Dronfield Gymnastics Academy (DGA) 

Dronfield Gymnastics Academy (DGA)

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Frequently Asked Questions

WHERE IS DGA?

Our address is Unit 12, Hunter Park, Callywhite Lane, Dronfield, S18 2XR. Please park considerately in front of our unit only.


WHAT DOES MY CHILD NEED TO WEAR AND BRING?

Children should wear a leotard if they have one, if not PE type kit such as shorts and a t-shirt. All participants should have bare feet, long hair tied back and any jewellery should be removed. They will need to bring a still drink in a sports bottle.


HOW DO PAYMENTS WORK?

All payments are made via our administration system LoveAdmin. You will receive an email notification on the 1st of each month requesting payments to be made and instructions on how to do this. Payments are made in monthly blocks and must be made without delay. The easiest way is to set up a direct debit.


WHEN IS DGA CLOSED?

We are open throughout all school and bank holidays and only close for 2weeks at Christmas. Preschool classes are term time only and you will be notified of the dates of each term in advance.


WHAT IS BRITISH GYMNASTICS MEMBERSHIP?

You will need to register your child with British Gymnastics by visiting the British Gymnastics website https://www.british-gymnastics.org and clicking on join here. Membership is your child’s insurance and without it they cannot participate. There is an annual fee of £19 for Bronze membership paid upon joining and then annually in September.


WHAT IS CLUB MEMBERSHIP?

Club membership is an annual fee of £25 paid upon joining and then annually in September. This is paid directly to the club and covers the club membership fees, coaches’ insurance fees, DBS checks, child protection and first aid qualifications.


CAN PARENTS STAY TO WATCH CLASSES?

We have a dedicated viewing gallery for parents to watch classes from upstairs should they wish or you can drop your child off and pick them up again at the end of class. Parents are not permitted to enter the gym itself except for Preschool classes where parents are actively encouraged to be involved with classes.


WHAT IS ‘LOVE GYMNASTICS’?

‘Love Gymnastics’ is an app that you can download from your app store. Once you have logged in using your email address and password you will be able to do lots of things such as manage your payments, book onto club events, see photos and videos of your child in action at the club (subject to permissions being granted), monitor their progress through the British Gymnastics Proficiency Scheme and pay for their awards.


WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CONTACT DGA?

You can speak to your child’s coach directly at the end of a class for feedback on their behaviour, progress etc…with consideration to the subsequent classes that they teach. For all other enquiries please email dronfieldgymnasticsacademy@hotmail.co.uk. If you have a serious concern please contact our dedicated team of club welfare officers at dgawelfare@gmail.com.


HOW WILL DGA CONTACT ME?

We will always contact you via email unless it is an emergency when we may call you or leave a message. Make sure that your email address is up to date on our system and always check your junk box to make sure you don’t miss any vital information we send out.


WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION SHOULD I NEED IT?

The club website would be your first port of call www.dronfieldgymnasticsacademy.co.uk. This is where you can find our full class timetable, prices, a list of club coaches along with their qualifications and most importantly all of our club policies and procedures. Make sure you read these at your convenience so that you know what to expect of the club and what we expect from you and your child.

You can also follow us on social media, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, to keep up to date with the latest events and achievements of our members.


HOW DO I CANCEL MY MEMBERSHIP?

If you wish to cancel your membership with us, we ask that you provide us with two weeks’ notice in writing. If you do not let us know that you wish to leave you may incur further charges.