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Information and Policies 



  • If in-studio classes are unable to happen due to Covid-19 restrictions imposed by the NZ government, all classes will be immediately switched to our online platforms; Zoom and BAND.

  • The in-studio timetable will remain extremely similar online and no term fees will be credited or refunded due to change of Alert Levels/ Light Systems.

  • cDa is a Compulsory Vaccination Certificate (CVC) business and all students 12 and over must be vaccinated to register for classes and student’s Covid passes will be verified (but not stored) and expiry date recorded against student profile.

  • Registered students who are 12 years and 3 months or older are vaccinated and have a Covid Pass.

  • Family members do not need to be vaccinated to register their student/s at cDa.

  • Unvaccinated family members/ guardians/ caregivers (currently 12 and over) may not come into cDa classes, examinations, concerts or the current venues where classes and events are held. 





  • Dance is potentially dangerous and there is an inherent risk of injury involved. By participating in cDa activities, all risks associated with the performing arts are understood. It is important to follow instructions and rules set by teachers. cDa and its staff cannot take responsibility for any injury that may arise as a result of participation.

  • cDa and the venues they hire are unable to take responsibility or care for students before, after or between their scheduled cDa classes. It is parent/ guardian responsibility for students before and after classes, ensuring they are dropped off  and picked up on time to each class.


  • Each studio has observation doors or windows. Viewing here may be temporarily suspended near examination time to reduce external noise/ interruptions or due to Covid-19 restrictions. All cDa teachers have undergone optional police vetting for working with children. 



  • cDa will take video footage &/ or photographs of students. These images & videos may be used without further notification. Any identifying information including surname & location will not be used in conjunction with any video or digital images.

  • Photographs may be used for publishing on cDa social media accounts, website, print materials (not limited to those stated). Videos taken could be uploaded onto their class Band group and potentially on social media.

  • There is to be no videoing of regular scheduled classes, watch week classes, additional exam classes, show rehearsals or private lessons by parents, caregivers or family members. If a staff member sees you videoing a class you will be charged $500 for the privilege & breaking of our privacy policies. Teachers may video aspects of the class for practicing purposes, staff discussion and/ or training other teachers.

  • Choreography, costuming & studio policies remain the intellectual property of cDa & may not be reproduced or sold by any students, parents or staff without the permission of the principal.




  • Fees are GST inclusive

  • Fees are payable by Credit Card (online) and Internet Banking.

  • Early Bird Payments are to be received in total within one week of statements being charged. On Time rates are to be received no later than the first day of term. Late Payment is when payment is received after the first day of term. If fees have not been received by the office before the end of term, further action may be taken.

  • Fees are charged at a per-term basis (whether 8, 9, 10 or 11 weeks long, apart from term 4). Your invoice for class fees will be the same for each term unless you change classes.

  • Mid-term enrolments are charged pro-rata.

  • Payment by credit Card/ debit Card is encouraged and there is no convenience fee. If you are unable to pay the entire amount before term commences, the best way to avoid punitive charges is to sign up for Auto-Pay before the commencement of the current term.

  • Early Bird rate is for the benefit of students already enrolled who have paid within a week of being charged. Students who enrol part way through term are invoiced at the On Time amount and will be eligible for the Early Bird payment for the following term. Students who have enrolled part way through the term will be invoiced at the pro-rata amount.

  • $25 will be charged to your account every time a statement and/or reminder email is sent in an attempt to follow up or retrieve outstanding tuition and fees after the Late Fee has been charged. This charge will not be applied more than twice per calendar month.

  • If term fees are not paid before the end of the term, your dancer will not be able to participate in the next term until all payments have been received.

  • Term 3 and Term 4 are considered “one term” in regards to the programming within the academy. Enrolment status and class registrations are for Term 3 and Term 4 due to show preparations and forecasting. There are no discounts for withdrawing part way through Term 3 or Term 4. Amendments to your enrolment status may occur before the start of Term 3 or at the end of Term 4 in preparation for the following year. Your commitment for the later part of the year is for Term 3 and Term 4 combined. Fees will be charged term by term.

  • Concert costume costs are charged alongside Term 3 fees and are non-refundable and non-transferable. The cost is $50 per costume/ per dance for hired costumes.

  • Concert media file is charged alongside Term 4 fees. The charge is per family and non-refundable & non-transferable.

  • There is no separate performance or concert fee, this is built into Term 4 fees and is the reason for a short Term 4.





  • Auto-Pay enables the spread of a term’s lessons cost by splitting the cost over three payments across three months: 40% before the term (date announced by cDa), 30% first Monday of the following month & 30% the first Monday of the following month.

  • Auto-Pay clients are reminded charges are about to be made before each withdrawal.

  • Auto-Pay clients are charged at the On Time tuition rate.

  • Auto- Pay accounts will be charged a $25 fee if payments default more than once per term to contribute to the ongoing cost in follow up and retrieving outstanding tuition.





  • No refunds are given for missed classes or the decision to discontinue for the remainder of a term after week 3 of that term.

  • If a student cannot attend their scheduled class for the week and there is more than one lesson per week for that level of class you may attend ONE “make up” lesson upon confirmation from the office, once per term. Any alternative “make up” lessons will be charged at the on time rate of a single class.

  • If a student becomes injured or ill and is no longer able to participate in classes for the remainder of term there are no refunds given. Upon receipt of a doctors certificate cDa may be able to offer a partial credit to your next term (at the discretion of cDa).

  • All regular classes observe statutory holidays (with the exception of Labour Day for show preparation). If a student’s class falls on a Statutory holiday there will be no amendment to invoicing unless this works out to be more than two lessons during the term.

  • cDa is unable to accommodate make-up sessions for students who miss classes. cDa will make every endeavour to schedule a catch-up class in the unlikely event that cDa needs to cancel, postpone or reschedule a lesson. If not alternative possible, a refund of that class will be given.

  • cDa reserves the right to change teachers or timetable when necessary at any time throughout the year. 





  • There is a $25 registration fee for new students to be paid upon new student enrolment to secure a place in class. This is non-refundable.

  • All students pay a $20 annual administration fee per student to be paid with Term 1 fees. This is a non-refundable amount. New students will only pay the new registration fee of $25, not the annual administration fee for the first calendar year.





  • One Introductory class is offered to each student for each dance style available to them. Registration must occur before re-attending.

  • The decision to discontinue for a term before week 3 will result in a refund (minus the 25% administration fee and amount of weeks enrolled for). must be emailed to advise of this unenrolment prior to week 3 of the term.

  • Dropping out of a class may be done so at the end of Terms 1, 2 or 4, this can be done through the parent portal and withdrawing from the next term.

  • The enrolment status of a student remains active (automatically rolls over between terms). Enrolment status remains between terms of the current year AND between Term 4 and Term 1 the following year. Through Opting-out you can remove yourself from your current class/es should you no longer wish to continue your dancing journey with cDa. To change enrolment status, unenrol via the Parent Portal.

  • Absence from the first three classes of term with no prior communication with the office will result in unenrollment from the class/es.

  • Unenrollment from class/es after term fees have been charged, and before term commences, incurs a charge of 25% of current term fees to cover the cost of class place reservation and administration costs.





  • Information collected includes student/s name, address, telephone numbers, email addresses and  medical information (including vaccination status as required by the government). It may also include details of the classes provided as well as the status of enrolment, history of communication (email and text message) and monies paid/ owing. cDa only collects information directly from students or their parent/ caregiver/s primarily for the purpose of providing cDa programmes and to administer and manage invoicing.

  • cDa will never sell or pass on any student or parent/ guardian information to third parties unless required by government authorities or in the event of debt recovery. Any information passed on will be done so with appropriate privacy and confidentiality protection.

  • Information is stored securely in paper and electronic form and is accessible only by authorised personnel.

  • cDa is required to scan student’s (and any accompanying or visiting persons 12+ years old) Covid Pass before entering the studio- if of eligible age and required to. Students aged 16 years or older, or parents of students 12-16 years, may permit cDa to record the expiry date and the initials DC (for Dannielle Chandler) under student/s student profile so that students do not need to scan their pass each time they attend class. Covid Passes will not be recorded/stored. This will only be done for as long as required by the government, or until Covid Pass expiry.