Registration, Policies, & Liability

Here is the ​link to the comprehensive packet for new students that contains a printable New Student Intake Form, the Student Policies, and the Liability Release: Comprehensive New Student Info. Packet​

All new students must:

  1. Complete the Intake Form. Can be done by clicking the link or printed from the same packet and returned along with the Student Policies & Liability Release Form.

  2. Understand, agree, sign, and return the Student Policies.

  3. Sign and return the Liability Release Form.​​


Student Policies

  • All new students must complete 3 private lessons with me within 3 weeks of the first lesson. Special pricing is available for this condition. The reasoning behind this is twofold:​​

    1. Safety is a priority for me. I want to be able to get to know you and assess your movement. Every student learns at a different pace and in different ways. I want to be as accommodating as possible to support your success. After 3 private lessons, we can always re-assess the next steps.​​

    2. The first lesson typically feels like an info. dump and the experience is often different from other exercise programs you may have participated in. Current students have already undergone this process. As beneficial as it is to have occasional review of fundamentals, out of respect for their time, I don't want to keep current students in a loop by repeating this material with the same intensity as in intro. sessions with new students joining at different times.

  • Group Class rates are per person. 

  • Any packages for Private Lessons, Duets, and Group Classes are intended to be used by 1 individual (and non-transferrable) because I have already built in other structures in consideration for and to uphold my value of accessibility.

  • In consideration of time for other students and the instructor:

    • Payment must be made ahead of class to reserve a spot or lesson. This encourages you to stay committed to your goals and to have accountability.

    • 24 hours advance notice of cancellation is required of classes and lessons. Cancellations should be emailed to Vania Chan: For cancellations without sufficient advance notice, the student will be charged for the class or lesson.

    • The nitty gritty:

      • Group Classes: Students may receive a re-schedule, so long as they let the instructor know before class begins because the instructor already set aside time for 3+ people and missing a person will not affect the instructor availability. If no notice is given before class begins, then the student is not eligible for a refund or reschedule.

      • Duets: If one partner cancels, the instructor will still teach their partner as a private at the same price they pay for the duet. If there are consistent scheduling conflicts, a conversation with the instructor needs to happen about rescheduling a time that works for both partners or switching to privates. Again, 24 hours advanced notice by either or both partners must be given in order to be eligible for a refund.

      • Private Lessons: Needs a minimum 24 hour cancellation notice to be eligible for a refund because the instructor reserves the time and structures their schedule for that student and could have used the availability for someone else or another activity.

  • Classes build progressively from warm-up, so please arrive on time so you and other students get the most out of class without disruptions and we end on time.

  • Treat people with respect.

  • Students are expected to listen to the directions of the instructor at all times for the physical and emotional safety of all participants. It is up to the discretion of the instructor whether this expectation is being met. If not, the instructor reserves the right to ask for changes in the class as necessary.

  • All students come in with different backgrounds, abilities, and levels in movement experience. Be patient with yourself and ask questions. As an instructor, I care more that you feel the right muscles working than impressing me, yourself, or others. The instructor has the final say on all matters pertaining to safety and keeping the culture of the environment safe for all.

  • Do not teach skills to other students, regardless of your perceived risk or difficulty of the skill. Ask fellow students before offering feedback, and respect a student’s desire to decline feedback.

  • The instructor is not qualified to provide medical advice. Please seek outside advice from a qualified medical authority and obtain clearance from your doctor prior to beginning any exercise program and obtain any necessary medical attention should you develop an injury or medical condition.

**In the unlikely event that students do not abide by the Policies and etiquette, the instructor reserves the right to terminate any participation in the classes/ lesson.