Health and safety
Physical correction in Academy classes
Dancing is a physical skill and in order to help the students’ learning, tutors may need to physically guide or correct a movement by touch, always used in an appropriate manner. Touch promotes kinaesthetic learning
and can produce a quicker response to correction than other methods. Physical corrections may be given in classes amongst a range of teaching tools.
Tutors are experts in their profession and have the advantage of years of training and teaching experience
. By attending Academy classes students are accepting the style of teaching used, however if a student is uncomfortable with this practice, parents/guardians/carers are asked to contact the Academy Manager.
Staff and safeguarding
DanceEast is committed to employing the
highest quality professionals to work with students, and the quality of
teaching on the Academy scheme is paramount to its success. Staff
undertake regular training and enrichment activities which enables them
to ensure that they have current knowledge of the dance sector.
All DanceEast staff, tutors and musicians are required to hold a clean disclosure with the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB), dated within the last two years. These are renewed on a bi-annual basis.
Offsite field trips
On all offsite trips students are accompanied by staff on a ratio of no
less than 1:12. Male and female staff accompany groups, including at
least one fully trained first aider. A parent representative is welcome to attend, but they must hold a CRB
check issued within two years of the date of the visit.
Risk assessments are made for all offsite activities, along with risk and fire safety assessments for a building.
DanceEast staff undertake training in child protection/safeguarding, and have basic first aid training.
Contact the DanceEast Academy
The DanceEast Academy is always looking to meet talented young people who will
benefit from the training. To find out more call the team on: 01473
295230 / email email@example.com
Photo: Rachel Cherry