Private Lesson Registration.
Private lessons are scheduled by appointment. This necessitates a strong appointment policy agreement between you and I.
1.) Read the full appointment agreement.
2.) Fill out the information fields. I will need your full billing address before I can send you a schedule.
3.) Submit. By submitting this form, you agree to all policies in the registration agreement.
Once I receive your submission, you will be sent a private lesson availability in 12 hours or less. You agree to respond in 48 hours or less.
About Private Lesson Appointments.
Private lessons are created by appointment. I contract my services to the studios in the Treasure Valley that have requested a ballroom program, thereby I rent space out for your lessons. The studios with whom I contract with make their income in part when I place your name down on their master schedule and pay for your reservation. If a student does not cancel a private lesson within 48 hours before a lesson, I am still required by contract to the studio to pay the floor rent for your missed lesson. Too many no shows and late cancellations has the potential to hurt all three parties.
I strive to have a good relationship with those that both trust me enough to teach them and the studios with whom I work with. The time you reserve with me is for you and no one else. Please do not chronically reschedule, be chronically late or simply not show up to your lesson. It could erode the delicate relationship I am trying to build with you and it can in turn cause me to have difficulties with the relationship I have with the studios that I serve.
Thank you for understanding.
Monday through Fridays, 4pm -10pm.
Saturdays. Reserved for workshops, private parties or private groups.
March, through August is the height of our wedding season. In a normal year, I see as many as 35 bridal couples. Please take care to schedule your lessons ASAP to get the spots you want most as the book will always fill quickly.
Cancellation / Rescheduling Policy: Students who do not give 24 hour notice of cancellation, (Including no-shows) will forfeit their lesson and be billed a booking fee of $30 to cover rental costs to your missed lesson. No exceptions. The $30 missed rental fee will be charged to reschedule your missed lesson. Chronic cancelling/rescheduling is not permitted.
Cancelling/Rescheduling: Cancelling or rescheduling more than 2 lessons in your package can cause the forfeiture of your entire package. You agree to pay the booking fee for any no-show at the time of your next lesson, cancellation or rescheduling when done after the 24 hour deadline to your lesson.
Packages: Blocked packages do have expiration dates. Please see below for blocked package time restrictions. Packages are nonrefundable. Pricing on all packages are good for one or two people. Pricing for three or more people are sold at a different rate. Please see website for pricing for semi private rates. Silver and Gold packages require a commitment and payment agreement before starting to qualify for the highest discounts.
Booking Lessons: Students may not assume that they have the same booking day/time from week to week. Lessons are booked on a first come, first serve basis. Unless you have specifically booked your lesson on a particular date, time and location with your instructor, the appointment time will be considered available to be booked to another party.
Choreography: Wedding, Show dance or Competitive: All lessons in any and all choreography will need to bring in chosen music on your personal phone. Pricing is for one or two people. Multiple people would be sold at the semi-private pricing.
Payment: Payment may be made either online or by a personal check, made out to Lori Gonzales or exact cash. Payment in full must be received in person on the day of the first lesson. Credit cards cannot be processed on the studio site. Requests for a credit card payment link must be made earlier than 48 hours before the first lesson.
Semi Private Lessons (Private lesson with more than two people) must be paid with one check, by the signer of this contract only.
Returned Checks/ Delinquencies: There is a $20.00 fee for all returned checks and a 10% charge on all delinquencies past 30 days. Delinquencies past 90 days are sent to collections.
Tardy/Early Departure Policy: Those who are tardy to their private lesson will finish their lesson at the previously agreed time. This is to avoid the people who are scheduled after you starting late and a courtesy to your instructor. The instructor will wait no longer than 10 minutes for a tardy lesson, therefore; your appointment cannot be guaranteed after a 10 minute tardy. Likewise, if you are to depart early from your lesson, that time will be considered lost.
Photo Release: Any photos or video taken of your lessons or performances may be used for promotion.
Newsletter: All students are encouraged to take out the studio newsletter to be updated on upcoming events, classes & announcements. Link to the newsletter is on the studio website under Newsletter and Blog.
Lost Items: Lori Gonzales is not responsible for items that are left in the studio. If you leave an item in the studio, it is best if you call the Meridian studio: 345-4832, Nampa Studio: 466-1229 or the Eagle studio 338-4633 to arrange to come in during their business hours to pick up or search for your belongings.
Legal & Code of Conduct Agreement~ Lori Gonzales, Embrace Ballroom, is committed to provide a safe and fun environment in which all students are to learn in a productive way. Accordingly, if anyone enters the studio under the influence of alcohol, or drugs, displays fits of temper, either in person or online, derogatory emails, destructive, threatening or disruptive behavior, displays inappropriate sexual behavior or is inappropriate in dress, will be required to leave the premises.
Release Form~ I have read, agree to and understand the above. In accepting and participating in these lessons, I agree that I will not hold Lori Gonzales, Embrace Ballroom, Dance Arts Academy, Eagle Performing Arts Center, Xpressions Dance Academy, all instructors, managers, owners or affiliates with these establishments responsible or liable for any injuries that will, have had or may occur during the duration of my dance training. I also agree that I will be financially responsible for any property damage that I may incur.
By submitting this registration,
I acknowledge that I have read and agree to all the polices stated in the registration agreement. I acknowledge that I will be required to sign a hard copy of this agreement upon my first lesson.
About your information.
Your information is never kept online, shared or stored electronically.
Information is kept in paper copy format for as long as you dance and up to one year after your departure.
After departure of twelve or more months, your information is physically shredded to protect your privacy.
If at any time you decide to return to dance, you will be asked to re-submit a registration.
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