Terms and Conditions
Assumption of Risk
Dance is a physical activity and the teacher or teaching assistant may have to assist your child's understanding of action, posture or position by physical contact (e.g. holding hands in a circle, lifting, correcting posture). You consent employees, sub-contractors, contractors and directors of Brisbane Dance Theatre having contact with your child in this regard.
You consent employees, sub-contractors, contractors and directors of Brisbane Dance Theatre taking your child to the toilet during class if your child requires using the toilet.
I, the minor's parent or legal guardian, understand the nature of the activities my child will be involved in at Brisbane Dance Theatre, and the minor's experience and capabilities, and believe the minor to be qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in such activities.
Brisbane Dance Theatre is committed to reducing our environmental impact and will therefore be emailing invoices, newsletters and notices to the email address provided on your enrolment form unless a request is submitted for a paper invoice by emailing email@example.com
It is the parents’ responsibility to read all emails, newsletters and invoices sent by Brisbane Dance Theatre on a regular basis and to keep us informed of any changes to contact details such as email addresses and phone numbers.
Term Fees are set regardless of shorter/longer terms or Public Holidays.
Invoices will be issued at the beginning of each term and are payable within 14 days of issue. A late payment fee of $25 will be applied to all accounts if not paid by the due date stated on the invoice. Payment details are listed on the bottom of your invoice.
All fees are non-refundable, and all dance related costs remain the responsibility of the family.
No discounts or credits are given for missed classes for any reason (prior arrangements may be made at the discretion of Brisbane Dance Theatre for exceptional cases, such as serious illness). Brisbane Dance Theatre offers make-up classes (subject to availability) for lessons missed due to illness or holidays. These classes are to be arranged with Brisbane Dance Theatre and attended within the same term as the absence.
Uniform fees are an additional expense to class fees and must be purchased at Brisbane Dance Theatre. Uniforms are compulsory for ALL classes and appropriate footwear must be worn at all times, please refer to the uniform requirements on the Brisbane Dance Theatre website.
An Annual Registration (membership) fee of $45.50 for a Single Membership and $79.50 for Family Membership will be charged with your first term of fees. Please note TipToe students are exempt from this fee. Annual Fees help cover music licenses, public liability, work cover and insurances needed to keep your children safe.
Enrolments will be automatically rolled over for each new term during the year. 2 weeks notice is required for withdrawing from classes prior to the new term commencing otherwise a full terms fees are payable. Notification of cancellation must be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If a cancellation of enrolment is made mid-term for a child involved in an eisteddfod group, you will forfeit all fees, as this is a yearly commitment.
Payment plans can be entered into with Brisbane Dance Theatre for families with invoices over $300 per term.
Brisbane Dance Theatre holds an annual concert for all students not in our TipToe Program. These concerts hold additional costs for costumes, uniforms and in some cases extra rehearsals, that are to be paid for by the family on top of regular Term Fees.
Brisbane Dance Theatre reserves the right to cancel or change the timetable and price structure at any point in time.
Private Lesson Cancellation – Brisbane Dance Theatre requires 24 hours notice prior to your scheduled lesson time, or the full lesson rate will be charged.
Working with Children Policy
All employees, sub-contractors, contractors and directors of Brisbane Dance Theatre have a Working with Children Blue Card as required by relevant legislation.
Medical Emergency Policy
In any event of an accident or emergency I hereby authorise my child to be transported to a hospital for medical treatment and I hold Brisbane Dance Theatre and its representatives harmless in the execution of such. Additionally, I hereby agree to individually provide for all medical expenses which may be incurred by me or my child(ren) as a result of any injury sustained while participating at or for Brisbane Dance Theatre.
TipToe Ducklings & Tulips students are exempt from our Concert Policies as they do not perform in the end of year concert.
It is encouraged that all students take part in the end of year concert, although it is not compulsory.
Each student participating in the end of year concert MUST attend the Dress Rehearsal and Stage Rehearsal. Students who are not available on these days for any reason will not be permitted to perform in the concert.
Parents are not permitted backstage without a backstage pass (for volunteers only) or a blue card.
Brisbane Dance Theatre (BDT) loves teaching children. We are a small business and rely heavily on our families' commitment to the school. We trust parents will honour their commitment to Brisbane Dance Theatre and pay all costs incurred. We therefore ask parents and students to abide by the studio policies set out below. Please review and agree to our studio policies:
Parking - we have designated parking spots; all other parking belongs to neighbouring businesses and are not available for use. Please park in our designated parking spots or find a park on the street.
Please help us develop children who are courteous to their friends and show respect to their elders. We are a Bully-Free school. The director of Brisbane Dance Theatre and the parents of the children involved will deal with any issues of this nature.
Students will be supervised at all times during their classes; it is the responsibility of parents/guardians to promptly collect their child from the waiting area after class. If a parent is running late we ask that you contact the school via phone or text message, so we can ensure your child is supervised.
Children are required to wear their uniform to ALL classes except during dress up week. Uniforms in dance classes assist in building rapport and pride.
No food, chewing gum or drinks will be permitted in the studios however children will be given water breaks when necessary as hydration is essential.
Only proper dance shoes with soft soles are to be worn on our studio floors. Our floor is sacred to us so please respect them by removing your shoes at the door.
In order to maintain dancer concentration and focus, we do not allow parents to watch classes and kindly ask that you do not enter the studio while classes are in progress (exceptions can be made for some first timers). We open classes up for parents to join us in the last week of Terms 1, 2 and 3 to see the progress their child is making. In Term 4 families can watch their children at our end of year concert as we like to keep these dances a surprise.
All choreography taught by Brisbane Dance Theatre teachers’ remains the property of Brisbane Dance Theatre and/or its teachers. It may not be used without the specific permission of Brisbane Dance Theatre and/or its teachers.
Please be careful with any valuable items brought to Brisbane Dance Theatre, loss of any valuables are not the responsibility of Brisbane Dance Theatre.
Mobile phones are not permitted in classes.
Brisbane Dance Theatre's aim is to provide a comfortable environment for our students to learn, grow and enjoy dance. A change room, homework area, bathrooms and waiting area is provided and it is expected that student's respect these areas and keep them tidy for the use of all students.
Photography & Film Policy
On occasion we love to take photos and videos of our classes in action. Some of these pictures/videos are only for our personal use, such as putting a picture next to your name in our computer system. Most excitingly, some pictures/videos will be used for publicity and advertising, such as newspaper articles and flyers. If you DO NOT wish to have your child photographed and/or videoed, please let us know by emailing: email@example.com, and specify whether this applies to all or only some photographic/video uses. We absolutely understand this may be the case, but please be aware that if your child cannot be photographed/filmed, he or she will either need to be blanked from photos, or taken to one side as photographs or filming are taken.
For more information, you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org