UPDATE: COVIT-19 PANDEMIC AND DT DANCE ARRANGEMENT.
The Ballet School has returned to IN-PERSON classes since April 19th 2021.
For the safety of dancers, parents, guardians and teachers, we are practising social distancing measures whilst the government is still on alert. Adults are asked to wear a mask inside the building whilst waiting for dancers. Adults and ages 12+ taking class are exempt of wearing a mask whilst exercising. Children are exempt of wearing masks.
DT Dance Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy
The Dilek Taptik School of Dance (DT Dance) believes that it is unacceptable for a child or young person to experience abuse of any kind and recognizes its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of children and young people who attend the school, by a commitment to practice in a way, which protects them.
DT Dance has a ‘duty of care’ to provide a safe environment that is conducive to promoting the health and wellbeing of children and young people under the age of 18 years.
By enrolling to the school the parents or guardian automatically agrees to the Term’s and Conditions and Safeguarding policies set by the school.
DT Dance will take all reasonable steps to ensure that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is embedded in our contact through the training and activities we provide for them.
We recognize that:
Health and Safety:
The Safety and wellbeing of all students is the highest priority. Regular risk assessments are made for our venues and being reviewed where necessary. Parents and Guardians must adhere to the points listed below. Please read the full terms and conditions for the full list of policies on our website www.dtdance.com.
Below are just some of the most important policies:
Anti- Bullying Policy:
To create an ethos of good behaviour where our students treat each other and staff with respect. Our policy is:
It is the aim of the school to promote good student conduct at all times both inside and outside of the venues used, in a manner that shows due regard for their own safety and dignity and that of fellow students, teachers and others present.
Students are admitted on the basis of their suitability, potential and talent for the levels indicated. Students are assessed during a trial class and placed in a class deemed suitable, the Director's decision being final.
The minimum number of students in a ‘ballet ‘class is 6, excluding sibling numbers, the maximum number is 12. If the number falls below DT Dance reserves the right to withdraw the course.
It is the school's policy that all places are offered on merit and no applicant is discriminated against on the basis of race, colour, nationality, gender or ethnicity.
DT Dance do not offer refunds for a classes missed.
Concerns or Complaints:
It is our aim that both parents and students should feel that any concerns and/or complaints are listened to and taken seriously and dealt with promptly.
Concerns should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
In the first instance, you will receive an acknowledgement of your concern raised and we would aim to have a formal response within five working days.
Complaints/concerns raised via social media will not be acknowledged.
We are also committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually or where necessary on a shorter time basis.
To discuss any safeguarding concerns, please contact DT Dance School Principal, Dilek Taptik on 07930839319