Key Information for parents and caregivers
Here is some important information to read about our dance school and the terms and conditions you agree to when enrolling with Anita’s Dance Academy.
Appropriate Clothing and Hairstyles for Lessons
Children dancing with Anita’s Dance Academy are expected to wear the uniform and hairstyle required by the Dance School. NOTE: If you are not in the correct uniform, you will be able to observe your class, but not to participate. NO EXCEPTIONS
Photography within the Facility and at Shows
From time to time we will take photos of our classes and any performances that we may do. These photos belong to the studio and will be used on promotional material if required. If you would NOT like your child to appear on promotional material, you must let Anita know.
Parents are not permitted to take photos or videos of classes or other children. If you wish to take a photo of your child, you can do that before or after class and ensure that no other children are captured in the photos.
Lessons and Training at Other Studios
To work most effectively with our developing dancers, the decision has been made that from 2018 onward, students will only be able to enroll exclusively at Anita's dance studio and not undertake partial study at other studios, we will also not be allowing students from other studios to partially study with us.
We have allowed this in the past but found it difficult for show and rehearsal availability and other reasons such as time table clashes. As the studio now offers a wide range of class types and high calibre of dancing, we wish to be catering to those who choose to dance with us entirely.
If your student already has an existing arrangement with Anita that from the previous year was agree upon, they will be able to dance under that arrangement, but no new arrangements will be made with other students.
Lessons are approximately 30 minutes once a week for classes up to Grade 3. From Grade 3 and above classes are 45 minutes to an hour at least twice per week. We would appreciate you letting us know when your child is ill or has another event they need to attend.
Anita’s Dance Academy does not provide makeup lessons once your child is booked into a class, they are booked into that class for the entire Term. Anita can move your child to another class at her discretion.
For children’s safety, there is to be no running up and down the stairs in the studio building.
Children must not enter the dance studio until invited to do so by their teacher.
While we appreciate that parents like to watch their children, this is to be done from the Parents Room upstairs, during 2019 the curtains will only be opened every second week. During Term 4 the curtains will be closed for the full term.
Parents will only be allowed into the dance studio if asked by the teacher, this applies to all lessons, including privates.
While waiting for classes, children under the age of 8 must be actively supervised by a parent/caregiver over the age of 16 years. Your child’s safety is only the responsibility of the dance teachers whilst they are in class.
ABSOLUTELY NO FOOD IN EITHER STUDIO AT ALL TIMES. Children who are needing to eat before multiple classes must do so in the changing room in the designated area. All rubbish must be taken home and not left at the studio. This is to prevent rodent infestation. Students may bring a water bottle into class.
Enrollments are confirmed on receipt of payment in full for the term. Payment is made either by direct credit or cash placed in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and class handed to the receptionist. Payments are due prior to the first day of Term. The Academy is run under the same structure as the school term. There may be extra classes during the holiday periods to prepare children for exams; these fees are separate to the term fees.
For direct credit, please pay to the following bank account:
Anita’s Dance Academy
Please include your child’s surname, initial and the class that they attend – This can be either the grade they are in or the time of their lesson.
Please note it is your responsibility to ensure that fees are paid on time. If non-payment continues past the date given, there will be 10% automatically added to your term fee, expect for pre-existing payment arrangements. If fees remain unpaid, details will be sent to a debt collection agency with all debt recovery costs at your expense and your child will be unable to dance until fees are paid. (This is embarrassing for both families and teachers).
Anita’s Dance Academy is unable to grant refunds under any circumstances. It is the responsibility of each student to attend the class that they have been enrolled in. In cases of a medical nature where the student is required to miss 4 weeks of lessons consecutively. A credit for 3 lessons may be considered for the following term (at management’s discretion). Please take the time to read these terms and conditions carefully, as they are what you are agreeing to when you enrol your child with Anita’s Dance Academy. There is a $25 fee payable for EACH student upon enrollment.
Anita’s Dance Academy will not be liable for any injury, loss or destruction of property.