Terms & Conditions
For all students who join our stage schools the dress code is BLACK and children must wear PLAIN comfortable clothes in this colour (no jeans please). The only compulsory items of uniform are our own logo t-shirt and black jazz shoes. Jazz shoes are safe and easy to move in. We sell jazz shoes, customised t-shirts and a full uniform kit which can be ordered directly from us (Please see our Uniform List in Information).
MONITORING YOUR CHILD’S PROGRESSION
Parents will have the opportunity (scheduled in the year) to meet their child’s teachers and discuss how they’re progressing. TTW staff are available for mentoring and career advice. Speak to your school manager for details or contact us in the office.
SECURITY AND CHILD PROTECTION
No child will be allowed out of the building unsupervised under the age of 16yrs (unless parental permission is given) so please come to reception to drop off and collect your child. All of our staff have enhanced DBS certificates and all performances are staffed by Licensed Chaperones as per Government Legislation for Child Protection in public performance venues.
We work hard to provide performance opportunities (often with professionals) in addition to the weekly classes. Opportunities may also arise from time to time for the children to work with professional companies such as a visiting show, radio plays, etc. All such work will be offered at the discretion of the Agency and our Stage Schools. Occasional theatre visits are also arranged.
AGENCY & PROFESSIONAL WORK
Students may be invited to audition for our associated agency after one term of training with us. This is at our discretion and following observation in our classes and discussing student potential with our teachers. The Agency will decide who they wish to sign onto their books – the final choices lie with them, not TTW. If the Agency runs an audition workshop, they dictate how the workshop will be run. From time to time, the Agency may contact TTW for suggestions for specific auditions. TTW may suggest students even if they are not represented by the agency. Professional castings and auditons also come into the TTW office directly and TTW will suggest students that they deem suitable.
PHOTOGRAPHY, SOCIAL MEDIA & FILMING
The Theatre Workshop reserves the right to use professional photos taken of all students past and present in classes and in productions on publicity materials such as our website and leaflets. Professional Headshots are taken annually by our photographer and can be purchased by parents if required.
The Theatre Workshop reserves the right to use photographs of past and present students on its official social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram for the purposes of sharing information, promoting events and for publicity. The Theatre Workshop reserves the right to use footage (filmed in-house or by a professional filmogropher) of past and present students on its social media outlets for publicity purposes.
We request that ONE PARENT OR FAMILY MEMBER per family nominate themselves to become a licenesed chaperone. There is no cost involved or a small cost depending on your local authority. Any parent who helps supervise children at TW any point must be a licensed chaperone. Full details in our welcome pack.
FEES ARE PAYABLE IN ADVANCE STRICTLY ON A TERMLY BASIS. All fees are to be paid on the 1ST WEEK OF TERM.
We offer a 50% discount for the 1st sibling and then 25% on further siblings. To join the school there is a £50 deposit per student that we need to receive with a completed application form to secure a place. This is then deducted from the termly fee when the student starts their training with us. Please note that when a place is unavailable the applicant will be placed on our waiting list and we will inform you as soon as a place becomes available. If any child is placed on our waiting list and a desposit paid and then a place is no longer required 50% of the deposit paid will be refunded.
FEES ARE PAYABLE IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS ONLY:
- ONE CHEQUE ON THE FIRST DAY OF TERM FOR THE FULL AMOUNT
- TWO CHEQUES PRESENTED ON THE FIRST DAY OF TERM. THE SECOND POST-DATED FOR SIX WEEKS AFTER THE TERM START DATE
- CASH FOR THE FULL AMOUNT ON THE FIRST DAY OF TERM
- BACS PAYMENT FOR FULL AMOUNT AT THE START OF TERM
Cheques payable to The Theatre Workshop. Please make sure your childs name is written clearly on the reverse of the cheque. Cheques will be cashed within 20 days of the date on the cheque.
By agreeing to these Terms & Conditions, you agree that if your fees are not paid on time, a late fee of £30 will be added to your invoice.
NOTICE TO LEAVE ANY THEATRE WORKSHOP CLASSES
WE REQUIRE HALF A TERMS NOTICE IN WRITING SHOULD YOUR CHILD DECIDE TO LEAVE ANY TW CLASSES. Once a student joins any of our classes, the contract (application form) is ongoing and assumed to run on from term to term unless due notice is given as above. If a student leaves ANY OF THE CLASSES THEY SIGN UP TO without notice being given, then half a term’s fees must be paid in lieu of notice. Failure to pay any fees owed will be referred to our Solicitor and action taken to recoup funds as necessary. THESE CONDITIONS APPLY TO ALL STAGE SCHOOL STUDENTS.
PRIVATE LESSON TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please be aware that lessons are scheduled at the beginning of each term for all students. If a student is absent for any lessons for whatever reason, your tutor will endeavor to make up the session at another time, however they are under no obligation to do so. If a TW tutor is unable to attend a class they will reschedule the lesson.
At all our stage schools, we reserve the right to dismiss any child who becomes disruptive or behaves inappropriately. As recommended by East Sussex County Council, we operate a Yellow Card system to ensure there is good discipline at all times. If a child is found to be disruptive they will be given a Yellow Card warning which will be kept on record. If any student is given 3 such warnings within a year they will be asked to leave the school. This situation is very rare as our professional team of teachers is experienced and reasonable in its approach to achieving a professional, inspiring and fun filled working environment for our students. Good time keeping, a consistent uniform dress code, tidy folders containing all song lyrics and scripts given out by our teachers, and particularly excellent behaviour on professional jobs are an essential ingredient of our unique training. By the way, they also have a great time and lots of fun!!