Contra Dance Waivers of Liability

Waivers updated 2022-09-05 (>> PDF)

You will be asked to sign both waivers before you may attend a dance. This is included simply to show you what you WILL have to sign. You cannot sign here.


In consideration of being allowed to participate in CORVALLIS FOLKLORE SOCIETY’s Corvallis Contra Dance, I, for myself, my heirs, personal representatives, executor, or successors in interest, hereby release, waive, indemnify, and hold harmless CORVALLIS FOLKLORE SOCIETY from any and all claims or liability arising from my participation in this activity.

I understand and acknowledge that participation in contra dance at this time carries increased risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus, which is highly transmissible and can cause severe illness, long-term health complications, and/or death. The virus is spread through person-to-person contact, through airborne droplets exhaled by an infected person, even without any apparent symptoms of infection. Corvallis Contra Dance is an indoor activity involving physical exertion and close contact with many people and is therefore associated with greater risk of viral transmission than other common activities.

I further understand that transmission of the COVID-19 virus can be reduced by vaccination, wearing a well-fitted face mask, social distancing, and good hand hygiene. I acknowledge that, while vaccines are highly effective at protecting individuals against severe illness, hospitalization, and death resulting from COVID-19, vaccination does not provide complete protection from contracting and transmitting the virus. I understand that CORVALLIS FOLKLORE SOCIETY is following the mandates of appropriate governmental agencies in being allowed to conduct this event and is taking additional measures such as requiring attendees to provide proof of up-to-date vaccination and wear a well-fitted face mask. I acknowledge that there exists some risk of viral infection in spite of such measures.

I further acknowledge the inherent risks associated with Corvallis Contra Dance as a physical activity. I confirm that I am sufficiently physically fit to participate and that there are no health-related reasons that preclude my participation in this activity.

I understand and appreciate the above risks inherent in this activity and assert that my participation is voluntary and that I knowingly assume all such risks.

In consideration of CORVALLIS FOLKLORE SOCIETY allowing me to participate in Corvallis Contra Dance, I hereby certify:

  1. I assert that my participation in this activity is voluntary, that I understand and acknowledge the inherent risks, and that I voluntarily agree to assume all risks of disability, personal injury, accidents, illnesses (including death), and property loss arising from my participation
  2. I hereby release, waive, and discharge CORVALLIS FOLKLORE SOCIETY of any and all liability incurred in my participation
  3. I hereby indemnify, hold harmless, and covenant not to sue CORVALLIS FOLKLORE SOCIETY from any and all claims made as a result of my participation.

By signing below, I acknowledge that I have read the attached WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK, AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT and that I fully understand and voluntarily agree to its terms. If any portion of this agreement is declared invalid by a court, the remainder shall continue in full force and effect. I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of Oregon that I am eighteen (18) years of age or older and fully competent to sign this agreement. If signing on behalf of a participant under eighteen years of age, I am the participant’s parent or legal guardian; I hereby give my consent to my dependent’s participation and agree to the above terms on behalf of all persons who claim the participant as a dependent.

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This waiver will also be required to be signed before each contra dance:

Gatton Hall Waiver of Liability (>> example PDF)

All persons using Church facilities at regularly scheduled events must sign this liability waiver.

If you have not signed, you do not have permission to use the facility.
For anyone under age 18, this waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian.

NAME of group and/or event: Contradance
Room to be used: Gatton Hall (gym)
Date: ________

I hold First Congregational Church, UCC, of Corvallis, Oregon, Inc. harmless from any injury or illness which may be incurred as a result of any participation in an activity held on any portion of its property.

I understand that I assume responsibility for any risk which may be incurred as a result of my voluntary participation in any such activity.

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