Fees, Guidelines, Privacy & Data Protection Policy

PAYMENT

Our classes run for 42 weeks of the year with 10 weeks of holiday which are broadly in line with the education calendar. The weekly cost of class is multiplied by 42 and then divided into 12 equal monthly payments for ease of administration. Fees are due on the first of every month regardless of attendance.

Monthly Membership Fees

1 class per week £14

2 classes per week £28

3 classes per week £42

4 or more classes per week £45

Ways to pay

We have a direct debit scheme which will be e mailed to you upon enrollment

Our Terms and Conditions

Fees are payable regardless of absence

Fees are payable in advance of partaking in classes

Discounts are only available on our monthly standing order schemes

Please see our website www.marrontheatrearts.co.uk for full terms and conditions

Participation in class is deemed to be acceptance of these terms and conditions

Progression

It is recommended that boys and girls study as many of the subjects on offer as possible in order to give them the best grounding in performing arts. Ballet is the basis of all dance forms and is therefore particularly important for strength and grace. We have a strict policy of completing each level of achievement before moving onto the next in order to keep the students safe and at ease. A student who is out of their depth will soon become disengaged and as a result unhappy in class. Please feel free to discuss your child’s progress with a member of staff.

Exams

Exams are offered in ballet, tap, modern jazz, theatre craft and musical theatre through the International Dance Teachers Association.  All children are encouraged to enter exams as they are of benefit to the child’s development and a good indicator of progress. It is usual for pupils to take 1 exam per subject per year. Pupils will be informed when they are ready to begin a course of coaching exam classes. A course of extra lessons are offered to provide additional coaching before an exam is taken. This ensures that all pupils are fully prepared and feel confident and at ease. Parents are encouraged to watch this class so that they can help their child practice at home.

Productions

We have two school productions every year, one in May and one in December. These events always create a lot of excitement in the school and all pupils are encouraged to take part. There is always room for backstage helpers too so you don’t have to put on a costume to be part of the buzz.

Marron Theatre Arts Company

This company is for pupils of every age who wish to progress to the professional stage. Students work tirelessly in all theatre subjects towards I.D.T.A. examinations, professional productions and nationwide festivals. Our past pupils are performing all over the world and our current pupils are constantly in demand for professional productions. Not for the feint hearted this course is aiming for the highest standards of performance achievable. Places are limited so entrance is by audition, fee information upon successful application.

Teachers

All members of staff are fully qualified and DBS checked to ensure safe and effective training for all of our members. Teachers at the centre have had the benefit of Marron Training for many years which allows us to continue our proud traditions of excellence. Guest lecturers who studied with us as children regularly pop into the centre to pass on their wealth of knowledge and experience.

GUIDELINES

Waiting

Parents should wait in the cafe area when collecting their children. Young children will be brought to parents at the end of their lesson. If a young child is not collected on time then a teacher will take the child back into class until the parent arrives. Please note that it is the responsibility of the parent to supervise students when they are not in the studio.

Changing

Please change in the changing rooms provided and take all valuables into class.  MTA does not accept responsibility for student’s belongings. Please make sure that all dance shoes/skirts and clothing are named. Lost property will be placed in the reception booth for collection at a later date.

Eating and drinking

Please do not bring food to class. Students and customers are welcome to eat in the café area but please clear away any rubbish into the litter bins provided. Water only is allowed in class.

Responsible Behavior

Please talk to your child about behaving sensibly and responsibly while in the building. Please treat the building with respect – don’t leave litter or cause damage in any way. Wait quietly between lessons.

Preparation before class

Please ensure that your child is properly prepared for class with the correct uniform, hair in a ballet bun and having been to the toilet. Older students should arrive 30 minutes before class for warm up.

PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION POLICY

(EFFECTIVE FROM MARCH 2019)

This document informs the clients of Marron Theatre Arts Centre (hereafter ‘the centre’) of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when using the Centre and the choices associated with that data.

Marron Theatre Arts Centre uses personal data to improve the experience and ensure our clients receive all relevant information. By registering at the centre, clients agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Information Collection and Use

Marron Theatre Arts Centre collects several different types of information necessary to carry out business, provide the service requested and improve experiences. There are occasions when clients can choose not to give the centre certain information, but this may limit the level of personalised services offered for example, clients may not get to hear about events and new classes of interest to them.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

When clients register at the Centre, they will be asked to provide certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify them (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Phone numbers
  • Address
  • Medical information
  • Gender
  • Sensitive Data

Usage Data

The Centre may also collect information on how the centre is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as computer internet protocol address (IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of the centre’s website visited, the time and date of the visit, the time spent on each page, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Use of Data

Marron Theatre Arts Centre uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To notify about important information, changes to the services and upcoming opportunities
  • To allow participation in online aspects of the Centre when clients choose to do so
  • To provide the best possible customer service, customer care and support
  • To fully support client welfare
  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that improvements can be made to the Centre offer
  • To monitor the usage of the centre
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

Disclosure of Data

Legal Requirements

Marron Theatre Arts Centre may disclose Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Marron Theatre Arts centre
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Centre
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Centre or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Security of Data

The security of client data is important to the centre however no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While the centre strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, this cannot be guaranteed as absolute security. The centre will notify clients within a reasonable time period if there is a data breach.

Service Providers

Marron Theatre Arts Centre may employ third party companies and individuals to use the Centre (“Service Providers”), to provide alternative experiences.

These third parties have access to client Personal Data only to perform tasks on the Centre’s behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Links to Other Sites

The Centre website may contain links to other web sites that are not operated by the centre. If clients click on a third party link, they will be directed to that third party’s site. The centre strongly advises clients to review the Privacy Policy of every site they visit.

The centre has no control over and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Marron Theatre Arts Centre deals directly with data relating to persons under the age of 18 (“Children”).

When collecting this type of data, parental/ legal guardian consent will be obtained first. With regards to children’s personal data such as email addresses and phone numbers, these will only be collected if appropriate and consent has been given.

Children will not be used in Centre marketing without permission from a parent/ legal guardian.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

The Centre may update the Privacy Policy from time to time. Clients will be notified of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on the centre website.

The Centre will let clients know via email and/or a prominent notice at the centre, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

Clients are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on the Centre website.

Your Rights

Clients should find it easy to access and amend the personal information held by the centre or request no further contact. If clients would like to see what information is held, full details can be requested.

At any time clients have the right to ask the centre to amend or stop how it uses their personal information including for marketing purposes. This can be done by phoning, emailing or writing using the contact details below.

The contact details below can be used to inform the Centre if a client has any concern about the accuracy of personal data held or if they would like their personal information to be removed.

Contact Us

Any questions about this Privacy Policy can be directed to:

By phone: 0191 4147000 Mobile 07901872240

By email: vickirichardsonmta@gmail.com

By writing or in person: Marron Theatre Arts Centre, Larch Road, Blaydon on Tyne, NE21 5AJ.