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Brighton based dance school offering Ballet, Tap. Modern Theatre & Jazz classes from pre-school to adult!

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07709 324160 ~ danceartstudio@ntlworld.com

ADVERSE WEATHER DISCLAIMER

 

Dance Art Studio recognises that adverse weather conditions may make travelling to dance lessons problematic on some occasions. However, while the Dance School is committed to protecting the health and safety of its staff and pupils, it must ensure that disruption caused to its classes remains minimal. It is therefore expected that staff and pupils will make every reasonable effort, taking into account issues of personal safety, to attend lessons during adverse weather conditions. In cases where weather conditions prohibit driving or the use of public transport, staff and pupils should consider walking to lessons, where it is reasonably practicable to do so and bearing in mind issues of personal safety.

 

Dance Art Studio will make every effort to remain open unless weather conditions make it impossible to do so safely. In the case that the Dance School does need to close due to adverse weather, updates will be posted on Social Media. Unfortunately, Dance Art Studio will not refund lessons cancelled due to this type of closure. The Dance School will not take responsibility for any injury caused to staff or pupils travelling to lessons when the weather is bad, and will aim to remain open unless it is completely unsafe to do so.

 

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR DANCERS

Dance Art Studio is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all dancers and staff/ volunteers associated with the school. To ensure the effective running of Dance Art Studio and to protect all individuals connected with the school it is important that the following codes of conduct are read, respected and adhered to at all times:

 

• Dancers must participate within the school rules and respect all the teachers/staff and their decisions.

• Dancers must respect their fellow school pupils/students.

• Dancers must arrive for training on time or inform the Dance Teacher if they are going to be late.

• Dancers must not distract, bully or harass other pupils/students during the class.

• Dancers must not use bad language.

• Dancers must be polite and display good manners at all times.

• Dancers must treat all equipment with respect.

• Dancers must wear the Dance Art School uniform for classes.

• All body jewellery must be removed.

• Long hair must be tied back.

• Food, drink and chewing gum are strictly prohibited in the hall/gym (dancers may bring a sealed drinking bottle in the hall/gym but it must only contain water and must have the dancer’s name on).

• All litter must be placed in the bins provided.

• Please leave all valuables at home – Dance Art Studio will not be held responsible for the loss of any items.

• Mobile phones and other electronic devices must be switched off in the hall/gym.

• Dancers must inform the Dance Teacher before the warm up begins if they have an injury or illness.

• Dancers must inform their teacher immediately if they begin to feel ill or sustain an injury during the class.

• Dancers must remain with teachers at the end of the class until they are safely collected by their parent or guardian.

• FINALLY ALL DANCERS MUST ENTER THE CLASS WITH A SMILE AND HAVE FUN!!  

 

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE

• Dancers that breach the code of conduct will first of all be reminded of the rules.

• Repeatedly breaching the code of conduct may result in separation from other pupils/students (dancer will be made to sit out).

• Continuous breach of the code of conduct will result in the parents being informed at the end of the class by the Dance Teacher to discuss the situation. If there is no improvement, then parents will be contacted by the Dance Teacher and they will be invited to discuss the future behaviour of their child and agree joint strategies for monitoring. In extreme cases where physical violence, verbal abuse or intentional damage to property is involved, the sequence of actions outlined above will be by-passed and the Dance Teacher will contact the parents as a first step. Exclusion of the child from the school may be considered.

 

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PARENTS / GUARDIANS

Dance Art Studio is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all dancers, members and staff associated with the school. To ensure the effective running of Dance Art Studio and to protect all individuals connected with the school it is important that the following codes of conduct are read, respected and adhered to at all times:

 

 

 

 

• Encourage your child to learn the rules and perform within them.

• Arrive with plenty of time to get your child ready for their class and ensure they have been to the toilet before the session begins - Always inform the Dance Teacher if you are going to be late.

• Always ensure your child is dressed appropriately and in the School Uniform with long hair tied up and make sure they have had plenty to drink.

• No Parent/Guardian will be allowed in to the hall/studio during classes.

• Discourage challenging and inappropriate conduct towards teachers and other dancers.

• Help your child to recognise good performance and progression.

• Be realistic with regard to their ability and do not set expectations too high - It can be very damaging for children if they feel they are falling short of their parents’ expectations.

• Discourage comparison against other dancers - Each dancer is an individual with different goals and objectives and they must be praised on their own personal achievement.

• Never force your child to take part - Children must participate in dancing for their own pleasure and enjoyment not their parent's.

• Set a good example within the dancer’s environment by recognising good sportsmanship and applauding good performances of all.

• Never punish or belittle a child for poor performance or making mistakes. It is through mistakes that performers learn and develop as a dancer.

• Use correct and proper language at all times.

• Encourage and guide your child to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour.

• Keep the Dance Teacher informed if your child is ill or unable to attend classes.

• Endeavour to establish good communications with the school, teachers and staff for the benefit of all.

• Never challenge or threaten a teacher or member of the Dance Art Studio team. Any concerns must follow the approved channels as outlined in the complaints and grievance procedure.

• Do not raise issues of disagreement publicly.

• Always collect your child promptly at the end of a class.

• All fees must be paid on time otherwise your child may risk losing their place in the class.

• Always support your child's involvement and help them to enjoy their sport.  

Please understand that breach of this code of conduct may have repercussions and in extreme cases may result in your child/children losing their place at the school.

 

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR TEACHERS / STAFF

Dance Art Studio is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all dancers, members and staff associated with the school. To ensure the effective running of Dance Art Studio and to protect all individuals connected with the school it is important that the following codes of conduct are read, respected and adhered to at all times:

 

• Always consider the well-being and safety of dancers before the development of performance.

• Develop an appropriate working relationship with dancers, based on mutual trust and respect - Never abuse your authority or power as a teacher.  

• Always work within the boundaries of your qualification.

• You must ensure you have valid insurance cover and a valid DBS (previously CRB).

• Ensure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of the dancers.

• Treat every dancer as an individual and set realistic goals and targets that are obtainable - Unrealistic goal setting can have damaging effects on a dancer.

• Always promote the positive aspects of the sport - Dancing should be fun for all so provide plenty of encouragement and create a positive and enjoyable experience for all.  

• Never punish or demean a child for losing or making mistakes. It is through mistakes that performers learn and develop as a dancer.

• Display consistently high standards of behaviour, language and appearance.  

• You must never be under the influence of alcohol while dancers are in your care.  

• Dance Art Studio will not condone the use of illegal substances.

• Follow all guidelines laid down by Dance Art Studio.  

• Do not exert undue pressure on performers to obtain personal benefit or reward.  

• Encourage participants to value their performances and progressions.  

• Encourage dancers to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour.  

• Mobile phones must not be used in the hall/gym (unless you are the Teacher and it is the emergency contact number communicated to parents / guardians – in this instance it should only be used in case of emergency and not for personal use).  

• Jewellery must not be worn to dance classes.

• Food and drink must not be consumed in the hall/gym (you may bring a sealed drinking bottle in the hall/gym but it must only contain water).  

• Always report any incidents, referrals or disclosures immediately, following the appropriate guidelines set out in the Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy.

• Make sure that confidential information is not divulged unless with the express approval of the individual concerned.

• Always remain upbeat and positive while teaching and never sit down on the job.

Breaching the code of conduct will lead to disciplinary action and in extreme cases will result in loss of employment/exclusion from the school.

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