Terms & Conditions

General Terms & Conditions for Alchemy Classes, Courses & Workshops

  1. Whilst care and guidance will be given at all times, in attending the Alchemy Dance Academy, you consider yourself physically able to participate in dance activities and therefore accept liability for any physical injury which may occur to yourself.

  2. Places on all courses/workshops are limited.

  3. Places on courses/workshops are allocated on a 1st come 1st served basis. The exception to this is for beginners and partnerwork courses/workshops. If we have more bookings from either women/follower or men/leaders, we will create a waiting list for the role with the higher number of bookings to allow the ratio to balance. This can be avoided if a couple (e.g. man & woman) book together.

  4. Couple discounts applies to a man & woman or 'leader' & 'follower' booking together. The discount does not apply to two people learning to dance in the same role. Please note you can only progress to the next class level in the role you have learnt in beginners. 

  5. Places on courses/workshops can only be guaranteed when booked in advance. Admission on the day is subject to availability.

  6. Course/workshop fees are non-refundable unless we (Alchemy Dance Company) cancel the workshop.

  7. Courses are non-transferable once the course has started. Places are transferable prior to the course starting at the discretion of Alchemy Dance Academy.

  8. There are no discounts or refund of fees if you miss any classes in your course.

  9. Alchemy Dance Academy reserve the right to cancel a course/workshop at any time with full refund.

  10. Alchemy Dance Academy reserves the right to refuse admission (to the Academy and any events organised by Alchemy Dance Company, also includes the right to refuse private tuition.

  11. Filming &/or photography at the academy is strictly forbidden without the permission of Alchemy Dance Academy.

  12. Alchemy Dance Academy classes, courses & workshops are catered for adults only (age 18+)

COVID SAFETY

 

  • LATERAL FLOW TESTING

    To help us mitigate the risk of transmission we respectfully request that everybody does a Covid Lateral Flow Test at home before attending our classes or events. Please only attend if your test is negative. We are unable to enforce this but request that everyone adheres out of respect to your fellow dancers.

    Free Lateral Flow Tests can be delivered to your home or are available at pharmacies & many local collection points.
     

  • SYMPTOMS

    Before attending please ensure:

 

  • You have not been instructed to quarantine or self-isolate by Track & Trace.

  • You do not have any symptoms of Covid-19: including cough, raised temperature, loss of smell/taste.

  • To your knowledge you have not been in close contact with anyone with Covid-19 in the last 10 days.

  • SANITISER

    Please wash your hands or apply hand sanitiser before & after classes / social dancing. Sanitiser stations are provided around our venue.​
     

 

  • FACE MASKS

    Face-masks are optional.​​ Please respect everyones wishes to wear or not wear masks.

 

  • ONE WAY SYSTEM

    To avoid a pinch point between classes, we will be operating a one-way system in and out of the main hall (IN the doors at the far end of the corridor, and OUT the first set of doors by the front hall). Please try to avoid congregating in groups which block passageways around the building.​

 

  • DRINKS

    We will not be having water stations for the present time as this creates pinch points, please bring your own water in a bottle.​ 

 

  • AIRFLOW

    We will be keeping external doors and windows open as much as possible to allow flow of natural air. ​

 

  • PARTNER ROTATION

    Partner rotation is now possible, but still optional. If you would like to stay with your OWN partner please let the teacher know before class starts, and stay outside the circle of rotation if possible.

 

  • SOCIAL DANCING

    In social dancing please respect other people's choice to dance with multiple people, or not.

ALCHEMY ONLINE CLASSES

  1. Whilst care and guidance will be given at all times, in participating in Alchemy Online pre-recorded classes, tutorials, and Live streamed classes, you consider yourself physically able to participate in dance activities and therefore accept liability for any physical injury which may occur to yourself.

  2. Downloading, sharing on social media or other platform, republishing, redistribution of any Alchemy Online material is strictly prohibited.

  3. Our Live streamed class schedule, topic and frequency is subject to change.

  4. Alchemy online classes, courses & workshops are catered for adults only (age 18+).

  5. Subscriptions are non-transferable.

  6. Monthly subscription payments are made by Paypal.

  7. Each payment covers subscription to the Alchemy Online service for one calendar month from payment

  8. Once your payment has been made for the month, no refunds will be issued for that month, unless we (Alchemy Dance Company) cease our online service.

  9. There is no minimum contract term. You can cancel at any time. 

  10. If you cancel, your subscription will remain active until the end of the calendar month from your last payment.

  11. There are no discounts or refund of fees if you do not log in to online classes.

  12. In signing up to any Alchemy Online product you agree to subscribe to the monthly Alchemy newsletter email. You can unsubscribe at any time. Please see our Privacy Policy for further information.

  13. If we (Alchemy Dance Company) cease our online service, you will be entitled to a prorata refund of the remainder of the calendar month from the date of your last payment.

  14. We/Alchemy Dance Company reserve the right to refuse or cancel a subscription at any time.

  15. We/Alchemy Dance Company reserve the right to change the terms & conditions of Alchemy Membership. Please check our Terms & Conditions page on our website regularly for changes.

From a health & safety point of view students should;

  1. have enough space to participate in the activity without there being any obvious risk of injury to themselves, others, or risk of any damage to surrounding property.

  2. ensure that the flooring in the room is safe for the activity to be undertaken. 

 

ALCHEMY MEMBERSHIP

  1. Payment is by Direct Debit only via GoCardless.

  2. Your payments are covered by the Direct Debit Guarantee.

  3. Your membership will commence when your Direct Debit mandate has been processed, which usually takes 3 working days. Your membership will then run monthly from that date.

  4. There is no minimum contract term. You can cancel at any time. 

  5. Cancellation - 7 working days notice is required in writing (by email) before your monthly payment. If you cancel after this point, your membership will be cancelled from the end of the following month.

  6. The membership scheme is to benefit people who regularly support Alchemy classes. If you cancel your membership, there will be a 6 month period before you can rejoin the scheme. During this period, the usual drop-in class fees will apply when you attend class.

  7. Membership fees take into consideration closure dates throughout the year. This includes, but is not restricted to, our 4 week closure over the Christmas period & the first Thursday in May when Oakridge Hall is used as a polling station annually. There are therefore no refunds or reduced monthly payments for closures.

  8. There are no refunds if you miss classes due to work/holiday/other commitments.

  9. You cannot pause your membership for reasons of work/holiday/other commitments.

  10. Membership can be paused for reasons of illness or injury on submission of a doctor's certificate. This is applicable from the next full month i.e. from your notification we will pause your membership from the start of the following month.

  11. If you wish to attend more classes than your membership package entitlement, the regular drop-in class fees apply.

  12. You can change your membership package at anytime, just let us know by email 7 working days before your payment date so we can change your plan before the next direct debit payment.

  13. You will still be required to check-in at the front desk. On particularly busy nights, we will endeavour to fast-track members.

  14. Membership is non-transferable. 

  15. We/Alchemy Dance Company reserve the right to refuse or cancel membership.

  16. We/Alchemy Dance Company reserve the right to change the terms & conditions of Alchemy Membership. Please check our Terms & Conditions page on our website regularly for changes.

123-GO BEGINNERS

Additional to Alchemy Membership terms

  1. ​This membership package is for people who attended specified Beginners courses only

  2. Your memberships fees will be £10 for the first month, £20 for the 2nd month. From the third month your membership will revert to Bronze membership at £30 per month. You will receive notification from Go Cardless each time your payment amount changes.