Terms & Conditions

 

Private Lessons

Private lessons may be half (½) or one (1) hour duration or multiples thereof.

All bookings are by appointment at a mutually convenient time and booked over the phone 0402 069 576.  Booked private lessons will be confirmed in writing by email.

Private lessons are to be paid at least one lesson in advance, your first payment should cover two (2) lessons.

A minimum of 24 hours’ notice of inability to attend a booked lesson or request for re-scheduling a booked lesson is required, or the charge for that timeslot stands. 

Private lessons are available to all ages.  Students under 18 years must have parent/guardian consent to enrol or sign on their behalf.

Private lessons may be undertaken for many reasons, for example, but not limited to  -  social, competition, bridal, medal or special occasion dancing.

The price of a private lesson covers one (1) or two (2) participants.  Group private lessons and pricing are available on request.

Adult Group Classes

Classes are for adults 18 years and over.

Regular adult classes are held in eight (8) week blocks.  Enrolments are open until Week 2 of every course (full price applies).  Pending availability, students can join until this time.  Courses run regularly throughout the year at the same days/times and enrolments are open for the next block straight away.  We encourage students to sign-up early to avoid disappointment.

Payment in full is required prior to commencement of classes.  Please note no refunds for missed classes.

Classes are not held on Public Holidays.

In the event Penrith Ballroom Dance cancels a class for any reason, the Studio, in its sole discretion, will decide whether it is appropriate to offer a make-up class or provide a refund.

Couples Date Night Classes

Classes are for adults 18 years and over. We encourage students to sign-up early to avoid disappointment.

Payment in full is required prior to commencement of classes.  Please note no refunds for missed classes.

Please wear smart casual, comfortable clothes and firm fitting shoes, preferably court shoes for the ladies.  No thongs, slip-ons, slides or scuff styles.  Stiletto heels and work boots are equally unsuitable.

In the event Penrith Ballroom Dance cancels a class for any reason, the Studio, in its sole discretion, will decide whether it is appropriate to offer a make-up class or provide a refund.

Children’s Classes

Children’s classes are held on Monday afternoons during school terms, with the dates based on the NSW Public School terms.

All participants in these classes are required to wear a uniform:

  • studio polo shirt
  • proper ballroom dance shoes
  • girls to wear a knee-length flared black skirt
  • boys to wear black trousers
  • no chunky or dangly earrings, bracelets or chains to be worn
  • hair to be off the face and neatly groomed
  • shoulder length or longer hair must be tied back

Following initial enrolment, fees will be invoiced and are due in full at the beginning of each term.

If you are having difficulty paying your account, or you have any questions relating to your child’s participation or progress, or any other queries, please contact our office.  Discussing or arranging things during lessons is not appropriate as it encroaches on the children’s valuable class time.

As overheads remain the same regardless of attendance, fees are non-refundable for classes missed, or if your child does not complete the whole term.

Young At Heart (Seniors)

Membership of U3A is essential for these classes, find out how to join U3A here https://www.u3apenrith.org.au

Footwear

Proper ballroom dance shoes are required for all students. We ask that you have your shoes by your 4th week with us. Beginners, until you have your ballroom shoes, please wear firm fitting shoes, preferably court shoes for the ladies, no thongs, slip-ons, slides or scuff styles. The fine stiletto heels for ladies are equally unsuitable. Your teacher will discuss where to purchase your ballroom shoes.

Wedding dance students are not required to wear ballroom shoes, they are encouraged to wear the shoes they will be wearing on the day. Depending on the heels of the ladies' shoes, they may be required to purchase heel protectors.

Medal Tests (Examinations)

Fees for medal tests must be finalised a minimum of seven (7) days prior to test date.

Tickets for guests at medal tests must be finalised seven (7) days prior to test date.  Tickets are NOT available at the door.

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates are non-refundable and not redeemable for cash.

Gift Certificates are to be presented at first lesson or the appropriate fee to be paid.

Price

All prices (fees) shown are in Australian dollars.

Prices are current at time of display but are subject to change.

Privacy

We recognise that your privacy is very important to you and that you have a right to control your personal information.  We know that providing personal information is an act of trust and we take that seriously.

We will not collect or monitor any person information about you without your consent.  Only information you provide us with directly will be collected, such as identifying yourself when requesting information to be sent to you. 

The only personal information we collet is what you tell us about yourself.  For example, when you fill out an enquiry form, or registration/enrolment form, we collect the details you enter to enable us to post or email information to you.

Your personal details, for example telephone number and email address will not be passed on to any individual or company without your prior consent.