School Policies

Parent Observation Classes

 

Parent Observation Classes will be held on the last week of Terms 1 and 3. Parents, relatives and friends are welcome to observe classes from within the studio during this time only.

All other classes can be viewed through the viewing window and we kindly ask that you are mindful of distracting both the students and teachers whist you are watching.

All parents are welcome to discuss their child's progress at any time by phoning Miss Alanna.

Heat Policy

The Dance Desires Heat Policy only applies to the 6 Egan Street studio.

The policy states that if the temperature on the Bureau of Meteorology website (BOM) at 3pm is 37 degrees or above that all weekday afternoon classes commencing between 4:15pm and 6.15pm may be cancelled.  

All classes running on Saturday run as normal regardless of the forecast temperature as all class commence by 9.00am.

One make up lesson can be taken at any of the corresponding classes we offer.  For eg. If a Grade 1 ballet class is cancelled, children may attend one of the other 2 classes offered during the week of or the week following the heat affected class.   No time credits will be given if you are unable to attend. 

In high temperatures that are less than 37 degrees, classes will be modified to reduce the intensity of training and more stretching and injury prevention activities will be added, along with more drink breaks. 

It will be at the discretion of Dance Desires to shorten or cancel classes if a heat wave occurs.  It is the parents decision whether or not a dancer attends class however missed sessions will not be credited unless Dance Desires cancels the class.

Missed Class Policy


Dance Desires offers make up classes for all missed classes during a term which are a result of illness or family holidays.

The make up class must be in the same style as what has been missed. For e.g. if a student misses a ballet class, then they can only attend another ballet class as a make up.

We do not offer discounted fees in a term for missed classes for family holidays or illness.  However, fees will be pro rated should a child have a significant injury that prevents them from attending classes over an extended period of time.  A doctors certificate is required and approval from Miss Alanna.

External Programs

Dance Desires is supportive of any student who wishes to participate in external dance programs.

 

Please note that there are several conditions we require you to adhere to:

  • Miss Alanna must be notified of all external programs being entered​

  • Dance Desires competition dates must always take priority where a clash occurs​​

  • Dance Desires exam dates must always take priority where a clash occurs

  • Please keep in mind the current workload of the child before accepting any further dance opportunities.​

 

Miss Alanna and our Dance Desires staff are always happy to support our dancers and where possible, attend any performances that the child may be performing in.  

Concert Commitment


Students must attend 80% of classes in Term 4 to be eligible to participate in the concert. This applies to all students, in all classes, and is in place to be fair to other class members and teachers.

 

It can be extremely disruptive when students miss classes, as teachers often don't have the time to go over old work again and the other students get confused with patterns and groups when children are missing. This causes distress to everyone which Dance Desires strongly wishes to avoid.

 

If you know you will not be able to make either classes or rehearsals due to holidays or other commitments please let Miss Alanna know well in advance so she can plan around it. 

Dance Desires Child Safety Policy 

This policy outlines our fundamental approach to the protection of children from abuse. It will be communicated via the Dance Desires website to the public, to our students and their families / guardians and to our staff.

 

All student families are required to acknowledge that they have read the policies and code of conduct rules on enrolment via Dance Desires online Student Enrolment Form. All Staff will undertake the appropriate training to educate them about the Child protection and Safety Policies and Procedures.

 

The following Child Protection and Safety Policy is in place to meet the guidelines set out in Standard 2 of the Victoria Child Safe Standards. Please follow the link to read full policy document.

 

 

Teachers

Teachers will ensure that students are given the opportunity to learn and train in a safe, secure and nurturing environment

Teachers will use positive, respectful language when teaching and give constructive feedback

 

Teachers will instruct students regardless of talent or ability and encourage all students to extend themselves and continually improve their individual performance.

Teachers will be punctual and prepared for their classes

 

Teachers will respect the rights and privacy of students and faculty members

 

 

Students

Students are required to respect the rights and privacy of their fellow dancers and teachers.

Students are required to respect Dance Desires property

 

Students are required to be punctual to all classes and advise teachers if they will be absent

 

Students are required to use appropriate respectful language around fellow students and teachers while at the Studio.

 

Students are required to clean up after themselves and maintain neat and clean studios, and amenities.

 

Student honesty is mandatory. Stealing is not tolerated and could result in expulsion from the school.

Code of Conduct

Policy & Program Review

Dance Desires is committed to the continuous improvement of our Child Protection Program. The Program will be regularly reviewed for overall effectiveness and compliance.

Students are required to respect the rights and privacy of their fellow dancers and teachers.

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