TERMS & CONDITIONS 2010 All Students and Parents must read before Signing. A non-refundable $25.00 per student registration fee is due for all enrolments wishing to commence in 2010. Ballet Accounts for each term will be sent prior to the commencement of every term. 50% discount applies to Mod/Funk where a child participates in 3styles incl. Ballet. All Fees must be paid in advance or by the discount period to receive the discount. Creative Dance, Pre-Primary Tap & Grade 1 Funk is to be paid for in advance and paid for on the first day of every term. Students will not partake in class until fee is paid. Jazz/Funk/Streetdance and Tap Dance may be paid for as you go. New Enrolments will have their accounts within one week of enrolment All Accounts must be finalized by the due date. Late payment will result in a penalty charge of $5.00 per week for each week that the account remains outstanding. All fees must be paid up to date during a term, if not, you will be asked to pay in advance in the future. Overhead costs continue regardless of attendees, therefore NO REFUNDS can be given FOR MISSED CLASSES . If cancelled by the teacher a make-up class will be offered or a credit on the following term’s account will be given. A DOCTOR’S CERTIFICATE WILL BE REQUIRED IF REFUND IS ASKED. Discounts are available for families and multiple classes. Children who wish to take the contemporary/flex class must dance at least 4 or more times a week. All private lessons WILL be paid for prior to the lesson. Cancellation of private lessons MUST give 24hrs notice. All cancelled classes giving less notice will forfeit fees paid and entitlement to a make-up class. The class can be made up at the principal’s discretion. Students who wish to participate in an Eisteddfod Group must attend every Rehearsal. “A DANCER THAT LOOKS LIKE A DANCER, DANCES LIKE A DANCER” Dance is a discipline and a uniform is set to put all students in the correct frame of mind, helping them to learn and enjoy themselves and giving them a sense of pride and belonging to Up-Beat 2000 SPD. The Up-Beat 2000 SPD uniform is designed not just to look good, but it allows teachers to see that dancers have proper body alignment and placement to ensure dance technique is correct and safe. Children who are not in correct dance attire will not partake in class. Children with messy hair and fringes out will not partake in class. If you need to speak with a teacher please send a note to class with the student or arrange a more appropriate time. Only Dancers allowed on studio floor. The Studio Bathroom is for Students wishing to go to the bathroom during a class, interruptions from the waiting room will not be tolerated. A student may be moved to a different class if, after evaluation, the teacher finds the student is not in the proper class for his/her ability. No food, chewing gum, drinks or belongings are allowed onto dance studio floor. • Neatness of appearance is required by all students to assist with discipline, standard of Up-Beat 2000 SPD and correct tuition. No Jewellery, watches, rings etc to be worn while dancing. All fees must be paid up to date during a term, if not, you will be asked to pay in advance in the future. Students, unless given permission by the principal or choreographer must not perform any style of dance routine(e.g. solo routine, duo, trio, group etc) outside the studio whether it be a fete, charity function, ball or professional event. Up-Beat 2000 SPD has a standard and will not tolerate its choreography being seen in a poor manner. Students wishing to perform with a singing organization in a stage production may do so. This does not include solely dancing at balls, charity events etc, when Up-Beat 2000 is the primary place of dance training. In the event of this occurring enrol- ment will be cancelled immediately. PTO. Competition/Eisteddfod routines are totally at the discretion of the principal. A Child must attend Ballet Classes to compete in a Ballet, National, Demi-Character, Modern, Slow Modern, Jazz, Funk Rou- tine etc. excl. tiny tots. Students wishing to participate in a duo routine must possess the same standard as their partner, otherwise it makes it very hard for one to teach a routine at two different levels. Up-Beat 2000 music license will not be given to enter eisteddfods to those who breach the rules of the school. All eisteddfod routines must be polished before each eisteddfod. Dance Routines remain the property of Up-Beat 2000, music is free to go wherever. Up-Beat 2000 take no responsibility for Dance Routines taught by outside industries. Up-Beat 2000 will not polish or “look” at work that is done by anyone other than teachers associated with Up-Beat 2000. Up-Beat 2000 have the right to refuse or cancel any enrolment if in the best interest of the school. Teachers will be treated with respect as will the students and parents associated with Up-Beat 2000 SPD Students must- Abide by studio rules and respect the right of others to work in a class environment. Show responsibility for personal and studio property. Attend all classes, illness being primary reason of absence. Behave in a polite, responsible and courteous manner at all times. Be committed to giving 100% effort in all classes Respect theatrical and audience etiquette. Students are expected to conduct themselves with a sense of pride, self discipline and a strong commitment to the studio in all areas of their performances. IMPORTANT FOR ALL PARENTS AND STUDENTS - PLEASE READ It is important for students to be enrolled and ready to begin training when the school year begins at the end of January.. Especially for beginner students, waiting to start lessons until several months after the school year has begun is not conducive to proper training. Therefore, our enrollment closes on July 30th for all ages. Students wishing to transfer from an- other school are accepted into the appropriate level classes throughout the year. However, we strongly dis- courage late enrollment; parents are urged to give their child the full benefit of proper training by planning ahead and enrolling before the school year begins. It is frustrating and physically difficult for a child to come into a class where the other students have already mastered certain skills while they try to catch up. Training for a dance discipline has many similarities to academic and athletic training. Skills must be built incrementally, and the more time devoted to study, the higher the level of learning. For instance, if a child devotes only one hour per week to learning mathematics, it will take far longer to reach Algebra I than if that same child devotes one hour every day to studying mathematics. If the child studies year around instead of taking all summer off each year, they will be ready for Algebra I before most of their classmates. Children with a natural aptitude for mathematics will also achieve a higher skill level faster and with greater ease than some others. And no child, no matter how great the natural aptitude and talent, can master long division until they have mastered addition, subtraction, and multiplication. The same holds true for dance; you must start at the beginning, attend classes faithfully, and work to master the skills as they are introduced. Each skill builds muscle memory and the proper bodily strength to take a student to the next, more difficult dance movement. This is a constant process over a number of years. It is important for par- ents to understand each student progresses through dance education at his / her own pace. This means a student will not necessarily move to the next level each year, as any number of factors affect the learning of a physical skill like dance. It is of paramount importance that a student is placed in a level appropriate to his / her age and physical strength. A student who is advanced a level before being fully ready will miss valuable training, struggle in the next level, and face an increased risk of injury during that struggle. A student may need to repeat a level because of a growth spurt that kept them from fully assimilating the physical tasks during the school year. Or perhaps a student had a medical problem, a prolonged illness, or an injury that meant they were not quite able to master all the physical requirements of the class that year because their body and health were at less than optimum physical levels. Dance training is an incremental building of physical skills that cannot be successfully short-circuited. To advance a student otherwise is akin to putting a math student into a class studying multiplication when that student has yet to master addition and subtraction. Because all classes have strictly enforced size limits, many are full before the school year be- gins, and have a waiting list. Our teaching staff will be happy to discuss proper class placement and avail- able classes when you enrol. All class placement is at the discretion of the Principal.