I have read, understood and agree to the following terms and conditions of enrolment with the ExitLeft Performance Academy.
ExitLeft reserves the right to alter classes, pricing and terms and conditions at any time.
1. GENERAL STUDIO RULES
1.1 All students must adhere to the ExitLeft code of conduct.
1.2 All students must adhere to the ExitLeft dress code.
1.3 No food or chewing gum is permitted in the teaching studio. Food should only be consumed in the waiting area. Chewing gum is never acceptable.
1.4 Please do not leave any children unattended in the studio for long periods without first discussing with the Studio Manager.
1.5 Early pick up from class should be advised to the Studio Manager or if necessary to the teacher at the beginning of class.
1.6 Students should not use the premises for boisterous play.
1.7 All young students must be escorted to and from the building by guardian or agent.
1.8 Any student who repeatedly disrupts the class will be dismissed from the class. A parent/guardian and teacher conference must take place before a dismissed student may return to class.
1.9 Students can only enrol in individual singing lessons if they are participating in a performance class.
1.10 Individual acting lessons are only available for students who are participating in a performance class and who need specific assistance with audition or performance material.
1.11 Students must be participating in a Performance Class to be a part of the Stage School Project.
1.12 ExitLeft does not take students for individual singing lessons if the student is studying with another private singing teacher.
2. STUDENT CONDUCT
2.1 Students are expected to behave appropriately and treat everyone with respect at all times.
2.2 Students are to respect the physical boundaries of other students and staff
2.3 Kindness must be shown to all fellow students. Ostracization, insulting, name-calling, harassment or any other bullying behaviour (including through social media) will not be tolerated.
2.4 Students are expected to follow all instructions by staff members and comply quickly.
2.5 Older students are role-models, and therefore are expected to demonstrate appropriate behaviour and language.
2.6 Students must keep communal areas tidy and put rubbish in the bins.
2.7 Students must respect and care for studio costumes, equipment and facilities.
2.8 Students behaving inappropriately will be given warnings and if necessary removed from class.
2.9 ExitLeft reserves the right to withdraw students from the academy for inappropriate behaviour by a student or parent.
3. PARENT/GUARDIAN CONDUCT
3.1 Honesty and integrity are expected.
3.2 Parents/guardians are to demonstrate respect for faculty and staff at all times. If disrespect is shown to a staff member, the family may be asked to leave ExitLeft.
3.3 Parents/guardians to please respect and follow the advice and direction provided by teachers and be supportive of their children’s efforts. It is more important to focus on children’s efforts and long term progression than whether they currently win or lose.
3.4 Parents/guardians should appreciate that children participate in our class for their own enjoyment and personal development.
3.5 Parents/guardians should please teach their children respect for other students, teachers, adjudicators and examiners and lead by example.
3.6 ExitLeft reserves the right to ask a student to leave the School for inappropriate behaviour by a parents/guardian.
3.7 Parents/guardians should refrain from entering classes unless an arrangement has been made with a teacher. This includes studios not in use, and extends to siblings.
4.1 We do not allow parent/guardians to view classes as we like our students to fully focus within the learning environment and to ensure our performances are a surprise! From time to time we will invite parent/guardians to a mini-performance or showing. Occasionally new students may need parental support for the first lesson. Students who are not able to be left unaccompanied after this time may not be ready for classes and their enrolment paused.
5. RESONSIBILITY TO BE AWARE OF DATES AND EVENTS
5.1 It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to be aware of all ExitLeft activities, such as rehearsals, concerts and events, extra classes, and dates ExitLeft is open or closed. ExitLeft will post all such notices on the ExitLeft Facebook groups and send emails/sms to parent/guardians.
5.2 It is the responsibility of the parent/guardians to inform ExitLeft of any address, telephone, or email address change.
6. COMPETITIONS AND EXAMS
6.1 ExitLeft may participate in local eisteddfods and exams throughout the year, both in solo and group items. Participation is encouraged but is not compulsory.
6.2 Other group competitions and exams throughout the year are entered at the Owner and Principal’s discretion.
6.3 Parents may enter students in any competition and exams, but will be solely responsible for attendance and accompaniment.
7. CONCERTS AND PERFORMANCES
7.1 Student involvement in performances is encouraged, but is not compulsory.
7.2 We request full attendance at all rehearsals prior to performances. Rehearsals may take the place of weekly lessons in the preceding week(s) therefore no reimbursement of fees will be applicable.
7.3 ExitLeft reserves the right to re-consider participation in performances and groups by students who miss three or more classes/rehearsals in the final weeks leading to performances.
8. DRESS CODE
8.1 Students are not required to attend class in any specific uniform. Students are to have their midriff covered and for shorts and skirts to be an appropriate rehearsal length.
8.2 Closed toe shoes are expected to be worn in all classes.
8.3 Dancewear should only be worn to a specified dance rehearsal and is not suitable for any tuition in a one-on-one situation.
9. PERFORMANCE ATTIRE
9.1 Students will wear costumes or uniform as specified by ExitLeft.
9.2 Students to turn up to performance with neat hair, and girls with long hair should have it styled to suit the performance. Older girls are encouraged to wear suitable makeup depending on the event.
9.3 Any non costume item must be supplied by the student at their own cost.
9.4 Students must wear the performance attire correctly.
9.5 Clothing should not be damaged, dirty or un-ironed.
10. TUITION FEES
10.1 Payment for tuition fees are made weekly via a direct debit system of our choosing.
10.2 Enrolment is ongoing from the date of commencement.
10.3 Debits are made every Monday commencing from the first Monday of the week the student commences.
10.4 There are no payments debited during scheduled holiday breaks.
10.5 Upfront payment may be offered in exceptional circumstances.
10.6 Upfront payment is for a period of six months paid prior to the start of Term 1 or 3. No refund will be given if a student withdraws from the Academy prior to the conclusion of this period.
10.7 Students are only able to withdraw from the academy at the end of term.
10.8 Notice of withdrawal must be given to ExitLeft in writing on or before the notification date for each term.
10.9 Withdrawal notification dates for 2018 are: Term 1- 26 March; Term 2 – 18 June; Term 3 – 10 September, Term 4 – 26 November.
10.10 If notification is received after these dates you will continued to be billed for the following term.
11.1 The ExitLeft Workplace Health and Safety Policy outlines our commitment to our students, customers and visitors.
11.2 It is the responsibility of the Parent/guardian and student to notify their teacher in the event of injury, medical condition, or allergies suffered by your child.
11.3 Basic first aid is available to every student. Due to government regulations we are unable to provide anyone with Panadol or equivalent medication.
11.4 In the unlikely event of injury requiring treatment by a doctor, an ambulance will be called to the studio. Any Parent/guardian opposed to this should advise this on enrolment. Every effort will be made to contact the Parent/guardian if this situation arises.
12.1 Performance can be a physical activity and the teacher or teaching assistant may have to assist your child’s understanding of an action, posture or position by physical contact e.g. assisting students to move into a line, checking breath support. You consent to employees, sub-contractors, contractors and directors of ExitLeft having contact with your child in this regard.
12.2 Should your child hurt themselves, you consent to employees, sub-contractors, contractors and management of ExitLeft to attend to your child whilst ExitLeft wait for the nominated guardian to take over.
12.3 Your child’s enrolment into a ExitLeft class is voluntary and participation in the class and the activities may involve numerous risks of injury, including sprains and falls and you are aware these are risks for your child.
12.4 ExitLeft classes may take place at times in locations other than the studio. You consent to your child attending these excursions with us, within walking distance of the studio.
13.1 ExitLeft reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to teach classes.
13.2 If a substitute teacher is unavailable, missed classes will be made-up or a refund/credit note given.
14. MiISSED LESSONS AND MAKE-UPS
14.1 No make-up lessons will be given for missed lessons unless absence is due to serious illness and prior arrangements have been made.
14.2 No refunds or pro-rated tuition are given for missed classes (school activities do not qualify for make-up classes).
14.3 If your child is involved in a special ExitLeft performance or event, the rehearsals and performances for this event may replace their regularly scheduled class or lessons and the cost is written against weekly lesson fees.
15. UNEXPECTED INTERRUPTION OF CLASSES
15.1 If ExitLeft must cancel classes due to an Act of God or events beyond our control such as power outages, the missed lessons will be added on to the end of the teaching year. No refunds or make up classes will be applicable.
16. PHOTO RELEASE
16.1 Enrolment in ExitLeft provides permission to take photographs and video and use the name of the student to use in brochures, web sites, social media, posters, advertisements and other promotional materials.
17. BUSINESS MATTERS
17.1 Business matters must be directed to the Office Manager or to the Owner and Principal in the first instance. To voice concerns or questions with the Owner and Principal, please make an appointment for a scheduled meeting.
17.2 Teachers should not be contacted via their personal facebook accounts.
18. RELEASE AND DISCLAIMER
18.1 Enrolment in any class or private lesson constitutes agreement to a waiver of liability for injuries or illness contracted while a student is at the Studio.
18.2 Clients assume full responsibility for any and all damages, injuries (including death) or losses that he/she may sustain or incur, if any, while attending, practicing, participating in, or witnessing any class or private session part of the ExitLeft program, occurring in or about ExitLeft premises. Clients assume full risk, waives all claims and release and hold ExitLeft, its instructors, or partners of said program, individually or otherwise harmless for any and all claims for injuries or damages.
18.3 In consideration of (clients) participation in and the use of ExitLeft facilities, he/ she hereby releases and covenants not to sue ExitLeft, its owners, directors, offices, employees, representatives, agents, trustees and lessees from any and all present claims resulting from ordinary negligence and inherent risk of use of facilities and equipment of ExitLeft including but not limited to any loss, injury, damage or liability sustained by him/her while on or about the premises of ExitLeft.
19. LIMITY OF LIABILITY
19.1 ExitLeft do not exclude or limit – a. The application of any provision of any statute (including the Competition and Consumer Act 2010) where to do so would contravene that statute or cause any part of this clause 12 to be void; or
b. Direct losses and damages which arise only as a result of ExitLeft’s gross negligence (which means where ExitLeft commits an act or allows an omission to occur in reckless disregard the consequences of the act or omission).
19.2 Except where clause 19.1 applies, ExitLeft excludes all statutory liability, tortious liability (including but not limited to liability in negligence), the general law or statute, liability for all direct, economic, consequential or indirect losses, expenses, damages and costs incurred by you, arising out of or relating to the attendance at class, including, but not limited to, liability for gross negligence and except to the extent of clause 20.1(a), ExitLeft is not responsible or liable for any indirect consequential or economic damages.
WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY
Management is firmly committed to a policy enabling all work activities to be carried out safely, and with all possible measures taken to remove (or at least reduce) risks to the health, safety and welfare of workers, contractors, authorized visitors, and anyone else who may be affected by our operations.
We are committed to ensuring we comply with the Work Health and Safety Act 2012, the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 and applicable Codes of Practice and Australian Standards as far as possible.
Will provide and maintain as far as possible:
A safe working environment
Safe systems of work
Plant and substances in safe condition
Facilities for the welfare of workers
Information, instruction, training and supervision that is reasonably necessary to ensure that each worker is safe from injury and risks to health
A commitment to consult and co-operate with workers in all matters relating to health and safety in the workplace
A commitment to continually improve our performance through effective safety management.
Each worker has an obligation to:
Comply with safe work practices, with the intent of avoiding injury to themselves and others and damage to plant and equipment
Take reasonable care of the health and safety of themselves and others
Wear personal protective equipment and clothing where necessary
Comply with any direction given by management for health and safety
Not misuse or interfere with anything provided for health and safety
Report all accidents and incidents on the job immediately, no matter how trivial
Report all known or observed hazards to their supervisor or manager.
APPLICATION OF THIS POLICY
We seek the co-operation of all workers, clients and other persons. We encourage suggestions for realizing our health and safety objectives to create a safe working environment with a zero accident rate. This policy applies to all business operations and functions, including those situations where workers are required to work off-site.
Policy authorized by: Ian Williams, Owner and Principal Date: 1/11/17