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We take the safeguarding of students and staff very seriously at Sheila Price Dance. We ask that all parents make themselves familiar with the safeguarding policies on this page. Attending classes at Sheila Price Dance is deemed acceptance of the Terms and Conditions set out below.

Sheila Price Dance

Terms & Conditions

Please find below our full Terms and Conditions. By completing and signing the registration form to enrol your child with the dance school, you are hereby agreeing to the terms and conditions detailed below.

Any student currently enrolled with the school who has not signed our new registration form is also bound to these terms and conditions by their continuing to attend classes.  As a matter of courtesy please advise if your child takes additional dance classes. Sheila Price Dance is not liable for any injury related to dance if classes are taken elsewhere.


  • Invoices for timetabled classes are emailed prior to the start of the term.
  • Payments can be made by cash, online, BACCS or cheque (payment details will be sent out with the invoice).
  • We ask that a term is paid for in full by half term. However, it is possible to spread the cost of the classes across the term. Such arrangements will be made between you and Sheila Price Dance; all accounts must be settled by the last day of term.
  • Accounts unsettled by the last day of term will have a 5% surcharge added to them.
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  • We offer a 10% discount for students taking 3 classes per week
  • We offer a discount on any students taking contemporary and modern classes together from Year 7 and above
  • We offer sibling discounts for our holiday courses
  • We offer sibling discounts for our Youth Ballet

Credit Notes

  • Credit notes are issued to cover cancelled classes. All credit notes are deducted from the following term’s bill, one term’s notice for cessation of classes is essential if you are to receive the credit. If no notice or late notice is received then any credit will be lost.
  • Fees are not waived in respect of family holidays, school trips, school exams or short term sickness or injury.
  • Instances of long term sickness or injury will be assessed on an individual basis.

Termination of Classes

  • We ask that you give half a term’s notice prior to the commencement of the term for which notice is being given. Failure to do this could result in half a term's fees charged.
  • In the event of a student leaving Sheila Price Dance with fees still outstanding, we reserve the right to pursue recovery of the debt by all legal means including court action.

Cancellation of Classes

  • Due to reasons beyond our control (for example; adverse weather conditions, illness or venue restrictions), it might be necessary to temporarily change the venue of a class or postpone it to a later date. Where this occurs Sheila Price Dance will try to notify parents by email, website, facebook page, text and/or phone.
  • Any classes cancelled by Sheila Price Dance will either be rescheduled for later in the same term or a credit note will be issued for the following term.
  • We will endeavour to schedule the replacement class for the same weekday, time and venue later that term. In the instance that a student does not attend the replacement class, no credit note will be  issued.


  • We have a set uniform for each class which has been put together to consider the students’ safety and needs during class. We ask that once a student has committed to classes with Sheila Price Dance that the correct uniform is purchased and worn. This is all available from our website External link opens in new tab or window 
  • We ask that all students wear their hair in a neat, classical bun for ALL classes (this again is for their safety).  


  • Students have the option to take their RAD ballet exams and their ISTD modern exams.
  • In order to take an exam students must be taking 2 ballet classes per week.
  • Exams must be paid for before the closing date of entry (parents will be notified of this).
  • In most instances students will be required to attend some extra exam coaching sessions; the cost and dates for these will be made clear ahead of entering for the exam.
  • It is the teacher’s discretion whether or not a student is suitable to take the exam.
  • If a students does not wish to take an exam (or is advised not to), we offer in-house assessments which give the students the experience of an exam set up and receive an award without the rigour of an official exam.
  • We ask that where a teacher is strongly advising a student not to take the exam, the parents respect and support this decision; the students’ wellbeing is always at the heart of our decisions and in some cases it is better for the student’s confidence to take the in-house assessment and move up with they class.
  • If a student does not wish to take an exam or in-house assessment they are still invited to move up to the next grade with their year group.
  • It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure their child has the required uniform ahead of their exams. Information for this is listed on our website: External link opens in new tab or window 
  • Further information regarding exams and in-house assessments are set out on our website: External link opens in new tab or window 


  • All teachers are qualified, DBS checked and insured. However, due to the nature of teaching performing arts, sometimes it is necessary to correct positions physically. This is always conducted with care and professionalism.
  • The safeguarding of children is of paramount importance. Please read our Safeguarding Policy for more details: External link opens in new tab or window 
  • At school events, if parents are not present, then Sheila Price Dance staff will be the responsible adults. No student will be allowed to leave any premises unless a parent is there to collect them UNLESS the principal has been informed that alternative arrangements are in place, ie a child can walk home alone.
  • If any parent has a concern regarding safeguarding then please inform the Principal immediately so that it can be rectified.

Photography and Filming

  • We ask that all students and parents read our Photography and Filming Policy Statement when joining the school: External link opens in new tab or window 
  • Photographs and video footage of students taken by staff of Sheila Price Dance may be used on our website/facebook page and for publicity purposes. If you do not wish your child’s image to be used for these purposes you must indicate this on the registration form.


  • Sheila Price Dance does not accept responsibility for loss, damage or injury arising from errors or omissions on the registration form whether completed by you or the person in charge of your child at the time of enrolment.
  • Please do not leave your child with us without having signed this registration form
  • Sheila Price Dance does not accept liability for personal injury to any student attending class, with the exception of such injury being caused by negligence or default of any member of our staff or any other default on our part.
  • Sheila Price Dance does not accept any responsibility for loss or damage to personal property what on site.
  • Sheila Price Dance does not accept responsibility for any loss or expense due to circumstances beyond our control.
  • Sheila Price Dance is only responsible for students while they are in their class. Students cannot be supervised whilst they are outside class. Young children must be collected promptly at the end of their class. If there is no parent to collect them, they must stay in the studio with the teacher until a responsible adult collects them.
  • Sheila Price Dance holds Public Liability Insurance.

Responsibilities of Parents or Carers

  • Attendance at class is deemed to be acceptance of the current Terms and Conditions.
  • It is the responsibility of the parent/carer to notify Sheila Price Dance of any illness or injury that may affect the student’s participation at class.
  • It is the responsibility of the parent/carer to ensure that we have the correct details for you and your child and keep us updated of any changes to health.
  • Sheila Price Dance hires various venues for classes; therefore all Sheila Price Dance staff, parents and students must be respectful to our neighbours and other centre users arrive & leave responsibly.
  • It is the parent/carer responsibility to keep children under control when they’re not in class.

Medical Information:

  • It is the parent/carer’s responsibility to ensure their child brings any necessary medical equipment to classes/courses/productions/events run by Sheila Price Dance.
  • It is the parent/carer's responsibility to ensure medicines are always within date.
  • Please ensure your child knows where this is kept when attending classes/courses/productions/events run by Sheila Price Dance.
  • Please make the teachers aware of its whereabouts in the instance that the student is unable to administer the medicine themselves.

  • Any changes to these Terms and Conditions will be announced on this page of the website.

Contact details

Senior lead for safeguarding and child protection

Name: Beccy Clark

Phone: 07881524028

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We are committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually. This policy was reviewed on 1.7.2020

Sheila Price Dance

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

This policy applies to all staff, including senior managers, paid staff, volunteers, freelance teachers, students or anyone working on behalf of Sheila Price Dance.

The purpose of this policy:

  • to protect children and young people who receive Sheila Price Dance’s services. This includes the children of adults who use our services.
  • to provide staff and volunteers with the overarching principles that guide our approach to child protection.

Sheila Price Dance believes that a child or young person should never experience abuse of any kind. We acknowledge the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and are committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and regulatory requirements. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and to keep them safe. We are committed to practice in a way that protects them.

We recognise that:

  • the welfare of the child/young person is paramount.
  • all children, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity, have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse.
  • working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare.
  • all children have a positive and enjoyable experience of dance and the associated arts with Sheila Price Dance in a safe and child centred environment and are protected from abuse whilst participating in activities provided by Sheila Price Dance.

We will seek to keep children and young people safe by:

  • valuing them, listening to and respecting them.
  • adopting child protection practices through procedures and a code of conduct for staff and volunteers.
  • developing and implementing an effective e-safety policy and related procedures;
  • providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support and training.
  • recruiting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made;
  • sharing information about child protection and good practice with children, parents, staff and volunteers.
  • sharing concerns with agencies who need to know, and involving parents and children appropriately.
  • where we do have safeguarding concerns we will contact the parents first, except where there is a child protection or medical emergency.
  • ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored.
  • we will carry out safe recruitment including DBS checks on every staff member we employ.
  • any allegation made against any members of our staff will be passed on to our local authority.

We are committed to equality, therefore:

  • We do our best to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect.
  • We make our classes and courses a safe, secure and stimulating place for everyone.
  • We recognise that people have different needs, and we understand that treating people equally does not always involve treating them all exactly the same.
  • We recognise that for some pupils extra support is needed to help them to achieve and be successful.
  • We welcome our general duty to eliminate discrimination, to advance equality of opportunity and to foster good relations; we ensure that no-one experiences less favourable treatment or discrimination because of their age; any disability they may have; their ethnicity, colour or national origin; their gender; their gender identity or reassignment; their marital or civil partnership status; their religion or beliefs; their sexual identity and orientation.

Contact details

Senior lead for safeguarding and child protection

Name: Beccy Clark

Phone: 07881524028

Email: External link opens in new tab or 

We are committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually. This policy was reviewed on 1.7.2020

Health and Safety Policy

Sheila Price Dance

Sheila Price Dance takes their responsibility to ensure the safety of their pupils very seriously.

  1. All parents must complete a Registration Form when joining the school with clear information regarding emergency contacts and any relevant medical history.
  2. It is the parent’s responsibility to notify the school of any changes to their emergency contact details.
  3. In case of a fire emergency all teachers have a clear understanding of procedures to follow.
  4. Sheila Price Dance will undertake regular assessment of risks regarding our venues and any concerns will be raised with the management at the venues concerned.
  5. Sheila Price Dance staff are aware of the location of the First Aid Box in each venue.
  6. In case of an incident, the parent/guardian will be notified on collection.
  7. All teachers are required to have up to date First Aid training and certificate can be provided on request.
  8. If required the school will contact the emergency services first, then the parent / guardian of the student(s) involved by the telephone number provided on the registration form.
  9. Parents understand that dance is an active sport and injuries can happen. The school accepts no responsibility for injuries sustained via any means other than a teacher’s negligence.
  10. Students/parents or guardians should inform the teacher of any special health considerations or existing injuries before participating in class.
  11. Dress code must be observed at all times, especially footwear for safe dance practice.
  12. Hair must be secured; ideally in a classical bun.
  13. It is the teacher’s discretion whether or not a student’s attire (including hair) is safe to take part in the class.
  14. Shoes must be worn when using the toilet facilities.
  15. Pupils should not wear any jewellery that may pose a risk to themselves or others (stud earrings, and jewellery worn for religious or cultural reasons are acceptable).

Contact details

Senior lead for safeguarding and child protection

Name: Beccy Clark

Phone: 07881524028

Email: External link opens in new tab or 

We are committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually. This policy was reviewed on 1.7.2020

Sheila Price Dance

Photography and Filming Policy Statement

The purpose and scope of this policy statement

Sheila Price Dance works with children and families as part of its activities. These include: dance classes, shows, exams, workshops and presentations.

The purpose of this policy statement is to:

  • protect children and young people who take part in Sheila Price Dance’s services, events and activities, specifically those where photographs and videos may be taken
  • set out the overarching principles that guide our approach to photographs/videos being taken of children and young people during our events and activities
  • to ensure that we operate in line with our values and within the law when creating, using and sharing images of children and young people
  • This policy statement applies to all staff, volunteers and other adults associated with Sheila Price Dance


Legal framework

This policy has been drawn up on the basis of legislation, policy and guidance that seeks to protect children in England. Summaries of key legislation and guidance is available on:

We believe that:

  • children and young people should never experience abuse of any kind
  • we have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and to take, share and use images of children safely.

We recognise that:

  • sharing photographs and films of our activities can help us celebrate the successes and achievements of our children and young people, provide a record of our activities and raise awareness of our organisation
  • the welfare of the children and young people taking part in our activities is paramount
  • children, their parents and carers have a right to decide whether their images are taken and how these may be used, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation
  • consent to take images of children is only meaningful when children, their parents and carers understand how the images will be used and stored, and are fully aware of the potential risks associated with the use and distribution of these images
  • there are potential risks associated with sharing images of children online.

More information about this is available from resources/briefings/photography-sharing-images-guidance

We will seek to keep children and young people safe by:

  • always asking for written consent from a child and their parents or carers before taking and using a child’s image
  • always explaining what images will be used for, how they will be stored and what potential risks are associated with sharing images of children
  • making it clear that if a child or their family withdraw consent for an image to be shared, it may not be possible to delete images that have already been shared or published
  • changing the names of children whose images are being used in our published material whenever possible (and only using first names if we do need to identify them)
  • never publishing personal information about individual children and disguising any identifying information (for example the name of their school or a school uniform with a logo)
  • making sure children, their parents and carers understand how images of children will be securely stored and for how long (including how we will control access to the images and their associated information)
  • reducing the risk of images being copied and used inappropriately by:
    • only using images of children in appropriate clothing (including safety wear if


    • avoiding full face and body shots of children taking part in activities such as swimming

where there may be a heightened risk of images being misused

  • using images that positively reflect young people’s involvement in the activity.

We will also develop a procedure for reporting the abuse or misuse of images of children as part of our child protection procedures. We will ensure everyone involved in our organisation knows the procedures to follow to keep children safe.

Photography and/or filming for personal use

When children themselves, parents, carers or spectators are taking photographs or filming at our events and the images are for personal use, we will publish guidance about image sharing in the event programmes and/or announce details of our photography policy before the start of the event. This includes:

  • reminding parents, carers and children that they need to give consent for Sheila Price Dance to take and use their images
  • asking people to gain permission from children, their parents and carers before sharing photographs and videos that include them
  • recommending that people check the privacy settings of their social media account to understand who else will be able to view any images they share
  • reminding children, parents and carers who they can talk to if they have any concerns about images being shared.

Photography and/or filming for Sheila Price Dance’s use

We recognise that our group leaders may use photography and filming as an aid in activities such as music, dance or drama. However, this should only be done with Sheila Price Dance’s permission and using our equipment.

Children, young people, parents and carers must also be made aware that photography and filming is part of the programme and give written consent.

If we hire a photographer for one of our events, we will seek to keep children and young people safe by:

  • providing the photographer with a clear brief about appropriate content and behaviour
  • ensuring the photographer wears identification at all times
  • informing children, their parents and carers that a photographer will be at the event and ensuring they give written consent to images which feature their child being taken and shared
  • not allowing the photographer to have unsupervised access to children
  • not allowing the photographer to carry out sessions outside the event or at a child’s home
  • reporting concerns regarding inappropriate or intrusive photography following our child protection procedures.

Photography and/or filming for wider use

If people such as local journalists, professional photographers (not hired by Sheila Price Dance) or students wish to record one of our events and share the images professionally or in the wider world, they should seek permission in advance.

They should provide:

  • the name and address of the person using the camera
  • the names of children they wish to take images of (if possible)
  • the reason for taking the images and/or what the images will be used for
  • a signed declaration that the information provided is valid and that the images will only be used for the reasons given.

Sheila Price Dance will verify these details and decide whether to grant permission for photographs/films to be taken. We will seek consent from the children who are the intended subjects of the images and their parents and inform the photographer of anyone who does not give consent.

At the event we will inform children, parents and carers that an external photographer is present and ensure they are easily identifiable, for example by using them with a coloured identification badge.

If Sheila Price Dance is concerned that someone unknown to us is using their sessions for photography or filming purposes, we will ask them to leave and (depending on the nature of the concerns) follow our child protection procedures.

Storing images

We will store photographs and videos of children securely, in accordance with our safeguarding policy and data protection law.

We will keep hard copies of images in a locked drawer and electronic images in a protected folder with restricted access. Images will be stored for a period of 15 years.

We will never store images of children on unencrypted portable equipment such as laptops, memory sticks and mobile phones.

Sheila Price Dance does not permit staff and volunteers to using any personal equipment to take photos and recordings of children. Only cameras or devices belonging to the Sheila Price Dance staff should be used.

Contact details

Senior lead for safeguarding and child protection

Name: Beccy Clark

Phone: 07881524028

Email: External link opens in new tab or 

We are committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually. This policy was reviewed on 1.7.2020