Helen Clark School of Dancing - Fee Policy


Jul 06, 2022 12:24 PM



FEE POLICY

1. 2022 FEE STRUCTURE

All fees are billed per term. All fees (as set out below) include GST.

Dance Fees:
    • Tiny Twinkles: $90
    • 1 Class: $150
    • 2 Classes: $280
    • 3 Classes: $390
    • 4 Classes: $480
    • 5/more Classes: $550
Family Discounts: 2nd child in the family receives a 50% discount, 3 or more children in the family are free.

Acrobatic Fees:
    • $16.50 per class / $165 per 10 week term.
    • No family discounts, or other discounts, apply.

2. ANNUAL FEES

The following Annual Fees, are payable per child (all fees include GST):

Registration Fee of $15 (payable in Term 1 or upon enrolling)

Insurance Fee of $16.50 (payable Term 3)

Concert / Breakup Fee of $40 (payable Term 4): This fee is designed to contribute towards the costs of - hall hire for the concert rehearsal/s, the concert, end of year trophies and the breakup.

Eisteddfods/performance fee: $50 per family: This fee covers the costs of the administrative work associated with sourcing costumes, washing & mending costumes each year, organizing and running eisteddfods/performances.


3. OTHER EXPENSES

Group/Performance Classes: If you enroll in Group /Performance Classes there will be additional costume expenses and eisteddfod entry fees.

Annual Dance Examinations: If you choose to sit Annual Dance Examinations, there will be exam entry fees and associated expenses.


4. THINGS TO NOTE

• The Dance Fees for terms 1, 2, 3 and 4 are fixed per term and will be the same irrespective of the number of weeks in a term, public holidays etc.

• The fees include - Tuition fees during the school term, additional group practices in term 1 and additional group practices in the April School Holidays.


5. WHO IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE 1ST, 2ND, 3RD OR 4TH CHILD IN THE DISCOUNT POLICY?

• The 1st child is the child with the dearest dance fees;

• The 2nd child is the child with the second dearest dance fees; and

• The 3rd and 4th children are children with the cheapest dance fees.


6. WHAT IS A ‘CLASS’?

A ‘class’ is defined as any lesson (including a technique class, group/performance class and/or singing class) that is between 30 minutes - 1 hour in length.

If you have a class that is more than 1 hour in length (for example, a group class that goes for 1hr 30 minutes), that is counted as 2 classes when calculating your fees.

Please note: This definition does not apply to Tiny Twinkles (which has its own fee structure).


7. CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS:

Acrobatic Classes: If Helen Clark School of Dancing cancels one or more of your acrobatic classes, you will be entitled to a credit (or refund if specifically requested) per class cancelled (unless you attend a makeup lesson, where offered).

Dance Classes: If Helen Clark School of Dancing cancels one or more of your dance/singing classes, you will be entitled to a credit (or refund if specifically requested) per class cancelled, provided you meet the following criteria:
    1. Because of the cancellation, your total number of classes per week is 4 or less; and

    2. You did not attend a makeup lesson (if a makeup lesson was offered).
Note:

• If you are eligible for a refund/credit, it will be paid at an apportioned rate of your child’s fee per the fee structure. NOTE: There are no dance refunds available for the 3rd plus children in a family, as they do not pay dance fees.

• Amending the type of class (i.e. changing a class from a technique class into a group class) will not amount to a ‘cancellation’ unless your child no longer receives a benefit from that class and has been told not to attend that day.

• If you “change your mind” and/or pull out of 1 or more Dancing, Acrobatic or Singing classes part way through a term, you are not eligible for a credit/refund of the balance of your term fees. You enrol in classes, on a term to term basis, at your own risk.

Missed Classes:

• If you miss a lesson due to illness, school camps or other commitments, no refund/credit will be available.

• If you miss a series of lessons due to hospitalisation / serious illness (such as a broken leg etc), refunds/credits may be awarded at the discretion of the dancing school.

• Public holidays have been factored into the existing fee structure. Accordingly, no refunds will be awarded for public holidays.


8. TERM DATES

• Term 1 – 24/1/22-1/4/22
• Term 2 – 19/4/22-24/6/22
• Term 3 – 11/7/22-16/9/22
• Term 4 – 4/10/22-25/11/22