BEATS PER MINUTE ENROLMENT AGREEMENT & CLASS SELECTION 2021
Please read this enrolment agreement carefully, as these policies will be strictly followed and exceptions or changes cannot be made for any reason.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition payments for Regular classes may be paid for via Payment plan weekly payments over the term- Direct Debit, or the full amount by Direct Deposit, cash or eftpos. Please refer to the Tuition schedule for payment dates. If choosing the payment plan option, this can only be done by contacting Kate via email.
All fees are GST EXCL.
The Yearly Enrolment Fee $30 (EXCL. GST) and first payment is due 14 days from receiving the invoice.
There are no make-up classes for any missed days, holidays, rehearsals, inclement weather, or school vacations.
Beats Per Minute Performing Arts (“BPMPA”) will send out invoices and term statements. It is your responsibility to ensure you receive these and keep your tuition payments current.
If tuition is more than four weeks overdue, the student will only be allowed to observe class. If tuition is more than six weeks overdue the student will not be able to enter the class.
A penalty fee of $50 (EXCL. GST) will be added to all late payments.
An administration fee of $10 (EXCL. GST) will be added for every returned check or dishonoured direct deposit. An amenities and music licensing fee of $20 (EXCL. GST) will be charged each term.
Tuition Schedule 2021:
Term 1 Fees Full payment due: 15/02/21 Payment Plan final payment due: 1/04/21
Term 2 Fees Full Payment due: 3/05/21 Payment Plan final payment due: 25/06/21
Term 3 Fees Full payment due: 26/07/21 Payment Plan final payment due: 17/09/21
Term 4 Fees Full Payment due: 25/10/21 Payment Plan final payment due: 10/12/21
The preferred payment methods are cash or Direct Deposit. MasterCard and Visa are also accepted but will incur a 5% surcharge. Returned cheques or dishonoured direct debits will incur a $10 administration fee. A written receipt will be provided for all payments.
Termination of Enrolment
A written notice via letter or email is required in order to terminate enrolment at BPMPA. Verbal, telephone, fax, text, or other forms of electronic communication will not be accepted. Parents are required to provide four weeks’ notice of termination. Payment of two weeks fees may be charged if insufficient notice is provided.
A full refund of fees in advance will be given for any classes that are cancelled by BPMPA due to insufficient numbers. All refunds will be paid via cheque or direct deposit two weeks after the termination of enrolment period. Yearly Enrolment Fees are non-refundable. Costume deposits, fees, exam fees, vacation schools are non-refundable.
By enrolling with BPMPA I grant BPMPA the right to use images, photos, and videos taken during class or other BPMPA activities for promotional or advertising purposes. Example uses include, but are not limited to, the BPMPA website, BPMPA Facebook site, brochures, and advertisements.
An annual concert will be held at the end of the calendar year. Participation in the concert is optional, and will require costume and concert fees for those choosing to participate. Information about the annual concert will be sent home later in the year. Students will not be permitted to participate in the end of year concert if fees are not paid in full. Concert 2021 date is the 12th of December.
Lost or Stolen Items
Whilst all reasonable measures are taken to ensure the security of your child’s belongings whilst attending class, BPMPA cannot be held responsible for any misplaced or stolen property. To assist us with minimising lost property, please ensure all belongings are clearly marked with your child’s name so that items can be returned promptly. Our Lost and Found box is located upstairs opposite the port racks in the grey bench cupboards. These cupboards are cleaned out every term with uncollected items donated to charity.
BPMPA does not carry medical insurance for its students. It is required that all student’s be covered by their own family insurance policies and if injury occurs, it is understood that the families own insurance policy is your only source of reimbursement.
Release of Liability
I hereby give permission for my child or myself (if 18 years or over) to participate in dance/acrobatics/aerial classes. I fully understand that this is at my child’s/own risk, that all care will be taken with the students but no responsibility will be accepted by BPMPA or those involved with BPMPA.
The undersigned gives permission to BPMPA, its owners and agents to seek medical treatment for the participant in the event they are not able to reach a parent or guardian or an emergency contact person. You agree to reimburse BPMPA any expenditure incurred in protecting and exercising its duty of care obligations to your child.
BPMPA expects all of our parents/guardians and students to behave in a professional and courteous manner. We are committed to making yourself and your child’s dance experiences a positive one and therefore we ask that all students, parents & guardians conduct themselves in an appropriate and respectful manner toward Staff, other students and patrons. Any negative or inappropriate behaviour could jeopardise your child’s position at BPMPA.
If you have an illness or injury you must tell your teacher BEFORE you commence class.
Food or Drink must not be taken into any studio at any time with the exception of bottled water.
Although the studio is cleaned regularly, students are encouraged to take pride in their dance centre and assist in maintaining a high level of cleanliness and tidiness at all times. Please ensure that all Food & Drink is consumed downstairs near the Disney room, or in the tiled area upstairs opposite the port racks only. (No food/drink is permitted in the studios at any time, with the exception of resealable water bottles). Rubbish must be placed in the bins provided.
No running ever in the corridors or stairs.
No tap shoes to be worn on the stairs or concrete/cement walkways.
Appropriate dance attire to be worn in each class. E.g. Ballet; Girls Hair must be in a bun, leotards and tights must be worn as instructed.
Mobile Phones – If students bring a mobile phone to the studio and choose not to leave it in the change room for security reasons, they will be required to place it in a designated basket provided in each studio. While class is in progress, all mobile phones should be turned off or on silent.
All children 9 years & under must be collected from the screen door. No child under this age will be allowed to exit the studio without a parent or guardian present.
We also ask that all other students wait inside the studio until their parent/guardian has arrived at the screen door as we can only offer supervision whilst they are inside the studio. Students are asked not to wait outside of the studio to be collected by their parent or guardian. This includes the studio car park. Our staff cannot properly supervise students waiting outside of the dance centre and therefore we cannot sufficiently ensure their safety.
If you are running late for your child’s pickup, please notify our office prior to the end of the class so that we can arrange suitable supervision for your child until you arrive.
To ensure that all students get the most out of their time in class and are not distracted, parents are not permitted to view classes.
We understand that you may have questions from time to time regarding your child’s class, their progress or other issues. To ensure that teachers are not delayed between classes, we encourage you to make an appointment with Miss Kate to discuss these. Parents are not allowed to talk to teachers during class changeover as this impacts on the following students class time. Any comments or discussions parents would like to have must be made by appointment at reception. Any official complaints must be made in writing and will be handled by the Director.
The director of the school will place your child in the class, which they deem appropriate to their current level of expertise. It is in ours and the students best interest we do this and any decision will have been made on a professional appraisal of your child’s current level of ability.
We want our relationship to last for many years. To this end we will always try and do what we think is appropriate and conducive to the student having fun AND improving their skill levels.
If at any time you feel we fall below your expectations you must make an appointment with the Director and let us know. We need your feedback so we can continue to carry on the amazing standard with which we started at BPMPA. We are committed to continual improvement in all areas of the Dance Studio. As we are only able to address issues that have been brought to our attention, we welcome your feedback (positive or negative). As part of our commitment, we will endeavour to work towards a positive outcome for all parties in the event of any issues.
We aim to make BPMPA not only an institute of excellence in the performing arts, but a safe haven, where children can express their artistic feelings and emotions, without the fear of ridicule or suppression. Bullying or talent bashing is not allowed in any form. Any student who embarks on this kind of behaviour will be asked to leave immediately.
Prejudice of any kind in any form is not allowed and actively discouraged, as artists, we leave our minds open to all aspects of life and explore the beauty and uniqueness of the individual.
By enrolling my/our child at BPMPA, I/we undertake to support the ethos of BPMPA and its existing rules, regulations, including any changes that may be introduced in the future.
I/We understand that the initial and continuing enrolment of my/our child at BPMPA is dependent upon open an honest disclosure of information relating to the educational needs, health and wellbeing of my/our child.
I understand that any instructor or staff member may make no exceptions or changes to this Enrolment Agreement.
I/We acknowledge that my/our obligations under this agreement are joint and several and I/we agree to be equally responsible for all fees associated with this enrolment as well as any additional fees association with the collection of the said fees if referred to a collection agent.
Upon re-enrolment of the student listed below in subsequent classes, I understand and agree that the conditions above will be applicable to such re-enrolment and binding on me without the necessity of completing another enrolment agreement.