Welcome to Rain & Lucky Academy of Dance. We are excited to have you with us for 2019. Your child(ren) will feel inspired and encouraged in every class by our professional team of teachers. Rain & Lucky ballet classes follow the Royal Academy of Dancing syllabus from the UK, and all of our classes are informed by many years of exposure to professional dance companies and choreographers both in Australia and abroad. Our goal is to help develop happy, healthy dancers, with excellent grounding in dance technique, the confidence to develop personal artistry, and a sense of grace and respect for themselves and the people around them. Feel free to contact us with questions at any time. 

Term dates 2019
Term 1:
4th February - 6th April
Term 2: 23rd April - 29th June
Term 3: 15th July - 21st September
Term 4: 9th October - 14th December
Classes do not run on public holidays. 

CONCERT 2019: Sunday 1st December 
All children in Level 2 and above will participate in the concert - it is the highlight of our year. Please mark your calendar. (Level 1 children do not formally participate, but will have an opportunity to dance on the stage at the concert if they wish). Concert tickets will be available to purchase in Term 4.Other special events to look forward to: Pizza & Movie Night, school trips to The Australian Ballet, special guest performers, Bring a Friend Day, school holiday workshops, Christmas picnic, several charity fundraisers, Presentation Week and more.

Tuition 
Our fees and policies are available to view at any time on our website: www.rainandlucky.com/fees. Tuition is all-inclusive and paid by monthly direct debit on the 1st of each month; there are no additional invoices to pay and no surprise extra fees throughout the year. Concert costumes are included and are yours to keep. Tuition is non-refundable.

Cancellation of enrolment
You may cancel your enrolment at any time by giving Rain & Lucky one month’s written (email) notice. Please be aware that we cannot hold places in a class, so re-enrolment is only possible pending class availability.

Make-up classes
Rain & Lucky does not offer refunds for any classes missed. Students may attend up to two make-up classes per term, where available. These do not roll over into the next term. To arrange make-up lessons, email hello@rainandlucky.com. Additional make-up classes are also offered for classes which fall on public holidays.

Uniform
Correct uniform must be worn for every class. Rain & Lucky stocks uniform items for your convenience, so they can be purchased directly from the studio. The only classes which don’t require a uniform are adults classes and Prelude Levels 1 & 2, however these classes do require correct footwear. If unsure, please talk to your teacher for professional guidance before you make your dancewear purchase.

Hair
School-aged female ballet students must wear hair in a tidy ballet bun. For other classes, hair should be worn off the face. Our friendly team of teachers can show you how to do a ballet bun if you’re unsure.

Royal Academy of Dance examinations
We strongly encourage all students to study ballet, and all ballet students to work towards Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) annual examinations. Students working towards exams will take at least two ballet classes per week, and you will be delighted with the advantage this gives them in terms of progress and achievement.

Pathway Classical Ballet Extension program
Dancers who would like to take their ballet training to the next level may enquire about joining the Pathway Extension program. Entry is via audition only and we welcome interest from all students. For more information, email hello@rainandlucky.com or ask your ballet teacher. 

Age guidelines
Age guidelines are recommendations only and may vary depending on your child's prior experience and natural physical abilities. Our qualified teachers will determine which class is suitable for each child in order for him/her to progress safely and successfully.

Studio etiquette 
As part of dance education, Rain & Lucky School of Dance places an emphasis on correct studio etiquette, including good manners, respect, grace, personal presentation, work ethic and discipline. This will be gradually taught and fostered by our teaching team in the interest of developing not just strong and capable dancers but gracious, confident and well-rounded people. 

What to bring 
* Appropriate uniform, including shoes - labelled with student’s name
* Water bottle - labelled with student’s name
* For students coming straight from school, remember to eat a healthy snack before dance class. Please do not bring any food containing nuts, and if having any before arriving at dance class, wash hands before entering the studio.

Viewing classes
We invite parents to view the first class so you can be present to support your child emotionally as they settle into their class. After that, in the interest of student focus, concentration and developing independence, and for the benefit of very shy children, parent/guardians are not permitted to sit in on class, with the exception of Creative Dance Level 1 (which sometimes requires parent participation). Our new studios have windows so you can still view the classes. Parents will be invited to watch various open classes throughout the year and may be asked in at the end of other classes. Any spectators are asked to sit quietly - in the interest of class focus and respect for the teacher. If your child requires assistance going to the bathroom, you are asked to stay on the premises for the duration of the class. 

Inclusion and friendliness
Rain & Lucky is a friendly, inclusive environment. Our values include delivering excellent training within a loving, supportive, respectful and creative environment. Behaviour contrary to this will not be tolerated - this includes respect shown towards teachers, other students and between parents as well. 

Nut-free zone
In the interest of student safety, please do not bring any food containing nuts to any of our studios.

Injury/Medical Condition/Learning Differences Policy
Any condition which may affect a student’s performance or safety within a class must be reported to the office and teaching staff prior to the student commencing class. It is the parents and/or student's responsibility to inform staff of any conditions which may affect the student's participation in class. If an injury or illness occurs during class, it is the student's responsibility to inform the teacher. The studio holds a first aid kit and all team members are trained in first aid. In the event of an emergency the parent or guardian on file will be contacted immediately.

Amendments may be made to these policies at any time and without notice.

Payment Policy

The credit card that you have registered on your DanceStudio-Pro account will be charged the amount due on your account on the 1st of each month, from February to December only. 

Direct debit is the same amount each month regardless of how many classes are in the month. This includes school holidays, since the payments are averaged out over the full year.

There are absolutely no hidden fees or extra processing fees. 

If a payment bounces, we will try again to process the payment every three days, in a succession of three repetitions. Continued failed payments may result in you/your child being unable to take class. 

If you find yourself unable to pay for your tuition, please contact hello@rainandlucky.com as soon as possible to discuss your situation. 

All fees are strictly non-refundable. 

No refunds are given for classes missed. 

Direct debits to your account will continue until otherwise notified in writing to hello@rainandlucky.com. 

One month’s written notice is required to cancel membership or reduce your number of weekly classes. 

You may update your card and account details at any time through our secure online portal.