TERMS & CONDITIONS - THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET SCHOOL
COVID POLICY (as at 23 May 2022)
Under The Australian Ballet School’s current COVID Safe Protocols, vaccinations are encouraged but not required to attend any class conducted by The School in Melbourne.
Interstate COVID-Safe protocols
For our interstate events (including ITP Specialised Coaching Classes, National Audition Tour and Open Masterclasses), the School will adhere to the applicable COVID safety settings and requirements of each individual State or Territory at the time of the event.
Respective COVID Safe Protocols will be advised in the class confirmation emails sent approximately two weeks prior to each event.
1. How to Make an Application or Purchase
1.1 Applications and Purchases can only be made via the School’s website: www.australianballetschool.com.au
1.2 By making an application or purchase, you agree to these terms and conditions.
1.3 You must fully read the relevant information on the website
1.4 You must fully read any relevant Information Sheet available via the website.
1.5 You must complete all required details at each stage of the online application.
1.6 Applicants for the Scholarship Awards or Auditions (National Audition Tour or Digital Auditions) must submit extra required material as detailed within the respective booking pages.
1.7 All stages of the application process must be completed by the respective due dates listed on the School’s website.
1.8 Auditionees may apply to audition once within one calendar year for the following year’s intake.
2. Age Limits
2.1 The School reserves the right to refuse or cancel an enrolment if an applicant does not fulfil the age requirements for their enrolled event.
3. Closing Dates and Availability
3.1 Applications/bookings for events must be made by the due date for each event, as listed on the School’s website.
3.2 Early booking is advised as numbers are limited and events may book out.
3.3 The School may, at its discretion, offer a wait list for events and, if applicable, offer places in order of their entry onto the wait list. If there is no response to such an offer within 24 hours, the offer will be made to the next person on the list.
4. Fees and Payment
4.1 Payment must be made via the School’s website to finalise a booking.
4.2 Applicants must enrol and pay in advance. Bookings cannot be made without payment.
4.3 Discounted “Early Bird Fees” for select events are generally available, at the School’s discretion, up until three weeks prior to an event start date. After that time, Standard Fees will apply.
5. Refund Policy & Cancellation Fees
5.1 Once payment is received for any class or event, refunds will only be available in the following circumstances:
a. The Australian Ballet School itself cancels an event/class, or part thereof (a full or partial refund will be issued, as applicable); or
b. An applicant is wholly unable to attend their allocated class due to government-imposed travel restrictions (a full refund will be issued); or
c. An applicant is unable to attend part or all of an event due to contracting COVID-19 or other medical reason, and a written refund request is received within one week of the event end date, accompanied by a COVID-19 test or medical certificate (a full or partial refund will be issued, as applicable); or
d. MERCHANDISE: If merchandise is defective, or is damaged during shipping, the School will refund the purchase price of the merchandise upon receipt of adequate proof of defect or damage.
5.2 A 15% Cancellation Fee will apply to any approved refunds to cover processing costs.
5.3 Non-Refundable situations:
a. Refunds will not apply where any breach of the School’s Terms and Conditions has occurred.
b. Refunds will not apply to change of mind.
6. Confirmation for Events (Including Open Classes, Auditions and Scholarship Awards)
6.1 Approximately two weeks prior to each event, parents of all enrolled participants will receive a confirmation email providing details of registration, venue and schedule.
6.2 If confirmation communication from the School has not been received one week prior to the event it is the applicant’s/parent’s responsibility to contact the School.
7.1 Venue details will be included in the class confirmation email to parents, sent approximately two weeks prior to the event.
7.2 For all enquiries, contact the School, not the venue, on 03 9669 2807 or email@example.com.
8. Costume and/or Dress
8.1 Preferred dress for Open Classes and Auditions:
a. Girls: Leotard, ballet tights, ballet shoes.
b. Boys: Singlet top/t-shirt and tights or full length tights/unitard with socks and ballet flats.
8.2 Preferred dress for term-based Melbourne classes, such as Kinder Classes and Children’s Classes:
a. Girls: leotard (own choice of colour), ballet tights or white ankle socks, ballet shoes.
b. Boys: black bike shorts, form-fitting plain t-shirt/singlet, white ankle socks, ballet shoes.
8.3 Please see Scholarship Awards application form for applicable costume/dress requirements.
9.1 The School reserves the right to make amendments to its schedule without prior notice either before or during a session or to cancel a session.
9.2 The School reserves the right to merge published age groups and schedule classes as required.
9.3 The School reserves the right to refuse any enrolment as permitted by law or to request a participant to leave a session if they are disruptive, late, or due to unpaid fees.
9.4 Any person found responsible for defacing or damaging the venue or equipment will be disqualified and an invoice raised to recover from them any costs of repair.
9.5 The School provides supervision of participants during session hours only.
9.6 The School and all venues used by it are non-smoking.
9.7 Waiting room facilities and studio seating are not available at venues.
10. Student Health and Emergencies
10.1 By making an application and/or booking a student into an event at The Australian Ballet School, the student’s parent/carer authorises staff of the School, in the event of an emergency, to obtain all necessary medical assistance and treatment for the student and agrees to meet any expenses attached to such treatment.
10.2 Parents must advise the School in advance of an event/session if their child has health problems and/or requires medication while attending a session. Staff of the School take care of applicants during their classes, but cannot be responsible for the administration of medication or ensuring suitable health precautions are in place to suit all participants.
10.3 An asthma and anaphylaxis plan must be completed if a participant is subject to either of these conditions.
10.4 For any other medical alerts we should be made aware of, please provide these in writing at registration.
10.5 Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03 9669 2807 to notify the School of any absences.
11. Risks and Loss
11.1 By booking into a session with the School, participants (or their parents/carers) acknowledge that activities are physical and may involve the risk of accidents occurring.
11.2 In the case of performances, applicants perform at their own risk and agree they are of good health and are physically able to participate in the performance. The School is not liable for any injury sustained during performances and associated classes.
11.3 The Australian Ballet School will not be liable for personal items lost or stolen. Valuables should not be brought into venues and any bags or other items should be left with someone nominated by the applicant at all times. Unidentified lost property will be held by The Australian Ballet School for one month only.
12. Recording, photographs, video, media and publicity
12.1 The Australian Ballet School may take and use photographs and videos during sessions of applicants for promotional and archival purposes. All material recorded is the copyright of The Australian Ballet School and not available for resale.
12.2 If you do not wish to have your child’s photograph or video used by The Australian Ballet School please advise us via email to email@example.com.
12.3 If photography or video is taking place, the applicant must, wherever possible, alert the photographer/videographer and remove themselves or re-locate so they are not being photographed or filmed.
12.4 Participants may not make recordings (including audio, videos or photos) or transmit by any mean, medium or device (including the internet, email and social media) any School-related activities (either at the Ballet Centre or other venues).
12.5 Recordings of class work are not provided to participants.
13.1 The Australian Ballet School collects and uses applicant information in accordance with the relevant privacy legislation.
14.1 All members of staff at The Australian Ballet School are highly skilled dance professionals and have undergone a Working with Children Check from the Department of Justice, Victoria.
15. Child Safe Standards
15.1 The School’s commitment to child safety is based on the Seven Child Safety Standards that align with the Victorian Child Safe Standards and related child protection laws. These standards and the three principles underpin the development of the School’s work systems, practices, policies and procedures to protect children to maintain a child safe environment and embed an organisational culture of child safety within the School community. The School is committed to the protection of all children from all forms of child abuse and demonstrates this commitment through the implementation of Child Protection policies designed to empower children and to keep children safe.
16.1 The School does not provide any participant with individual feedback outside of sessions/classes.
16.2 No further feedback or discussion will be entered into following Open Masterclasses, Auditions or the Scholarship Awards.