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General Regulations

2019/20

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Attendance 

Classical Ballet is a performance art and certain levels of technique and fitness must be achieved.

. If a student is absent, they will miss vital teaching and training. Frequent absences may result them not being ready or able to take exams.

. If you are unable to attend class for any reason please inform Miss Judith by way of email or a 'Facebook' message sent to the school business page.

. ​Frequent absences may result in termination of your child's place.

. Classes may be 'made up' strictly within four weeks of the missed class. This is subject to availability and you must have permission from Miss Judith firstly before attending a 'make up' session.




Illness & Injury


· Please let me know if your child will be absent for any reason.


· Please report any illnesses or injuries to the ballet teacher before class. If your child is suffering from any illnesses that are contagious please keep them at home for 48 hours after the last symptoms until they are well again.


· If your son/daughter has asthma and/or allergies and carries medication this must be brought with them into the dance studio. They do not need permission from their dancing teacher to administer their medication as required. It is up to the parent/guardian to teach the child how to self-medicate in the class environment as and when they need it.


Punctuality

. Students and children should arrive five minutes prior to class time so that the class can start on time.


.When entering the studio late, please come in quietly without disrupting the teacher or other dancers. If students are late for class they may miss vital information and impede the learning of others and place themselves at risk of injury should they miss the warm up section of the class.


. Students more than five minutes late will not be permitted to participate in the class as this is disruptive to children who are punctual.


. Parents are responsible for collecting their children on time. The teacher cannot be responsible for children who are picked up late.



Termination of Place


Judith Keyes School of Ballet reserves the right to terminate a child's place in event of:


· Unpaid fees


· If a parent/guardian does not adhere to the General Regulations or Uniform Code

. Poor class attendance


· If staff or other students are treated in an disrespectful/abusive manner by a parent/guardian


· If a student's behaviour is disruptive or harmful to other students or staff​


· If the student fails to adjust to ballet school/class etiquette and discipline



Withdrawal from School


. Judith Keyes School of Ballet requires that three weeks notice (not including the Easter, Summer or Christmas holidays) is given in writing, or via email: [email protected] when withdrawing from the school. This allows us to determine numbers for each class in the following term, as well as organising advanced studio bookings.


. Failure to give the required written notice will result in receiving an invoice for the amount due, as well as any late fees incurred, whether the student(s) attend or not.


Health & Safety Rules


· Judith Keyes School of Ballet accepts no responsibility for any incidents that happen outside the dance studio.


· Parents must take responsibility for child’s safety, behaviour and well-being before and after their class.


. Children and students are the responsibility of Judith Keyes School of Ballet teachers when in the studio, during class time only.


. The studio is not a play area, and children should not run around it or play on the barre.


· All breakages/damage due to behaviour out of line with school policy must be paid for.


· Please do not enter the dance studio until a teacher invites your child's class in.


. Water bottles can be brought into class, for any students in ‘Preparatory Ballet’ or above- no water bottles are permitted in 'Baby Ballet' or 'Debutant Ballet'. Only pull-up tops are permitted, as screw tops are liable to spill.


. Drinking breaks are at the discretion of the teacher. No juice is permitted, water only please.


. Food or chewing gum is not permitted in the studio.


. Parents are invited to observe their child’s class at an arranged time only- the exception to this rule is 'Baby Ballet' where parents must observe their child's class weekly.


. No toys must be brought into the ballet class.


. 'Hands-on Teaching' is an important and necessary part of dance training.


Fees


. Fees are due in full in advance of the first class of each term by the required stated date. If no payment has been made by this date it will be assumed that you no longer require the place and it will be allocated to a child on the waiting list.


. Pupils will not be permitted to participate in classes until fees are paid in full. At which point an extra administration charge of £10 will be added for late payment.


. Any fees received at an incorrect rate will be invoiced for the remaining amount. This includes, fees received via Bank Transfer  and PayPal, after the specified date.


. It is the responsibility of the bill payer to make their transfer via Bank Transfer with sufficient time to be received by the specified date.


. It is the responsibility of parents/carers/participants to contact Judith Keyes School of Ballet if they are experiencing email problems, or if their email address requires updating.


. Missed classes must be paid for.


. Class fees are for weekly lessons only, and are not inclusive of class awards, examinations, performances, competitions or other related activities.


. Fees will not be refunded in the event of a cancelled class or venue change.


.Fees are non-transferable and non-refundable, regardless of reason.


Terms & Conditions of Fees


There are no refunds or class credits  if a student is absent from class. Students are welcome to make up any missed classes at another venue of their choice where space allows within four weeks of their missed class, subject to availability. This must be done by prior arrangement with Miss Judith.


On the very rare occasion that a class is cancelled it will be rescheduled. Ballet classes will be made up at a later date but this may not occur on usual days or times. If it is not possible for Miss Judith to reschedule or offer an alternative for a particular class within the term, fees will be subtracted from the forthcoming term fees. Again, students are welcome to make up the cancelled classes at another venue of their choice, subject to availability within four weeks of the missed class. Fees will not be refunded in the event of a cancelled class.


Occasionally due to circumstances outside of our control it may be necessary to change the venue, date or time of a class. Where the occurs Judith Keyes School of Ballet will notify parents/guardians as soon as possible by email, telephone or word of month. Fees will not be refunded or subtracted from forthcoming term fees in this instance.


Where a member of teaching faculty is not available to teach their class, a guest teacher may be placed in lieu of said teacher.


Photography


. Photography of any nature (static or moving) is not permitted to be taken in ballet classes by anyone other than teaching staff.


. Judith Keyes School of Ballet does not publish or post any images (static or moving) of children under the age of 18, across any of its online channels without prior written consent.