MDC Terms and Conditions
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. If you have any queries regarding anything noted in the Terms, please seek clarification from Management prior to acknowledging them.
Enrolment forms & registration fees must be completed PRIOR to the commencement of the students first official class.
There is a $70 non-refundable registration fee (for NEW STUDENTS). This fee includes the yearly registration, Insurance, One Music fees, administrative fees and a Melbourne Dance Company T- Shirt (valued at $25). Existing Students are required to re-enroll each year, however they will only pay $50 each year and will not receive a T-Shirt.
It is expected that students enrol for a full year, however if for some reason you wish to withdraw an enrolment, you must notify management. Simply failing to attend class is not regarded as cancellation of enrolment and fees will continue to accrue until enrolment has been cancelled by both parties.
Once enrolled, you will receive access to our Dance Studio Pro online Portal. You will be able view classes, view statements, pay your account, book a class, read class notes and much more. You will receive an email with your log in details within 48 hours of completing the registration.
MDC offers various payment options and frequency's. We can set up Weekly/Fortnightly or Term payments. Your portal will be updated with the relevant fees due and a statement will be emailed to you for payment. We accept cash, direct credit & credit card payments (From Jan 31st 2021, a 1.9% surcharge will be charged to cover the bank fees).
Term Payers will receive a 5% discount IF PAID ON TIME (prior to first class). If payment isn't made by the due date, the discount will automatically be removed and full fees will be required. Late payments may incur a $10 late fee. If payment cannot be made on the agreed due date, you must notify management so that you are not charged the late fee. We understand that sometimes people need extra time, so all we ask is that you communicate with us so we are aware of any payment delays. We are very reasonable and will always try and help where we can.
If you have not yet received confirmation of your fees, please speak to Kim, Bec or Melody who will be able to advise you.
Students are required to wear their MDC top (that will be provided to them in their registration fee). Students must wear correct dance attire and shoes at all times. Melbourne Dance Company will not be held liable for any injuries if the incorrect clothing/shoes caused an injury. We expect Students to be neatly groomed at all times with their hair out of their face. All articles of clothing must be clearly named. The principal/s or staff will take no responsibility for any lost property.
We have a variety of MDC Uniform available to purchase (view our shop on our website). Checkout the uniform at the studio that is available to purchase. If you require anything else, let Kim know and we will put together an order
Regular attendance is required. The teacher MUST be notified if a student cannot attend class. For most of the year we are rehearsing and learning items for a performance. It's extremely difficult to complete a routine if there are people absent every week. To encourage attendance and reliability, any lessons that are missed because of sickness, parties or holidays are not refundable. This means that if you pay weekly and a class is missed, you will still be required to pay for the class (unless special consideration has been granted & authorised by Management). **We do not currently insist on upfront Term payments as we understand that it's just too hard for some families. However in saying that, our expectation is that full fees are paid throughout the term regardless of absences just as they would be if Term Payments were enforced.
Any missed classes can be made-up where possible by attending an alternative class suitable for them.
Class Arrival / Departure
Please ensure students are on time to classes. Parents are required to ensure their child is safely in the Studio before leaving. If parents need to drop children off early then the child must be brought into the Studio and a staff member must be notified that they are there and that you are leaving. All children must stay inside the studio doors until parents arrive. If for some reason you are going to be late to pick up, please ensure you notify a teacher, staff member or another parent.
Mid-Year & End of year Concert
Participation in any mid-year performances & Annual Concerts is encouraged and expected. MDC will provide dates for performances as soon as they become available. Please notify the principals immediately if your child cannot participate in any performance.
Members of competition groups will be selected by MDC teachers/principals. If any student would like to do solos, please speak to the Principals.
Parents must inform MDC Management of any Medical / Allergy conditions & agree for staff to call an ambulance in case of an emergency.
All students will need to purchase costumes for the mid-year and end of year concerts. If a costume is not paid for prior to ordering, then the costume will not be purchased for the student and they will be unable to perform that item. To help eliminate this issue, Parents are to pay a minimum of $5 a week per student (in addition to their weekly dance fees) into a costume kitty we call the “Costume Box”. These funds will go towards your costumes for the end of year concert only NOT Mid-Year.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not a payment or fee, it is simply a costume savings account for you. Parents are encouraged to put in more than the minimum each week to make it easier on themselves when it comes to purchasing costumes.
PLEASE DO NOT TRANSER TO OUR ACCOUNT. This payment is to be made directly to Kim as CASH only so that it can be kept separate from fees etc. Speak to Kim if you have any queries regarding this.
Other Important Information
• It is understood and agreed that Melbourne Dance Company will not be responsible for any loss of personal effects or clothing.
• Photos of your child may be used in advertising and promotional materials UNLESS you specify otherwise.
• It is expected that Students are enrolled only at Melbourne Dance Company and not any other Dance School which may
• Students/Parents are permitted to bring their own food/water to class
• I understand and accept that due to the nature of dance training that some physical contact may be necessary by the
teacher to demonstrate exercises or technique during class or if there is a need to administer first aid.
• All MDC staff have a current working with children check.
We are a child safe Organisation committed to the safety of Our Studio completed ‘Child Safety Training in the dance industry’ with Keep Kids Safe in Dance (www.keepkidssafeindance.com.au)