RaDiANCE Academy Toowoomba - Dance Classes Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Dance Parents and Students

  • Be respectful and kind to students, parents and teachers.
  • Keep the studio area neat and tidy.
  • Remember to take your property home with you after class.
  • Speak well of your fellow students.
  • Encourage achievement in all students.
  • Encourage participation in all students.
  • Remember that the final decisions rest with the examiner, assessor, choreographer, or role selection committee.  No correspondence will be entered into with exam, assessment or eisteddfod results.  No correspondence will be entered into with role selection.
  • Promote good sportsmanship, camaraderie and the greater good of the studio.

Code of Conduct for Dance Students

  • Arrive on time for class.
  • Come dressed in uniform.
  • Wear warm up gear only for the warm up and plie exercises.
  • Wear your hair neat and tidy away from your face.
  • Don't wear excess jewellery.
  • Don't wear excess perfume or make-up.
  • Go to the bathroom prior to class.
  • Be polite and respectful during class.
  • Stop talking as soon as the teacher begins to speak.
  • Don't correct the other students, let the teacher do that.
  • Be kind to other students at all times.
  • Participate in all exercises.
  • Bring your drink bottle into class with you.
  • Don't leave the studio once the class has begun.

Code of Conduct for Dance Parents

 

  • If children are interested, encourage them to dance. If children are not willing to dance, do not force them.
  • Encourage dance students to see live professional performances as often as possible.
  • Eliminate focus emphasis on winning. Focus instead on the child's efforts and performance rather than the overall outcome of the examination, performance or audition.
  • Help children to set realistic goals based on their individual ability and experience.
  • Teach children that an honest effort is as important as a victory, so that the results of each examination or performance are accepted without undue disappointment.
  • Encourage children to follow the rules and be a cooperative team member...
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or not passing an examination.
  • Remember, children are dancing for their enjoyment, not yours.
  • Remember that children learn best by example so practice what you preach. Applaud good performances by all of the performers.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from dance activities.

Adapted from National Aussie Sport Program coaching manual—Australian Sports Commission, Bruce, ACT

 

Code of Conduct for Studio Management

  • Studio principals will have clearly defined aims and goals. The benefits an individual student can expect to receive through staff's conscientious implementation of these aims and gaols will be clearly stated.
  • Studio principals will make sure that the school and their staffs are capable of providing any services claimed.
  • Studio principals will employ teaching staff with the experience, knowledge and/or qualifications required for the range of levels and techniques being taught.
  • Student teachers will be supervised to ensure the school’s teaching standards are maintained.
  • Studio principals will provide effective assessment procedures and will ensure that students and parents receive, or have access to, advice when necessary.
  • Studio principals will conform to sound business practice and provide an efficient fee system.
  • Studio principals and individual teachers will ensure that class sizes are suitable to the levels and techniques being taught. Students in each class will be of a similar age and/or standard.
  • Studio principals and individual teachers will ensure that facilities provided: conform with minimum safety and space requirements; Have suitable flooring, with a safe surface designed and constructed to minimise risk of injury.

 

Code of Conduct for Dance Teachers

  • Individual teachers will use effective and flexible teaching skills to create a productive learning environment.
  • Individual teachers will: strive to communicate a love of dance show professional attitudes, including punctuality, reliability and responsible care of students strive to develop self-discipline and self-motivation in the students encourage and support the individual in the class situation. Present general concepts of movement as well as those of a particular dance style. 
  • Individual teachers will recognise the role of dance in the development of the whole person. They will also seek to recognise and develop each student’s potential, whether it lies in dance or in related fields, and offer appropriate guidance for further progress.
  • Individual teachers will endeavour to recognise physical anomalies, modifying their teaching and seeking medical advice when necessary. The teaching and choreography must be anatomically safe, and teachers must be prepared to deal with medical emergencies.
  • Individual teachers will strive to develop in the students an appreciation of the characteristic style of each specific technique taught. 
  • Individual teachers will take responsibility for seeking more knowledge in all aspects of their work.

Thanks goes to the Australian Teachers of Dance website and study materials for part of these Code of Conduct.