Measures and procedures to ensure maximum safety for live classes post Covid-19: 

  • All teaching staff have undergone a refresher course in paediatric first aid specialising in ‘Infection Control For Children’s Activity Providers’.
  • Detailed risk assessments have been written for all venues. We work closely with each of our venues to ensure adequate safety measures are in place.
  • There is limited capacity in each class to ensure social distancing is possible.
  • We have increased the time in between classes to ensure adequate cleaning can take place, to avoid people waiting in large groups and to avoid the mixing of two classes. For this reason please do not arrive any earlier than 5 minutes before your class time.
  • Chairs will be spaces around the edges of the hall to encourage social distancing.
  • The shape mats are used more during the class to ensure each child has their own territory or ‘island’ on which to dance, so to encourage social distancing as much as possible.
  • We ensure the room is as well ventilated as possible.
  • A one way system is implemented in and out of venues.
  • Temperatures will be checked at the door before entering the venue. Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your class time to ensure this can be done prior to the start of the class.
  • Only one adult must accompany the child to class.
  • Parents/carers and anyone over the age of 11 are required to wear a face covering on entrance, exit and while in communal areas (eg. toilets) of the venue. Once they are spaced out in the hall, face coverings may be removed if they wish.
  • Regular hand washing and hand sanitising is required at the beginning and at the end of the class.
  • There is no hand holding during the class. If little ones do need extra ‘hand holding’ and encouragement, this is to be done by their parent/carer only.
  • There is no sharing of props or musical instruments. If props or instruments are required, you will be asked to bring your own from home.
  • Your child is required to bring their own light scarf for use in the cool down section of class. Coloured chiffon scarfs can be purchased individually from our shop page for £1.00.
  • There are no bubbles used in class for the time being.
  • All registers are taken digitally.
  • Our registration administrative system is installed with a ‘Track and Trace’ system should we need it.
  • We operate a ‘no cash’ system in class. Any purchases made in class must be made using a credit or debit card. Each teacher will have a card reader to take payments.
  • There will be no ‘Stay & Play’ for the time being.

Other general terms & conditions:

  • Parents/guardians must accompany the child to the Tot Bop class. All parents/guardians are required to stay for the duration of the class.
  • Parents/guardians of children in the Groovy Movers (age 5-9) class have the option of dropping their child off or staying to watch.
  • Children are required to bring a bottle of water with them to class.
  • Children are required to wear either jazz shoes or clean indoor shoes for class. No bare feet or outdoor shoes please.
  • Children should wear comfortable clothing that they can move in. Ideally tracksuit trousers/leggings/shorts and a t-shirt.
  • Children should wear their Tot Bop t-shirt in class where possible.
  • Parents/guardians are encouraged to be involved in the class. So please defer from loud conversations during the class, as it discourages the children to focus.
  • No food or drink (apart from water) should be consumed during a class.
  • Touching policy; In the context of the dance class, the teacher may be required to touch the child to help explain a movement or the technique behind a movement. If necessary, it will always be done in a firm, professional manner.
  • All teaching staff have professional dance teaching qualifications and have all had a DBS police check.
  • Occasionally photographs will be taken during a class, which will be used for Tot Bop advertising purposes only. They may be used on the website and on social media, in the context of Tot Bop. If you are not happy for your child to be photographed, then please state on your registration form.
  • You are allowed to take photos/video of YOUR CHILD ONLY. If another child is in shot you must seek permission of the child’s parent or guardian.
  • Please DO NOT post photos or video on social media without prior consent of the parent/guardian.
  • Flashing disco lights are used as part of the class. If you have any issues with the use them, then please notify the office.
  • If a class has to be cancelled due to adverse weather then an attempt will be made to put on a replacement class but there is no guarantee it will be on the same day of the week.
  • If you no longer wish to continue with Tot Bop classes, we require 4 weeks notice to leave.