Welcome to Danscentre

Danscentre was founded by Karen Berry in 1987 and Michelle Whyte became a partner in 2008. Based in Aberdeen, it is one of North East Scotland's leading dance education centres. Dance, fitness, fun and the widest range of dance training in the North East. Find us at our main hub on Hutcheon St Aberdeen or our 7 venues across the City and Shire. Whether it’s a ballet class, hip hop for you trendy street dancers or a pre-school class for your twirling tot, you’ll find it here.

With expert tuition from RAD, ISTD and SQA qualified teachers, Danscentre offers a truly comprehensive dance training for all ages and abilities.

What We Do

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Danscentre Privacy Notice

This privacy notice is in place to inform our customers how Danscentre use and protect their personal data. Danscentre is committed to protecting your (including your dependants’) personal information. We are committed to providing a safe environment for all our customers, employees, casual and freelance workers and everybody who comes into contact with us, both physically and virtually (online). This Privacy notice relates to the use of any personal information provided to us online or via application forms, telephone, email exchange, letters or correspondence.

Who we are

Danscentre acts as the data controller for the purpose of Data Protection Law.
Registered Address:
89-91 Hutcheon Street
AB25 3RS

When do we collect personal data?

The term ‘personal data’ is any information relating to an identified or identifiable living individual.
When you participate in or sign up to any of the Danscentre classes, activities or workshops we may collect and store personal information about you.

We may collect personal data when you:

• Complete an enquiry form on the website
• Enrol in a Danscentre class or workshop
• Contact us via Facebook
• Respond to a survey or online form
• Visit us and/or speak to a member of staff or a volunteer

What personal data do we collect?

The type of information we collect depends on the reason for your relationship with us.

We may collect and hold:

• Your full name
• Your contact information including email address, telephone number and postal address
• Your contact preferences
• Medical information relating to your pupils if the parent/guardian considers it necessary to disclose in order for safe and effective dance training.
• Financial information
• Invoice and payment history
• Demographic information
• Other information relating to surveys or feedback
• Pupil information including photographic images taken during your training here at Danscentre

We do not collect special category personal data from our customers relating to their health, race, religious beliefs and political opinions unless there is a clear reason for doing so, such as providing additional access requirements at an event, course or performance. We only use this information to ensure we provide the best possible level of service and enable you to continue engaging with us.

Depending on your settings or privacy policies for social media like Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram or Twitter, you may give us permission to access information from those accounts or services.

How we may use your personal data

We always endeavour to be fair and transparent with how we use your information and ensure at all times that your information is protected.

The personal data you provide may be used:

• To provide a service or fulfil a purchase
• To process payments by debit/credit card or by setting up direct debits
• To invite you to participate in relevant surveys
• For marketing purposes when specific consent has been given
• To better understand your preferences in order to tailor our communications to suit your interests
• To analyse and improve the services we may provide
• For security purposes
• To act in accordance with the School’s Child Protection Policy

We will not hold more information than required and will ensure all personal data held is kept up to date and used only for its specific purpose(s) outlined in the policy. The retention policy will vary according to the purpose and may be contingent on circumstances when required to keep the data on the grounds of legal obligation and legitimate interest.

We will not sell, rent, trade or distribute your personal data to any third parties for marketing purposes unless we have received your prior permission to do so. Data may be shared with trusted service providers who are authorised to act on the School’s behalf and have entered into data processing agreements with us. These services may include payment processing, event ticketing, database services, examination awarding bodies, website hosting and email delivery services. In these circumstances your data will only be used for the agreed purpose relating to the service that they are providing. We do not transfer any personal data to countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).

Legitimate interest

We may occasionally hold or use personal data on the grounds of ‘legitimate interest’. In broadest terms, this means that we can process personal information if we have a genuine and legitimate reason and we are not harming any of your rights and interests.

Before using this basis, we carefully consider and balance any potential impact on you and your rights.

How we protect your personal data

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any personal information retained is kept confidential and stored in a secure, password protected, database that is only accessible by relevant members of staff.

We will take appropriate technical and organisational steps to ensure the security of personal data about individuals, including policies around use of technology and devices, and access to School systems. All staff are aware of the privacy policy and their duties under Data Protection Law and continue to receive relevant training.

Your rights

Wherever you are asked to submit personal data there will be an option for you to select the type of communications you wish to receive. You have the right to update your preferences at any time by contacting us at enquiries@danscentre.com

The accuracy of your personal data is important to us and you have the right to update the personal data that we hold. Please help us keep our records up to date by notifying us when your personal data changes.

If you ask for your data to be removed, we will keep the minimum amount of information to ensure we adhere to your request. Please note however that we may have a lawful reason to hold or use the personal data in question which does not require consent.

You have the right to ask us not to hold or use your personal data however this does mean we may not be able to provide you with the full range of services that are offered.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, or after 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to request full details of your personal data that is held by us. To make this request please contact michelle@danscentre.com, including a description of the information you would like to see together with proof of identity.

This notice

We will update this notice from time to time. Any substantial changes that affect your rights will be provided to you directly as far as is reasonably practicable.


Danscentre Website T & C's

Website Terms and Conditions of Use

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern Danscentre’s relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.

Danscentre or us/ we/ our refers to the owner of the website.

The term you refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:
The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
This website uses cookies to monitor browsing preferences. See our Privacy Policy for details.
Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose.
You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.

All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.

Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

From time to time, this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the linked website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).

Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of Scotland. By using this website you accept the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts in relation to any dispute arising from your use