12 WEEK COURSES AND 3 WEEK COURSES
The fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to other courses or classes, once the course has started.
WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS
Once paid, the fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to other classes or events.
If you need to cancel or re-scheduled a private class please let us know a week in advance, otherwise full fee will be charged.
What information do we collect?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your Name, Email address or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you place an order, subscribe to a newsletter or enter information on our site.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways: – To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests. – To quickly process your transactions. – To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
How do we protect visitor information?
We implement security measures when a user: – places an order. – enters, submits, or accesses their information. >We use a payment gateway provider.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
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If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled It won’t affect the users experience that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly. However, you can still place orders.
Third Party Disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer Personally Identifiable Information.
Third party links
We do not include or offer third party products or services on our website.
CAN SPAM Act
We collect your email address: – To send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. – To process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders (we may also send you additional information related to your product and/or service). – To market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following: – We will NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses – We will identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way – We will include the physical address of our business or site headquarters – We will monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used – We will honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly – We will give an ‘opt-out’ or ‘unsubscribe’ option< If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.
As the majority of courses are oversubscribed, all courses must be paid for in full before the first lesson.
However, if you would like to join us at Pineapple studios to watch a class you’re more than welcome. If you’re not ready to commit to a 12-week course why not take a look at the short courses or workshops on offer. You do not need to be a member of Pineapple Dance Studios to observe or book a course with Michael.
The course fee is fixed regardless of how many classes you are able to attend. To ensure that you are able to follow the program and ballroom techniques taught, please make sure you can attend at least 70% of the course.
All courses must be booked and paid for in advance.
Course fees are non-refundable and non-transferable to other courses or classes. Please make sure you can definitely attend most of the sessions to get the most out of the course before signing up.
Absolutely! Individuals are welcome at all courses and workshops, but equal numbers of men and women cannot be guaranteed.
Most of the time, yes. But variety is key to mastering the art of ballroom dancing! During the class you will be asked to switch partners in order to experience dancing the steps you’ve learnt with other people. During the re-cap classes you’ll usually be swapping partners more often. Of course you don’t need a partner to sign up for any of Michael’s courses, individuals are always welcome.
There is no dress code, but smart-casual comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended. You’re welcome to wear dance shoes, but shoes with rubber soles or soft shoes like trainers are not recommended as they can restrict the flow of your movement and make learning the steps more challenging. For more advice on choosing the best Ballroom and Latin shoes, take a look at Michael’s expert video blog below:
Video: How to choose perfect ballroom and latin shoes?
To protect the privacy of other participants, recording the class is not allowed. However, Michael provides an authorised recording of the class for some of the courses in the member’s area for students to watch and remind themselves of the steps.
Michael has plenty of expert dance tips and techniques you can use to help memorise the steps. Authorised recordings of dance classes are posted in the member’s area for students to watch and remind themselves of the steps. You can discover more tips in Michael’s video blog below.
Video: How to memorise dance steps? Tips and techniques.