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South London Youth Theatre Privacy policy

This is the Privacy Policy for South London Youth Theatre.
We aim to offer a transparent view as to how we use and store personal data in line with the GDPR.

You have the right and may at any time request the personal information that we hold, you may also request for your personal details to be deleted from our database or to unsubscribe from marketing emails.

We promise to keep your data safe. We do not pass on or sell any data we collect on our website to any other third party.

 

 

Who are we

South London Youth Theatre is a performing arts school providing performing arts training for children and young people.

What personal data we collect and what we do with it

We collect the following personal data from you:

Basic contact details: We collect your name, email address and you also have the option whether you would like to opt in to receive more information on SLYT. Marketing material on classes and workshops and newsletters. If you decide to opt in to receive emails for marketing purposes we will save your email address to our mailchimp data base and you have the right to unsubscribe to these emails at any time. We use mailchimp as it is fully GPRS compliant.

SLYT Classes: When you sign your child up for our classes we collect your name, your child’s full name so we are able to register them, your child’s age, date of birth and school year so we are able to ensure they are placed in the correct class and age group, your email address so we are able to send you a confirmation and full details of your child’s place, emergency contact telephone numbers for health and safety purposes should we need to contact you during your child’s time with us, your postal address for health and safety purposes, emergency and personal information on your child for health and safety and child protraction purposes and permissions on who will collect your child including their name and contact number for child protection purposes. You also have the option to let us know where you heard about us to give us a better understanding of how our marketing is working and to let us know which school your child attends so we are able to place children who may attend the same school in the same group so they see a familiar face. Finally you have the option whether you would like to opt in to receive more information on SLYT marketing material on classes, workshops and newsletters. If you decide to opt in to receive emails for marketing purposes we will save your email address to our mailchimp data base and you have the right to unsubscribe to these emails at any time. We use mailchimp as it is fully GPRS compliant.

Summer workshop details: When you sign your child up for a summer workshop we collect your name, your child’s full name so we are able to register them, your child’s age, date of birth and school year so we are able to ensure they are placed in the correct workshop, your email address so we are able to send you a confirmation and full details of your child’s place, emergency contact telephone numbers for health and safety purposes should we need to contact you during your child’s time at their workshop, your postal address for health and safety purposes, emergency and personal information on your child for health and safety and child protraction purposes and permissions on who will collect your child including their name and contact number for child protection purposes. You also have the option to let us know where you heard about us to give us a better understanding of how our marketing is working and to let us know which school your child attends so we are able to place children who may attend the same school in the same group so they see a familiar face. Finally you have the option whether you would like to opt in to receive more information on SLYT marketing material on classes, workshops and newsletters. If you decide to opt in to receive emails for marketing purposes we will save your email address to our mailchimp data base and you have the right to unsubscribe to these emails at any time. We use mailchimp as it is fully GPRS compliant.

How we use your personal data

We use your personal data for the following purposes:
To keep you up to date with details and information of your child’s class which includes reminders of performances, class fee payments and course content including scripts and information packs.

We are required for health and safety purposes to share your child’s name and any medical information disclosed to us with your child’s class teacher. As a data controller SLYT have issued all freelance tutors with a data processor agreement meaning they are legally bound not to share or discuss your child’s personal information.

If you have chosen to opt in to receive more information on SLYT marketing material on classes, workshops and newsletters we will use the email address provided to send you information on these topics.

You can unsubscribe from our direct marketing at any time by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link in any of our emails or by emailing us at [email protected]

Security Precautions in place to Protect your information

We take the security of any personal information you provide us with extremely seriously. Data from all contact us, booking and enrolment forms are stored in a password encrypted site in the cloud. Data which is documented for the use of classes and workshops for example registers, emergency contact details and medical information once processed are stored in password protected files on SLYT desktop and mobile devices.

If you enrol your child on a course with SLYT we will share your child’s name, class details, medical information and in some circumstances emergency contact details with your child’s class teacher who will be required to sign a data processor agreement.

How long we keep your personal data for

Data received through enrolment forms is uploaded manually into our database software. Our database is stored both in encrypted files on office-based hardware and backed up regularly in our encrypted cloud-based server. Access to these files is restricted through password protection and only available to authorised staff members.

Registers and emergency contact lists created from student data are stored in encrypted files on office-based hardware and backed up regularly in our encrypted cloud-based server. Access to these files is restricted through password protection and only available to authorised staff members.

Hard copies of registers and emergency contacts are carried by authorised staff members. They are locked away while not in use. When they are no longer in use or out-dated, they are destroyed thoroughly.

Our standard retention policy (without the data subject’s right to access, rectification and erasure etc.) is THREE YEARS post final attendance.

Exceptions to our retention policy:

– Financial records are kept for 6 years due to legal obligation

– First Aid records are kept for 21 years due to legal obligation

– Child Safeguarding records are kept indefinitely on a case-by-case basis, the minimum these will stored for is 6 years due to legal obligation.

– Bank details are deleted after the action concerning them is complete

Who Has Access To Your Information

We do not sell or rent your information to any third parties. You will only receive information from SLYT.

We do however have third party service providers who will have information – Mailchimp our marketing platform, if you subscribe via a link it is via Mailchimp and you can unsubscribe at any time via a link at the bottom of the emails. When submitting a Contact Us form, Free Trial Form, Summer School Booking or School Booking From our website host 123 – Reg processes this information and sends it on to our 123 – webmail and gmail email address where the information is stored and processed for the stated time frame (see above section entitled “How long we keep your personal data for”) or you request your information to be removed by SLYT.

There are certain instances where sharing information is crucial to our business processes.

Freelance Teachers:

All SLYT tutors are freelance staff, we have confidentiality and data processor agreements in place. Teachers will never be provided with personal details aside from participant’s first names, any medical information that is pertinent to the running of a class (subject to consent from the data subject). In the case of after school clubs for Health and Safety Purposes emergency contact numbers for each child may also be provided and you will be informed if this is the case via an email confirmation.

Child Performance Licensing:

Should a child require a performance licence, SLYT are legally required to provide some personal data to local councils (including but not limited to: full name, date of birth and school details). This is an optional consent, which will be sought at the time of sending participation consent forms.

Child Safeguarding Concerns:

In the unlikely event SLYT has a safeguarding concern in relation to one of participants, SLYT are legally required to provide data to the safeguarding board at the local council.

Event Programmes:

SLYT may occasionally produce programmes for events. These will only ever contain the name of a child appearing (unless otherwise consented to). The name of a child’s class may also be included. Participants/their Parent and/or Guardians may choose if they want to be included in the programme when they agree to participate at an event.

Photos/Videos of Participants

SLYT often uses footage/photos used from shows, performances and classes for marketing purposes both in print media and the website.

Some attendees at events may film/take photos for their own personal use (e.g. parents of other participants). Participants/their Parent and/or Guardians may choose if they do not wish themselves/their child to be depicted.

Social Media:

SLYT regularly share photos/videos of students in workshops, events and performances through social media platforms including; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Email. These will never be shared with any identifying information (age, location etc.). There may be times where we will share first names.

Public Events:

If a child participates in a public event or performance with SLYT and the event has not been directly organised by SLYT, we cannot be held responsible for any images and / or videos taken by members of the public.

Links to other websites

Our website contains hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. This Privacy Policy does not apply to those other websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk. We urge you to read other sites privacy policy.

Cookies

Like most websites we use cookies to a small extent to help us gage where in the world our audience are, what web pages are popular and how long people stay on the site. This is anonymous and we do not get any personal data such as emails, names with this data so cannot match it to individuals. However it is a handy tool for us to see what works and what doesn’t so we can deliver a better service. It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences.

Opt out

We take great care to ensure that all data collected is stored safely under encrypted security but if for any reason you would like us to remove your data from our system please go to the opt out page and complete the form and your data will be deleted within 14 days.

HOW DO I AUDITION?

The audition takes place on Sunday 23rd June 2019.

from 5pm – 8pm.  You will be required to attend the full day.

Complete the SENIOR APPLICATION FORM from the www.SLYT.co.uk website and submit as soon as possible and prior to the audition.

Once your application is submitted you will receive a confirmation

e-mail requesting payment of £25 for the audition workshop.

The audition venue is confirmed upon receipt of both your Application and payment.

 

WHAT FORM DOES THE AUDITION TAKE?

Our auditions take the form of an all-day workshop in three stages: Singing, then Movement/dance, finishing with an Acting/character workshop. You will audition in groups for the SLYT Production team as well as guest panelists from the West End.

The audition is designed to be challenging and fun, in a very encouraging and supportive environment!

 

DO I NEED TO PREPARE ANYTHING FOR MY AUDITION?

You will need to prepare a musical theatre song of your choice and provide piano sheet music for this song.

It should be a maximum of 3 minutes duration, and any cuts should be clearly marked for our accompanist.

 

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

Bring piano sheet music for your chosen song for the accompanist. (No backing tracks or unaccompanied singing please).

Bring also a bottle of water and a packed lunch/snack for the breaks.

You may wish to bring a change of clothes for the dance audition, and wear something more appropriate for the more formal Singing and Acting workshops.  This may help you present your character.

 

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

You will be notified by letter within 10 days of the audition.

If you accept your place and role within the company you will need to obtain a parents signature to confirm your acceptance and also send a deposit to secure your place.  This will be outlined in your acceptance letter.

 

WHEN DOES THE WORKSHOP AND PRODUCTION TAKE PLACE?

The course takes place from Monday 5th – Friday 9th August, then resumes on Monday 12th – Saturday 17th August, from 10am to 6pm every day, except for production days on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th August, when call times reflect the performances.  The 2 final shows are at 2.30pm and 7.30pm on Saturday 17th August 2016.

Full commitment to all of the 11 days is required.  Please do not submit an application if you are not able to commit to the full workshop.

All rehearsals take place at St Faiths Centre, Red Post Hill, Dulwich,

SE24 9JQ and all technical rehearsals and performances take place at the Prissian Theatre.

 

IF I AM SELECTED FOR THE SLYT COMPANY, HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

The cost of the 2-week workshop is £345 per student and this includes all costumes, props and an allocation of free tickets for the performances at the Prissian Theatre, Dulwich, SE22 8TE.

 

GUIDELINES FOR AUDITIONEES.

Places in the company and roles within the production will be allocated based on the merit of your audition.

No prior commitment or attendance at South London Youth Theatre will be taken into account when making casting decisions.

 

FUNDING

SLYT is happy to advise any potential student on ways to fund their place on the workshop through sponsorship and in some cases may consider assisted places for those unable to meet the full cost of the course.

Douglas Hansell

Musical Director & Singing Teacher

Douglas has just returned from a five month tour with Australia’s flagship Sydney Theatre Company in the political satire, De Ja Revue. More local work in the past year includes The Killer Beside Me (October Films), Manhattan Parisienne (The Other Palace) Thirty Three (Leicester Square Theatre), and Beauty and the Beast (Regal Theatre, Worcestershire)

Other theatre credits include Titanic (Charing Cross Theatre), When Blair Had Bush and Bunga (Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh), A Doll’s House (Seymour Centre, Sydney), Open For Business (Sydney Theatre Company), Going Bush (Bush Theatre London), Oedipus Rex (Sydney Festival), Freud’s Last Session (Sydney’s Theatre Royal), Macbeth, The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Windamere’s Fan (Darlinghurst Theatre Company), Neighbourhood Watch, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt (Ensemble Theatre), Emily Eyefinger (Monkey Baa Theatre Company), The Temperamentals (New Theatre), The Cold Child (Griffin Theatre Co.), Actors At Work (Bell Shakespeare Co).

Film and television credits include The Silent (Lightning Oak Productions), The Ghost of Cassley (ZDF), Critical (SkyUK), Home and Away (Channel 7, Australia), Underbelly (UBB Productions), All Saints (Channel 7, Australia), Failure To Thrive (Nicky Bentham), Critical (Sky UK), Tell Me How You See The Sky (Palmer Productions), The Code (ABC, Australia), 36 Squad (Breakaway TV).

As a teacher, Doug has worked with SLYT, Urdang Academy, Mountview, City Academy and Associated Studios. He is currently the director of the City Academy Collective Chorus.

Training: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

Daisy Horan

Production Designer & Dance Teacher

Daisy started as an SLYT student back in 2013 appearing in Hairspray, The Wiz and Les Miserables in 2015.  After studying performing arts at University she has grown and honed her craft as a designer and choreographer and she is the first SLYT student to progress to the team of teachers.

She has worked with Off The Middle, Crooked Tree Theatre and Taxi Man Productions and more as a set & costume designer, hair & makeup artist and performer. She also runs her freelance design business alongside teaching weekly at South London Youth Theatre.  For SLYT Daisy has taken creative control of the set design for The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, make-up and hair for Edward Scissorhands, and she also created the enchanted object costumes for our production of Beauty and the Beast.

JON ROBYNS

PATRON & WORKSHOP LEADER

Jon is currently playing King George in the West End production of Hamilton.

“I am thrilled to support the work of SLYT and look forward to working with the students myself in the future!”

His stage credits include: Robbie Hart in The Wedding Singer (UK Tour); Eddie in Sister Act (UK Tour); Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde (Curve Theatre, Leicester); Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Alternate Huey in Memphis (Shaftesbury Theatre); Adam Nehemiah in Dessa Rose (Trafalgar Studios); Jamie in The Last Five Years (Greenwich Theatre); Galahad in Spamalot (Harold Pinter and Playhouse Theatres); Hollis in Road Show (Menier Chocolate Factory); Enjolras in Les Miserablés (Queen’s Theatre); Marius in Les Miserablés (Queen’s Theatre), Princeton/Rod in Avenue Q (Noel Coward Theatre); Mark in Rent (English Theatre Frankfurt); Alternate Chris in Miss Saigon (UK tour).

Recording: Memphis (Original London Cast), Solo Album ‘Open Book’ (Curtain Records); Enjolras in Les Miserablés 25th Anniversary

Jon trained at Mountview Academy of Performing Arts.

Katharine Woolley

Associate Musical Director & Founder Musical Director

Katharine trained at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at The Royal Academy of Music. She is currently the Children’s Musical Director for the RSC production of Matilda in London’s West End.  Previously to this she was Assistant Conductor for The Jersey Boys, West End, as well as playing keyboards for the show. Other work includes Avenue Q (West end), Beauty and the Beast (UK tour) and CATS (Arena tour). Katharine established her own theatre school, Stage By Stage Theatre Arts, based in South-west London alongside teaching singing at many local theatre schools including South London Youth Theatre.  For SLYT Katharine was Musical Director on our productions of Fame, Hairspray, The Wiz, Les Miserables and The Lion King!

Katharine’s next job will be as Musical Director on one of the most hotly anticipated West End shows of 2019!

Kate Cohen

Drama Teacher/Director and Infant Performing Arts Leader

 

Kate has been teaching at SLYT since 2015 and has loved every minute. She has Directed all of our Junior Summer Workshops including The Lion King, Matilda, Beauty and the Beast and Oliver! and she is the creator and founder of our Infant Performing arts class.  Kate teaches drama to all of our main school students and has directed our students in The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe.

Having trained as an actress at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, Kate spent many years working as an actor playing Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at the Catford Broadway Theatre, working with Creation Theatre Company and appearing in The Hired Man, in the Brits off Broadway season in New York.  Whilst acting she worked extensively as a teacher before deciding to focus solely on teaching when she started a family.

Kate’s favourite thing about teaching drama is encouraging students to work as an ensemble, which is at the heart of SLYT’s work.

Joe Hood

Associate Musical Director

 

Based in London, Joe works with an array of theatre companies, performing arts schools and composers, as a musical director, arranger, pianist, keyboard/accordion player and audition accompanist.

Productions include: Sweeney Todd (South London Youth Theatre), Peter Pan (Plymouth Theatre Royal), A Christmas Carol (Simply Theatre, Geneva), The Addams Family (UK Tour), The Mother Life (Showcase at Wyndham’s Theatre), Rent (UK Tour & St James Theatre), The Red Shoes (Sadler’s Wells), Exposure (St James Theatre), Anything Can Happen (RWCMD), Into the Woods (RWCMD), Top Hat (Tour of UK & Japan), Rock of Ages (UK Tour), Legally Blonde (UK Tour), Mamma Mia (International Tour), Rent (RWCMD), Oliver! (Simply Theatre, Geneva), And The World Goes ‘Round (RWCMD), Unilever: People Are Beautiful (The Roundhouse), The Martyr (Soho Theatre), Godspell (Simply Theatre, Geneva), 24 Hour Plays (Old Vic), Mr Stink (UK Tour), Christmas With The Stars (BFM, Geneva), Boogie Nights (Wyvern Theatre, Swindon), Ed (Edinburgh Fringe), Children of Eden (The Arden), Sleeping Beauty (Unicorn Theatre), Raindogs (Trafalgar Studios), A Spoonful of Stiles & Drewe (Her Majesty’s Theatre), Notes In Heels (Duchess Theatre), Myths & Hymns (The Finborough), My Fair Lady (Larnaca, Cyprus), Bugsy Malone (Orbit Studio, Cardiff). As a dep keyboard player: 42nd Street (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Annie (Piccadilly Theatre), Dreamgirls (Savoy Theatre), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Savoy Theatre), Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace Theatre & UK Tour), Top Hat (Aldwych Theatre), Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre), and Me & My Girl (UK Tour).

Recording credits include: Strange Interlude (NT Lyttelton Theatre), The Winslow Boy (Old Vic/AA Theatre, Broadway), Confused.com Adverts (Angel Studios), and Much Ado About Nothing (Wyndham’s Theatre).

Joe graduated from Trinity College of Music (London) in 2008 with a 1st class BMus (Hons) degree. He specialised in piano, musical direction, arrangement and music technology.

 

EAMONN O’DWYER

Musical Director & Singing Teacher

 

Eamonn is a highly sought after British composer and has been working with SLYT at our weekly classes since 2011.  An Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, he has worked as a musician in theatres all over the world.  As a composer he has written original music for Mrs Beeton Says… (Bristol Old Vic Theatre School);  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (NYMT, The Other Palace); The Comedy of Errors (RSC, UK Tour);  Flesh & Bone (National Theatre Studio); One Voice (Old Vic); Julius Caesar Re-imagined (RSC, Swan); Grimm Tales & Peter Pan (Chichester Festival Theatre); Improbable Fiction (Mill at Sonning); Hansel & Gretel, Alice in Winterland, The Wind in the Willows, The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, A Christmas Carol, HamletTess of the d’Urbervilles & Arabian Nights (Rose Theatre, Kingston); Three Sunrises (St James Theatre RE:act); The House of Mirrors & Hearts & The Man Who Was Thursday (Arcola Theatre); A Flea in Her Ear (Tabard Theatre); Stones in his Pockets (Dukes, Lancaster); Five Children & It (Tristan Bates); Portia Coughlan (Old Red Lion); Around the World in Eighty Days, Sherlock Holmes & The Glass Menagerie (Chipping Norton Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing ​(Stockholm English Speaking Theatre);  A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Barakura Festival Theatre, Japan); The Massacre ​​(Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds); Liquorice & Smokerings ​​(New Wolsey, Ipswich); and Frankenstein (Dorset Corset Theatre Company).

 

The score for his original musical The House of Mirrors & Hearts won the MTM Award for Best New Score at the Edinburgh Festival in 2010, and after its critically acclaimed run at the Arcola Theatre in 2015, received its US premiere in July 2016.

BEN LEVY

Musical Director & Singing Teacher

 

Ben is currently working toward an MA in Musical Direction at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts whilst also teaching at schools including SLYT and Italia Conti Associates Petersfield.

Ben is a highly accomplished musical director and singing teacher. After graduating from The University of York with BA (Hons) in Music, he was appointed as Musical Director for Military Wives Choir, York and he conducted the choir through their very busy concert series until July 2018. Highlights included performances with Lulu and Alfie Boe, singing for Remembrance Sunday at York Minster and Scarborough Open Air Proms and work on three album recordings. Ben was also Musical Director for Harmonize Contemporary Choir, Park Grove Children’s Choir and Vocal Point.

He also worked as Assistant MD/Keyboard on the tour of John Rutter’s children’s opera The Piper of Hamelin for National Youth Music Theatre.

Ben is in high demand as a singing teacher, having taught extensively for stage schools, colleges and as a workshop tutor with recent projects as Guest Musical Director including BBC York in Harmony (for BBC Radio York), Damien Poole Theatre Arts (DPTA), Royal and Derngate Theatre, Northampton and PQA. Since 2016, he has been Course Director and Senior Tutor at Riverside Musical Theatre Summer School for Riverside Theatre, Ulster University. When not teaching and conducting, Ben is a registered music examiner for ICMA Contemporary Music Examination Board.

Spencer James

Artistic Director

Spencer established SLYT in 2010. Having taught drama and dance at all of the major franchised performing arts schools in and around London, he noticed a gap in the market for professional standard training in a local setting. Today SLYT attracts 200 students to its weekly classes, which lead to 6 full-scale productions each year at theatres across London.

Spencer trained as an actor at the GSA Conservatoire and at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, gaining his B A Honours degree in 2003.

Professional theatre credits in London include The Scarecrow in The Wiz, Conrad Birdie in Bye Bye Birdie, Genie of The Lamp in Aladdin and Satan in Jerry Springer The Opera.

Spencer created the role of Shere Khan in a new musical adaptation of The Jungle Book, written by Richard Taylor and also played Billy Flynn in Chicago, touring Europe.

Television credits include Casualty, Doctors, Berkeley Square and the role of Archie in Love In A Cold Climate, all for the BBC.

Uniform Guide

Your child’s South London Youth Theatre T-SHIRT should form part of the SLYT uniform to include:

BLACK bottoms (leggings/tracksuit bottoms/stretchy trousers)
BLACK daps/Jazz shoes/Trainers
(Please do not send your child to class in any of the following:
flip flops/sandals/birkenstocks/heavy shoes/boots/Dr Martins/Ugg Boots. These items are not appropriate for the activity).

SLYT branded T-shirt.
Uniform should be worn to EVERY SLYT class (except Wednesday Senior Drama)

Girls should never wear dresses or skirts to any class as this is not practical for movement and leads to girls having to sit out of exercises.

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Consent Form for Photography at South London Youth Theatre

Still photography and videography are core facets of the performing arts. South London Youth Theatre (SLYT) commissions photography for rehearsals, performances and back stage preparations. These images are used in print, on our website and our social media profiles for SLYT publicity purposes.  They are a mandatory part of SLYT.  They will never be used out of context or by an unauthorised third party. Photographs may continue to be used after a student leaves SLYT.

To comply with Data Protection regulations, we require written consent to this for all students as follows:

By completing this form you grant full rights to use the images resulting from  photography / video filming to SLYT, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for publicity or other purposes to help achieve SLYT’s aims.

Acceptance of this is essential for SLYT membership.

If any student or parent does NOT wish their images to be used in future publicity please contact Spencer James to discuss.

Additional information that you may wish to know:

  1. Images will be held in accordance with Data Protection regulations.
  2. Students’ names will not be attached to photographs without consent.
  3. Parents may ask to see SLYT’s photography agreement

 
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