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Registration Required Policies


Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability for COVID-19

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact through respiratory droplets. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people. Higher Ground Core has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, HGC cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending the classes could increase your risk and your child(ren)'s risk of contracting COVID-19.

By clicking the box upon registration, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending classes and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at HGC may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, HGC employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families. I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren) or myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my child(ren)'s participation in HGC programming ("Claims"). On my behalf, and on behalf of my children, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Higher Ground Core, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of HGC, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any HGC program.

Release of Liability

As the legal parent or guardian, I release and hold harmless Higher Ground Core, its owners and operators from any and all liability, claims, demands, and causes of action whatsoever, arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by the participant and/or the undersigned, while in or upon the premises or in route to or from any of said premises. I understand that appropriate physical contact is required during the instruction of dance, and I give permission for instructors to make appropriate physical contact with me or my child for such instruction.

Medical Emergencies

I fully understand that Higher Ground Core instructors, agents, and employees are not physicians or medical practitioners of any kind. With the above in mind, I hereby release and grant permission to HGC to render temporary first aid to my child in the event of any injury or illness, and if deemed necessary by HGC staff to call emergency services to seek medical help.


Payment Policy

1. Tuition Payments are made monthly for the Fall/Spring Season. If only doing the 8 week Creative Movement Dance program, you will be charged one time for those 8 weeks. Payments may be made online, or at the office. Payments are due on the (1st) day of each month, and will be auto billed. If you register after the 1st, you will be auto billed on the day you registered.

2. We require a credit card on file even if you choose to pay in person via check/cash. Reminders and charge permission requests will always be sent via e-mail prior to due dates.

3. If you've not chosen automatic billing, a failure to respond to a payment email may result in a late payment which is subject to a late fee of $25.00 after eight (8) days.

4. Online registration fees are included in the monthly billing cycles. We gladly accept the following methods of payment: *Cash * Check * Visa * MasterCard * Discover *Amex

Photo/Media Release

I authorize and agree that Higher Ground Core may take and use photographs/video of me and/or my child for purposes of record-keeping, advertising, and marketing. I understand that I do not have any rights to these photographs/videos and will not be compensated for the same. If I refuse the photo/media release I understand that I am required to email Miss Erica and inform her in writing at :



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