Formerly The Kathryn Hurley Dance Academy & The Ruth Osborne School of Dancing


School Regulations, Policies and GDPR

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Observance of the following rules, regulations and policies is implicit in the acceptance of a place at ROKH Dance. ROKH Dance reserves the right to refuse entry to classes if these rules are not complied with. ROKH Dance reviews and amends its policies and regulations on a regular basis and advises parents and teachers to read this document thoroughly.


1. All pupils must complete a registration form and must receive notification of a place before any classes are attended. By signing the registration form, the parent/guardian has agreed that they have read the ROKH Dance School Regulations and associated Policies.


2. Students attending the school who wish to stop attending a class or start a new class are required to give the school 6 weeks notice.


3. All fees must be paid by the date given on our invoices. A £10 administration charge will be added to invoices not paid by the first week of term. If payment is still not received by the first week of the new term, the student will lose their place in their class and will be asked to sit out of class.


Fees are non-returnable and will not be reimbursed for absence.


4. It is an integral part of learning the discipline of dance that the pupils wear the correct ROKH Dance uniform to all classes and rehearsals and should be dressed ready to start class before entering the studio. Dance shoes should not be worn outside.


As part of the required discipline of Dance and in order to help the dancer feel prepared to work, hair must be worn in a bun for all Ballet classes. Pony tails, pigtails or plaits are suitable for modern and tap classes. Pupils may be refused entry to class if hair is not correctly styled.


Jewellery must not be worn during classes (including Fitbits) and should not be brought to class.


Mobile phones must be switched off, and the teacher has a right to confiscate mobile phones if used within the duration of the class. Your child will receive the mobile phone after the lesson ends. NO chewing gum is allowed in class.
 

5. It is the responsibility of the parent to name ALL pieces of uniform and to check when leaving that they have all their possessions with them. It is understood and agreed that no liability under any circumstances shall be undertaken by the principal for loss of personal belongings. Please leave all valuables at home.


6. Please inform us if your child is suffering from any health complaints or allergies.


7. Discussions with teachers before or after classes should be avoided.  If you have any queries or concerns please contact the principal by e-mail.


8. Teachers are not available to supervise late pickups. Students must remain inside the building until a responsible adult / parent collects them.


9. For security purposes, the main doors of all premises must remain closed at all times. Pupils must not leave the premises without a parent or guardian. It should be noted that the students are only under the responsibility of ROKH Dance teachers whilst in class. Please wait with your child until they enter the studio. It is highly recommended that parents remain at the venue for the duration of your child’s class or nominate another parent to be the ‘responsible adult’ in your absence. Please ensure your child has been to the toilet before class commences.


10. Parents are not permitted to watch classes unless specifically asked to do so. There will be opportunities throughout the year to view the children’s progress.


11. ROKH Dance is an Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance School working towards the highest standard of training. This results in examinations being taken when and only when the Principal believes the pupil has reached the required standard. A letter will be given to the pupil when they are ready for an exam. The reply section of this letter should be returned promptly, together with the appropriate fee. If fees are not received by the due date, the pupil will not be entered for the exam. Examinations require a lot of hard work, dedication and require attendance of extra examination classes to ensure pupils are at the correct standard by the exam date. Students will be entered for examinations at the discretion of the Principal.


12. If a pupil wishes to undertake auditions or other classes at a different school it is professional etiquette to contact the Principal of the School in order for permission to be granted.
 

13. The School reserves the right to end a student’s attendance at the school for reasons such as non-payment of fees, incorrect dress or unacceptable behaviour.
 

14. Please respect the building and property where the classes are taking place, by keeping the noise level low and the rooms tidy and free of rubbish.
 

16. The Principal must be notified of any changes of address, contact number and email address.


17. On the rare occasion that classes have to be cancelled due to extreme weather conditions and no travelling has been advised by authorities, ROKH Dance will notify parents via e-mail and Facebook. A text message or phone call may also be made. In such cases the school will not reimburse or replace classes. 


Where a class has to be cancelled due to staff illness, an alternative class time will be offered. 


Other Policies available to view in the Parent's Area of the website, include:

Child Protection Policy
Health and Safety Policy
Equal Opportunities Policy
Privacy Policy & GDPR Regulations
Complaints and Appeals Procedure