Terms and Conditions

Fees and Payment

An annual registration fee of $30 per student applies to cover administration, insurance and music licensing costs. This must be paid on commencement of classes and is valid until the end of the calendar year. All fees (registration and tuition) are due before you start your first class. Accounts not paid within the first week of term will incur a $25 administration fee for late payment of account and are payable immediately. Any eligible discounts will also be removed from the account. If full tuition AND late fee is not paid within 30 days of the due date (first class of term), then class restrictions will apply. Private tuition fees must be paid at least 24 hours prior to the first scheduled lesson in order to confirm the booking. Any changes made to private lesson bookings must be advised with at least 24 hours’ notice (in writing via email to dance@waps.com.au or phone (08) 9388 6970 to advise reception staff), otherwise full payment will still apply for the lesson. Accounts not settled within a reasonable timeframe will be forwarded to a collection agency. All costs incurred with collection agencies are payable to the account holder.

Refunds are not available. A credit may be allowed under exceptional circumstances, but must be approved and signed off by management prior to processing. If you have any difficulty paying your fees by due dates, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss.

General Class Etiquette

  1. Please give the studio a call or quick email or SMS if you are planning to be absent.

  2. If you have an injury, you (or your parent/guardian if applicable) must let your teacher know before class. Any injury incurred on our premises must be reported immediately so that urgent medical attention can be sought if necessary.

  3. Classes will start on time and will not wait for latecomers. Students are welcome to arrive 10-15 minutes before class to stretch by themselves and ensure they are ready to join in on time.

  4. Please name all of your belongings. Lost property will be kept at the studio for 2 weeks and will then be discarded if unnamed and unclaimed.

  5. Any changes to class enrolments and personal details must be advised to reception in writing via email to dance@waps.com.au. Teachers are subject to change at any time at the discretion of The WA Performance School (WAPS).

  6. Please refrain from attending class if you are sick or unwell. Staff reserve the right to exclude students from class activities if they are deemed too unwell to participate without potentially causing harm or illness to themselves or other students or staff.

It is assumed that all students in group classes will continue to attend their same classes each term. If this is not the case, please advise the studio in writing.

Supervision

WAPS supervises all enrolled students during classes and WAPS-planned activities and rehearsals. WAPS cannot accept responsibility for supervising students outside of these hours. If you are running late to pick up your child please call our reception staff to let us know so that we can supervise your child until you arrive. We strongly recommend that parents collect their children in the studio and all young students are instructed by families to wait in the waiting areas next to the studio for collection, rather than outside in public areas or car parks. Children are encouraged to ask their teacher or a reception staff member for assistance if their parent is late collecting them.

Re-enrolment

Term to term re-enrolment in group classes at WAPS is automatic. Students will be automatically re-enrolled into the same classes as the previous term, with an account statement and enrolment summary sent out during the school holidays to confirm. If you do not wish to be re-enrolled, or want to make changes to your classes, you must advise management in writing via email to dance@waps.com.au.

Private students may be required to confirm their attendance term-by-term in order to secure their preferred day and timeslot. Re-enrolment from one year to the next is not automatic and must be completed by the student once the next year’s timetable is released.

Choreography and Copyright

All performance routines choreographed and rehearsed at WAPS remain the intellectual property of WAPS. Permission must be sought and given by management in writing in order to perform choreography outside the school, which may incur a fee. Under Australian Copyright Laws, using any choreography or part thereof without written permission is strictly forbidden.

Liability, Damage & Personal Injury

Despite WAPS taking full precautions and protective measures, accidents and injuries may occur. By enrolling into WAPS, the student/parent/guardian (you) assumes all risks related to the use of any and all spaces at WAPS. You agree to release and hold harmless WAPS including its teachers, members, staff members, and facilities used by WAPS from any cause of action, claims, damages, or demands now and in the future. You will not hold WAPS liable for any injury or any personal property damage, which may occur on the premises before, during or after classes. Furthermore, you agree to ensure that you or your child obey(s) the class, its rules, safety procedures, and facility policies. Students rehearse and perform at their own risk. In the event that you should observe any unsafe conduct or conditions before, during or after you or your child’s classes, you agree to report the unsafe conduct or conditions to the instructor or staff member as soon as possible.

Media Release

Permission is granted to use the performer’s name, photographic and video images on WAPS website, brochures, newsletters, newspaper advertisements, and any other promotional material, where the image or footage is taken as a result of a school related event or activity.

Concert

Participating in external performances, including the end of year concert incurs concert fees and will require additional rehearsals. Students are required to be at all rehearsals outlined in the Concert Information Packs in order to participate in the concert. Advice reception via email to dance@waps.com.au if you know you will not be able to perform.