Arete Dance Studios (ABN 67165732552)

Terms and Conditions

Terminology Arête Dance Studios - Is the collective term used to identify Arête Academy of Arts Pty Ltd T/As Arête Dance Studios, Arête Dance, Arête Arts, Prima Dance Australia, First Dance, Immerse Contemporary Youth Company, and Australian Institute of Dance Education, their employees, officers, volunteers and agents (collectively “Arête Dance Studios”). Activity - Refers to all activities undertaken during enrolment with Arête Academy of Arts Pty Ltd T/As Arête Dance Studios, Arete Dance, Arete Arts, Prima Dance Australia, First Dance, Immerse Contemporary Youth Company, and Australian Institute of Dance Education, their employees, officers, volunteers and agents (collectively “Arête Dance Studios”). Activities can be delivered face to face or online by Arete Dance Studios to the students. Participant - Refers to the person who will be participating in the activity. Liability Waiver – Online & Face to Face Delivery In consideration for being allowed to participate in this Activity, parents, guardians and students, release from liability and waive their right to sue Arête Academy of Arts Pty Ltd T/As Arête Dance Studios, Arête Dance, Arête Arts, Prima Dance Australia, First Dance, Immerse Contemporary Youth Company, and Australian Institute of Dance Education, their employees, officers, volunteers and agents (collectively “Arête Dance Studios”) from any and all claims, including claims of the Arête Dance Studio’s negligence, resulting in any physical injury, illness (including death) or economic loss I may suffer or which may result from my participation in this Activity either face to face or online, travel to and from the Activity (including air travel), or any events incidental to this Activity including online delivery. I am voluntarily participating in this Activity both online, at home and at the studio. I understand that there are risks associated with my participation in this Activity, such as physical and/or psychological injury, pain, suffering, illness, disfigurement, temporary or permanent disability, death or economic loss. These injuries or outcomes may arise from my own or other’s actions, inactions, or negligence, or the condition of the Activity location (s) or facility (ies). Nonetheless, I assume all risks of my participation in this Activity, whether known or unknown to me, including travel to and from the Activity (including air travel) or any events incidental to this Activity. Parents, guardians and students agree to hold Arête Dance Studios harmless from any and all claims, loss or damage to their personal property, liabilities and costs, including attorney’s fees, as a result of my participation in this Activity, including travel to and from the Activity (including air travel) or any events incidental to this Activity both face to face and online. If Arête Dance Studios incurs any of these types of expenses, I agree to reimburse Arête Dance Studios. In participating in the face to face and online classes, parents, guardians and students understand that they have sourced and read this document and agree to it freely. Parents, guardians and students understand the legal consequences of agreeing to this document, including (a) releasing Arête Dance Studios from all liability, (b) waiving their right to sue Arête Dance Studios, (c) and assuming all risks of participating in this Activity, including travel to and from the Activity (including air travel) or any events incidental to this Activity both face to face and online. If parents, guardians or students need medical treatment as a result of their participation in this Activity, travel to and from the Activity (including air travel), or any events incidental to this Activity, they agree to be financially responsible for any costs incurred as a result of such treatment. Parents, guardians and students are aware that Arête Dance Studios does not provide health insurance for them and that they should carry their own health insurance. 4 Arete Dance Studios – Policy Document | version 8.0 updated 23/02/2020 Privacy Policy We value your privacy and as a result we have adopted the following Privacy Policy. This policy relates to all information produced by or collected by all affiliates of Arête Academy of Arts Pty Ltd T/As Arête Dance Studios. 1. Arête Dance Studios Will Familiarise Itself with Internal Privacy Policies, Processes and Procedures. All faculty of Arête Dance Studios are briefed and managed in handling client and information of a private nature. Our Privacy Officer manages compliance of all personnel, clients and participants regarding this Privacy Policy. Arête Dance Studios offers effective management solutions required in cases of policy breach or human error. 2. Arête Dance Studios Director Employs Faculty in the Roles and Responsibilities for Privacy. Mr Simon Ison is the acting Privacy Policy accountability staff member responsible for the overall management of staff handling of private information. Arête Dance Studios Administration are also key staff employed by the company to manage all private information. Our Privacy Officer understands Arête Dance Studios' responsibility under the Privacy Act and handles all: a. Access and correction requests, b. Complaints, c. Enquiries regarding personal information handling practices. 3. Arête Dance Studios Considers Privacy During Project Planning. During all project planning and execution, both the Privacy Officer and Director will conduct a Privacy Impact Assessment on the planned project prior to executing said project. All risks to privacy impact are assessed and adjustments made to the Arête Dance Studios Data Breach Response Plan are made in this consultation phase. 4. Arête Dance Studios Only Collects the Personal Information Needed. Arête Dance Studios only collects personal information needed and encourages interaction with clients openly, anonymously or by using pseudonym (some exceptions apply). Arête Dance Studios collects information as part of the enrolment process. This information may be of a personal nature and can include: a. Details of educational background, b. Employment history, c. Current employment status, d. Language, literacy and numeracy skills, e. Ethnicity and other information required for either employment or study purposes. The purpose of this information collection is to allow the development of an effective training and assessment program in accordance with the needs of the individual. Any personal information you supply Arête Dance Studios during the enrolment process will not be used for marketing purposes. Arête Dance Studios is required to keep your records for compliance with the standards set for registered training organisations and as prescribed by the Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD). Access to these records is strictly controlled. 5. Arête Dance Studios Information Use and Disclosure. Arête Dance Studios will only use and disclose personal information for the primary purpose for which it has been collected. Participants, Students, clients and faculty are not permitted to use or disclose any private information about Arête Dance Studios without prior written consent of the Privacy Officer or Director. Exceptions are as follows: a. he individual has consented to the use or disclosure of the information. 5 Arete Dance Studios – Policy Document | version 8.0 updated 23/02/2020 b. The individual would reasonably expect the use or disclosure and the other purpose relates (or for sensitive information, directly relates) to the primary purpose of the collection. c. The use or disclosure is required or authorised by law. Arête Dance Studios limits the need to use personal information where possible and expects the same code of conduct from its students, clients and faculty. 6. Arête Dance Studios Information Overseas Disclosure. Arête Dance Studios does not disclose private information with any overseas recipients unless the recipient meets the APP guidelines. 7. Arête Dance Studios Takes Care When Handling Sensitive Information. All personal information is handled by the Privacy Officer, Administrator and Director or an approved faculty member acting on behalf of one of these employees at the discretion of the Arête Dance Studios Director. Arête Dance Studios gives higher levels of privacy protection to sensitive information as required by the Privacy Act regarding use and disclosure. Sensitive information pertaining to: a. Racial or ethnic origins, b. Religious beliefs or affiliations and c. Sexual orientation or practices, d. Health, e. Genetics and biometrics are all included. f. Arête Dance Studios will only collect this information from an individual where needed and with the individual’s consent. All participants, clients, students and faculty are also required to adhere to this policy. 8. Arête Dance Studios Access to Personal Information. Arête Dance Studios Privacy Officer and Director are the authorised personnel to directly access personal information. By limiting the access to this information, Arête Dance Studios protects its members. 9. Arête Dance Studios Security of Personal Information. Arête Dance Studios will ensure reasonable steps are taken to protect personal information from unauthorised access, modification, disclosure, interference, misuse or loss. Arête Dance Studios also takes reasonable steps to destroy or de-identify personal information when it is no longer needed for any purpose permitted under the Privacy Act unless Arête Dance Studios is required or authorised by law. 10. Arête Dance Studios Data Breach Response Plan. Rarely does Arête Dance Studios data breaches occur however, in the event a breach does happen Arête Dance Studios will: a. Contain the breach and do a preliminary assessment of the breach, b. Evaluate the risks associated with the breach, c. Notify all parties involved in the breach, d. Take action to prevent further breaches. Arête Dance Studios regards its daily operations of all activities, enrolments, courses, classes, class content, student progress, choreography and other details pertaining to Arête Dance Studios as private and does not give consent to any person sharing this information without formal written consent from either the Director or Privacy Officer. Failure to comply will result in legal action against the perpetrator. 6 Arete Dance Studios – Policy Document | version 8.0 updated 23/02/2020 Terms & Conditions Cancellation, Refund & No-Show Policy We respect that your time is valuable, and we appreciate that you understand ours is too. All invoices are due and payable prior to the commencement of any activity delivered by Arete Dance Studios, both face to face and online. Failure to pay will result in unavailability of activity or services until the account balance is brought to zero. Arête Dance Studios has a 24-hour cancellation policy. Any cancellations that occur 24 hours or more before the scheduled activity class/course/enrolment start time/date can be re-booked at no additional cost to the client. The following scheduled activity scheduled start time/dates apply. • All VET Certificate Enrolments and Courses – 24 hours cancellation policy applies to the 24-hour period prior to the first date of the course commencement. Once the course has commenced the 24-hour cancellation period has passed and no cancellation is permitted without financial penalty. The financial penalty is the full cost of the course/enrolment. • All Non-VET Certificate Dance Sessions/Classes/Enrolments – 24-hour cancellation policy applies to the 24-hour period prior to the commencement of the dance term. Once the dance term has commenced the 24-hour cancellation period has passed and no cancellation is permitted without financial penalty. The financial penalty is the full cost of the term fees. Cancellations Any cancellations by/for the client that occur within the 24-hour period will be referred to the Arête Dance Studios Director and will result in a cancelled booking fee being applied. The booking fee will be equal to the value of the Activity class/course/enrolment cost for that booking which had been made and subsequently cancelled. No Show Without Proper Cancellation Clients who make a class/enrolment/enrolment Activity booking and subsequently fail to present for their designated Activity, without cancelling as per the cancellations policy, will result in a cancelled booking fee being applied. The booking fee will be equal to the value of the total Activity cost/enrolled class costs/total course cost/total enrolment cost for that booking which had been made and subsequently cancelled. Arête Dance Studios do not issue refunds for any cancelled Activity bookings or no-shows. Refund Policy Arête Dance Studios does not grant refunds under any circumstances. Grievance Policy Arête Dance Studios aims to resolve problems and grievances promptly and as close to the source as possible. If necessary, our procedure has been developed to graduate any steps required for further discussions and resolution at higher levels of authority. Statement of General Principles • Complaints must be fully described by the person with the grievance, in writing addressed to the Director via means of sealed envelope delivery and signed by the complainant or by email. • Where applicable, the person(s) should be given the full details of the allegation(s) against them. 7 Arete Dance Studios – Policy Document | version 8.0 updated 23/02/2020 • The person(s) against whom the grievance/complaint is made should have the opportunity and be given a reasonable time to put their side of the story before resolution is attempted. • Proceedings should be conducted honestly, fairly and without bias. • The Director may cease or alter a resolution process if it’s conduct is deemed to be negatively impacting Arête Dance Studios or its members. Procedure The following is a four-level process: 1. Arête Dance Studios Faculty attempts to resolve the complaint as close to the source as possible. This level is quite informal and verbal or written format is acceptable. ↓ If the matter is not resolved: 2. Arête Dance Studios Faculty notifies parties (in writing or otherwise) as to the substance of the grievance and states the remedy sought. Discussion should be held between Arête Dance Studios Faculty and any other relevant party. This level will usually be informal, but either party may request written statements and agreements. Generally, this level should not exceed 14 working days. ↓ If the matter is not resolved: 3. Arête Dance Studios Faculty dealing with the matter must refer the matter to the Director (or Board of Directors if applicable). A grievance taken to this level must be in writing from Arête Dance Studios Faculty and party in grievance. The Arête Dance Studios Faculty responsible will forward to the Director any additional information thought to be relevant. The Director will provide a written response to the party in grievance. The Director will also communicate with any other parties involved or deemed relevant before providing a resolution or conclusion. Where possible, this level should not exceed 5 working days following the next scheduled meeting. ↓ If the matter is not resolved: 4. The party in grievance will be advised of his/her rights to pursue the matter with external authorities if they so wish. Should the party in grievance or Arête Dance Studios choose to terminate or cease of any kind the party in grievances enrolment at Arête Dance Studios, the Cancellations, Fees & Refund Policy will be enforceable and all fees are payable to Arête Dance Studios as per enrolment conditions. 8 Arete Dance Studios – Policy Document | version 8.0 updated 23/02/2020 Social Media & Information Policy Social Media, ICT & Media Release Policy Social Media of Any Form Policy This policy applies to all members of Arête Dance Studios. It is intended to assist participants, parents, faculty and students in making appropriate decisions regarding the use of social media. This includes but is not limited to: • Blogs, • Wikis, • Social networking websites, • Podcasts, • Forums, • Message boards, • Comments on web-based articles. Example web-based platforms include: o Twitter, o Facebook, o LinkedIn, o Instagram and all other social media platforms. Please note that Arête Dance Studios constantly monitors the use of social media by its members and will act where necessary, to enforce this policy. Any breach of this policy will result in immediate dismissal from Arête Dance Studios of the perpetrator without warning. All communications we make using social media which promote our services, or any insurance products can only be made by Arête Dance Studios designated faculty and must have been through our formal approval process. Otherwise, you must not make any communication using social media which does not promote our services or could be seen to be negative, derogatory, gossip or defamatory against Arête Dance Studios or any of its members. This means that broadly: • You must not negatively discuss or mention any specific or non-specific Arête Dance Studios faculty, students, trainers, participants, parents or services. • You must not negatively or in any derogatory fashion, discuss our services. • You must not disclose to any person our services or details regarding Arête Dance Studios that are not publicly listed by Arête Dance Studios. • You must not invite or encourage any customer or potential customer to contact you to do any of the above. • You must not post any imagery of yourself or others at Arête Dance Studios, an Arête Dance Studios event or whilst representing Arête Dance Studios in any form of unprofessional manner including but not limited to: o Nudity, o Partial nudity, o Exposing personal or private body parts, o Inferring any sexual connotation of self or others, o Any imagery of Arête Dance Studios members without their written consent, 9 Arete Dance Studios – Policy Document | version 8.0 updated 23/02/2020 o Any imagery showing the logos of Arête Dance Studios in any way other than intended by Arête Dance Studios, o Any unapproved imagery of self or others whilst in Arête Dance Studios uniform/s or any other imagery deemed inappropriate by Arête Dance Studios. • You must not upload, post, forward or post a link to any abusive, obscene, discriminatory, harassing, derogatory or defamatory content. • You must never disclose commercially sensitive, anti-competitive, private or confidential information. • You must not post any written comments or prose on any social media platform pertaining to activities of yourself or others at Arête Dance Studios, an Arête Dance Studios event or whilst representing Arête Dance Studios in any form of unprofessional manner. • You must not use social media at all during class, warm up, cool down, theory or event call times at Arête Dance Studios or any Arête Dance Studios event. • You must be honest and open but be mindful of the impact your contribution might make to people’s perceptions of us as a company. If you make a mistake in a contribution, be prompt in admitting and correcting it. • Any breach of these restrictions will amount to gross misconduct and will result in consequences including but not limited to: o Wi-Fi ban, o Social media ban, o ICT use ban whilst at Arête Dance Studios. If you are in any doubt as to what you can and cannot say using social media, then please contact the Arête Dance Studios Director. Media Subject Matter Release Policy Arête Dance Studios reserves the right to use footage of its participants, parents, students and faculty for marketing, social media and promotional purposes. Media subject matter content may contain but is not limited to the following: • Still or moving images of you, • Voice recordings of you, • Video footage of you, • Written text that you have produced. Arête Dance Studios will not pay royalties for any media collected and will not accept claims for remuneration or residuals from any party for any project a participant, parent, student, child or faculty member has been involved. No party (faculty member, parent or student) has any right to claim copyright of the media material held by Arête Dance Studios. It must be understood that Arête Dance Studios reserves the unrestrained right in perpetuity to own, utilize and maintain use of the material as it deems relevant. This policy is maintained whether or not the subject (person) of the media is still a current faculty member, parent, participant or student of Arête Dance Studios. All participants, faculty members, parents and students are advised that all media subject matter may be used in all formats of media, including: • As public displays, 10 Arete Dance Studios – Policy Document | version 8.0 updated 23/02/2020 • As a representation, • As a reproduction or, • As an adaptation either complete, in part, alone or regarding any wording or drawing. • This media policy extends for any relevant or otherwise deemed necessary use by Arête Dance Studios without any further consent by the individual. All faculty members, parents and students’ fully waiver any actions that may be legally available to them regarding any action against Arête Dance Studios or its employees relating but not limited to: o Libel, o Slander, o Invasion of privacy, o Right of publicity or, o False light arising out of or in relation to the utilisation of the media subject matter. Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Policy This policy applies to both Arête Dance Studios and Personally owned ICT devices. It is acceptable for students of Arête Dance Studios to use any personal or Academy ICT in the following ways: • Assigned class work or assignments set by Arête Dance Studios Faculty. • Partner Education Institute required tasks. • Developing appropriate literacy, communication and information skills. • Authoring text, artwork, audio visual material for publication on the intranet, internet for educational purposes and as supervised by approved Academy faculty. • Conducting general research for Arête Dance Studios activities and projects. Accessing online references such as dictionaries or encyclopedias. Any other use is deemed unacceptable and will result in disciplinary action which may involve termination of access to both personal or Arête Dance Studios ICT, Wi-Fi use and all other ICT related products or any other disciplinary action deemed necessary by Arête Dance Studios. Personal ICT items may also be confiscated during Arête Dance Studios hours by Arête Dance Studios Faculty. This may include but is not limited to: • Mobile phones, • Tablet devices, • Laptops. 11 Arete Dance Studios – Policy Document | version 8.0 updated 23/02/2020 Human Resources Policy Bullying & Harassment Policy Bullying Types & Methods All participants, parents, staff and students should be warned that spreading gossip or rumours may expose them to a defamation action. Arête Dance Studios strictly prohibits all the following or any other forms of bullying: • Deliberately withholding information, authority, support or resources necessary to fulfill the requirements of the job which others receive. • Changing a person’s job description without consultation and imposing it without right of reply. • Ignoring, marginalising, labelling, dismissing as unimportant people towards peers, ideas, opinions, contributions etc. • Criticism which cannot be justified or reconciled with reality or disagrees with the assessment of others. • Isolating, cold-shouldering, snubbing, ignoring. • Demeaning, belittling, ridiculing, patronising, degrading, humiliating especially in front of others. • Refusal to acknowledge performance, achievement, results, worth, value, success etc. • Refusal to clarify job or task descriptions and functions. • Setting unrealistic conditions, objectives, or deadlines or changing these at short, or without notice unless under reasonable decision of the Arête Dance Studios Director. • Encouraging members of parent body, Arête Dance Studios faculty or student body to snoop, eavesdrop or snitch. • Any behaviour whose intent is to make the target feel useless. • Behaviour which is inappropriately aggressive and indicative of lack of self-control e.g. thumping the table, shouting or swearing; especially with the intent to intimidate or frighten. • Snide remarks, teasing, taunting, mocking, ridiculing etc. • Plagiarism, taking undeserved credit, but never accepting responsibility when things go wrong. • The misuse of power or abuse of the disciplinary procedure to ensure another’s removal, dismissal etc. • The appointment or promotion of ‘chosen’ individuals or use of these individuals to target, manipulate, threaten, or control others. 12 Arete Dance Studios – Policy Document | version 8.0 updated 23/02/2020 • Spreading malicious rumours, telling falsehoods to discredit, the use of nasty, spiteful, vindictive or vengeful behaviours, dirty tricks campaigns or any form of persecution, victimisation, oppression etc. • Using foul, obscene or offensive language, sarcasm, jokes of a sexist, racist, ageist or similar nature e.g. related to the target’s background, religion, age, former training or physical attributes. Arête Dance Studios staff will: o Comply with the organisation’s harassment policy. o Offer support to anyone who is being harassed and let them know where they can get help and advice (they should not, however, approach the harasser themselves). o Maintain complete confidentiality if they provide information during the investigation of a complaint. Consequences Any student, faculty member or parent found to be breaching the above policy may or may not receive one written warning regarding the behaviour. If the behaviour continues, Arête Dance Studios reserves the right to take any or all of the following actions against the perpetrator: 1. Demand a written apology, 2. Counselling, 3. Transfer, 4. Dismissal, 5. Demotion or other forms of disciplinary action as deemed necessary by Arête Dance Studios Work Ethic Policy All participants, students, children, faculty, volunteers and parents of Arête Dance Studios are expected to adhere to the core values as outlined by the Arête Dance Studios Core Values. An expectation to follow a disciplined code of work ethics is also required of the students, staff and volunteers of Arête Dance Studios. This work ethic includes but is not limited to the following: • Completion of all set tasks required of them within set deadlines as outlined by all Arête Dance Studios faculty or Administrative staff. • The presentation quality of all submitted student work, including written, verbal and practical, is to be of a 100% personal best nature. • Quality of all performances both at Arête Dance Studios, Arête Dance Studios events, competitions, workshops, masterclasses, festivals, fetes and any other dance performance or focused event, is expected to be of a 100% personal best nature. • All students and faculty must adhere to our Uniform Policy and grooming requirements at all Arête Dance Studios events, classes and workshops and any other event where the individual is representing Arête Dance Studios either directly or indirectly within the industry of performing arts. • Both students and parents are to ensure the student has all substantial equipment, uniforms, shoes etc. required to complete their day to day studies at Arête Dance Studios and that these are maintained, replaced and accounted for at all times during the student’s enrolment period. 13 Arete Dance Studios – Policy Document | version 8.0 updated 23/02/2020 • All students and faculty must consider sufficient preparation times for all lessons, tasks, performances and events as appropriate to professional dance practice and have regard to all relevant safe dance practices including lesson plans, risk analyses, injury prevention, timetabling, arrival, warm up, warm down and any other required tasks as necessary. • All students must take responsibility for their own learning and rehearse all material learned in all lessons. Arête Dance Studios faculty will not be held responsible if a student simply does not remember the work. • All students must take full responsibility for communications with Academy Faculty regarding all issues or queries relating to their learning or any other event or activity to which they will participate or require information. • All students must take full responsibility for consequences relating to unfinished tasks, missed work deadlines, unprepared performance routines, demotion or dismissal from performance routines due to lack of student self-preparation, self-rehearsal and loss or lack of work ethic. In this event, students must take steps to rectify and improve the situation. • All students, with the support of their parents, are to uphold their responsibilities regarding their educational purposes external to their dance studies at Arête Dance Studios. • Students are required to establish a suitable timetable encompassing all elements of study and home/work life. • Arête Dance Studios Faculty are not responsible should a student not meet requirements set out by any other educational institute. • Arête Dance Studios is not required to incorporate study time for alternate education during the Arête Dance Studios timetable. • Parents are expected to work in collaboration with Arête Dance Studios Faculty to enhance, promote and reinforce all policies, procedures and day to day requirements of the students throughout the course of their enrolment at Arête Dance Studios. • Parents and Students are to keep up to date with all emails, academy notices and newsletters issued by Arête Dance Studios Faculty. Competition, Choreography & Performance Policy Students and participants of Arête Dance Studios may be required throughout their term of enrolment to perform, including: • Items, • Productions, • Pieces, • Repertoire, • Variations and, 14 Arete Dance Studios – Policy Document | version 8.0 updated 23/02/2020 • Excerpts from learned choreographic works. Such performances may be conducted during but not limited to: • Public and Academy displays, • Events, • Competitions, • Bursaries, • Examinations, • Championships, • Eisteddfods, • Festivals, • Galas and, • Fetes. Successful invitations and entries for such performance opportunities will be at the expressed written consent of the Director and choreographer once the polished routine has been presented in a fulldress rehearsal format. Arête Dance Studios abides by the Ausdance Code of Practise in accordance with the Australian Copyright Council. Choreography & Representation Policy Intellectual and Choreographic property remains that of Arête Dance Studios. Permission to conduct Private Tuition and Solo/Duo/Trio Competition Coaching must be requested in writing. Once a Faculty Member deemed suitable by the Director has been sourced to conduct the lessons, you will receive confirmation via email or telephone. All studio rehearsals must be booked via Reception or through the online portal. The cost for Private Tuition and Solo/Duo/Trio Competition Coaching Sessions covers the consultation for tuition fees only. Arête Dance Studios does not charge for Studio Hir for internal bookings. All participants will be invoiced by the Choreographer/Faculty member conducting the lessons prior to commencement of each lesson. Payment is to be made to Arête Dance Studios. Students representing Arête Dance Studios in a competitive environment will have their performances monitored and reviewed at the discretion of the Director throughout the competition season and eligibility will be determined on a case by case basis. Should a student cease enrolment with Arête Dance Studios subsequent entries/registrations must be withdrawn from all public performance and confirmation of withdrawal forwarded to Arête Dance Studios as soon as possible. No choreography commissioned is for sale. 15 Arete Dance Studios – Policy Document | version 8.0 updated 23/02/2020 Participant/Student Rules & Responsibilities All participants/students of Arête Dance Studios are expected to adhere to the following rules and responsibilities: 1. The Core Values as outlined in the Arête Dance Studios/Arete Academy of Arts Pty Ltd Student Handbook and; 2. Grooming a. Student hair must be in a bun for ballet or neatly pulled off the face for all other classes. b. Students must be wearing the correct dance attire, uniform and shoes for class. c. Students are not permitted to wear any jewellery to class. (sleepers or stud earrings are allowed). 3. Before Class a. Dancing bags or any other bags are not in the hallways or doorways. They must be stowed in the locker room on a hook or under a bench. b. Bathroom or toilet visits have been done. c. Water bottles have been refilled. d. A Student must understand that they are to excuse themselves politely with the teacher if they are running late to class. e. Students must remember to advise their teacher if they need to leave early or if they will be absent. f. Students must let the teacher know if they have an injury or feel unwell before they commence class. 4. Mental Checklist a. Students must prepare themselves mentally for class including recapping previous lesson notes. b. Students must ask themselves: i. What did I learn last lesson? ii. What were my corrections? iii. What are my goals for today’s lesson? 5. Some General Things to Remember a. Students must remember not to talk in a dance class unless instructed to do so by a teacher. b. Students peers have the right to learn in a positive and productive environment. c. Students are to remain respectful to their peers, Faculty and any parents at all times. d. Students must regard all due dates for required tasks set by all Academy Faculty and manage their own time effectively. e. Students are required to report any injury, damage or illness immediately to Arête Dance Studios Faculty. f. Students are not permitted to wait outside the Arête Dance Studios reception area for pick or any other purpose. g. Students are to be collected from inside Arête Dance Studios reception by a parent or guardian. h. Students are responsible for the upkeep of their uniforms, shoes, hair attire and any materials for theory or class note taking. i. School age students are not permitted to use their phones during class. j. Full-time students may be required to surrender their electronic devices to reception at the commencement of each day. 16 Arete Dance Studios – Policy Document | version 8.0 updated 23/02/2020 k. Education external to the students dance activities with Arête Dance Studios is to be fulfilled by the students and monitored by Parents. l. Arête Dance Studios Faculty are not required to engage, encourage or remind students to meet their required tasks or hours of study.