Policies

THE “CORNERSTONE SPIRIT”

  • The Cornerstone Studio is built around creating a safe and happy space for each and every person who steps inside the door. We ask that everyone adopts The Cornerstone spirit, and treat others the way they would want to be treated. If at any time you feel the safe environment espoused at the Cornerstone Studio is not being maintained, we encourage you to contact us immediately with your concerns.

GENERAL

  • The Cornerstone Studio is not liable for any personal injury that may occur to anyone at any time while at the studio, nor is the Cornerstone Studio responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items.
  • The Cornerstone Studio reserves the right to rescind registration for inappropriate behaviour or missed payments.
  • The use of any electronic devices is not permitted during classes, unless specially required for participant safety and/or health reasons.
  • For sanitary and allergy reasons, food and beverage (with the exception of water) are not permitted in the studios at any time.
  • The Cornerstone Studio is not a guaranteed peanut/ nut-free environment.
  • Gum chewing is not permitted in class at any time.

REGISTRATION

  • Registration for the 2021/22 Full Year performance dance season will be open to families in the Spring of 2021, and will close on February 1st, 2022.
  • New registrants enrolling in a Full Year Youth Program are subject to a one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $25+HST.
  • Once a registration is received, the participant is financially committed to the Initial Class payment ($150+hst per class) and the New Student Registration Fee (if applicable). These will be charged on August 1st. The remaining class fees are broken into 7 equal monthly payments, charged on the following dates: September 1st, October 1st, November 1st, December 1st, January 1st, February 1st, March 1st.
  • Registration is not considered complete until the following conditions have been met: (a) a valid credit card is placed on file, and (b) all applicable waivers and studio policies have been signed and received.
  • Monthly fee payments may be made through alternative payment methods, (i.e.cash or debit), however if said alternative payment is not received by the given payment due date, the credit card on file will be charged.
  • Late, missed or NSF payments are subject to an additional fee of $25.00 per payment.

CANCELLATION POLICIES

  • Changed your mind about a class? Between September 1st, 2021–February 1st, 2022, we can assist with finding an alternate class in your child’s age group, subject to availability.
  • Need to cancel a class? Class withdrawals may be accepted between September 1st- December 31st, 2021. A written request received must be received 30 days in advance of the next payment date, in order to stop further payments. (For example, to stop a November 1st payment, notice must be received on or before October 1st.)
  • The last day to withdraw from a class is December 31st, 2021. Due to the nature of our small studio programming, class withdrawals made after December 31st, 2021 will be required to pay all remaining monthly class fees as a one-time payment.
  • All class fees are non-refundable, non-transferable, and subject to 13% HST.
  • Recital costume fees are included in our Initial class fee and are non-refundable, non-transferrable.
  • Class sizes are limited to ensure quality programming; therefore registration is taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • The Cornerstone Studio reserves the right to cancel, combine, or alter classes if minimum class registration is not achieved.
  • It is the family’s responsibility to keep their family file up to date with all phone, email, emergency contact, and billing information.
  • Classes cancelled by The Cornerstone Studio due to Acts of God are non-refundable. Other cancellations made by The Cornerstone Studio will be made-up or credited appropriately.
  • Classes missed by the student will not be made up. Cancellations due to illness and/or injury will require a dated physician’s note, and will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

STUDENT EXPECTATIONS

  • We want our students to practice professionalism, and to be as prepared as possible for optimal learning. For this reason, we require students to arrive a minimum of 5 minutes prior to class wearing clean, appropriate dance attire as outlined in the dress code. 
  • If a class requires shoes, students must have clean, indoor only, non-marking shoes. 
  • Students with long hair must arrive to class with their hair neatly tied back off of the face.

RECITAL

  • If a student is not going to be present for the end of year recital, their parent or guardian must advise the office of their absence by no later than December 1st, 2021.
  • The cost of purchasing the required dance shoes and/or tights for the recital is not included in the class fees.
  • Recital tickets are not included in class fees, and will be available for purchase in the early spring. Tickets sales are necessary in order to cover the high cost of running the recital, including theatre rental costs, staff fees, various production costs, etc.
  • All performing students must be in attendance and on time for their dress rehearsal prior to the show.

AFTER SCHOOL PICK UP PROGRAM POLICIES

  • Parents who register for School Pick Ups must advise Cornerstone administration if their child is absent from school, and/or will not be requiring a school pick-up, by 12pm on that day.
  • Notification of an absence from school must be sent to Cornerstone administration, via email to info@cornerstonestudio.ca. A voicemail, text, or other form of messaging is not sufficient notification.
  • Parents who register for School Pick Ups are responsible for advising their child’s teacher and/or school administration (in writing) of the days that their child will be picked up by Cornerstone and/or Wright Spot staff.

CANCELLATION POLICIES

  • School pick up fees are paid in full in September, and are non-refundable, non-transferrable. Students who receive pick up multiple days of the week can request a payment plan for pick up fees.
  • After School Program Fees are charged monthly, from September 2021-June 2022, and are non-refundable, non-transferrable.
  • Changed your mind about a class? Between September 1st, 2021–February 1st, 2022, we can assist with finding an alternate class in your child’s age group, subject to availability.
  • Need to cancel a class? Class withdrawals may be accepted between September 1st- December 31st, 2021. A written request received must be received 30 days in advance of the next payment date, in order to stop further payments. (For example, to stop a November 1st payment, notice must be received on or before October 1st.)
  • The last day to withdraw from a class or after school program is December 31st, 2021. Due to the nature of our small studio programming, class withdrawals made after December 31st, 2021 will be required to pay all remaining monthly class fees/ after school programming needs as a one-time payment.
  • All class fees are non-refundable, non-transferable, and subject to 13% HST.

REGISTRATION

  • Registration is not considered complete until payment information is received, policies are signed and all waivers are submitted.
  • Camp sizes are limited, therefore registration is taken on a first-come-first-serve basis in the order of which they are received.
  • The Cornerstone Studio reserves the right to cancel, combine or alter camps if minimum class registration is not met.
  • The Cornerstone Studio reserves the right to place a student in a specific camp, to ensure appropriate skill level and class size.
  • It is the family’s responsibility to keep their family file up to date with all phone, email, emergency contact, billing information & child’s allergies/ medical concerns/ special needs, etc.

FEES & PAYMENTS

  • Camp payments are due in full upon registration, and are non-refundable.
  • All fees are subject to 13% HST.
  • Cheques will not be accepted for camp enrolment.
  • If a credit card payment is declined, a 5-day grace period will be placed during which point the client must settle their balance. If payments have not been made within the 5-day grace period, a $25 late fee will be charged, or students may lose their spot in camp.

CANCELLATION POLICIES

  • All fees are non-refundable. Once a camp registration is received, the family is finically committed to that camp, and withdrawals/ refunds will not be permitted, regardless of whether the payment is yet to be charged.
  • Missed camp days will not be made up. Cancellations due to illness/ injury will require a dated physician’s note, and will be dealt with on a case-to-case basis.
  • Classes cancelled by The Cornerstone Studio due to Acts of God are non-refundable. Other cancellations made by The Cornerstone Studio will be made-up or credited appropriately.

COVID-19 POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR YOUTH CAMPS

SCREENING

  • All students participating in a camp must have a Cornerstone Studio Online Contact Tracing Form submitted daily on their behalf, each evening prior to camp.
  • The Contact Tracing form is available on our website (cornerstonestudio.ca) under Classes > Contact Tracing. 
  • Students who fail to have a Contract Tracing form submitted by drop off each morning will not be permitted to attend camp. Students or parents who answer “yes” to any of the questions will not be permitted to enter the premises. Families will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
  • Parents must answer form questions with complete honesty and transparency.
  • Students are not permitted to attend camp if they are sick, or have any of the COVID-19 symptoms, including a temperature equal to or over 38°C, or any of the following: cough; sore throat; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; chills; fatigue or weakness; skin changes or rashes; muscle or body aches; new loss of smell or taste; headache; gastrointestinal symptoms (abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting); or feeling unwell (which cannot be explained by a chronic illness or related to other known causes or conditions).
  • Students with a family member, or person in their household who is showing symptoms of COVID-19, will not be permitted to attend camp.
  • If a child appears to have any symptoms of COVID-19 at any point while at The Cornerstone, a parent/ guardian will be contacted immediately and they will be sent home. 
  • Parents/ Guardians must ensure their contact information on file is up-to-date, and at least one Parent/ Guardian/ Emergency contact must be reachable by phone during all camp hours.

DROP OFF

  • All student drop offs and pick ups will be done either outside of the studio, or in Moncur Park. Parents will be notified of the daily drop off and pick up location prior to camp.
  • Parents and students must be wearing a mask at drop off.
  • To limit exposure inside the building, and ensure we can maintain our safe capacity, parents are not permitted inside the studio. Exceptions will be made in emergency situations.
  • A Cornerstone staff member will be waiting outside the studio to check in students 10 minutes prior to camp start time.
  • Students must be picked up at the end of camp on time. Students who are picked up late from their class more than once will be charged a late pick up fee.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Students must arrive at camp with only 1 bag, containing all of their belongings. Bags must fit inside each students’ designated cubby.
  • Campers must arrive to camp wearing comfortable clothing to move in, with sunscreen already applied. As we will be moving outside numerous times throughout the day for classes, sunscreen will not be applied by staff during the morning, but will be reapplied once in the afternoon.
  • Campers need to bring the following to each day of camp:
  1. A peanut/ nut free lunch + snacks. Please avoid packing packaged items/ containers that are difficult for your child to open without assistance.
  2. 1 change of comfortable clothing
  3. A refillable water bottle *The drinking fountain will be off limits.
  4. A hat
  5. Sunscreen *Preferably spray on, to limit hands on application.
  6. Their own yoga mat or towel (for classes at the park).

**For sanitary reasons, students will not be permitted to bring ipads, toys or other screens/ objects from home to camp. Phones must be kept in students’ bags for the duration of camp.

DROP OFF

  • All student drop offs and pick ups will be done in Moncur Park. 
  • Students must be picked up from their POD class on time.
  • Students must arrive to class wearing comfortable clothing to move in, as well as appropriate athletic shoes, with sunscreen already applied. Sunscreen will not be applied to a child by a staff member.
  • Students should bring a filled water bottle and a hat to their POD class. 
  • Parkour class participants should also bring an additional shirt with long sleeves for skin protection.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING & MASKS

  • We have a responsibility to do our absolute best to adhere to and enforce social distancing guidelines during POD classes. Students will be reminded to maintain physical distance at all times during class. However, due to the uncontrolled nature of other visitors to the park, distancing cannot be guaranteed at all times.
  • A child’s physical safety will always take precedence over maintaining social distance.
  • Staff will be wearing a mask during outdoor POD classes.
  • Students participating in a POD class must wear a mask for the duration of the class.
  • Students who do not follow COVID-19 safety practises during class will be asked to leave the class.

COVID-19 POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR YOUTH PROGRAMMING

SCREENING

  • All parents will be required to submit a Cornerstone Studio Online Contact Tracing screening form, on behalf of their child, every other week during the dance season.
  • Reminders will be emailed out to families every second Friday, with a link to fill out their contact tracing form by that Sunday, for the upcoming 2 weeks of classes. The form can be easily found on our website (cornerstonestudio.ca) under Classes> Contact Tracing.
  • Students or parents who answer “yes” to any of the questions will not be permitted to enter the premises. Families will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
  • Parents must answer form questions with complete honesty and transparency.
  • Students who fail to have a Contract Tracing form submitted on their behalf by each bi-weekly deadline will not be permitted to attend their class until it is submitted.
  • Students are not permitted to attend classes if they are sick, or have any of the COVID-19 symptoms, including a temperature equal to or over 38°C, or any of the following: cough; sore throat; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; chills; fatigue or weakness; skin changes or rashes; muscle or body aches; new loss of smell or taste; headache; gastrointestinal symptoms (abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting); or feeling unwell (which cannot be explained by a chronic illness or related to other known causes or conditions).
  • Students with a family member, or person in their household who is showing symptoms of COVID-19, will not be permitted to attend classes.
  • If a child appears to have any symptoms of COVID-19 at any point while at The Cornerstone, a parent/ guardian will be contacted immediately and they will be sent home. 
  • Parents/ Guardians must ensure their contact information on file is correct and up-to-date, and at least one Parent/ Guardian/ Emergency contact must be reachable by phone during their child’s class.

DROP OFF

  • All student drop offs and pick ups will be done outside of the studio. Parents and students must be wearing a mask at drop off.
  • To limit exposure inside the building, and ensure we can maintain our safe capacity, parents are not permitted inside the studio. Exceptions will be made for Micro-Mini level students (1 parent inside only), or in emergency situations.
  • A Cornerstone staff member will be waiting outside the studio to check in students 5 minutes prior to each class start time.
  • At the end of each class, students will be escorted downstairs by a staff member to be picked up by their parent/ guardian. 
  • Students must be picked up on time, so that the flow of student drop offs and pick ups can be maintained. Students who are picked up late from their class more than once will be charged a late pick up fee.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING & MASKS/ FACE COVERINGS

  • Masks or face coverings are required inside the Cornerstone at all times.
  • Each studio will have visual markings on the floor, designating boxes that are at least 6 ft. apart. Each student will have their own designated “box” to stay inside during dance classes, unless otherwise instructed.
  • While in the studio, students and staff must keep their masks on at all times. 
  • We have a responsibility to adhere to and enforce the Government regulations that are mandated for the Fitness & Dance Industry, as well as physical distancing guidelines. Distancing cannot however be guaranteed at all times, due to the nature of our youth programming, and a child’s safety will take precedence over maintaining physical distance.

COVID-19 EXPOSURE

  • By sending your child to group class programming, you understand the risk involved, and the possibility of your child, or another household member of being exposed to the COVID-19 virus.
  • Students or families/ household members who do not appear to be following COVID-19 safety practices while at Cornerstone, will be prohibited from attending/ returning to class.