We offer a one week trial lesson at the trial fee detailed to ensure that both the
pupil and teacher are happy with the class. Pupils are not fully enrolled into a
class until payment of the initial pro-rata invoice is received.
There are no classes on half-term holidays, bank holiday Mondays, Easter, Christmas,
Main Annual show day or during the summer holidays. Full term dates will be issued
on invoices. Personal holiday or absences taken during term time are non-refundable.
The School reserves the right to substitute teachers, cancel a class, or change
class time/day when and if the need arises. If we cancel a regular published class
date due to fault of our own we will attempt to offer an alternative class day, time
or date to substitute this cancelled class, this is known as a ‘make-up class’. If
you are unable to attend a ‘make-up class’ a refund will not be applicable. Please
note If circumstances that are out of our control (such as a venue cancelling due
to bad weather) no refund or make-up class will take effect. Please check our website,
facebook page, your email for updates if adverse weather or similar local events
are likely to prevent classes taking place.
Invoices are produced each term and distributed to you via email.
All payments are due by the payment date detailed on the invoice. Payments not received
by this time will be subject to an additional admin fee of £10 and an additional
10% late fee will be applied. Your place should you be in a class that is full may
be offered to another student if fees are not paid by the date detailed. Fees are
reviewed on an annual basis and are non-refundable.
HOW TO PAY
Internet banking: Pay directly into Dance Reality Studios Bank account.
Account no: 05145929 sort code: 09 01 50. (using pupil’s full name as a reference).
Payment may also be made within the studios during reception open hours via cash
or card or over the phone via card
DANCE ATTIRE AND REGULATIONS
All dance classes have a dress code. This uniform is to be worn during all lessons.
Uniform list is available on our website.
Long hair should be tied back for neatness and safety to the dancer and others.
No jewellery or nail varnish in class, exams or performances.
No Mobile phones unless switched off are to be taken into the studio.
Watching week is held three times a year just before the major Christmas, Easter
and summer breaks. These classes will take place during the last week of term and
are an opportunity for family and friends to see how their child is progressing.
LEAVING THE SCHOOL
Notice is required and to be given in writing (email accepted) in the event of any
student wishing to withdraw from a class. Each term invoice will detail the date
when notifications must be made by. Failure to give notice by the deadline date
will result in half a terms invoice being due.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Parents should beware that due to the nature of dance it may be necessary for the
teacher to use physical contact when training dancers.
Adult dancers and parents/carers of young dancers must inform the teacher of any
Once a child is settled in class, parents are to wait outside the studio.
Parents/carers are held responsible for the behaviour of ALL children under 16
years whilst using our venues. This includes siblings of those attending classes.
Teachers cannot be held responsible for children outside of the class or in the
event of the child leaving the room. We assume parents will be in attendance at
In line with other education establishments, mobile phones must be switched off
before entering the dance studio. Mobile phones are considered to be distracting
to the class and hazardous to a pupil's safety.
Please show respect to other users by keeping the venue and toilets tidy, as you
would like to find them.
The School reserves the right to cancel this agreement with the customer without
refund if any behaviour in their party comes into disrepute.
The School is not responsible for the safety of personal and valuable belongs if
they are left behind.
Classes are carried out at the students own risk and Dance Reality will not be
liable for any injury or accident whilst in classes or on the property.
PHOTOGRAPHY/FILMING OF PUPILS
During our weekly classes we DO NOT permit photography or filming of our pupils by
parents or others. The exception to this is during Parents Watching Week which takes
place in the last week before the Christmas, Easter and Summer breaks. We ask parents
to respect the privacy of the other members of the class by restricting the use of
any images taken for their own family use. In instances where we feel it would
be appropriate for photography to take place ie, at a performance or for publicity
purposes we will seek parental consent.
These are optional and are available for those who want to take part. Exams can
be taken with the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) and the Imperial
Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD). Teachers will keep you informed of the next
Our students can take part in our various performances that run throughout the year
depending on age. There may be a costume and commitment fee for some shows.
Email is the preferred form of sending you invoices and keeping you up to date with
events. Please keep us informed of any changes to your details.
The School reserves the right to amend or alter these terms and conditions at any
time without prior notice.
DATA PROTECTION AND GDPR
Dance Reality Studios is registered with ICO
What Data Does Dance Reality Hold?
The personal data we collect are as follows: Name Date of Birth Contact details Address Telephone
Number Mobile Telephone Number Email address Name and contact details of parents/carers
for children Medical conditions or allergies Videos and images
Where Did the Information Come From?
Student Registration forms completed by parents
Entry Forms for events, exams etc – completed by parents
Who Is the Information Shared with?
Other teachers on occasion
Record of Attendance
Competition and Event Orgainisers
Correspondence Health and Safety Emergency response Publicity and Media (in connection
to Dance Reality)
Dance Reality never share details with outside organizations except those where we
are entering children for exams or events. Details are strictly used for Dance Reality
How Is the Information Stored?
All the information is stored via excel spreadsheet which is password protected
Online forms sites 123forms and Zoho
How is the Information Maintained?
The information that is kept is reviewed regularly and updated regularly. Parents
will inform us of changes to details when required.
When are Personal Details Erased?
Once a student is no longer registered to take classes at Dance Reality that Childs
details are removed from our database and no further correspondence is sent.
Safety and Security
All information is held electronically on a password protected laptop and any paper
copies are held in a lockable filing cabinet