Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

Terms

By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

Use License

Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on Milwaukee Ballroom Dance's web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:

modify or copy the materials;

use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);

attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Milwaukee Ballroom Dance's web site;

remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or

transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.

This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Milwaukee Ballroom Dance at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

Disclaimer

The materials on Milwaukee Ballroom Dance's web site are provided "as is". Milwaukee Ballroom Dance makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Milwaukee Ballroom Dance does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

Limitations

In no event shall Milwaukee Ballroom Dance or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Milwaukee Ballroom Dance's Internet site, even if Milwaukee Ballroom Dance or a Milwaukee Ballroom Dance authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on Milwaukee Ballroom Dance's web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Milwaukee Ballroom Dance does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Milwaukee Ballroom Dance may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Milwaukee Ballroom Dance does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

Links

Milwaukee Ballroom Dance has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Milwaukee Ballroom Dance of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user's own risk.

Site Terms of Use Modifications

Milwaukee Ballroom Dance may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

Governing Law

Any claim relating to Milwaukee Ballroom Dance's web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of Wisconsin without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

General Terms and Conditions applicable to Use of a Web Site.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.

Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.

We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.

We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.

We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.

Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.

We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.

We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.

Policies For All Students

Housekeeping

 

We strive to keep a clean and tidy dance studio not only to create an enjoyable atmosphere, but also for the safety and comfort for all dancers on our floor.

 

  • Leave personal items only in the seating area. There is ample space for your belongings to be safely stowed. No bags or coats are allowed on the floor as they may become a tripping hazard to dancers. Neil Hollingworth and/or the Delaware House does not accept any liability for your personal belongings.

  • Street shoes are allowed on the floor but must be clean as the outside dirt can damage the surface of our floor and create sticking or slipping hazards to those dancing on the floor. It is recommended to bring dance shoes separately to change into when you arrive.

  • No food, drink, or chewing gum on the floor during class or during breaks – see the above note about sticking and slipping hazards.

  • Smoking and pets are prohibited in the studio as prescribed by local, state and federal laws.

  • Dress code: Any comfortable clothing that allows for movement is acceptable.  Although dancing is an athletic endeavor, tennis shoes or running shoes are not the best type of footwear for dancing as rubber soles prevent smooth movement across the floor.  We suggest that you wear dress shoes that you might wear out to a club for dancing or to a wedding.  For woman, shoes that have heel support and an ankle strap are best.  For more committed dancers, shoes made specifically for ballroom dancing can be purchased – speak to your teacher about the best options and the types of shoes we sell.

  • Dancing is physical exercise – you participate at your own risk and it is your responsibility to consult your physician to confirm your fitness capabilities before beginning any dance lessons. A doctors’ note may be required to begin a class if you have special physical concerns, or to return to activity after an absence from class due to injury, illness, or during pregnancy. Always make your teacher aware of any physical limitations or concerns that you may have.

 

Arrival and Attendance

 

  • Class will start promptly at the designated time.  Arriving a bit earlier to change your shoes and prepare yourself for class is suggested. 

  • Arriving late to class can be disruptive to other students, distracting to the focus of a learning atmosphere and difficult on the groups’ progression in learning. If you arrive later than 15 minutes past the start time of class, it is up to your teachers’ discretion as to whether or not you will be allowed to join the class on the floor, or be required to only observe.

  • Notifying us of missing a class, or if you are running late is an appropriate courtesy.  Please call 414.807.0445 to let us know your circumstances.

  • Street parking is accessible and available in the area. It is a student’s responsibility to abide by all local parking regulations. We accept no responsibility for student vehicles, or any and all fines accrued as they relate to parking or any and all costs as it relates to accidental damage.

Etiquette & Conduct

 

  • In all group classes, you will be expected to rotate to different partners.  Our experience has shown us that dancing with different partners is not only the best way learn and retain the material, but it’s also the best way to make new friends!  Don’t be shy – we promise it will be fun.

  • Care in personal hygiene is essential in any partner dancing. Please, make sure that your breath, body odor, and clothing are all pleasantly clean and fresh

  • No Cell phones allowed on the floor. Please make sure cell phones are turned to a non-disruptive ringing mode during class. If you must take a call during class, you may excuse your self and take calls in our lobby.

  • If for any reason you need to leave the premises during a group class, please notify your teacher so we will not spend time either waiting on you or trying to locate you. You may leave the floor during class for a bathroom break when necessary without notifying your teacher

  • We are thrilled to meet the many diverse personalities that join our school and truly believe that every individual’s personality should be allowed to shine.  That said, anyone who is expressing a difficult, overly negative, inappropriate or disruptive attitude will be dismissed from any class at any time at the teachers sole discretion.

 

Registration, Withdrawals or Class Changes

 

  • Initial Registration should occur prior to the start of class.  You will be required to fill out pertinent documentation and make payment before attending any classes.

  • Classes are non-transferable. Missed classed are not pro-rated or redeemable for cash.

  • Should there be any cancellation or changes to your regularly scheduled class time, we will do everything possible to notify you via phone and email contact information that you have provided to us.  Additionally, all class changes and cancellations will be posted on our facebook page. You are responsible to take note of your class changes to mitigate your inconvenience.

  • Should the Dance Studio cancel a class (very rare) this will result in the dance course session being lengthened to include the originally planned amount of hours for he dance course. Refunds or credits will not be given.

 

Payments, Discounts and Refunds, Credits

 

  • We accept cash, check and all major credit cards. A $35 bounced check fee will be charged for all returned checks.

  • Existing dance course students should be prepared to pay for their next session of their dance course on the last class of the finishing session, but no later than the first class of the new session.

  • Any payment made after the 1st class of the session for any dance course will be subject to a $5 late fee.  This fee will accumulate weekly until full payment is made. A student may be dismissed at anytime from a dance course due to lack of payment.

  • Refunds and Credits: Classes will not be pro-rated for your absences planned or unplanned. Credits and refunds may be issued under limited circumstances.  Requests for such must be made in writing and approval is at the sole discretion of the management.

 

Private Lessons

 

  • Private lessons are by appointment only.

  • All private lessons must be pre-paid.

  • Options to purchase a discounted package of private lessons may be available – ask for details.

  • Private lessons are non-transferable and are provided only to the intended student. Additional students may not in join a private lesson.

  • We have 24 hour cancellation policy. Payments are not refundable and the lesson cannot be rescheduled if less than 24 hours notice of cancellation is given.  If more than 24 hours notice is given, we will do everything possible to reschedule your lesson in a timely manner.

 

Competitions and Events

 

  • The Studio has a specific schedule of competitions and outside events that we attend each year.  A student’s participation in such event is not required but strongly recommended.

  • Any student deemed prepared to compete does so at their own risk and must sign a studio release form.

  • Attending a DanceSport Competition is a fun, but serious and demanding undertaking. This may require, but not be limited to, additional practice time and additional lessons.  All students must have a clear understanding of the responsibilities that come with being a competitive student.  Because we want every student to be successful and enjoy competitive events, it is our goal to make sure all expectations are very clear. We welcome your questions and discussions about your ability to participate in such events.

  • Deadlines for turning in appropriate forms and payments must be met in order to participate in any outside competition or event.  Students turning in late forms or late payments will not be allowed to participate.

  • Expenses to participate in such events will vary.  Expenses may include but are not limited to:

  • fees paid to organizers of the outside event,

  • preparation expenses such as additional lessons, practice time, costumes, makeup & hair styling,

  • transportation expenses to and from the event, and

  • teacher’s hourly rates or fees and teachers’ expenses at the event. (Pro/Am students should discuss these fees with their teacher prior to signing up to attend any event.)

  • Neil does everything possible to avoid excessive fees and keep costs as reasonably low as possible.  It is his goal to make such events both fun and affordable for students to be able to participate.

 

Neil reserves the right to add, change or amend any of the above policies and rules. 9/5/13.

Children's Classes

*No chewing gum is allowed anywhere in the studio.

*Dancers must use the restroom before class. Leaving during class time is discouraged.

*Parents must supervise all accompanying siblings in waiting areas.

*Children cannot be left unattended.     

*Milwaukee Ballroom Dance staff is not responsible for providing care to students before or after class.    

*Any student that is late to class may be asked to sit and watch. Prompt arrival time ensures that your dancer receives full instruction.

 

Code of  Conduct

 

Students and parents will dress and conduct themselves in an appropriate manner while at the Dance Studio and at all performances, competitions and events in which Milwaukee Ballroom Dance is being represented.

 

Proper respect for the staff and fellow students is expected of all students, parents/guardians and siblings.

 

Attitudes that are disrespectful, uncooperative, or aggressive do not have a place at Milwaukee Ballroom Dance.

 

 Students will not speak negatively about one another or the instructors.

 

Any parent/guardian or student who disrupts class or approaches a teacher, staff member, another student or parent with the intent to cause dissent or contravene the policies and procedures of Milwaukee Ballroom Dance will be dismissed immediately.

 

Any inappropriate or slanderous remarks about Milwaukee Ballroom Dance or it's staff members on any social media site will be cause for immediate dismissal from the studio.

 

 If you have a concern or grievance you  must make an appointment with the studio director (Neil Hollingworth),or you are welcome to send an appropriate email to discuss the issue.

 

Communication

 

Milwaukee Ballroom Dance will email each family with important information. Please read all emails to stay updated on the latest news.

 

It is your responsibility to read all emails from Milwaukee Ballroom Dance, so you can stay informed of the latest news and information.

 

Don’t forget to add Connolly Dance Arts to your contact list so the emails will not go to your spam file.

 

In addition to email communication, all information will be on our Facebook page or on the website.

 

Snacks      

 

Snacks/food or Drink are not allowed on the studio floor.     

 

Dressing for Class

 

Proper attire must be worn for each class. No wet or dirty shoes are allowed on the dance floor. Dance shoes are highly recommended but not required. No hats, caps etc.

 

Classes

 

Missed Classes:

 

There is no make up or refund for missed classes.      

 

There must be at least six students in a class for that class to be held.  If a class falls below the six students during the year, it may be cancelled at any time throughout the year.    

 

The Studio reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to teach classes.

 

In the unlikely event that a substitute cannot be arranged, any cancelled classes will be made up.      

 

Teachers are responsible for students during class time only.

 

Late Policy:  Students who arrive more than 10 minutes late will not be allowed into the class that day.  This is to eliminate disrupting the class and to ensure appropriate warm up time for all students.

 

Cancellation: You may withdraw from any or all classes at any time by giving a thirty day written notice.  No refunds will be given on tuition payments, however a credit will be put on your account when we are given a 30 day notice.

 

Registration and Tuition

 

All registration is done in person at the studio or via US mail.

 

*Tuition is due on the 1st class of each month.  Payments made after the 1st are charged a $15 dollar late fee.

 

*Tuition must be paid in full when registering.

 

*No refunds will be given on tuition payments.        

 

*A $35 fee will be charged for any returned checks.           

 

*All fees will be charged to your debit or credit card on file unless another arrangement is made with the studio at the time of registration.

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