Q: signed up for dance lessons in Jan through May. I paid in advance.they refuse to give me partial refund
Signed up in january- for classes once a week until end of may.
They switched to online classes but since i have hardwood floors and not a lot of space and i was doing tap dance i asked for a refund, they said this was not to be inplace of a dance class. that it was just to keep your body moving and was a free thing. Since i did not sign up for online dance and paid for inperson lessons at a studio i declined to participate and asked for a partial refund. they still are refusing to offer it to me and bullying me to take their 20% off discount online classes in the fall which i am not comfortable taking. are they not legally required to give me my refund ?
An Indiana attorney could answer best, as consumer issues could involve state law. But as a general matter of contract law, it could depend on how the agreement was written, in terms of how it addressed certain unforeseeable or foreseeable intervening events. These types of situations have confronted many businesses as as result of COVID. While most agreements don't address pandemics, some do address conditions for cancellation, substitution, refund, exchange, etc. If you bargained for traditional lessons, they or their value could be what you are entitled to, but it's difficult to say for certain without seeing the agreement. Good luck
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