Our fee procedure is designed to be as affordable as possible, whilst giving children flexibility in their classes and schedules
How often do I pay my fees?
Unlike most schools that require a term’s fees in advance, our fees are paid monthly.
When are fees due?
Fees are due on the 1st of every month to cover classes for the whole of that month. For example, you would pay your fees to cover classes for the whole month of November on the 1st November.
We do not charge for the month of August. Fees for September are collected on 1st August. No payment is collected in September.
What about months when there are fewer classes than others?
To keep things straightforward our fees are calculated on an annual basis, and split between 11 monthly payments – we do not charge for the month of August. There are 39 weeks of classes per year.
This avoids confusion caused by changing the fees every month depending on how many classes are in that particular calendar month. This also means we do not offer reductions for months with less than four classes, or charge more for months with extra classes.
What happens if I miss a class?
We do not refund classes in case of any absence, including sickness, holidays, auditions or professional work secured by the child. We would, of course refund any class that was cancelled by us.
What happens if I pay my fees late?
If fees are are not paid by the 1st of the month, you will pay a 15% surcharge to cover extra administration costs. Obviously if fees have not been paid, then children will not be allowed to participate in classes.
Please be aware there is a minimum charge of £10 for every returned cheque.
What methods of payment do you accept?
Fees are paid through Go Cardless, a direct debit that comes out of your account on the 1st of every month. You should register your payment details at reception. If not, you will need to request an email invitation from a member of the team. This must be completed before your child is able to attend classes.
Payment for your first ever classes and registration fee will need to be paid via cash or card ahead of the direct debit being set-up.
Is there a joining fee?
A registration fee of £30 will be due on joining to secure a place for your child.
What should I do if I want to stop one or all of my classes?
We require one month’s written notice (an email or letter) as you pay your last months fees, to stop one or more of your classes. For example, if you gave in written notice at the end of September, fees for October would still be due. Of course we would always be happy to welcome pupils back should they wish to return.
What people say about D&B
“D&B reinforced all the qualities we were trying to instil. Self belief, confidence, respect, discipline, teamwork and a very happy childhood”
“Neve has been singing and dancing her way through D&B since the age of three. The classes have increased her confidence and coordination and given her valuable life skills. She enjoys attending the course and everyone is friendly and encouraging. She loves it.”
“I send my children to nurture their natural talents in this formidable company. My son is doing well in drama school for older kids, and my little girl who is five has more discipline and better behaviour since joining Preparatory Tap and Ballet. Thank you!”