Code of Behaviour

Who does this apply to?

The content of this Code of Behaviour applies to all members of Licence to Dance School.

Expected minimum standards of behaviour and conduct

All such individuals involved in dance will, at all times show:

Respect for the activity

  • It is about friendship, enjoyment and always participating with the right spirit.
  • Be on time for training and competitions.
  • Mobile phones to be switched off during lessons, classes and workshops
  • Cancelled lessons/workshops/classes or events must be paid for. Exceptional circumstances aside. Within 72 hours 50% of lesson costs; Within 48 hours 100% of lesson costs
  • Give maximum effort and strive for the best possible performance.
  • Always acknowledge/thank your teacher, partner, fellow dancers, opponents, officials, judges after training sessions/competitions
  • Accept success and failure, victory and defeat, with dignity and set a positive example to others.
  • Social media or any other form of communications has to be used in a positive fashion to promote LTD, Latin American and Ballroom dancing in general. Any derogatory or abusive usage will be subject to disciplinary action.

Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others.

  • Teachers, coaches, parents, opponents and spectators should be valued.
  • Parents, friends, relatives and dancers are never allowed to speak with competition officials for any reason.
  • Respect the decisions of judges.
  • Protect others involved in the activity from verbal or physical abuse and other forms of threateningor intimidating behaviour such as bullying.
  • Conduct themselves in a manner that takes all reasonable measures to protect their own safety and the safety of others.
  • If a problem arises between team mates or parents, the matter should be escalated to the school principal
  • Parents, friends, relatives and dancers are not permitted to represent LTD without permission from the school principal
  • Any abusive behaviour/negative gossip or defamatory remarks or gestures against any members of LTD, other dancers, judges or principals from other schools, will result in disciplinary action.
  • Disciplinary action may lead to suspension or removal from the school

Self respect

  • Everyone should take responsibility for their actions
  • Good sportsmanship, polite manners and a positive attitude are required at all training sessions and competitions.
  • Do not smoke, drink or take drugs of any kind in Licence to Dance School activities (other than prescription).
  • Never use inappropriate language or gestures.
  • It is your responsibility to wear appropriate dance clothing during training sessions and competitions
  • Respect the facilities where you dance and the equipment that you use.
  • Personal items such as bags, mobile phones or clothing are your responsibility
  • Tell someone they trust if the behaviour of others makes them feel uncomfortable in any way.
  • Promote the reputation of dance and take all possible steps to prevent it from being brought into disrepute.
  • Accept success and failure, victory and defeat, with dignity.
  • Set a positive example for others, particularly young participants and spectators.
  • Abide by the LCD Safeguarding Policy
  • Normal safeguarding procedures are in place and any notification of criminal charges or convictions must be disclosed to the school principal immediately.  

Parents Charter

Respect the spirit of good sportsmanship in dance. It also incorporates the concepts of friendship, respect for others and always participating with the right spirit.

  • Focus on the young people’s efforts and enjoyment rather than winning or losing.
  • Teach young people that honest effort and teamwork are as important as victory, so the result of each competition is accepted without undue disappointment.
  • Remember that people learn best by example. Appreciate good performances and skilful performance by all participants.
  • Encourage people always to settle disagreements amicably without resorting to hostility
  • Respect teachers, officials, judges, coaches, other dancers and spectators.
  • Respect the decisions of officials/judges and teach young people to do the same.
  • Leave the teacher to communicate with individual dancers on the dance floor
  • Show an appreciation for volunteers and administrators – their efforts contribute hugely to young people being able to participate.
  • Inform the teacher of any new or changed injury, health or welfare issue which they consider is appropriate for them to know.
  • Withholding a child from training or competition should never be used as a form of punishment.
  • Promote the reputation of dance and take all possible steps to prevent it from being brought into disrepute.
  • Remember that young people participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
  • Never ridicule or admonish a young person for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  • Support all efforts to remove bad or abusive language and unsporting behaviour.