TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Enrolment at Dance Art Studio is ongoing so does not need to be renewed in-between terms to continue.
Cancellation of this enrolment must be submitted by email with a half a terms notice (no less than 6 x classes) prior to a term ending.
If for any reason the requested notice to leave has not been given or received within the requested timeframe the following half a term's fee will be charged.
Cancellations cannot be given during the holidays as your child has already been saved their place. This policy is in place to run reliable lessons for all, secure our venues and teachers.
We will send out an invoice for the succeeding term before the end of an active one. Please pay by the due date which is advance of your 1st lesson. There is a late payment charge of £15 should we need to send a reminder.
Discounts are given for siblings and for children who attend more than one class a week. Discounted invoices may pay in instalments.
REFUNDS AND CANCELLED CLASSES
We cannot offer refunds. We are flexible with lesson makeup’s if your child has to miss.
If we have to cancel lessons for any reason (illness/weather) a makeup date will be arranged.
Dance Art Studio reserve the right to dismiss any person from attending at any time for inappropriate behaviour. No refund will be given.
Dancers are required to wear the correct style and colour leotards, footwear and warm-up items recommended by us to their lessons. We suggest children have these by their fourth lesson so they feel part of the class which is important. We can also supply pre-loved clothes and shoes so please ask. Hair must be tied up in an appropriate style for the lesson and back off faces. No jewellery.
Children from Primary level start working towards taking their 1st dance exam. Parents are informed by email when their child is looking ready. This is at the teacher's discretion, all children will progress at different stages. We are responsible for your child's physical health and wouldn’t suggest entering a child who wasn’t ready. These exams are optional but it is highly recommended as they are so valuable. All children receive extra training in the run-up to the exam, these are an additional cost.
All dancers from Grade one are invited to take part in our productions or outside events. Our younger dancers have the opportunity to perform to their family and friends in our twice-yearly open days.
From time to time we may take a photo or video for promotional purposes (our social media platforms, posters or community booklets). Videos may be taken in classes to aid training as it’s helpful to show dancers any areas that need extra practise. These videos are deleted once they’ve been shown. We may also video our choreography for reference when preparing for exams or performances. No child/young person will be named.
Parents/carers must not take photos/videos during classes.
Please notify Lynda Forster in writing should you wish your child not to be photographed or filmed.
DATA AND PRIVACY
Please read our policy
A copy of our safeguarding policy is available on request.
All staff working with your child are DBS checked and fully qualified. Please see the staff list.
In order to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which replaces the current Data Protection Act (DPA) with effect from 25 May 2018, Dance Art Studio would like to inform you of our policies that we have in place.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION:
Dance Art Studio will process Parents and Students confidential information given on their enrolment form – which includes names, DOB, contact details and classes to attend only for the below business purposes. The data will be stored securely, no longer than necessary and solely for the completion of those business activities.
All staff are GDPR compliant and have signed a privacy declaration.
By submitting this form you agree to Dance Art Studio using both Parents and Students data in the following ways:
*Take class registers - all classes are recorded by law
*Keep up-to-date records of contact details, progress records and medical history on our database
*Process insurance documents
*Send out invoices and keep a record of accounts
*In case of an emergency – Log in the accident book
*Send out newsletters/offers/changes to lessons/discuss anything relating to your class
Parents and Students information is shared with third parties for the purpose of:
Having gained your permission to share your information to third parties purposes (list below) we are not responsible for what happens to your data after this.
*Exam entry forms - ISTD
*Performance Licence - Local Authorities
*Names printed/displayed in programmes and on exam/performance schedules *Registered chaperones to keep registers/check-in/out sheets
*Emergency services – First Aid Staff
*Insurance Company - In the event of a claim
*Debt recovery agencies - In the event of non-payment of fees/items
* Dance software installation company.
You can withdraw your consent to the storing of your information at any time.