Terms & Conditions
Dance Theatre Arts Academy offer weekly term time dance tuition to your child with the opportunity to take part in the wide variety of classes offered as well as other school events including the Annual Awards Ceremony, Examinations, School Holiday Events (Halloween Events, Summer Fun and Spring Parties) as well as the school’s Annual Show. Students also have the opportunity to represent Dance Theatre Arts Academy at other Community Events from time to time.
You agree that you/your child will at all times adhere to these Terms and Conditions.
The obligations of all parties are detailed below and form part of our contract together.
Registration & Customer Portal
On registering with the Dance Theatre Arts Academy it is essential that we can contact you in an emergency and that we know of any medical conditions which may affect you or your child during dance classes or associated events, so please provide us with this information. It is your responsibility to inform us of any change of contact or medical details so that our records are fully up-to-date at all times.
Once your child has completed their introductory session you will need to sign up to the Dance Theatre Arts Academy Customer Portal and complete further information the link will be sent in your welcome pack. The Customer Portal is a useful tool for parents who can view and pay invoices, record an absence and view class details.
www.dancetheatreartsacademy.co.uk/downloads provides more information on how we process your information.
COVID 19 Information
The school follows the current government guidelines regarding COVID 19 which can be found on our risk assessments. These are available to view at www.dancetheatreartsacademy.co.uk/downloads.
Here is a summary of some important points:
We advise the wearing of a face-covering when coming into contact with people you don’t normally meet in enclosed and crowded spaces.
If a child or anyone in your family display COVID-19 symptons the child may not attend lessons.Symptons include a persistent cough, high temperature or fever, sore throat, loss of taste or smell.
Only parents of the pre-school classes may enter the building.All other parents will need to drop off and collect their child from the relevant venue entrance.
We will continue to encourage children to sanitise their hands regularly.
We will continue to sanitise the studios after each class.
Please email any questions or concerns you may have so that we can address these prior to you attending the studio.
Once the introductory session has been completed Class Fees are monthly via direct debit:
The annual fee is calculated over 38 weeks (the number of weeks in our school year).
The payments are then spread over the year in a 12 month equal payment plan.
The payment plan is continuous but can be adjusted either when a student adds, removes or cancels classes or if it is necessary to increase prices.
Payment is required in full for all lessons regardless of attendance.
Monthly fees will be requested in advance on the 1st working day of the month in which they fall due.
All fees are non-refundable.
You must provide one month’s notice, or fees in lieu, of intention to decrease or cease lessons.
Fees will be charged as follows:
Shining Stars Classes
Mini Bopz Street Dance & MT £19.00 per month
Tiny Starz Dance & Movement £19.00 per month (includes a complimentary award pack)
Mini Starz Ballet & Tap £21.00 per month (includes a complimentary award pack)
Rising Starz Ballet & Tap £21.00 per month (includes a complimentary award pack
Junior & Middle Classes
45 minute class = £19.00 per month
60 minute class = £25.00 per month
Pre-Senior & Senior Classes -
45 minute class = £19.50 per month
60 minute class = £26.00 per month
Multi-class discounts are offered as follows:
A 10% discount is offered to all students who take 3 or 4 classes per week.
A 15% discount is offered to all students who take 5 classes or more per week.
We also offer a 10% sibling discount to all children in the same family if they do not qualify for other discounts.
Class Changes and Cancellations
Student changes to classes – to add or remove a class please email the Dance Theatre Arts Academy office. It is your responsibility to inform the office if your child no longer wants to attend classes at Dance Theatre Arts Academy. One month’s notice will be required.
In the event that a class is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, teacher illness or other unforeseen circumstances, every effort will be made to reschedule the lesson for another day or time.
In the event that a class falls on a bank holiday students will be offered a make-up class on another day where possible. In the event that attendance for the offered class is not possible a refund the class fee minus any discounts applied will be given.
ISTD and IDTA Examinations
All students are given the opportunity to take ISTD ballet & tap and IDTA examinations. The cost of exam entrance and extra coaching is not included in your school fees. These are payable separately prior to the exams being undertaken.
Students will be expected to attend every lesson in uniform by the end of their first half term.
Uniform requirements can be found on the Dance Theatre Arts Academy website www.dancetheatreartsacademy.co.uk and can be ordered by visiting our dedicated Dance Theatre Arts Academy uniform website Linda’s Dance Shop www.lindasdanceshop.co.uk. If you have any queries about uniform please email email@example.com.
Students in all classes must wear appropriate footwear for that class and ensure that hair is secured away from the face and all long hair is tied back.
In all Ballet classes, students are expected to wear their hair in a classical bun. This is compulsory from Primary onwards. For advice about how to put hair in a bun, please speak to Charlotte Thompson or Linda Higgs.
Jewellery (except small stud earrings) and watches are not permitted to be worn. Dance Theatre Arts Academy is not responsible for loss of or damage to any valuables which are brought into, or left at the school.
Dance Theatre Arts Performance Teams
If you are invited to join one of the Dance Theatre Arts Performance Teams it is compulsory that you purchase the team uniform and attend the additional team classes. 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.
Dance Theatre Arts Academy Annual Show information pack will be sent to parents 6-9 months before 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.
All students are required to attend all dress rehearsals and all show day performances.
Failure to do so may result in the child being removed from the show.
Whether in class or representing the school at an external event, all students are expected to promote a positive atmosphere and to behave in a way which shows care and respect for the needs of the students, the Dance Theatre Arts Team and their environment. Negative comments will not be tolerated and Dance Theatre Arts Academy reserves the right to exclude your child from any activity where they deem there has been a breech of the Terms and Conditions.
Parents are not permitted to watch the weekly dance classes from within the dance studio/hall as this can be distracting for both the students and the Dance Theatre Arts Academy team.
We invite all parents to join us to view and celebrate their child’s progress at our parent viewing days, Annual Awards Ceremony and the Annual School Show.Charges may be required for watching some events.
When students are participating in Community Events, family and friends are usually welcome to attend.Entry fees may be payable to the event organisers.
If you have queries or questions which may need to be discussed at length or in private, please do not raise them with our team at the start or finish of dance classes. This can delay the scheduled class timetable.
All grievances or concerns should be discussed in private with Charlotte Thompson, Principal and not directly with any of the Dance Theatre Arts Academy team, volunteers, students, parents or members of the public either in person, on social media or on any other online forum.
Dance Theatre Arts Academy does not tolerate verbal, physical or online abuse towards any member of the Dance Theatre Arts Academy team or associated volunteers with the school, or at external events, under any circumstances. Please contact Charlotte Thompson, Principal by telephone to discuss – 01708 922219.
The Dance Theatre Arts Academy team are trained first aiders. First aid will be administered to students when deemed necessary. Accidents and injuries will be recorded in the accident book. Severe injuries will be reportd to RIDDOR.
In the case of an emergency, and only if the parent/guardian is absent, a member of the Dance Theatre Arts Academy team will act in loco parentis.
Dance Theatre Arts Academy follows a strict child protection policy which is available to view www.dancetheatreartsacademy.co.uk/downloads
Because of the physical nature of dance, there may be times when the teacher will physically correct your child in order to ensure all movements and positions are correctly executed, and to avoid injury.
You are responsible for the supervision of your children in all areas of the dance school location prior to the class starting, for any additional children waiting with you during the class, for collecting your children immediately their class is finished and for the supervision of your children in all areas of the dance school location following the class.The Dance Theatre Arts Academy cannot be held responsible for chldren outside of their lesson times (except for the scheduled lunch breaks).If there is an issue with collecting your children after a class, please speak to the class teacher prior to the start of the class.
All parents of pre-school children should remain on site (a waiting room will be provided where possible).Parents of these children will be required to take them to the toilet if needed during class.
Photo Policy and Consent
Dance Theatre Arts Academy will 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 Theatre Arts 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.
All parents agree to photos being used by accepting the Dance Theatre Arts Academy Terms and Conditions. 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 will not be held responsible for any damage or injuries incurred during online dance classes. Participants must agree to follow the sensible precautions before taking part in any online dance class.
There should be a minimum of 2mSq of floor space and a minimum 2 metre clearance from floor to ceiling per participant in the room when undertaking the dance/exercise class.
There is no glass, china or other breakable material that may lead to injury in the room for the duration of the dance/exercise.
For any participant aged under 16, an appropriate adult (parent/carer 18+) must be present in the room at the same time.
If the participant is unable to follow the instructor’s instructions they should cease the class immediately until it is possible to ask the instructor for further guidance.
Participants should have access to water in a closable/spill proof container.
There should be a maximum of two participants undertaking the dance class in the room at any one time (or two participants plus one supervising adult).
There are no animals in the room for the duration of the dance class.
No photography or videoing is permitted unless authorised by the principal.
All participants are required to wear suitable dancewear for online classes.
Online classes are for Dance Theatre Arts Academy members only and strictly the copyright of Dance Theatre Arts Academy they are not to be shared, duplicated or published on any other platforms.
Dance Theatre Arts Academy reserves the right to amend or alter these terms and conditions at any
time without prior notice.
Last updated 30/09/21