any other legal, equitable or administrative actions or proceedings whatsoever, in tort, contract or otherwise, known or unknown, accrued or unaccrued, arising out of or related to the Activities, the Facility, the Participant, the Participant’s use of the Facility, the Participant’s involvement in the Activities, whether caused by negligence or otherwise, and any other matter or thing whatsoever arising out of or relating to this Participant Agreement, including without limitation, those based on death, physical injury, emotional injury and/or property damage (collectively “Losses”).
D. _______ Participant hereby agrees and shall indemnify, defend (with counsel acceptable to the Entity or Entities subject to liability) and hold each and every one of the Entity Representatives, jointly and severally, harmless from and against any and all Losses, including, but not limited to, any challenge by the Participant to this Participant Agreement or any provision hereof.
E. _______ PARTICIPANT EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT THE ASSUMPTION OF RISK, RELEASES, WAIVERS AND INDEMNIFICATION OBLIGATIONS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE INTENDED TO BE COMPLETE, UNCONDITIONAL AND AS BROAD AND INCLUSIVE AS PERMITTED BY THE LAWS OF MARYLAND AND ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHOSE LAWS APPLY TO THIS PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT. THIS PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT CANNOT BE AMENDED BY ANY ORAL STATEMENTS OR OTHER WRITINGS AND IS BINDING ON THE PARTICIPANT AND THE PARTICIPANT’S HEIRS, SUCCESSORS, DISTRIBUTEES, GUARDIANS, LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES, AND ASSIGNS. A FAXED, SCANNED OR ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE SHALL BE BINDING IN LIEU OF THE ORIGINAL. THIS PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT SHALL BE EFFECTIVE FOR A TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD FROM THE DATE OF SIGNATURE. PARTICIPANT WAIVES TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT.
DICA Refund Policy:
Please be advised that any deposits/payments put towards fees, to include but not limited to; membership dues, practice uniforms, warm-ups, t-shirts, registration fees, competition fees or any other are NON-REFUNDABLE.
Prorating and refunds will not be issued at any time other than an injury or medical situation with a doctor’s professional written note.
No threats of any kind or acts of violence will be tolerated by, to or from any Divine Inspirations Inc.
affiliates, sponsors, coaches, dancers, parents or visitors/guest and/or relatives of coaches, dancers, and/or
No vulgar or offensive language or body language of any kind will be tolerated by, to or from any Divine
Inspirations Inc. affiliates, sponsors, coaches, dancers, parents or visitors/guest and/or relatives of
coaches, dancers, and/or parents.
No posting slanderous or offensive comments and/or images of any kind on the internet to include all
sources of social media, blogs; and any other sources of media for public viewing (to include but not
limited to (radio, newspapers, signage, etc.) by, to or from any Divine Inspirations Inc. affiliates,
sponsors, coaches, dancers, parents or visitors/guest or relatives of coaches, dancers, and/or parents.
Violation of any of the noted policies may cause for immediate removal from the Divine Inspirations
Inc’s dance program. Furthermore, any acts of violence and/or slander may cause legal action against the
violators(s). It is the parent and/or dancers sole responsibility to inform your guest/visitor and/or relatives
on the zero tolerance policy prior to attending any Divine Inspirations Inc. events as the parent and/or
dancer will be held accountable for any policies that the guest/visitor and/or relative violates. All
decisions as it relates directly to Divine Inspirations Inc. will be at the discretion of the Founder and
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