Terms and Conditions
Halesowen Dance Academy
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for new pupil
new pupil is entitled to two bookable paid trial lessons at Halesowen Dance
Academy. These are payable weekly.
customers will be required to complete an information and consent form prior to
themselves / or their child attending their first class.
- On completion
of the trial class (s) customers will be given the option to pay and book for
classes for the remainder of the current half term.
are payable in half termly blocks. The payment for each half term directly
reflects the number of weeks in that half term. If a child starts part way
through a half term payment will be calculated based on the remaining weeks.
will be accepted via bacs transfer or in cash.
placement of pupils in classes will be determined by Halesowen Dance Academy considering,
age, ability, and previous experience.
will be sent out via Class Manager prior to the start of the half term
and should be paid within 14 days of being sent.
deposits for lessons fees are non-refundable except in the event of
cancellation by Halesowen Dance Academy.
follow up invoice will be sent after 14 days. Late payments for the half term
will incur a £5 administration fee. If no payment is received after 28 days we
reserve the right to suspend the customers access to classes.
note that all classes must be paid for even those that a child is absent for. Non
payment may result in our decision to withdraw the customers place in the class.
extenuating circumstances refunds can only be provided at the discretion of
Halesowen Dance Academy.
a customer chooses to leave classes and later wishes to return, they may do so
subject to a place being available.
your preferred class is full then we will do our best to offer an alternative
class or place you on the waiting list.
note that under COVID 19 restrictions there are strict limits on the numbers in
classes to enable us to follow Government guidelines and regulations.
should wear appropriate dress for class. In the first instance this should be HDA
uniform, except for new pupils who should wear clothes that they can dance in
comfortably (e.g., leggings, t shirt).
or tights are considered preferrable for ballet classes.
hair should be tied back.
pupils are not expected to have the correct dance footwear, but we do ask that
they have clean shoes to wear in lessons.
fully qualified teacher will lead all classes. They will be CRB checked and insured
and be fully aware of our child protection policy (available upon request).
to the nature of teaching dance sometimes it is necessary for the teacher to
correct positions physically or to provide physical support for a movement.
This will always be done in a professional manner and following the guidelines
in our risk assessment and child protection policies.
will always do our best not to cancel lessons but if this becomes necessary E.g.
through teacher illness, or problems with the venue, we will give you as much
notice as possible. We will do our best to offer an alternative or extra lesson.
If we are unable to this, we will credit any fees paid towards future invoices.
HDA or our venues will accept any responsibility for loss or damage to personal
property and possessions.
occasionally we may have to temporarily change the venue for a class and will
notify you of this.
customer has a responsibility to notify HDA of any illness or injury that may
affect the participant’s ability to take part in a class.
customer has a responsibility to notify HDA of any medical conditions a student
may have and to keep us updated of any changes to this or new conditions.
do not accept responsibility for loss, damage or injury arising from errors or
omissions from the pupil registration form whether completed by the guardian or
another adult at the time of enrolment.
do not accept liability for death or other personal injury to any participant.
With the exception, of an injury being caused by negligence on our part.
- We do not accept responsibility for loss
or expense due to circumstances beyond our control such as transport, fire, and
Dance Academy does not permit the use of mobile phones by parents or students for
taking photos or video unless in exceptional circumstances. This includes both
from within the studio and from outside where it may be possible to see the
dance class from a window.
a parent is viewing a lesson we respectful ask that they do not use their
mobile phone whilst in the studio.
note if the teacher believes an individual may be attempting to film or
photograph a dance class we reserve the right to ask them to stop immediately
and delete any images.
phones should be placed in silent mode during classes and remain in the
students dance bag, it is courteous to ask the teacher in charge if it is felt
that a pupil may need to use their phone during a class.
certain circumstances such as the filming of students own work, or for the
filming of older pupils and adults work the teacher may give permission for the
pupils to use their own device. (E.g. a trainee teacher who wished another
pupil to film their choreography to allow them to remember it.)
you wish to photograph your child (E.g. Attending ballet with the class mascot)
please ask the permission of the teacher in charge and we will do our best to accommodate
this for you.
you / your child decides to leave classes, personal information on our database
will be archived unless you request that it be deleted. Enrolment forms will be
destroyed if a pupil no longer attend classes.
- In agreeing to our terms and conditions you
consent for a qualified first aider to administer first aid treatment to yourself
/ or your child if required whilst they are attending dance activities. The
first aider will wear appropriate PPE in line with Govt advice regarding COVID
19 measures. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact us.
information on Covid 19 (face to face lessons)
Dance Academy agrees to adhere to the UK government and the Worldwide Heath
Organisation (WHO) recommended ways to prevent the spread of infection.
works closely with our venues and a professional risk assessment organisation
to do all that is reasonably practicable to prevent the spread of COVID
infection. Our Covid risk assessment policy is available on request.
your child (or anyone in your household) is unwell with possible COVID 19 symptoms
they should stay at home and not attend face to face dance activities.
must inform HDA immediately if either your child or a member of their household
shows any symptoms of COVID 19.
will keep a record of all participants’ names and telephone numbers and will
only provide these to the venue if requested for the purpose of track and trace.
parent/legal guardian agrees that Halesowen Dance Academy is not responsible
for any spread of infection or contraction of COVID-19.
Dance Academy will continue to monitor government guidance and regulations
regarding COVID 19. We agree that as far as reasonably practical we will take steps
to minimise the risk to health and safety of our parents and pupils.
any pupil has been identified as an extremely vulnerable person, they should
continue to follow the specific medical advice issued to them and should not
attend face to face classes at the moment.
Additional information on dance classes delivered
Important Notice for parents
In the event of further government restrictions
or lockdowns which require our business to close Halesowen Dance Academy will
move to a temporary timetable of zoom dance classes.
Please note parents are responsible for their child’s safety at all
times whilst using their home dance space.
Please ensure that there is enough space to participate without obvious
risk of injury to the participant or others, or risk of damage to property.
The flooring in the room should be safe for the activity undertaken.
Younger pupils should have a parent in the same room with them during
HDA will not accept liability for injuries that occur whilst
taking part in classes.
Halesowen Dance Academy