School Rules

Dress Code Children

Centre Stage School has a mandatory dress code for all classes.  Please click here to get a full list of uniform and dance attire.

Attendance

At Centre Stage School we take great pride in the professional standards of our classes and public performances.  Our class program is a 15 week commitment and it is essential that all students attend all classes. Registering for a class at Centre Stage is a commitment to our teachers and fellow students to attend class promptly and consistently.

Behaviour

Under no circumstances will bullying of any kind be tolerated.  Centre Stage School will contact the parent of any child bullying another child in order to address the issue.  We are a community and a team, and we demand that all children, parents, teachers and staff treat each other with the utmost respect, care and kindess.

Contacting the Office

Under no circumstances should the class teacher be contacted by a parent directly on their personal phone via SMS or WhatsApp. Please contact Centre Stage Office directly with any queries or concerns.  Please notify the office in case of absence. Students arriving ten minutes after class begins may be asked to observe the class. Proper warm-up exercises, as in any physical activity, are critical to building a solid technical foundation and for injury prevention. Only under extreme cases of illness can it be acceptable for a child to miss a performance as all performance work is GROUP BASED. Having one person missing creates huge problems for their fellow class members. Dates for performances are always given well in advance and any absenteeism has to be notified to the office staff in Centre Stage as early as possible. During the rehearsal process for a show, no more than 2 absences will be allowed (unless for severe medical reasons) or you may be asked to withdraw from the show.

Toileting Policy

All students (with the exception of Toddler Tots as it is a parent and child class) must be fully toilet trained.

No two children will be permitted to enter the toilet cubicle together - this is to ensure your child's privacy as well as their safety.

A staff member will always accompany young children to the toilet and wait outside the toilet door. 

We are unable to assist students while on the toilet. If they ask for help to wipe their bums or to pull up their pants, we will simply stand at the door of the bathroom and talk them through the process.

️If a child has an accident during class, please be assured it will be treated in a sensitive and supportive way.  A staff member will accompany them to the toilet and encourage him/her to change out of the wet clothes and into dry clothes (We have a supply of small underwear, leggings and socks in the school).  

If your child is asking for physical assistance to change, the following procedure is in place:
One staff member will enter the toilet cubicle to assist you child, making sure that the door is slightly open.  A second staff member will wait outside the door but must be in a position to see into the toilet cubicle.  One or two staff members can never be with a child inside the toilet cubicle with the door closed.  This is for both the child and staff members' protection.

If your child becomes very upset after he/she has a toileting accident and a staff member can clearly see that the child needs their parent/guardian, we will make contact. 

Testimonials

Lucy has been attending Centre Stage since the age of 4.  I can’t thank the teachers and staff enough for all they instill in our kids; the talent, confidence & camaraderie inside those doors are so important, and it's a privilege for any child to be part of, and something which they’ll carry with them through life. 

Lisa Punch

My daughter Aoibhe Lilly has attended Centre Stage for the past 5 years. The overall experience has been phenomenal. She has always enjoyed the high standard of classes on offer. Centre Stage offers a caring, nurturing environment, where love of arts is encouraged, in a place where children can dance, act, sing, laugh and have fun, making lifelong friends and memories. In Aoibhes own words 'It's my happy place'!

Eilish O'Leary

My daughter has been attending Centre Stage School for 4 years. She started with Theatre Tots and moved on ward from there. The musical theatre classes have been instrumental in the development of her self-confidence, as well as her great love for music and dance. The teachers and staff include and encourage all children of all abilities, and each child has a chance to shine. I couldn’t recommend Centre Stage School highly enough. Thank you to everyone there for the amazing work you do!  

Caroline Hayes