Terms & Conditions

The following Terms and Conditions apply to all students and parents attending our classes.

 

Fees

  • All students will be offered the first week’s classes as FREE TRIAL sessions.  Once the free trial has been completed fees will be charged half-termly. 

  • An invoice will be issued (via email) for the remaining weeks in that half-term. 

  • All following invoices will be issued 2-3 weeks before the end of the current half-term.  These will be sent via email.

  • Full payment is required by the last day of the the half-term in which it is sent.  (this new policy will be applied by the last day of the Summer Term 2019 – all invoices for Autumn Term 2019 must therefore be paid by Saturday 20th July.        

  • Payments must be paid by Bank Transfer only.  Full details can be found on the invoice.

  • If you have not received an invoice or your invoice is incorrect, it is your responsibility to let Dance Theatre Arts Academy know as soon as possible after its issue.   

  • All siblings within the same family are offered a 10% sibling discount.

  • There are no reductions for missed classes due to sickness, holidays etc.

  • Late payments - a £5.00 late charge will be added and the invoice will be re-issued.  If this is not paid with the fees payment it will be added to the next invoice. 

  • If outstanding fees have not been paid by the end of the following term, the matter will be  forwarded to a collection agency.

  • Fees will be reviewed annually.

 

Class Changes and Cancellations

 

  • Student changes to classes – to add or remove a class you must contact the Dance Theatre Arts Academy office.  It is not your teachers’ responsibility to pass this information on.

  • Student Cancellation of classes – if you do not want to continue class/es with Dance Theatre Arts Academy in the following half-term, it is your responsibility to inform the office before commencement of the half-term, or the ½ term fees will be charged.

 

Dance Theatre Arts Academy Class Cancellations

 

On the rare occasion that the teacher is unavailable to take a scheduled class and a replacement teacher cannot be arranged, or in adverse weather conditions an alternative class or another date will be offered to make up for the lost lesson.  If your child cannot attend the alternative on offer a refund will not be given.  However if an alternative date/class is not possible, any fees already paid will be refunded.

ISTD Examinations

 

All students in Grade 1 and above will be required to attend two ballet classes per week if they wish to take the ISTD ballet examinations.  Students will only be entered when the Teacher feels they have reached the required standard. 

 

Competitions and the Dance Theatre Arts Company

 

If  you are invited to join the Dance Theatre Arts Company or choose to enter a solo or duet in festivals /competitions it is compulsory that you purchase the team uniform and attend the additional company or private lessons.  Attendance will be monitored and should you fail to attend the lessons or do not take part in a performance then your place may be offered to someone else.  All private lesson payments must be paid upfront.

 

Annual Shows

 

  • If you wish to take part in the Dance Theatre Arts Academy annual show a show information pack will be sent out to all parents approximately 6-9 months in advance of the show date.

  • Costume and Show Fees must be purchased by parents – details will be included in the pack including costs.

  • Costume and Show Fee payments can be made in instalments or in full by the date listed in the pack. 

  • Students costumes will not be ordered until full payment has been received. 

 

There will be two dress rehearsals and all students are expected to attend both dates (unless absence has been previously arranged with the office).  Failure to attend both rehearsals will result in you being withdrawn from the show and no refund will be given for costumes purchased.  It is also compulsory that all students taking part in more than one performance must take turn up on all scheduled performance dates.  Failure to do so has a massive impact on the other students and parents as all td dances are team efforts.  A doctor’s certificate maybe required.  

 

Code of Conduct

 

Dance Theatre Arts Academy expect all children and their parents to treat others as they would expect to be treated themselves encouraging enthusiasm and positivity.  As Dance Theatre Arts Academy strives to be a happy environment, negative comments about other students or parents are not welcome. In the event that we consider you to be in breech of these terms & conditions or that your child is disruptive to other students or staff, teachers or venue staff, we reserve the right to exclude your child from any activity with Dance Theatre Arts Academy.

 

Parents should be aware that physical contact maybe necessary when helping to demonstrate or correct a student. To realign students bodies and put them into the correct positions to improve their technique.  We do not accept liability for personal injury or illness to any child attending class.

 

  • Students should be punctual to lessons and may be refused entry should they turn up late for a lesson if the teacher feels that this will disrupt the class.

  • Dance Theatre Arts Academy is only responsible for the safety of your child during lesson times. You must ensure that you stay with your child until the class begins and arrive  promptly to pick up your child after the class finishes.

  • Parents are also politely asked to recognise that sitting in on class is not permitted (this excludes the Little Bear Feet class which is a parent/child participation session).

  • Parents will get the opportunity to see there children perform from time to time at the discretion of the relevant teacher and through taking part in the Annual Shows. 

  • We do not accept responsibility for any loss or expense due to circumstances beyond our control ie: transport, fire, weather or other such situation.

 

Uniform

 

  • It is compulsory that all children (with the exception of the Little Bear Feet classes) are required to wear the set uniform for each class they attend.

  • Girls are required to put their hair in a bun at the back of the head for ballet and tied back neatly for all other classes.

  • Kidspace classes - Kidspace require children to change into appropriate attire before entering their play areas – ballet uniform is not to be worn.

  • All uniform is available to order through the online uniform school – https://dta.mydancestore.co.uk

  • Failure to comply with the above will result in your child being refused entry into class.

  • NO jewellery must be worn in class.

 

Personal Property 

 

  • Dance Theatre Arts Academy cannot undertake any responsibility for any money, valuables or articles of clothing left behind after classes or performances. 

  • Valuables that are brought onto the premises are the responsibility of their owner. 

  • Damage or loss of property is not the responsibility of Dance Theatre Arts Academy teachers or the relevant venue.

  • Any items found will be placed in the lost property bag. Any items that are not claimed by the end of the term will be disposed of.

 

Mobile Phones, tablets and ipads

 

  • Mobile phones, tablets and ipads are forbidden during all Dance Theatre Arts Academy lessons. 

  • Dance Theatre Arts Academy does not take any responsibility for phones, tablets, ipads that are lost, stolen or damaged. 

  • If a student need use their phone in case of emerency, they should ask a teacher in the class for permission.

  • All cell phones including parents must be on silent mode, if making a call please leave the room. Students phones are to remain in their bags and not touched during a lesson.

 

Food and Drink

 

  • No food or drink will be allowed during lesson time, with the exception of water.

  • Teachers will give the students suitable drink breaks.

  • Lunch breaks have been scheduled into Dance Theatre Arts Academy timetables. 

 

Personal Information

 

To sign up for classes we ask that you fill in the online registration form on the Dance Theatre Arts Academy website – www.dancetheatreartsacademy.co.uk.  When signing up for our classes you will be asked for personal information and an emergency contact number.  It is your responsibility to ensure that we have the correct details for you and your child and keep us updated of any changes to contact details or health issues.  This can be done through the Parental Portal which will be available to all parents when the student has fully enrolled in Dance Theatre Arts Academy classes.  All personal information practices follow the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679)GDPR (implemented 28th May 2018).  A full copy of the Dance Theatre Arts Academy Privacy Policy is available on the Dance Theatre Arts Academy website.

 

Photo Policy and Consent Form

 

Dance Theatre Arts Academy will also take photos of the students in class and at special events for advertising purposes.

 

Photos may be used for the following:

 

  • Production of flyers, advertisement in newspapers for advertising purposes. 

  • Website open pages for advertising purposes.

  • Facebook, Twitter and Instagram open pages for advertising the school.  Please note that these are linked and content placed on one page will automatically appear on the other pages. 

  • Website and Facebook closed pages for parents viewing only.

  • You Tube Dance DTA Academy page. 

  • Annual School Show – photos and videos will be taken during performances – please note if you do not want your child to be photographed they will NOT be able to take part in shows. 

 

If you do not want your child to be photographed for any of the above uses please let us know in writing detailing your exact requirements.

 

Dance Theatre Arts Academy reserves the right to amend or alter these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice.

 

Last updated 20th March 2019

 

OFFICE HOURS

 

Monday  to Fridays   10.00 - 14.00pm

Saturdays                 09.00 - 12.30pm

Sundays                                 (closed)

Classes held in various venues in Hornchurch and Romford throughout the week.

 

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