Registration Fee: All students pay on acceptance a, non-refundable registration fee of £20 for administration, to safe guard against a student not taking up a place previously agreed. (Holiday Courses Only)
Closing Dates: A closing date for the full amount will be stated for each holiday course. Theatre School payments are due at the beginning of each term. Failure to pay by this date may result in the loss of a students place on the course. (Holiday Course only)
Payment: Red Dot Theatre Company accepts cash and online bank transfers (BACS) by using Red Dot’s Account Number and Sort Code.
Class Fees: Students in the weekly Theatre School must register for an entire term. The full fee is due and payable at the beginning of each term and funds must have cleared before a student will be allowed access to classes.
Late Registration: A student may register for a class after the term begins as long as there is still space in the class and late registration is permitted by the tutor. The full class fee will apply through all terms - Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer terms. Other payment plans for late term starters will be at the discretion of Red Dot Theatre Company.
Trial Classes: A trial class allows students to participate in the class before signing up for a full term. Red Dot permits one trial class per student. Flexible, loose-fitting clothing (no jeans) is required for Movement, Dance and Physical Improvisation. Parents are not permitted to stay for a trial session.
Absentee Policy: Tutors have the right to cut a student from a piece with three consecutive unexcused absences. Red Dot Theatre Company will not issue a refund or credit for the balance of the course fee paid for that term.Annual registration fees are never refundable. It is your responsibility to contact the Red Dot principal when you are going to be absent. After two consecutive absences, Red Dot Theatre company may contact you to determine your interest in continuing the class.
Teaching Faculty: Red Dot Theatre Company Tutors and Assistants all hold a full DBS check. While every effort is made to keep substitutions to a minimum, on occasion you may be taught, for as long as necessary, by a qualified substitute drawn from Red Dot’s list of working professionals.
Class Schedule Changes: Any changes, additions and cancellations will be posted on the closed Facebook group. All cancellations will be announced on the closed Facebook group and parents will be contacted as soon as Red Dot have been notified.
Scripts and Lyric Sheets: All course material will be provided for students in the online classroom. It is the Parents/students responsibility to ensure they have a copy of the relevant material in sessions.
Refunds, Transfers, Credits, and Withdrawals: There are no refunds, credits, or withdrawals as of the first day of the class for which you are registered.
Media: During all courses at Red Dot Theatre Company students may be filmed and photographed. These images and videos will be used for promotional purposes. If you DO NOT wish your child to appear in this media please contact Red Dot in writing.
Termination: If you wish to leave Red Dot Theatre Company you MUST give a half-term's notice. Failure to do so will result in a full terms payment being invoiced. If you leave after the start of a term, you must pay for the weeks you have attended in addition to providing the half-term notice in advance.
Payment Plans: Should a payment plan be granted you must ensure all installments are met on the specified date. Late payments will incur a charge of £5. If you wish to leave Red Dot Theatre company you must adhere to the Termination procedure and clear all installments still owing on your account.
Disciplinary procedure: Red dot theatre company adopts a three warning disciplinary procedure for extreme, inappropriate behaviour. First warning - Parents will by notified at the end of session, second warning - parents will be contacted, the third and final warning - parents will be contacted immediately and a suspension from the following weeks class will be given. Disciplinary warnings may be applied for violent behaviour towards staff and students, swearing at a member of faculty or student, putting themselves or a member of Red Dot Theatre Company in danger. Red Dot Theatre Company reserves the right to refuse to teach anyone who engages in disruptive or otherwise unacceptable behaviour. Any student displaying threatening, intimidating, violent behaviour is subject to immediate expulsion.
Mobile phones: Mobile phones must not be used in class time. Students must not have a mobile phone about their persons during class time. No liability will be accepted for lost, damaged or stolen goods.
Uniform: Students must wear Red Dot uniform which is available for a small fee. Suitable clothing and footwear must also be worn for all sessions (no jeans). Flexible loose fitting clothing is required for all dance sessions, movement and improvisation sessions. Footwear such as jazz shoes, jazz trainers or pumps should be worn. Hair should be worn off the face and secured for all students, this is imperative to aid the teaching of varied techniques. For safety reasons no jewellery (except Medic Alert bracelets). For all performances black jazz shoes, jazz trainers or pumps are required.
Bad Weather Policy: Red Dot may have to cancel classes if the premises are closed by the Parish Council due to bad weather. All cancellations will be announced on the closed Facebook group and parents will be contacted as soon as Red Dot have been notified.
Online sessions: If Red Dot has to close (i.e a national lockdown, bad weather etc.) classes will move onto zoom. This will consist of a 2 hour session 4.30pm - 6.30pm and the online classroom for remote learning.
Facebook group: Please join our closed facebook group where you can find all information and updates for weekly classes. Search Red Dot Theatre Company and wait to be accepted.
Online classroom: To ensure students receive all lyrics and scripts Red Dot uses an online classroom. On here you will find lots of activities to do as well as past shows. You will be sent an invitation to your email account. Please note a Gmail account is required.