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I do understand that the NAoD schedule includes 10 equal payments from September to June. That the tuition is due on the first of the month and the costs of lessons remain the same whether there are 3, 4, or 5 classes in a month. If I choose to withdraw my child from NAoD, the office must be notified in writing with 30 days notice. If your request is received after the 15th of the month, you will be responsible for the following month’s tuition. Tuition rates are non-refundable after payment is drafted on the 1st. Withdrawal after December 1st may be subject to a $75.00 fee.
Please read each statement below.
1. I understand that during this COVID-19 Public Health Emergency I as a parent
will NOT be permitted to enter the facility beyond the designated drop-off and
pick-up area. I understand that this procedure change is for the safety of all
persons present in the facility and to limit to the extent possible everyone’s risk of
2. I understand that IF there is an emergency requiring me to enter the facility
beyond the designated drop-off and pick-up area I MUST sanitize my hands
before entering and wear a mask. While in the facility I must practice social distancing and remain 6ft from all other people, except for my own child/children.
3. I understand that to enter the studio premises my child must be free from
COVID-19 symptoms. If any of the following symptoms appear while at the studio
my child will be separated from the rest of the people in the studio. I will be contacted, and my child MUST be picked up from the studio within 15 minutes.
● Fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
●Shortness of Breath
●Loss of taste or smell
While many of these symptoms might be non-COVID-19 symptoms we are proceeding
with by assuming they are Covid-19 during this Public Health Emergency. These
symptoms typically appear 2-7 days after being infected so please take them seriously.
You will need to be symptom free for 72 hours before returning to the facility.
4. I understand that my child must wear a mask to enter the studio and during transitions. It is recommended they wear a mask while during class, but will allow parent discretion during classes that can maintain the recommended social distancing.
5. I understand that students will be required to use hand sanitizer and
use it according to CDC recommended hand washing procedures every time
they touch a surface in the studio.
6. Each student MUST remove their shoes at the entrance of the facility. Those
shoes will be carried to their class and/or put in their personal gear bag.
7. I will immediately notify NAoD management if I become aware of any person with whom my child or I have had contact exhibits any of the symptoms listed in Number 1 above, is advised to self-isolate, quarantine, or has tested positive, or is presumed positive for COVID-19. Further, I will immediately notify NAoD management if anyone from my place of employment is presumed positive or tests positive for COVID-19 whether or not I have had direct contact with that person.
8. I understand that Students entering our studio will be in contact with children,
families and employees who are also at risk of community exposure. I
understand that no list of restrictions, guidelines or practices will remove 100% of
the risk of exposure to COVID-19 as the virus can be transmitted by persons who
are asymptomatic and before some people show signs of infection. I understand
that I play a crucial role in keeping everyone in the facility safe and reducing the
risk of exposure by following the practices outlined herein.
9. Should there be a spike in Covid-19 cases, and we are forced into a SIP situation
again, all classes will continue virtually. Tuition will be reduced by 30% for any
amount of time spent doing a complete virtual class model.
I certify that I have read, understand, and agree to comply with the provisions listed
herein. I acknowledge that failure to act in accordance with the provisions listed herein, or with any other policy or procedure outlined by NAoD will result in
disciplinary action up to and including termination of my registration at NAoD. I acknowledge that my activity may be terminated and legal action may be pursued if it is determined that my actions, or lack of action unnecessarily exposes another dancer, their family member, or any NAoD employee to COVID-19.
Registration, Tuition and Fees:
~ A non-refundable fee of $50 per student is required yearly at time of registration (Families not to exceed $60).
~ Tuition is based on 10 equal payments for one academic year and must be paid by automatic pay plan, credit card, checks made to Norwalk Academy of Dance or cash.
~ Recital costumes must be paid either in full at registration or in 3 installments (Sept/Oct/Nov)
~ There will be a $35 fee for all returned checks.
~ A $15 late fee will be added on all past due accounts on a monthly basis. Any student who has an account with an overdue balance of more than 90 days may not be allowed in class and/or allowed to participate in the year-end recital until payment is made in full or payment arrangements have been made.
Withdrawal and Refunds:
~ We require a 30-day written withdrawal notice for your dancer to be un-enrolled. Please email email@example.com to submit your request. If your request is received after the 15th of the month, you will be responsible for the following month’s tuition.
~ Tuition rates are non-refundable after payment is drafted on the 1st .
~ No recital costume refund if withdrawn after December 1st .
~ It is the parent’s responsibility to follow up with the studio to confirm receipt of withdrawal notification.
~ Norwalk Academy of Dance reserves the right to terminate lessons to any students. In such a case, a refund for unused lessons will be given.
~ All families will receive one (1) complementary ticket for the recital per show.
~ Ticket prices are $25 per adult, $12.50 per child (ages 5-12), ages 4 and below may lap seat.
~ All costumes (for the year-end recital) are $85 per dance and are due wither in full at registration (before Nov) or 1st three monthly installments (Sept, Oct, Nov).
~ No costume fees will be refunded after December 1, even if a student withdraws from the school.
~ You are not paying for scheduled school vacations and holidays.
~ We have included one week of snow/weather related interruptions in our pricing
~ Students may make up any classes missed due to illness, or personal vacations in any appropriate class of their choice within the same school year.
~ Credit will not be given for missed classes.
~ Extreme Weather, Acts of God, Pandemics or Unexpected Interruption of Classes: If the school must cancel classes due to extreme weather or events beyond our control, the missed lessons can be made up at any time in any class of the same age or level. It does not need to be the same discipline (Can be tap, jazz, ballet or hip hop as they will learn fundamentals that will help in any class). In extreme cases, NAoD will add a class to the end of the season. ***No refunds will be given for lessons missed due these reasons.***
~ The school reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to teach classes.
~ If a teacher is ill and the school cannot arrange a substitute any missed classes will be made up.
~ Required dancewear and dance shoes must be worn to all classes.
~ Failure to wear required dancewear to class could result in students being asked to sit out the class.
~ Repeated failure to wear required dancewear could result in termination of lessons.
~ Students are not permitted to wear jeans or shoes worn on the street or outdoors, to any dance class.
~ For safety reasons dancers are not permitted to wear jewelry.
~ Long hair must be tied back in a ponytail and off of their face.
~ All ballet students should have their hair in a tight ballet bun.
~ Please be aware of the NAoD individual class dress codes listed on the website or located in the office.
Attendance and Lateness:
~ The school reserves the right to have students who come more than 10 minutes late to class sit out the class.
~ Repeated lateness may result in termination of lessons.
~ A minimum attendance level will be required. If a student misses more than 4 classes without written
notices, the school reserves the right to terminate lessons.
~ Students missing more than 4 classes after May may not be allowed to participate in the year-end dance recital, festivals or events.
Responsibility to be Aware of Dates and Events:
~ It is the responsibility of the parent / guardians or adult student to be aware of all school activities,
such as viewing days, recitals, extra classes, and dates the school is open or closed.
~ The school will post all such notices on our bulletin board, Facebook & Instagram page, as well as emailed in our monthly “Eblast”.
~ It is the parent’s responsibility to regularly check to ensure they are informed.
~ All information is available on our website at www.norwalkdance.com as well. It is the responsibility of the parents or adult students to inform the school of any email, address or telephone number change.
Care of Students:
~ The school is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students and/or siblings.
~ Students are not to be left at the school for excessive time before or after class. I also acknowledge that I am responsible for delivering my child to the studio and picking her/him up and that the studio is not responsible for a child that leaves the premises.
Hold Harmless: I understand and acknowledge that there is a risk of injury inherent in dance activities and that personal injury or damage to property may result during participation in dance and related activities. I represent that my child is physically able to safely participate in dance and related activities. I agree to assume all risk associated with my child’s participation in dance instruction, rehearsal, performance and related activities.
In consideration,of receiving dance instruction and Norwalk Academy of Dance, I hereby waive, release, and discharge all present and future claims and liabilities of any kind, whether for bodily injury, property damage, or other loss, arising out of my child’s participation in dance and related activities, including but not limited to dance instruction, rehearsals, and performances, whether conducted on or off Norwalk Academy of Dance premises.
Photo Release: The school is hereby granted permission to take photographs and video of the students to use in brochures, web sites, posters, advertisements and other promotional materials the school creates. Permission is also hereby granted for the school to copyright such photographs and videos in its name.
~ Parents and adult students are to be aware that the school promotes healthy body image among the students.
~ As such we approve if our teachers snack and/or drink water during the course of the teaching day.
~ It is also important for them to be able to run to the restrooms occasionally
in order to promote their health.
~ Parents are to be aware that dancing as a profession is physically demanding and proper body care is essential.
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