At the start of each year an enrolment form must be completed fully online. If your contact details change, then you must inform WSDA. For new enrolments/students there is a non refundable registration fee of $25. For mid term enrolments- registration fees still apply and invoices will be charged pro rata depending on when you join us in the term. If you wish to cancel your enrolment, then a minimum of 2 weeks notice must be given IN WRITING VIA EMAIL TO WSDA. Parents to note however that no refunds will be given, the 2 week cancellation notice period will apply during the school holidays. No student is allowed to be enrolled in or take dance classes at another dance studio without prior consent with WSDA. WSDA has the right to discontinue enrolment due to misconduct or misbehavior.
All fees are strictly due in full two weeks after each invoice is sent. Fees paid after this date will incur a $50 late fee. Fees outstanding after the seventh week of term will then incur a $100 late fee and will increase by $50 every consecutive week after that. Term fees are based on enrolment in the class not on attendance and so refunds for missing classes or going away on holiday are not given. If wishing to cancel an enrolment before completing a full term, term fees and registration fees are non-refundable. Students with outstanding fees will not be permitted to perform in the end of year concert.
Payments can be made either by cash or cheque (only given to Miss Whitney in an envelope with the students name on it and with the payment advice attached) or by bank transfer to:
Whitney Schofield Dance Academy
BSB- 062 264
Acc No- 1023 1604
WSDA offers a 10% discount off each additional siblings fees (fees of the lesser value), 10% discount off term fees for referrals and a 5% discount for each alternative genre of dance that you enroll in. 5% discount for two styles, 10% discount for three styles and 15% for four styles of dance or more.
CLASS ATTENDANCE & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
Please contact WSDA if your child will be missing class or will be going away on holiday. Public Holidays fall on different days throughout the year and it is still part of payment for the term even though the studio does not run classes on public holidays. No discounts or refunds apply if a student goes away on holiday.
Watching classes will be available to parents and family on the last lesson of terms 1 & 2. To maintain dancer’s concentration and focus, watching classes is not permitted on a week to week basis.
UNIFORM & GROOMING
Each student is to have the correct uniform required for each class along with the correct ballet shoes/jazz shoes/foot thongs. Ballet students from Tiny Tots level up to Primary, all need to have one elastic across each shoe and students from Grade 1 level upwards are all to have ballet ribbons on their shoes. Hair is to always be neatly slicked back in a bun for all styles of dance with no hair on the face. Jewellery is not allowed to be worn into class.
To protect our creative teachers and choreographers, all dances and choreography remain as the intellectual property of WSDA. As such, may not be used without the permission of the principal of WSDA.
While WSDA will store lost property we take no responsibility for any items left on the premises. We ask parents to please label all clothing and shoes. All lost property will be kept til the end of the term. Any unclaimed items will be given away or disposed of.
FOOD & DRINK
NO food is to be brought into the studio or consumed during class. Only water can be drunk and we ask parents to please label their children’s water bottles.
WSDA reserves the right to change the timetable at any time. In the event of such changes, parents and students will be notified in advance. At the conclusion of all ballet examinations, WSDA reserves the right to change the timetable to allow for concert preparation.
CECCHETTI BALLET EXAMINATIONS
All students enrolled in ballet from Pre-Primary level upwards are required to take part in a Cecchetti ballet exam held once a year (normally around August) if WSDA feels the student is ready. Parents are to please notify WSDA if they do not wish to take part in the ballet exams or if they will be away. Costs are involved with ballet exams which include the Cecchetti examination fee, pianist’s fees on exam day & the cost of the examiner and these are liable to the parents.
We hold an annual end of year concert around November/December at The Concourse Theatre in Chatswood and each child participates. Parents are to alert WSDA if they will be away for the annual concert by the end of Term 2 in order to not get charged for their concert costume as costume orders and preparation are done at the end of Term 2. Parents are accountable for the concert costume costs.
Selected students are chosen by WSDA to compete in Eisteddfods. A private lesson every week will be needed for students competing in solo's and parents are responsible to pay for the Eisteddfod costume, props and entry into numerous Eisteddfods. Eisteddfod troupe team members are to understand that they are a part of the WSDA troupe team and will be required to attend ALL rehearsals (unless otherwise discussed with Miss Whitney or extremely unwell) and to be available for ALL eisteddfods entered over the year.
WSDA is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for both our teachers, dancers, parents and visitors. The nature of dance tuition occasionally requires teacher contact for the purposes of placement and correction of technique.""All teachers hold a Working with Children Check and undergo annual First Aid Training. A First Aid Kit is available on site, however in the event of an emergency a student’s parents will be called. In the case of a serious emergency, an ambulance will be called. WSDA is not a licensed child minding facility and we are therefore unable to look after other children who are not attending our classes. Please ensure that students are punctual to class and that they are picked up on time by a parent at the conclusion of their class. When a dancer leaves the studio, he/she is out of our care.
PHOTOGRPAHY & VIDEOGRAPHY
By enrolling you accept that any photographs or video footage taken during performances or class may be used for publicity, advertising and on our website.
DAMAGE TO PROPERTY
Parents are liable for any damage to the studio and its contents caused by their children.