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In consideration of my agreement with DanceSF ("DanceSF Salsa Dance Academy" or "") to provide dance instruction (“Dance Class”) to myself.

I agree and acknowledge that:

1) I understand that it is my responsibility to consult with a physician prior to and regarding my participation in the Dance class. I represent and warrant that I am physically fit and I have no medical condition that would prevent my full participation in the Dance class.

2) I freely and voluntarily assume any risks and hazards inherent in the nature of the Dance Class and, accordingly, my participation in the Dance Class shall be entirely at my own risk.

3) I waive any claim I may have against DanceSF (Evan Margolin) and landlord arising from my participation in the Dance Class and agree to indemnify and save harmless DanceSF (Evan Margolin) and landlord for any claim, including any claim for medical services arising from my participation in the Dance Class.

4) This RELEASE, WAIVER OF CLAIM AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK is binding on myself, my executors, administrators, personal representatives and assigns.

Waiver of Liability

I hereby release, indemnify and hold harmless DanceSF, its owners, members, instructors, advisors, and all employees and agents of these parties from all liabilities, suits, claims. and/or demands of any kind or nature, legal or financial, whether caused in any way by the negligence or not, arising from the participation in or observation of any DanceSF Salsa Dance Academy activity for injuries to any person or property, whether on or off the premises. The student/participant named below does voluntarily participate in any and all DanceSF activities and that the student/participant and I understand that certain risks are inherent to and from participation and involvement with DanceSF and in its various formal and informal activities. These activities include but are not limited to Dance. is not responsible for any lost or stolen property, at any time. Anyone found to be violating any of the rules, codes of conduct, or found to be disruptive to either another individual or group may be asked to leave the premises or off-site location at any time and be refused reentrance without any full or partial refund.

Photo Release

I hereby understand and am fully aware that the student/participant named below may be participating in DanceSF activities in which I and/or the student/participant named below may be photographed or videotaped (the Property) from time to time. I hereby irrevocably grant to DanceSF perpetually, exclusively, and for all media throughout the world (including print, non theatrical, home video, CD-ROM, internet and any other electronic medium presently in existence or invented in the future), the right to use and incorporate (alone or together with other materials), in whole or in part, photographs, sound bites or video footage taken as a result of participation in DanceSF activities. I hereby agree that I will not bring or consent to others bringing claim or action against DanceSF on the grounds that anything contained in the Property, or in the advertising and publicity used in connection herewith, is defamatory, reflects adversely on me or the student/participant named below, violates any other right whatsoever, including, without limitation, rights of privacy and publicity. I hereby release DanceSF its owners, members, instructors, and all employees and agents of these parties from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, causes of actions, suits, costs, expenses, liabilities, and damages whatsoever that I may hereafter have against DanceSF Salsa Dance Academy in connection with the Property. This agreement shall not obligate DanceSF to use the Property or to use any of the rights granted hereunder, or to prepare, produce, exhibit, distribute or exploit the Property. DanceSF shall have the right to assign its rights hereunder, without my consent, in whole or in part, to any person, firm, corporation or organization

I/we realize that participation in dance classes and activities could involve some possible personal injury. Despite precautions, accidents and injuries may occur. By agreeing to this release form, I/we (the dancer and parent/guardian) assume all risks related to the use of any and all spaces used by DanceSF & SalsaCrazy, Inc.

I/we agree to release and hold harmless DanceSF including its teachers, dancers, staff members, and facilities used from any cause of action, claims, or demands now and in the future. I/we will not hold DanceSF liable for any personal injury or any personal property damage, which may occur on the premises before, during or after classes. Furthermore, I/we agree to obey the class and facility rules and take full responsibility for my/our behavior in addition to any damage I/we may cause to the facilities utilized by DanceSF.

I understand that DanceSF is licensed, accredited and insured organizations. In the event that I/we should observe any unsafe conduct or conditions before, during or after my/our classes, I/we agree to report the unsafe conduct or conditions to the Executive Director, instructor, or staff member as soon as possible.

Class Prices

You pay for classes online, and may use Mastercard/Visa/American Express, or of course, Paypal. It costs a total of $60 for all four weeks of the course (not $60 each week). When you register online you are automatically confirmed and registered for the class. You'll receive a confirmation by email, and a receipt! It's set up to be very safe and simple, and hundreds of students join us each month. You may also drop in to any class, at any time, space permitting, for $15 (paid directly to the teacher, no credit cards accepted for drop ins).

Class Levels and Differences

All the beginning classes teach the same fundamental dance techniques. Each class covers different patterns, so you can take several classes each week, and learn new things. It does not matter which day of the week, or where the class location is - you'll always learn what you need to know! Many people take multiple classes each week to reinforce the learning process. Intermediate classes teach different material/patterns each class. So, for example, if you signed up for intermediate classes on Wednesdays, and then also signed up on Saturdays, you would learn different material. Many people do this as well.

Beginner Dancers

In class, you'll be surrounded by other people, like yourself, whom have never danced. Now is the time to learn! Don't wait and don't put it off. This class caters to beginners and makes the learning process fun and simple. You will "get it" as will everyone else, and yes, this will change your life!

Partners (Not Required)

We rotate partners in class, and everyone will have ample partners. If we have an imbalance, extra people just wait in between couples, and will get a partner in a couple of minutes (we switch partners quite a bit during class). We also do our best to have even classes.

Bringing & Staying With One Partner

Rotating partners is not solely for social reasons. It helps the learning process. It's necessary to properly learn how to lead and follow. Everyone has a different style, and changing partners will greatly enhance the speed at which you learn. That being said, you can always remove yourself slightly from the circle and not change partners - no problem!

Singles and Couples

This is not a "singles" class, but there are a lot of singles people taking salsa lessons. There are also many couples as well. It's a very casual and supportive atmosphere where everyone is having fun and learning how to dance.

Groups of People

You can absolutely bring a group of friends or come as a group! If you're nervous about taking a class simply invite your friends. They'll have a great time and you'll be able to practice together.

Finding A Partner

The #1 Resource in the Bay Area for finding activity partners is, Visit Craigslist and post a message, you'll get a lot of responses, and chances are you will find someone willing to take classes with you. Describe who you are, and what you're looking for - be honest! Tell them where they can find more info (this site). Specifically the Activity Partners and Community Section are great. Only use the personals as a last resort (people there are looking for something else). ;)

Missing Classes

No problem! You can swap classes at any time, and make up classes during the week, for any other class. Once you sign up for a session, and miss a class, you may attend a make up class by informing the teacher. If you cannot make any other class in that week, then you would lose a class (although we do go out of our way to make sure people are well taken care of).

Makeup Classes, Credits, Refunds, Transfers

If you cannot attend a class you signed up for let us know right away! You can do a makeup class at any of our other locations listed on anytime within the month you signed up for. If you are unable to attend any of the four classes in your session please let us know before the session you signed up for is over and we can give you a credit for a future four week session. You are welcome to transfer your registration to any session on our schedule if you contact us before your first class in the session. In the case of injuries or medical issues we do offer refunds please contact us to make arrangements.

Dance Partner Tips

So, you're looking for a dance partner. Visit's dance partner database. What to do in the meantime? Try meeting people in class and inviting them out to practice, or post on Craigslist or associated message boards and e-mail lists. Ask for a Dance Partner,A and tell people where and when you are taking lessons (i.e. where can they get more info). Remember, make sure to make your intentions clear and concise (for best results). You should post every few days -- and really spell out what you're looking for.

Clothing and Shoes

Most people come in casual wear. Some dress up. Regardless, it's a dance class, so you should be comfortable! Look presentable and nice. You can never look too good, right? The only solid tip is to avoid wearing tennis shoes. You will be spinning, and you need to wear shoes with a leather or suede sole. Tennis shoes are ok, but make it difficult to move your feet.

Addition Class Tips

Just bring yourself, your friends, and the desire to learn and have fun. You'll have a great time! Always prepare for dance classes by practicing good hygiene! What that means is, please shower before coming to class - and wear deodorant and antiperspirant. Ladies - perfume, men - a touch of cologne. These little thoughtful touches go a long way. Nobody forget - bring your breath mints.

Three big tips for a Beginner dancer trying to learn the fastest way possible.

First, count out loud! Just like in class - take every opportunity to count and grasp the rhythm. Second, perhaps find a partner to practice with them (you should still rotate partners in class, but outside of class, you can practice with someone). Third - did I mention practice? The fastest way to learn is to take the SalsaCrazy Boot Camp approach. This method combines multiple days of classes each week, with private lessons, and outings to the actual dance clubs!

More Salsa Information in the Bay Area...

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