* FALL/SPRING REGISTRATIONS:
Tuition: Our payment schedule is divided up into 9.5 monthly payments. There are no make-up days for holidays. JBDA's in-session classes are a total 38 weeks, this excludes weeks off for holidays. The session is then divided into 9.5 payments, NOT by the lesson or number of lessons in a month.
August will be prorated, the rest of the session will not be.
*Classes must meet a minimum number of enrollments, should a class not meet that it will be canceled. We will work with the students enrolled in canceled class to find another great fit!
Auto-draft/E-payments - This is our most popular and simple payment method, in which you pay your fees monthly installments through our Auto Draft provider located in your parent portal. This convenient draft will be drafted on the 1st or the 10th of each month. No later.
*If payments decline you have 2 days to pay to avoid the overdue fees.
Overdue fees will accrue a late fee of $15 and if fees remain unpaid by the end of the month of classes students will not be permitted to participate in their lessons.
**Please note: All students are invoiced based on equal monthly basis/per term so your invoice will be the same each month unless you change classes. If you decide to withdraw from classes mid-month for any reason, you will still be charged for the entire invoiced period. No refund will be made after tuition is paid. If you would like to withdraw please notify the office through e-mail with a 2 week notice before the start of the next month.
Refunds will NOT be issued for missed classes due to cancellation or public holiday - where possible, we will endeavor to arrange make-up lessons for classes cancelled by Just Be Dance Academy or will offer an alternative class.
JBDA typically follows school closings due to weather, where possible we may decide to hold classes or provide make-up days.
If you'd like to drop class you must give no less than a weeks notice in writing before tuition is drafted.
NO Refunds will be given if notice is given the day of or after tuition is drafted!!
We encourage all students to participate in our end of the year recital as it a great way for children to build confidence, however if for any reason you decide to drop the class you may do so. You will not be charged for any months after you drop, we encourage one to at least finish out the month as the only time you will not be refunded is if you drop mid-month.
Registration Fees are non-refundable!
Recital: $55 per student, $25 for addition siblings. Just Be Dance Academy will hold its annual recital either May 18th or June 1st. Date and time will be determined by September 1st, 2019. Students are encouraged to participate but are in no way obligated to do so. If you decide not to participate in the recital, you must notify the studio by Feb. 1st.
COSTUME Fees: Recreational Classes - $70.00 per class.
Company Costumes - Average $75- $95
*Recital fees include recital ticket package for the family and a digital download recital video. Costume Payments due Nov. 1st or 10th with tuition. Recital Fees due by Feb. 1st.
*Each class has 1 costume per class. JBDA will try hard to keep costs down for 2nd or 3rd costumes.
I, by acknowledgement and complete agreement below, hereby declare both personally and/or as parent and/or legal guardian of the child that is or maybe less than 18 years of age (either party hereafter referred to as I and/or We) the following:
So that I and/or We can enjoy activities for which I may not be skilled I and/or We are informed that there is some inherent unavoidable risks, known and unknown, that may cause harm, loss, personal injury and in the most extreme cases even potentially death, in participating in any course of physical activity. Some risks cannot be avoided without destroying the unique character of these activities and can also be the cause of loss or damage to others, equipment and/or others personal property. Certain risks are indigenous to physical contact sports that involve any form of dance and any other activity that student, client, or spectator willfully engages in relation to or in affiliation with Just Be Dance Academy.
I and /or we expressively agree that I and/or we fully assume 100% complete and full responsibility for all risks described above and/or any of others known or unknown. And hereby hold harmless and release 100% of all and any liability and discharge Just Be Dance Academy LLC, and/or each and every student, client, Owner, Operator, Officer, Partner, contractor, teacher, employee, agent, representative, and/or assessors or assigns from any and all manners of action or actions, lawsuits, debts, liens, contracts, agreements, promises, insinuations, liabilities, claims, rights, obligations, negligence, damages, loses, and expenses of any nature whatsoever, known and unknown for which I and/or we have may have or may ever hereafter against each and/or every of the above referenced persons and/or entities by reason of use of any of the facilities, participating in any course of exercise , and/or any affiliation whatsoever with the all above.
I and/or We represent that students/Participants are in good physical and/or mental condition and that He/She has no impairments, ailments, disabilities or special circumstances to prevent them from undertaking any activity. And that if I and/or We have or become aware of a medical history, disorder, condition, concern, or any other doubt regarding any physical or mental issue that I and/or We should seek the consultation and/or examination of a Professional licensed physician before engaging in any and all activity or affiliation.
Furthermore, none of the parties above can unfortunately be held responsible, accountable, or liable for any and all personal property or public property in care of the undersigned. This includes but is not limited to damage, theft, or destruction of the same thereof and that I and/or We assume 100% full responsibility and risks of such property.
I and/or We finally acknowledge carefully reading, completely understanding, and agreeing 100% with the entire document releasing and discharging all and any future claims known and unknown expressively waiving any rights I may have against any of the above. I and/or We fully realize and understand that this is a binding legal document which completely eliminates any claims and effects any rights I may have with any affiliation specifically with Just Be Dance Academy LLC, all above, successors and/or assigns.
Code of Conduct
To ensure the smooth, safe running of Just Be Dance Academy and an enjoyable experience by all, below you will find our code of conduct. As always we are open to feedback, so if any of the requirements outlined below are unclear or concerning, please give us a call to discuss further. Following a formal meeting, we do reserve the right to dismiss or take disciplinary action on any students or parents who breach our studio's code of conduct.
Families who do not comply with their fee or costume payment obligations may be charged a late fee, and/or excluded from performances. External debt collection may occur when fees remain overdue and this will be at the expense of the client. Costume expenses are the responsibility of the parent, and costumes will not be issued to students with unpaid class fees.
No classes (including private lessons) or teachers are to be disturbed unless it is an emergency. Parents are not to approach teachers or students during class and if messages or food/drink/medication needs to be passed on to a student, it must be done through a Just Be Dance Academy staff member. All parents must wait in the waiting areas or outside of the studios until classes have been dismissed.
We are unable to take responsibility for our students before or after their scheduled classes and it is the responsibility of the parent to ensure their child is picked up and dropped off on time. In the case of an emergency or unavoidable delay, please contact the studio immediately to inform us of the situation so we can keep your child calm and safe until they can be collected.
Any questions or complaints must go through reception - parents and students are not permitted to contact Just Be Dance Academy teachers via phone, in person, or via email / social networking with studio issues unless it has been broached with the principal first. Personal meetings with the studio principal can happily be arranged via reception.
In the rare case of a parent or student showing disrespect or defamation to any parent, staff member or student, a meeting will be called immediately and dismissal may be considered at the discretion of the principal. Physical, mental, emotional or cyber bullying by parents, staff or students will not be tolerated and may result in dismissal from the studio.
Just Be Dance Academy takes no responsibility for any stolen or misplaced property on the studio premises and we encourage our families to avoid bringing valuable items into the studio where possible.
Only private lesson students are permitted to enter solo competitions and it must be with the permission of their teacher and choreographer.
Just Be Dance Academy management reserves the right to change teachers or timetabling when necessary at any time throughout the year.
Choreography, costuming and studio policies remain the intellectual property of Just Be Dance Academy and may not be reproduced or sold by any students, parents or staff without permission of the principal/s.
With the safety of our families a number one priority, Just Be dance Academy is very serious about upholding Child Protection laws and policies within the studio as well as at public performances and in the online arena (website and social media). As a YPAD Certified Studio, we also strive to hold ourselves to the highest standards of integrity and accountability by implementing safe boundaries and healthy artistry within our dance settings.
As part of your registration, you will have read and signed a media waiver allowing us to proudly use images and video footage of your student for advertising and promotional purposes. Should you have any concerns whatsoever with signing this declaration, please see our reception staff who will happily assist you.
We have a number of viewing windows / parent viewing sessions / and will be installing CCTV cameras within the studio rehearsal space which can be checked by parents and family members from the comfort of our waiting area.
Just Be Dance Academy is a Youth Protections in Dance (YPAD) certified studio.
Being YPAD Certified Means All Staff and Faculty Are:
• Background Checked/CPR Certified
• Mandated Reporters/ Trained in Prevention of Abuse
• Positive Role Models in Body Image, Language and Behavior
• Trained in Emotional Health, Physical Safety and Psychology of Injury
• Understanding of Nutrition and Eating Disorders
• Committed to Age Appropriate Artistic Choices in Music, Costumes, Movement and Concepts
• Healthy and Safe Social Media Practices
The directors and staff at Just Be Dance Academy are educated in the negative impact of inappropriate music and costume selection when it comes to performing dance routines and are wholeheartedly committed to ensuring children in all of our dance routines are not subjected to any inappropriate songs or costuming. We recognize that songs with sexist, explicit, violent, racist, homophobic or criminal content may influence our dancers and/or audience and will strive to avoid using such music. We are committed to restricting costumes that project sexuality, contain explicit graphic or textual content.
Our staff members have all been trained in first aid. We enforce a nut-free policy at the studio to ensure the safety of any students or parents with allergies to nuts or nut products and encourage gluten and dairy free foods when involved in fundraisers or studio events.
Just Be Dance Academy's Social Media Policy refers to all social networking sites, video/photo sharing sites, blogs, micro-blogs, wikis, podcasts, forums, instant messaging and geo-spatial tagging (for example, Facebook check-ins). Please see below for our regulations regarding Social Media and feel free to contact our office staff if you have any questions.
- Please remember that your anonymity on Social Media is never guaranteed and to exercise particular caution when posts, images or videos identify children in your care.
- Remain mindful that your behavior on Social Media remains in keeping with Just Be Dance Academy's code of conduct as outlined in our handbook.
- Any comments or posts perceived to be obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, discriminatory or hateful towards Just Be Dance Academy staff, students or families may subject the owner to disciplinary or legal action.
- Should you wish to engage on Social Media while identifying as a studio volunteer or employee, you may only do so with integrity, respect, and adhere to privacy and confidentiality policy.
- Any content revealing or referring to sensitive studio information is not allowed to be shared online.
- Intellectual property laws (for example, costume design and choreography) must be observed by all studio patrons when posting online.
- While affiliated with our studio, (for example, images of your child in Just Be Dance Academy uniforms) we will not tolerate any posts that are racially, sexually, physically or religiously offensive.
- All matters pertaining directly to the studio - whether it be fees, scheduling, placements or performance opportunities - may not be communicated via Social Media. We have an open door policy and encourage all communication, complaints and feedback to be communicated to the director directly.