The Answers You Need
HOW CAN I PAY?
Due to the dance space it is essential that you book your child's place via our booking system. Senior and Junior associates must ensure full term fees are paid prior start date. Fees are available to purchase via our bookings tab. Terms and conditions apply.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Full payment for each pathway must be paid at least one month in advance prior to start date.
Associate members will automatically be enrolled on the next term.
To cancel your pathway, a written conformation letter must be received 1 month before the start of the following term.
In exceptional circumstances, Associate members may miss a maximum of 1 training session per year, Further absences may affect their place on the programme.
Missed sessions will not refunded.
Payment plan T&C - payment must reach account before training session starts.
If on a payment plan, missed session must be paid in order to secure place on the programme.
If you are unable to commit to a full term, You must notify Melt Dance in writing, 1 month in advance of course date. You will be charged at an Ad-Hoc rates and must be paid in full.
Ad-Hoc rate for the associate programme: Dance Pathway: Senior Associate - £26 per session, Junior Associate - £21.50 per session. Musical Theatre Pathway- £20 per session.
fees will be invoiced accordingly.
10% discount applied for sibling associate members.
CAN I WATCH MY CHILD IN SESSIONS?
Unfortunately, due to the limited space we have in the dance studio we can’t allow parents to observe. However, you will be invited to watch the students progress during the last hour.
WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE A TRAINING SESSION?
We understand you may have a commitment to your current dance school and you may be called in to take part in performances, competitions and various other opportunities. However, we believe in continuity and have found regular intense training, is paramount for successful career in Dance or Musical Theatre. Missed sessions must be paid for or will be charged at an ad-hoc basis.
WHAT LEVEL OF DANCE DOES MY CHILD NEED TO HAVE IN ORDER TO ATTEND THE PROGRAMME?
Talent comes in many different forms and from an array of social backgrounds. Melt dance nurtures talent and allows learners to develop in a safe and industry focused environment. Some dance training is desired and a positive attitude to learning is essential.
ARE THE TUTORS DISCLOSURE AND BARING SERVICE (DBS) CHECKED?
All tutors are DBS checked to enhanced Status and a copy of their certificates are kept on record. (Master Class Workshops) - some industry professionals that are brought in to teach may not have a current DBS and have been brought in for their industry expertise and experience. Rest assured those tutors will supervised at all times within the dance studio and venue.
ARE THE TUTORS QUALIFIED?
All tutors are qualified within their current field. The majority of tutors at Melt Dance currently hold a Level 7 PGCE qualification or are qualified up to degree or an equivalent level.
FIRE AND ACCIDENTS?
At the start of each Training session a fire/accident briefing will be held to ensure all staff members and learners understand how to act in an emergency. All accidents are recorded, a first aid kit will be made available, and first aid trained members of staff will on hand at all times throughout the workshops. Please note, it is mandatory that you supply us with up-to-date emergency contact information on our records. As well as, inform us of any medical needs to ensure we handle emergency situations effectively.
ARE YOU INSURED?
Yes, we have public liability insurance and will have a legible copy of our certificate at all our venues for transparency.
Dance is a subject that is physical. From time to time it is essential to support your child to achieve a specific exercise correctly. Health and safety is paramount in dance and our qualified staff may need to move your child into the correct position to ensure this. This is why we require learners to wear a leotard to covers their middle sections. We endeavour to keep this to minimum and will ask for permission before doing so.
In order to adhere to our safeguarding and data protection policy it is essential that a parent or guardian sign our waver. Please keep in mind that if photos or videos are being taken it is purely for feedback and promotional purposes. We will ensure your child is kept safe both in class and online at all times.
For safeguarding/health and safety purposes, please ensure all learners are wearing appropriate clothing/dance shoes. It is essential learners are recognised for their talents not their labels.
If you are unsure if your child is wearing appropriate clothing, please contact us.
MY CHILD DOESN’T KNOW ANY ONE?
Don’t worry, we understand this opportunity can be daunting. Melt Dance Associates provides a safe and fun environment for all learners. We aim to provide a positive and challenging atmosphere for young dancers to grow and learn from each other. We consistently promote a fun working environment. Bullying and elitism, in any form, is not tolerated at Melt Dance and will be dealt with accordingly.
WILL MY CHILD RECEIVE OPPORTUNITIES?
Here at Melt Dance, we are inundated with performance opportunities. However, for safeguarding purposes these opportunities will need to be vetted. If we have received a performance opportunity that we feel is safe, fair and not in breach of any codes then we will inform you.