Student Rules & Regulations

Student Rules & Regulations

 

Please remember these guidelines are to ensure the safety of students, maintain a clean environment, and help the studio function in an efficient manner.  Above all, it will provide students with an unparalleled dancing education!

 

  1. After corresponding with us via email and registering, parents/ students are responsible for all payments of their accounts, and must acquaint themselves with the Terms and Conditions and General Rules prior to the student attending their first class.
  2. A registration fee will be required for all new students, and a re-registration fee will be required every year for returning students.
  3. In the event where the class fees are not paid on time, an email will be sent as a reminder to pay the invoiced bill. Should the person responsible for paying the bill not settle the account, the student will no longer be allowed to attend class and the account holder will be held responsible for the outstanding fees. A penalty fee will also be charged. Prices are subject to change as per the industry standard adjustments.
  4. All payments should be made by card, in cash or by means of direct deposit to the following Bank Account: (NO cheques will be accepted): Five6seven8 Dance Studio | FNB Business Cheque Account – 62456579568 | Branch Code – 250655 | Ref Inv number or Student Name
  5. Invoices for the next package will be sent out as soon as a package has expired or is close to expiring. If you will not be returning to Five6seven8 at the expiry of your package please inform us.
  6. Fees do not include exam and competition registration and entry fees. Five6seven8 class fees are strictly payable in advance – you will need to pay before a class is conducted. If you do not abide by this, classes will be cancelled and you will still be liable for outstanding class fees.
  7. Five6seven8 Dance Studio does not accept responsibility, direct or indirect, and will not be held liable for any accident or death, injuries, illness, damage and/or losses suffered by you and/or the student during dance lessons, rehearsals, performances, functions, outings and tours and you hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless Five6seven8 Dance Studios and its employees in the event of any such occurrences.
  8. There will be no refunds for any classes or packages bought.
  9. Students must please vacate the dance floor as soon as classes end, to accommodate the next class.
  10. Five6seven8 will not be responsible for students outside of class times. We highly encourage parents or guardians to walk children in and out of the studio.  No children should leave the studio without a parent or guardian. Students should not wait outside!  We are very sensitive to our student’s safety however, we are not responsible for students before or after their class time.
  11. All Costumes rented from Five6seven8 Dance Studio must be returned in good condition after each performance. Failure to do so will result in a penalty fee.
  12. Schedules could change due to attendance and teacher schedules, etc. Notice will be given via email or whatsapp groups.
  13. Private Lessons are to be cancelled 5 hours in advance. Saturday lesson cancellations are to happen no later than the Friday by 20h00. If the lesson is not cancelled within this time frame it will be forfeited and not rescheduled. Unforeseen circumstances such as family and personal emergencies are exempt from this rule.
  14. Five6seven8 Dance Studio will hold within its sole discretion the final say as to the suitability of a student to be entered for examinations, competitions and/or shows/concerts and may, at its sole and exclusive discretion, withdraw or hold back from any such specified events, any student who in the opinion of Five6seven8 Dance Studio, appears to be inadequately prepared due to poor attendance and/or performance.
  15. Under no circumstances may lesson changes be discussed with your teacher. If a lesson change is discussed with the teacher and not with any of the studio admin staff, Five6seven8 will not take responsibility for the lesson change not being effective. Please only discuss with the admin staff – they will inform the teacher of the changes.
  16. There is to be no teacher-student fraternization, this encompasses relationships that go beyond the normal scope of teacher-student interactions. The problems typically creep in when the fraternization occurs between a studio employee and client, whether the relationship is romantic in nature or simply a strong friendship.
  17. Under no circumstances, may the choreography of the routine be changed by either the student, parent or guardian. If this matter occurs, the student will no longer be allowed to enter competitions under the studio’s name.
  18. In the case where the student has been absent from class 4 times in 2 months before the event, he/she will no longer be allowed to take part in the showcase events or exam.
  19. Family members are invited to come and observe the student’s progress by sitting in on the class once every two months. The studio will communicate dates to parents. No more than 1 family member is allowed in.

NO spectators ARE ALLOWED TO SIT IN AT ANY OF THE CLASSES other than mentioned above. This rule there to minimise lesson disruptions and allows the students to focus on their class.

  1. The whatsapp groups are only for class and studio information and not for chatting.
  2. Any videos that are shared on whatsapp groups are purely for practice purposes and are not to be shared onto any social media platform. This is infringing on the rights of the people in the video and the teacher’s choreography. You will be removed from the Whatsapp group.
  3. It is compulsory that you check in for every class you attend – if you experience any problems with Zen Planner, please address it with reception. If you do not check in for Themed Socials, you will not be considered as having attended and  you will not move up on our loyalty programme.  
  4. Students who feel ill, have a cold, flu or fever, or are exhibiting “contagious” symptoms should notify studio admin and stay home and rest.
  5. We always strive for our group classes to have a large amount of people, but sometimes this is not always the case, because of this group classes will work as follows:
  • 1 person – 30 mins
  • 2-3 people – 45 mins
  • 4 or more people – 1 hour
  1. Group Class packages work as follows:
  • 4 Class Cards: 4 Classes – 6 weeks to do all classes.
  • 8 Class Cards: 8 Classes – 12 weeks to do all classes.
  • 12 Class Cards (do more than 2 dance styles): 12 Classes – 8 weeks to do all classes.
  • 16 Class Cards (do more than 2 dance styles): 16 Classes – 8 weeks to do all classes.
  • Failure to attend the classes as stipulated above may result in forfeiting those classes.
  1. Packages are only placed on hold if a serious injury has occurred and accompanied with doctor or physiotherapist letter.
  1. Private Lessons work as follows:
  • Catch ups must be done within the month of cancelled class.
  • Catch up classes cannot be deducted from next month’s payment.
  1. Five6seven8 resolves the right to add or change any rule at any time without prior notice. However, we will endeavour to inform the students of any such additions/amendments in a timely manner.