Dates S84 operates on a termly basis, allowing 3 weeks off at Christmas, 2 weeks at Easter and closing for the month of August to run our summer holiday activities timetable. Winter, spring & summer dates always coincide with the government school year.
Teachers: All S84 teachers are professionally trained ,fully qualified and have current CRB checks. We always have one quailed first aider on sight.
Where a guest or student teacher is asked to take a class, a member of the S84 team will always be present.
A “hands on approach” is often needed for teaching technique, as well as supporting the acrobatic movements. Please let Miss Faye know if you are not happy for your child to be taught in this way.
Office Contact & Hours: Monday – Friday 10am-9pm. Saturday 9am-6pm. Sunday 9am-6pm on competition days and events only. Please DO NOT CALL out of these hours unless an emergency. Details for contact are: Phone: 07423836336 Email: email@example.com or a lot of question can be answered via our website www.studioeightfour.com.
Fees: Are paid by monthly Standing Orders and are calculated for you on our Pro Rata System. Your class fee is times by 40 weeks of operation then divided by 12 months of the year.
Private Lessons: Must be booked in advance and can be paid for on the day of the lesson. Any private lesson that is booked and not attended must be paid for in full unless 24 hours notice is given.
Sibling Discount: Is offered to relatives attending 3 or more classes each. 20% will be deducted from your totalled weekly balance for both siblings.
Missed Classes: Are still paid in full during term time.
Trial Class: New students are welcome to ONE FREE trial class. Trial lesson must be booked in advance.
Place Confirmation: We allow for 2 weeks of training before we ask you to sign our acceptance forms to secure your place at the studio. Spaces are limited to ensure quality of training.
Terminating Enrolment: Two weeks written notice is required before the end of the month, for any pupil wishing to discontinue training at the studio.If notice is not received, the full payment of fees for the rest of the month will be due. Refunds for any unused classes will not be given.
**As our Pro Rata payment plan allows you to spread the costs of your weekly lesson over a 12 month period, anyone terminating their contract before the end of the year will be invoiced for the remaining balance of fee’s, as tuition for the classes you have already partaken in will have been given at a discounted rate.
Correspondence: We have a private FB & What’s App group where we house all our information regarding class changes, exams, workshops and so on. Please make sure you have requested to be a member of one of them so you stay updated. We do not email on an individual basis unless it is a private matter or necessary.
Whilst At The Studio
Arrival: Please arrive at least 10mins before your class to make sure you are ready and on time for your first lesson. We cannot be held responsible for pupils dropped off any earlier than this.
Collection: Please ensure your child is picked up on time and let a member of staff know if anybody other than you will be collecting them.
Absent or Lateness: It is very IMPORTANT you let Miss Faye know ASAP if you are going to be late or missing your lessons to help us avoid any hold ups in the smooth running of the lessons.
Uniform: Is applicable for all classes. All hair MUST be in a bun.
Personal Belongings: S84 does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage to property while on the premises. Please make sure all belongings are labeled to avoid any mishaps.
Student Behaviour: Bad behaviour will not be tolerated. Students will be removed from lessons for rudeness, cheekiness or unkindness towards other pupils or staff.
Parents: Are NOT permitted to be in the studio unless asked to do so by a teacher. This is to comply with our insurence and child safeguarding policy
Medications: If a student needs to take any of their own medication (whether self administered or otherwise) teachers or an appropriate representative must be informed. S84 accepts no responsibility for administering medication (and or its effects) and the student’s parent/guardian must takes full responsibility.
Injury or Illness: S84 accepts no liability for any injuries sustained whilst participating in a dance class or on the Studio Premises. If your child gets injured or feels unwell, we will administer the necessary aid and call the emergency contact ASAP.
Photography/ Social Media: If you have given permission for your child to be photographed or videoed in class, this also means you allow us to share these videos or photographs between our staff for training purposes or online for publicity purposes.
Oppertunities: Permission must be sought from any pupil wishing to participate in any external vocational classes, amateur or professional productions, auditions, festivals, competitions or demonstrations.
Pupils enrolled at Studio84 are offered all disciplines of performing arts as well as many opportunities, therefore permission will only be granted to another school, audition or event if it is to attend something we can not offer you.
Pupils will need to be dressed correctly for all of their classes with no exceptions or substitutes. This is all part of the discipline of dance and the performing arts and not forgetting health and safety reasons also. All uniform can be purchased from Miss Faye.
*HAIR TO BE IN A BUN FOR ALL CLASSES WITH GRIPS & PINS!!
Tuesday: Black leotard & belt, Pink convertible tights, Black cardigan, Pink canvas Ballet shoes and pointe shoes. Black Tap shoes. Jazz shoes optional
Wednesdays & Fridays : Branded Studio 84 leggings, shorts, crop tops, vest, leotards & tights. NO BAGGY CLOTHING. Studio84 T-Shirts/jumpers/ onesies can only be worn for warm ups.
Musical Theatre & STAGE ACADEMY: Branded Studio84 uniform only.
Saturday Dinky & Mini: Pink leotard, Pink skirt, Pink cardigan, Pink convertible tights or socks & Pink canvas Ballet shoes. Jazz shoes optional, Black Tap shoes.
Saturday Juniors:Mulberry leotard & belt, Pink cardigan, Pink convertible tights or socks & Pink Ballet canvas ballet shoes. Black Tap shoes. Jazz shoes optional
Competition & Festival Etiquette
Competition Classes: Once invited to either our festival or freestyle team, pupils must attend the necessary competition class every week.
Festival Routines: Will be choreographed in one or two 30 min private lesson depending on your child. Routines WILL NOT be made up or practiced in lessons unless your child is attending the necessary competition or festival class.
Private Lessons: Freestyle Comp Squad: will require a minimum of one 15-minute private lesson a week.
Festival Comp Team: will require a minimum of one 15-minute before a festival to clean up choreography, however we recommend a 30 min lesson on each dance as a refresher
Uniform: All students are to arrive and depart in clean & pressed S84 Uniform.
Freestyle Comp Squad: Parents will be required to invest in a S84 T-shirt also.
All students must have their own make up kit, hair spray, bobbles, brush, pins, grips & safety pins etc.
Costumes: Please do not purchase any costumes or suits until it has been approved by a teacher. We expect all costumes to be immaculately kept and our students to have impeccable hair, make up and grooming at all competitions.
Props : Any props or costumes issued to you by Studio84 must be returned in the same condition they were given in. Loss or damage to these items will result in you having to pay for them.
Sportsmanship: At competitions, Studio84 is to be represented as a united team and in the highest and most professional manner from both pupils & parents.
Team moral is the most important agenda of the day.
All parents and pupils are to support each other.
This is for EVERY MEMBER of the team not just your own child.
A success for one child from our school is a success for the school and its reputation as a whole.
*Pupils/ parents will be asked to leave the competition squad or festival team without notice if they cannot congratulate and support other members of our school.
Trophies, Medals, Awards: Where necessary or allowed are to be collected in S84 branded uniform. All parents and pupils are to stay until the finals and awards have ben handed out to support and congratulate unless you have asked to leave before the section has commenced. Exceptions will be made to competitions running late into the evening or where a child is feeling unwell or injured.
A Note For All:
Pupils and parents will be asked to leave our school without any notice for breach of our school’s terms and conditions or for any other serious misconduct!