Terms and conditions

i) By enrolling your child/ward with Blackbourne School of Dance you agree to the following conditions of acceptance:

ii) All fees are payable in advance and are due within 28 days of the start of term. Invoices not settled by this date will be subject to a 10% late fee, and if payment is not received by the end of term then the child's place may be withdrawn.

iii) Half a term's notice is required to withdraw a pupil from the school, or fees are payable in lieu.

iv) In order to facilitate learning it is sometimes necessary to use physical contact. This hands-on approach is to aid the understanding of correct body placement. Please speak to the Principal if you are unhappy with this policy.

v) The Principal retains the right to discharge from the school any pupil who persistently disrupts tuition, uses offensive language, or displays other anti-social behaviour.

vi) Pupils are under the care of Blackbourne School of Dance only when in the dance studio and the lesson is taking place. It is the parent/guardian's responsibility to supervise children immediately before/after lessons and if they leave the studio to use the toilet.

Additional Covid-19 terms and conditions

vii)  In the event that a class cannot run in person due to government restrictions, precautionary self-isolation of the teacher, or if advised by the Track and Trace program, then classes will be delivered online via Zoom and no refund offered.

viii) In the event that the teacher is unable to run a class due to illness or needing to care for an unwell family member, a cover teacher will be sought in the first instance. If no teacher is available the class will be cancelled and an additional class will be added to the end of term to make up for it. If this is not possible a refund will be applied to the next term's invoice.

ix) The School is not able to offer refunds to students who miss a class due to illness or self-isolation.

Online Class Disclaimer

Before participating in an online class, whether live streamed or pre-recorded please ensure that:

(i) the student has enough room to participate in the activity without there being any obvious risk of injury to themselves, to others, or risk of any damage to surrounding property

(ii) the flooring in the room is safe for the activity to be undertaken

(ii) young participants have a suitable parent/guardian present, and older children/teenagers have consent from a parent/guardian to participate at home.

Covid-19 Restrictions

By signing up for, and attending, any class with Blackbourne School of Dance you are confirming the following statements:

1. No member of your household has experienced any symptoms relating to Coronavirus (COVID19) in the past 14 days. Please make sure you are aware of the latest guidance from the Government regarding symptoms.

 

2. No member of your household has travelled outside the UK in the past 14 days to or from a country that requires a quarantine on return.

 

3. No member of your household has knowingly come into contact with someone displaying the symptoms of the virus or someone who has been confirmed as  a carrier. (if you are an NHS/Frontline worker, please contact Rachel to discuss further).

 

4. No member of your household has travelled to, through, or stayed in an area of the UK which is still in Lockdown in the past 2 weeks.


If you cannot confirm any of the above questions, please contact Rachel before you bring your child/ward to class. 

Class procedures


Your child should arrive for class dressed in their basic dance kit.  They should have one bag with them which should include:  any extra kit required for class (such as character skirts/shoes), a water bottle,  and any essential medication which they may need.  They should not bring in any extras such as stuffed animals, toys or jewellery.

Please wait in your car or at a socially appropriate distance until your child is invited in by their teacher for their class.  Please do not come into the venue with your child.  Please only talk to the teacher (from outside, at a suitable distance) if you have relevant information about your child's health and well-being which may affect their behaviour in class.  Otherwise, If you have any questions or queries please email blackbournedance@outlook.com or send us a message on Facebook.  ​

Please ensure you are on time to drop off and collect your child. If you are delayed please send a message to our work number: 07570403157.

There will be a 15 minute break between each class for cleaning.  If your child is waiting for the next class, they will not be allowed to enter the venue whilst it is being cleaned.

Your child will be asked to sanitise their hands before entering and before leaving the hall - there will be a bottle of sanitiser strategically placed by the entrance.

Please make sure that your child uses the toilet before they leave home. If you think your child may need assistance if using the toilet in an emergency, please warn them that the teacher will wear PPE (mask and gloves).

The floor will be taped off to indicate the appropriate social distancing for our pupils. We will expect all pupils to follow this guidance.

Parents are not permitted into the class (with the exception of the Home Education classes). New students attending a trial class who are nervous may bring one adult in with them to watch, who will be required to wear a mask.

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