In consideration of the services of Transcendence Aerial Dance at Gymnastics Inc., their agents, owners, volunteers, participants, employees, and all other persons or entities acting in any capacity on their behalf (here in after collectively referred to as "TAD"), I hereby agree to release, indemnify, and discharge TAD, on behalf of myself, my spouse, my children, my parents, my heirs, personal representative and estate as follows:
I acknowledge that my participation in all aerial, dance, acrobatic instruction and other various activities entails known and unanticipated risks that could result in physical or emotional injury, paralysis, death, or damage to myself, to property, or to third parties. I understand that such risks simply cannot be eliminated without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activity.
The risks include, among other things: slips and falls; falling from equipment; rope burns; pinches, scrapes, twists and jolts that could result in scratches, bruises, sprains, lacerations, fractures, concussions, or even more severe life threatening hazards; strains, cuts, bruises, muscle soreness, and fractures; musculoskeletal injuries including head, neck and back; injuries to internal organs up to and including paralysis or even death; the negligence of other people; my own physical condition; and the risk of emotional and psychological injuries or physical damage associated with this activity. Traveling to and from shows, meets and exhibitions raises the possibility of any manner of transportation accidents. In any event, if you or your child is injured, you or your child may require medical assistance, at your own expense.
All students are responsible for their actions, attitude, and behavior for the duration of the time that they are in our facility, and will be expected to respect all coaches and rules.
Pictures and video are not permitted at any time during class by participating students or friends/family that are observing. There are occasions when the instructor will approve picture or video taking, or take them when new or improved skills are achieved. Students may make requests with the understanding that it will be approved when the instructor has time and deems it safe.
All students must be actively participating and paying attention at all times during class, in order to progress efficiently and to prevent distractions. Students are expected to be courteous and encouraging to classmates. Students are not permitted to call out assistance to other students at any time during class. This prevents incorrect direction and eliminates any risk of unnecessary mistakes. Only assistant teachers are permitted to assist, as they have had training and instruction in assisting.
Students are encouraged to challenge themselves but are not permitted to advance in skills until they are ready. Any student that chooses to attempt skills they have not been permitted to do will not be able to participate in class for an amount of time determined by the instructor. Mastering basic skills is important before progressing to more difficult skills.
Know the skills you are training. If you need clarification, don't be afraid to speak up and ask! Remember: there is no "stupid" question. Help protect yourself by doing all you can to be safe in how you execute skills. Commit to the entire skill and follow through.
Know your personal limitations. Do not attempt skills you are not comfortable or capable training. Communicate with your instructor at all times.
Students must stay on the equipment or activity the instructor has chosen and be supervised. For safety, using other equipment is not allowed. Be sure to look around before you cross in front of other groups or as you walk around the gym. There is often a lot going on and disregarding the safety rules can put others at risk of injury as well.
If you become injured during class in any way, please do not keep it to yourself. Please tell an instructor immediately. We promise no one will get mad. By participating in risky activity, sometimes things happen, be we do need to know about it so we can know how to help you.
Hair must be pulled back off the face securely. NO earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings or accessories of any kind may be worn in class. Students should take off all jewelry before coming to class so that it is not lost or misplaced.
Class attire is tight fitting workout clothes that cover the backs of your knees, abdomen, and upper arms. Students will have bare feet at all times. Students ages 6-17 years old must wear a leotard. Adults may wear fitted shirts in place of leotards. Shirts must be able to tuck in. Students may want to bring a shirt with sleeves to protect their under arms for certain skills. Leggings, tights, or unitards are also recommended, as they will provide more coverage for your skin. Clothes that are too baggy may become tangled in the fabric, and loose clothing or short shirts may fall over your face or gather into uncomfortable positions. NO zippers or buckles on clothing. They catch on/tear aerial fabric and can be dangerous to the student.
As this is a physical activity, please consider personal hygiene. Please have clean feet for aerial classes. Deodorant is always appreciated. Do not moisturize or put oil on your skin before class as this causes skin abrasion and makes it difficult to climb.