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.

STUDIO SIX WILL ALWAYS ENDEAVOUR TO STAY OPEN DURING BAD CASES OF SNOW AND WILL NOT REFUND ANY CLASSES CANCELLED/MISSED DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL.

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 10% 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. ALL ADULTS THAT WORK WITH YOUR CHILDREN ARE DBS (FORMALLY CRB) CHECKED AND APPROVED BY THE BRITISH THEATRE DANCE ASSOCIATION. 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.

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

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