Studio Policies, Terms & Conditions
Students must be enrolled before they may participate in class. This is very important as teachers need to know students and class sizes in order to plan their classes.
The first two lessons act as trial lessons. We invite you to enrol, and, if after the first two classes you feel it is not working out just let us know. We will refund any tuition charged.
Tuition is based on a weekly class for a minimum 8-week term. Some terms are longer, but no extra charge is made. Exam practices, exam fees, costume fees and performance tickets are charged separately. See tuition fees schedule for amounts and dates. Tuition fees are payable by invoice paid by the first day of each term. Costumes will be charged well in advance, and notice must be given at that time if no costume is required because of non-participation in the end of year show.
Wellington Ballet is a New Zealand owned business. All tuition fees will be charged in NZD. The name that will appear on your statement will be Wellington Ballet. Our policy for refunds is directly below.
Withdrawals & Refunds
Four weeks notice is required to stop classes. To withdraw from classes a parent must give four weeks advance notice in writing or via email to enable us to offer the space to another student and adjust accounts. Tuition must be paid during the four week notice period. All tuition charges will stop after the four-week notice period, and any tuition paid for beyond this date will be refunded.
The dance classes follow a four term year based on a minimum 8-week term. Term lengths are not always even. However; tuition is charged equally for each term and evens out over the school year. Classes are not held on Easter or public holidays (in some cases an option may be given to attend another class of the same level).
For all classes, we ask that parents only watch classes during viewing weeks, to allow children to relax and feel secure in their learning environment as well as concentrate on the teacher and their program. Parents are welcome to discuss their progress with the dance teachers by email.
Substitutions & Cancellations
We reserve the right to cancel classes or provide a substitute teacher. Cancelled classes will be either be added on to the end of the term or year or refunded, at the school’s discretion. No refunds for classes made up will be given.
Dance shoes and dancewear must be worn to all classes. For safety reasons dancers are not permitted to wear jewelry and must wear their hair tied back. Street shoes and clothes are not allowed.
Please inform the school office of absences. No classes will be made up or refunded for illness or non-attendance, aside from in exceptional circumstances as agreed with the office.
Parents’ Responsibility To Be Aware Of Dates & Events
It is the responsibility of the parent or adult student to be aware of all school activities, such as viewing days, replacement classes, and dates the school is open or closed, sent via email and paper notices. Please ensure that you provide your most convenient email address.
Care of Students
The school is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students. A parent of a student under the age of 5 is to remain at the class location. All students are to be escorted to the studio and not left for long times before or after class. Please do not allow your children to play on the bowling green.
Choreography for classes, performances and competitions remain the artistic and intellectual property of Wellington Ballet teachers and/or the syllabus providers. Choreography must not be copied or used without prior permission of Wellington Ballet.
Enrolment grants use of photographs and video of students for teacher training purposes or for promotional materials the school creates. However if you don’t want your child photographed please let us know.
Students must not run in the studio spaces or touch any stereo or class equipment without teachers’ permission.