To register for an account at BDA you must be over 16. Please be aware of the registration fee required to enrol a student into a class. It is $50 for the first student, $25 for the second, and free for any additional students after that. This fee is charged annually, and is non-refundable. The payment method in the portal is via PayPal, however, you can also pay at our office with cash or EFTPOS.
Our Agreement With You: As an enrolled student of Bundaberg Dance Academy (BDA) these terms and conditions form the basis of your agreement with BDA.
Refunds, Discounts and Credits: No refunds, discounts or credits are given for missed classes unless discussed and approved with the principal before missing the class.
Class Procedure: BDA request that young children are taken to the toilet before their class commences to avoid disruption to the classes. Please be punctual in arrival and ensure your child is collected on time as BDA is not responsible for the safety of children outside their class times. It is the parent’s responsibility to talk with and educate their children on the dangers of talking to strangers and leaving the premises unattended. BDA cannot be responsible for students on the premises outside of their scheduled class times. If your child/children are on BDA premises and are approached by a stranger they are to report it to a BDA staff member straight away. BDA reserves the right to exclude students and parents whose behaviour is disruptive or abusive. This includes viewing or participating parents who talk throughout the lesson.
Costs: The enrolment fee is $50 for the first student, $25 for the second, and free for any students thereafter. This fee is non-refundable. Fees for lessons are charged by the term. Once a student has been enrolled and a spot secured in the class, you are responsible for and agree to pay all fees incurred for the entire term, even if the student withdraws from BDA or does not complete the term for any reason. Students who enrol mid-term will be charged on a pro-rata basis. Overdue invoices will incur a late fee of $22.00, if the invoice remains unpaid over subsequent terms it will continue to incur $22.00 per term thereafter. If BDA deem it necessary to recover this debt via a collection service, you will be responsible for all additional costs involved in the process. If you have an outstanding balance from previous terms you will not be permitted to resume dance in the following term. Once your account is up to date, you will be permitted to continue classes, however the full term fee will still be payable regardless of how many classes are missed. Sibling discounts and multi class discounts are available, for more information regarding this, please talk to Peta. Students are encouraged to participate in exams (optional), presentations (optional) and annual concerts (compulsory), all of which will incur some additional charges. These may include exam fees, extra rehearsal fees, annual concert package, costume hire, make-up, concert ticket purchase, photograph purchase (optional). Please feel free to talk with Peta about what to expect financially if you chose to participate in additional activities. BDA reserves the right to cancel or change the timetable and price structure at any point in time. Term length varies during the year, some will have more or less days than others due to public holidays, exams, concert rehearsals, etc (During exam days, all normal classes will be cancelled, during concert week there will be extra rehearsals). The term fee will remain the same regardless of amount of days in a term. Prices are strictly calculated based on a whole term and not days within that term.
Communications: BDA will communicate with you primarily by email and you consent to receive information from BDA via email. BDA will not provide your details to any other company, entity or organisation unless consented to by you and all information will be kept by BDA in accordance with The Privacy Act. BDA will use its best endeavours to ensure that all communications are virus free, however, BDA is not responsible for any loss of damage suffered by you in the event that a virus or like issue is transmitted unknowingly by BDA.
Working with Children: All employees or directors of BDA have a current Blue Card as required by relevant legislation from time to time.
Video and Photography: Photographing and/or videoing any class is prohibited. By enrolling with BDA you consent that photographs and video taken of you (or your child), while on BDA premises or at BDA events can be used on BDA marketing materials, including but not limited to the website, Facebook, business cards, brochures and posters. At times photos may be available to purchase of your child. These photos may be used for personal publication as desired, however BDA retains the right to prohibit publication for any reason deemed valid. They may not be used in any way that is slanderous or damaging to BDA or those represented in the photographs. Videos and/or DVDs will be distributed from time to time. These may not be reproduced, copied or published in any way without permission from BDA.
Consent: Dance is a physical activity and the teacher or teaching assistant may have to assist you or your child's understanding of an action, posture or position by physical contact eg. holding hands in a circle; lifting, correcting posture. You consent to employees, sub-contractors, contractors and directors of BDA having contact with your child in this regard. Should your child hurt his/herself you consent to employees, sub-contractors, contractors and directors of BDA to attend to your child whilst BDA wait for the nominated guardian to take over. Your child's enrolment into a BDA class is voluntary and participation in the class and the activities involve possible risks of injury. You assume these risks for you or your child(ren).
For more information regarding our policies, procedures and activities please refer to the information booklet available on request.
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