GDND Academy Terms and Conditions

GDND ACADEMY TERMS AND CONDITIONS

BOOKINGS

We operate an automatic re-booking system. If a parent/carer wishes to change venue, class, day or time, they must notify the office in writing by email or by post three (3) weeks before the start of a new half term. If a parent wishes to re-register a child in a new half term they can only do so if there is a space available.

CANCELLATIONS

If a child is unable to continue classes, the parent/carer must notify the office formally in writing by email or by post (and not the teacher), three (3) weeks before the start of the new term. If you fail to do so, you will need to pay a cancellation fee of 30% of the half term fee invoiced. If your child attends any class in the half term, even once you will be charged as per invoiced for the full half term.

FEES

A fee is charged for each class enrolled per half term. Pupils are expected to attend all classes where possible and an invoice will be raised for the for the whole half term. Fees will only be pro rata when a pupil starts during half term. An invoice will be issued for immediate payment after the 3-week trail period is complete, which will also include the cost of the GDND ACADEMY compulsory t-shirt.

PAYMENT

Fees are payable in advance and no later that the first class of each new term. Please notify us in writing of exceptional circumstances.

LATE PAYMENTS

The Academy charges a late payment fee of 10% if an invoice remains unpaid after the first class of a new term. If your child turns up to class with the fee unpaid on week 2, you will automatically receive a 10% late charge added to your invoice, thereafter 5% will be added each week the invoice remains unpaid. Please note: Your child will not be permitted to attend on week 3 of any term if fees have not been paid in full. GDND staff are not permitted to allow attendance if fees are not paid.

DISCOUNTS

Sibling discounts only apply to payments made at the start of a new term, not for the 3-week trails or mid-term payments.

Where more than two siblings attend classes with the Academy, the youngest sibling will receive a 10% sibling discount on all classes. The discount will commence at the start of the next term providing at least two siblings are still present. The discount will be reversed if payment is not received. In the event the eldest sibling(s) leaves during a term, the discount will not apply at the start of the next if only one sibling remains. Discounts are only offered at the discretion of GDND.

ONE FREE TASTER & 3-WEEK TRIALS

Pupils are given the opportunity to have one free taster. Thereafter the pupil has the option to register for a 3-week trial. Payment for the remainder of the term must be made in full prior to starting term classes, inclusive of the GDND ACADEMY compulsory t-shirt.

UNIFORM

All pupils signing up for any half term after a 3-week trial will be invoiced for a GDND ACADEMY t-shirt which will then be worn as class uniform for the interim. After attending for any half term period, full uniform is required for your child which will be the Ballet kit and/or Street dance kit.

REFUNDS

Refunds are only given in exceptional circumstances.  There are no refunds when a child leaves mid-term. Non attendance due to adverse weather conditions, long periods of absences for illnesses or holidays will not be refunded.  Fees for the 3-week trials are NOT refundable and must run for 3 consecutive weeks. 

The fees are also non-transferable between classes, and non-refundable for any absence. In the case of cancellation of an activity, class or venue, due to unforeseen circumstances, GDND will endeavour to re-arrange this, and if not, will reimburse the parent by making a deduction from the next invoice in the following half term. 

WAIVER & LIABILITY

It is necessary for the teachers to use physical contact to improve pupils’ posture or movements.This includes pupils, eg. holding hands, lifting. The teachers will always act in such a manner as to promote and safeguard the interests and well-being of pupils.

The liability of GDND and that of their staff is restricted to class hours only and then only in cases of gross negligence. Pupils will not be allowed to leave the dance areas until they are collected. 

We do not accept responsibility for loss or damage: arising from errors or omissions on the Registration Form whether completed by you or by another person in charge of your child; nor to damage to property left on the premises by the pupils or their parent/guardian.

Children participate in classes at the consent of their parent/guardian. We accept children on the assumption that they are in good health. We do not accept liability for personal injury or death to any child attending any Academy activity whether organised by Academy or otherwise unless caused by the negligence or default of any member of our staff or any other default on our part.

ACTIVITY & VENUE CHANGES

 We reserve the right to cancel any class, workshop, party, performance or other service or venue at any time up to and including the date the activity starts. Should this occur we will endeavour to offer you a viable alternative. 

EXAMINATIONS & GDND SHOWS

Pupils will only be entered for exams/shows when they have reached the required standard decided by the teacher. GDND Academy has the right to withdraw any pupil from an examination or show at any stage.

CONTENT

The Academy reserves the right to alter its advertised programme without prior notice. The information in this and any other printed or electronic brochure/notice is correct at the time of printing or publication on-line. 

GENERAL DISCLAIMER

 For the avoidance of doubt, all our products and services are provided on an “as is” basis and save as expressly stated herein without representations, conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES – POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

The Academy is committed to equal opportunities and does not discriminate on the grounds of sex, race, colour, religion, age, disability, national or social origin or other status. We believe that all children and young people deserve to be treated with respect and kindness and we are committed to their protection from harm and safeguarding them whilst attending our activities. 

DATA PROTECTION

The GDND Academy holds information about parents and pupils to enable us to carry out our business as a performing arts and training organisation. The GDND Academy will not disclose your information to third parties outside the Academy except where the law allows or requires, or where you have given your permission to do so. 

AGREEMENT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The Academy reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time. Parents/guardians of pupils are required to sign their acceptance of the terms and conditions prior to the start of a new half term. The Academy accepts electronic signatures as if signed in the original.