DMC – Joburg


Updated and latest: 14 March 2023

  1. These terms and conditions and the enrolment form to which these terms and conditions are attached must be completed in full.
  2. Definitions

In these terms and conditions any reference to:

2.1 “We”, “Us” or “Our” shall mean Dance Mouse, our employees and our agents.

2.2 “You” or ““Your” shall mean the Dancer’s parents, the person indicated on the enrolment form as being responsible for payment and/or the person who has signed these terms and conditions.

2.3 “Dancer” shall mean the person indicated as the dancer on the Enrolment Form.

2.4 “Consumer Protection Act” shall mean the Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008.

  1. Duration

3.1 This agreement is valid for the period as indicated below and will commence on completion of the enrolment form regardless if I child attends or not.

3.2 Payment due for the year (34 lessons) will be divided into 10 equal installments (Feb – Nov). Please note that the installments invoiced per month are not based on the lessons danced within that specific month.

3.3 Enrolment is valid for the current year of submission, and a new enrolment will be required for the following year.

  1. Payment

4.1 You shall be liable for a non-refundable enrolment fee annually

4.2 We shall confirm the enrolment fee and monthly fees payable for the Dancer in writing prior to enrolment and it will also be available on the DMC Joburg Website

4.3 The enrolment fee is payable by all students in advance

4.4 Upon payment of the enrolment fee, the Dancer’s water bottle will be ordered. This will be handed out as soon as all fees for that month is paid in full

4.5 Fees are subject to an annual increase of 10%

4.6 Fees for each month are payable in advance via EFT by no later than the 7th of each month

4.7 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.

4.8 In the event that we agree to receive your payment by cash, we shall provide the Dancer with an envelope for your payment.

  1. Obligations

5.1 We shall provide the Dancer with exposure to the following dance training and dance forms:

Ballet Basics, Modern Basics, Body Conditioning & Pilates technique training, Proprioception skills programme and Silk Training for strength and stretching.

5.2 We shall also introduce the Dancer to the following dance genres:

Modern, Freestyle, Hip Hop, Rock ‘n Roll, Latin American Basics, Break Dancing Basics, Tap and Cheerleading.

5.3 We shall teach the Dancer to protect, strengthen and stretch his/her body.

5.4 We shall strive to make the Dancer aware of his/her own body, its limitations and its strengths.

5.5 We shall provide the dancer with a wide platform for expression and development and encourage the Dancer to enjoy dance, and at the same time strengthen his/her body and in doing so prevent injuries.

5.6 We shall provide our instructors with continuous training and development and undertake to upgrade and improve the syllabus every alternate year.

5.7 You will be informed about assessments and fun days.

5.8 We will correspond with you via email and Whatsapp and in the event that you change your email address or phone number, it will be your responsibility to ensure that you provide us with an updated email address/number.

  1. Services

6.1 Dance Mouse is not responsible for any orders taken outside the service that Dance Mouse offers. ie: Dvd orders/photographs ordered at performances. This is at your own risk.

6.2 Incorrect names on certificates will not be changed after the deadline date

6.3 Dancers missing more than 5 lessons may not be able to participate in the festival.

  1. Costs

7.1 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:

7.1.1 Tracing agent fees (if required);

7.1.2 Fees, disbursements and expenses to which the debt collector is entitled in terms of the Debt Collectors Act;

7.1.3 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.

7.2 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:

7.2.1 Tracing agent fees (if required);

7.2.2 The attorney’s costs on an attorney and own client scale.

7.2.3 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.

7.3 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.

  1. Jurisdiction

8.1 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.

  1. Breach

9.1 In the event that you fail to make payment before the start of the month and we enforce this agreement, we have the right to refuse lessons to your child until overdue fees was paid

9.2 I understand that I am fully responsible for my account and not my medical aid. I understand that I am given 30 days in which to settle my account.

9.3 Please note that if payment is not made within 30 days, the account will be handed over to our attorneys for collections

9.4 You will be held liable to pay any collection and/or attorney fees on the Attorney Own Client scale.

  1. Injury

10.1 You understand that the Dancer may be required to physically exert himself/herself.

10.2 You understand that due to the nature thereof, injuries may occur and may vary from being minor to being fatal.

10.3 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.

10.4 You understand that this list of injuries is not comprehensive, but you confirm that you now understand the type of injuries that could occur.

10.5 You hereby indemnify and hold us harmless against any claims resulting from death, injury or losses which the Dancer 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.

  1. Termination

11.1 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 enrolment 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 month.

11.2 If you wish to terminate this agreement, you shall be required to give 30 days’ written notice (ie one month) of your intention to do so. Please request our cancellation link to be completed.

11.3 You will be liable for a 20% penalty fee of the total amount due to your failure to give sufficient notice in terms of paragraph 11.2.

  1. Notice

12.1 Should you give a months’ notice to terminate this agreement and return your account will just be re-activated (should fees be up to date)

  1. Assessments (Showcase) and Terms

13.1 Assessments (Showcase) shall be carried out in November and Dancers will receive a report card, medal and certificate

13.2 An additional fee will be payable for assessments (Showcase) that will be added to the monthly fee in installments. An annual increase is applied to the assessment fee.

13.3 Terms for students from Public Schools are as follows: Term 1 – January, February, March; Term 2 – April, May, June; Term 3 – July, August, September; Term 4 – October, November, December.

13.4 Terms for students from Private Schools are as follows: Term 1 – January, February, March, April; Term 2 – May, June, July August; Term 3 – September, October, November, December. Public schools is 8-9 lessons per term or per block. Private schools is 11-12 lessons per term or per block.

  1. Attendance

14.1 Fees shall not be reimbursed or reduced as a result of classes not taking place on public holidays or school holidays.

14.2 Fees shall not be reimbursed should a learner be absent for any reason whatsoever from the date enrolment form was submitted

14.3 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 for a Saturday morning or any alternative day which is convenient to us.

  1. General

15.1 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 processes.

15.2 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.

15.3 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.