Safety

There are a number of dimensions of safety. The psychological dimension is concerned with the emotional health and wellbeing of students, such as creating an environment that is nurturing and supportive. The physical aspect of safety addresses such things as properly equipped classrooms and correct anatomical instruction of technique along with injury prevention.

  • Dance 3D endeavours to build trusting relationships between students, teachers and parents by encouraging good communication and respect between all parties.
  • It is essential that all teachers and staff share the same work ethic, principles and values in order to create a nurturing environment for students.
  • It is vital that we consider current research around Safe Dance Principles to ensure students are allowed to physically develop prior to completing skills that may hinder growth or development.
  • Stretching and warm ups are included in each class to allow Safe Dance Principles to be adhered to.
  • Foundation and developmental movements are taught and mastered before students are able to move safely to the next level of work. Parents and teachers communicate openly around this to assist with injury prevention or long term physical concerns.
  • There is a focus on building the self-esteem and emotional wellbeing of the students and emphasise a balanced approach to training.
  • Our teachers all have a current “working with children” check and hold current First Aid Certificates.

Fees Policy

  • Fees are payable on or before the first class of the term. If payments are not made in advance or prior to the commencement of class, your child may not be able to participate in class until all monies due are paid in full.
  • Overdue accounts with the exception of those with payment schedules will be charged an additional 10% if not paid within three weeks of the start of term. This fee will also be added to the whole account if scheduled payments aren’t met.
  • If parents have difficulty paying fees, please email or hand a note to reception to discuss financial arrangements prior to due payments.
  • No refund or credit is given for missed classes (extreme medical conditions considered).
  • There are no refunds for costume fees once costumes are ordered.
  • Where a student wished to withdraw from a class or from Dance3D entirely, written notice is required and there will be no refunds or credits for withdrawal from classes. Classes are invoiced by the term.
  • All fees are inclusive of GST.
  • Fees are advertised in the Dance 3D information packs and are invoiced by the term.
  • Term fees or part thereof are non–refundable after week four of any term. If a student withdraws after week four and has not paid their term fees they will still be liable for the terms fees
  • Fees are not refundable nor transferable between students, family member, classes or terms.
  • Multiple class discounts are available and can be viewed in the Information packs.
  • Payments can be made using eftpos, credit card, bank transfer or cash.
  • Where an invoice is 7 days overdue, the student will not be able to participate in classes. Their position in a class will be held for 2 weeks only.

Complaints Policy

  • We appreciate sometimes parents need to talk to teachers about their children but this may not be during class time. Please make a time outside class time when the teachers are free.
  • If your query about your child is lengthy or of a private nature please arrange to make an appointment with Heidi & your teacher. Requests can be made by emailing or phoning the studio. Please advise if you need a specific teacher/coach at the meeting.
  • All complaints and queries will be dealt with promptly, seriously and with sensitivity and remain confidential.
  • Teachers are not available during or in-between class time to discuss matters or answer queries.

Student Rules

  • Please put all rubbish in the bin
  • Remember to take your belongings home with you after class
  • Ballet Barres are not for swinging on, they might break, or you might get hurt
  • Hands off all items that do not belong to you, this includes ipads, stereos, props and other students
  • Food must stay in the waiting area or kitchen, not in the studios
  • Show respect and care for studio equipment and facilities
  • Wear correct uniform with your hair done appropriately
  • Raise your hand if you wish to say something and remember your ‘please’ and ‘thank you’
  • Ask the teacher before you leave the room or get a drink
  • Be friendly and supportive to each other and include everyone
  • Take on corrections with positivity
  • Honour prior commitments made to the studio by attending classes, rehearsals and performances above other social events
  • Ask for help if you need it – we are here for you

Parent/Guardian Rules

  • Show respect for teachers, students and other parents/caregivers
  • Take responsibility to read email updates and keep up-to-date with current activities and important information
  • Ensure siblings are supervised at all times and the waiting areas are left tidy
  • Refrain from entering either dance studio unless invited by a teacher (this includes studios not in use and extends to siblings)
  • Ensure all contact is made in person, by phone or email and limit direct communication with staff via personal email, text, phone or social media
  • Please note that once the class is finished, it is the responsibility of the parent to supervise their child. Children must not be dropped off early and left alone. A baby-sitting fee of $5 will be charged to the term account for every 10 minute interval a student is not collected after the last class of the day.
  • Important information, invoices and newsletters will be emailed to the parent, at the provided email address and it is the responsibility of at least one parent/guardian to read newsletters and emails that are sent from Dance 3D, to keep informed.

Class placement decisions are derived from many years of teaching experience. Often a child is placed in a particular group or class where he or she will feel confident, in order to promote the development of self-esteem. Some students who are placed in a higher level become discouraged, only to lose their passion for dance. Others respond to the challenge of being in a class with students who are more proficient by pushing themselves to work harder. Placement is highly individual and the factors that go into the decision are complex. Teachers work together with students and parents to make this decision and it is not a matter to be taken lightly. Please understand that the team at Dance3D are here to best support your child’s personal development in dance.

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