In order to be allowed to enter the The Marilyn Jones Dance Centre, please read and agree the following statements:-
I/we have not experienced any symptoms associated with Covid 19, including respiratory symptoms, temperature, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties & loss of, or change to, my/our sense of smell or taste in the last 14 days.
I /we have not been in contact with any persons presenting any of the above symptoms or anyone who has been confirmed with a Covid 19 diagnosis in the last 14 days.
I/we have not been told to self-isolate in the last 14 days.
I/we are in an “at risk” category or classed as an “extremely vulnerable person(s)” and confirm that I/we would still like to attend the Marilyn Jones Dance Centre.
I/we confirm that I/we will adhere to any direction given to me/us by a teacher of The Marilyn Jones Dance Centre whilst at the studio, including adhering to any requirements for hand washing and sanitising.
I/we will inform The Marilyn Jones Dance Centre, if I/we become aware of a change to my/our health in the next 14 days, particularly if I/we develop symptoms associated with Covid 19, including those symptoms listed above.
I/We confirm that I/we have read the above statements and confirm that I/we can comply with conditions of entry and will not hold The Marilyn Jones Dance Centre responsible if I/we become ill as a result of being at this studio.
It is important that you notify The Marilyn Jones Dance Centre if ANY of the answers above change.
The following measures are in line with the current Government guidelines
Do not come to your class or lesson if you are displaying any Covid-19 symptoms.
If attending for a class, please enter the studio and sanitise hands.
Please complete and agree to the Self-Declaration/Waiver Form above, if anything changes you must let The Marilyn Jones Dance Centre know straight away who will then implement the correct procedures depending on track and trace guidance.
Once your class or lesson has finished please leave promptly to allow your teacher to prepare the room for the next pupil(s)/class.
We will have a gap in between age groups to wipe down, with antibacterial wipes, any surfaces that you have touched whist in the studio.
Toilets will available and these will be cleaned following each use, we would appreciate if parents could make sure children have used the toilet before coming to the studio if possible. Antibacterial wipes will be provided for older students/adults to wipe everything down after they have used the toilet, please dispose of them in the bin provided – PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH THEM DOWN THE TOILET.
We will limit the number of chairs in the studio, and these along with any other “touched surfaces” will be wiped down in between sessions.
Please come dressed for dancing, changing of clothes other than shoes is to be avoided.
Please bring and take home any drinks that you may need.
Only the people who are attending the class or lesson are to be present, children will be dropped off at the front door, parents of children in Reception or over will not be allowed to stay. The children will then be handed over at the front door. We ask parents to try and pick up and drop off as close to class starting and finishing time to allow us to clean in-between classes.
Adhere to all signage.
Observe our Covid-19 rules at all times.
Please take time to read these terms and conditions carefully before enrolment forms are signed and submitted. It contains important information designed to safeguard the wellbeing of our pupils and to ensure that the good name of our School continues to be associated with high quality teaching and the enjoyment of dance.
Fees and Cancellation
Fees are charged on a monthly basis. We must receive notification in writing (email) if you wish to drop a class, any outstanding fees up to the date notification is received will be charged. We are currently unable to offer any credits for missed classes due to isolating, holidays or illness. Due to having limited spaces in classes we ask that parents please let us know if you no longer wish for your child to continue so that we are able to offer someone on the waiting list a space. Any pupils joining part way through a month will only be charged for the remaining classes that month. Class spaces will only be 'saved' with full class payment.
Methods of Payment
Auto pay or through online portal. Any fees outstanding at the end of the month will be charged an additional £10.00 late fee charge, and could result in your child losing their place in the class.
MJDC Studios reserves the right to alter the timetables and its teaching staff as appropriate at anytime without prior notice. However, we will endeavor to inform parents and carers of any changes as soon as possible.
Photographs and Filming
MJDC will, from time to time, take photographs and video film footage of students during class time for use in marketing and publicity material. Please accept if you agree. If you have any objections please notify us in writing on firstname.lastname@example.org
Code of Conduct
Children should arrive promptly, correctly dressed and attend classes regularly. Uniform is available to purchase from MJDC online store (Accessible through the portal). Shoes are available from Move DanceWear, Strictly Dancing or any local dance shops. Shoes should be clean. Hair should be in a bun for all subjects, especially Ballet and Acro Gymnastics.
Students participate at their own risk and are obliged to inform the staff of any existing injuries or medical conditions.
During class, children are expected to listen and we discourage any unnecessary talking. If a child is causing disruption they will be asked to leave the lesson.
From time to time it is necessary for the teachers to use physical contact when helping to improve pupils’ posture or assist movements. This includes physical contact between students i.e. holding hands.
The staff at MJDC reserve the right to exclude students at any time from lessons at its discretion.
Students are obliged to take care of their own belongings. MJDC cannot accept liability for lost or damaged belongings. Anything we find will be placed in lost property.
Parents are responsible for their child’s safety before and after class times. The liability of Staff is restricted to class time only and then only to gross negligence.
Children and students playing outside between classes do so at their own risk and the school cannot be held responsible for the safety of the students out of the studios.
Whilst we actively encourage our pupils to take part in related activities, pupils who attend our studios are not permitted to take consistent dance classes elsewhere. This is to avoid a conflict of interest in the training we offer, and to protect the development of each student. In special cases, permission will be granted for any external related performances.This will be approached on a case by case situation.
Pupils should inform MJDC of any auditions/workshop child wishes to attend, prior to signing up.
MJDCs policy for rearranging private lessons is only done so if the Teacher is unable to fulfil the commitment of the lesson i.e. due to a teacher’s illness or on the rare occasion where rehearsals that may arise clash with a private lesson. Lessons cannot be rearranged due to pupil illness or for a pupil to fulfil another commitment whatever that involves.
Our policy for entering students for their IDTA examinations is done so with much consideration and care for each individual. Decisions are based on students reaching the required standard and beyond for each grade and not always on previous results or length of time within that grade. Please be advised of this policy during the examination selection procedure.
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