DPSA TEACHING MEMBERS SHOULD BEHAVE WITH INTEGRITY AT ALL TIMES BY:
Upholding and enhancing the good standard and reputation of Dance for Parkinson’s SA.
Being courteous and respectful to everyone (colleagues, business contacts,
class participants and the general public).
Working in a positive and co-operative manner with other individuals, dance professionals
Respecting the confidentiality of colleagues and students.
Dealing honestly with money, information, people and resources.
Ensuring that the facilities in which they practice are adequately maintained and
constitute a safe learning environment.
Not posting negative remarks on social media networks.
Seeking to promote equal opportunities and avoid discrimination against any
individual based on nationality, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability,
Storing all personal data collected for class purposes in a manner which protects
individuals and not providing such data to any other person or organisation without
the signed consent of the individual concerned.
Maintaining a level of awareness of developments in Parkinson’s research and
management and participating in DPSA congresses in the interests of
Continuing Professional Development.
A teacher may seek publicity for his or her own services, and advertise his
or her services, achievements and school in any way consistent with the dignity
of Dance for Parkinson’s SA.
A teacher should not publish, or cause to be published, any notice,
newspaper, advertisement or any other matter likely to damage the standing
of DPSA or to damage or depreciate the reputation of any colleague or service
offered by others.
Teaching members will have the right of access to personalised DPSA
A DPSA teacher may teach under whatever name or title he or she sees fit.
Member teachers may use the DPSA logo and the words “in association with”
on their advertising materials. DPSA members MAY NOT use the Dance for
PD® (New York) logo on their advertising materials unless they have
completed the Dance for PD® full certification.
A teacher should not use any title, description or designatory letters to
which he or she is not entitled.
Any teaching member found by the directors of the DPSA Association to be willingly in violation of
the above requirements to the detriment of the association, might be requested to resign from membership.
If any member be requested to resign under the provisions of the preceding clause he may within
fourteen days from the date of the notice given to request a hearing before a Committee composed
of not less than three or more than seven persons appointed by the directors for the purpose.
Upon receipt of such request the directors shall take steps to appoint and call a Committee
and give notice to the member of the date, time and place when he will be heard.
A Committee may make regulations for its own conduct and the conduct of the hearing.
Upon conclusion of the hearing the Committee shall make known as soon as practicable,
its findings of fact to the member affected and to the directors and may, but shall not be
bound to make recommendations to the directors as to any penalty which in their opinion
should be imposed upon the member. Neither the Association nor the member shall be entitled
to any review of the findings of fact.
After the receipt by the directors of the recommendations of the Committee, the Board shall give
notice to the member of the penalty (if any) it imposes, and such penalty may include a demand
for his immediate resignation or his expulsion.
DPSA NON-TEACHING MEMBERS SHOULD, AT ALL TIMES:
Uphold and enhance the good standard and reputation of DPSA.
Not post negative remarks on social media networks.
Seek to assist and promote the goals of DPSA through volunteering time / resources /
services wherever possible and also through word of mouth.