Eligibility to Enroll as Student of SIFAS Academy
Change of Time / Tutor
Students attending group classes can make only two changes to their timetable in any academic year, as frequent changes affect the progress of the other members in the group. The students are not encouraged to change tutor but under exceptional circumstances may be allowed once. Students are not allowed to either change the time of class or the tutor 3 months prior to the annual examinations.
Changes in Class Type
In cases where withdrawal of a student results in change of group class to double or single, the Academy will make its best efforts for the remaining students to join another group class. In circumstances where this is not feasible, students are required to pay the fees due in accordance with the new class type. Where the Academy is unable to arrange for the new grouping, the new fee structure will be effective two months after the change in class type. However, where students are unwilling to join the new group proposed by the Academy, the new fee structure will be effective from the following month.
Disruption of Classes
Classes may be disrupted from time to time to hold rehearsals for students participating in external programs/annual events. While these disruptions will be kept to a minimum, classes will not be compensated due to these disruptions. This is discretionary and is on need basis. Parents and students will be duly informed. Wherever possible, the Academy will endeavour to arrange for compensatory classes to be taken by a part-time/relief tutor.
Students are allowed to discontinue classes for specific reasons. A signed withdrawal form must be submitted to the Academy Office by the 20th of the last attending month. The signed form may be sent as a soft copy. However, students who have withdrawn will be required to pay a re-registration fee of $100/- upon re-admission. Students who discontinue their classes in October, November or December of a year and re-register in January of the next year, will not be eligible for the examination in May/June of that Academic year.
Students who absent themselves from classes without advising the Academy for one month (after payment of fees) and for two weeks (without the payment of fees) may be removed from the Student Register and will cease to be a student of SIFAS. No compensation classes will be given to the students who are absent from classes due to personal reasons.
If a tutor is on Medical Leave, Compassionate Leave or at an Overseas Event for up to 3 days, compensation classes will not be given.
Staff and students must be appropriately attired at all times in traditional Indian clothes. Students attending dance classes must be dressed comfortably and suitably. Cotton is a good choice of fabric. Students will not be permitted to attend class if dresses inappropriately.
Parents and guests/visitors are requested to be appropriately attired at all times and especially during concerts and performances in smart casual or traditional Indian clothes.