TERM & CONDITIONS
TRIAL LESSON (for children’s classes)
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 or during the summer holidays. Full term dates will be issued on invoices. Personal holiday taken during term time is 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 (typically 12-14 weeks) 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 £15 and an additional 10% late fee will be applied. Failure of payment by the due date will result in your removal of your place in the class. 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 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
Half a term’s notice should be given in writing (email accepted) in the event of any student wishing to withdraw from a class. Failure to give notice will result in continuing charges to be made up to half a term after the last lesson attended.
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 injuries.
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 all times.
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.
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 examination dates.
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.