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GCSE Dance seeks to encourage students to be inspired, moved and changed by following a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study. It aims to prepare learners to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices. Following a course in GCSE Dance will enable students to:
- Develop and demonstrate skills in a range of practical, creative and performance work.
- Actively engage in the process of studying performance in its various guises, in order to develop as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds.
- Develop an understanding of working in the Performing Arts industry.
- Understand the Performing Arts industry as a practitioner and as a spectator.
- Work imaginatively and creatively in collaborative contexts, generating, developing and communicating ideas.
- Reflect on and evaluate own work and the work of others.
- Understand the elements required to create performances for an audience:
- Technical skill
- Fluidity of line
- Interpretation of music
- Creativity of Choreography
- Collaborative skills
If you enjoy dance, have plenty of energy and discipline and would like to develop the range of your dance skills, then the GCSE course is ideal for you.
Previous dance experience is necessary. Students must also attend a regular weekly “technique” class.
The course is available for students who are 13 years+
Terms & Conditions
- Fees are required on or before the first day of every term.
- Cheques must have the pupil’s name on the back of each cheque.
- Cash should be placed in an envelope marked with the pupil's name.
- If paying by Bank Transfer, please use child’s name as reference + Invoice No.
HALF A TERMS NOTICE IS REQUIRED IN WRITING BEFORE WITHDRAWING A PUPIL FROM ANY CLASS OR A TERM’S FEES WILL BE CHARGED IN LIEU OF NOTICE.
A 15% administrative surcharge for late payment of fees will be added to the total amount owing.
- All pupils must wear the correct uniform
- No jewellery
- No tattoos
- Hair to be tied back off the face
- The school cannot undertake responsibility for any money or item lost on the premises.
- The School reserve the right to amend / alter the Terms & Conditions at any time.
- The School reserve the right to amend / alter fees and classes as and when necessary.
- The School reserve the right to cancel classes due to adverse weather conditions. These classes will not necessarily be replaced.
- All information received will be stored securely and not sold to 3rd parties.
- The School will only share information with the relevant teachers or administrative staff.
Surrey County Council require names and postcodes of all performers to allow children to dance in theatres.
Chaperones will have access to the above information for the purposes of Child Safeguarding.
The Cremona School of Dance Facebook Group is a closed and private group open to members only. The Group serves as a notice board and may include pupil achievements, exam results and photos.
It will be strictly forbidden for parents/guardians to take photos of children on School premises during School events such as parent watching sessions, rehearsals, shows and exams. Teachers may take photos and will seek permission from parents/guardians at the time of the event.
By registering at the Cremona School of Dance you accept the above Terms & Conditions and have read the Privacy Notice. You give permission to The Cremona School of Dance to use information as described and to contact you with information and invoices whilst you are attending the School.
Should you wish to unsubscribe, you are required to contact the School with your request.
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and replaces the previous Data Protection Act.
GDPR states that personal data should be:
- Processed fairly & lawfully
- Collected for specified and legitimate purposes
- Individuals’ data is not processed without their knowledge and is only processed with their consent.
The Cremona School of Dance is committed to protecting the rights of individuals with respect to the processing of children’s, parents’, and staff personal data. GDPR gives individuals the right to know what information is held about them and provides a framework to ensure that personal information is handled properly.
The CSD is required to collect and manage certain data. We need to know parents’ names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses.
We need to know children’s full names, date of birth and any SEN/Medical requirements/conditions. We are required to provide this information to Surrey County Council (SCC) for the purposes of school shows and to chaperones in respect of Health & Safety and the Safeguarding of children.
We are also required to provide pupils’ data to the Imperial Society of Dancing (ISTD) for the purposes of examinations.
An individual can make a request to access their data and the CSD will need to provide a response (within 1 month). The CSD can refuse a request, if we have a lawful obligation to retain data but we will inform the individual of the reason for the rejection.
The individual has the right to request the deletion of their data where there is no reason for its continued use. However, the CSD has a legal duty to keep children’s and parents’ data for a reasonable time.
The CSD shares data with SCC (see paragraph above) and with DanceBiz.
DanceBiz is owned by ThinkSmart Software and provides a secure platform giving nominated CSD teachers access data information. These recipients use secure file transfer systems and have their own policies and procedures in place in relation to GDPR.
All paper copies of children’s data are kept in a locked filing cabinet/cupboard. Teachers can have access to these files, but information taken from the files about individual children is confidential. These records are shredded after the retention period.
The CSD holds photographs/video clips taken during shows, competitions, events at the School and may be used solely for School purposes, such as the School’s website and other School promotional material.
Access to office computers/laptops is password protected. Any portable data storage used to store personal data such as a USB memory stick is password protected and/or stored in a locked filing cabinet/cupboard.
GDPR means that The Cremona School of Dance must:
- Manage and process personal data properly
- Protect the individual’s rights to privacy
- Provide an individual with access to all personal information held on them.
Use of our closed Facebook page is covered by our Facebook Group Policy.