Waiver & Policies
By attending classes at Curious Kids or the Kerri Smith Academy
of Irish Dance you are agreeing to the following terms:
Curious Kids & Kerri Smith Academy of Irish Dance Waivers & Releases
For and in consideration of The Kerri Smith Academy of Irish Dance, Curious Kids, Kerri Smith and Margaret Marano, permitting the participant to enroll and participate in any activity, Participant(s), by signing below, hereby voluntarily indemnifies, releases from liability and holds harmless of The Kerri Smith Academy of Irish Dance, Curious Kids, Kerri Smith, Margaret Marano any teacher or assistant, and/ or the facility of 269 Varick St LLC. for any accident, injury, illness, death, loss, damage to person or property, or other consequences suffered by Participant or any other person arising or resulting directly or indirectly from Participant’s participation in the activity. In the event that Participant is injured, Participant agrees to assume any financial obligation, either through Participant’s personal health insurance, or through some other means, for any medical costs which Participant incurs. of The Kerri Smith Academy of Irish Dance, Curious Kids, Kerri Smith and Margaret Marano assume no responsibility for any medical expenses, injury, or damage suffered by Participant in connection with the use of any facilities or services in connection with the activity.
IT IS THE INTENTION OF PARTICIPANT TO EXPRESSLY ASSUME ALL RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE UPON HIM/ HERSELF, TO THE EXCLUSION OF of The Kerri Smith Academy of Irish Dance, Curious Kids, Kerri Smith and Margaret Marano, AND TO EXEMPT AND RELIEVE of The Kerri Smith Academy of Irish Dance, Curious Kids, Kerri Smith and Margaret Marano FROM LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR WRONGFUL DEATH.
Participant further agrees that Participant, his/ her spouse, assignees, heirs, guardians, and legal representatives will not make any claim against, sure or attach of The Kerri Smith Academy of Irish Dance, Curious Kids, Kerri Smith or Margaret Marano for any loss or damage resulting from Participant’s participation in the activity.
PARTICIPANT IS AWARE OF THE POTENTAL DANGERS INCINDENTAL TO ENGAGING IN THE ACTIVITY, THAT IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY, A WAIVER OF THE PARTICIPANT’S LEGAL RIGHT TO COLLECT DAMAGES IN THE EVENT OF INJURY, DEATH, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE AND A CONTRACT BETWEEN THE PARTICIPANT AND The Kerri Smith Academy of Irish Dance, Curious Kids, Kerri Smith and Margaret Marano AND PARTICIPANT AGREES OF HIS/ HER OWN FREE WILL.
I understand if signing up for an “Toddler & Me” class that this class involves both the child and the caretaker to actively participate to insure safety at all times.
Curious Kids does not offer refunds for deposits, class fees or any other payments made online or via cash or check. Curious Kids reserves the right to not make up classes cancelled for any reason- included but not limited to- weather, poor travel conditions, State of Emergency or other emergent situation.
By attending I give permission for photographs/video footage to be taken of the participant and for photographs/video footage in which the participant is included to be used for purposes of publicity by the Kerri Smith Academy of Irish Dance or Curious Kids. This includes but is not limited to publication of pictures/video on the Kerri Smith Academy or Curious Kids websites and social networking sites. I understand it is my responsibility to notify KSA or Curious Kids staff if I do not want photos or video of my child to be used in this manner.
Other policies and fees for Curious Kids programs:
-$25 yearly registration fee will be due when you start the program. This fee will be charged once yearly for our schedule which runs September- August.
-If parent or guardian is 10 or more minutes late to pick up participant more than once a $20 late fee will be added each late pickup moving forward.
-Classes cancelled because of dangerous travel conditions due to weather will be made up at the discretion of the owners. If a State of Emergency is declared, classes will not be made up.
-Classes cancelled because of a mandated government closure will immediately go virtual. Refunds/ Credit will not be offered for classes that are offered virtually in place of in person instruction.
-In extraordinary circumstances Curious Kids reserves the right to dismiss a child from the program.
-Curious Kids does not offer refunds under any circumstance.
-Payments made via Credit Card are subject to a 3% processing fee.
-Students who register for Drop Off classes are committing to the program for the full school year, remainder of the school year if singing up after September, or the period of time as stated on the registration information. Students who drop out of the program before the end of the school year or stated end date of the program will incur a $250 cancellation fee.
-Late payments will be subject to additional fees.
COVID-19 Waiver & Policies
WAIVER/RELEASE FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES INCLUDING COVID-19 ASSUMPTION OF RISK / WAIVER OF LIABILITY / INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT
In consideration of being allowed to participate on behalf of the Kerri Smith Academy of Irish Dance and/or Curious Kids program and related events and activities, participants and parent or guardian agrees that:
Participation includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to MRSA, influenza, and COVID-19. While rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist; and,
I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation; and,
I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation as regards protection against infectious diseases. If, however, I observe and any unusual or significant hazard during the my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest official immediately; and,
I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE KERRI SMITH ADCADEMY OF IRISH DANCE and/or CURIOUS KIDS their officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event (“RELEASEES”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL ILLNESS, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
This is to certify that I, as parent/guardian, with legal responsibility for this participant, have read and explained the provisions in this waiver/release to my child/ward including the risks of presence and participation and his/her personal responsibilities for adhering to the rules and regulations for protection against communicable diseases. Furthermore, my child/ward understands and accepts these risks and responsibilities. I for myself, my spouse, and child/ward do consent and agree to his/her release provided above for all the Releasees and myself, my spouse, and child/ward do release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees for any and all liabilities incident to my minor child’s/ward’s presence or participation in these activities as provided above, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THEIR NEGLIGENCE, to the fullest extent provided by law.
I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY AGREEING TO IT, AND “PARTICIPANT” WILL ATTEND FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.
I certify myself, my child, or anyone in my immediate family has NOT had any of the following symptoms two weeks prior to attendance to any class or program, even if they were mild.
Shortness of breath
Or at least two of the following symptoms:
Muscle aches that are not attributable to another medical condition or another specific activity
New loss of taste or smell
I certify myself, my child, or anyone in my immediate family has NOT had close contact* with a person who tested positive for or is under investigation for possible COVID-19 within two weeks prior to attendance in any class or program.
Close contact is defined by the CDC as (a) being within approx. 6 feet of a COVID-19 case for a prolonged period of time. Close contact can occur while caring for, living with, visiting, or sharing a health care waiting area or room with a COVID-19 case OR (b) having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case (e.g., being coughed on).
I certify myself, my child, or anyone in my immediate family has NOT travelled outside of the country or to any states included in the NJ COVID travel advisory list within two weeks prior to attendance of program or while attending.
I certify IF myself, participant, immediate family members or those in close contact to participant travel anywhere outside of normal day to day activities or for an extended period of time I will notify the program. If based on state regulations at that time it is necessary for participant to quarantine refunds will not be given.
I understand that the Kerri Smith Academy of Irish Dance and Curious Kids will follow all state and federal regulations regarding COVID-19 protocols. If there is something released in future restrictions not covered in this screening questionnaire it is understood it will be included as part of our regulations.
I recognize it is my responsibility to notify staff and discontinue participation in all classes and programs until a negative COVID-19 test result is received if myself, my child or anyone in my family:
develops any of the symptoms listed above while attending an ongoing class or program.
comes into close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is under investigation for possible COVID-19 while attending an ongoing class or program.
travels outside the country or to a state on NJ travel advisory list while attending an ongoing class or program.
I understand if I do not promptly notify staff of any of the above circumstances I forfeit my right to complete the class or program and will be dismissed without refund.
I understand that waivers and policies may change and it is my responsibility to regularly update myself on the most current policies.
By attending or sending my child to Curious Kids or the Kerri Smith Academy of Irish Dance I am agreeing to the above terms.