ATA classes and tuition runs on a MONTHLY schedule. The first time you register, you will only pay for the prorated cost of the month. Tuition is based on an approximate average of 4 classes per month over a one year period. In any given month there may be 3, 4 or 5 classes. (An ATA calendar is available online and at the front desk.) Tuition pays for your child's spot in class, regardless of attendance. Monthly tuition remains consistent regardless of the actual number of class days per month. Classes have no cash value once missed.
Auto Pay and Credit Card on File:
Everyone is required to have a current credit/debit card on file. This card will be used to auto pay your account on the 25th of the month. A statement will be sent via email on the 20th of each month.
Each family has the opportunity to pay with another form of payment (see below) by the 24th of the month for the upcoming month. However if payment has not been made, then the card on file will be charged on the 25th for the upcoming month. If for any reason the card is declined, you must bring your account current by the 1st of the upcoming month or student will be immediately dropped from their class.
ATA accepts check, cash or credit card (Visa, MC, and Discover). You may pay in person at our customer service desk, use our online payment portal, mail a check or pay by phone with a credit card/debit card.
Enrollment in ATA classes is continuous from month to month until ATA receives a written drop notice to disenroll. This notification must be received by the 20th of the month to disenroll for the upcoming month. You may fill out a drop notice form at the customer service desk or send an email or fax.
Missed classes will not be credited or refunded. You are responsible for tuition for the entire month, whether or not your child attends. If a customer's card is charged on the 25th and a drop notice is received before the 1st of the upcoming month, a refund will be given minus a $20 processing fee.
Returned checks/Declined CC:
All returned checks will be charged a $25 service fee and the CC on file will be charged. Accounts which have more than 2 declined credit card payments will be charged a $25 service fee.
Aerial Tumbling and AcroGymnastics, Inc. (hereafter referred to as ATA) is a gym that focuses on tumbling and acrobatic gymnastics -- a relative newcomer to the field of gymnastics that features work to develop balance and flight skills rather than traditional gymnastics apparatus. ATA provides a healthy, fun, goal-oriented, self-esteem building atmosphere for children and adults to improve movement and body awareness, build flexibility and strength, and learn gymnastics skills. ATA activities include, but are not limited to, gymnastic instruction for children and adults (beginning at 18 months); pre team acrobatic gymnastics; competitive team acrobatic gymnastics; as well as a wide variety of other activities (e.g., birthday parties, field trip location for groups, clinics, and special events). Summer camps and activities include, but are not limited to, sleepovers, boot camps, parents' night out, and summer practice gym.
ATA Client -- refers to a minor client, parent(s)/legal guardian(s), adult client, spectator, & anyone on the premises.
Participation -- refers to any activity on the premises, whether practicing, competing, observing, snacking, or otherwise.
While there are many benefits to acrobatic gymnastics and the other ATA activities, ATA feels it is important that all ATA Clients know that tumbling and acrobatic gymnastic activities can be vigorous and fast moving; they involve some risks of injury that are inherent to the activity. Client safety is a priority issue for ATA -- we try to reduce risk as much as possible (for instance, we train our staff, staff are all certified, we establish safety rules, we provide supervision of all activities. We also use spring floors (with pads and carpet), mats, Tumbl-Traks [not far above floor], padded support posts, and overhead spotting belts). In spite of our efforts, however, it is impossible to eliminate all risk and possibility of injury. All activities have some known and some unknown inherent risks that are impossible to eliminate without changing the nature of the activity. Some known inherent risks of ATA activities include, but are not limited to, the following:
1) General risks common to many activities include collisions with equipment; collisions with other persons; slips, trips, and falls; landing wrong; communicable diseases; over-exertion; attempting stunts that are beyond participant's capacity; landing on an unpadded area; misplaced padding; and unexpected failure of the equipment.
2) Human Error Risks include participant or co-participant actions (e.g., erratic or negligent actions; failure of an ATA Client to obey rules; failure of ATA Client to follow instructions; ATA Client inadvertent inattentiveness); staff/management actions (e.g., inadvertent inattentiveness or temporary distraction of supervisor/staff; errors in judgment of staff regarding effectiveness of instruction; progression, identification of injury, best teaching techniques, use of equipment, participant readiness, in emergency care, and failure to recognize an imminent danger; and inadequate training of staff in emergency care).
3) Observer or Spectator Risks include trips, slips, and falls; collisions when too close to activity areas; and getting in the path of excited children.
The ATA Client should understand that three types of injury can occur in any kind of vigorous physical activity. First is the common Minor Injury. This type includes, but is not limited to, muscle strains and sprains, bruises, abrasions, minor cuts, headaches, and contusions. The second type of injury is the Serious Injury. Examples of serious injuries include, but are not limited to, broken bones, ligament and joint injuries, concussions, and eye injury (including loss of vision in an eye). These are infrequent, but can and do occasionally occur. The third type of injury is the Catastrophic Injury. Some examples of catastrophic injury include, but are not limited to, brain injury; spinal cord and back injuries that may result in permanent disability and/or paralysis; heart attack; and death. Even though the occurrence of such an injury is unlikely, ATA management and staff feel that the ATA Client should be aware of all possibilities.
In consideration of permission to use the ATA property, facilities, and services, today and on all future dates, I, the ATA Client, on behalf of myself, my spouse, my heirs, personal representatives, and assigns [hereafter referred to as Releasing Parties] do hereby release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue Aerial Tumbling and AcroGymnastics, Inc., their owners, directors, officers, employees, volunteers, independent contractors, equipment providers, facility owners, and agents [hereafter referred to as Protected Parties] from liability from any and all claims arising from the ordinary negligence of ATA or other Protected Parties.
This agreement applies to 1) personal injury (including death) from incidents or illnesses arising from participation in any ATA activity (including, but not limited to, instruction, individual practice or play, competition, observation, individual use of facilities or equipment, viewing area, locker room area, rest rooms, and all premises including the associated sidewalks and parking lots); and to 2) any and all claims resulting from the damage to, loss of, or theft of property.
I, the ATA Client, also agree to hold harmless, defend, and indemnify ATA and other Protected Parties (that is, defend and pay any judgment and costs, including investigation costs, attorney's fees, and related expenses) from any and all claims of Releasing Parties or others acting on my behalf (or my minor client's behalf) arising from participation in ATA activities or presence on the premises, (including those arising from the inherent risks of the activity or the ordinary negligence of Protected Parties). I, the ATA Client, further agree to hold harmless, defend, and indemnify ATA and other Protected Parties against any and all claims of co-participants, rescuers, and others arising from my conduct or the conduct of my minor client in ATA activities or from our presence at ATA.
* I, the ATA Client, confirm that this agreement is the entire agreement between me and ATA and cannot be modified or changed in any way by representations or statements by any agent or employee of ATA.
* I also understand that if legal action is brought, the appropriate trial court for Santa Clara County in the state of California or the United States District Court Northern District of California has the sole and exclusive jurisdiction and that only the substantive laws of the State of California shall apply.
* I further expressly agree that the foregoing Assumption of Risk, Waiver of Liability, and Indemnification Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the laws of the State of California and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.
Assertions, Acknowledgements, and Agreements:
ATA asks the ATA Client to help ATA more effectively provide for the safety of all clients by the following: I, the ATA Client ....
* Possess a sufficient level of skill and physical fitness for safe participation in ATA activities.
* Have no health problems that would make participation in ATA activities unwise.
* Acknowledge that ATA encourages each client to get medical clearance prior to participation.
* Acknowledge that it is the participant's duty to inform staff and cease participation immediately if he/she feels any unusual discomfort (e.g., faintness, shortness of breath, high anxiety, chest pains) during participation.
* Agree to attempt only activities that I feel I am capable of performing safely.
* Agree to stay in areas that will not place me in undue danger.
* Agree to obey all safety rules and alert the staff to any rules violations or dangerous behavior of co-participants.
* Acknowledge that ATA may need to end my participation if I present a danger to myself or others.
* Authorize ATA to administer emergency first aid, CPR, and use an AED when deemed necessary by ATA.
* Authorize ATA to secure emergency medical care or transportation (i.e., EMS) when deemed necessary by ATA and I agree to assume all costs of emergency medical care and transportation.
* Agree to inform ATA of any injury (even minor injuries) prior to leaving the ATA facility.
* Give permission to ATA to use any photographs, images, likenesses or videos taken of me in its marketing brochures, ads, videos, or other media.