Terms & Conditions
Jo Jo's School of Dance & Performing Arts terms, conditions and general rules
Your 1st Class is free…!
- Jo Jo’s operates a pay as you go system, Unless notified, all fees will be paid in full regardless of absence.
- A 10% discount is given to those who pay who wish to pay by invoice a half term in advance.
- A further 5% discount is given to those who do 4 or more classes per week by invoice.
- Invoices must be paid by the due date, otherwise loss of discount will incur.
- Please note all class payments will be due regardless of absence, except agreed holidays where 2 weeks of classes can be taken as holiday per year and will not attract any charges subject to a month’s notice.
- 28 day cancellation notice is required for all classes.
- If you wish your child to take exams or take part in productions, it is important for your child to show commitment in attendance.
- Class fees for the year 2016/2017 will remain the same.
- Please contact Jo for tariff.
Class & School Etiquette
The school expects all pupils to show courtesy and consideration to all teachers and fellow pupils. When you are taking a class, talking should remain minimal, this is so we do not waste time in learning. Never talk when your teacher is talking.
Correction of Pupils
Teaching pupils to dance correctly, involves physical contact by encouraging them to use muscles they are probably unaware of. The basic elements of correct stance which, for example, involve abdominal, back and inner thighs can then be clearly explained. Although we make these corrections with the utmost care, they must be done in class as part of the training. Parents, who have any concerns with this, should speak directly to the principal.
Public Areas & Studios
Please look after your school. Put your rubbish in the litter bins, and leave things how you found them. No food, gum, sweets or drinks is permitted in any of the dance studios with the exception of isotonic drinks or water as necessary. Keep your feet off the walls.
There is a set uniform which is available from Jo Jo’s. It is not vital when your child starts, but will become essential after they have been with the school for a period of time. This is for the pupils comfort while dancing, and also to make each student feel a member of the school. The uniform will be essential when your child takes an exam. Until your child has the uniform, please bring them to class in comfortable clothing and bare feet. At all times please wear correct uniform to class. Hair is to be tied up off the face and no jewellery or body piercing are to be worn. This is for your safety.
Ballet/Tap/Modern Grades Preparatory to Grade 1
Blue leotard, blue skirt, pink ballet socks and ballet shoes
Boy’s ballet grades
White vest top, black tights and black ballet shoes
All class payments will be due regardless of absence, except agreed holidays booked in at least one month in advanced (2 weeks holiday agreed per year). If you wish your child to take exams or take part in productions, it is important for your child to show commitment in attendance.
No longer wish to attend
Pupils should aim to arrive 5 minutes before class, in full uniform, hair tied back off the face, and ready to start. Please encourage your child to use the toilet before class to avoid disruption of their lesson.
A very important part of learning to be a dancer is to be well groomed for every class. Pupils should wear correct uniform for each class. This is written on the notice board.
Hair – All pupils should have their hair tied back off their face for every class. No jewellery, or body piercings to be worn in class (studs in ears are allowed)
All the above is part of our Health & Safety policy, pupils could injure themselves or others if not applying to these rules.
These may be brought into class for security, but must remain switched off throughout the lesson.
Suitable clothing to move in e.g. tracksuit or dress Dance uniform optional. Ballet shoes required.
Ballet Grades 2 and above
Black leotard, pink ballet tights and ballet shoes
For all other classes
Black leotard/plain fitted top black tights/black leggings/black jazz pants or jogging bottoms and black socks
Jo Jo’s operates a pay as you go system, Unless notified, all fees will be paid in full regardless of absence.
A 10% discount is given to those who pay who wish to pay by invoice a half term in advance.
A further 5% discount is given to those who do 4 or more classes per week by invoice.
Invoices must be paid by the due date, otherwise loss of discount will incur.