Code of Conduct

The aim of Genevieve Ryan Dance Academy is to ensure that all students experience dance in a fun, friendly, positive and safe environment. In order to achieve this, please take note of the following guidelines. We would like to stress the importance of these guidelines in assuring the wellbeing of all students in GRDA. Any student unable or unwilling to adhere to the ethos of the school will be asked to leave after reasonable notice in line with GRDA’s Terms & Conditions.

For insurance and safety purposes all students must be registered in advance of attending classes. Genevieve Ryan Dance Academy can only accept responsibility for enrolled students during class time.

It is vital that students arrive in good time for their classes. If students are late for class it will impede learning, cause disruption to others and place themselves at risk of injury should they miss the warm up section of the class. 

Regular attendance is extremely important. If students do not attend on a regular basis, then the development of the class and the individual student will be affected. 

Competition Team members’ attendance will be monitored in the lead up to competitions and performances and students who fail to attend classes may be withdrawn from the competitions and/or performances. 

Students are expected to behave in an orderly, civilised and well-mannered way and to show respect to their teacher when attending GRDA. Students should also show respect to other students in their class. GRDA has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of bullying, failure to comply with the rules and regulations may result in withdrawal from GRDA.

Uniform & Appropriate Dance Attire
It is extremely important that students come to classes dressed in the appropriate attire and are able to work correctly and safely in class. We ask that all students make a concerted effort to come to class wearing a bun or a headband (for shorter hair). 

Examinations & Competitions
Entries for Competitions or IDTA examinations are at the discretion of the GRDA staff.

Students should only get changed in the designated changing area in the presence of other students and/or teachers, but never alone with one adult. Younger students should arrive already in uniform.

Drop Off/Collection
Parents/guardians are asked to drop off students directly before the start of their class. Students must be collected promptly at the end of class in line with their drop off and collection protocols. 

Personal Property
Students should make sure that they leave their valuable personal items at home or keep them safely in a bag at all times. GRDA regrets that we cannot be held responsible if items go missing. 

Remuneration and Fees
As per the Terms and Conditions monthly fees must be paid before the student’s first class of the month. Failure to do so may result in withdrawal from classes. Late fees will be charged as of the 10th of each month.

Data Protection Policy
Genevieve Ryan Dance Academy teachers are not at liberty to enter into conversation with or disclose any information to parents relating to other students. Student’s information is confidential and retained in accordance with the GRDA Data Protection Policy and Privacy Policy. 

Visual and Social Media
Images of children posted to our website, facebook and instagram page would only be identified by their first name. 

  • To reduce the risk of inappropriate use of images only images deemed suitable will be used.
  • Anyone with any complaints about images posted on our social media pages can speak to the child protection officer, Genevieve Ryan,  and the images will be removed.
  • Anyone concerned about inappropriate use of images can report the matter to the child protection officer and procedures will be followed to report the matter to the appropriate authority.
  • The expectations for parents and spectators who wish to take photographs or film at an event are to avoid inappropriate or intrusive photography. Any child or parent who has concerns regarding inappropriate or intrusive photography must report their concerns to the child protection officer who will act in the same manner as they would with any other child protection concern.

Health and Safety

If students hurt themselves in class or feel unwell at any point, they should tell their teacher or a member of staff immediately.

GRDA venues are a place of work and respect must be given to all staff, facilities and property. There must be no running or shouting in the building or grounds. 

No smoking is permitted anywhere on the premises. 

Fire regulation: if the fire alarm sounds, students must make their way immediately to their nearest available Fire Exit and a role call will be taken.
Parents/guardians are asked to drive with due care when dropping off and collecting their children from classes.