How do I pay for D.P Gymnactics classes?
You can pay for your class by cash, card, bank transfer or Via your members account pay subs online. If the office is unattended please call back at the end of class when a member of staff can help you.
What should my child wear for class?
Boys or Girls may wear tucked in T-shirt,Shorts, tracksuits leggings OR Leotards for Girls. NO chewing gum or dangling jewelry. Hair should be pulled neatly and securely away from the face so that is stays up for the entire workout. Girls should not wear bows or other large hair ornaments that may cause discomfort during activity. Personal items should be left in cubby holes. Jewelry should not be worn during classes. PLEASE LEAVE JEWELRY ARTICLES AT HOME. This facility's staff will not be responsible for ANY items that may be lost or stolen. Be sure your student's personal items are marked with their name.
Are your classes insured?
All Gymnasts have personal accident cover whilst in the gym which is provided through Gymnastics Ireland.
What are your term dates?
You can find all our term details on our Current Term Details page under the classes tab. Our Terms usually run in blocks for 13 weeks.
What is your discipline policy?
Whilst your child is in the gym their safety is our responsibility. The gym is a fun place but can also be a hazardous one if children do not follow their coaches instructions. Therefore if we encounter bad behaviuor we have a 3 warnings system, your child will receive a warning and will be told why they are receiving it. If they get 2 more subsequent warnings they will be put on the time-out square for a few minutes. We have zero tolerance for physical violence and should there be any your child will be placed immediately on the time-out square and we will notify of the behaviour at the end of class. When joining DP you automatically agree to this form of discipline.
What happens if I miss a class?
Because of our strict student to teacher ratio and our growing number of members. Unfortunately any missed classes will not result in make-up classes, prorated tuition or refunds. No refunds will be applied for any missed classes or any missed classes due to personal scheduled holidays.
Classes may only be credited to your account if your child has an injury/illness this is providing you present a doctor's note to declare this information to the office. If you do not provide a doctor's note no classes will be credited to your account.
What are your policies and Procedures?
Our policies and Procedures can be viewed by clicking on the PDF below.
Are your teachers qualified?
All of our coaches are fully qualify through the Gymnastics Ireland Coaching Structure. We also run a Coach in Training Program for anyone 12yrs and over.
Do I need to stay with my child?
In the Parent and Toddler class (2 – 3years) the parent is actively involved in the class and must stay with their child throughout each session.
In the Pre-school classes aged 3 – 6 years class the child works independently and parents/guardians must leave the hall during the class, however they can stay within the centre and watch from the parents area if they wish.
Can we still join your classes after the term has started?
Yes you can join our classes mid-term if we have availability and you will be charged fees just for the remaining weeks, however Gymnastics Ireland membership must still be paid regardless of joining date.
Can parents watch?
We have a parents viewing area where parents can sit and watch class. We ask parents that no matter your childs level of ability you always provide positive encouragement after their class. If your presence in the parents area is distracting your child we may ask you to pop back at the end of class.
What is your ratio of children to coaches?
We always strive to keep our groups at a maximum of 10 children to one coach or 8 for our younger members.
What is your bullying policy?
We have a zero tolerance policy for bullying. If we encounter any issues we will engage parents of gymnasts through our Childrens Officer. As a members of Gymnastics Ireland we follow the guidelines and policies set out by them. Further details can be found under the Policy and Welfare Section of their website.
Should I inform the gym if my child has any special needs ?
It is very important that we know if your child has any special needs such as a physical disability or behavioural such as ADHD etc. This gives your child the best opportunity to have a happy, succesful gym session as coaches can cater to their needs.