Observance of the following rules, regulations and policies is implicit in the acceptance of a place at Sharon Phillips School of Dancing. Sharon Phillips School of Dancing reserves the right to refuse entry to classes if these rules are not complied with. Sharon Phillips School of Dancing 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 Sharon Phillips School of Dancing Regulations and associated Policies.
  2. Students wanting to leave the school are required to give the school 1 terms notice or notice by the date on their invoice, otherwise outstanding fees are due for payment.
  3. Fees are paid termly and in advance. 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 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.

    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 Sharon Phillips School of Dancing Dance teachers whilst in class. Please wait with your child until they enter the studio.

    Parents of Beginners class children must wait in the car park or in the allocate space in the venue. 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. Parents are not permitted to film classes unless permission is given by the teacher before.

    Teachers may film or take photos of the classes and display them on the Dancing School website, Facebook/Instagram page. If any parent does not want their child to be included then please contact Sharon Phillips School of Dancing.
  11. Sharon Phillips School of Dancing 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. An email will be sent to parents when they are ready for an exam. The reply section of the email 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 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.
  15. The Principal must be notified of any changes of address, contact number and email address.
  16. On the rare occasion that classes have to be cancelled due to extreme weather conditions and no travelling has been advised by authorities, or the venue is shut, Sharon Phillips School of Dancing will notify parents via e-mail and Facebook/Instagram. 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.
  17. In the event of a pandemic e.g. (COVID-19) and any lockdowns no refunds will be given and lessons will be transferred to Zoom classes.

    If a teacher has to isolate or is taken ill with Covid-19 where possible another teacher will try to cover the class. If no cover can be found then and alternative class time will be offered.