Terms and Conditions

As a member of Wightmore School of Dance you agree to the following:

1) PAYMENT

a) Invoices are distributed at the beginning of the term.

b) Payments can be made by bank transfer and cheque.

c) Any cheques returned unpaid will incur a £8.50 handling charge.

d) Wightmore School of Dance reserves the right to refuse payment by cheque if this form of payment has been abused in the past.

e) We reserve the right to suspend you/your child’s classes/workshops/private lessons and withhold examination and festival/competition entries and results until any overdue payments have been received.

f) Statements on unsettled accounts are emailed the last week of the term and will incur a 10% late payment charge.

g) All payments for uniform must be received by bank transfer or cheque before the uniform is ordered from the suppliers.


2) CREDIT NOTES

a) Fees are not waived in respect of family holidays, school trips, school exams or short term sickness or injury.

b) Instances of long-term sickness or injury of the student will be addressed on an individual basis.


3) TIMETABLED CLASSES

Timetabled Classes are invoiced in full at the beginning of the term.


4) FESTIVALS AND EXAMINATIONS

Invoices for Examinations and Festival Entries are distributed when the student is ready for entry.


5) TERMINATION OF CLASSES

a) If a pupil wishes to give up a class Wightmore School of Dance must receive written notice 10 weeks prior to the commencement of the term for which notice is being given.

b) Absence of notice or late notice for exceptional circumstances will be addressed on an individual basis.

c) In the event of a pupil leaving Wightmore School of Dance with fees still outstanding, Wightmore School of Dance reserves the right to pursue recovery of debt by all legal means including court action.


6) CANCELLATION OF CLASSES

a) Occasionally it is necessary to temporarily change the venue of the class, or postpone the class to a later date. When this occurs we will try to notify parents either by notice board, website, letter, phone or word of mouth.

b) We reserve the right to cancel any classes anytime up to and including the date the class starts. Should this occur we will endeavour to give you as much notice as possible.


7) MISCELLANEOUS

a) All teachers are DBS checked and insured and fully aware of our child protection policy (available on request). However, due to the nature of teaching dance sometimes it is necessary to correct positions physically.This will be in a professional manner and the intention of the contact will be made clear.

b) Any changes to these terms and conditions will be announced on the venue noticeboard and dance school portal.


8) WIGHTMORE SCHOOL OF DANCE LIABILITIES

a) Wightmore School of Dance do not accept responsibility for loss, damage or injury arising from errors or omissions on the registration form whether completed by you or the person in charge of your child at the time of enrolment.

b) Wightmore School of Dance does not accept liability for death or personal injury to any child or adult attending classes.

c) Wightmore School of Dance do not accept any responsibility for loss or damage to personal property.

d) Wightmore School of Dance do not accept responsibility for any loss or expense due to circumstances beyond their control including transport, fire, weather and other such actions.

e) Wightmore School of Dance is only responsible for students while they are in their class. Children cannot be supervised whilst they are outside class.


9) RESPONSIBILITIES OF PARENT OR GUARDIAN

a) These terms and conditions constitute an agreement between you and us in connection to classes or any superseding prior agreement.

b) Attendance at class is deemed to be acceptance of our current terms and conditions.

c) It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to notify Wightmore School of Dance of any illness that may affect the child’s participation in class.

d) It is the responsibility of the parent of guardian to ensure that we have the correct details for you and your child and keep us up to date with changes to health.

e) It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to regularly read the website, notice board at all venues or portal so that you are fully aware of upcoming events.

f) In the event that we consider you to be in breach of these terms and conditions or that your child is disruptive to other pupils or staff, teachers or venue staff, we reserve the right to exclude you/your child from any activity within Wightmore School of Dance.

g) Wightmore School of Dance hire premises from Third Parties; therefore all Wightmore School of Dance staff, parents and guardians and pupils must abide by the codes of conduct set out by Third Parties.

h) As a member of Wightmore School of Dance you agree not to approach other students/parents with the view of encouraging them or procuring them to attend dance/performing arts functions/activities and alternatively dance classes of whatsoever nature being held by you or your principal for which a fee(however described) is payable.

i) New pupils will only be accepted to Wightmore School of Dance provided that they do not attend another performing arts school, theatre schools, dance school or dance class in order to eradicate commitment conflict.

j) Wightmore School of Dance choreography must not be performed outside of dance school events/performances without permission from the principal.