studio policy 

Overall Fitness


All GFFDamian Dance Studio classes can be physically strenuous. Some Pole & Aerial activities may be unsuitable for people who suffer from neck or back problems or unsuitable if pegnant. It is mandatory for all students that the GFF instructors are informed of any medical conditions prior to participation.




Age Policy


Whilst we believe pole dance & fitness is both a wholesome activity and is a suitable form of exercise, we do have some age restrictions for some classes.

Childrens classes range from 6 to 14, Adult classes are 15 and over. Exotic classes are 18 and over (16 with parental permission).




Lessons Policy


Students must register their detials via our ebsite before enrolling for a class or course. All detials are stored within GDPR guidelines.

All fees are pyable upon enrollment. Fees are non-refundable. Lessons & courses are non refundable or transferable.

By booking you class, you are agreeing to out disclaimer which states you are able to partake in classes & ave understoon & agree to our policies.

Courses must be used within 5/6 weekes, unless previously agreed with GFFDamian management team. Any missed classes will not be transferable/refundable unless previously agreed with GFFDamian.




Saftey Policy


When taking up any new activity where friction occurs, some bruising & soreness may result. This is also possible when learning pole dancing.

Pole & aerial classes are a fantastic body workout; however, most people find that it takes a couple of weeks for your body to adapt to supporting weight on parts of your body where you wouldnt normally support weight.

You will find you ache from the first lesson, but this will go away after a few weeks.

By booking your lesson, you are agreeing that you are aware of the posibillity of bruising, falls or injury. That all exercise during the class at GFFDamian I am doing on my own risk. No liability can be taken for any accidents to oneself, any injuries/fractures or damage to any persons or property caused during lessons.

Accidents are to be reported and logged before you leave the lesson. Failure to follow GFFDamian instructions may result in injury to oneself or another.




Studio Rules


Students must book their lesson online, prior to class start time. By booking your class, you are agreeing to abide by all studio rules and poloicies and the GFFDamian Disclaimer. If you are unable to attend your class, you must cancel or give notice withint 24hours of your class start time, failure to do so will result in a loss of class. Please do not consume, drugs or alcohol prior to attending any classes at GFFDamian. If suspected of being under the influence, you will be asked to leave. GFFDamian is an all inclusive studio, an as such holds both its students and instructotors to our Equality Policy. Anyone who vis not following the policy will be asked to leave the studio. No jewellry to be worn when using poles oe aerial equipment. GFFDamian have the right to refuse anyone who does not adhere to the policies set out above.




GFF Locker room etiquette


In keeping with out commitment to offer you the best service, we ask for your assistance in making the locker room a terrific place for you to relax and take care of your needs.

Lockers are for day use only, and for all patrons.

Locks left overnight will be removed and a fine of £35 will be enforced on collections of items left in the lockers.

Any items left at the studio for longer than 4 weeks will be destroyed.

Members must bring their own locks. We are not responsible for any lost or stolen items. (Locks available to purchase at the Reception).

Help to keep a clean environment for everyone by using the towels and trash bins provided.

The changing rooms and toilets at GFF are regularly checked and maintained, if you have any issues (i.e no toilet paper) please see reception.




Additional Information


CCTV is in place throughout the studio for the safety of our instructors, students and studio.

The above policies and prices are subject to change at the discretion of GFFDamian.

Always consult a doctor before undertaking a new form of exercise if you are on medication or have special requirements.




Covid-19


GFFDamian have set in place new restrictions and guidelines to adhere to the Government recommendations.

This is to be reviewed on a regular basis and updated as needed.

GFFMembers will receieve regular updates on the studios position, please read and follow the new guidelines.

If you have any concernes or issues regarding the studio and Covid-19 please contact our studio manager.




Online Studio Policy


Please note the latest that clients can book onto the online session is 10-minutes! If you cancel or reschedule a class within less than 24 hours of the class start time unfortunately you will be charged or deducted a class. You can request a recording of your class, however this needs to be pre requested at the time of booking.




Equality Policy


Aim GFFDamian Dance Studio is committed to encouraging equality and diversity amongst all team members and students alike, whilst seeking to extinguish any unlawful discrimination.
At GFFDamian Dance Studio we will not discriminate because of race, religion, ethnicity, age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, sex [gender] or sexual orientation and champions that what is outlined in the equality act 2010 in relation to protected characteristics.
GFFDamian Dance Studio will further not discriminate against any other associated characteristics and will take all steps to provide an environment where by all staff, teachers and students treat each other equally, fairly with respect. Who the policy affects? All GFFDamian Dance Studio team members & students have an equal responsibility to promote the approach to this policy with the aim being for our team members & students to be truly representative of all sections of society with all to feel respected & be able to give their
best. Any behavior that contravenes this policy by team members or students will be
dealt with accordingly. Any behavior by a student will be dealt with at the discretion of the GFFDamian Dance Studio management team directly & could lead to the student being removed from the studio permanently.
As outlined above this policy applies to all persons associated to GFFDamian Dance Studio, including contractors, students, suppliers and teachers in line with the equality act 2010.
GFFDamian Dance Studio management will ensure all team members are aware of the requirements of the equality act 2010 have ready the enclosed policy and provided with training where required. GFFDamian Dance Studio Commitment To encourage equality and diversity within the studio GFFDamian Dance Studio will ensure all team members & teachers are provided with the required training outlining their rights and responsibilities under the equality act.
To create an environment free from bullying, harassment, victimisation, unlawful discrimination, whilst promoting dignity and respect for all and where individual differences are embraced and all contributions are recognised. This will include team members conducting themselves to help GFFDamian Dance Studio promote equal opportunities and prevent bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination.
All team members should understand they, as well as their employer, can be held
iable for acts of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination, in the
course of their employment, against fellow team members, customers, suppliers and the public. GFFDamian Dance Studio takes seriously any complaints of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination by fellow team members, customers, suppliers, visitors, the public and any others in the course of the organisation’s work activities.
Such acts will be dealt with as misconduct , and appropriate action will be taken.
Particularly serious complaints could amount to gross misconduct and lead to dismissal without notice. GFFDamian Dance studio will make opportunities for training, development and progress available to all team members, who will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential, so their talents and resources can be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation. Decisions concerning team members will be based on merit (apart from in any necessary and limited exemptions and exceptions allowed under the Equality Act). GFFDamian Dance studio Management will review employment practices and procedures when necessary to ensure fairness, and also update them and the policy to take account of changes in the law. GFFDamian Dance studio Management will monitor the make-up of the workforce regarding information such as age, gender, ethnic background, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and disability in encouraging equality and diversity, and in meeting the aims and commitments set out in the equality policy. GFFDamian Dance studio Management will also monitor and asses how the equality policy, and any supporting action plan, are working in practice, reviewing them annually, and considering and taking action to address any issues.





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