Terms & Conditions
Terms and Conditions of Enrolment
- All Term Fees are due on or before 1st class of term.
- All fees are non-refundable.
- A late fee of 10% will be charged on accounts 14 days overdue unless prior arrangements have been made. Any costs of debt recovery action must be borne by the parents.
- Please note that the NSW International Ballet Academy reserves the right to amend classes and class times whenever necessary.
- One terms notice must be given in writing if discontinuing at the Academy, otherwise term fees will still be applicable for the following term.
- A minimum of 24 hours notice is required to cancel a private lesson. Lessons not cancelled appropriately will be charged at usual rates.
- Private lesson payments must be made on or before the day of the lesson. Any lessons needing to be invoiced will automatically incur a 10% administration charge.
- It is the Academy’s policy that if a student is carrying an injury they are still required to observe all classes.
- Please notify the Academy if a Student will be absent from classes.
Teaching classical ballet is a physical activity and appropriate physical contact between students and teachers in class is essential to ballet training. Teachers can make physical contact with a student to illustrate a concept or to adjust a student’s alignment (especially with the younger students). Ballet posture often requires adjusting the rib-cage and the buttock area simultaneously and it is sometimes necessary to touch the inner thigh, especially with younger students. In pas de deux classes, teachers will demonstrate with students in ways which will involve supporting and lifting.
In choreographic teaching, teachers demonstrate positions and movements to the students by moving parts of the students’ bodies and by moving dancers in relation to each other: this often involves a considerable amount of contact with students.
The NSW International Ballet Academy recognises that such physical contact is a potentially complex area, and the Academy also fully recognises its responsibilities for safeguarding students and teachers and for protecting their welfare. The following principles and procedures are in place to fulfil the Academy’s obligations:
a) Contact by the teacher is made with particular awareness of the needs of each individual, to assist the dancer in correcting placement;
b) All teachers will treat any physical contact with due sensitivity and care, and with due regard for the wishes of the student;
c) Contact will not involve force or the use of any instrument;
d) Teachers will be mindful of location and avoid situations where they are isolated with a student; all classes are held in studios and dance areas with windows;
e) Both students and teachers should feel free to report any concerns to the Executive Director.