Code of Conduct
For all students, parents and guardians at LM Academy of Dance.
Expectations in respect of pupils admitted to the Dance School.
The aim of LM Academy of Dance is to ensure that all students experience dance in a fun, friendly, positive and safe environment. In order to achieve this, please take note of the following guidelines. We would like to stress that these points are of great importance in assuring the wellbeing of all students in the School.
Any student unable or unwilling to profit from the education provided at the school may be asked to withdraw from the school after reasonable notice.
Encourage your child to learn the rules of the school and perform within them.
Rules and Regulations
It is vital that students arrive in good time for their classes and please ensure they have been to the toilet before the session has begun. Always inform the Dance Teacher if you are going to be late. If students are late for class they may miss vital information and will impede the learning of others and place themselves at risk of injury should they miss the warm up section of the class.
Regular attendance is extremely important. If students do not attend on a regular basis then the development of the class and the individual student will be affected. Exam students’ attendance will be monitored as they prepare for their examinations and assessments and students who fail to attend classes and additional lessons may be withdrawn.
Students are expected to behave in an orderly, civilised and well-mannered way and to show respect to their teachers when attending the LM Academy of Dance. Students should also show respect to other students in their class. Failure to comply with the rules and regulations may result in withdrawal from the Dance School.
No Parent/Carer is allowed in to the studios during classes.
Parents should wait in the designated waiting areas during class times.
Parents should not have contact with another student/child unless authorised by LM Academy or the parent of the student. Contact includes verbal, physical or virtual/electronic contact.
Parents should discourage challenging and inappropriate conduct towards teachers and other dancers by their child
Help your child to recognise good performance and progression.
Be realistic with regard to their ability and do not set expectations too high – It can be very damaging for children if they feel they are falling short of their parents’ expectations.
Discourage comparison against other dancers – Each dancer is an individual with different goals and objectives and they must be praised on their own personal achievement.
For all parents to uphold decisions and recommendations as directed by the Dance teacher.
For parents to support students to comply with teacher and class time expectations as set out by the teacher To not post messages on Facebook, Twitter, E-mail, You Tube or other associated social media of a derogative nature in regards to any student, dancing discipline or LM Academy of Dance.
Unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated from parents/carers or other family members and could result in parent/carers or family members been banned from premises/events/performances or the school itself. Unacceptable behaviour includes – bullying, swearing, spitting, fighting and derogatory comments towards others.
Whilst at examinations/performances/events/festivals you are all ambassadors and representatives of LM Academy of Dance and we expect all parents to behave in a manner that respectful and appropriate.
You are encouraged to fully support your school and the dancers within it.
Should any issues arise that are a cause for concern about your child, teachers or the school, please let Louisa know and we will deal with the situation appropriately.
It is extremely important that students come to classes dressed in full Dance School uniform in order to be able to work correctly and safely in class and present a neat and elegant appearance. We ask that all students come to class wearing a bun or headband for shorter hair.
Students should only get changed in the designated changing areas in the presence of other students and/or Teachers, but never alone with one adult.
Students should make sure that they keep their valuable personal items with them at all times. The Academy regrets that we cannot be held responsible if items go missing.
Remuneration and fees
As per the Dance School Terms and Conditions, fees must be paid in full by the date shown on your invoice. Failure to do so may result in withdrawal from Dance School classes.
Data Protection Policy
LM Academy of Dance staff members are not at liberty to enter into conversation with or disclose any information to parents relating to other Dance School students. Student’s information is confidential and retained by the Academy in accordance with the LM Academy of Dance’s Data Protection Policy.
Visual and Social Media
The LM Academy of Dance has a Social Media Policy which is available via the LM website. LM does publish and post images (static or moving) of students, across some of its online channels. Minimal personal information is published alongside images. It is the Parents responsibility to inform us if you wish your child/children not to appear in any photos etc.
We ask that all parents, guardians and students ensure that they use social media and the Internet in a safe and positive way while on LM premises. This includes the way in which the LM Academy is represented when posting, commenting and blogging on LM and non-LM websites. Please report any concerns regarding this subject to the Louisa Chester.
Health and Safety
LM Academy of Dance has a formal Policy and associated procedures on child protection, which can be accessed on our website.
Please read this carefully to ensure you understand it in relation to the LM. Acceptance of the LM Terms and Conditions will indicate an agreement to comply with the Safeguarding Policy and Procedures.
It is important that students always keep themselves warm between classes in order to protect against injury.
Students should drink plenty of water and ensure they keep their energy levels up by eating a healthy snack in between classes.
If students hurt themselves in class or feel unwell at any point, they should tell their teacher or member of staff immediately.
LM Academy is a work place and respect must be given to all staff. There must be no running or shouting in the building or grounds of the Academy.
No smoking is permitted anywhere on the premises or grounds.
Fire regulation: if the fire alarm sounds, students must make their way immediately to their nearest available Fire Exit and meet in Potters carpark..
Parents/guardians are asked to drive with due care when dropping off and collecting their children from classes.
Children’s scooters, skateboards and roller skates must not be ridden/used anywhere inside the building.
The LM Code of Conduct will be reviewed on a yearly basis.