Please read and accept our terms and conditions of membership

T's & C's for Green class and upwards 

T's & C's for Amber, Rose and Violet Classes

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS - Main School

This is part of your agreement when joining Diane Bradbury Theatre Dance School. Membership is open to all, subject to the following conditions:

 

  • DBTDS accepts no responsibility for loss or damage of personal belongings while on the premises.

  • DBTDS accepts no liability for any injuries sustained whilst participating in a class or on the premises.

  • DBTDS Staff must be notified of any changes to the information provided on the Enrolment Form.

  • DBTDS adopts all relevant policies and procedures set down by Chesterfield Studios Ltd whilst rehearsing and teaching at
    Chesterfield Studios.

 

Staff/teachers:

All staff, including cover teachers (who may be brought in at short notice), are qualified, experienced and DBS checked. Volunteer class assistants and trainees on placements are all DBS checked. There is always a first aider on site.

 

Supervision while on site: 

Students must ensure they always get full permission from staff prior to leaving class. Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to leave the building without prior written parental consent. Toilet breaks will be supervised by either a member of staff or class facilitator where necessary and students will always be supervised whilst on site.

 

Behaviour: 

Racist, sexist and other offensive language and behaviour is not tolerated, and we reserve the right to terminate membership without notice, the final decision being undertaken by the Principal. Behaviour of staff, parents and students must always follow our code-of-conduct.

Please note that under no circumstances are pets allowed on school premises due to Health and Safety reasons.

 

Shows: 

DBTDS aims to mount a yearly ticketed performance for participants. Parents/carers are not permitted to watch lessons. (If a child is new or particularly unconfident, parents/carers may be allowed to sit in during the first ten minutes of one class at the Teacher’s discretion). DBTDS aims to put on an annual show in May, where parents/carers are required to purchase costumes for the production. There is a cost of £70/£80 for each costume. The students require multiple costumes depending on how many dances they are in. By agreeing to take part in the show and pay the non-refundable deposit in November you are committing your child to the show. Once all the costumes have been ordered no refunds will be given, because at this point we have committed to the manufacturer. If for whatever reason the theatre cancels the performance there will be no refunds made on costumes if by this point we have committed to the manufacturer.

 

Publicity

Promotional pictures and footage will be taken for use on our website, social media platforms and publicity material.

Performances will be recorded professionally, personal cameras and recording equipment are not permitted.

 

Emergency contact number: 

DBTDS emergency mobile phone is kept with the Duty Manager. The number will be given out upon registration and must only be used if there are problems regarding the collection of children. Do not ring the office as there may not be anyone there.

 

Food: 

Chewing gum and fizzy drinks are strictly forbidden in teaching spaces. No food is to be eaten in teaching spaces unless express permission is given by the teacher. 


Uniform:

Appropriate clothing as below is necessary for health and safety and child protection:

Basic Uniform: Black Lycra Nikki Leotard, Black Lycra circular skirt, Black Lycra stirrup leggings. 

Uniform: A range of Black and Red Items with the DBTDS logo on it.

Students must not wear their school uniform to any class. DBTDS clothing gives a sense of belonging, allowing all to feel equal, healthy and safe.

  • All uniform, shoes and bags must be clearly labelled – lost property is donated to charity at the end of every term.

  • Strictly no jewellery – no earrings (earrings are very unsafe during physical activity).

  • Hair must be tied back from the face for all classes.

DBTDS Classes:

  • Uniform most be worn to each class.

  • Shoes: Black Tap Shoes and Black Ballet Shoes for younger students. Added as they progress through the school, Tan Jazz Shoes, Black Jazz Shoes, Pink Ballet Shoes. Tan Character Shoes and Pointe Ballet Shoes when students have reached a certain level.

 

Exams:

Diane Bradbury Theatre Dance School enters Students for IDTA examinations. All examinations must be paid for in advance of the exam session.

 

Attendance:

Students must arrive and be collected promptly. It is very important that children arrive in time for their classes, preferably 5 minutes before the start. This allows the group time to settle from the moment the class starts. Latecomers will have to wait outside until an appropriate time to join the class. Children arriving after 15 minutes may be refused admission, as this may disrupt the professional attitude to classes we aim to foster.

 

Where possible DBTDS will aim to let people know of any changes in class time at least one week ahead of schedule.

 

Absence: 

Any child missing for more than two classes per term without reason may not be able to join future courses. Class numbers are limited, and many have long waiting lists, so good attendance and commitment to the course is essential.

 

Illness/Injury:

Parents are not to allow their child to attend DBTDS if they are feeling unwell or have a known injury which would prevent a student from fully taking part.

This includes presenting any contagious illness including (but not limited to): Chicken Pox, Head Lice, Common Cold, Flu and, as of March 2020, symptoms of COVID-19.

 

COVID-19: Parents are expected to follow government advice in relation to when to self-isolate. You must comply with the Health Self-Declaration notice before entering the building.

 

Child Collection:

Teachers must ensure that each child has left a session with an adult or older child (agreed in advance with parent). It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to ensure the child is collected punctually at the end of the class or session. Should a parent/guardian not turn up to collect a child on time – this is the procedure to follow:

  • Inform the Duty Manager who will contact the parent/guardian.

  • If the Duty Manager is not available, contact the Principal of Diane Bradbury Theatre Dance School.

  • If none of the above is available, ask the child to contact the parent/guardian immediately.

  • If the child cannot call the parent/guardian, contact the parent/guardian directly to arrange collection.

  • If the parent/carer is not reachable, and you must leave, the emergency procedure is as follows:

  • Leave a message with the parent and contact the entire Management Team with all the information. Wait until another member of the team can arrive.

  • If the parent/guardian is not reachable and there is no adult available, you must take the child to the nearest police station. This will be Beetwell Street, Chesterfield S40 1QP. Telephone 101. Inform the police of all contact details for the parent/guardian and notify the entire Chesterfield Studios Management Team as above. Leave a message for the parent/guardian to say where the child will be.

 

Booking:

DBTDS does not provide drop-in classes for children and young people on any courses. All courses must be booked in advance. New students may join courses during the term subject to availability and authorisation of the Principal of the school.

 

Waiting List:

Members on the waiting list will be contacted in order of the list. If members are unavailable, no message will be left. The next member will be contacted and the first to make contact will receive the place.

 

Lesson Payments

Payments are then made monthly in advance, paid on the first Saturday of each month. Payment can be made by cash or cheque made payable to Diane Sanderson, this must be enclosed in an envelope and labelled with the child’s name and class colour or by BACS Transfer to Account Name: D J Sanderson Account Number: 41769570 Sort Code: 60-40-09

 

Non-payment

If payment is outstanding, Diane Bradbury Theatre Dance School reserves the right to withhold services. Every attempt will be made not to discuss monies owed with children, although in extreme circumstances (especially when children arrive without supervision) children may be turned away.

Diane Bradbury Theatre Dance School may share data with debt collection agencies in order to re-coup monies owed.

 

Cancellation

If a place is cancelled, a minimum of one month’s notice should be given. Customers must pay any outstanding fees.

Where a customer withdraws a student during a show rehearsal period and Costume fees have been paid, the following system will apply:

  • Withdrawal from show rehearsals within two months of performance – no refund of costume fees.

  • Withdrawal from show rehearsals within three months from the performance – 50% refund of costume of fees. If all correct payments have been made prior to this.

All costumes are specifically made for students to participate in performances, and monies have been paid for them in advance – no refund will be given in the event of a cancellation due to circumstances beyond Diane Bradbury Theatre Dance Schools control.

 

Occasionally some courses may be cancelled due to circumstances beyond Diane Bradbury Theatre Dance Schools control. The administration team will endeavour to contact paid customers and will either offer an exchange for the course or, in rare cases of a cancellation, a full refund will be given.

 

If a single class does not take place due to circumstances beyond our control, Diane Bradbury Theatre Dance School will view this class as postponed and will reschedule.

 

LOCALISED LOCKDOWNS and PANDEMICS:

 

If Diane Bradbury Theatre Dance School cannot deliver classes due to force majeure or government directive, we shall implement online classes via video conferencing software as a replacement. No refunds will be offered.

 

If a child or household member is told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace (or equivalent service) classes will be provided to the student via video conferencing software.

 

Refunds

Diane Bradbury Theatre Dance School cannot offer a refund if you do not attend courses. A full refund will be given if the chosen workshop date/course is fully booked on receipt of payment.

Holiday courses are non-refundable. 

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS - Younger Members (Amber, Rose and Violet Classes)

This is part of your agreement when joining Diane Bradbury Theatre Dance School. Membership is open to all, subject to the following conditions:

 

  • DBTDS accepts no responsibility for loss or damage of personal belongings while on the premises.

  • DBTDS accepts no liability for any injuries sustained whilst participating in a class or on the premises.

  • DBTDS Staff must be notified of any changes to the information provided on the Enrolment Form.

  • DBTDS adopts all relevant policies and procedures set down by Chesterfield Studios Ltd whilst rehearsing and teaching at
    Chesterfield Studios.

 

Staff/teachers:

All staff, including cover teachers (who may be brought in at short notice), are qualified, experienced and DBS checked. Volunteer class assistants and trainees on placements are all DBS checked. There is always a first aider on site.

 

Supervision while on site: 

Students must ensure they always get full permission from staff prior to leaving class. Toilet breaks will be supervised by either a member of staff or class facilitator where necessary and students will always be supervised whilst on site.

 

Behaviour: 

Racist, sexist and other offensive language and behaviour is not tolerated, and we reserve the right to terminate membership without notice, the final decision being undertaken by the Principal. Behaviour of staff, parents and students must always follow our code-of-conduct.

Please note that under no circumstances are pets allowed on school premises due to Health and Safety reasons.

 

Shows: 

DBTDS aims to mount a yearly ticketed performance for participants. Parents/carers are not permitted to watch lessons. (If a child is new or particularly unconfident, parents/carers may be allowed to sit in during the first ten minutes of one class at the Teacher’s discretion). DBTDS aims to put on an annual show in May, where parents/carers are required to purchase costumes for the production. There is a cost of £70/£80 for each costume. The students require multiple costumes depending on how many dances they are in. By agreeing to take part in the show and pay the non-refundable deposit in November you are committing your child to the show. Once all the costumes have been ordered no refunds will be given, because at this point we have committed to the manufacturer. If for whatever reason the theatre cancels the performance there will be no refunds made on costumes if by this point we have committed to the manufacturer.

 

Publicity

Promotional pictures and footage will be taken for use on our website, social media platforms and publicity material.

Performances will be recorded professionally, personal cameras and recording equipment are not permitted.

 

Emergency contact number: 

DBTDS emergency mobile phone is kept with the Duty Manager. The number will be given out upon registration and must only be used if there are problems regarding the collection of children. Do not ring the office as there may not be anyone there.

 

Food: 

Chewing gum and fizzy drinks are strictly forbidden in teaching spaces. No food is to be eaten in teaching spaces unless express permission is given by the teacher. 

 

 

Uniform:

Appropriate clothing as below is necessary for health and safety and child protection:

Basic Uniform: Black Lycra Nikki Leotard, Black Lycra circular skirt, Black Lycra stirrup leggings. 

Uniform: A range of Black and Red Items with the DBTDS logo on it.

Students must not wear their school uniform to any class. DBTDS clothing gives a sense of belonging, allowing all to feel equal, healthy and safe.

  • All uniform, shoes and bags must be clearly labelled – lost property is donated to charity at the end of every term.

  • Strictly no jewellery – no earrings (earrings are very unsafe during physical activity).

  • Hair must be tied back from the face for all classes.

DBTDS Classes:

  • Uniform most be worn to each class.

  • Shoes: Black Tap Shoes and Black Ballet Shoes for younger students. Added as they progress through the school, Tan Jazz Shoes, Black Jazz Shoes, Pink Ballet Shoes. Tan Character Shoes and Pointe Ballet Shoes when students have reached a certain level.

 

Exams:

Diane Bradbury Theatre Dance School enters Students for IDTA examinations. All examinations must be paid for in advance of the exam session.

 

Attendance:

Students must arrive and be collected promptly. It is very important that children arrive in time for their classes, preferably 5 minutes before the start. This allows the group time to settle from the moment the class starts. Latecomers will have to wait outside until an appropriate time to join the class. Children arriving after 15 minutes may be refused admission, as this may disrupt the professional attitude to classes we aim to foster.

 

Where possible DBTDS will aim to let people know of any changes in class time at least one week ahead of schedule.

 

Absence: 

Any child missing for more than two classes per term without reason may not be able to join future courses. Class numbers are limited, and many have long waiting lists, so good attendance and commitment to the course is essential.

 

Illness/Injury:

Parents are not to allow their child to attend DBTDS if they are feeling unwell or have a known injury which would prevent a student from fully taking part.

This includes presenting any contagious illness including (but not limited to): Chicken Pox, Head Lice, Common Cold, Flu and, as of March 2020, symptoms of COVID-19.

 

COVID-19: Parents are expected to follow government advice in relation to when to self-isolate. You must comply with the Health Self-Declaration notice before entering the building.

 

Child Collection:

Teachers must ensure that each child has left a session with an adult or older child (agreed in advance with parent). It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to ensure the child is collected punctually at the end of the class or session. Should a parent/guardian not turn up to collect a child on time – this is the procedure to follow:

  • Inform the Duty Manager who will contact the parent/guardian.

  • If the Duty Manager is not available, contact the Principal of Diane Bradbury Theatre Dance School.

  • If none of the above is available, ask the child to contact the parent/guardian immediately.

  • If the child cannot call the parent/guardian, contact the parent/guardian directly to arrange collection.

  • If the parent/carer is not reachable, and you must leave, the emergency procedure is as follows:

  • Leave a message with the parent and contact the entire Management Team with all the information. Wait until another member of the team can arrive.

  • If the parent/guardian is not reachable and there is no adult available, you must take the child to the nearest police station. This will be Beetwell Street, Chesterfield S40 1QP. Telephone 101. Inform the police of all contact details for the parent/guardian and notify the entire Chesterfield Studios Management Team as above. Leave a message for the parent/guardian to say where the child will be.

 

Booking:

DBTDS does not provide drop-in classes for children and young people on any courses. All courses must be booked in advance. New students may join courses during the term subject to availability and authorisation of the Principal of the school.

 

Waiting List:

Members on the waiting list will be contacted in order of the list. If members are unavailable, no message will be left. The next member will be contacted and the first to make contact will receive the place.

 

Lesson Payments

Payments are then made monthly in advance, paid on the first Saturday of each month. Payment can be made by cash this must be enclosed in an envelope and labelled with the child’s name and class colour. Card payments are accepted.

 

Non-payment

If payment is outstanding, Diane Bradbury Theatre Dance School reserves the right to withhold services. Every attempt will be made not to discuss monies owed with children, although in extreme circumstances (especially when children arrive without supervision) children may be turned away.

Diane Bradbury Theatre Dance School may share data with debt collection agencies in order to re-coup monies owed.

 

Cancellation

If a place is cancelled, a minimum of one month’s notice should be given. Customers must pay any outstanding fees.

Where a customer withdraws a student during a show rehearsal period and Costume fees have been paid, the following system will apply:

  • Withdrawal from show rehearsals within two months of performance – no refund of costume fees.

  • Withdrawal from show rehearsals within three months from the performance – 50% refund of costume of fees. If all correct payments have been made prior to this.

All costumes are specifically made for students to participate in performances, and monies have been paid for them in advance – no refund will be given in the event of a cancellation due to circumstances beyond Diane Bradbury Theatre Dance Schools control.

 

Occasionally some courses may be cancelled due to circumstances beyond Diane Bradbury Theatre Dance Schools control. The administration team will endeavour to contact paid customers and will either offer an exchange for the course or, in rare cases of a cancellation, a full refund will be given.

 

If a single class does not take place due to circumstances beyond our control, Diane Bradbury Theatre Dance School will view this class as postponed and will reschedule.

 

 

 

 

LOCALISED LOCKDOWNS and PANDEMICS:

 

If Diane Bradbury Theatre Dance School cannot deliver classes due to force majeure or government directive, we shall implement online classes via video conferencing software as a replacement. No refunds will be offered.

 

If a child or household member is told to self-isolate by NHS Track and Trace (or equivalent service) classes will be provided to the student via video conferencing software.

 

Refunds

Diane Bradbury Theatre Dance School cannot offer a refund if you do not attend courses. A full refund will be given if the chosen workshop date/course is fully booked on receipt of payment.

Holiday courses are non-refundable. 

Please accept to say you have read, understood and agree with our terms and conditions of membership
 

Keep in Touch

© Diane Bradbury Theatre Dance School.

Eastwood Buildings,
Rose Hill,

Chesterfield S40 1LW

 

Mail: roseanna.sanderson@chesterfieldstudios.co.uk

Tel: 01246 271540

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