Studio Policies

Studio Policies

An annual registration fee of $15.00 inc GST per student or $25.00 per family must be paid on enrollment day at the beginning of each year to cover administration/mailing costs and intellectual property (copyright) fees for music. Notification of the Enrolment Day date is sent out during the Christmas holidays. If you cant make it to the day or you are enrolling mid year, you are able to download a copy of the enrolment form here and send it in with the Registration fee.

If you need to miss a class for any reason (sickness, holidays, etc) please let us know. Make up classes are available. If you are away for more that 3 weeks without notification, your position in the class may be given away.

Waiting Lists
Certain classes, which are more popular with students, fill up fast. If we cannot schedule another class at a different time, you can opt to be placed on a waiting list. If a vacancy opens up in that class children on the waiting list will be contacted.

Students wanting to perform at the Annual Concert &/or Eisteddfods will have to purchase costumes. As you can see on our photos page, costumes are a very important part of the dance experience. We pride ourselves on the costumes we put together for all of our performances. Cost’s for costumes can vary, but on average you should expect to pay approx $50.00 - $70.00 per costume.

Private Lessons
Private lessons with all of our teachers are able to be booked throughout the year. Private lessons are helpful if you need to polish your skills before an exam or with so many opportunities to perform throughout the year available at various Eisteddfods, private lessons are used to learn new routines. Solo or Duo work is encouraged in Ballet (Classical & Modern), Tap, Jazz as well as Song & Dance. Please let your teacher know if you are interested in booking a Private Lesson.

We choose to hire fully functioning professional theatres for our end of year performances. Theatres have professional sound & lighting facilities, a great stage, very comfortable seating, a bar, ushers etc. As such we hold a number of fundraisers throughout the year with all the proceeds going towards this night. As a student of the Hills Dance Factory your support in every fundraiser is greatly appreciated, and is invaluable in allowing to put on such a great night.

2nd Hand Shoes
We realize that dancing can be an expensive pastime sometimes. As such we have a Second Hand Shoe program at the studio. This program operates on an honesty system. We supply a cupboard in the studio where you can place your unwanted shoes in a zip lock bag along with an envelope (with your name & asking price on the front). Parents wishing to purchase your 2nd Hand Shoes simply place their money in the envelope and hand it to the front desk where we will pass it on to you when you next come in. Unfortunately no responsibility can be taken for any lost or stolen shoes. 2nd hand shoes are available to be purchased during the first 4 weeks of Term 1.