Award winning Dance Academy based in Cardiff , South Wales The Ballet Academy offers a complete program for the young dancer. We also provide lessons in Ballet, Tap, Lyrical, Modern Jazz and Musical Theatre, Tap and Acrobatics / gymnastics . Each lesson is held as a serperate class to enable pupils to specialise in the area. The Academies are run by a Principal, Artistic director, several guest teachers, volunteers and chaperones. All pupils are entered in for medal tests and shows. With graded examinations from the age of 5 years of age. Graded Examinations are accredited with the Council for Dance Education and Musical Theatre in London. http://www.cdmt.org.uk/about-us Our principal Sandra Gage trained with the Royal Academy of Dancing with graded examinations. Teaching qualifications and Memberships have previously been held with MIDAA. BTDA , WATD, PTD, UTD New for 2017 graded examinations are now taken with a new CDMT accredited association. Pupils are also given the chance to perform in our shows events and many other productions held throughout the year. We have several Dance Festival championship title holders in the school and our dancers are only entered for recognised Dance Festivals. titles include Swansea Dance Festival Mercia Dance Festival - Midlands Welsh Open Dance Championships All Star Dance Festival - Bristol All Star Dance Festival - South Wales All Star Dance Festival - London Wales and West Festival of Dance -South Wales and Devon Coral Leigh Dance Festival -Online Walesand West Online Dance Festival AJ Online Dance Festival We have a Uniform available to purchase from the school which your child will be expected to wear to every class attended. We also have an outdoor uniform to be worn when attending shows and events. All our teachers and guest teachers are qualified and hold registered teaching certificates which enables us to teach your child correctly and confidently. Teachers and volunteers also hold DBS checked certificates, updated Insurances and together have at least thirty two years of teaching abilities. We are able to offer your child lessons in a group or private tuition, master classes with guest teachers, valuable trips to shows and venues such as Pineapple Dance Centre London and West End Shows. Children showing potential and commitment are given the opportunity to train in monthly Stage One Associate classes with our lovely Teacher Miss Nazene , principal of the Nazene Danielle's Dance Dynamix School based in Liverpool. Miss Nazene is also the teacher responsible for training all the dancers that appear on Dance Mums UK TV programme. Youngsters travel from London, Devon, Dorset , Wiltshire, West and South Wales every month or the classes , which are held in Cardiff. We have five pupils who are a part of this monthly class. Our dancers are currently taking online lessons with Eastenders star and dancer Jonny Labey and are looking forward to live classes with him soon. Please note we do not accept children into our Academy who attend other dance schools that teach the same disciplines as our Academy. Neither do we allow our pupils to attend different schools offering the same classes as us. Classes are paid Termly in advance . A membership payment is required plus an annual payment of £10 each September. Please note should you decide your child no longer wishes to attend classes there is no refund available. School Regulations, Polices and GDPR Observance of the following rules, regulations and policies is implicit in the acceptance of a place in the School. The School reserves the right to refuse entry to classes if these rules are not complied with. The School reviews and amends its policies and regulations on a regular basis and advises parents and teachers to read this document thoroughly to ensure a clear understanding is gained. We ask that Parents/guardians give one term's notice in writing if she/he wishes to leave the school, stop or change any classes. Alternatively a full term’s fee must be paid in lieu of such notice. Emails of notification are to be sent the school email address School Regulations The signed registration form acts as an agreement between Glamorgan Dance Academy (The School) and parents/guardians and states Three weeks notice before the next payment is due notice in writing must be given if she/he wishes to leave the school, stop or change any classes. Alternatively a full term’s fee must be paid in lieu of such notice. If you choose to enrol your child into a Saturday class you are required to commit to each weekly class held. Our Festival team will rehearse each Saturday along with exam and medal test rehearsals. If you cannot attend weekly on a Saturday we strongly suggest that you choose a week day class. As from May 25th 2018, All pupils must complete a registration form and must receive notification of a place before any classes are attended. All pupils must complete a registration form and must receive notification of a place before any classes are attended. NO photography or filming is allowed by parents
The School reserves the right to end a student’s attendance at the school for reasons such as non-payment of fees, incorrect dress or unacceptable behaviour.
Parents must fill out a registration form if their details have changed. The Principal must be notified of any changes of address, contact number and email address. The School's emails and letters contain confidential and/or privileged information and are intended for only the person to whom it is addressed. Any unauthorised copying, forwarding, disclosure or distribution of the material contained in emails and any attachment is strictly prohibited. All personal information at the school is kept confidential and will not be discussed or shared by the school with any other parent or student.
Child Protection At Glamorgan Dance Academy, we have a duty of care to safeguard all children. It is our aim to provide children and young people with appropriate safety and protection that attend the School. We abide by The Child Protection Act 2004. Protection of our Children At Glamorgan Dance Academy, we ensure that all children are protected. For younger students we insist they do not go home without their Parents or Guardians and will be kept within the studio with the teacher until collected. Once out of the lesson parents are responsible for their children. It is the parental responsibility to hand in your admission form once given.This will include contact details in case of emergency etc. General Data Protection Regulations 2018In accordance with the GPDR Statement.GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and replaces the previous Data Protection. It was approved by the EU Parliament in 2016 and comes into effect on 25th May 2018. GDPR states that personal data should be ‘processed fairly & lawfully’ and ‘collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes’ and that individuals data is not processed without their knowledge and are only processed with their ‘explicit’ consent. GDPR covers personal data relating to individuals. Glamorgan Dance Academy is committed to protecting the rights and freedoms of individuals with respect to the processing of children's, parents, visitors and staff personal data. The Data Protection Act gives individuals the right to know what information is held about them. It provides a framework to ensure that personal information is handled properly.What we do at Glamorgan Dance Academy:We do not disclose or sell personal data to third parties.We do not disclose personal data to other members of the School and their families.The School uses contact numbers and emails for newsletters, updates, whole school and individual communication, invoices and general information.Emergency Parent contact numbers are given to teachers termly for the sole use of emergency contact only.Paper registration forms are stored in a secured filing cabinet at the School's office.Hard copy information is destroyed via secure information shredding service.Information about individual children is used in certain documents, such as, a weekly register, medication forms and examination documentations. These documents include data such as children's names, date of birth and emergency contact numbers. These records are shredded after the relevant retention period. Glamorgan Dance Academy collects a large amount of personal data every year including; names and addresses of those on the waiting list. These records are shredded if the child does not attend or added to the child’s file and stored appropriately. Glamorgan Dance Academy stores personal data held visually in photographs or video clips or as sound recordings. No names are stored with images in photo albums, displays, on the website. COVID -19 PREVENTION AWARENESS We will be working alongside the Welsh Government guidelines and will re open on Saturday September 5th 2020. All classes will be reduced and safety measures have been put in place. Risk assessments of venues have been made and all children attending the school must have a COVID-19 health and safety form signed by parents at each lesson. No equipment will currently be used and all children attending acro classes must have their own safety mat at each class. During any further lockdown classes will be held online. All parents must provide a space for children to dance that is free from anything that could cause danger or harm to your child. Children are expected to be in full uniform for all classes and will be expected to behave online as they would in a class. We can offer our pupils some free online classes during any lockdown, however should you take advantage of these classes then leave the school you will be invoiced for these classes. Hand sanitizers will be available at each entrance and must be used on entry and exit of each class. A full health and safety risk assessment will be handed to each pupil on return of classes.