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STUDIO RULES & AGREEMENT
STUDIO RULES & AGREEMENT
-You will be able to BLOCK You SCHEDULE when you want But,
(NO CANCEL CLASSES FOR ANY REASONS and 24 Hrs Cancelation Policy)
or Interrupt the process of Studio (so most transfer the clients to other inst.)
The LBD Database is property of The LBD.com, Studio and you will Not allowed to teach anyone outside the studio for any reasons, time or moment ever; in a Distance of 5 Miles Radio from the studio location.
NOTE: you most AGREED to all this terms otherwise You will be reliable and The studio will take legal actions against you.
What to Include in Dance Teacher RULES & Knowledge
Having year long Agreement with The Dance Instructors can save you problems and headache finding a teacher mid of the Job. This strongly encourage (Dance Instructors) to fulfill their commitment to The Studio.
That being said, having everything in writing can help you establish rules and guidelines. Here are critical elements to include:
Studio Rules & Knowledge
(LET'S BE CLEAR)
You will act as:
INDEPENDENT - SUBCONTRACTOR
So you will pay your owe Taxes, and Dance Insurance
Start and End Date
The date your employee will begin working for you and how long they will stay on your team (you can always renew contracts).
When and how your employees will be paid. Will you pay them weekly, bi weekly, or monthly? Do you plan to pay in cash or check?
The pay rate is the rate at which your employee agrees to work for, including: rate for subbing, overtime, and event assisting (for example, their event rate would be what they get paid hourly to assist at your recital or at a competition; the overtime rate would occur if the recital or competition runs over).
Potential annual raises, or bonuses based on performance, retaining and bringing in new students should be included and emphasized.
What classes they will be teaching and any agreement about the class and their method (this can include arriving on time, having a happy demeanor, being courteous to parents, etc.)
Limits to include: will not work for, choreograph for another studio within "x" miles radius (or not at all.) Will not start a competing studio within "x" miles from your location. Will not start a competing studio within "x" amount of months. Will not recruit students from your studio.
It is a good idea to put in a clause about your restrictions on social media. For example, no "friending" students- professional pages are fine- that way you can also track communications between students and faculty. Outline what they can and can't post about the studio on their personal accounts. And, a good idea would be bonusing or having a contest for great Instagram photos! (Make sure parents consent to social media photos.)
If your studio has a teacher dress code, include it in the contract.
Consequence for Early Termination
Sometimes teachers have to leave the studio and their contract early. However, if there are no consequences for leaving the studio before their contract ends, they may run out on you mid year without giving you a two weeks notice. In this section you could include an early termination fee; the fee can reflect the damage them leaving would have on your studio. For example, if a teacher’s hourly rate is $30.00 and they teach four times a week, you could include a termination fee of $300.00; this is equivalent to ten hours of work, thus greatly discouraging early termination. This money will also help you find a new employee and pay for emergency subs. Another idea is to lower the early termination fee if they give you two weeks notice, encouraging them to be upfront with you if they have to leave.
How many days or weeks you will allow vacation for your employee and how far in advance they must notify you.
(What responsibilities the teacher has if sick when they should notify you by, if they should to find a sub, etc.).
Dance Insurance Policy
Every Independent Dance Instructor must have a Dance Insurance and is your 100% Responsable.
(Studio is Not Responsible for malpractice for your site.)
What responsibilities the teacher has if sick)
Reserving the Right To Terminate the Employee
In this section you reserve the right to fire your employee for misconduct. You may choose to list specific misconduct that an employee can be terminated for or just keep it general.
Remember, the contract is not just to protect you, but potentially, to encourage employees to work at their top performance. You can always make exceptions to contracts if necessary, however, having your employees agree to certain policy will make the workings of the studio clear to your teachers and give you written documentation that can protect against harmful employee behavior.