J & J HIP HOP DANCE COMPANY, LLC
WAIVER OF LIABILITY & HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT
I. In consideration of J & J Hip Hop Dance Company, LLC providing the opportunity for and permitting the undersigned (Participant) to participate and take part in J & J Hip Hop Dance Company, LLC classes, instruction, performances, competitions, workshops, recitals, appearances, and events and its related activities, during the year of 2020 and duration of their enrollment, the undersigned Participant and Parent, if applicable, of the Participant, do hereby release, remise and forever discharge, indemnify and agree to HOLD HARMLESS WAIVE, DISCHARGE, and COVENANT NOT TO SUE J & J Hip Hop Dance Company, LLC to include our instructors/teachers & guest instructors/teachers: i.e. Joseph R. Cantu, Stephanie R. Cantu, Lesario Cantu, Antonio Cantu, Romeo Cantu, Luis Gonzales, Lentina Lum, Destiny McEntee, Bobbi Schneider-Harris, Emily Moore, Sarah Kreps, and any additional guest instructors- collectively known as J & J Hip Hop Dance Company, LLC, their officers, employees, faculty, instructors, servants, agents and assigns, hereinafter referred to as RELEASEES, from any claim, demand or cause of action whether now in existence, or hereafter arising for any loss of personal property, injury to the Participant or for the death of the Participant, arising out of resulting from, caused by or contributed to in whole or in any part by any action or failure to act, negligence, breach of contract, or other misconduct on the part of J & J Hip Hop Dance Company, LLC, its officers, faculty, agents, servants, employees, (RELEASEES) any other Participant in said classes, instruction, performances, competitions, workshops, recitals, appearances, and events and its related activities, any participating parent and/or any one or more of any thereof.
II. We recognize and acknowledge that certain risks of harm are or may be inherent in the various activities contemplated herein and that J & J Hip Hop Dance Company, LLC or RELEASEES cannot control all of these risks. We are aware that dance training, performing arts, and the gymnastic exercises associated with it place unusual stress on the body and carry with them the risk of physical injury. I/We assume the risks involved. I/We also understand that dance instruction involves kinetic correction that may include physically touching the student (Participant) as part of the regular class work and/or rehearsal. I/We assume the risk and agree that J & J Hip Hop Dance Company, LLC faculty have permission to engage in appropriate kinetic correction of the body for technical corrective purposes as part of regular class work and rehearsal.
III. It is my/our express intent that this HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT shall bind the members of my/our family if I am alive, and my heirs, assigns and personal representative, if I am not alive. It shall be deemed as a RELEASE, WAIVER, DISCHARGE, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE the above named RELEASEES. I hereby further agree that this WAIVER OF LIABILITY and HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado.
IV. I UNDERSTAND THAT J & J HIP HOP DANCE COMPANY, LLC WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MEDICAL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ANY INJURY THAT I OR MY CHILD MAY SUSTAIN.
V. I/We also understand that I/we should and am/are urged by RELEASSEES to obtain health and accident insurance to cover any personal injury to me/my child (Participant), which may be sustained. I/We agree that I or my child (Participant) will adhere to the Rules and Regulations promulgated by J & J Hip Hop Dance Company, LLC and obey all local, state and federal laws while participating in this activity.
VI. Upon execution of this agreement, the Undersigned also releases ownership and authorizes the use of his or her likeness and image, either in print media format or video in perpetuity for the promotion of J & J Hip Hop Dance Company, LLC.
BY SIGNING THIS RELEASE, I ACKNOWLEDGE AND REPRESENT THAT I/we have read the foregoing WAIVER OF LIABILITY, HOLD HARMLESS AND USE OF IMAGE AGREEMENT, understand it and sign it voluntarily as my/I own free act and deed; no oral representations, statements or inducements, apart from the foregoing written agreement, have been made; I am at least eighteen (18) years of age and fully competent. I/we execute this Release for full, adequate, and complete consideration fully intending to be bound by the same.
*No one under the age of 18 can sign this release. This agreement is intended for adults 18yrs and older.
Company Payment Policies & Rules
PLEASE REVIEW THE PAYMENT POLICIES THOROUGHLY TO AVOID INCURRING LATE FEES
OR POSSIBLE UN-ENROLLMENT
The Annual Enrollment/Registration FEE for 2020 is $30.00 for the 1st Student, $20.00 for the 2nd, & $15.00 for the 3rd.
(This fee will be required upon each enrollment point if the student is un-enrolled more than 30 days for any reason at any time in 2020.)
Your Monthly Tuition/Account(s) will need to remain current and paid on time.
Monthly Tuition will be posted to your student online portal prior to the 1st of each month, or via digital invoice to the email address provided at enrollment, and MUST BE PAID BY THE 1st OF EACH MONTH. Payments can easily be made via your student online portal or via digital invoice by debit, credit, or by digital check. You may also select to sign up for the "Automated Billing". (See below "Automated Billing" for details.) If you need to pay directly in person, you will want to be sure to pay on a date prior to the due date (Postdated checks for the 1st will be accepted.), and on a day we are "in studio" so you do not incur a late fee by the 2nd of the month. In addition, all student(s) accounts must be paid and remain current in order for the student(s) to enter the class to participate. * If any student(s) account are found not paid, the student will not be able to participate in the class and will be asked to contact their parent for assistance in the matter. **In all fairness the rule of thumb here is that the class must be paid for before the student can participate.
Automated Billing Option:
You have the option to set up your account on an automated bank account debit payment or automated credit card payment. This system is 100% secured by our Jackrabit/QuickBooks Billing Program. Your payments will be processed on the 1st of each month automatically. A "Reoccurring Payment Authorization Form" must be fully completed and returned to us in order to sign up for this option. (Reoccurring Payment Authorization Form is attached.) Once you have completed the form, please hand it back into our office to process and set up your account on the automated billing system. Billing will continue on your account consecutively unless a "DROP FORM" is completed. With the automated billing, we must have at least a 3-day notice to stop billing if you plan to dissolve your membership with us. If we do not receive this notice in time, billing will continue, and a refund will not be available.
Failure to make your payments on time (ON THE DUE DATE indicated on your Invoice) will result in a $20.00 Late Charge. You have at maximum 2 days to make your payment past the invoice due date. The LATE FEE will automatically be applied to your account (NO EXCEPTIONS) on the 2nd day at midnight after payment becomes late. IF your student's account is NOT PAID, the student will not be able to attend their class until the BALANCE and the $20.00 LATE FEE is fully paid. TERMINATION of enrollment may also be exercised at the discretion of the Business Manager if your account continues in delinquency excessively.
Payments will need to be in the form of cash, check, money order, paid online via your student portal, paid via your digital invoice by Debit, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. NO other forms of payment will be accepted. Checks or Money Orders must be made payable to: J & J Hip Hop Dance Company.
In the event of a check deposit being returned as unpaid, you will be liable for the class FEE plus the Deposited Item Returned FEE: $25.00. The Returned Item FEE will need to be paid to J & J Hip Hop within 7 days of the check being returned. We may also reserve the right to decline future checks from you and require a different payment method.
Consecutive Tuition Payments:
Once you are enrolled with the company, Tuition Payments are scheduled to be paid on the 1st of each month consecutively as a member fee and not necessarily based on the number of classes within any given month. A student cannot stop attending class for an unspecified period of time and return without paying tuition consecutively or they will need to re-enroll and pay the 2018 $25.00 Enrollment/Registration Fee again. If you plan to keep your student's spot in the class, you must pay consecutively regardless of your attendance in the class. Please review our "REFUND POLICY" for additional information.
2020 MONTHLY "CORE" TUITION RATES: (Due on the 1st of each month)
Mini's (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) Monthly Tuition: ---------------------------$48.00 ($45.00 with Auto Pay)
Children's (Ages 6-11) Monthly Tuition: ---------------------------$58.00 ($55 with Auto Pay)
Youth (Ages 12-19) Monthly Tuition: -------------------------------$58.00 ($55 with Auto Pay)
ADD ON CLASS RATES
Mini's (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) 1ST Add On: -----------------------------------$20.00
Mini's (Ages 3 1/2 - 5) 2nd Add On: ----------------------------------$15.00
Children & Youth (Ages 6-19) 1ST Add On: --------------------------$25.00
Children & Youth (Ages 6-19) 2nd, 3rd additional Add Ons: ------$20.00
(Company, Competition, Etc.)
May have separate class rates. Please call for more details.
2020 Adult Class Rates:
Adult 7 Class Punch Card: -------------------------------------------- $60.00
Adult Drop In Rate: ------------------------------------------------------$10.00
Adult Registration Fee: -------------------------------------------------$15.00
You will receive a discount / savings for having 2 or more students actively enrolled in the company.
2- Students Enrolled = $10.00 OFF Monthly Tuition
3- Students Enrolled = $15.00 OFF Monthly Tuition
4- Students Enrolled = $20.00 OFF Monthly Tuition
You can receive a referral discount for up to 3 students. Ask for details!
Add / Drop Form:
An "Add /Drop Form" will be needed if you choose to un-enroll from the company at any time or choose to add any classes to your current schedule of classes. We will have the "ADD / DROP Form" available online through our website to print off and complete to turn in, or you can fill out the form directly online at www.JandJHipHopDance.com. Billing will continue on your account consecutively unless a "DROP FORM" is completed.
2020 Studio Days Closed & Breaks - Please NOTE: Tuition remains the same even with shorter months.
2020 classes resume on January 6th, 2020
1- Week OFF for Spring Break (March 23rd - 27th 2020)
Memorial Day (Monday May 25th 2020)
2 - Weeks OFF after Showcase (June 2020)
Labor Day (Monday September 7th 2020)
1 - Week OFF for Fall Break (October 2020)
1 - Week OFF during Thanksgiving week (November 23rd - 27th 2020)
Winter Break the End Of Year (Mid December 2020 - January 4th 2021)
3 - Snow Days a year are considered
2020 Holidays that fall on days we have classes: *Make Up Classes may be offered. See or call office for details.
No Credits / ONLY a "Make Up" Class Option:
As of January 1, 2016 we will NO LONGER offer "Credits" to be applied to student accounts upon any missed classes. The former "Credits" program/option is being dissolved. Our Monthly Tuition is a fee that is to be paid regardless of the student's attendance in class as part of your membership with J & J Hip Hop Dance Company and is not necessarily based only on the number of classes attended in each month. It is the student's/parent's responsibility to attend classes as they are available each month. As stated above we have already accounted for weeks off for Breaks, Holidays, possible Snow Days, etc.
"Make Up" Classes:
To "Make Up" for missed classes, please schedule this with the Dance Director or Company Manager. A 24hr notice for missing a class still applies in order to be approved for any "Make Up" classes. You must use your "Make Up" class option within 30 days of your missed class or your "Make Up" class will be cons
General Company Rules & Procedures
Student Responsibility & Class Etiquette
Dancers must attend classes, festivals, performances, recitals, competitions, as arranged and scheduled ahead of time. Dancers will need to maintain a positive attitude towards the Class Instructors and fellow students at all times. Students should always come to class in dance wear or in attire as appropriate for dance & Performing Arts Classes. (See below specific class attire)
A personal (Labeled) water bottle is needed in class well for easy water access.
*The students should always come to class groomed and clean, (i.e. Hair tied back, deodorant applied prior to practice, and so on...).
Please be ON TIME for your classes as it is important to warm up properly to avoid injury. No student(s) will be allowed into the class 20 minutes after the class has commenced, unless previous arrangements have been discussed and warm up is still done before joining the group. Students will be required to commit to the warm ups and exercises as instructed.
Hip Hop, Breaking & Afro Classes
Students should wear loose hip hop clothes (jogging suit or loose sweat pants, and a comfortable shirt). NO MID-DRIFT TOPS. Regular tennis shoes with rubber soles are required, preferably no flat soled shoes (needs to have cushion and arch) & are comfortable to move in. The sole of the shoe should be solid and have traction, so the student does not slide too much on the floor. NO OPEN TOED SHOES, NO BOOTS, NO HEELS. Soft and durable knee pads are encouraged for floor work and some breaking elements to protect the dancer's knees from injury.
Students need to wear tights and a leotard (any color is fine). A light weight ballet skirt is ok but not required. Pink Ballet shoes are required for classes. Hair must be up and away from face.
Contemporary, Lyrical, Urban Acrobatics
Girls will need leggings and tank or tshirt. Boys need sweat pants or athletic pants. These classes will require students to either dance barefoot or in socks. Pease use proper feet hygiene (powders, sprays ect.).
Other Classes (Competition Team, Company, Musical Theater, Swing, & More)
You will be in instructed if there are any classroom attire requirements.
Sitting In to View Classes (Parents, Guests, Siblings, Friends, etc.)
J & J Hip Hop Dance Company may allow the dance student's parents, guardians, and friends to observe classes from parent viewing areas outside the studio. We have comfortable convenient waiting areas with complimentary WIFI and screens that will display classes. There is a snack shack in our café area where you can purchase snacks, drinks & candy while you are waiting or students can also recharge between classes. We definitely encourage our dance parents to form friendships and connections with other dance parents. If a guest of the dance student is causing a disruption to the class the guest will be asked to leave the premises. If the guest does not cooperate, the responsible dance student and the guest will be asked to leave the premises. A meeting or phone conference will need to be arranged with the parent of the student and conducted, along with a resolution to the problem, before the responsible dance student or guest can return to class.
Lost or Stolen Property
J & J Hip Hop Dance Company does not have lockers available on location. Please secure your valuables at all times or leave them at home if a loss risk is possible. If you take a personal gym bag into the dance studio with you, leave it in a location where you can keep it in your view. Do not leave bags or clothes in the dance studio or restrooms at the end of class. Please remember to take everything with you after class. We cannot take responsibility for anything left behind. For any property left behind check with the instructor to see if anything was found or you may check the lost and found area.
On occasion classes may need to be canceled due to inclement weather conditions or for other unforeseen circumstances. In these instances, please call our studio 719-418-5974 to hear a message about closures or delays. You may also look for updates via email, Social Feeds, Facebook Page, Twitter, Calendar, or KKTV News Television Station for updates and important announcements. J & J Hip Hop Dance will do its best to notify you ahead of time about a cancellation or closing. Text messages or emails may also be utilized as a means of communication for inclement weather closures. Be sure to provide a current email or text number on your application for these specific notices. The Monthly Tuition will not be adjusted or prorated for any weeks in which the studio may be closed, or for longer or shorter months. We have already considered closed classes for Inclement Weather, Holidays, throughout the year breaks, and considered our overall operating costs when deciding the 2020 Monthly Tuition Rate.
Injury & Safety Disclaimer
All dance classes can involve the risk of personal injury! J & J Hip Hop Dance Instruction takes all reasonable care in the conduct of its classes; it accepts no responsibility for injury or loss caused during classes or while participants are at or near the dance studio. You are responsible for ensuring that you are physically and medically fit for the class and during the class you must take care of your own personal safety at all times. Please reference to the student "Waiver of Liability & Hold Harmless Agreement" in your Student Enrollment Form for additional details.