All of our policies can be viewed and downloaded using the links at the bottom of this page.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
At Dani Grant School of Dance, we comply with the Code of Professional Conduct for Dance Teachers prepared by the Council of Dance Education and Training to guide teachers about good practice. It is endorsed by dance teaching societies in its membership.
A teacher should:
Behave with integrity in all professional and business relationships. Integrity implies not merely honesty but fair dealing, courtesy and consideration.
Strive for objectivity in all professional and business judgements
Not accept a teaching post or undertake work for which he or she is not competent or qualified.
Carry out his or her professional work with due skill, care and proper regard for the technical and professional standards expected of him or her.
A teacher should:
Uphold and enhance the good standard and reputation of the profession.
Work in a collaborative and co-operative manner with other dance professionals and organisations.
Not attempt to influence any examiner at any examination or a judge at a competition.
Not discuss the merits or otherwise of competitors when acting as an adjudicator at any competition.
A teacher should:
Work in an open and co-operative manner with students and their families.
Ensure that students are not discriminated against on the grounds of sex, race, colour, religion, disability, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.
A teacher should:
Acknowledge any limitations in his/her knowledge and competency and take steps to practice in a fully skilled manner.
Assist professional colleagues, in the context of his or her own knowledge, experience and sphere of responsibility, to develop their professional competence.
DUE SKILL AND DILIGENCE
A teacher should ensure that no action or omission on his or her part, or within his or her sphere of responsibility, is detrimental to the interests or safety of students.
COURTESY AND CONSIDERATION
A teacher should:
Always act in such a manner as to promote and safeguard the interests and well-being of students.
Justify student trust and confidence.
A teacher should ensure that confidential information obtained in the course of his or her professional work should not be used for personal advantage or be disclosed without the consent of the pupil or parent, except where there is a legal right or duty to disclose. A teacher should be aware of data protection legislation.
A teacher may seek publicity for his or her services, achievements and school in any way consistent with the dignity of the profession.
A teacher should, under no circumstances, promote his or her services, or the services of another services, in such a way, or to such an extent, that amounts to harassment of the prospective pupil or parent.
A teacher should not publish, or cause to be published, any notice, newspaper, advertisement or any other matter likely to damage the standing of the profession or to damage or depreciate the reputation of any colleague.
Promotional material may contain any factual statement, the truth of which a teacher is able to justify, but should not make any disparaging references to, or disparaging comparisons with, the services of others.
A teacher may teach under whatever name or title he or she sees fit.
A teaching name should not be misleading.
A teacher should not use any title, description or designatory letters to which he or she is not entitled.
A teacher should:
Comply with all statutory requirements affecting health and safety at work.
Ensure the provision of adequate public/products liability insurance and employer liability insurance.
Comply with all statutory requirements affecting the running of the business, including registration of names, income tax, value added tax and any other matter required by law.
Ensure that you are in accordance with the law with regard to copyright, recording, public performance and other matters concerning printed matter and recorded music related to your work.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
A teacher should:
Ensure that classes are of a size appropriate to the levels and techniques being taught. Students in each class should be of compatible age and/or standard.
Ensure that facilities provided are adequately maintained and provide:
suitable flooring appropriate to the technique taught, with a safe surface; designed and constructed to minimise the risk of injury adequate heating levels suitable, secure and safe area for changing be prepared to deal with medical emergencies and keep records in an accident book
Keep a record on the premises of the name and address of:
– all students taught by you on the premises
– any person assisting in teaching or looking after students
– any musicians in employment with you
– any persons living in the premises
– ensure that all fire regulations are displayed and adhered to.
Standards of Good Practice for the Relationship between Teacher and Student for Principals of dance schools, Studio Principals and individual teachers
– have written, clearly defined aims and objectives setting out the broad goals to be achieved by the school. A similar set of objectives will be stated which outline the benefits a pupil can expect to receive through the teaching staff’s conscientious implementation of them. Ideally a teacher will have a written policy on the treatment of injured students and the protection of children
– employ teaching staff with experience and qualifications appropriate to the levels and techniques to be taught. Student teachers should be trained and supervised to ensure maintenance of the school’s teaching standards
– conform to sound business practice and provide an efficient and fair fee system suitable to circumstances without undervaluing your services
– apply appropriate teaching aims and assessment procedures to students
– ensure that students and families receive or have access to advice when necessary
– use adequate and flexible teaching skills to create a productive learning environment
Individual teachers will:
– encourage communication between student and him/herself and other students
– communicate a love of dance and encourage the art of dance
– demonstrate professional attitudes, including punctuality, reliability and responsible care of students
– develop self-discipline and self motivation in the students
– transmit general concepts of movement in addition to those of the particular dance style
– develop in the students an appreciation of the characteristic style specific discipline taught
– recognise and develop each student’s potential and offer appropriate guidance for further progress.
– endeavour to recognise physical anomalies/differences and limitations, modifying the teaching and seeking medical advice where necessary. The teaching and choreography must be anatomically safe, and physical corrections must be attempted in a careful and sensitive manner.
– uphold the Rules of your registered society/organisation.
If at any time you would like to discuss with us how our services can be improved or if you have a complaint about them, you are invited to speak to and/or write to the Principal, Dani Grant, Highfield Hall, 320 Carshalton Road, Carshalton SM5 3QB.
If you are still not satisfied, you can refer the matter to the Royal Academy of Dance, 36 Battersea Square, London, SW11 3RA.
Parents of pupils agree to the following:
– to pay tuition fees on the due date stated on the invoice.
– Late payments - Dani Grant School of Dance reserve the right to charge a late payment fee if an invoice remains unpaid after the first class of a new term, or after the first class after registration.
If an invoice remains unpaid after the first class of a new term or after registration, a £20 late payment fee will be added to the invoice.
An administration fee of £10 will be added for additional reminders sent
– to provide at least five weeks written or email notice to terminate tuition, excluding holiday periods (for clarity, holiday periods are excluded from the notice period) OR to pay five weeks fees in lieu of notice. Verbal notice to a teacher is not sufficient because the message may not be remembered. Once given, you should receive and expect an acknowledgement within 10 working days.
– to accept and understand that no refunds are issued for missed lessons.
– to abide by the guidance and decision of the Principal in respect of examination entries
– to make all reasonable efforts to arrive for class on time
– to make all reasonable efforts not to disturb classes in progress (i.e. use of mobile phones or unsupervised children)
– Parents understand that there will be additional fees for any exams, shows and workshops that their child takes part in.
– When preparing for examinations, pupils are expected to “double-up” and attend extra lessons which are charged for.
– to accept and understand that no refunds will be given for cancellation beyond our reasonable control (Force Majeure) including and without limitation, acts of God, interruption of power or other utility, acts of civil or military authority, national emergencies, explosion, flood, accident, earthquake or other catastrophe, fire, notifiable disease (pandemic, epidemic) war or riot.
– to pay for goods provided, at the price stated on our price list (our prices are subject to change without notice) upon delivery of the goods
– in the unlikely event that a fault appears early in the life of a garment it must be washed before return to us
– made to order garments are not returnable, unless faulty
– we cannot accept tights, socks or similar back unless unworn
Dancing by its nature is a physical pursuit and it is necessary, from time to time, for our teachers to physically place a pupil in order to demonstrate the correct position or movement. This mode of instruction does require our teachers, from time to time, to place their hand/s on pupils to achieve the correct position. Our teachers will not touch pupils around the face or navel and will warn pupils that they intend to instruct them in this way. All of our dance teachers are qualified or in training to be qualified dance instructors. Dani Grant School of Dance and its teachers take child safety very seriously and Dani Grant School of Dance provides information on child safety and teaching techniques to its teachers. It is not practical in the classroom to identify pupils whose parents object to this mode of teaching and therefore if parents object to this mode of teaching it is likely that Dani Grant School of Dance will not be able to include pupils of said parents in dance classes. Parents should inform the Principal of any objections to this mode of teaching immediately.
We hope the following sections will answer any questions you have but if not, please do get in touch with us.
WHEN DO WE COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
When you fill in a registration form, we collect the information you provide us so that we can provide your family with dance classes, internal and external examinations, workshops, shows and other dance related activities.
You will also have the opportunity to sign up to our monthly e-newsletter. This service is provided by MailChimp. You are able to opt out of this at any time by clicking on the link at the bottom of the email or contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
From time to time we may require your permission to photograph and or film your child at one of our events which is in line with our safeguarding policy. This data is collated using WIX using an embedded form on our website.
WHAT SORT OF PERSONAL DATA DO WE COLLECT?
Parents or guardians – Full name, Address, Telephone numbers, Relationship to pupils, Email address, Date registered.
Pupils – Full name, Pupil date of birth, Gender, Date registered, Examination body identification number, Records of classes taken, Records of exams taken, Medical information for safety purposes – such as injuries, allergies or other matters that effect the pupils ability to dance. Photographic/video consent.
HOW DO WE MONITOR COMMUNICATIONS WITH YOU?
On occasion we will note in our records important personal communications with you, such as changes in address or adjustments to your classes.
HOW AND WHY DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
We’ll process your personal data as follows:
To perform our agreement with you to provide dance classes
To update our records
To trace your whereabouts to contact you about your account
For good governance, accounting and managing our business operations
To monitor emails, calls or other communications and activities on your account
To measure the performance of our business
To send you information about relevant events and services offered by the school
For compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
For establishment and defence of legal rights
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
Your data is stored online using MemberMeister, MailChimp and WIX. This data is password protected.
WHO DO WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA WITH?
Subject to applicable data protection laws, we may share your personal data with:
Teachers and officers of the school
Our legal or other professional advisors, including accountant/bookkeepers
Examining bodies – such as the Royal Academy of Dance
Event organisers – such as the Beckenham Festival
Please note, that we do not share all of your personal information. Rather we only share the personal data that the above need to know. For instance, Teachers only have the name, date of birth of birth and mobile phone numbers for pupils in their classes to keep a proper register, to monitor the age of pupils for examination entries and to contact parents (usually in an emergency).
We use MemberMeister to send you invoices for payment using their ‘GoCardless’ system. We also use it to collate information about both parents and pupils such as date of birth, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, emergency contact information and medical information.
You give us this data at the time of enrolment and it is used to create registers, timetables and to contact you via post, email and SMS. You can change your contact preferences anytime by contacting us at email@example.com or by clicking on the links at the bottom of our e-newsletter.
We use MailChimp to send out our monthly e-newsletter. You will have received an email giving you the chance to opt-in to receiving this e-newsletter. You can unsubscribe at anytime using the links at the bottom of the e-newsletter or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We also use MailChimp to create sign-up forms. These are embedded in links in our e-newsletters and used to collect sign-ups for workshops, events and theatre trips. Data from these forms is collated on MailChimp.
We will not share your personal data with other parties without your express permission.
We use Membermeister to collect and collate parental/guardian permission regarding the photographing and/or videoing of our events.
WILL WE SEND YOU MARKETING INFORMATION?
We will not send you marketing material about the products and services of other parties unless they are highly related to an event or service we provide. For instance, when we hold a show we will provide you information about the Show DVD and Show Photographer.
Due to the nature of our database it is not practical to exclude families from more general news and information about the school at this time. Generally, we will send you the following types of information:
Fees and statements related to your account
Questions about your account or classes
Information about our events, classes and examinations
Urgent information about class changes and cancellations
If you have signed up to our e-newsletter you will receive this to your email account.
HOW LONG WILL WE RETAIN YOUR DATA?
We will retain your data as long as necessary to deal with your queries following your family’s departure from the school and for legal and regulatory purposes, which is for up to six years for income tax purposes.
WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS OVER YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
You have the right of access to the personal data we hold about you, of the correction of your personal data when incorrect, out of date or incomplete and to withdraw consent whenever you have given us your consent to use your personal data. You have the right to change your mind at any time and withdraw that consent. You can request us to delete the records we hold. Please see the Information Commissioner’s Office website for further information, including your rights, at ico.org.uk.
WHAT IS A COOKIE?
HOW TO CONTROL AND DELETE COOKIES
COOKIES ON OUR WEBSITE AND COOKIES SET BY THIRD PARTY SITES.
We do not allow third party advertisers to place adverts on this website.
Our website and e-newsletter may from time to time embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. Dani Grant School of Dance does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
Cookies on our website:
These cookies track actions and sessions on our website.
We use Google Analytics for tracking website use and improving the website
We may embed tweets from Twitter
We use Mailchimp for marketing communication
Other social media
We may embed posts from other social media like Facebook or Instagram
We do not allow third party advertisers to place adverts on this website.
If you have any queries regarding this policy, please contact us by email at email@example.com
Updated August 2023