RULES & REGULATIONS
**Rules are effective of January 1, 2023 & are subject to change without notice**
1.1 Students on a break from enrolled classes are not to leave the premises of the building unless under parent/guardian supervision.
1.2 Students will be supervised during break times by a staff member of The Rage Dance Company.
1.3 The Rage Dance Company encourages a supportive environment between both staff, students & parents, where students & staff feel safe to learn, create & express themselves.
2.1 Students are required to wear the full uniform as per the class they are taking.
2.2 Students not in uniform may be required to sit & watch the class.
2.3 Uniforms ordered through The Rage Dance Company will not be ordered or distributed until full payment is received.
2.4 Whilst wearing licensed The Rage Dance Company uniform, students are a representative of the studio & should behave accordingly & not represent the studio in a negative light.
3.0 FEES & PAYMENT
3.1 Fees are to be paid as per the agreement at the time of enrolment. Amount is to be paid in full by week 2 of term. Alternatively the year balance can be paid in monthly or fortnightly instalments.
3.2 Fees that are late will incur the following late fees:
5% for term payments & $10.00 for all other options, if is unsuccessful. This will be applied if payment is more than 3 days late & applied weekly after that. If payment is more than 7 days late, the student will not be able to partake in class until fees are paid & no credits are refunds are given in this instance.
3.3 Fee more than 14 days overdue may be subject to further collection activity and administrative charges. If this occurs, the child will be required to sit & watch the class without participation until the owing balance is paid.
3.4 No refund will be given for classes not attended or for remaining classes in the instance a student leaves before the end of term when termly payments are made. When weekly or fortnightly payments are made, the immediate installment after the departure will be paid & all further payments will be ceased.
3.5a Costumes must be paid in full prior to being distributed
3.5b Costumes will not be distributed until full payment is received
3.5c If a costume remains unpaid prior to a performance or concert or showcase, the student will not be permitted to perform until the costume balance is paid. If a student is unable to perform due to non-payment of costume/s, there will be no entitlement to a refund of any associated performance, entry or any other fees associated with the performance in the case of non performance for the above reason
3.6 COMPETITION ENTRY FEES
3.6a Students solo/duets/trio entries will not be secured & paid until payment is received
3.6b Students with outstanding entry fees for troupes will not be permitted to perform unless payment is made. There will be no entitlement to a refund of any associated performance, entry or any other fees associated with the performance in the case of non performance for the above reason
4.1 No bullying of any kind will be tolerated by The Rage Dance Company. This includes but is not limited to verbal, physical & emotional torment.
4.2 A person to be found guilty of bullying will be at risk of temporary suspension or permanent expulsion.
4.3 Should there be instances greater than The Rage Dance Company's authority, the relative law enforcements will be contacted.
5.0 EXTENSION PROGRAMS & YOUTH COMPANIES
5.1 Students are permitted to take part in extension programs & youth companies, but request to do so must be submitted & approved by the director before auditioning, registering to audition or commencing the program, whichever comes first.
5.2 Students in the ETP & EPP who are also in troupes, are not permitted to miss troupe rehearsals or competitions for extension program classes or performances unless approved by the director.
5.3 Students in the ETP & EPP may miss selected classes for extension programs provided they replace it with an approved class at another time. This action must be approved by the director.
5.4 Training at the home studio should always remain the priority. Extension program & youth company activities should be secondary to both home studio training & performances.
6.0 STUDIO REPRESENTATION
6.1 As a soloist, to represent The Rage Dance Company at competitions & performances, students must be enrolled in classes at The Rage Dance Company
6.2 Students who wish to use staff from The Rage Dance Company for competitions but not enrol in classes at the studio, must contact the director to discuss how all parties will be represented.
6.3 Students who are competing under The Rage Dance Company are representing the studio & both students & parents should behave accordingly.
6.4 Anyone found to be representing the studio in a negative light will face repercussions.
7.0 SOCIAL MEDIA
7.1 By enrolling in The Rage Dance Company, you agree to allowing photography & videography on The Rage Dance Company's social media platforms. Any requests against this must be made it writing to the director or at the time of enrolment.
7.2 By allowing media consent of your child/children to The Rage Dance Company, you allow imagery & videography to be used for promotional purposes for a period of up to 12 months from the time consent is given.
7.3 All social media use will be appropriate, safe & in context. Pages are monitored heavily & foul behaviour will not be tolerated.
7.4 Students with their own social media accounts are representing The Rage Dance Company & should behave in such manner. The Rage Dance Company strongly encourages parental guidance & monitoring of behaviours of both their child & other people on social media.
8.0 NATURAL CAUSES/DISASTER
8.1 The Rage Dance Company will always work at the direction of The Public Health Order. By enrolling at The Rage Dance Company, you agree to abide by any measures & requirements in place that are directly related to any natural cause and/or disaster. This Includes, but is not limited to pandemics & weather events
8.2 In the instance of class and/or performance cancellations due to natural causes/disasters, a credit or refund will be issued.
8.3 I understand that any refund associated with performance fees such as but not limited to, come from a 3rd party and that the refund and/or credit process may take time.