Firm Foundations Dance Academy

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The way I work:


Before and in class

I believe in setting behavioural limits so that the whole class can meet their potential without disruption.


Note to parents

Please ensure your child has been to the toilet before class - if one child goes, they all go!!!

Parents are welcome to observe any class from the waiting room.

Please be aware that physical contact is often necessary when correcting stance and technique if you have any questions regarding this please do not hesitate in contacting me.


Settling in

I aim to ensure each child's introduction to the classes is as stress free as possible.

If you feel it may be helpful you are welcome to visit the class prior to your child's official start date.

I may also be able to meet the child beforehand if you feel your child would benefit from this.



Enrolment and confidentiality

The privacy of your personal information is very important to me and I will take special care to protect the privacy and security of your information.

When you register for classes I will collect contact information such as guardian names, address, phone numbers, emergency contacts, e-mail address and student information such as student names, birthdays and medical conditions.

All information given on the completed contact detail forms will be treated as confidential. Please ensure you keep me informed of any changes to your details (e.g. contact numbers, email address, medical conditions) in order that my records may be kept up to date.


Payment policy

Classes should be paid by cheque (or exact cash in a clearly marked envelope with students name) on or before the first lesson of term (invoices are sent out at the end of the previous term).

New pupils will not be invoiced until the end of the second class to give you a chance to decide  whether they wish to continue.

Half a terms notice ( 6-7 sessions) must be given for stopping class, if notice is not received half a terms payment will still be charged. Unfortunately no refund can be given for classes not attended.


Photo policy and video policy

At the end of term we have a watching week where parents/guardians are invited to watch - cameras may be used at this event. These photos may then be used on school notices or in other ways to promote the academy. In regular classes no photos or videos will be taken without prior permission from parents/guardians.



Although I am not liable for any belongings left behind by accident please mark your child’s name on dance shoes and other items. Then, if something is lost, I will do my best to keep them safe for you.

Like all other sports or physical activities an element of risk is involved. By attending classes dancing students and parents are agreeing that staff are not responsible for any claims or injuries in the dance hall or surrounding areas.