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Terms & Conditions

Code of Conduct for Students and Parents/Guardians

  • All students must wear clothing they can move freely in, including appropriate shoes for dancing. Please avoid heels or flip-flops.  We encourage all of our students to wear a South Side t-shirt for our classes for company spirit.  Hoodies are also available.

  • All students should bring a bottle of water each week.

  • Please ensure students are dropped off and collected punctually and promptly. 

  • Persistent late pick ups will likely incur fees to cover teacher time and venue hire. Parents/guardians must let South Side know if running late.

  • We must be notified if any child plans to go home alone who does not usually.

  • Please report all absence as soon as possible, this includes planned absence such as holidays, family celebrations etc. 

  • South Side is not liable for any loss or damage of personal items brought on site.

  • Parents are not permitted to stay within the premises for the South Side sessions unless this has been agreed in advance with the South Side team. This is so as not to create an imbalance between our students or distract their training. Every term will end with an End of Term performance for friends and family.

  • Parents/Guardians must notify South Side of any changes to contact or medical details.

  • Any form of abuse will not be tolerated and dealt with promptly and sufficiently by the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Artistic Director.

  • Any complaints should be made directly to the Artistic Director.

  • South Side follows a strict Privacy Policy, Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and a Photography and Video Policy.  All parents/guardians should make themselves aware of the policies in full.

  • South Side reserves the right to take photos or videos of all students to be used for publicity purposes only in line with our photography and video policy. (Parents/Guardians must inform South Side if they would not like to give consent)

  • Parents/guardians are expected to supply costumes if required for productions your son/daughter is involved in.

  • All information will be kept on file and added to our mailing list unless stated otherwise. (Please email us if you would like to be removed from the mailing list). 

 

Teaching Staff

South Side reserves the right to change the teaching staff whenever necessary.

Class Groups

South Side reserves the rights to alter class groups and ages as required. Students will only be able to move up age groups early if agreed by the South Side team. 

Productions

  • South Side will solely decide castings for all productions with careful consideration of class members attendance record, punctuality, past experiences, previous roles, audition performance and student's attitude. Casting decisions are final and unable to be changed. All class members will be cast in the show with plenty to do in rehearsals. 

  • Once committed to a production all cast members are expected to see out the full rehearsal and performance process and shouldn't leave at any point during the process until the show is done. Fees for leaving productions early may be incurred for parents/guardians. 

  • South Side students committ to working on productions following the South Side ethos of all-inclusivity, professionalism, teamwork and passion for theatre. This includes putting in work at home on lines, blocking, songs and dances. 

Fees & Notice

All class fees must be paid a month before the start of term via Direct Debit (GoCardless) or by the first day of the holiday project, unless a payment plan has been agreed. At least 6 weeks notice must be given prior to the start of the first South Side class of the new term if you decide to stop classes. No refunds will be given once places are paid for unless the class is full and your place is taken. No refunds will be given for any missed classes or rehearsals.