Policies and Regulations

 

By enrolling your child (in the case of students under 18 years of age) or yourself (in the case of adult students) in Transit Dance (TD) classes you (as the parent or guardian of the child/ren or as the adult student) acknowledge that you have read, agree to abide by, and where required, consent to all terms, conditions, codes and policies referred to below.

 

General

 

  • It is expected that students are punctual to class.

  • Please advise the office if the student is going to be absent due to illness, injury, holidays, school camp etc.

  • No gum, jewellery (except for stud of sleeper earrings), watches or mobile phones are permitted in class.  Jewellery and watches have been known to cause injuries and abrasions in the past.  All valuables should be left at home.

  • Whilst all reasonable care is taken, to the extent permitted by law, TD is not liable for students outside of schedule classes or the immediate premises.  Parents of junior and younger middle school students are asked to pick children up from inside the studio.

  • Parents and students are asked to take particular care and be respectful of our facilities.  

  • All items produced by TD (including choreography, creative concepts, costumes, props, sets and original music/edits) remain the property of TD and cannot be replicated or reproduced. All dance and other teaching staff, are appropriately qualified and skilled in the delivery of dance and their respective areas of expertise.

  • TD or any of their employees will not be held liable for any injuries sustained or illnesses contracted while on the premises. All students dance at their own risk in any class or performance held by TD.

 

Code of Conduct

 

All TD students and their parents or guardians must complete with the TD Code of Conduct – click here

 

Fees

 

  • All fees must be paid in advance via a monthly direct debit or are payable via invoice at the commencement of each term. If paying by direct debit, a direct debit form will be provided to you and must be completed and returned at or before the student’s first class. If you do not do this, the student will not be permitted to participate in the class.

  • The person responsible for the fees (i.e. the adult student or the child student’s parent or guardian) must nominate on the form an appropriate bank account or credit card from which fees will be deducted.

  • If a direct debit payment is missed payment arrangements must be rectified immediately. If 2 or more direct debit payments are missed, the student’s enrolment will be cancelled and the student will not be allowed to participate in TD classes. No refunds will be given in this situation.

  • Missed direct debit payments will attract an EzyPay dishonour fee.

  • Missed payments will be re-debited 3 days after the missed date.

  • Direct debit terms are set out in an EzyPay direct debit form.

  • All fees are inclusive of GST. A tax invoice will be issued to each family at the end of each term or upon enrolment.

  • TD requires a minimum of 4 weeks’ notice in writing, prior to the commencement of the term, to cancel a student’s enrolment and associated payments. A failure to give this notice may result in you being charged for the full term.

  • Unless 4 weeks’ written notice is given before the commencement of the term, fees are neither refundable nor transferable between students or terms. If a student is going to be away for extended periods of time (i.e. 4 weeks or more within one term) discounted fees may be applied for in advance. These arrangements must be made prior to the commencement of term and discounts will be at the discretion of the Principal. Discounts will not be available for those classes with waiting lists in place.

  • Family discounts are available 


 

EzyPay Fees:

 

Loading Fee: $2.31

Failed Payment Fee: $10.29

Bank Transaction Fee: $0.35 + 1.617%

Amounts are inclusive of GST

 

Social Media and Image Policy

 

  • From time to time images from school performances, class photos and various events will be used to promote the activities of TD e.g. in newsletters, on the TD website, social media (e.g. Facebook/Instagram/Twitter), noticeboards, brochures etc. Parents consent to the use of images of their children in this way, and waive all rights in respect of such images. TD will not sell the images to third parties.

  • At Open Days parents are permitted to attend class and take images of their children. This means that parents consent to other parents taking images of their children. Parents must use all such images appropriately. TD takes no responsibility or liability in relation to the use of images by parents.

  • TD encourages active and responsible participation by parents on its social media platforms (e.g. Facebook). All posts and comments must be respectful, polite, inoffensive and appropriate. TD does not always monitor its platforms, so if you see that something inappropriate or offensive has been posted, please contact TD immediately via telephone. TD takes no responsibility for the posts or comments of parents on its platforms.

  • Children are not to post, comment or upload content to TD’s platforms. These platforms and forums are for parents only.

 

Privacy Policy

 

TD’s Privacy Policy can be found here – click here

 

Medical Treatment and Injury

 

  • Dance is a physical activity and whilst all reasonable care is taken, to the extent permitted by law, TD is not liable for injuries sustained during classes, instruction, performance activities or otherwise.

  • In the case of an injury or health concern in respect of your child, all reasonable efforts will be made to contact you promptly. But, in the case of an emergency, or in the event that you cannot be reached, TD will to seek medical attention for the student. This may involve TD rendering first aid to the student or calling an ambulance for the student. You agree to indemnify TD for any costs incurred in obtaining such emergency medical attention, for example ambulance fees.

 

Car Parking Code of Conduct

 

All TD students and parents and guardians must adhere to our Car Parking Code of Conduct which can be viewed here – click here

 

Student Class Placements

 

Careful placement of students in classes at an appropriate level is taken very seriously. It is extremely important to the proper development and safety of the student. The final placement of student is at the discretion of the Principal.

 

Examinations & Assessments

 

Examinations and assessments are currently being considered.

 

Grooming

 

Students must be dressed in the correct uniform at all times. Beginners are requested to obtain school dancewear as soon as possible. It is expected that students arrive in and depart the ballet school premises in appropriate attire (e.g. tracksuit) and not in their ballet school uniform.

 

Grooming is an essential part of a student’s training. It encourages good deportment, enables students to be able to turn correctly without hair flicking in the eyes and is essential for teachers to be able to observe correct placement of the head and shoulders. To this end it is expected that:

  • ALL female classical students wear a bun. If Petite Dancers are unable to maintain a bun, hair must still be off the face (e.g. Using an appropriate headband).

  • ALL male students maintain a hairstyle that does not fall into the eyes.

  • ALL female Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Acro, Song & Dance students are to wear a ponytail or bun without any loose fringes or tendrils hanging in or across the face.

 

Performances

 

All students are offered the opportunity to participate in the Annual Performance. Students wishing to participate must commit to attending additional rehearsals during term 4 (no more than 2 held mid week). All students must attend the rehearsals, and be available for all performances.  It is not compulsory to be in the end of year production however, you are required to notify us by due date which will be advised during the course of the year.

 

It is etiquette for students to inform the Principal of their participation in any productions or performances outside of the TD. Students must not perform choreography taught at TD without seeking prior permission from the Principal. All rights in such choreography vest in TD.

 

Costume Levy

 

A costume levy or fee may be required to cover the cost of your child’s costume/s required for an end of year production.  We anticipate our Ready, Set, Dance pre-school children will be able to wear their school uniform for a suitable display.  With the older primary and secondary school children costume costs will be kept to a reasonable amount and advised well in advance end Term 2 or early Term 3.  

 

Parent Viewing Policy

 

Whilst TD does not have a closed door policy, parents are asked not to view classes, aside from pre-arranged Open Days or the very young classes where it is a student accompanied by a grown up class. Students become distracted by parents and therefore do not gain the full benefit of the class. Parent distractions can also affect the entire dynamic of the class so your support in this matter is greatly appreciated.  (eg. Of a distraction is simply being there, little people love to run over to a parent for a reassuring hug or simply to tell them they love them – I am sure you can imagine, that every other child in the class would watch them do this and the teacher consequently loses their attention).

 

It is understandable that when younger students are settling into classes having a parent close by can be an important part of instilling confidence in your child. Once your child is settled we ask that you abide by our viewing policy.

 

Open Days

 

Parents, family and friends are invited to watch classes generally once per term (except for Term 4). Dates will be set by the Principal (usually 2nd last week of term) and a notice will be sent out accordingly.

 

TD’s liability

 

To the extent permitted by law and without limiting your rights under the Australian Consumer Law, our liability is limited to (at our option):

  • the supplying of the service(s) again; or

  • the payment of the cost of having the service(s) supplied again.

 

Failure to comply with these terms and conditions

 

In the event of any failure to comply with any of the terms, conditions, codes or policies referred to on this page, TD reserves the right to cancel the student’s enrolment and in this situation any fees paid or payable will not be refunded.

 

Annual Membership Fee

$40 per student (non-refundable once only annual payment).

 

Fees are calculated based on the number of hours per week multiplied by the number of weeks in the term

 

(note term 4 invoice is calculated based on additional rehearsal time and includes rehearsals)

 

Fees do not include extension programs, school holiday programs, private lessons and workshops with guest teachers.

TD does not run classes on public holidays and fees are reduced accordingly.

 

Family discounts are applicable for children taking multiple classes as follows:

 

$20.00 off per term for 2 in family

$30.00 off per term for 3 in family

$40.00 off per term for 4 in family