REGISTRATION: All students must be a minimum of three years of age by the date of the first class and must by potty-trained.
LATE REGISTRATION: Acceptance of new students mid-term will occur at the discretion of the Artistic Director. Registrations accepted before Thanksgiving will not be prorated. Registrations accepted after Thanksgiving will be prorated with fifty percent of the fees due upon registration. A fee payment schedule for the remaining class fees will be determined by the Treasurer based on the date of registration.
WITHDRAWAL/REFUND POLICY: The Mississauga Ballet Association (MBA) requests a written letter indicating the reason for withdrawal from the school. If participants withdraw before October 31st, the November and December instalments will be returned. If participants withdraw after November 1st and before November 30th, the December instalment will be returned. No refunds will be given for withdrawals after December 1st. A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration.
NSF CHEQUES: Parents/Guardians will be responsible for a $30.00 NSF charge.
TASK FEE COMPLAINTS: Parents/Guardians have 60 days from the date their cheque was cashed to submit a grievance in writing or via email.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY: In the case of severe weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances, please call our Hotline at 416-410-9947 for regular updates. MBA will not call you. Due to MBA’s schedule and contractual agreements, cancelled classes will not be rescheduled.
REQUIRED MINIMUM ATTENDANCE: If a student misses 50% or more classes after March Break, participation in the spring recital shall be at the discretion of the Artistic Director.
Background Check Policy: A criminal records check, including a vulnerable sector search and , where availalbe, child abuse registry check, for Mississauga Ballet Association staff and volunteers must be completed:
- Before a staff member, supply staff or volunteer works directly with the children and not more than six (6) months prior to the date of commencement with the program
- Every four (4) years after the date of the commencement with the program.
In each calendar year in which the background check as required above is not obtained, the program has on file a completed offence declaration signed by the staff member, supply staff or volunteer.
Current and prospective staff members and volunteers who work directly with the children are informed of the policies and procedure at the beginning of the classes each year (September) or at the time of applying to work with MBA (for prospective staff members).