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HOT Academy Parents

Everything you need to know if your child is part of the HOT Academy family, or would like to be!

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Terms and Conditions
DATES

AUTUMN/WINTER TERM 2019

Sat 14th Sept - Sat 7th Dec 2019

(Half term: Sat 26th Oct 2019)

THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR PERFORMANCE

SUN 10TH NOV 2019

CHRISTMAS PARTY/CONCERT/STAFF PANTO FUNDRAISER

SAT 14TH DEC 2019

SPRING TERM 2019

Sat  11th Jan - Sat  28th Mar 2020

(Half term: Sat 22nd Feb 2020)

DISNEYLAND PARIS

FEB 11TH-14TH 2020 (SUBJECT TO AUDITION)

APRIL 2020 - HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR​

Info coming soon - SUN 5TH APRIL 1.30PM & 5PM

COURT THEATRE TRING (DUNSTABLE) - SAT 18TH APRIL 1.30PM & 5PM

 

SUMMER TERM 2019

Sat 25th Apr - Sat 11th July 2020

(Half term: Sat 30th May 2020)

 

SAT 11th JULY 2020 - END OF YEAR PERFORMANCE (TBC)

DURING CLASSTIME (TBC)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

CLASS TIMES/PRICES

A free trial/audition is available to every student on their first day, and is deducted from the first term's fees (below). 

​ALL CLASSES RUN ON SATURDAYS IN TERM TIME EXCEPT EXTRA REHEARSALS FOR SHOW WEEK. 

DUNSTABLE

HEAT 1 (6-8 yrs): 10:00AM - 1:00PM (£250/term or £62.70/month)

HEAT 2 (9-12 yrs): 10:00AM - 1:00PM (£250/term or £62.70/month)

HEAT 3 (13-18yrs): 10:00 AM - 1:00PM £250/term or £62.70/month)

BRACKNELL

HEAT 1 (6-8 yrs): 3.15-6.15PM (£250/term or £62.70/month)

HEAT 2 (9-12 yrs):: 3.15-6.15PM (£250/term or £62.70/month)

HEAT 3 (13-18yrs):: 3.15-6.15PM (£250/term or £62.70/month)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By accepting your place in the show, you are joining the HOT Academy, and must complete ALL of the following to register:

  1. return the completed registration and enrolment forms before the first class after the audition/trial.

  2. Join the CORRECT WhatsApp group (Contact Accounts & Admin if you are unsure) This is absolutely vital as it is the main means of communication between staff and parents regarding all notifications.

  3. Set up your GoCardless direct debit and pay your first month's pro-rata fee where necessary, as per correspondence with our Account and Admin team.

A free trial/audition is available to every student on their first day, and is deducted from the first term's fees.

SHOW WEEKEND

Please keep free 4.30-7.30PM on the FRIDAY of the show weekend for a DRESS REHEARSAL and  10-7pm BOTH Saturday and Sunday the show weekend - not all children will be needed the whole time on the SATURDAY but a schedule will be sent out nearer the time. They will definitely be needed all day on the Sunday. THIS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE ON A SHOW BY SHOW BASIS. PLEASE KEEP THE WHOLE WEEKEND FREE. If the show falls on any other day other than a Sunday, dress rehearsal will be 4.10-7.30pm 2 days prior to performance day and Technical rehearsal will be 10-7pm the day before performance day.

Dress rehearsals and technical rehearsals are COMPULSORY FOR THE FULL TIME SCHEDULED.

 

FEES AND PAYMENT

Fees can be made in equal instalments monthly or termly. Fees are due on the first day of the month or term, respectively.

Fees must be paid by direct debit (see registration paperwork) and other payments should be made by BACS (Yorkshire Bank, 05-06-33, 41047579)

One full term's notice is required upon leaving the Academy. This is payable at full price regardless of attendance, to cover costs of staffing and venue and is taken at the point of registration for those who only wish to stay for one term in total.

Late fees will  incur a £10 late payment fee which increases by £5 each consequent week it is unpaid. The student may be asked to sit out of classes until fees are up to date, unless otherwise agreed.

Fees are payable from the week of registration regardless of attendance.

Costumes for shows are hired out at £10 per character per child per show and must be paid by the day before the dress rehearsal at the very latest. We aim to keep characters and costumes to a maximum of 1 or 2 per child to keep costs down wherever possible. Any loss or damage is payable by the PARENT/CARER of the child wearing or using the costume, prop, sound equipment, microphone or set. If more than one child uses it, the cost will be split evenly between parents of the children using the item.

 

AUDITIONS

Successful auditionees who accept their role in the production are subject to all terms and conditions as stated on this page and on the website. Standard fees will be payable, and attendance at Saturday Academy rehearsals is required. You do not have to be a current member of the Academy to audition for any of our productions. Free trials may still be available if you miss the audition date, at the principal's discretion. Please contact for more information. YOU MUST GIVE YOUR NOTICE ON DAY OF REGISTRATION IF YOU WISH TO LEAVE AT THE END OF ONE TERM as you will be subject to our ONE FULL TERM’S NOTICE policy from the start of the first term after you’ve given your written notice.

 

DISCOUNTS

20% discount for the 2nd child in the same family. 20% discount on ALL siblings if 3 or more children are in the same family. 

*ONLY ONE DISCOUNT PER FAMILY

 

 VENUES

DUNSTABLE: ALL SAINTS ACADEMY, Houghton Road, Dunstable, LU5 5AB

BRACKNELL: MARTIN'S HERON AND THE WARREN COMMUNITY CENTRE, Whitton Rd, Winkfield Row, Bracknell RG12 9TZ

 

UNIFORM

Uniform is compulsory and should be worn to every lesson. This includes black leggings/jogging bottoms/jazz pants, red HOT Academy T-shirt, red HOT Academy hoodie (this is vital to cover costumes during shows/rehearsals), and black jazz shoes (not jazz boots, sneakers, trainers, ballet shoes or plimsolls). Uniform is not required for the trial or audition day for new students. Uniform can be purchased directly from us using the tab above. Please be aware that the company we purchase uniform from will only accept orders in a batch of a minimum of 6 items, so you may need to wait for your order to be part of a 6-item batch with other students. Hair should be tied back m, smart and off the face. Jewellery is not permitted due to safety.

 

CONDUCT

Attendance is VITAL. Just like any sports team, we require all students to be present each week, to keep our standard high and raise the children’s confidence. Dress rehearsals and technical rehearsals are COMPULSORY FOR THE FULL TIME SCHEDULED.

Mobile phones should be switched off during class, rehearsal & show times due to ‘location’ tracking leading to potential safety risk.

Bad behaviour towards staff and other students, or whilst associated with HOT Academy Ltd in any way may result in immediate and permanent expulsion without refund. Good attendance and punctuality is imperative and will have an impact on casting decisions. Poor attendance or tardiness may result in a student's part being reallocated to another student. Bullying or discrimination of any kind will categorically NOT be tolerated and will be dealt with immediately. In extreme cases, it may lead to expulsion from HOT Academy Ltd.