MAD Studios - Policies and Procedures



For the safety of our students, staff, and visitors, we kindly ask that all those attending Melbourne Acrobatic and Dance Studio adhere to the following:


  • Please be respectful of our neighbours and enter and exit as quickly, quietly and safely as possible. Do not park across their driveway during business hours.

  • Be mindful of the nature of Melbourne Acrobatic and Dance Studio and that it involves children.  Please allow extra care when in the car park.

  • Please park in our allocated car parks at the front of building. These parks are a 2 minute Vehicle Drop Off / Pick Up Zone.

  • All students under the age of 12 must be escorted in and out of the building by a parent or guardian.

  • Please DO NOT park in car parks that are allocated to other businesses, during their opening hours or even after hours as we have residents living next door.

  • Car pooling with other Parents to and from the Studio is favorable.



  • ​The following will not be tolerated in person, via email, via text messaging or via the internet; Verbal abuse or shouting, Physical Abuse, Excluding or isolating a person, Psychological harassment, Humiliating a person through sarcasm, criticism or insults, Ignoring or belittling a person’s contribution or opinion.

  • Where any persons feel that they are the victim of bullying, they should discuss the matter directly with the person/people concerned and request an end to the behaviour. Should this approach fail or be inappropriate, the victim can contact the MAD Studios office or Principal for assistance is resolving the matter.



  • Where an injury occurs, the student will receive treatment from a qualified first aider.  Physical contact may be required.

  • In the situation where an ambulance is required, an ambulance will be called by MAD Studios.  The parent will incur these costs.

  • Where an injury occurs, the students’ parent/guardian will be contacted by staff using the contact information given on the students registration form.

  • It is the responsibility of the student/parents to notify MAD Studios of any previous or current injuries.

  • Any injury sustained whilst training or performing in a competition or promotion will be the responsibility of the student/parent.  No costs will be incurred by MAD Studios.

  • Injuries that occur on the premises will be recorded on the Incident report form.



  • M.A.D. Studios operates a CCTV system to deter anti-social and/or criminal behaviour.  This system will aim to provide a secure & safe environment for the children, parents / guardians, and staff involved.

  •  Access to the CCTV system display monitor will be limited to authorised staff only.  Authorised staff include the office receptionists and the Director/Principal. Authorised staff will utilise the system for OHS (Occupational health and safety) and security reasons only. 

  •  Access to recorded footage will be limited to the Director, and is password protected.

  •  Recorded footage will be accessed by the director if a serious offence, allegation, or incident has taken place.  An offence, allegation, or incident will be defined as serious if it includes ASB (Anti-social behaviour) or a crime. 

  •  Should an offence, incident, or allegation lead to a criminal investigation or lawsuit, the recorded footage may also be accessed for this purpose.

  •  It should be noted that the current system within the premises only records video and has no capacity to record sound.

  •  It should be noted that all cameras are visible.

  •  It should be noted that there are signs in place to notify individuals of the presence of the cameras.

  •  It should be noted that cameras are not located in private areas, such as the toilets.

Refund Policy - Melbourne Acrobatic & Dance Studios does not give refunds. Please notify us if you will be withdrawing from classes for the following Term by the last week of the current Term as all enrolments are rolled over each Term.

In special circumstances i.e. student has sustained an injury that inhibits their participation in class for a prolonged period of time; it is at the discretion of the Principal. These requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis.


Photography - I/We understand that from time to time professional photographs of performances and/or classes will be taken and used strictly for promotional purposes only. If you wish to withdraw your permission please contact the Principal directly.If you have any questions/queries regarding relevant classes, enrolment/payment: please contact the Principal directly using the details below.


Contact Details:

Natalie Bale - Principal

Ph: 0425 032 623


Parent Release Form for Photography and Videography

I, the undersigned, give permission for M.A.D.Studios to use video footage and / or photographs of my child/ward, _________________________________. This usage may include (but is not exclusive to) displaying publicly, distributing, or publishing, photographs, and/or video of my child for use in materials that include, but may not be limited to:
 - printed materials (eg - brochures and newsletters)
 - online and offline advertising and promotion
 - videos and digital images such for use on Social Media.


By signing this form, I acknowledge that I am giving unrestricted permission for my child’s image to be used in print, video, and digital media. I agree that these images may be used by M.A.D.Studios for a variety of purposes and that these images may be used without further notification. I do understand that any identifying information including surname and location will not be used in conjunction with any video or digital images.

Parent/Guardian signature __________________________

Date ______________

- Identifying information of any featured minors - including names, ages or location - must be removed when posting on Social Media.

Melbourne Acrobatic and Dance - Studio Code of Conduct 


  • Students are expected to behave appropriately and show respect to their teachers and fellow students. Negative language is not permitted at our studio.

  • Students are required to dress neatly in our school uniform for class, with hair tied up neatly (a bun for ballet classes). Dress appropriately to and from class, Ie: cover up with a tracksuit and not wear dancing shoes outside the classroom.

  • Students are to arrive on time, ready for class so appropriate warm up time can be given.

  • Students are expected to behave appropriately and show respect to their teachers and fellow students. Negative language is not Students are required            

  • Students are expected to behave appropriately and show respect to their teachers and fellow students. Negative language is not permitted     our school, such as “can’t or won’t. Instead we use phases such as “I’m trying my best” or “I will get it, with practice”.

  • Students shall show respect for their own belongings and other peoples belongings.

  • Our school is a community. Students should endeavour to work together and help each other when it is appropriate and should work towards unison in class a common goal.

  • Students should use 100 percent energy in class and come in with

  • a positive attitude. A good attitude, good grooming and attendance

  • is required to maintain a good standard.

  • Bad behaviour will not be tolerated.