STEP Code of Ethics

  • It is mandatory that ALL assistant’s wear the required dress code when assisting classes.
  • Assistants are expected to have perfect attendance. Should you be ill, or are in need of a sub it is your responsibility to notify the studio office and find a suitable substitute. The replacement must be a fellow STEP member trained in the discipline of your assisting class.
  • Assistants are expected to be punctual. We ask you arrive 15 minutes prior to your class time to line the students up in the hallways, help the teacher to set up their studio and take some time to interact with parents and students before class begins.
  • Assistants are expected to come to class with a binder, keeping track of what is done each week in class and making note of choreography. Should the teacher need to step out of the class room the assistant is expected to pick up where they leave off following the notes they have made in their binder.
  • Assistants are expected to demonstrate respect for all Dance Magic Staff, students and parents at all times. There is a zero tolerance behaviour policy. Students behaving inappropriately at any time will be removed from the STEP program and parents will be involved. This includes behavior in their personal classes.
  • Members of the STEP program go above and beyond in all areas of life. Reaching out to support our community and inspire others to do the same is of utmost importance. As a member of the STEP program, I agree to also become a part of our associated group – Red Deer’s 100 Kids Who Care.  A group of 100+ youth in our community who come together to raise funds for a local charity of choice.  At each meeting the participants are required to bring a $10 donation that will be given to the charity the group selects as a team. STEP members will participate in TWO 100 Kids Who Care meetings annually.
  • Assistants must treat the studios, the premises, and the possessions of all other dancers with respect, care, and consideration.
  • Assistants are expected to stay up to date on studio happenings/performances and events. Notices are always available on the website or on the studio bulletin board.
  • Assistants should be a source of positive and enthusiastic energy in the classroom while keeping the kids focused on the Instructor. They are expected to be a person who represents personal integrity, leadership, responsibility and professionalism in classes, outside activities and events, and in all interactions with peers and authority figures. They demonstrate the values of Dance Magic Studio at all times, “Where Everyone’s A Star”!
  • Dance Magic’s assistants will recognise the role of dance in the development of the whole person. They will also seek to recognise and develop each student’s potential, whether it lies in dance or in related fields, and offer appropriate guidance for further progress. They are MORE than just great dancers, They are DANCERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE!