Fees

Class Term Fee
Magical Movement / Beginning Ballet (1/2 hour) $130
RAD Pre Primary / RAD Primary Ballet / AJDA Intro. Level Jazz (3/4 hour) $145
RAD Grade 1 Ballet / AJDA Intro. Level Jazz  (1 hour) $155
RAD Grade 2 Ballet (2x classes) $270
RAD Grade 3 Ballet (2x classes) $280
RAD Grade 4 Ballet (2x classes) $290
RAD Intermediate Foundation L1 (2x classes) $300
RAD Intermediate Foundation L2 / RAD Intermediate (2x classes) $330
Open Contemporary / Open Ballet / AJDA Elementary Level Jazz $165
RAD Advanced Levels / Private Lessons – please enquire

prices are GST inclusive

5% FAMILY discount on SECOND & THIRD CHILDS TERM fees

OUR AGREEMENT- By attending classes at Wellington Ballet Studio you are accepting the following terms and conditions. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with our studio policies.

OBSERVATION OF CLASSES
From school age/Pre Primary ballet level upwards we recommend that parents & caregivers leave their children to enjoy their dancing time independently, as soon as they are comfortable. We have a parent observation week during the last week of the Term where parents are invited to come and observe classes to see the progress made.

Tippy Toes, Magical Movement and Beginning Ballet parents MUST be on the premises for the class duration. To make this work it is appreciated that noise is kept to a minimum. Please do not overly interact with students or the teacher during the class. WBS reserves the right to ask any parents or siblings that are disruptive to leave. Mobile phones and pagers should be switched to silent. If you need to take an important call during class please step outside the studio.

DISCUSSIONS
We are happy to discuss your child’s progress etc. There are no scheduled breaks between classes, unless it is a quick question please contact Miss Hannah outside of teaching hours.
Your positive experience at WBS is our priority. If you have a concern please talk to your class teacher as soon as possible so that any issue can be addressed and resolved in a timely manner.

FEES
WBS is a small business and in order to pay our overheads your prompt or in advance payment is appreciated.
Fees are due in full two weeks after the statement/invoice date which is generally sent out in the week before classes commence for the upcoming Term.
A LATE PAYMENT FEE (LPF) of 10% or $20.00 (whichever is less) will be added to accounts that remain unpaid after the due date. If a split-payment plan has been arranged before the due date, the LPF will be waived.
By arrangement you may make 2x 1/2 split fees payments. The first by the due date of statement and the second by week 6 of the current Term.
Students whose fees remain unpaid may forfeit their place in the class.
Fees are on a per Term basis (save new students entering part way through a term) and are non refundable should a student leave for any reason during a Term.
Payment may be made by Internet Banking or by credit card through your parent portal.
Note that credit card payments incur an additional 3.4% PayPal conveyancing fee.
Should a debt accumulate any debt agency recovery fees will be added to the outstanding amount.
Two weeks advance notice shall be given for any increase in fees.
Fees are based on providing a minimum of 8x weeks of classes per Term. However this can be 9x or even 10x weeks and there is no extra charge if this is the case, as we generally run alongside Primary School Terms. Note that the last Saturday of a Term may or may not be held and is advised each Term.

If a WBS teacher is unwell (or contracts Covid 19) every effort will be made to find a relief teacher and the affected students invited to attend an alternate existing scheduled class (if one is available). If this proves impossible then the classes will be forfeited and there will be no refunding of fees.

TRIAL CLASSES
If a class has places available a trial class ($15.00) may be scheduled through your parent portal. This is a good option if you are unsure if your child will enjoy dancing, however note that it can take a few classes for children to get used to a new environment.

CLASS REGISTRATION
There is a one time new student registration fee of $20.00 applied once a student registers for a class.
Inter-Term class enrolments AUTOMATICALLY roll over, booking the same class place for the following term to give priority to existing students.
Parents must let the school know via email by the last Sunday of the current term if their child will not be returning or they wish to change to a different class time.
Parents will be charged a LATE CANCELLATION FEE of $20.00 to cover administration and the holding open of the class place, if cancelled after the last Sunday of the Term.
Students must re-register over the summer break for Term 1 of the next year’s classes.
Classes with three or less students may be asked to merge with another class of an appropriate level or the Term fee increased to cover running costs.

CLASS PLACEMENT
On enrolment WBS reserves the right to place a student in the class most appropriate to their age, ability and prior experience in dance.

AJDANZ  & ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE ASSESSMENTS
WBS encourages students to enter for assessments which are held towards the end of Term 3. The assessment dates and fees are advised closer to the time.
These are always motivational and a positive experience giving students a sense of occasion, a performing opportunity, pride in their achievements and recognition for their hard work. WBS reserves the right to recommend which form of assessment is best suited to your childs personality and current development in dance.

Ballet & Jazz students study their syllabus progressively over Terms 1, 2 & 3 and are advised to commit to undertaking all 3 Terms to be eligible to enter for the assessments. If a Parent/Caregiver/Teacher feels that a student should or is unable to participate on this occasion, it should be discussed well before entries are due.

Students entering for RAD ballet assessments MUST be available to attend the ‘Grades School’ (extra preparation classes) for 2 or 3 weekends prior to the exams. Additional fees apply to the Grades School.
Jazz students may have 2x extra classes prior to AJDANZ assessments or as otherwise advised, these extra classes have associated fees.

PRIVATE LESSONS
Are available (time permitting) by invitation for dedicated WBS students to enhance their dance studies and to represent WBS in local ballet competitions. If this is a regular booked weekly lesson the hall hire must be paid for even if the student does not attend. If the lesson is cancelled with less than 1 hours notice than the full private lesson fee applies.

FILMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY
WBS reserves the right to video and photograph students for teaching purposes in class, within school newsletters and unnamed for social media purposes. Permission will be sought if photographs are to be used in other advertising. Please advise via email if you would like to opt out of this.

TERM 4 PRODUCTION
Each year during Term 4 WBS creates a full theatrical production involving all levels (except Tippy Toes). Costumes will be organised and their associated fees advised during Term 4. This is a highlight of the year for students and great fun for everyone!
WBS reserves the right to share parents’ email addresses with their class co-ordinator for end of year performance organisation. To aid choreography, ensure students are confident and enjoy the performing experience, parents whose child is participating in the production must undertake that they attend all classes and rehearsals in Term 4 unless sick. If a student misses more than two rehearsals they may lose their place in the show.

STUDENTS
Undertake to attend classes regularly from Pre Primary upwards. Remember their uniform and uphold good classroom etiquette, treating other students and teachers with respect. From Primary Level upwards students MUST have their hair up in a tidy ballet bun if long, or off the face with a headband or similar if short. All gear (shoes, bags, drink bottles etc.) should be kept clear of the dance floor and under or on a chair.

** NOTE – WBS students may only attend external private lessons, classes or summer schools with the studio Directors approval and prior knowledge.**

SECOND HAND BOX
This is provided in good faith. Please follow the clear instructions for buying and selling on the box. Funds from items donated to the studio and marked ‘WBS’ on the bag will be offered to supplement fees for students whose family may appreciate the extra assistance.

NEW STUDENTS
Will be accepted throughout the year, except 2 weeks prior to exams and the end of year production. Please be aware that depending on their start date, new students may not be able to enter for exams or dance in the production. When new students enter the class it will continue to run at the current level and pace. Private lessons are available for students wishing to catch up to the level of the class.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
Public holidays will be observed unless otherwise advised. Classes that fall on a public holiday may not be made up. Public holidays that are deemed to finish at midday will be considered a full day by WBS (for example Anzac Day).

TIMETABLE
WBS reserves the right to amend the timetable and to change the venue of classes if necessary.

VENUES
WBS asks that Parents/Caregivers and students treat all our venues respectfully, by leaving NO rubbish if a bin is not available, not eating inside the studio when observing a class, leaving bathrooms tidy and remembering to take all belongings with you on departure.
Please remove soiled/sandy shoes before entering a venue, particularly when at Worser Bay LSC.
Lost property will be kept until the end of the current term and then donated to charity.
Due to the nature of hiring venues, classes may occasionally need to be rescheduled. Our venues give WBS as much notice as possible to allow parents/caregivers to be notified. WBS and the venue will make every effort to offer an alternative date for a make up class. Should this prove to be impossible the class will be forfeited.

HEALTH AND SAFETY
Parents/Caregivers must fill out the online section on students medical background. Teachers should be informed of any student injury prior to the commencement of a class.
WBS makes every effort to ensure safe dance practice and our students well-being, however we take no responsibility for injuries. Should an injury occur the student will be given first aid to the best of our ability and Parents/Caregivers notified as soon as possible, and referred to an appropriate professional.
All gear including buggies, bags, drink bottles, shoes etc. must be kept off the dance floor.

If your child is unwell PLEASE STAY AT HOME TO REST & RECOVER. You will be contacted to pick your child up if they are noticeably sick.
This is particularly important in the current environment and we should be mindful of WBS teachers & families who have immunocompromised family members or may be pregnant etc.
A text or email to notify the teacher of your child’s absence is always appreciated.

If a WBS teacher is unwell (or contracts Covid 19) every effort will be made to find a relief teacher and the affected students invited to attend an alternate existing scheduled class (if one is available). If this proves impossible then the classes will be forfeited and there will be no refunding of fees.

Due to the nature of dance it is necessary at times for WBS staff to physically correct students in an appropriate teaching manner. WBS complies with the RAD and DANZ codes of Professional Dance Teaching Practice:
http://www.danz.org.nz/danz_code.php

Click to access ART255_Code%20of%20Conduct%20English.pdf

PANDEMICS
In the event of a pandemic WBS will follow the NZ government’s instructions and the CPF.
WBS and the venues it hires are My Vaccine Pass (MVP) only organisations. All teachers, adults and students 12 & 3+ months entering the premises must be able to show their MVP. I suggest emailing it to me for my records if you have not already done so. These will need to be re sighted as boosters become available to ensure they remain valid.
WBS will change to a Zoom timetable to teach our students if the need arises. The timetable will be advised as soon as practicable if a lockdown is announced.
There will be no refunding or altering of term fees, unless WBS decides not to offer a Zoom class for a particular level. Our plan and guidelines for operating will be found under ‘shared files’ in this portal and emailed to you if the need arises.

EMERGENCIES
WBS will follow each venue’s procedures in the event of an emergency.
In the event of a long or strong earthquake teachers and students will follow the evacuation routes shown below. They will wait there until the all clear is given, then return to the studio to wait with students until you collect them. It would be helpful if you can make sure your child knows how to ‘turtle’ (kneel and cover back of neck & head with hands). Please put your child’s teacher’s mobile number in your phone for emergency use.

Strathmore Park Community Centre – is above the blue line in the safe zone, we will stay at the SPCC if safe or head further up Strathmore Ave.
Worser Bay LSC – Up Awa Rd to Worser Bay School
Miramar Community Centre & Holy Cross Church Hall – Up end of Miramar Ave walkway to Townsend Rd

WBS reserves the right to make changes and additions to the above Terms and Conditions.

It’s great to have you with WBS, thanks for reading this and happy dancing!