The College’s commitment to protecting and respecting your privacy


At The College of Dance we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to or by writing to The College of Dance, St. Catherine’s Sports Centre, Marrowbone Lane, Dublin, D08 W5WC. Alternatively, you can telephone 086 8039 739.

Who are we?

Founded in 1990, The College of Dance is now recognised as Ireland’s premier dance college providing full-time, foundation level, professional dance training. Its’ graduates have gone on to study, and win scholarships to, some of the most prestigious international conservatoires for dance and theatre studies. Graduates can be found working in these fields worldwide.

The College’s two-year course provides an intensive and stimulating education in all aspects of dance studies required by those aiming to pursue a career as a professional dancer. This education is provided in an environment where each student’s talents are nurtured and guided by the faculty, all of whom are experienced working professional dancers and / or choreographers.

The College has a pedigree of success that is second to none, making it the pre-eminent dance educator in Ireland. Entry is by audition only with only the most talented and committed accepted to undergo comprehensive training in Classical Ballet, Pointe work, Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Tap, Pilates and Vocal Studies. Lectures in Dance History, Anatomy and Nutrition are also an integral part of the curriculum.

How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you complete the contact form, when you register for an intensive or when you engage with other forms within our site.
What type of information is collected from you?

The personal information we collect might include your name, email address, phone number, IP address, information regarding what pages are accessed and when and information provided when completing a form.

Use of ‘cookies’

Like many other websites, the College of Dance website uses cookies. ‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. The storing of this information helps us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service.

It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. For more information on how to switch off cookies on your computer see online advice.

Main Cookies used on our site

Google Analytics

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited For more information on Google Analytic’s privacy policy visit here –

Google Maps

These are Google Maps third party cookies, which are unique identifiers to allow traffic analysis to Google Maps.

How is your information used?

We may use your information to:

  • Contact you regarding queries raised in contact forms.
  • Deal with entries into a competition.
  • Notify you of changes to our services.
  • Send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you.
  • Process summer intensive, Easter intensive, diploma course or transition year program applications.

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.

Who has access to your information?

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.

We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

Third-Party Service Providers working on our behalf: We may pass your information to our third-party service providers, agents subcontractors and other associated organisations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf.

However, when we use third-party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. Please be reassured that we will not release your information to third parties beyond the company for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes, unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.

We may transfer your personal information to a third party as part of a sale of some or all of our business and assets to any third party or as part of any business restructuring or reorganisation, or if we’re under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation or to enforce or apply our terms of use or to protect the rights, property or safety of our supporters and Students. However, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected.

Your choices

You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive direct marketing communications from us about College services, then you can select your choices by ticking the relevant boxes situated on the form on which we collect your information.

You can change your marketing preferences at any time by completing the opt out form on any marketing emails we’ve sent you or by telephone on 086 8039 739.

How you can access and update your information?

The accuracy of your information is important to us. You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you so that you can ensure its accuracy. You can do this by the following methods:

By email:
By Phone: 086 8039 739
In writing: The College of Dance, St. Catherine’s Sports Centre, Marrowbone Lane, Dublin, D08 W5WC.

Right to erasure

You also have the right to request that all personal data store by the College of Dance is erased where there is no legitimate or legal reason for the College of Dance to maintain the records, for example where GDPR laws are super-ceded by other laws governing the data. If you would like us to erase your data please email admin@collegeofdance with your request.

Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information.

When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely. Our website includes Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 128 Bit encryption software to help secure any data transmitted. Some sections of the site for transmitting non-sensitive data are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.


We may analyse your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you with information relevant to you. We may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively. We may also use your personal information to detect and reduce fraud and credit risk.
Links to other websites.

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third-party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third-party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.

16 or Under

We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.

Review of this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in June 2019.





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College of Dance is the registered business name of The John Regan College of Dance Ltd., a Company Limited by Guarantee, Incorporated in Ireland.

Directors: Matthew Duffy (Secretary), Suzanne Binley & Cary Posavitz
Registered Office: 10 Ramleh Villas, Milltown Road, Milltown, Dublin 6. Company Registration No.: 329107.

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