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PHIT Kids & Teens – Terms and Conditions of Enrollment

Thanks for your interest in Philly Improv Theater’s Kids & Teens classes. We are very excited to have you begin or continue your training with us. PHIT Kids & Teens classes are dedicated to the development of our students as performers, comedians and human beings. We strive to provide our students with a safe place to learn new skills and make long-lasting friendships. It is extremely important that our classes are held in a supportive, non-threatening and creative environment. With that in mind, we require that youagree to the terms and conditions of enrollment below before you can make payment and complete registration for a class on behalf of your child.

Age Requirement
Students under the age of 18 must be registered by a parent or legal guardian. Enrollment in grade levels is based on the grade level students are currently or most recently enrolled in. For the Fall & Spring sessions, this is the grade students are currently attending. For the Summer session, this is the grade that was most recently completed.

Refund Policy
There are no refunds. No exceptions. All sales are final. There are no class exchanges, please be sure that your child is able to attend the class that you are registering them for prior to making a payment.

Attendance
Our classes rely on group participation, and absences will affect students development as performers, as well as that of their classmates. We ask that you ensure your child can attend every class within the session and arrive on time. If your child is absent from more than TWO (2) classes, they will not be permitted to continue or to perform in the class show.

If an emergency or conflict arises, please email PHIT’s Class Registrar (classes@phillyimprovtheater.com) to let them know your child will be missing the class so we can inform their instructor.

Make-ups
Make-ups are not possible for classes in the PHIT Kids & Teens program at this time.

Conduct
Philly Improv Theater’s classes are held in a supportive, non-threatening and creative environment. In order to achieve this, students are asked to agree to certain rules in regards to course conduct before enrolling. Inappropriate conduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • Consumption of drugs and/or alcohol during class, or participating in class under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
  • Destruction of physical classroom space, including but not limited to walls, chairs, lights, restrooms and doors
  • Inappropriate verbal, physical or sexual conduct with other students or the course instructor
  • Bringing uninvited guests to class
  • Bringing food or drink to class (except in cases of medical necessity with supporting documentation).
  • Talking while the instructor is talking or while your classmates are performing
  • Students must also abstain from using electronics in class, including audio or video recording devices and cellular phones (this includes reading or writing text messages and using the internet in class).

Inappropriate conduct will be immediately addressed, and students will be reminded to model appropriate behavior by the instructor or assistant when it is observed in the classroom for the first time. Repeated inappropriate conduct will result in your child being removed from the classroom by the instructor or assistant and taken to the PHIT Kids & Teens Program Coordinator for the remainder of that day’s class. In cases of inappropriate behavior involving drugs, alcohol or inappropriate contact, PHIT has a zero tolerance policy — your child will be removed from the classroom and will not be allowed to attend any remaining classes in the session or enroll in a future session of classes. No partial or full refunds will be given if your child is removed from a single class or the remainder of session due to conduct.

Documenting of Classes
Students are permitted to take notes in their class, but the use of audio or video recording equipment is prohibited. Philly Improv Theater may create audio or video recordings of classes and performances, or may take photographs of classes and performances for future promotional use. Students will not be identified by name in the course of using any audio, video or photographic recording for promotional purposes.  Parents who do not wish to have their child’s likeness appear in promotional materials for Philly Improv Theater may contact the Class Registrar (classes@phillyimprovtheater.com) at any time to request an opt-out form they must sign and return.

Destruction of Property
If your child damages or destroys any property at Philly Improv Theater or any other site used by the PHIT Kids & Teens program, whether the damage or destruction is accidental or deliberate, you will be held liable for the cost of repair. Your child will not be allowed to attend subsequent classes, or to register for another class, until payment arrangements have been made to replace the damaged or destroyed property.

Liability
You agree that you choose to have your child voluntarily participate in the course with full knowledge that activities at Philly Improv Theater, Inc. (“the Theater”) may be hazardous to your child and/or their property. You voluntarily assume full responsibility for any risks of loss, property damage or personal injury, including death, that may be sustained by your child as a result of participating in the activities with the Theater. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Philly Improv Theater, Inc. and its employees, contractors, members and volunteers for any loss, liability, damage or costs, including court costs and attorney fees, that may occur as a result of your child’s participation in the activities with the Theater. The Theater is not responsible for lost or stolen property. Parents will be asked to sign an expanded liability waiver for their children under the age of 18 at the first class they attend as a student in the PHIT Kids & Teens program.

Instructor Attendance
Philly Improv Theater reserves the right to replace a course instructor at any time with another equally qualified instructor, without notice.

Cancellation
Philly Improv Theater reserves the right to postpone or cancel a course if an emergency or unforeseen conflict arises. In the event of a course cancellation, students’ tuition will be refunded or credited. Any fees incurred by students for travel, lodging, etc. will not be reimbursed by Philly Improv Theater.

Refusal of Enrollment
Philly Improv Theater reserves the right to accept or deny any individual’s enrollment.

Contact
Students and their parents are always welcome to contact Philly Improv Theater’s administrators at classes@phillyimprovtheater.com or by calling 267-233-1556.

YOU MUST AGREE TO THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS IN ORDER TO TAKE A CLASS WITH PHILLY IMPROV THEATER, INC.

UPDATED 6/26/2014