ATTENDING OPEN STAGE

DUTY OF CARE

 

  • On arrival please sign your children in for classes with the member of staff on reception. We take your children's safety very seriously and need up-to-date registers in case of a fire alarm or drill.

  • Students aged 12 upwards are permitted to sign themselves in, you are responsible for reminding them of this.

  • Please ensure the entrance door is closed at all times.

  • Before class starts please report to a member of staff any injuries that your child may have incurred outside of
    Open Stage.

  • Ensure arrangements are made so that your child arrives safely at their classes and is collected at the end. We cannot be responsible for unattended children before arrival or after collection time slots. We have limited waiting space and staff resources therefore your child should be dropped off no more than 10 minutes before their class start time and 10 minutes after their class finishes. Should your child be unaccompanied at Open Stage outside of these times, this is entirely at your own risk and Open Stage accepts no responsiblity for their care.

  • Behaviour that is deemed to be disruptive, threatening, rude or violent in any way will not be tolerated from students or their families and any such misconduct will result in participants instantly losing their place at Open Stage.

ATTENDANCE

  • Whilst it is not compulsory to attend a performing arts school, it is a commitment once you have joined.

  • We are not a 'drop-in' school and ask for regular attendance so that it is fair to all, including your child.

  • Should a student miss three weeks in a row, they will automatically lose their place.

  • Please be punctual for class. The entrance doors are unlocked and the building is open to the public a quarter of an hour prior to classes commencing.

  • Any absence should be reported via text to 07847 922542 as soon as possible as it affects lesson plans, show rehearsals and training. Please do not knock our front door earlier than our opening hours, whilst staff may be in the building they may be attending meetings, training, cleaning etc.

  • We cannot be responsible for unattended children before arrival or after collection time slots.

  • Students should be wearing correct uniform for classes.

  • Please also let us know if your child attends similar dance of performing arts classes elsewhere.

 

PARENTS/ACCOMPANYING ADULTS

  • Please check the noticeboard at Open Stage, our Facebook page and our website regularly for the most up-to-date information about classes, shows, exams and events.

  • If you drive to Open Stage please have respect for the local residents and be considerate when parking. PLEASE DO NOT DOUBLE PARK.

  • Please read the parent/guardian code of conduct on display next to the top side entrance.

  • We ask that parents refrain from stepping in and out of our studio during class time. Also please don’t also get your children ready in the studio, it is a great distraction for all. You will find that this rule is the same for all stage and dance schools.

ACCREDITED EXAMINATIONS
 

  • We provide opportunities for students who wish to undertake accredited examinations. We are registered with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) in ballet, tap and modern theatre dance.

  • To help prepare students as the examination date approaches additional classes will be run and must be attended.

  • Our teachers will inform parents when students are ready for exams.

  • Each student will follow an individual examination path that may differ from classmates/friends.

TUCK SHOP
 

  • Please note we no longer allow fizzy pop, Lucozade, energy drinks or foam spray drinks at Open Stage during student performing arts classes.

  • We do run a tuck shop with hot and cold drinks and various snacks, plus we sell merchandise items from Open Stage. All funds raised help pay for our show costumes and equipment needs.