|At STARZ CENTRE we have an information booklet with all of our policies and procedures. When students register for classes a copy of our information booklet is given to parents so they are fully aware of our rules and it is expected that students will abide by these. Below is a copy of some of our general rules, other more specific policies appear on the relevant pages of this website, eg: UNIFORMS, COMPETITIONS etc.|
Our registration fee is $20 per student per year. Lessons will not commence until this amount has been paid.
Fees are payable in the following ways:
Term in advance - Paid by week 3 of each term
Only Adult classes are payable weekly
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FEES, PLEASE CALL OUR STUDIO ON 02 4421 8802
A student may not commence the next term if fees for the previous term are owing.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, cheques, EFTPOS, direct deposit and cash for payments. Once enrolled, students are required to attend and pay for ALL lessons until termination is advised by the parent or carer to the Principal. No refunds will be given for any reason once fees have been accepted. Accounts may be paid off in installments only by prior arrangement with the Principal or Office Manager.
Direct Deposit details:
Account Name: Starz Centre
BSB Number: 012 787
Account Number: 4853 03156
Please put students name in deposit details as a reference.
ALL unpaid fees will be referred to a collections agency at the end of each year. Any charges incurred in collecting unpaid debts will be added to the debt for payment by the debtor.
In the event of dishonoured cheques all bank charges & fees will be charged back to you and lessons may be suspended until fees and charges are paid.
TERM DATES AND HOLIDAYS
Starz Centre follows public school structure for school terms and holidays. Public holidays do not usually affect normal lessons as well as pupil-free days, but there will be no lessons on the Saturday or Monday of the Easter weekend if these dates are during the dance term.
Our timetables remain the same until exams are over, once preparations for the concert start slight changes can be made to the timetable. Copies of our timetable are available at reception.
CORRECTIONS & BEHAVIOUR
Students are expected to behave in class and listen to the teacher at all times. Teachers will verbally discipline students if necessary, and if a student becomes disruptive, he or she will be asked to leave the class. Please also note that there will be times when the teachers may employ hands-on adjusting corrections to the students.
No-one is permitted to stay in the studio during lessons (pre-school classes excepted until settled), blinds remain closed for all classes. Parents may remain on the premises but siblings must be controlled both in the studio area and the breezeway, please also refrain from bringing skateboards, bikes etc for siblings to use in the breezeway as there are other tenants in our building and it is very annoying for them to have children riding/skating past!
Attendance is taken at each class and recognition is given at the end of the year for perfect attendance. Students are expected to attend all classes as absences inhibit progress. Students should be ready for class at designated time. We understand that being late is sometimes unavoidable, however, a pupil who is more than 10 minutes late for class may be asked by the teacher to observe rather than take class. This is not a disciplinary measure, but it is done with the student's best interests in mind. A student who misses the beginning exercises runs the risk of injury by not being properly warmed up. Please make sure the student understands this .
MINIMUM CLASS SIZES
In the event of a class dropping below the minimum class size of 3 students, we reserve the right to cancel the class and recommend students to another class where appropriate.
COMPLAINTS & DIFFICULTIES
Any complaints and/or difficulties can, generally, easily be resolved. If you have any problems please feel free to contact Miss Jaime by either making an appointment to see her outside of class time or by leaving a message on the studio answering machine so I can call back at a convenient time. Please do not call me at home unless it is an emergency .
These are to be booked at the front desk in the private lesson diary. Fees are payable at the time of the lesson to the teacher. Students are to be warmed-up prior to the commencement of the lesson. Private lessons can also be booked to work on syllabus work closer to exam dates.
VIDEOING & PHOTOGRAPHY
As video taping any music is an infringement of copyright, a licence is required to tape, video tape, edit or make soundtrack recording. Starz Centre For Performing Arts holds licences from APRA, AMCOS, ARIA and PPCA. Under the above licences personal or private videoing is not permitted at any event organised by Starz Centre For Performing Arts.
For safety reasons, any photography including use of mobile phones to record, is not permitted during any performances organised by Starz Centre For Performing Arts. Flash photography during awards, presentations etc is accepted.
These are handed out as well as being emailed regularly to keep parents informed of upcoming events. These are placed on the noticeboards as well. Please read these to ensure that you are fully informed of what's happening. There is also a notice board in the kitchen area for your convenience. Please read it regularly to keep up to date.
CREATIVE & CHOREOGRAPHIC COPYRIGHT
All dances created at Starz Centre For Performing Arts by any studio employee remains the property of Starz Centre and cannot be taken to another studio for performance without exception. Also, Starz Centre's AMCOS number can only be used by currently enrolled students.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
To avoid conflict of interest it is a policy of the Starz Centre of Performing Arts that NO student shall be enrolled at any other dance school without the prior knowledge and approval of the Principal.