Any new pupil is welcome to try two weeks before registering with the school.

Please contact the school regarding suitable class and available places.


A registration form is issued which must be completed, the fee due less the two trial weeks.

Central School of Dance operates a ten week term, replacement classes will be offered if the school has any cancelled dates. Refunds are not given for any classes not attended by the pupil.

When enrolling their child into the school, parents are provided with the details of the regulation uniform for ballet, modern, and tap.

We encourage our pupils to take pride and pleasure in appearing beautifully groomed as looking smart and elegant enhances the way in which the children feel when they dance. Well-groomed hair also helps the teacher to observe a clear line of the head, neck and upper back; which are essential for good poise.

A suitably sized (named) dance bag is useful.

Ballet, character and tap shoes should not be worn outside the studio. The shoes bring in undesirable substances. It will not only ruin the shoes but can also be walked onto the studio floor where children are often sitting/lying.

Please ensure that children are appropriately for going outside.

All belongings must be named. Lost property will be placed in the ‘Lost Property’ box, valuables will be kept by the teacher. Any unclaimed lost property will be disposed of at the end of each term.

Pupils are expected to arrive at least 5 minutes before class is due to commence.

Younger pupils (below school year 7) must be collected from the foyer, they are not permitted to leave the premises unattended. If a parent is late the pupil will be taken back into the studio.

Permission from parents must be given to any pupil under the age of 16 years to walk between studios (or vice versa)


Receipt of remittance will acknowledge consent of all Terms and Conditions listed.

Please note that payment of your invoice indicates your permission to allow photographs to be taken of your child during classes or performances which may be placed on our website. If you wish your child to be excluded from these please inform us in writing.

Please note that if you wish to withdraw your child from lessons then we require one term’s notice so that we can offer that place to a student on our waiting list.

Please inform us immediately of any changes in your personal details.

Any queries at all regarding your invoice or payment please do not hesitate to contact Jenny Shuck on 07966 134084 or jenny@centralschoolofdance.co.uk

Any queries regarding your timetable please contact by email or phone:-

Pre-School & Ballet ~ Hazel Smith hazel@centralschoolofdance.co.uk or 01277 226777
Modern, and Tap ~ Nicola Baines nicola@centralschoolofdance.co.uk or 07494 750903


Invoices will by default be sent by email. If you wish to have your invoice sent by post please inform us.

We would prefer for payments to be made by internet or telephone banking to the following accounts:-
Term/IDC/Drama Fees: HSBC, Account No: 41605917, Sort Code: 40-13-22
Exam Fees: HSBC, Account No: 01544551, Sort Code: 40-13-22
Please put your child’s surname as the reference on the payment and email to confirm on jenny@centralschoolofdance.co.uk allowing 3 days for the payment to clear in time.

If you pay your fees into HSBC by cash please note that you will not be able to label your payment with your name so please contact Jenny immediately with the date and amount so that we can allocate your payment to your account.

If necessary payment can be made in Cash and given in a named (student) envelope to your dance teacher.

PLEASE NOTE that we no longer accept cheques as payment for term fees and payment can only be paid by bank transfer or cash.
If payment is made by cash into our bank please inform accounts as the bank does not tell us who the payment is from.
Payment of your fees confirms acceptance of our terms and conditions, the address of which is shown above. If you have any queries or issues please contact admin@centralschoolofdance.co.uk. There is a change in our terms and conditions of payment as follows:
 If payment is not made in full by the first day of half term then fees will increase by £5 per week from that Monday and every following Monday until payment is received.  If payment is made for exam fees to enable your child to take their exam but no payment is made for term fees then the payment that has been received for exam fees will be used towards any term fees due and we will not be able enter your child for an exam until that payment is also received in full  These changes will not apply if a payment plan has been agreed and adhered to.,

If you are having financial difficulties and are unable to pay for any reason, please call us, we will do what we can to help.

All timetables, price lists and other information can be found on our website, if you would like a copy please contact us via email and we will email you a copy.

Refunds will not be given except in extenuating circumstances. Any agreed refunds will incur Administration Charges.

Code of Professional Conduct and Practice for Teachers of Dance 2008-2009

This is a recommended Code of Professional Conduct and Practice prepared by the Council for Dance Education and Training to guide dance teachers on issues of good practice. It is endorsed by the dance teaching organisations in its membership and will be reviewed every two years.

Fundamental Principles

A teacher should:
behave with integrity in all professional and business relationships. Integrity implies not merely honesty but fair dealing, courtesy and consideration. strive for objectivity in all professional and business judgements. not accept a teaching post or undertake work for which he or she is not competent or qualified. carry out his or her professional work with due skill, care and proper regard for the technical and professional standards expected of him or her. Integrity

A teacher should:
uphold and enhance the good standard and reputation of the profession. work in a collaborative and co-operative manner with other dance professionals and organisations. not attempt to influence or intimidate any examiner at any examination or a judge at a competition.


A teacher should:
work in an open and co-operative manner with students and families. ensure that students are not discriminated against on the grounds of sex, race, colour, religion, age, disability, national or social origin or other status.


A teacher should:
acknowledge any limitations in his/her knowledge and competency and take steps to practice in a fully skilled manner. assist professional colleagues, in the context of his or her own knowledge, experience and sphere of responsibility, to develop their professional competence. undertake continuing professional development to ensure knowledge and practice remains current as required by his or her individual awarding body(ies) and/or employers.

Due skill and diligence

A teacher should ensure that no action or omission on his or her part, or within his or her sphere of responsibility, is detrimental to the interests or safety of students.

Courtesy and consideration

A teacher should: always act in such a manner as to promote and safeguard the interests and well-being of students. justify student trust and confidence.


A teacher should ensure that confidential information obtained in the course of his or her professional work should not be used for personal advantage or be disclosed without the consent of the pupil or parent, except where there is a legal right or duty to disclose. A teacher should be aware of and abide by current data protection legislation.


A teacher may seek publicity for his or her own services, and advertise his or her services, achievements and school in any way consistent with the dignity of the profession. A teacher should, under no circumstances, promote his or her services, or the services of another teacher, in such a way, or to such an extent, that amounts to harassment of the prospective pupil or parent. A teacher should not publish, or cause to be published, any notice, newspaper, advertisement or any other matter likely to damage the standing of the profession or to damage or depreciate the reputation of any colleague. Promotional material may contain any factual statement, the truth of which a teacher is able to justify, but should not make any disparaging references to, or disparaging comparisons with, the services of others.

Teaching names

A teacher may teach under whatever name or title he or she sees fit.
A teaching name should not be misleading.
A teacher should not use any title, description or designatory letters to which he or she is not entitled.

Statutory Requirements

A teacher should: comply with all statutory requirements affecting health and safety at work. ensure the provision of adequate public/products liability insurance and employer liability insurance. comply with all the statutory requirements affecting the running of the business, including registration of names, income tax, value added tax and any other matter required by law. ensure that he or she is in accordance with the law with regard to copyright, recording, public performance and other matters concerning printed matter and recorded music related to their work.

Health and safety

A teacher should: ensure that classes are of a size appropriate to the levels and techniques being taught and the space being used. Students in each class should be of compatible age and/or standard. be aware of developments in Child Protection legislation and undertake Criminal Records Bureau enhanced disclosure as required. ensure that teaching facilities are adequately maintained and provide:
1. suitable flooring appropriate to the technique taught, with a clean, safe surface; to minimise the risk of injury;
2. adequate heating levels and ventilation.
3. suitable, secure and safe area for changing.
4. abide by Health and Safety statutory legislation requirements, understand his or her responsibility in case of a medical emergency and keep records in an accident book.
5. ensure that all fire regulations are displayed and adhered to.

Data Protection

A teacher should behave in accordance with sound data collection principles; currently these are the eight data protection principles of The Data Protection Act 1998. Standards of good practice for the relationship between teacher and student for principals of dance schools, studio principals and individual teachers should: have written, clearly defined aims and objectives setting out the broad goals to be achieved by the school. A similar set of objectives will be stated which outline the benefits a pupil can expect to receive through the teaching staff’s conscientious implementation of them. A teacher should have a written health and injury prevention and child protection policy. employ teaching staff with experience and qualifications appropriate to the levels and techniques to be taught. Student teachers should be trained and supervised to ensure maintenance of the school’s teaching standards. conform to sound business practice. apply appropriate teaching aims and assessment procedures to students. Ensure that students and families have ample opportunity to communicate with their teachers. use adequate and flexible teaching skills to create a productive learning environment.

Data Protection Policy

Central School of Dance & Drama Ltd is committed to a policy of protecting the rights and privacy of all students, parents/guardians, and staff in accordance with data protection legislation.

As a matter of good practice all individuals working for Central School of Dance & Drama Ltd. and who have access to personal information, will be expected to have read and to comply with this policy and any others relating to personal data and privacy.

Why do we collect personal data?

We collect personal data relating to our students, their parents or guardians, and our staff for the following purposes:

• Administration of the school and its activities; and
• Carrying out our duty of care to students and staff.

Collection and Storage of Personal Data

Staff Data

Staff personal contact information and payment details will be collected on a Staff Contact & Data Consent Form. Details will then be entered onto the Central School of Dance & Drama’s computer database and the Contact & Data Consent Form will then be stored securely.

Student Data

Student personal contact information (which will be provided by and consent given by the parent/guardian if under 18yrs), date of birth and any relevant medical history will be collected on the Central School of Dance & Drama Ltd’s Registration Form. Details will then be entered onto the Central School of Dance & Drama’s computer database and the Registration Form will then be stored securely.

Medical data is considered “sensitive” and will only be used by us in carrying out our duty of care.

Parent/Guardian Data

Parent/Guardian personal contact information will be collected on the student’s Registration Form. Details will then be entered onto the Central School of Dance & Drama’s computer database and the Registration Form will then be stored securely.

Additional Personal Data

All students and their parent/guardian are advised that photographic and video materials may be taken during any production or lesson they attend for professional/publicity purposes.

Consent for this is also requested on the student’s Registration Form.

Do we share your data with anyone else?

Staff Data may be shared with our Bank or other financial institutions for administering payments.

Student identification data may be passed onto relevant examination boards if examinations are taken. These include, but may not be limited to: The R.A.D.; I.S.T.D.; and L.A.M.D.A.

How long do we keep your personal data?
We only keep personal data for as long as it is required for the purposes of use stated above or for complying with other relevant legal, regulatory or contractual obligations.

This usually means that personal data will be securely deleted/destroyed when you cease any relationship with the school – e.g. when a student leaves the school.

Can I find out what information is held about me?

You have the right to ask us at any time for a copy of the information we hold about you or your child if they are under 18 years of age by contacting:

Miss Nicola Baines, Principal & Director

By e-mail: nicola@centralschoolofdance.co.uk
By telephone: 07494 750903
By post: 22 Magenta Close, Billericay, Essex CM12 0LF.

We will use reasonable efforts consistent with our legal duty to supply, correct or delete personal information about you on our files.

Withdrawal of Consent

You may withdraw you consent for us to process all or some of your data at any time in line with data protection legislation by contacting one of the Directors.

Individual teachers will:

1. encourage communication between student and him/herself and other students.
2. communicate a love of dance and encourage the art of dance.
3. demonstrate professional attitudes, including punctuality, reliability and responsible care of students.
4. develop self-discipline and self motivation in the students.
5. transmit general concepts of movement in addition to those of a particular dance style.
6. develop in the students an appreciation of the characteristic style of each specific discipline taught.
recognise and develop each student’s potential and offer appropriate guidance for further progress. recognise physical differences and limitations and different learning styles, modifying the teaching and seeking advice where necessary. The teaching and choreography must be anatomically safe, and physical corrections must be attempted in a careful and sensitive manner. uphold the rules of their dance teaching society/organisation.

The Council for Dance Education and Training. March 2008

Appendix A – the eight principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 The eight principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 may be summarised thus. All data recorded by dance teachers concerning individuals with whom they come into contact (be they child or adult) must be:
1. fairly and lawfully processed
2. processed for limited purposes
3. adequate, relevant and not excessive
4. accurate
5. not kept longer than necessary
6. processed in accordance with the data subjects’ rights
7. secure
8. not transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) without adequate protection


To provide an excellent level of training, encouraging the appreciation of dance and to develop performance skills, a sense of musicality, social awareness and self-confidence.

To provide a safe, nurturing environment so that students gain a rich education in dance.

To understand the individual needs of each student and catering through differentiation in inclusive classes to build their confidence and ability.

To enable students to partake in examinations to set standards and reward achievements whilst following the RAD and ISTD code of conduct and professional practice


The Central School of Dance is committed to providing professional development and life long learning.

Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy

Central School of Dance & Drama is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people up to the age of 18. We recognise our responsibility to take all reasonable steps to promote safe practice and to protect children from harm, abuse and exploitation.

Central School of Dance & Drama acknowledges its duty to act appropriately to any allegations, reports or suspicions of abuse. All staff and volunteers will work together to encourage the development of an ethos which embraces difference and diversity and respects the rights of children, young people and adults.

Central School of Dance & Drama recognises its duty of care under the Children and Young Persons Act 1963, the Children (Performances and Activities) (England) Regulations 2014, the Children Act 1989 and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015.

Central School of dance & Drama will ensure that:

• The welfare of the child is paramount

• All children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse

• All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately

Central School of Dance & Drama will ensure that:

• Everyone will be treated with respect and dignity

• The welfare of each child will always be put first

• Enthusiastic and constructive criticism will be given to pupils rather than negative criticism

• Bullying will not be accepted or condoned

• All adult members will provide a positive role model

• Action will be taken to stop any inappropriate behaviour

• It will comply with health & safety legislation

It will keep informed of changes in legislation and policies for the protection of children

• It will undertake relevant professional development and training

• It will ensure all contact and medical details for every child are up to date and available at the place of teaching or performance.

• All staff will receive dedicated safeguarding training.

Central School of Dance & Drama has designated Safeguarding leads (DSL) who are in charge of ensuring that the child protection policy is adhered to.

The Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) and their contact details are:

• Nicola Baines - 07494 750903 - nicola@centralschoolofdance.co.uk

• Hazel Smith - 01277 226777 - hazel@centralschoolofdance.co.uk

In implementing this policy Central School of Dance & Drama will:

• Ensure that all staff/volunteers understand their legal and moral responsibility to protect children and young people from harm, abuse and exploitation.

• Ensure that all staff/volunteers understand their duty to report concerns that arise about a child or young person, or a staff/volunteers conduct towards a child or young person to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads.

• The notified Designated Safeguarding Lead will refer any child protection concerns to the statutory child protection agencies (i.e. Police and/or children’s Social Care).

• Children, young people and parents will be informed of who the Designated Safeguarding Leads are and be able to raise any safeguarding concerns & know that these will be taken seriously and acted upon.

• Ensure all staff/volunteers are aware and understand our Covid Safe procedures to minimise the risk of infection to any student or staff member.

This policy will be regularly monitored by Central School of the Dance & Drama and will be subject to an annual review.

Date policy agreed: 3rd June 2019

Policy updated: 10th August 2020


Central School of Dance & Drama Ltd (CSD) acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities & government guidance.

The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background, all children

• have a positive and enjoyable experience of Dance & Drama at CSD in a safe and child centred environment.

• are protected from abuse whilst participating in Dance & Drama.

CSD acknowledges that some children, including disabled children and young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.

As part of our safeguarding policy CSD will

• promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people

• ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is able to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people

• ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern

• ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored

• prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals

The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in CSD. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal/exclusion from the School.

Our policy will be reviewed every three years, or in the following circumstances:

• changes in legislation and/or government guidance

• as a result of any other significant change or event.

(Last reviewed Jan 2020)

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