1. When you return the Members Form with payment for the forthcoming term, you are signifying your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. These can be found on our Website. It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with them before you proceed with an application to join.

1.2 We reserve the right to modify, cancel or amend these Terms and Conditions. The current Terms and Conditions always appear on our Website. On renewal of membership each term, the most recent Terms and Conditions shall apply.

2.1 New Members: all fees will be paid in advance, however, all new members have the first two sessions to confirm whether they will remain for the term in its entirety or receive a refund of fees. New members must attend the first two classes of the term after which should they decide it is not suitable for them, a full refund will be given (less £15 administration charge).

2.2 Current Members: anyone attending HCT for more than one term no longer has the right to the two week trial period.

2.3 No refunds are given beyond the first two weeks of term

3.1 Waiting List: an email will be sent out on receipt of your waiting list form, but this does not guarantee a place in a particular Class.

3.2 Prospective customers on the Waiting List will be contacted and notified of a place for the relevant age group firstly if they are a sibling of a current pupil, secondly in order of the date the form was received.

3.3 After offering the place, payment for the forthcoming term is required within 14 days to guarantee the place. If payment is not received within that time, the place will then become available to the next person on the list.

4.1 Any child who causes excessive disruption within their class will be asked to leave for the benefit of others.

4.2 All children will be given a fair explanation of what is expected of them. If poor behaviour continues a conversation with parents will follow. The last step would be removal from HCT.

5.1 All children attending (except Seniors) must bring black ballet shoes (or black plimsolls for boys) and black tap shoes. These should be clearly labeled

5.2 If you wish to sell any outgrown shoes, they can be added to the Second Hand box: please ensure they are named, and add details to the form in the box. It is your responsibility to claim any money from the sale. We will hold all monies for the current term.

6.1 It is expected that all children will perform in the end of term production

6.2 If you are unable to attend any performances, notice must be given in writing (email) to Muffin Hurst immediately

6.3 If it is deemed that your child’s absence is too great or too impeding on the rest of the cast, they may lose the right to perform at all

7.1 Performance: all parents are responsible for their own children at the performance venue until they “sign in” their children and “sign out” on departure

7.2 All parents are expected to help their own children in to costume and take them for make up, or deliver them via an Assistant for make up

7.3 All parents are expected to help during at least one Pantomime performance

7.4 All parents should ensure their children have a named water bottle at each performance

7.5 No snacks containing nuts are permitted at Performances or rehearsals of any kind

8.1 We reserve the right to cancel a class at any time up to and including the date of that class. Wherever possible an alternative date will be scheduled.

8.2 We reserve the right to alter or extend class times as a production reaches final stages, as well as scheduling any additional rehearsals.

8.3 We reserve the right to change a rehearsal venue if necessary.

8.4 Notifications of all changes will be sent out via email, plus a note on our website and twitter feed

9.1 We accept children on the assumption that they are in good health and it is your responsibility to alert us to any medical complaint or history suffered by your child

9.2 We do not accept liability for death or personal injury to any child attending save to the extent that such death or injury shall be caused by the negligence or default of any member of our staff or any other default on our part.

9.3 Without prejudice to the above provisions, we do not accept any responsibility for your child until there has been a conscious handover of your child by you or your carer which is accepted by a member of our staff. This means that you must witness your child being acknowledged and ticked into the class. For the avoidance of doubt, we do not accept responsibility for children left at the main entrance of venues or who enter on their own from outside any building or space that we hire.

9.4 We do not accept responsibility for any loss of, or damage to, personal property belonging to you or your child irrespective of whether such possessions might be used by you or the child for the purposes of any HCT activity save to the extent that such loss or damage shall be caused by the negligence or default of any member of our staff or any other default on our part.

10.1 It is your responsibility to ensure that we have current contact details for you and all adults authorised to pick up your child. You must also keep us appraised of any changes in the health or other relevant circumstances of you or your child.

11.1 No provision of these Terms and Conditions shall operate or be construed to operate so as to exclude or restrict our liability under the provisions of any UK legislation in force from time to time which are not capable of being excluded or restricted.