Musical Friends

Music, Movement, Dance and play for all ages.  

Dance Terms and conditions: 4 to 12 years

1. All children participating in Musical Friend classes within the club must be registered.

2. Fees should be paid promptly within 7 days of issue and no later than the end of the fee-billing period, which is normally during the last week of the month and is clearly indicated on each and every fee slip. If payment is not received on time a late payment charge will be made and added to the following bill. In the rare event that continued late or non-payment is recorded then the Club will exercise its right to exclude these members from classes.

3. In the event of a child being withdrawn from the club, parents must give 4 weeks notice prior to the event.

4. On withdrawal from the club, all arrears must be paid to the club

5. Teaches must be informed of any illness that may affect the child’s training e.g. asthma, earache, colds, dizziness etc. generally if a child is too ill to attend school it is unlikely that they are well enough to attend a Musical Friends class.

6. Children must arrive promptly before the start of their class to enable them to register, go to the toilet and prepare for the start of their class. Please also ensure that your children are collected on time from inside the venue. We would prefer that no young children leave Musical Friends unattended, as all areas outside of the venue are public spaces, which we are unable to supervise.

7. Personal items should not be left unattended. All items that are left will be at the owners risk and the club accepts no responsibility for loss or damage.

8. Long hair must be tied back neatly and securely.

9. Children are expected to behave in an orderly and appropriate manner and to listen to the teachers’ instructions.

10. There must be no running in the hall, unless connected to the Musical Friends activity.

11. Jewellery must not be worn. Earrings should be removed. Children that have recently had their ears pierced must cover the earrings with micropore tape.

12. It is essential that all children wear suitable clothing that they can move with ease in. Musical Friends uniform is available to purchase from the club.

13. All session fee charges are based on the allocation of a place within a class, therefore if you do not attend the class, fees are still due unless you have informed us that the place is no longer needed. We do not operate a pay only when you attend scheme.

14. It is a requirement that all members complete a club registration form, as this information is essential if we need to contact you in the case of an emergency. If you move house or change contact details please ask your coach for a new form so we can keep our records up to date.

Contact Details

All mail & correspondence including payments and any concerns or complaint should be sent to: Debbie Henshall c/o Musical Friends 16 Ellis Road, Broadbridge Heath RH12 3GR

Parental Responsibilities & Codes of Conduct.

Parents play an important role in the success of their children. With the right kind of support and encouragement, young people will progress steadily and enjoy a rewarding experience within Musical friends

Parent’s / Carer’s responsibilities are:

 To encourage their children to follow and abide by Musical Friends rules

 To ensure that their children arrive at on time and also be present at the end of the session ready to take them home.

 To ensure their children are ready for their training session by getting changed in the facilities provided and using the toilet before the session begins.

 As the toilet facilities for Musical friends are located within public accessed areas of the venue. It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure their child is competent to go to the toilet unsupervised during the session. If a child is likely to need assistance it is the parent/carers responsibility to be available as necessary. It is not acceptable for a Teacher to leave a session unattended if a child needs assistance to use the toilet.

 Be patient with their children’s progress. Children progress according to their age, ability and stage of maturation and that long-term improvement is the ultimate goal.

 Help your child to recognise good performance not just results and set a good example by recognising, encouraging and applauding the good performances of all the children within musical friends

 Be supportive to their child during their time with Musical Friends and encourage their children to take any Musical Friends related problems to the teaching staff.

 Talk to their children and ensure that they are aware they have a right to be protected and free from harm. Parents should make their children aware that if they feel they are being bullied, or being treated badly they can talk to their parents or the Musical Friends Director without fear of getting into trouble.

Musical Friends Member Responsibilities & Codes of Conduct.

As a Musical Friends member you play an important role in the successful and enjoyable participation of the Musical Friends Activity. Good conduct is necessary to ensure that you have fun, be happy and stay safe.

Your responsibilities are:

 To follow and abide by the Musical Friends rules.

 Be ready to start your class on time allowing enough time to enable you to go to the toilet and to wear appropriate clothing, all long hair tied back and remove all jewellery.

 At all times show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others.

 Participants should treat all of the building and the equipment in it with respect.

 Participants should inform their teacher of any injuries or illnesses they may have prior to warm up.

 Members should not eat or chew gum during a session.

 Ensure appropriate use of language is maintained at all times.

 All participants must remain with their teacher until their parent or guardian comes to collect them.

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