Terms and Conditions
The Michelle Louise School of Dance ‘MLSOD’ Terms and Conditions
1. Payment for Classes
Fees are payable termly in advance and no later than 14 days from the date of the invoice. If a student turns up to class without the fee having been paid, and unless you have a prior agreement with MLSOD as regards fee payment, they will not be allowed to participate. A written reminder for fees not paid, after 14 days, will incur a £5.00 administration charge.
Fees are based on the MLSOD term dates. Term dates will follow a six term year.
Invoices will be provided at the end of each term, for the following term.
Payments for classes can be made by cash, bank transfer or cheques. All payment details can be found on your invoice
Receipts will only be provided upon request.
Fees are subject to change and MLSOD will notify you a minimum of one term in advance of any increase in fees.
Should any pupil wish to discontinue any class or leave the school a minimum of one full terms notice must be given. If a pupil leaves the school without notice then they are liable to pay for that terms classes. Refunds for any unused classes will not be given.
Parents who book private lessons, whether for festivals, competitions, exam coaching or otherwise, must pay in advance for these classes when they are booked. Refunds will not be given in the event of the pupil not attending pre-booked private lessons. Private lessons will be booked in writing and agreed by pupil, parents and MLSOD.
No refunds or invoice adjustments will be made for holidays, parties, trips and short illnesses.
Pupils who are absent for long periods of time due to illness or injury will be considered for a discount at the principal’s discretion.
If a class is cancelled by MLSOD for any reason a refund for this class will be given and deducted from your next term’s invoice
MLSOD do not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage to property left on the premises.
MLSOD will work towards BATD exams. Pupils will only be entered when they have reached the required standard, to be decided by the teacher. Parents will be notified at the appropriate time. Students wishing to take exams in Grades 3 and above in ballet, must attend two ballet technique classes a week. MLSOD has the right to withdraw any pupil from an examination at any stage.
MLSOD will endeavor to ensure that your children are dancing in a safe and comfortable environment. We ask you to bring and collect your child promptly and provide us with details of changes in drop off/pick up arrangements.
Pupils will not be allowed to leave the dance areas until they are collected. Please provide verbal or written permission should you wish your child to be allowed to leave unsupervised.
Please ensure that MLSOD receives any changes to pupil’s contact details in writing. All details will be held in strict confidentiality to comply with the Data Protection Act 201 and will not be passed on to outside parties except to the BATD for children doing dance examinations and local authorities in the interest of applying for entertainment licenses for children performing.
Pupils will be asked to leave without notice for any serious breach of the school’s terms and conditions or code of conduct. No refunds will be given to pupils who have been asked to leave the school due to a breach.
The school does not discriminate on background, race or religion, and ensures that each child dances in a class appropriate to their level of development. From time to time it is necessary for the teachers to use physical contact when helping to improve pupils’ posture or assist in movements. This includes physical contact between students ie. holding hands.
In case of a fire, all teachers and staff clearly understand the procedures to follow
In case of an accident, an accident report will be completed and logged in our accident book. Parents will also be informed
I give permission for my child’s photograph to be taken or be included in any filmed media. Photographic and filmed media may be used and reproduced by MLSOD for teaching, promotional or demonstrational purposes on our website or the school Facebook page and/or Instagram feed.
Please contact us immediately if you do not agree to us using any photo’s or videos of your child.
4. Toilet Policy
Please read the below carefully. If your child is not able to manage with the support given they will not be able to attend classes.
If your child is five years old or under, at their request, a staff member will accompany them to the toilet.
Our staff will not enter the cubicle area, they will stand in the main doorway
Our staff will encourage young children NOT to lock the cubicle door
We will provide assistance so children can reach the sink to wash their hands.
5. Zero Tolerance Policy
The Michelle Louise School of Dance is committed to providing a professional service at all times.
In return our staff and volunteers have the right to be treated with respect and without fear of aggressive and intimidating behaviour. Any abuse whether this be verbally or via social media, email or text towards any member of staff or pupil will not be tolerated. Anyone seen to be behaving in this manner will be asked to leave the school.
By enrolling my son/daughter into The Michelle Louise School of Dance, I confirm that I accept the above terms and conditions and adhere to the code of conduct and policies set out above