1. These terms and conditions and the enrolment form to which these terms and conditions are attached must be completed in full and returned to our offices.
In these terms and conditions any reference to:
2.1 “We”, “Us” or “Our” shall mean Dance Mouse, our employees and our agents.
2.2 “You” or “Your” shall mean the Dancer’s parents, the person indicated on the enrolment form as being responsible for payment and/or the person who has signed these terms and conditions.
2.3 “Dancer” shall mean the person indicated as the dancer on the Enrolment Form.
2.4 “Consumer Protection Act” shall mean the Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008.
3.1 This agreement is valid for the period as indicated below and will commence on date of first class attended of the agreement, subject to paragraph 3.
Year/s: _____ Term 1: Term 2: Term 3: Term 4: PRIVATE IS 3 TERMS PUBLIC IS 4 TERMS
4.1 You shall be liable for a non-refundable registration-.Once off!- SEE 4.4 FOR MORE DETAILS
4.2 We shall confirm the enrolment fee payable for the Dancer in writing prior to enrolment.
4.3 The registration fee is payable by all new students in advance and must be paid in full before the Dancer will be allowed to participate in the classes.
4.4 FEE STRUCTURE FOR PRIVATE AND PUBLIC PRE-PRIMARY AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS WILL BE INDICATED ON THE AREA WEBSITE- TERMLY FEES ARE INVOICED BUT
YOU CAN PAY MONTHLY IF YOU DIVIDE BY THE TERMS THAT THE SCHOOL RUNS. JUST DECEMBER’S YOU NEED TO SETTLE BY THE 10TH OF DECEMBER.
The Dance uniform can take up to 3-4 weeks for delivery depending on stock. It is the parents responsibility to contact the franchisee should they not receive the kit within one month after payment. Parents must receive a copy of the delivery note in the bag. Uniform packs will only be delivered once full payment of the invoice has been made. Dance uniform pricing is indicated via the website, via whatsapp or via email- UNIFORMS CATEGORIES ARE DELUXE & BASIC-BALLET IS DELUXE & BASIC ONLY! UNIFORM TO DANCE IS COMPULSORY.
UNIFORM SIZES ARE IN THE FOLLOWING AGES- 1-2, 2-3,3-4,5-6,7-8,9-10,11-12,13-14, SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE, EXTRA LARGE.
4.5 Fees are as follows and are subject to an annual increase of 10%: Fees for each term are payable in advance via EFT unless otherwise agreed with us.
4.7 You are required to furnish us with proof of payment via email or SMS, failing which we shall assume that payment has not been made.
5.1 We shall endeavour to provide the Dancer with exposure to the following dance training and dance forms: Depending on the choices of the majority of the class.
Ballet Basics, Modern Basics, Body Conditioning & Pilates technique training, Proprioception skills programme and Silk Training for strength and stretching.
5.2 We may also introduce the Dancer to the following dance genres:
Modern, Jazz, Afro-fusion, Freestyle, Hip Hop, Rock ‘n Roll, Latin American Basics, Disco, Break Dancing Basics, Tap and Cheerleading.
5.3 We shall teach the Dancer to protect, strengthen and stretch his/her body.
5.4 We shall strive to make the Dancer aware of his/her own body, its limitations and its strengths.
5.5 We shall provide the dancer with a wide platform for expression and development and encourage the Dancer to enjoy dance, and at the same time strengthen his/her body and in doing so prevent injuries.
5.6 We shall provide our instructors with continuous training and development and undertake to upgrade and improve the syllabus every alternate year.
5.7 You will be provided with at least one newsletter per term which will keep you informed about assessments and fun days.
5.9 We will correspond with you via email and in the event that you change your email address, it will be your responsibility to ensure that you provide us with an updated email address.
6. Service (Including Website, social media, popi)
6.1 DMC is not responsible for any orders taken outside the service that DM DANCE offers. ie: Dvd orders/photographs ordered at performances. This is at your own risk.
6.2 On signing this form you give permission at your own risk for your dancer/s to have photographs or be filmed for videos/TV or for our website & social media. On signing this form you give permission for us to enrol your dancer named on this form on our website. Consent is also then given to use parent and dancers name on the internet. When you enrol on- line you will receive a confirmation email.
6.3 Incorrect names on certificates will not be changed after the deadline date communicated on the website.
6.4 Dancers missing more than 5 lessons may not be able to participate in the showcase/festival.5
6.6 The DM Dance Midrand website may not phone friendly and computers need to be used to access the information correctly on the website.
7.1 In the event you breach any obligation under this agreement, and we deem it necessary to engage the services of a registered debt collector to recover any payments which may be due or payable, you shall be liable for:
4.1.1 Tracing agent fees (if required);
4.1.2 Fees, disbursements and expenses to which the debt collector is entitled in terms of the Debt Collectors Act;
4.1.3 Collection Commission in the amount of 10% on each instalment paid to the debt collector or paid directly to us following hand-over of the matter to the debt collector, provided that the collection commission charged shall not exceed the statutorily prescribed maximum amount.
7.2 In the event you breach any obligation under this agreement, and we deem it necessary to engage the services of an attorney to enforce our rights (including the right to receive payment), you shall be liable for:
7.2.1 Tracing agent fees (if required);
7.2.2 The attorney’s costs on an attorney and own client scale;
7.2.3 Collection Commission in the amount of 10% on each instalment paid to the attorney or paid directly to us following hand-over of the matter to the attorney, provided that the collection commission charged shall not exceed the statutorily prescribed maximum amount.
7.3 Our attorney or debt collector (as the case may be) shall on receiving a payment from you, have the right to allocate such payment firstly towards disbursements incurred by the attorney or debt collector, secondly towards fees to which the attorney or debt collector is legally entitled, thirdly towards interest due to us and finally towards the capital amount due to us.
8.1 You consent to the jurisdiction of the Magistrate’s Court in respect of any action or proceedings which may be brought against us or you; provided that either party shall be entitled to bring any proceedings in the High Court where such proceedings would, but for this consent, fall outside the jurisdiction of the Magistrate’s Court.
9.1 In the event that you fail to make payment before the start of the term and we enforce this agreement, you shall be liable for a R130.00 administration fee and you will also be charged interest at a rate of 15.5% per year on all fees which are paid after the start of the term.
9.2 I understand that I am fully responsible for my account. I understand that I am given 30 days in which to settle my account.
9.3 Please note that if payment is not made within 90 days, the account will be handed over to our attorneys for collections
9.4 You will be held liable to pay any collection and/or attorney fees on the Attorney Own Client scale.
9.5. A dancer may not continue into the next term if fees for the previous term have not been paid, unless a written arrangement has been made between yourselves and DM DANCE.CO.
9.6. Fees not paid within the first month of the term dancers will not be permitted to continue lessons until fees are paid and up to date
10.1 You understand that the Dancer may be required to physically exert himself/herself.
10.2 You understand that due to the nature thereof, injuries may occur and may vary from being minor to being fatal.
10.3 You are aware that the following specific injuries are not uncommon to persons who participate in dancing professionally or recreationally: A stoppage of breathing; spine and neck injuries (either of which could result in paralysis); heart failure; broken bones; heat stroke; heat cramp; heat exhaustion; a stroke; bleeding; convulsion; unconsciousness; abrasions; fainting; sudden illness; cramps.
10.4 You understand that this list of injuries is not comprehensive, but you confirm that you now understand the type of injuries that could occur.
10.5 You hereby indemnify and hold us harmless against any claims resulting from death, injury or losses which the Dancer may incur in terms of the services rendered in this agreement, except in the event of gross negligence on our part as in accordance with the Consumer Protection Act.
11.1 We shall, for any reason whatsoever, be entitled to terminate this agreement on 7 (seven) days written notice of our intention to terminate the agreement, delivered by email to the email address indicated on the enrolment form or by registered mail to your postal /physical address as indicated on the enrolment form. You will be pro rata reimbursed for the remainder period of the term.
11.2 If you wish to terminate this agreement, you shall be required to give 60 Days WRITTEN NOTICE as per CPA requirements. Notice may NOT be given in the last term of the year. PLEASE NOTE TEACHERS DO NOT DO ENROLMENTS OR CANCELLATIONS.
11.3 You will be liable for a 20% penalty fee of the total amount for such term due to your failure to give sufficient notice in terms of paragraph 11.2.
12.1 Should you give a terms notice to terminate this agreement and return, you have the option to purchase the clothing and a re-enrolment fee will be charged.
13. Festival/ Concert/Showcases/Graduation and Terms
13.1 13.1 Festival//End year Graduations- shall be carried out in October/November and Dancers will receive, certificate and medal for their hard work annually. THESE EVENTS ARE COMPULSORY to display and perform the years hard work. Any dancers that do not come to the event will receive a participation certificate & medal in class which is an extra cost communicated on the groups. THE FESTIVAL IS NOT COMPULSORY FOR PRIMARY BALLET DANCERS AS THEY DO A BALLET EXAM AS WELL. THE FESTIVAL INCURRS AN EXTRA COST OF A COSTUME AND AN ENTRY FEE WHICH WILL BE INVOICED FOR FROM TERM 2. FEE TO BE SENT ON THE GROUPS BY MARCH
13.2 PRIMARY BALLET EXAMS ARE COMPULSORY TO MOVE TO THE NEXT LEVEL. THIS FEE IS INVOICED IN TERM 2. FEES WILL BE COMMUNICATED VIA THE WEBSITE, WHATSAPP GROUPS OR EMAIL. GRADUATION IS FOR PRE-PRIMARY AND FESTIVAL FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS. An additional fee will be payable for A SHOWCASE/CONCERT/ ASSESSMENT /GRADUATION/ FESTIVAL FEE together with your 2ND & 3RD term fees. An annual increase is applied to the Showcase/ Concert/Festival /Graduation fee. Should a dancer not be able to attend the Showcase/Festival or Graduation for a valid reason, a fee is payable for the participation pack so they can be rewarded in class for their hard work for the year. Each dancer no matter when they join needs to be recognized for their efforts. Pre-school Graduation R220. Participation packs R220. Festival costume and Entry fee R480 for 2024. THE ANNUAL FESTIVAL IS NOT COMPULSORY FOR PRIMARY BALLET DANCERS- dancers will need to register for the festival on the link sent on the whatsapp groups- once registered you will be liable for the payment of the Festival costs.
13.3 BRAG DAYS- This is a day that parents are invited to watch the class- usually mid year. Please whatsapp your teacher for details.
Communication is mainly done via the WHATSAPP GROUPS. Please ensure you add the correct person for communications and updates to the enrolment form and the correct persons details for the invoice. Should you not be added to the group after a week of enrolling please contact the admin office. If you leave the group it will not be our responsibility for any lack of communication. If you change any detail’s it is your responsibility to inform us that your details have changed. Emails with information are also sent out but are unfortunately not a reliable source of information due to spam with sending of bulk mails.
Newsletters are sent termly and periodically throughout the year regarding events of all information regarding the Brag days/Festival/Graduations. Should you not receive information it is your responsibility to contact us to inform us. We do not take responsibility if you do not receive the information.
13.5 Terms for students from Public Schools are as follows: Term 1 – January, February, March; Term 2 – April, May, June; Term 3 – July, August, September; Term 4 – October, November, December. A term is 8-9 lesson’s
13.6 Terms for students from Private Schools are as follows: Term 1 – January, February, March, April; Term 2 – May, June, July August; Term 3 – September, October, November, December. A Term is 10-11 lessons.
14.1 Fees shall not be reimbursed or reduced as a result of classes not taking place on public holidays or school holidays.
14.2 Fees shall not be reimbursed should a learner be absent for any reason whatsoever.
14.3 In the event that an instructor is unable to attend a class for any reason whatsoever, prior written notice within a reasonable time will be sent out to reschedule the class for a Saturday morning or any alternative day which is convenient to us.
15.1 You furthermore agree that the aforementioned physical address shall serve as your domicilium citandi et executandi for the service of correspondence, notices and all legal process.
15.2 This agreement shall be deemed to have been entered into in South Africa and the construction, validity and performance of this agreement shall be governed in all respects by the law of South Africa.
15.3 No modification, alteration or amendment of any provisions (including this clause) contained herein shall be valid or binding unless in writing executed by you and us.
15.4 In the case of lock down, classes will resume on-line. Therefore services will continue and we still require a 60 days written notice period of cancellation to discontinue lessons.
15.5 Disclaimer (Including POPI and CPA provisions)
By signing this form you give DM Dance Company/ Midrand permission to transfer your and your dancers details to third parties related or employed by DM Dance Company. Ie printing companies, other enrolled DMC Dance parents, whatsapp groups, instructors, debt collectors, IT specialists, the school your dancer is enrolled in. The dancers information will be used on certificates, reports, programs for shows, concerts, festivals, costume lists, class lists or registers, emails, whatsapp, photographers for photos or videographers & social media. However we cannot take photos or videos of dancers in class and if we do on the odd occasion we will then take them from the back to protect their identities.