A HARD COPY or EMAILED PDF version of this document and our annual DANCE and/or DIS-DANCE program and class contract can be requested by emailing our office at any time here: firstname.lastname@example.org
This document acts as a legal and binding prepaid entertainment contract as defined by the Ohio Revised Code, and must be read in its entirety, signed and agreed upon by all parties involved.
At Count Me In, we have one true goal- to provide a nurturing, fun, and safe environment for children and adults to practice their craft. We aim to offer options for families to find year round activities that are geared towards arts and entertainment as well as general family health and wellness for all ages. Our Count Me In family cannot stress enough that the classes our facility provides is about the betterment of one’s self. We believe, whole heartedly, that the greatest importance for every student is that their best efforts are met with encouragement, positivity and proper instruction. We inspire confidence. We encourage fun. We stress inclusivity.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Those that break Count Me In’s code of conduct may be subjected to: removal from the premises, probation, suspension, expulsion. In the event of expulsion, there will be no reimbursement of classes, fees, or costumes administered.
The only drama we indulge in is the kind we produce on the stage! In order to provide a positive environment for everyone involved with Count Me In, we have a strict NO DRAMA policy. There is to be no slandering or rumor spreading of any nature to occur about students, parents or instructors. If an issue arises, feel free to address it with the business manager or owner of the studio in a calm and civil manner. We are always open to a discussion.
Please refrain from discussions involving politics, religion, or profanity on Count Me In property. There is a time and place for such talk, and it is not around impressionable young ears. A good rule of thumb is that if an argument or debate can spark from what one is about to say, it is better kept to one’s self.
Treat everyone with kindness and respect. We are here to better ourselves not to tear others down.
We are a PAPERLESS studio, and EMAIL is our main method of communication with parents and students. It is the responsibility of the parent/legal guardian to ensure that a valid email address is on file with the studio at all times, and that our studio email and Studio Director program email addresses are allowed through your emails firewalls and junk mail filters. If at some point during the duration of this contract your email becomes unavailable to you, it is your responsibility to check with the studio EACH WEEK for updates and communications. No late fees will be waived, nor will any other exceptions to rules, events or other studio information be “lacking in communication” due to a parent not receiving or reading an email. CMI uses email tracking programs to ensure we are notified when an email is bounced, received, read and ignored, as most companies do. CMI sends out an average of 1-3 email communications per month to dance students and their families and it is your responsibility to open and read all communications the studio sends.
On occasion, CMI may also use printed paper as a method of communication, at which time, you will be notified via email if you are required to pick up documentation at our front desk or if it will be mailed to you.
CELL PHONES AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Cell phones are not to be brought into the classroom by any students. They are a distraction that is better left in a dance bag in the dressing rooms.
Students or Parents engaging in any type of social media platform is prohibited from posting any content that is malicious towards students, instructors, or the Count Me In facility.
Anyone caught engaging in cyberbullying will be asked to leave the studio, dropped from any programs they are currently enrolled with no refunds or credits.
Students are expected to adhere to the specific dress code, per class they are enrolled in, which is clearly marked on our website at the beginning of each season. A copy of this seasons dress code can also be requested, in writing, at any time for your records by emailing a request to email@example.com
Parents are required to dress in clothing that is covering and does not contain foul language, or promote any type of illegal or illicit behavior. We are operating a family friendly facility, so please wear your favorite beer, paraphernalia, political, or inappropriately snarky brand clothing at home or to other venues besides ours.
We also strive to keep a clean facility, and have a large number of children whom walk through the facility in bare feet. It is for this reason that we have floor mats at the entrances of the building and request that everyone wipe their street shoes when entering the building. During wet/winter months we also provide boot trays for wet or muddy shoes and boots to be taken off at the front door and placed in. We request that all parents and students do their best to help us keep the studio clean and safe.
Students are asked NOT to walk outside in bare feet and then come inside the studio. The dirt on the bottoms of bare feet carried into the studio make it impossible to keep the floors clean.
1345.41 Prepaid entertainment contract definitions.
As used in sections 1345.41 to 1345.50 of the Revised Code:
(A) "Prepaid entertainment contract" means a contract under which the buyer of a service pays for or becomes obligated to pay for service prior to the buyer's receipt of or enjoyment of any or all of the service and that is a contract for:
(1) Dance studio lessons, which include related services and instruction in ballroom or other types of dancing, and lessons whether given to students individually or in groups;
"Prepaid entertainment contracts" do not include contracts for services rendered by any public or private nonprofit school, college, or university; by the state or any of its political subdivisions; or by any nonprofit religious, ethnic, or community organization.
(B) "Purchase price" means the total cumulative price of a prepaid entertainment service, whether under single or multiple contracts, including all interest and service charges.
(C) "Business day" means any calendar day except Sunday, or a legal holiday as defined in section 1.14 of the Revised Code.
(D) "First service" means the first service rendered to the buyer under a prepaid entertainment contract that is typical of the type of service rendered throughout the course of the contract and that is not a special or an introductory service.
Ohio’s Prepaid Entertainment Contracts Act (Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Section 1345.41 to ORC 1345.50) gives consumers three business days to cancel a prepaid entertainment contract, such as a gym membership.
Under Ohio law, a prepaid entertainment contract is a contract where the buyer pays for or is obligated to pay for services prior to the buyer’s receipt of or enjoyment of the services. These services include dance studio lessons, social referral services (such as dating services), martial arts training, and health spa services (such as gym memberships).
Under the Prepaid Entertainment Contracts Act, suppliers must give consumers a three-day right to cancel. Specifically, consumers have until midnight of the third business day after which the first service is available to cancel the contract. Health clubs and other prepaid entertainment sellers are required to give consumers notice of their right to cancel. If a consumer chooses to cancel the contract, the cancellation must be in writing and the cancellation letter must be postmarked by midnight of the third day. In the event of a cancellation, the company must refund any money the consumer has paid, minus an expense fee up to $10.
We reserve the right to set appropriate rules of conduct and age/weight/time limits in order to best facilitate our classes and maintain a safe environment. If at any time a student is perceived to be ill, a threate to themselves, a threat to others or a disruption to the class they will be asked to leave or removed from the class by one of our staff members and the parent/legal guardian will be contacted to pick up their child.
CANCELLATION and INCLEMENT WEATHER
There may be situations where for the safety of our staff and/or students our management may decide to cancel a class(es) due to illness or inclement weather conditions. When these unforeseen circumstances occur we will do our best to attempt to reschedule a “makeup” class for DANCE students at a later date. However, please note that this is not guaranteed and there will be no discounts or refunds due to cancelled DANCE classes for any reason.
PHOTOGRAPHY and VIDEO RELEASE
Our staff often take photographs/videos of the people attending classes, camps and other CMI sanctioned events for various reasons. All photographs/videos taken by our staff are the property of Count Me In, LLC and by signing this contract you relinquish all rights to the images taken. Count Me In reserves the right to use all images taken for the purposing of advertising, social media, website, email communications and other forms of promotion for the company, facility and its associates.
HOLD HARMLESS PROVISION
Client acknowledges that there are risks inherent with dance, acro, cheer, performing art, art and other associated classes and performing styles. These include, but are not limited to, dangers from tripping, falling, jumping, tripping over equipment, spills, etc. Client assumes the liability for all such risks and agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Count Me In, llc and its affiliates against any and all accidents, claims, judgments, costs or liability for damage, injury to any person or property during the class, rehearsal, show, parade or other studio endorsed event including time of set up and clean up, performances, practices, parties, and other events by guests and staff. Count Me In, llc, its affiliates, and contract employees are not responsible for any injuries or allergic reactions that may occur from application of our cleaners, disinfection products, soaps, hand sanitizers or other items used in the course of operation at our facility or offsite competitions and events and in addition will not be held responsible for incidences caused by unruly behavior by guests during a class, party, rehearsal, event, etc.
Lessee recognizes and understands that use of Lessor equipment may involve inherently dangerous activities. Consequently, lessee agrees to indemnify and hold lessor harmless from any and all claims, actions, suits, proceeding costs, expenses, damages and liabilities, including reasonable attorney's fees arising by reason of injury, damage, or death to persons or property, in connection with or resulting from the use of said equipment including, but not limited to the delivery, possession, use, operation, or return of the equipment. Lessee hereby releases and holds harmless lessor from injuries or damages incurred as a result of the use of said equipment unless lessor is operating the equipment and is deemed by a court of law to be negligent in its actions. Lessor cannot under any circumstances be held liable for injuries as a result of acts of God, nature, or other conditions beyond its control or knowledge. Lessee also agrees to indemnify and hold harmless lessor from any loss, damage, theft, or destruction of the equipment during the term of this contact and any extension thereof.
This signed Agreement contains the entire agreement between the facility and its associates known as Count Me In, llc and the family, parent/legal guardian and student whom will be participating in class(es) at said facility located at 1608 St Rt 113 E, Milan, OH 44846. No amendment, whether from previous or subsequent negotiations between the two parties involved, shall be valid or enforceable unless in writing. The invalidity or unenforceable of any particular provision of this Agreement shall not affect the other provisions hereof.
Liability of any and all forms for Count Me In, llc shall not exceed the total value of this agreement in total.
This contract shall remain in force for the term of 12 months from the date it is signed. All addendum to said contract during the 12 months it is in effect must be communicated to the person signing this contract or listed as the main contact on the student’s file through the Studio Director Management Program by Count Me In at least 24 hours prior to the addendum going into effect.
All payments and deposits made are Non-Refundable.
Addendum 202005: COVID POLICY: UPDATES FOR PANDEMICS, PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS & OTHER SIMILAR ACTS OF GOD
These policies are in place until the current statewide restrictions are lifted, at which time, we will provide an addendum to our contract with updated policies and procedures that are generalized for longterm health & safety procedures for our entire facility - at which time we will resume with offering our lounges, kitchenette, playroom and other amenities currently under restricted use guidelines.