To ensure the safety, security and safeguarding of children I want to make you aware of the following procedures:-
We allow a short time for late comers before the front door is locked. Once the class commences no-one is allowed to leave the hall without informing the teachers present and we will then unlock the door to whoever wants to leave, it is difficult to keep the continuity of the class at the correct level and distracting for us and also would put us all in a vulnerable position if the doors and being opened and closed during class time. If anyone leaves the hall during the class time, the doors are again locked and not reopened until the class has finished.
If the children require a drink during the class, we insist that they must sit down and not run around the hall carrying their drink. Also no food is allowed in class as it is a choking hazard..
To avoid us being overcrowded with adults we restrict the number to 2 adults per child to attend the class.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter as we all want the best for our children, and it's important we teach and the children enjoy learning and having fun in a safe, happy, friendly, caring and disciplined environment.
A register for each class is maintained by the teacher and attendance records kept for the purpose of health/safety/security.
Please switch off your mobile phone once the class commences.
If you do not want your child included in any photographs or recordings taken by a teacher during class time which may be shown on social media pages please inform us immediately.
Any shows/events etc regarding photographs/recordings a separate notification will be sent by email for your consent or otherwise.
We do not allow photographs or recordings of any kind to be taken by parents, families or friends in all dance classes.
Music and syllabus work is copyright protected.
We do not offer 'trial/taster' classes. We charge only for the 1st lesson which includes insurance during class time and also to give the opportunity to see if the student enjoys and is suited to the class.
Dancing Fees are paid half termly.
In the event of student absence, all lessons have to be paid in full and are non-refundable, we can however offer an alternative class.
Graded Examination classes are charged separately at a nominal fee.
We take pride in the professionalism of the School and we enforce a uniform policy so all our dancers look the same, feel comfortable and the focus is on dancing and learning rather than 'what someone else is wearing'. The uniform complies with our Equal Opportunities/Health/Safety/Safeguarding and Insurance Policies.
The complete uniform and shoes are fitted and purchased from the dancing school at a discounted price.
Please ensure uniform/shoes are labelled.
It is essential that all students are correctly equipped and dressed for class:-
Wearing correct uniform
Bringing correct shoes
Long hair to be tied back preferably in a bun
Short hair also brushed and clipped back of the face
Braids are dangerous so if they have them in their hair they need to be clipped back.
Jewellery and watches to be removed
These rules are for the well being and safety of all the students in class and teachers alike, so we are able to see students are dancing correctly and safely.
Regular attendance is encouraged if students wish to progress and maintain their technique and flexibility.
It will be the Teacher's Professional opinion when students are ready to be moved up a class so they are able to work and enjoy the level required.
We aim to teach all students in a safe, happy, friendly, caring and disciplined environment and we teach to a Professional Code of Conduct and adhere to the Professional Policies and Procedures set by The Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre. Copies are available on request.