These terms and conditions and the registration form to which these terms and conditions are attached must be completed in full and submitted on-line or returned to us.
1.1. “We”, “Us” or “Our” shall mean JATA/JATA Dance, our employees and our agents.
1.2. “You” or “Your” shall mean the Student’s parents, the person indicated on the registration form as being responsible for payment and/or the person who has signed these terms and conditions.
1.3. “Student” shall mean the person indicated as the student on the Registration Form.
1.4. “Consumer Protection Act” shall mean the Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008.
2.1. This agreement is valid for the period as indicated below and will commence on date of first class attended of the agreement, subject to paragraph 3.
2.2. You shall be liable for a non-refundable registration fee of R450.
2.3. The registration fee is payable by all new students in advance and must be paid in full before the Student will be allowed to participate in the classes.
2.4. Fees are as indicated in the fee schedule above and are subject to an annual increase of 10%.
2.5. An annual re-registration fee shall be charged at the beginning of each new calendar year. This fee amount is calculated depending on how many types of classes the student attends and this amount will be communicated to you at the end of the term of the previous year.
2.6. Should you wish to take advantage of the discount when paying per term this must be paid in advance at the beginning of each term failing to do so, your account will be change to the monthly cycle.
2.7. All monthly fees must be paid in advance by the 5th of each month.
2.8. Fees for each term/month are payable in advance via EFT unless otherwise agreed with us.
2.9. You are required to furnish us with proof of payment via email or SMS, failing which we shall assume that payment has not been made.
2.10. In the event that we agree to receive your payment by cash or cheque, we shall provide you with a receipt for your payment.
3.1. We shall endeavour to provide the Student with quality tuition in the dramatic arts and voice training.
3.2. We shall teach the Student to protect, strengthen and stretch his/her body and voice.
3.3. We shall strive to make the Student aware of his/her own body, their limitations and their strengths.
3.4. We shall provide the Student with a wide platform for expression and development and encourage the Student to enjoy drama and/or singing.
3.5. We shall provide our instructors with continuous training and development and undertake to upgrade and improve our class content as necessary.
3.6. You will be provided with a term programme so that you are aware of important dates for exams, festivals and eisteddfods and our showcase.
3.7. We will correspond with you via email and in the event that you change your email address, it will be your responsibility to ensure that you provide us with an updated email address.
3.8. We will communicate the general day to day running of the classes via the class WhatsApp groups, it will be your responsibility to make sure that we have the correct cell phone number and that you are on the correct groups.
4.1. JATA/JATA Dance is not responsible for any orders taken outside the service that JATA/JATA Dance offers. i.e.: DVD orders/photographs ordered at performances. This is at your own risk.
On signing this form you give permission at your own risk for your child/ren to have photographs or be filmed for videos/TV/social media.
4.2. Please inform us if you do not want your child to appear in any social media campaigns.
4.3. Students missing more than 5 lessons may not be able to participate in the festival/eisteddfods or showcase.
5.1. In the event you breach any obligation under this agreement and we deem it necessary to engage the services of a registered debt collector to recover any payments which may be due or payable, you shall be liable for:
5.1.1. Tracing agent fees (if required);
5.1.2. Fees, disbursements and expenses to which the debt collector is entitled in terms of the Debt Collectors Act;
5.1.3. Collection Commission in the amount of 10% on each instalment paid to the debt collector or paid directly to us following hand-over of the matter to the debt collector, provided that the collection commission charged shall not exceed the statutorily prescribed maximum amount.
5.2. In the event you breach any obligation under this agreement and we deem it necessary to engage the services of an attorney to enforce our rights (including the right to receive payment), you shall be liable for:
5.2.1. Tracing agent fees (if required);
5.2.2. The attorney’s costs on an attorney and own client scale;
5.2.3. Collection Commission in the amount of 10% on each instalment paid to the attorney or paid directly to us following hand-over of the matter to the attorney, provided that the collection commission charged shall not exceed the statutorily prescribed maximum amount.
5.3. Our attorney or debt collector (as the case may be) shall, on receiving a payment from you, have the right to allocate such payment firstly towards disbursements incurred by the attorney or debt collector, secondly towards fees to which the attorney or debt collector is legally entitled, thirdly towards interest due to us and finally towards the capital amount due to us.
6.1. You consent to the jurisdiction of the Magistrate’s Court in respect of any action or proceedings which may be brought against us or you; provided that either party shall be entitled to bring any proceedings in the High Court where such proceedings would, but for this consent, fall outside the jurisdiction of the Magistrate’s Court.
7.1. In the event that you fail to make payment before the start of the term and we enforce this agreement, you shall be liable for a R130.00 administration fee and you will also be charged interest at a rate of 15.5% per year on all fees which are paid after the start of the term.
7.2. I understand that I am fully responsible for my account. I understand that I am given 30 days in which to settle my account.
7.3. Please note that if payment is not made within 90 days, the account will be handed over to our attorneys for collections.
7.4. You will be held liable to pay any collection and/or attorney fees on the Attorney Own Client scale.
7.5. A Student may not continue into the next term if fees for the previous term have not been paid, unless a written arrangement has been made between yourselves and JATA/JATA Dance.
8.1. You understand that the Student may be required to physically exert himself/herself.
8.2. You understand that due to the nature thereof, injuries may occur and may vary from being minor to being fatal.
8.3. You are aware that the following specific injuries are not uncommon to persons who participate in dancing professionally or recreationally: A stoppage of breathing; spine and neck injuries (either of which could result in paralysis); heart failure; broken bones; heat stroke; heat cramp; heat exhaustion; a stroke; bleeding; convulsion; unconsciousness; abrasions; fainting; sudden illness; cramps.
8.4. You understand that this list of injuries is not comprehensive but you confirm that you now understand the type of injuries that could occur.
8.5. You hereby indemnify and hold us harmless against any claims resulting from death, injury or losses which the Student may incur in terms of the services rendered in this agreement, except in the event of gross negligence on our part as in accordance with the Consumer Protection Act.
9.1. We shall, for any reason whatsoever, be entitled to terminate this agreement on 7 (seven) days written notice of our intention to terminate the agreement, delivered by email to the email address indicated on the registration form or by registered mail to your postal /physical address as indicated on the enrolment form. You will be pro rata reimbursed for the remainder period of the term/month.
9.2. If you wish to terminate this contract – one full term’s written notice is required (email suffices).
9.3. Should you not give notice within the correct time frame, the balance of fees owing for the following term will be payable to JATA/JATA Dance. This includes notice in the final term of the year and liability for the fees due in January of the following year.
10.1. Emails are sent termly and periodically throughout the year regarding events and all the necessary information regarding Exams/Festivals/Eisteddfods and the Showcase. Should you not receive the information, it is your responsibility to contact us to inform us. We do not take responsibility if you do not receive the information.
10.2. Entry fees for exams, Eisteddfods and costume-hire will be billed separately.
10.3. Fees for Exams, Festivals and shows must be paid in full, 3 weeks prior to the occasion; you will keep be notified of the activities via the WhatsApp groups and email.
10.4. If your child leaves the studio, he/she may NOT use group costumes in any event/competition and all trophies need to be returned immediately.
10.5. All group, duet, trio, quartet, quintet trophies will be kept at the studio and may NOT be kept by any of the pupils.
10.6. Should any child be receiving/consider receiving training in any discipline of the theatre arts at a different studio this must be disclosed to JATA Dance on registration/immediately or this will be considered a breach of ethics.
10.7. No solos/duets/trios/quartets or any group works created for JATA may be re-created under another studio/teacher’s banner.
10.8. Private classes, smaller group classes may be necessary to prepare students for exams and/or festival entries and will be charged for.
10.9. Private Tuition (extra lesson) fees and times will be confirmed directly with the appropriate teacher.
10.10. Extra lesson fees must be paid in advance or on the day unless arranged otherwise. No lessons will be given without payment.
10.11. Extra lessons not cancelled 24 hours prior will be charged. Children are expected to come 15min before their time booked and must be warmed up at their allocated time so as not to waste their private lesson time.
11.1. Fees shall not be reimbursed or reduced as a result of classes not taking place on public holidays or school holidays.
11.2. Fees shall not be reimbursed should a learner be absent for any reason whatsoever.
11.3. In the event that an instructor is unable to attend a class for any reason whatsoever, prior written notice within a reasonable time will be sent out to reschedule the class at an alternative day/time which is convenient to us.
11.4. Please make sure that children are appropriately dressed and groomed for their particular classes. The teachers have the right to refuse to teach a child without the correct attire for the class as it is not only unseemly but in certain cases can be dangerous.
12.1. You furthermore agree that the aforementioned physical address shall serve as your domicilium citandi et executandi for the service of correspondence, notices and all legal process.
12.2. This agreement shall be deemed to have been entered into in South Africa and the construction, validity and performance of this agreement shall be governed in all respects by the law of South Africa.
12.3. No modification, alteration or amendment of any provisions (including this clause) contained herein shall be valid or binding unless in writing executed by you and us.