Erica’s Dance Academy’s 2019-2020 Policies
(* indicates a new policy or changes to an existing policy. Please read carefully.)
*Registration: For placement in classes, a $30 family membership fee and the first month tuition is due at the time of registration. This fee and tuition is non-refundable.
Enrollment: Competition Program (by audition Sept.-June). Main Program (Sept. – June)
Open Classes (Sept. - Dec.).
Tuition: Tuition Payments are due on the 1st of every month. Any payments received after the 10th will have a $20 late fee added for every month tuition is late (this is strictly enforced). If you are not at the studio on the due date, please mail your payment to: Erica's Dance Academy 4 Abbey Lane Middleboro, MA 02346. All tuition, costume payments and registration fees are non-refundable or transferrable to family members or other students. Tuition can be paid by cash, check or Credit Card(tuition only). A $35 fee will be charged for any returned checks. Family discounts are available on tuition only. No refunds or credits given for missed or canceled classes by the students EDA. (See below for make-up policy) Monthly Tuition is due September through June. ALL REGISTRATION, TUITION AND COSTUME PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. June Tuition must be paid in order to receive a recital ticket code.
*Attendance & Tardiness: If you are unable to make your dance class or know you are running late, please contact the main office, not the teacher, to let us know and the teachers will then know that your dancer will not be here and won’t hold the start time of the class. No student will be allowed in class if they are more than 10 minutes late. Attendance is the most important part for progression in the dancer. Student make-up classes will be assigned by the teacher. Please be prompt for class. By showing up late, dancers will miss vital warm-up time which helps prevent injury. If the Dancer/s are going to be more than 10 minutes late for class please wait for teacher to allow dancer/s into the class and should be warmed up by that time. Please call if you are not going to be attending class or are running late for any reason. Any and all injuries or illnesses must be told to EDA staff and provide a doctor's note for the specific illness/injury both for prolonged absence and clearance to return to all activities.
*Recital & Costumes: Recital costume payments are as follows: 50% deposit of all costumes is due October 15, 2019 with the remaining 50% due November 30, 2019. Cash or Check only as form of payment. A $20 late fee will assessed to any costume invoice not paid by the November 30 due date and every month until the invoice is paid in full. In order to receive your costumes AND perform in the year end recital ALL tuition including June’s tuition and costume payments MUST be paid in full. If you withdraw your student from the studio after costumes have been ordered you are still obligated to pay in full for the costumes ordered or costumes will become property of Erica’s Dance Academy until payment is received. If the dancer is withdrawn before the recital and costumes are paid in full and not picked up within 90 of notice of arrival, they become property of Erica’s Dance Academy. The year-end recital will be held in May or June, with the date to be determined. If you are unable to attend please let us know. Your child will still be able to participate in class and learn the routines but will be placed accordingly for formations.
*Withdrawing from Class: If withdrawing from a class or classes, the withdrawal form must be filled out with the office. If tuition has not been paid prior to withdrawal, you are still responsible for that months’ tuition and all outstanding invoices and late fees. In the event costumes have already been ordered, you are financially responsible for payment. If student has withdrawn and paid for costumes, they have 90 days after notice of arrival to pick up from the studio otherwise they become property of Erica’s Dance Academy.
*Cancellations: Erica's Dance Academy is not responsible for making up classes due to inclement weather. Please call 508-946-6295 for a message will be left on the Voicemail for any late starting or weekend storms. Also check our website ericasdanceacademy.com and facebook.com/Erica's Dance Academy. The Studio will be closed during Thanksgiving, Christmas, February and April vacations. We will be open for all Monday holidays that don't fall in a vacation or unless otherwise informed.
*Student Pick-Up & Drop-Off: Erica’s Dance Academy is not responsible for children being left before or after scheduled class times and once they leave the building. (NO CHILD IS ALLOWED TO WAIT IN THE PARKING LOT). Any non-dancing children must have supervision in waiting area and outside of building at all times. Dancers are to be picked-up and dropped-off no more than 10 minutes before or after each class. If you are running late please call to inform the office.
*Photo Release: Erica's Dance Academy will not be held responsible for any photos taken by other parents/students and posted on any social media site such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Also by signing these policies you acknowledge that Erica's Dance Academy and its staff have permission to use any photos for promotional and advertising use Website, Newspaper or Social Media sites.
RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK; AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (“AGREEMENT”)
I represent that I understand the nature of this activity and that I am qualified, in good health and in proper physical condition to participate in such activity. I acknowledge that if I believe event conditions are unsafe or I am unable to safely perform any activity, I will immediately discontinue participation in the activity.
I fully acknowledge, understand, appreciate and agree, that this activity involves risks of serious bodily injury, including permanent disability, paralysis and death, which may be caused by my own actions, or inactions, those of others participating in the event, the conditions in which the event takes place, or the negligence of the Releasees named below; and that there may be other risks either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time; and I fully accept and assume all such risks and all responsibility for losses, cost, and damages I incur as a result of my participation in the activity.
I further acknowledge, understand, appreciate and agree that my participation may result in possible exposure to an illness from infectious diseases, including, but not limited to, MRSA, Influenza, and COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist. I knowingly and freely assume all such risks, both known and unknown, even if arising from the negligence of the releasees or others and assume full responsibility for my participation and exposure.
I hereby release, discharge, and covenant not to sue your business, it's administrators, directors, agents, officers, volunteers, employees, contractors, other participants, any sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of the premises on which the activity takes place, (each considered one of the “RELEASEES” herein) from all liability, claims, demands, losses, damages, on my account caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in party by the negligence of the RELEASEES or otherwise, including negligent rescue operations and further agree that if, despite this release, waiver of liability, and assumption of risk, I or anyone on my behalf, makes a claim against any of the RELEASEES, I will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless each of the RELEASEES from any loss, liability, damage, or cost, which any may incur as the result of such a claim.
I have read the RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT, and I understand that I have given up substantial rights by signing it and have signed it freely and without any inducement or assurance of any nature and intend it to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law. I agree that if any portion of this Agreement is held to be invalid, the balance, notwithstanding, shall continue in full force and effect.
Printed name of participant(s) _________________________________________________
PARENTAL CONSENT I, hereby covenant and promise that I am the minor’s parent and/or legal guardian, and on behalf of myself and the minor, understand the nature of the above referenced activities and the minor’s experience and capabilities and believe the minor to be qualified to participate in such activity. I further understand the risk of exposure to injury and/or infectious diseases, for myself and my child, as a participant, spectator at events, classes or our presence at the facility. I hereby release, discharge, covenant not to sue and AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS each of the RELEASEES from all liability, claims, demands, losses or damages on the minor’s or my account caused or alleged to have been caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise, including, but not limited to injury, negligent rescue operations, and/or exposure to infectious diseases and I further agree that if, despite this release, I, the minor, or anyone on the minor’s behalf makes a claim against any of the above RELEASEES, I WILL DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS each of the RELEASEES from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss liability, damage, or cost which any RELEASEE may incur as the result of any such claim.