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DANCEBOX JUNIORS

TERMS & CONDITIONS

GROUP CLASS CONTRACTS

Classes take place weekly during the term dates listed on this website. Payment is due on the 1st of each month, regardless of school holidays. Contracts are rolling, year on year contracts. One full calendar months’ notice is required to cancel any contract. If a contract is cancelled after the 1st of the month, classes which fall in the following month, but within the one month notice period will be charged at the pro-rata rates of £9.00 per class to a maximum of the existing monthly contract payment. The final payment will be taken by direct card payment via the normal Mindbody payment processing system before the end of the month in which the cancellation is received. No refunds will be made for classes missed, regardless of reason. Each July we will let you know by email the class your child will attend in September. If the new time does not suit, let us know by the 22 July and we will cancel your contract with no notice period requirements. If you do not inform us by the 22 July, our 1-month notice period applies.

UNIFORM POLICY

Uniform must be purchased from the Dancebox Juniors online store and is compulsory for all classes. Items may only be returned for resizing/refund if unworn, unmarked, and returned in the original packaging. When fitting dance shoes, please walk on a carpet as we do not accept any shoe back into stock with marks or scuffs on the sole. 

 

ARRIVAL / LATE POLICY

We reserve the right to refuse entry to a class or performance if any student arrives in excess of 15 minutes after the start time (or call time for performances).

 

ADDITIONAL PAYMENTS

Late Payment: A £5 late payment fee will be charged to your account if payment is outstanding by the 10th of a month. A further £5 will be charged if payment is not made by the 20th of the month. If the account is not settled in full by the end of the month, and no contact has been made to explain the delay in payment, all contracts will be cancelled immediately - certificates, reports or medals will be held by the studio until payment is made in full.

Late Collection:  A late collection fee of £12.50, per 30 minutes or part thereof, will be billed to your card if a student is collected late, this is to cover the time of the staff member who had to wait with your child.

Production Fee: A Production Participation fee is levied per dance the students is performing in. This covers the costume and any rehearsal time outside of weekly lessons.

Exam Fee: Should you wish your child to participate in external exams there will be an additional charge for this, the charge covers additional training, exam administration and the examination fee.

PRODUCTIONS

Any production fee levied is non-refundable regardless of situation for cancelling as the fee covers costs which are incurred early in the production planning process. Costumes are ordered for each performer, so should you leave Dancebox Juniors before the costume is issued, the costume will be withheld by Dancebox Juniors and issued after the production. By performing in a Dancebox Juniors show you grant permission for the display, distribution, publication, transmission or otherwise of any photographs/video footage taken of their child for use in material that includes but may not be limited to print, digital images, or social media. Attendance to all classes in the terms run up to a production are compulsory - we reserve the right to withdraw students from the show with no refund if we feel poor attendance will affect the group’s performance.

 

MEDICAL & HEALTH

If your child does not exercise regularly, you should consult your GP before participation.  As with any dance and performing arts tuition, there is the risk of injury whilst participating in classes. Dancebox Juniors do not medically evaluate if any child is fit to receive instruction.  The Parent/Guardian agrees to independently seek such medical advice. By agreeing to these Terms & Conditions you confirm that your child has no health problems including cardiac irregularities; spinal, bone, joint, tendon or ligament injuries; spells of dizziness; asthma or other breathing difficulties; diabetes; epilepsy or any allergy which may affect your participation in classes at the studio. In consideration of being allowed to participate in the activities and programs of we provide, you hereby waive, release, and forever discharge Dancebox Juniors from all responsibility or liability for injuries or damages resulting from your child’s participation in any activities or your use of equipment or facilities in the above-mentioned activities. It is the client's sole responsibility to notify the studio before attending any session of any circumstances affecting their child’s health which may be exacerbated through continued use of the studio and/or which may have arisen or worsened since their last session at the studio.

SAFE TOUCH POLICY

Dance and musical theatre are physical activities and appropriate physical contact between students and teachers in class is essential to high quality training. Teachers can make physical contact with a student to illustrate a concept or to adjust a student’s posture and alignment. Dancebox Juniors recognises that such physical contact is a potentially complex area; and the school also fully recognises its responsibilities for safeguarding students and teachers and for protecting their welfare. The following principles and procedures are in place to fulfil the studio’s obligations: 1. Contact by the teacher is made with awareness of the needs of each individual, to assist the dancer in correcting placement 2. All teachers will treat any physical contact with due sensitivity and care, and with due regard for the wishes of the student 3. Teachers will be mindful of location and avoid situations where they are isolated with a student and all private classes will be held in studios with windows and/or with the parent/carer present.

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PHOTOGRAPHY / FILM

Dancebox Juniors may occasionally photograph or film classes for advertising and publicity material. Clients grant permission for the display, distribution, publication, transmission or otherwise of any photographs/video footage taken of them for use in material that includes but may not be limited to print, digital images or social media. If for any reason you do not wist for your child's image to appear this can be noted on our system at registration. First names of children may occasionally be used to celebrate student success.

PERSONAL BELONGINGS

Dancebox Juniors does not accept responsibility for any items lost or stolen whilst on the premises. We strongly recommend all personal belongings, coats, shoes, uniform etc. clearly shows the student’s name. All unnamed and/or unclaimed items will be donated to a charity at the end of each term.

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

Students should arrive promptly and attend classes regularly. During class, students are expected to listen and if a child is causing disruption, they may be asked to leave the lesson. We do not tolerate bullying of any kind and any student found to be causing distress or bullying others may (after appropriate intervention) be asked to leave the school. Mobile phones are not to be used during classes and must be stored away on silent mode.

 

HEALTH & SAFETY

Students under 16 years old are not allowed to leave the studio unaccompanied unless consent to leave has been given by parents. Please inform your teacher of any injuries before class commences. It is vital to drink fluids at regular intervals during physical exercise, please always pack water for your child regardless of class duration.

GENERAL

By paying your invoice and having your child attend Dancebox Juniors you accept and agree to all policies, terms, and conditions on our website. To enter a contract with Dancebox Juniors, you must be over the age of 18 years.  If you are under 18, you will need a parent/guardian to book for you and/or confirm your booking. When purchasing a contract, you agree that you are responsible for reading the full-service listing before making a commitment to buy it and you enter a legally binding contract to purchase a lesson when you commit to buy a service and you complete the check-out payment process. We may, without prior notice, change services; stop providing services or any features of the services we offer; or create limits for the services. We may permanently or temporarily terminate or suspend access to the services without notice and liability for any reason, or for no reason. We reserve the right to modify these terms from time to time at our sole discretion. Therefore, you should review this page periodically. When we change the Terms in a material manner, we will notify you that material changes have been made to the Terms. Your continued use of the Website or our service after any such change constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms. If you do not agree to any of these terms or any future version of the Terms, do not use or access (or continue to access) the website or the service. You agree to receive from time-to-time promotional messages and materials from us, by mail, email or any other contact form you may provide us with (including your phone number for calls or text messages). If you don't want to receive such promotional materials or notices – please just notify us at any time.  Any queries should be emailed to juniors@danceboxstudios.co.uk

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