workshops and classes: terms and conditions
statement of risk and liability | covid-19 protocols | zero tolerance policy | photo and video release | cancellation policy

statement of risk and liability

due to the nature of dansphere's workshops and classes, particularly those that include technique classes or physical activity in the curriculum, all participants who are enrolled fully in any programming recognize the risk of potential injury, illness, and all other forms of unwellness. by enrolling, and thus attending, dansphere's programming, all participants are, by default, presenting that they are physically and mentally capable of partaking in the programming. it is the responsibility of the participant (and/or the guardian of the participant, if they are under the age of 18) to inform any faculty or staff of their inability to participate, and thus, taking the necessary precautions to prevent injury, sickness, and any other forms of unwellness. by enrolling and participating dansphere programs, the participant (and/ or a guardian of the participant, if they are under the age of 18) waive dansphere, and all contracted constituents thereof, of any and all liability from personal injury, illness, or any other forms of unwellness that may occur during a dansphere program.

online/ virtual programming addendum: all those who are participating in any online programs are responsible for securing their own space in which to participate in dansphere programming. it is highly recommended that participants have an open and level space of approximately 6 x 6 feet, in which to move for any and all movement based classes.

movement sequences will be designed to be performed in conditions conducive to virtual learning. while participating in this virtual programming, please be certain that you have the appropriate physical space to assure your safety during any movement combinations. you may modify movements to safely fit the space you have and the needs of your body. 
 

ensure that you have room to do the following without obstruction (including furniture, other people, pets, or other objects in the space):

  • extend your arms and legs in all directions from a standing position and a prone position

  • locomote six (6) feet in all directions on a level surface

  • jump in place on a level surface.


 

covid-19 protocols

dansphere takes the health and wellbeing of its faculty, staff, and program attendees very seriously. until further notice, all "in person" programming that occurs will require that all participants wear a face covering while in the space reserved for classes and events. bandanas, gaiters, and the like are not considered a suitable face covering, and will not be allowed. social distancing and proper sanitation procedures (hand washing, wiping down ballet barres, etc.) are encouraged whenever possible.

 

while dansphere does not require proof of covid-19 vaccination, it is highly recommended to those who are participating in any "in person" programs, unless a medical or religious reason prevents an individual from doing so. dansphere and the constituents thereof reserve the right to excuse a participant from any and all programming if they are not willing to cooperate with the covid-19 policies that are put in place. if an individual is removed from programming due to the failure to comply to covid-19 protocol, they will not receive any refunds. if any program participant has been exposed to covid-19 in any capacity, they are to inform dansphere constituent immediately, and quarantine themselves. all in studio participants exposed to covid-19, and thus quarantining  will receive on demand access to classes for the remainder of the program. or those exposed to covid-19, no full refunds will be offered - partial refunds will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

 

zero tolerance policy

 

dansphere's mission is to support movement artists in healthy, constructive ways, and takes the wellbeing of the faculty, staff, and participants of their programming in to consideration when curating classes and events. dansphere has a zero tolerance policy regarding anything that will hinder an individual's or group's physical, mental, emotional, and/ or spiritual health. any party who participates in any of the following will be dismissed from all current and future dansphere programming without exception:

  • any sort of ill-intended action or speech towards an individual or group

  • all forms of violence or physical harm towards an individual or group

  • explicit discrimination shown towards an individual's or group's race, sex, gender identity, ableness, etc.

  • bullying or harassment

  • sexual assault or misconduct

the above list is not exhaustive - the founders of dansphere to reserve the right to implement the zero tolerance policy if a situation arises where it is believed that an individual's or group's wellbeing is at risk.

photo and video release statement 

please be advised that for the duration of all workshops and classes, all sessions will be recorded via Zoom. photos or videos taken from these recording will only be used in direct correlation with the dansphere organization -  either in print, on dansphere.org, or dansphere social media pages. 

in order to participate in dansphere's programming, the applicant (or the parent/ guardian of the applicant, if they are under the age of 18) must agree to the following:

  • the applicant (parent/ guardian) consents and provides permission for dansphere representatives and executives the right to take photographs and videos of them, in connection with the above- identified subject.


  • the applicant (parent/ guardian) authorizes dansphere and their faculty to copyright, use, and/or publish the content in print and/or electronically.

  • the applicant (parent/ guardian) agree that dansphere may use such photographs or videos of them without their name and/or for any lawful purpose, including (but not limited to) such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and internet-based content.

 

cancellation policy

at dansphere, we understand that schedules and lifestyles shift unexpectedly. due to this, our cancellation policy for classes and workshops is as follows:

  • the applicant is expected to inform dansphere of their withdrawal from a class or workshop as soon as time allows - whether or not tuition has been paid. this allows dansphere to allocate the applicant's slot to someone on the waitlist.

  • if the applicant has paid their tuition or fee in full, and they withdraw from a class or program, a partial or full refund will be given, depending on the following:

    • if the withdrawal notice occurs more than 10 days before the class or workshop, a full refund will be issued.

    • if the withdrawal notice occurs less than 10 days before the class or workshop, a partial refund will be given. The refund will be determined by the number of days until the beginning of the class/ workshop that remain, multiplied by 10% (for example, if an applicant withdraws 3 days before their scheduled class, they will receive a 30% refund on their class fee.)

    • refunds will be processed by the founder(s) of dansphere, and can take 5 to 7 business days to be processed.

    • the founders of dansphere reserve the right to make exceptions to any of the above criteria in special circumstances, and may change this policy at any time.

if at any point, dansphere must cancel a workshop or class, all who have enrolled will receive a full refund via the original method of payment within 5 to 7 business days of the date of cancellation. communication about any rescheduled or cancelled classes will be sent via email, and a general notice will be shared via an email campaign and/ or social media content.

dansphere email opt in 

 

all communication for workshops and classes will be sent via email. by signing up for any of dansphere's programming  the applicant will be opted-in to all email correspondences from dansphere, particularly those related to the appropriate workshops/ classes. if the applicant no longer wants to receive emails from dansphere, they may unsubscribe at any point. it is not advised to unsubscribe in the midst of a workshop, as important information may not be received.