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

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

 

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 a sense of dressing for something important – their dance 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. Current Covid-19 regulations currently prohibit late entry
  • 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

 

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 or your teacher 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.

 

Fees

  • Fees are due within 14 days at the beginning of each half term. Invoices will be issued by email and payment is by bank transfer or cheque. KPSD is a cashless school. There are no refunds for missed classes except in cases of long term illness/injury. Late payments will be charged interest. Anyone accumulating debt will be excluded from the school and issued with a small claims court summons.

 

KPSD reserves the right to amend these T&Cs at any time. Further T&Cs relating to specific events, such as workshops, summer schools, shows, public performances, other events or unforeseen circumstances, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, may be issued periodically and must be adhered to in addition to these T&Cs.

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