this is our link to the opening of OUR NEW STUDIOS
OPENED OUR original studio October 20th 2013 we needed 2 bigger studios. 2 classes can run at the same time we have 5 teachers & Ges is also qualified in Acro-trix & can help in acro, gym & tumbling classes. We officially opened our NEW STUDIOS August 31st 2019.
click on this link below.
Our New Address is
(former Registry office)
110 Bewdley Road
close to Kidderminster hospital & next to the shops willam hill bewdley rd fish bar, china lodge & the wedding rooms wedding & bridal wear.
If you are unsure if a dance studio is legal & legit they must have planning & change of use if occuping a building with local council. If they are a registered business some can be a limited company (check with companies house. ltd or limited company however doesn't mean they are legally occupying a building)
you can always contact your local council to check
Worcestershire can be worcestershire county council or wyre forest council. if in Kidderminster area Wyre Forest Council will confirm if the business is rightfully in the building legally etc ask for Helen Hawkes, Laura winterburn or Richard Jennings. email them or You can also check on wyre forest website too they list all who have planning/change of use
Ask yourself these important questions :
why can I not see them advertise their address?
Why is there not a sign on their building or in close proximity?
public liability from ANY high street insurance broker or online DOES NOT COVER a teacher to teach your child Dance & Gymnastics classes or private tution.
Public liability from a broker will cover up to 1 million which sounds a lot & is fine for a fall or a personal accident/injury. This does NOT cover a dance studio & anyone teaching dance or gymnastics. Check their insurance documents it needs to cover up to 10 million. your local police will also confirm you need to check who is teaching your child are they vetted are they qualified, insured etc. It is a long process sueing them when the worst happens.
For peace of mind.
correct insurances, qualified teachers, DBS staff and first aided staff please go to a professional registered dance studio
If your boiler broke would you get a cowboy to fix it ? Or use a corgi registered gas fitter?
If your house is destroyed by your boiler will your house insurance payout if you used a non corgi registered gas fitter??
Please check with your local council & ask your studio to provide paper work and documents ask the teacher if running a class in a public building for their paper work, documents & insurance.
check fire doors, fire extinguishers, fire alarm, fire procedures are these all in place? are they reguarly tested? to they do a risk assesment ? checking buiding is safe to use & registration forms should be filled in where are they stored? do they follow GDPR regulations?
we have a folder of ALL OUR QUALIFICATIONS, 10 MILLION in INSURANCE through a Dance association/council (you only get insurance through a dance association if you are a member, can only be a member if you are qualified.
ALL OUR STUDIO STAFF & TEACHERS DBS FIRST AIDED QUALIFIED. OUR HELPERS IF ADULTS IN CLASS ARE QUALIFIED DBS FIRST AID.
Our tick off class lists are childs name inital of surname, Reg forms are locked away only owners have access. We know there are fostered children & children there parents, carers who DO NOT want pictures or recordings of there child(ren) on ANY social media or online. you sign for acceptance on pictures & videos for your children to be put on social media
please check this on any DANCE, PERFORMING ARTS, ACRO, GYMNASTICS CLASSES etc you attend.
including PRIVATE TUTION, STUDIOS OR CLASSES RUN IN SCHOOL HALLS
SCHOOLS DO NOT CHECK.
if a the so called dance (acro, gymnastics, performing arts etc) Teacher is booking use of a school hall you book via council some schools in kidderminster are under Worcstershire County Council some are Wyre Forest Council. The councils are only interested in the school hall/church hall or public building being hired out
they DO NOT CHECK IF THE PERSON HIRING IS DBS, QUALIFIED & INSURED CORRECTLY.
TRY IT YOURSELF!!
Book a School hall etc see if they want to see docmentation etc.
DANCE/ACRO/GYM/PERFORMING ARTS etc TEACHERS HIRING THE SCHOOL HALL ARE NOT VETTED BY THE SCHOOL
Please ask them to provide paper work, you can get fake certificates too but you can always check through dance association if they are qualified.
Your child's safety is at risk!! always check 1st be vigilant & check before you start!