Student Waiver & Release of Liability

I have received, or will obtain, a copy of Driftwood Dance Academy policies and will take the responsibility to carefully read and follow the rules and policies therein. 

I understand that Driftwood Dance Academy does not give credit and/or refunds for class(es) missed due to holiday, vacation, illness, weather, etc. 

I further understand that there are specific risks of physical or property damages, losses, or injury that may result from my, or my child's, participation with Driftwood Dance Academy, and I voluntarily assume the risks associated with such participation.

Participation Agreement

I understand that dance classes may include, without limitation, stretching, barre work, floor combinations, center work, dancing with props, and other movement related activities.  I further understand that all of the activities of the dance class involve some degree of risk of strain or bodily injury.

I agree to release, waive, discharge, and hold harmless Driftwood Dance Academy Inc., its owners, instructors, and its employees from any liability, claims, actions or losses for bodily injury, property loss/damage, or otherwise which arise out of my child's participation in services provided by Driftwood Dance Academy Inc.

I also authorize Driftwood Dance Academy Inc. to take all reasonable steps to respond to medical emergencies and to seek medical treatment in the case of an injury.

I understand that all registered dancers are expected to wear appropriate dance attire and footwear, as outlined in the Dress Code in order to participate safely in class.

Additionally, I consent to allow photographs/videos of my son/daughter to be used by Driftwood Dance Academy Inc. for promotional materials.

I approve that these photographs/videos may be used for but are not limited to studio advertisements, brochures, along with the studio website and all social media outlets.


Absences for personal reasons (such as sickness, conflicting commitments, appointments, etc.) will not result in discounted tuition or make-up classes.  Students are permitted 3 absences per term, after which their enrolment will be called into review.  The student's eligibility to participate in and perform with their class(es) may be revoked at the discretion of the Directors and Faculty.


To formally withdraw, written notice must be submitted prior to the next scheduled payment date. The final deadline to withdraw from the Performing Company program, October 31, 2019.  The final deadline to withdraw from a Recital Technique Class is February 29, 2020

Prolonged absences, phone messages, or verbal notice are not acceptable forms of withdrawal.  Medical withdrawals supported with sufficient documentation will be granted tuition credit to be used towards future classes within the next calendar year and may be used by immediate family.

Student withdrawals completed by the withdrawal deadlines of October 31, 2019 (for Performing Company) and February 29, 2020 (for Recital Technique classes) will have no further payments charged to the accounts.  However, payments will continue to be processed until all overdue fees are collected in full.


All membership payments, tuition payments, costume and performance fees are non-refundable once completed.  Refunds are not available to any session-based classes.  Registrations paid in full by September 1, 2019 are eligible for withdrawal until October 31, 2019 and will result in a partial refund, less the studio membership + costume fee + Fall Term tuition.

Adult & Session Based Registration

I authorize the immediate processing of the full and non-refundable registration payment as outlined on my account ledger.  I understand that should I, or my family, choose to discontinue attending classes at Driftwood Dance Academy Inc., there will be no option of receiving any monies back for the remaining classes within the session or expiry period.  Medical withdrawals supported with sufficient documentation will be granted tuition credit to be used towards future classes within the next calendar year and may be used by immediate family.

Private Lessons

Private lessons may be scheduled in person, via email or phone, but an online registration form must be completed.

Full payment is required at the time of booking.  Cancellation notice must be provided 24 hours in advance in order to receive a refund, less a $17 processing fee. Payment is accepted via cash, debit, credit or cheque payable to Driftwood Dance Academy Inc.


I authorize the processing of tuition payments for the 2019-2020 dance season as outlined above.

If registering for a class offered on a session basis, I understand that tuition is required in full and is non-refundable.

I am informed of the withdrawal policies and will accept their complete application should my student choose to discontinue attending classes.

I recognize that a service charge of $25.00 will be applied to all cheques that are returned/NSF and all unsuccessful processing attempts for credit cards.

I acknowledge that DDA reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrolment (tuition will be refunded less the amount of classes taken.)

I have read, understood, and agree to the participation agreement, registration policies and terms as outlined by Driftwood Dance Academy.