DTA, Dance Studios Affiliation
Regulations
All members Registered or Affiliated through DTA, Dance Studios Affiliation must adhere to these rules and regulations in such a way that all members and most importantly all the students benefit from such. If and when a Registered or Affiliated member breaches these rules and regulations they may be dealt with.

This is in your benefit as a student because if your teacher is affiliated with DTA, Dance Studios Affiliation then you know that your teacher will adhering to these regulations, which means that studying under a teacher affiliated with DTA, Dance Studios Affiliation is always in your benefit. You also have the right to ask your teacher to register with DTA, Dance Studios Affiliation

 

  1. Preamble:
    1. These Rules and Regulations have purpose to ensure all members of the association and their students co-exist in harmony and the reasoning being that the body of professional members and their students as a whole with their needs always being looked after at all times.

  2. Definitions:
    1. DTA, Dance Studios Affiliation will hereafter be called "DTA".
    2. Any person registered or gaining a qualification with DTA, Dance Studios Affiliation will hereafter be called "member" whether that person be professional or not.
    3. Any person training or studying under or hiring for demonstration or otherwise any person registered or gaining a qualification with DTA, Dance Studios Affiliation will hereafter be called "student".
    4. Any place of training, studio, school, academy or demonstration where any person registered or gaining a qualification with DTA, Dance Studios Affiliation uses for dancing will hereafter be called "venue".
    5. These rules and regulations that DTA, Dance Studios Affiliation posts here or has on file for members' usage or decisions that are made officially at any of the meetings that have the power to make such decisions will hereafter be called "regulations". These Rules and Regulations may change from Time to Time and such will be posted on the Official website of DTA, Dance Studios Affiliation. Should a rule or regulation not be absolutely clear then, when the time arises, DTA will have the right to clarify such in writing, and such clarification will be deemed to be final. DTA also reserves the right to change the rules, regulations, clarifications and decisions etc. should DTA feel that DTA has made an error. DTA also reserves the right to not be legally or otherwise disciplined or forced to rectify or be held responsible for errors or the consequence of such errors no matter how such consequence arises, whether that be directly or indirectly. Should DTA feel the need to compensate anyone for errors or otherwise then DTA may do so without any obligation and compensation will not be constituted as acceptance or acknowledgment of that error or otherwise.

  3. DTA will list all professional members on the DTA website and attempts to promote such teachers will be at DTA's discretion. Should a professional member of DTA not be listed on the DTA website, then that member needs to notify DTA such that DTA may rectify such.

  4. All members will be entitled to access to all DTA functions Free of Charge, such as competitions that DTA host and other such dance related functions, except functions where costs are too high to be carried by the association.

  5. DTA will attempt to negotiate discounts and such from bodies and organizations for the beneficial use of members. These benefits must not be abused and are not transferable as they may only be used by the member.

  6. Students that study under or with DTA Members will have the following rights:
    1. The member will explain to the student the difference between American and International Dancing. At no time will American Dancing be Generally referred to as "Social Dancing". If the student wants to learn one or the other then the member will teach exactly that, and never teach something else under the guise that it actually what the student wanted.
    2. The student has the right to ask for and receive receipts for monies paid to the member, and such must detail exactly what has been paid for.
    3. The student has the right to a lesson with simple things in place such as decent music, decent floor space, decent undisturbed instruction with the member not being late or tardy in any way ensuring the student receives a full lesson.
    4. The student has the right to lessons with a member that is not under the influence of alcohol or drugs, a member that does not smoke during lessons or smell of smoke during lessons.
    5. The student has the right to change teachers at any time that the student wants unless that student is under legal agreement to fulfill a contract. The student has the right not to be "poached" or "head hunted" by a member if that student is studying under another teacher.
    6. The student has the right to enter exams. Should that student be ready to do so. The student has the right to contact the DTA to have a non-obligation, non-biased and objective pre-exam assessment, at the student's cost, in the case of the student believing he/she is ready and the teacher disagrees. Should the teacher be totally incorrect then the teacher will be advised and that member will be expected to apologize. Should the teacher be correct then such student will not be allowed to make such application of assessment for two Calendar years from the date of application, and such student will be expected to apologize.
    7. No member will be allowed to discriminate against race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or age.

  7. Competitions and Demonstrations:
    1. No professional may enter an amateur competition, whilst carrying a professional status, such status may be changed or special permission may be given by DTA on official documents as required by DTA from time to time.
    2. No amateur may enter a professional competition, give a demonstration or teach whether for money or not, whilst carrying an amateur status, such status may be changed or special permission may be given by DTA on official documents as required by DTA from time to time.

  8. All members will treat other members, their students and other professionals with respect at all times.

  9. Professional Members have the right to charge whatever they want for lessons, demonstrations or other services, as there is no limit to the amount members charge, as long as such is done professionally and as long as the student knows exactly what they would need to pay and when such fees become due, and as long as the member delivers exactly what has been paid for.

  10. No member may do or say anything that will damage the public view of DTA or anything that will go against the grain of what DTA sets out as it's mission Statement.

  11. The member ceases to be a member as soon as the member fails to pay the annual subscription, which may change from time to time and which is due in advance of each such year. This subscription will be due on the first day of the year every year without notice or delay. This subscription must be paid no later than the last day of the first month of the year that it is due. Not paying such membership subscription will automatically mean that that member does not want to continue such membership and such membership will then automatically be cancelled.

  12. When a member's membership ceases with DTA, for whatever reason, be that cancellation by the member or expulsion by the association or otherwise, then that member will still be bound by these regulations for a period of Twelve Calendar months therafter. Unfortunately the benefits that are derived from the membership may only be used up to and including the last day that the last subscription fee, paid to DTA by the member, is valid.

  13. Should a member not agree to the DTA regulations held here or made at meetings, then that member may cancel membership but will still be bound by these regulations for a period of Twelve Calendar months.

  14. DTA Reserves the Right of Admission of a prospective member to the association for any reason whatsoever.

  15. DTA reserves the right to supply the member a written, correctly laid out and signed document releasing the member from the responsibilities of the regulations.

  16. Should DTA find it necessary to dicipline the member for not adhering to these rules and regulations then that member accepts the decision of DTA no matter what the outcome.