Privacy Policy

Welcome to the Drapers Dance Privacy Policy.

Drapers Dance respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This Privacy Policy will tell you how we look after your personal data and inform you of your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

Drapers Dance is committed to process any personal information it holds only in ways that are fair, transparently and meet its legal obligations, in other words, in accordance with the Data Protection Act and its successor the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Drapers Dance will take particular care over email addresses which in addition to the GDPR are subject to the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations (PECR).


Data protection principles

The legislation sets out various data protection principles. These include that personal information is:

  • used fairly and lawfully
  • used for limited, specifically stated purposes
  • used in a way that is adequate, relevant and not excessive accurate
  • kept for no longer than is absolutely necessary
  • kept safe and secure
  • not transferred outside the European Economic Area without adequate protection


Your rights

The legislation conveys various individual rights. These include the following:

  • The right to be informed
  • The right of access
  • The right to rectification
  • The right to erase
  • The right to restrict processing
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to object
  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.

You can read more about your rights at



This Privacy Policy aims to give you information on how Drapers Dance collects and processes your personal data.
It is important that you read this Privacy Policy together with any other privacy notice on our website from time to time so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data.



Drapers Dance is the controller and responsible for your personal data (collectively referred to as, “we”, “us” or “our” in this Privacy Policy).
We have appointed a data protection lead (DPL) who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact us at and state that your query is for the attention of the DPL.



Our full details are:
Full name of legal entity: Drapers Dance, a limited company with registered number 9299900. Drapers Dance is registered, and operates, in the United Kingdom.
Postal address: Drapers Dance, Drapers Dance Centre, High Street, Beighton, Sheffield, S20 1ED



We may need to update this Policy at any time and without notice and where we do this we will notify you by emailing our customers. This Policy was last updated on 25th May 2018.
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and up to date. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.



Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

We collect contact details of members including name, address, telephone number and email address in order to provide services relating to dance classes. This includes, but is not limited to, administration of joining and renewals, hosting and organising events, providing access to examination services, entering students for competitions and communicating important relevant timetable changes.

Parental contact details are collected for minors, and necessary medical details may need to be shared with us to ensure a child’s safety.
As an employer Drapers Dance is required to hold data on its employees: names, addresses, email addresses, DOB, NI and bank details. This is also required for Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS).



You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you or by contacting us at any time.
Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of a membership subscription or class sign up, or related correspondence, and we will continue to process such data in accordance with this Privacy Policy and only ever as permitted by law.



We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.



We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements. For example, reports made of any accident or dangerous occurrence will be kept for three years form the date they are logged in accordance with the laws stated in The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR).



Under certain circumstances, you have rights under UK data protection laws in relation to your personal data.

You have the right to:

Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.

Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of thenew data you provide to us.

Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it for example where you consider that we do not need it any longer for the purposes for which we originally collected it as explained to you in this Privacy Policy, where you have withdrawn your consent to our using it and we had relied on that consent according to this Policy, where you consider that we cannot show a ‘legitimate interest’ in continuing to process it and we have relied on that legitimate interest to process it as explained to you in this Policy . You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.

Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.
Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.

Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.
Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent.
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us, marking your query for the attention of the DPL.



You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.



We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.


We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.


Dance Teacher
Ella started dancing from a young age at Drapers, and competed in Ballroom and Latin American before being drawn to freestyle and street. Having a real family connection to the school as we have taught her parents and all her siblings, it’s just meant to be that she’s our head of freestyle nowadays! But don’t be deceived, she’ll be just as quick to fix your cha cha – and definitely one of our all rounders.


Dance Teacher
Ella started dancing from a young age at Drapers, and competed in Ballroom and Latin American before being drawn to freestyle and street. Having a real family connection to the school as we have taught her parents and all her siblings, it’s just meant to be that she’s our head of freestyle nowadays! But don’t be deceived, she’ll be just as quick to fix your cha cha – and definitely one of our all rounders.


Dance Teacher
Joanne brings years of experience as a past competitor, plus many years teaching. Add to that she’s a mum of two, she’s brilliant in our children’s classes as well as keeping an eye on the adults. A very versatile teacher, Joanne is much loved by our Mini Groovers, through to top level British Juvenile team members.
joanne dancing teacher


Respected and renowned in the world of Ballroom, Scott has a knack of putting people at ease with his friendly approach. He understands the need to alter his teaching approach for different ability levels, and enjoys taking a beginner class just as much as coaching high level competitive dancers. Laughter is a common sound to come from his classes, but it’s not all fun and games – Scott’s methodical approach ensures his pupils get through all the steps.
scott dancing teacher


Fun and lively, Hayley organises the diary, events, deals with our pupils needs and sees that the centre runs smoothly. She makes it her job to know every pupil personally, and teaches a range of classes from beginners and children’s to advanced and fitness, as well as professional competitors. Her attention to detail (and eyes in the back of her head!) mean you’ll receive a top level of tuition.
hayley dancing teacher


Dance Teacher
The newest addition to the teaching team Caroline came to Drapers in 2019 and has infected so many with her bubbly personality since! Always smiling and positive it’s easy to miss that behind the scenes she is working incredibly hard on her own dancing, being one of this countries top ballroom competitors. Coming from a family of dancers and trained in sequence as well as ballroom you’ll find Caroline in children’s and adult classes as well as being available for private lessons.
caroline dancing teacher


Dance Teacher
Kay started dancing at Drapers at just 3 years old. She continued to study at Drapers before gaining a degree in Dance at University, and came back to teach for us shortly afterwards. Our most all round teacher Kay is the Queen of Qualifications! She heads up Musical Theatre, as well as being a great Ballroom, Latin and Commercial teacher.
kay dancing teacher


Dance Teacher
Melissa also learnt to dance at Drapers from a young age. Starting out as a quiet child in classes she soon shone as a very capable young dancer. Put together years of training with a great mind for teaching and a lovely way with people and Melissa has spent the last few years proving herself as one of the most popular teachers on our team! Approachable, relaxed and so very patient, Melissa will be on hand to save the day (or dance).
melissa dancing teacher


Dance Teacher
Siobhan danced at Drapers from a young age and qualified as a dance teacher whilst still in her teens. After a break and becoming and mum, Siobhan rejoined the team in 2014. Well liked amongst pupils over all three of our sites, it is often said she can be heard calling out the steps from one venue to another! Always smiling, she’ll work her magic and make sure you have a great time.
siobhan dancing teacher


Dance Teacher
Alysia has danced all her life and still actively trains and competes with dance partner Vaclav. Starting at Drapers Dance at a young age Alysia had been a part of the school for many years, until she headed off to Uni to follow her talented brains (she’s our little brainbox) as well as her talented feet (dancing for and now running the University Dancesport Team). Alysia came back to Drapers after a return to Yorkshire a few years ago, and now teaches with us full time.