STUDIO SIX


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Dance Lessons & Exams
BTDA registered dance school in Folkestone
  • Studio Rules

ABSENCE

AT STUDIO SIX WE EXPECT STUDENTS TO ATTEND OUR CLASSES REGULARLY AND BE COMMITTED. STUDENTS ARE PLACED IN CLASSES ACCORDING TO THEIR AGE AND ABILITY. REPETITION AND CONSISTENCY ARE ESSENTIAL TO THEIR TRAINING. PLEASE NOTIFY YOUR TEACHER IF YOUR CHILD IS GOING TO BE ABSENT FROM CLASS. FEES WILL NOT BE REFUNDED DUE TO ILLNESS, BAD WEATHER OR HOLIDAYS.

/IF YOU/YOUR CHILD GETS INTO A LOCAL OR PROFESSIONAL SHOW/JOB YOU WILL STILL BE EXPECTED TO PAY FULL TERM FEES TO SECURE YOUR PLACE AT STUDIO SIX

STUDIO SIX WILL ALWAYS ENDEAVOUR TO STAY OPEN DURING CASES OF BAD WEATHER BUT UNDERSTANDS THAT PARENT/CARERS MAY CHOOSE TO KEEP THEIR CHILD AT HOME.

IF STUDIO SIX IS REQUIRED TO CLOSE DUE TO ANY CIRCUMSTANCES THAT ARE BEYOND OUR CONTROL THEN TERM FEES WILL NOT BE REFUNDED (IF A TEACHER CANCELS INDIVIDUAL CLASSES FOR THEIR OWN PERSONAL REASONS THEY WILL EMPLOY SOMEONE TO COVER OR REFUND THE FEES FOR THAT CLASS)

FEES

STUDIO SIX OPERATES A ‘PRE PAY PER HALF TERM’ POLICY AND ALL FEES SHOULD BE PAID TO YOUR TEACHER DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF EVERY HALF TERM. A 20% CHARGE WILL BE ADDED PER WEEK IF FEES ARE NOT PAID AND YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLASS UNTIL OUTSTANDING FEES ARE SETTLED.

PLEASE CONTACT  LAURA or ROXY  IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS MAKING PAYMENT AND WE CAN DISCUSS AN ARRANGEMENT. DO NOT JUST SEND YOUR CHILD INTO THE CLASS.

BEHAVIOUR

STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO BEHAVE APPROPRIATELY IN CLASS AND ON THE SCHOOLS PREMISES. CORRECT UNIFORM IS TO BE WORN IN CLASSES, NO PHONES.CHEWING GUM OR JEWELLERY PERMITTED. WE DO NOT OWN OUR PREMISES; THEY ARE HIRED SO PLEASE RESPECT THE PROPERTY. PLEASE REFRAIN FROM LEAVING RUBBISH AND PERSONAL PROPERTY IN THE BUILDING. PLEASE USE APPROPRIATE LANGUAGE WHILST ON THE PREMISES AND RESPECT THE NEIGHBOURS BY KEEPING THE NOISE LEVELS DOWN WHEN ENTERING AND EXITING.

BULLYING

STUDIO SIX OPERATES A STRICT NO BULLYING POLICY. ANY FORM OF BULLYING FROM STUDENTS OR FROM PARENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED OR CONDONED AND YOU/YOUR CHILD WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE.

EXAMS/SHOW

STUDIO SIX HOLDS 2 EXAM SESSIONS PER YEAR AND A SHOW AT THE LEAS CLIFF HALL FOLKESTONE. DURING THESE TERMS A LOT OF INFO REGARDING UNIFORM, COSTUMES, FEES, TICKETS ETC IS GIVEN OUT VIA LETTERS TO YOUR CHILD AT THE END OF CLASSES. PLEASE ENSURE YOU CHECK YOUR CHILDS BAG FOR THESE AND READ THEM!! WE TRY TO BE AS CLEAR AS POSSIBLE BUT IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF ANYTHING PLEASE TRY AND ADDRESS THE ISSUE BEFORE THE EXAM/SHOW DAY. UNIFORM LIST FOR EXAMS IS SHOWN CLEARLY ON OUR NOTICEBOARD AND EXAM TIMETABLES WILL BE DISPLAYED ON THERE AT LEAST 7 DAYS PRIOR TO AN EXAM SESSION.

OBSERVING CLASSES

WHILST STUDIO SIX WELCOMES PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT IN THE STUDIO, WE CANNOT ALLOW FRIENDS OR RELATIVES TO OBSERVE ANY CLASSES. THIS IS TO PROTECT THE SAFETY OF THE CHILDREN WE TEACH. IT CAN ALSO BE HIGHLY DISRUPTIVE TO THE OTHER STUDENTS HAVING A STRANGER IN THE CLASS. FEEL FREE TO CONTACT THE CLASS TEACHER TO DISCUSS THIS. ALL ADULTS THAT WORK WITH YOUR CHILDREN ARE DBS (FORMALLY CRB) CHECKED AND APPROVED BY THE BRITISH THEATRE DANCE ASSOCIATION. WHEN PUTTING ON SHOWS WE EMPLOY CHAPERONES LICENCED BY THE LOCAL COUNCIL.

TROUPES

IF YOUR CHILD IS IN A TROUPE AND ATTENDS ANOTHER THEATRE OR DANCE GROUP YOU MUST BE TOTALLY COMMITTED TO THE STUDIO SIX TROUPE AND OUR REHEARSALS MUST TAKE PRIORITY. IF YOU CANNOT COMMIT TO CLASSES AND PERFORMANCES AS WELL AS THE EXTRA EVENTS WE ENTER, THEN PLEASE DO NOT AUDITION. WE WILL REMOVE STUDENTS FROM TROUPES DUE TO LACK OF COMMITMENT IF NECESSARY. TROUPE MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND CLASSES IN MODERN/JAZZ AND ANOTHER GENRE (TAP/BALLET) PLEASE BE REMINDED THERE IS ADDITIONAL COSTUME/CLASS/TRAVEL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH BEING PART OF A TROUPE

COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE

IF YOU WISH TO SPEAK TO A TEACHER OR HAVE ANY CONCERNS PLEASE CONTACT US TO ARRANGE A CONVENIENT TIME. WE RUN OUR CLASSES BACK TO BACK SO ARE NOT ALWAYS AVAILABLE INBETWEEN CLASSES. PLEASE DO NOT JUST WALK INTO THE STUDIO DURING A CLASS.

GDPR

DATA ON STUDENTS IS SHARED WITH THE BTDA FOR PURPOSES OF ENTERING EXAMS, AND WITH THE LOCAL COUNCIL IN ORDER TO LICENCE CHILDREN TO PERFORM IN OUR ANNUAL SHOW/PERFORMANCES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. THIS IS A LEGAL REQUIREMENT. DATA IN THE FORM OF PHOTOGRAPHY/FILMED FOOTAGE IS RETAINED BY STUDIO SIX AND MAY BE USED ON PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL (NEWSPAPERS AND SOCIAL MEDIA) BY TAKING PART IN PERFORMANCES YOU AGREE THAT YOUR/YOUR CHILDS IMAGE MAY BE USED. PAPER REGISTRATION FORMS  WILL BE DESTROYED UPON LEAVING STUDIO SIX

LAURA AND ROXY ARE AVAILABLE TO CONTACT BY PHONE DURING THE WEEK 9am-8pm OUTSIDE OF LESSON TIMES. PREFERRED CONTACT METHOD IS TEXT/PRIVATE MESSAGE AND TEACHERS WILL RESPOND AT THEIR EARLIEST CONVENIENCE. PLEASE DO NOT BE OFFENDED IF RESPONSE IS NOT IMMEDIATE

Additional 29/3/20

– parents/students must register with Zoom and ensure they are familiar with it!
– Parents/carers must understand and agree that your child may be seen by other parents during class time although parents should set screen to see teacher only to make it easier to follow instructions
– It is parent/carers responsibility to ensure a safe working space. Make sure there is room to move (including floor work) and that there are no obstacles/obstructions. You don’t need loads and loads of space I have been teaching in my small living room.
– It is parent/carers responsibility to ensure they have sufficient internet connection to participate
– Students that have entered exams should  definitely join online classes in order to maintain technique and memory of syllabus
-students who are in troupes will be expected to continue their training as events and comps are coming up
– Parent/carer is responsible for supervising child during classes.
– Parents understand that Students take part at their own risk
– Studio Six cannot be responsible for technical difficulties out of our control
– Parent/student is responsible for ensuring they are ready to participate at the class time
– Absolutely no recording of the class is permitted (of teacher or other students that you can see on screen )- happy for you to film yourselves for practice purposes of course.

By signing up to zoom you agree to all the above

 

ALL PARENTS (STUDENTS IF 18+) MUST COMPLETE AND SIGN A REGISTRATION AND DECLARATION FORM STATING THAT THEY HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THE RULES AND POLICIES