KATIE PHILPOTT SCHOOL OF DANCE (KPSD) TERMS & CONDITIONS

Updated Oct 2020 with Covid-19 conditions highlighted – please also refer to our Covid-19 Policy

 

This is part of your agreement when joining KPSD. Registration is open to all subject to the following conditions.

PLEASE TAKE TIME TO READ THESE T&Cs CAREFULLY – THEY APPLY TO ALL STUDENTS

 

Any parent or carer wishing to speak in detail about their child’s progress may contact KPSD Principal Katie Philpott via email Katie@katiephilpott.co.uk or telephone 07961 139 298

Registration / attendance

  • KPSD must be notified of any changes to the information on the registration form.
  • Regular attendance is expected by all students and is monitored by class registers. Lack of regular attendance has a huge impact on learning and will affect progress and exams.
  • It is expected that all pupils will not attend another dance school without prior consent from KPSD.
  • Students wishing to leave KPSD must give four weeks written notice. Fees are payable until notice is received.

Sickness

  • Please do not to allow students to attend class if they are feeling unwell. Parents are expected to follow government guidance regarding self-isolation for COVID-19.

Uniform

  • Uniform is basic but essential and gives the students a sense of belonging and being correctly equipped and dressed for class. Please ensure your child wears their uniform for all classes and a full list can be found at here.
  • Long hair must be neat and tidy in a bun preferably for ballet and all other classes in a neat ponytail. No jewellery please (small ear studs are safe to wear).

Class protocol

  • Children must arrive and be collected on time. It is important for students to arrive on time as it allows the group to settle as soon as the class begins. Students entering late can be disruptive to the rest of the class.
  • Dancing is a physical skill. The teacher may guide movements by touch. This will always be in a professional manner and the intention clear. Current Covid-19 regulations may prohibit this
  • Students, parents and staff must of treat each other with mutual respect at all times. Courteous, kind and polite behaviour is expected so that everyone can enjoy and benefit from being part of a professional dance school. Disruptive, abusive or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated.
  • Please supply a drink in a named water bottle. No chewing gum or food are allowed in the studio.

Term dates

  • KPSD opens during Kirklees term times only and our weeks generally run Monday to Saturday. Term dates will be posted in newsletters, invoices and on our website.

Social media

  • Please read your emails and check our Facebook page and website for all regular updates and information. We also have a private Facebook group for students and their families.
  • There will occasionally be photographs and filming. By signing the registration form, you give permission for your child’s image to appear on our social media, website or promotional material – please speak to Katie if you wish to opt out.

Open Week

  • All classes are open to view at the end of each full term to ensure parents can monitor their child’s progress. Current Covid-19 regulations may prohibit this taking place, we will keep you informed.

Exams

  • ISTD examinations are held at the school regularly with pupils being entered when they are technically ready. Extra exam classes are necessary to fully prepare exam candidates and all candidates will be required to attend. Students can always opt out of exams and they will move up to the next grade along with the rest of the class.

Performances

  • KPSD holds a spectacular show every two years at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield. All students are encouraged to participate but it is not mandatory. We also hold a Choreographic Cup and Freestyle Show at the LBT where students are invited to prepare a routine in any dance genre as a solo, duet or group piece. We also take part in various local community performances, fetes, parades and shows throughout the year.

Trial classes

  • Trial classes will be a 4 week period to allow them to settle into the class or change class if need be and will be charged at the normal class rate. There is no commitment to fully enrol after this period.

Fees

  • From September 2021, fees will be collected by direct debit on the 1st of every month. Upon enrolment, two payments will be taken as a month fees in advance. There are no refunds for missed classes except in cases of long term illness/injury at the discretion of the principal. We require 4 weeks notice to cancel a class.

Liabilities

  • KPSD accepts no responsibility for loss or damage of personal belongings while on the premises.
  • Whilst the greatest care is taken over the safety of all students, KPSD accepts no liability for any injuries sustained whilst participating in a class or on the premises.

Any parent or carer wishing to speak in detail about their child’s progress may contact KPSD Principal Katie Philpott via email Katie@katiephilpott.co.uk or telephone 07961 139 298.

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