TERMS AND CONDITIONS

FEES AND PAYMENTS


  • Fees at Off Centre Dance Co are considered as “Instalments”. Each enrolment year consists of 12 equal instalments which are direct debited monthly. The yearly enrolment period is from February 2019-January 2020.

  • Students MUST be enrolled in direct debit to take lessons at Off Centre Dance Co - Monthly instalment fees will be debited from your nominated account or credit card on the 15th of the month. These fees will then be scheduled to be direct debited from your nominated account or credit card by Ezidebit.

  • As fees are charged mid month, you are paying for 2 weeks in arrears and 2 weeks in advance.

  • No refunds will be issued under any circumstances aside from our money back guarantee.

  • Fees must be paid regardless of attendance.

  • Patrons must agree to pay the amount of all owing invoices for classes taken or agreed to take as per these terms and conditions. Failure to honour payment will result in debt recovery proceedings at your expense.

  • For students that start mid month, instalment fees for that month will be charged pro-rata for the amount of days into that instalment period so you are always ahead. This will mean your first debit may be different from expected however the second debit will be as normal.

  • In the unfortunate event that a direct debit attempt fails a $15 dishonour fee will be added to your account.

  • Your monthly instalment fee takes into account weeks where lessons do not occur (i.e school holidays) - spreading equal payments over 12 months is designed to keep your monthly instalment fee as low as possible.

  • Accounts that are overdue by 21 days will start to incur the following late fees: 10% for amounts outstanding 21 days past the due date and then an additional 10% for amounts outstanding 30 days past the due date. An additional 10% will then be added every 30 days outstanding from then on.

  • As packages are inclusive of extras which are paid off over the course of the year - A catch up fee may be required when enrolling into lessons after the beginning of the year. These fees range from $20-$30 per month depending on package type. Catchup Fees can either be paid in a lump sum or added to your monthly amount and paid off over the course of the calendar year.


TAKING LESSONS


  • Students must be ready to enter class on time. It is advised to arrive approximately 10 minutes before your allocated class time.

  • No Dangly earrings, watches, bracelets, necklaces or large rings are to be worn to classes, as they are potentially dangerous and distracting.

  • All students will require uniform that is to be worn to lessons. Please see the uniform page on our website for all requirements.

  • In the event that classes are rehearsing older routines, newer students may not be featured in performances until they have caught up and are at the performance level of the rest of the class.

  • All students should be picked up promptly at the end of their class, failure to collect students in a timely manner may result in an extra charge for supervision at the discretion of the studio. Fee for minding is to cover the cost of paying for the teachers time to potentially stay back and supervise.

  • Photographs and videos taken of students in classes may be used for advertisements and promotional use. Parents that do not wish for their child to be featured must express this in writing to accounts@offcentredanceco.com.au prior to lessons commencing. Students who are not allowed to be photographed or videoed may miss out on performance opportunities.

  • Off Centre Dance Co owns all copyright for dance routines taught at the studio. All routines remain the property of Off Centre Dance Co and may not be reproduced or performed outside the studio, unless prior written permission has been given. Students are encouraged to enter talent quests on a personal level however routines taught at Off Centre Dance Co are not permitted for use in such shows. All routines shared on social media must have Off Centre Dance Co tagged and credited for the routine or you will be instructed to remove it immediately.


COMMITTMENT & CANCELLATIONS


  • By enrolling into a lesson you are reserving the teachers time for that lesson. It is an expectation of Off Centre Dance Co that you attend all lessons.

  • All classes are locked in for the remainder of the year. If you wish to cancel your subscription before the final instalment payment in January 2020 please let us know by emailing accounts@offcentredanceco.com.au - There is a cancellation/early exit fee charged at the rate of 1 instalment (your monthly debit amount) assigned to all cancellations outside of our guarantee period. You do not have to provide advanced notice. Once you have notified of cancellation, you will be charged the exit fee and will no longer be registered as a student of Off Centre Dance Co.

  • Students that will be absent due to sickness or any other reasons must notify the studio of their non-attendance by calling (02) 4577 9557. In the case of private lessons, if a student does not show up for a class or does not notify the teacher/studio at least 1 hour prior to the start of a private lesson, the full cost of the lesson must be paid to the studio.

  • In the event that a student leaves the studio, all inclusions of packages that have not been received are forfeited. No refunds will be issued for inclusions that have not been received due to a resignation from the studio.

  • If you choose to be an Off Centre Dance Co student you are required to not take classes at any other dance studio. With the exception of approved workshops.


GENERAL STUDIO RULES & HOUSEKEEPING

  • Parents are not permitted to enter classrooms unless invited. Please wait in the parents waiting room or outside the studio for classes to be over. We also ask for no one to wait in the reception whilst classes are running as this is a distraction for our staff and students using the area.

  • Although all due care is taken with all of our students, we do not take responsibility for students whilst they are not in class. If your child has a break between classes, it is ultimately the parents responsibility to supervise children if it is required.

  • Students are not to play outside the studio buildings at any time, this includes any of the car park and driveway areas surrounding the studio. Please take care whilst you are driving in the surroundings of the premises

  • Siblings of Off Centre Dance Co students, who do not take classes, are not to be left unsupervised at any time in the studio.

  • Off Centre Dance Co is a drug and alcohol free zone. Anyone who is found to be under the influence or have these in their possession will be asked to leave.

  • No responsibility will be taken for any lost items or injuries whilst at the studio.

  • Parking within the studio parking lot is reserved for staff only. This is to keep the driveway as clear as possible for the safety of all students. Parents picking up and dropping off students must not use the drive way.

  • All studio provided ammenities must be kept in a clean and orderly fashion.

  • Young children must be supervised at all times while using the waiting room or bathrooms.


Our Terms And Conditions were updated on September 7th 2019